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Camp Prairie Schooner

​Located between Lee's Summit and Independence, MO, Camp Prairie Schooner sits high on the bluffs of the Little Blue River and is located about 15 miles south east of downtown Kansas City. With 176 wooded acres, Prairie Schooner feels like wilderness in the heart of the metropolitan area. Property Map
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Prairie Schooner features a dining hall, five permatent units, four buildings for troop use, a 40-foot rappel tower, archery range, swimming pool (pool open for service unit day camps only), zipline, hiking, orienteering, letterboxing, geocaching, an amphitheater and an outdoor classroom.

The dining hall at Prairie Schooner seats about 200. Owl's Nest is a small cabin with a wrap around porch and has a kitchen, stone fireplace, bathroom, and shower and laundry facilities. Dewitt Lodge also has a shower and bathroom, fireplace, and kitchen. Two newly built troop houses situated in the meadow of Neal Lodge have kitchens, indoor showers and restrooms, and wireless internet access. All indoor facilities have mattresses, and all outdoor sites except for primitive sites have cots, mattresses, latrines, and open-air showers.

This wooded site has creeks, hills, and the Dr. Sam Wilson nature trail which circles the property. You'll never know you're still in the city!

Camps are closed to Troop Camping for Resident Camp and Day Camps May 22 - August 3. 

Unit Day
Troop Day
Only Fee*
Overnight Fee

Owl's Nest N/A 16 N/A $53
A quaint cabin with a full kitchen, shower and restrooms, fireplace, heating and A/C, and beautiful wrap-around deck.

Dewitt Lodge N/A 24 N/A $80
This home is nestled in the woods and offers a shower and restrooms, a full kitchen, heating and A/C, and a fireplace.

Neal Lodge 200 N/A $50 N/A
This large dining or activity hall has a full commercial kitchen,
restrooms, heat, and a large, shaded deck.

Oregon Trail Center N/A 20 N/A $120
California Trail Center 30 20 $30 $120
These modern twin bungalows offer heat and A/C, full kitchens, restrooms and showers, bunk beds, private leader rooms, free wireless internet, and internet ready flat screen TVs. Both trail houses are wheelchair accessible.

Flint 72 36 $30 $60
Conestoga N/A 36 N/A $60
Covered Wagon N/A 36 N/A $60
Buckboard N/A 36 N/A $60
Packtrain A
(Tents 1-4)
​N/A 16​ N/A​ $30​
Packtrain B
(Tents 5-8)
N/A​ ​16 N/A​ $30​
Packtrain A & B N/A
32 N/A $60
Outdoor units with 9 permatents each. Permatents are wooden cabins with canvas flaps covering the doors and windows. Each unit has a sheltered unit house for gatherings. Buckboard is wheelchair accessible.
Note: When reserved separately, Packtrain A and B are camp sharing reservations. Community area (unit house, camp equipment, latrines, fire circle, parking) are shared by troops.

Pool Meadow
40 20 $11 $22
This primitive campsite is ideal for tent camping.
A water source and latrines are close by.

Farmer's Field
40 20 $11 $22
This primitive campsite is ideal for tent camping.

Outdoor Classroom
20 N/A $6 N/A
This unique classroom has tiered bench seating
with desks and a full chalkboard.

120 N/A $33 N/A
Built into a hillside in the woods, this outdoor theatre
has tiered bench seating and a stage.

*Day use allows a four (4) hour block of access to the unit. Multiple day use blocks may be reserved and will include an hour in between each reserved block at no additional charge. Please see units available for day use and the block fees associated in the listing above.

**If reserving day use of Neal Lodge and you wish to reserve the commercial kitchen there is an additional $50 fee. This is a one-time fee for the duration of your reservation blocks of Neal Lodge. Example:  If you reserve Neal lodge from 8:00am to 10:00pm you will pay $50 each for 3 blocks of time plus $50 for additional use of the commercial kitchen, for a total of $200.

If you are reserving the commercial kitchen in Neal Lodge, on-site training and a Food Handler certification is required.

Visit the troop camping page to read about required training, camp rules, frequently asked questions, and activities for girls to do at camp.​​​
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