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Magic Camp. Circus Camp. Comedy Camp. Balloon Art Camp. Great fun, new skills, and kids develop presentation skills and confidence! Abra Kid Abra offers one-week day camps at community centers and schools throughout the St. Louis area all summer for kids ages 6-12. Half- and full-day sessions are available.

Camps culminate with the kids putting on a family show. Plus, you are likely to get your own nightly show of the new material your child learns each day! We also offer three academic camps that hone math and reading skils through learning magic! To find a location near you, or for more information, visit or call 314-961-6912.

Join us at Apple Camp for three-day workshops where kids ages 8-12 bring their imaginations to life. They'll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Each workshop ends with the Apple Camp Showcase so campers can share their finished products. Workshops are held at West County Center and the Saint Louis Galleria in July and early August.

Camps are free, but reservations are required. Reserve online at

3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

At this special week-long, half-day summer camp with artist and animator Sarah Paulsen, kids ages 9 - 13 learn the ins and outs of stop-motion animation. Participants will create collage, claymation, and live-action animation videos, completing their own short film to take home and share at the end of the week.

Camp will be held Monday-Friday, July 28 - August 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $125; $75 for CAM Family Members (includes supply fee).

Sarah Paulsen has taught art and animation through the Saint Louis Art Museum, Washington University, SCOSAG, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Lewis and Clark Institute, and Columbia Public Schools. She currently teaches at Jefferson College and Marian Middle School.

Learn more at or call 314-535-4660.

332 Stable Lane
Wentzville, MO 63385

Therapeutic Horsemanship offers full-day and half-day summer camps for children of all abilities, ages 5 and up. Summer camps are designed with each individual camper's goals in mind. Campers are grouped according to age and ability.

Camps include horseback riding, learning about horses, grooming, tack, etc. Campers will also participate in arts and crafts and outside games and activities. Camps are staffed by Therapeutic Horsemanship's certified riding instructors, therapists, and highly trained horse handlers and volunteers.


800 Maryville Centre Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

'Experience' the arts with a wide variety of fun and imaginative Chesterfield Arts summer camps and evening art classes. Children Pre-K – 12th grade can enroll in one or more consecutive summer art camps each week. Half-day sessions are 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Evening classes are offered for any age and ability one night per week for six weeks.

The Kaleidoscope Program enhances creativity and motor skills for children and adults with varying special needs. Taught by professional artists and educators, Chesterfield Arts classes and camps include cartooning, drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, stop animation, mosaics and mixed media.

Sessions begin June 3 and continue through August 20. Call 636-519-1955 or visit for registration and more information.



For more than 130 years, Y Camps have been providing kids opportunities to learn, have fun, and create lasting friendships. Y camps have something for every interest – from traditional outdoor camps to dozens of themed camps involving exciting adventures, sports, games, arts, dance and much more.

Sign up at any one of 16 Y branches that offer camps. Ages 3 to 16. Camps run all summer from June 2 to August 8. Some begin May 27. Half-day and full-day camps available. Check with your local branch as options vary.

Call 314-436-1177. Or, register online at



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