Summer camp is not over, MDC hosting a free one in KC

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Kansas City, Mo. – So if you wish summer camp hadn’t ended so soon, or you didn’t get to go, or hadn’t been in decades, lament not. The staff at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is firing up a campfire, games and crafts. All ages are welcome to attend the Center’s free Summer in the City event 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29.

This event gives families a chance to go to “camp” for an evening in the heart of Kansas City, 4750 Troost Ave. Discovery Center’s outdoor classroom with native plants, trees and trails is fun to visit in any season. For camp night, Discovery Center will include activities such as archery, fire starting, fishing rod casting game, nature art, and camp games. Or visitors can just enjoy a summer evening strolling in the outdoor garden. Popcorn will be served at the campfire.

“We want people to enjoy the fun parts of summer again before school starts,” said Heather Shellenberg, MDC education specialist. “It’s a chance for families to get outside one more time before kids head back inside for school.”

For more information, call 816-759-7300. Information about the Discovery Center is available at