Kelsey Short Youth Camp

Camping 1.pngKelsey Short Youth Group Camp, located within the Kelsey Short Outdoor Education Campus, is on the East side of Smithville Lake, in Clay County Park, off Collins Road. The area is divided into three large camping areas with plenty of wooded space between each site. The sites are available to youth groups by reservation only. Any youth group wishing to enjoy the great outdoors in a natural setting may contact the Clay County Park Office at (816) 407-3400 for details on reserving an area. 

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Activites for individuals and groups of all ages.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 - FISH Habitat Day

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 - Volunteer Day

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - National Trails Day and Volunteer Day

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 - Volunteer Day

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 - Volunteer Day

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 - Lake and Park Clean-Up Day

For more information about these volunteer opportunities and to becomed involved, contact or call 816-407-3400.

contact us

Department of Parks,
Recreation & Historic Sites

Park Office
17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089


phone: (816) 407-3400
fax: (816) 407-3411