Young Explorers’ Camp 2023


Welcome to our fun summer day camp for all the young explorers in the area. The camp’s programs and activities are focused on exploration, improving observational and outdoor skills, encouraging critical thinking, increasing knowledge of Missouri’s native species, physical activities, and, of course, having fun! Our activities fall under the Missouri Learning Standards and can further reinforce concepts your student is learning in school. Our campers have fun and go home with new knowledge and new friendships.

Who: Register if you are a Young Explorer between the ages of 8-11.

For safety and to make sure every child has a quality experience, we are limiting the number of participants each week to 12 campers, so sign up soon!

Where: Camp is held at our offices in Arrow Rock, MO. Arrow Rock is a National Historic Landmark and a great site for camp because of its rich natural and cultural history. *If you live in Marshall, MO see transportation options below.

When: Camp will be held Monday – Friday for two weeks in June. The first week is June 5th – June 9th. The second week is June 19th – June 23rd. You can sign-up for one week or both!

Camp runs from 8:30 am until 4 pm. Drop off anytime from 8-8:30 am and pick-up anytime from 4- 4:30 pm. Note: We are a small camp and therefore have the ability to be quite flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, so let us know if there is a conflict. If you live in Marshall, MO there is another transportation option described below.

Cost: $100 for one week and $180 for two weeks per camper. Note: You need to sign-up for both weeks ahead of time to receive the discount. Cost includes a healthy lunch, two snacks, a reusable water bottle, and an Exploration Kit!

Exploration Kit includes:

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Nature Journal
  • Butterfly Net
  • Aquatic Insect Net
  • Hand Magnifier
  • Bug Observation Container
  • Pencils and Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Case

Scholarships: We have scholarships available for interested young explorers who require financial assistance. To apply, fill out the form below and email it to Camp Director, Laura Semken, at by Tuesday, May 16th. You may also request a paper copy.

Transportation: We are excited to continue to provide a transportation option for the young explorers who live in the Marshall, MO area. We have partnered with OATS Transit to provide buses to and from Arrow Rock from camper’s homes in Marshall or from a central location(s) depending on the number of sign-ups. Pick-up time will be around 7-7:30 am and drop-off time will be around 4:30 – 5 pm. If you are interested in this option, please fill out this form and email it to the Camp Director, Laura Semken, at You may also request a paper copy. Note: If you have used OATS transit last year and have the same information and location, you do not need to fill out a new form. Please indicate on your registration form that you will be using the transportation option.

*Routes will be determined based on where campers who sign-up are located. Please use address that you wish your camper to be picked up from and dropped off at on the rider information form.

Registration- Deadline Friday, May 26, 2023.

Click here to fill out the Waiver Form. You may also request a paper Waiver Form that can be mailed.

Click here to fill out the Medical Form. You may also request a paper Medical Form that can be mailed.

Register online:

Hit the Register button above. Then email completed waiver form and medical form to Laura Semken at Pay online by scrolling to the bottom of this page.


Register by mail: 

Request a paper copies of registration, waiver, and medical forms. Then mail them along with your payment (checks made out to MRBO) by Friday, May 26, 2023 to:   


PO Box 16

Arrow Rock, MO 65320


Submission Options

Questions or Concerns?

Feel free to call or email Laura Semken, Camp Director, with any questions or concerns you may have.


Phone: (660)837-3888