Your Go-To Guide to Summer Camps in St. Louis

2021 Summer Camp Guide

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STAGES Performing Arts Academy

STAGES Performing Arts Academy offers an exciting variety of Musical Theatre courses, workshops, and productions for students of all ages and abilities, ages 3 to 18. Classes include Magical Musicals, Act It Out, Dance Intensive, Audition Prep, and more! And don't miss out on our Broadway Performance Workshops of Matilda, Jr., and Carrie: The Musical. It's all at the STAGES Performing Arts Academy this summer!

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Chess Club Summer Camps

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session. Instruction offers a solid basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess.

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    Miss Kelly's Gym Summer Camps

    Need a fun way to beat the heat this summer? Summer Camps at Miss Kelly's are a great way for kids ages 3-10 to burn off some energy all while learning and playing with friends. Camps are packed full of physical activities, gymnastics, and crafts – all in a fun, non-competitive environment. Each camp week will have a new, exciting theme that your child is sure to love!

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    LifeLight Youth Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camps

    Lifelight Youth Theatre's Summer Performing Arts Camps: SING, DANCE, ACT = FUN! Full day camps are offered for ages 3-18. These are action-packed weeks, full of learning, fun and friends! Students will study acting, music and dance as part of the rehearsal process, which also includes learning about theatrical technical elements. Camps end with either a Shareformance or a fully-staged performance! You will want to be a part of our Broadway Performance Camps, Disney's Mary Poppins Jr. and Matilda Jr. Be sure to register early, camps will fill quickly due to small class/cast sizes to enable social distancing. New this summer: Take advantage of our after-camp technique class specials!

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    Olympia Gymnastics Summer Camp

    Olympia Gymnastics Summer Camps are full of activities designed to engage and foster learning. Olympia's trained and safety-certified staff are devoted to the well-being of our camp kids and truly enjoy engaging with children. Each week of summer camp we offer a unique theme and our day is jam-packed with gymnastics, activities, art projects, and games linked to the theme. 

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    Camp Magic House

    Make your child's summer magical with a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience at The Magic House! Camps at The Magic House feature all new activities for 2021 with exploration at The Magic House, and MADE for Kids. Weeklong, half-day camp is available for ages 5-6 and 6-8 with daily snacks and hands-on fun. Full day camps are for ages 8-11. Themes include Amazing Artists, Super Scientists, Tiny Tinkerers and more! 

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    Community Music School of Webster Groves

    Make music this summer! Little ones 6 months – 5 years can play and sing at our weekly Kindermusik family camp. Older children can choose from flute camp, string orchestra camp, chamber music encounter, band camp, summer composition intensive, a group singing class (online) or, new this year, the Clazz String Intensive. Adults can get in on the fun with an adult group singing class (online) with Jennifer Johnson Cano from New York, and adult instrumentalists can join the Missouri Chamber Music Festival's Adult Chamber Music Intensive.

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    Mad Science of St. Louis

    In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Bubbles pop, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Discover our ooey gooey insides in Gross Out Science. Find out why things fly and build planes in Wings & Things. Make your own birdhouse in Make It camp, and lots more! Mad Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 5-12. We put safety first! We're using local, state and national guidelines to keep children and staff safe. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds!

    Our exciting 2021 camps include:

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    Ultimate Ninjas Summer Camp

    Looking for something AMAZING to offer your kids this summer? Send them to Ultimate Ninjas Camp, where they will learn how to tackle obstacles as seen in the TV show American Ninja Warrior. 

    Dates: Tuesday, June 1 - August 20

    Times: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Ages: 6-12

    Price:
    Day Pass: $50
    Week Pass: $225

    Siblings receive a 15% discount (MUST CALL TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT: 636-206-8550)

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    Vetta Racquet Sports Summer Camp

    Vetta Racquet Sports is offering THREE CAMPS this year! Indoor tennis, outdoor tennis and racquetball for ages 5 to 18. Keep your child active this summer with one of our fun, racquet sports camps! Indoor tennis will be held at Vetta West (St. Peters) June 14-18; Outdoor Tennis will be held June 14-18 at Kirkwood Park; and Racquetball Camp will be held June 15 -August 4 at Vetta Concord. 

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    J Day Camps

    Are you ready for summer? Is your child ready for fun and friendships? (We are!) Then J Day Camps are the place for your family. Every child is welcome at the J, and our camps feature the activities kids love most - like swimming, sports, gymnastics and arts. Campers in 3rd-6th grades even get to choose most of their daily activities. 

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    COCA Summer Arts Camps

    Ignite your child's creativity this summer at COCA! COCA offers a unique and fun-filled summer experience for kids and teens taught by professional artists and teachers. COCA prides itself on offering some of the most creative camps around, providing campers with the opportunity to experience new things, build their skills and have tons of fun. Kids and teens will learn to express themselves through poetry, dance, drama, sculpture, songwriting, videography and much more. Offering in-person (indoor and outdoor) and virtual, full-or half-day weeklong summer arts camps. Before- and after-care is available. 

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    Challenger Learning Center Virtual Summer Space Camps

    Working remotely is nothing new for NASA . . . and neither is creatively using the materials you have on hand! The Challenger Learning Center is offering sessions of virtual camp for kids ages 6-18. Choose from Ground Control Camp, Robots, Drones and Makers Camp, and Advanced Ground Control Camp. Week-long sessions are available for ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12 throughout the summer.

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    Art Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

    Yucandu Art Studio offers a safe, friendly, and creative environment in historic, charming Webster Groves. Part-time art camps for Grades K-2nd, 1st-5th, 3rd-6th, 6th-9th. Grade levels can be going into or out of, whichever is best for your family. All camps are part-time, with many dates and themes to choose.

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    Metro Theater Company's Creative Arts Camp

    Two camps. Two weeks. Unlimited, unbelievable ways to have fun . . . from the comfort of your home! Join Metro Theater Company for two weeks of live virtual fun during this summer's virtual Creative Arts Camp. 

    • Living Room Olympics (July 26-30): The Summer Games are on with Metro Theater Company! Young artists will try creative twists on their favorite Olympic games without even leaving the house.

    • Aquatic Adventures (August 2-6): Dive into an underwater exploration as we make new friends all across the deep-blue sea. Come dip your toes into imaginative waters! Sunscreen is optional for this indoor virtual adventure.

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    All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja Camps

    All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja offers day camps with nine sessions to choose from! Camps are held June 14 through August 16, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 4-12 years. Activities include daily gymnastics & ninja lessons, arts & crafts, games & contests, outside playtime (weather dependent), fun on the trampolines, foam pits, inflatables and ninja equipment, tie dye camp shirt, Thursday Field Day and popsicles! 

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    Vetta Sports Summer Camps

    There's something to be said for longevity, and Vetta Sports Summer Camps have been around for more than 30 years. Simply put – we play sports and have FUN. As part of their summer camp experience, your child will discover a variety of activities, including classic sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, inline hockey and kickball. But the fun doesn't stop there! Campers also learn innovative team-building skills, play archery tag, and get creative with arts & crafts. Special guests educate and entertain kids with animals, introduce science concepts, teach athletic skills and much more. 

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    Craft Alliance Summer Camps

    Craft Alliance has been providing arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis Community for over 56 years. We are thrilled to embark on another year of creative offerings for St. Louis families. Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps 2021 are in-person under our health & safety guidelines. Missouri ArtSafe certified, and located at our new location in the St. Louis Maker's District, 5080 Delmar Boulevard. Welcome to our new studios! Summer Art Camps provide creative discovery in clay, fibers, metal, glass, wood, and drawing & painting, and more. Join us for summer 2021 and learn how to throw on the potter's wheel, mosaic a birdhouse, sew a handbag, or create a wood sculpture! 

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    Crayola Imagine Arts Academy

    At Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy, we provide the creative spark and let children's imaginations do the rest. The fun and creative environment allows kids to use their ingenuity in new ways and fosters the development of important skills. Children explore art techniques like sculpting, painting, and ink diffusion. We are offering both in-person (9+ locations across St. Louis) and at home camp options for ages 5-11. We're following local guidelines to keep children and staff safe! Two exciting themes:

    • Crayola® Artist's Passport
    • Crayola® Wild World
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    AIM Field Hockey Summer Prep Camp

    Love field hockey or interested in giving it a try? Aim Field Hockey hosts a fantastic outdoor summer camp for athletes of all ages (rising 1st - 12th graders) looking to sharpen their skills and have fun! This year, we're thrilled to work with World Class Sports to welcome FOUR outstanding coaches from Yale University to lead the first two days. Aim's own passionate coaches will lead the final two days. Athletes are divided by age, and all levels of experience are welcome. Whether you're giving the sport a try or prepping for the Fall season, this is the camp for you!

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    Camp Rep

    Experience all the magic of theatre at Camp Rep! Open to all students in 2nd-8th grade, Camp Rep offers an immersive experience as kids explore the inspiring and engaging world of the arts through acting, music, movement and creative storytelling classes.

    Campers will enjoy all the fun and friendship of a summer day camp while exploring a variety of arts disciplines. Dedicated artist-educators will integrate age-appropriate theatre skills training with games intended to spark the imagination and encourage children to find their own artistic and emotional strengths. Each session will culminate in a live performance open to family and friends, which will also be recorded and made available virtually.

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    Complete Harmony STL Yoga for Youth

    Grab your mat, let's have a chat! Let's sing and create and move and meditate! Complete Harmony ensures an inclusive environment to safely explore, play, and process. There's lots of learning but also lots of fun! Through songs, instruments, art, improv, storytelling, games, etc., our campers practice yoga, mindfulness, meaningful social interactions, self-empowerment, and more! Our activities are developmentally appropriate to expand thinking skills and social-emotional learning, and play kits are included for our younger campers to foster imaginative play.

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    YMCA Summer Camp

    At the YMCA, we can't wait to welcome your child to enjoy summer as it should be: fun, action-packed, and most of all, safe! Safety is our first priority and we are committed to following guidelines set forth by our health officials. We offer camps throughout the summer for ages 3-17. Camps range from traditional outdoor camp to special interest camps such as sports, aquatics, arts & humanities, and teens. We also offer Before & After Care as an add-on at an additional fee.

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    St. Louis Artists' Guild Summer Camps

    Spend the summer making art and having fun at the St. Louis Artists' Guild! Our camps focus on 2D media including drawing, painting, and printmaking, and our talented teaching artists work with each student based on skill level. These camps are a great opportunity for students ages 6-18 who love to draw for fun or have a serious interest in improving their skills. Our COVID-19 safety guidelines will remain in place, so hurry to register! Class limit is 9 students. 

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    Maryville Summer Science and Robotics Program

    The Maryville Science and Robotics Program is an engaging opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The program will run from July 12-23, 2021. We offer high end programming with highly qualified faculty, including professors, engineers, computer programmers, and gifted certified teachers. The program is designed for children ages 4-12. 

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    YMCA Camp Lakewood

    YMCA Camp Lakewood is not just any overnight summer camp. It's that special time at the perfect place, with friends and memories your children will take with them throughout the rest of their lives. Help them to high-five every accomplishment, celebrate their growing independence and wonder of the world around them through the gift of overnight summer camp. While campers love the sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, water activities, caving, climbing, ziplining, camp games and more, great kids are grown into well-rounded individuals by also teaching respect, responsibility, belonging and accomplishment.

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    Artscope

    Artscope presents Summer Camp Create 2021!

    Play, Pretend, Create, Innovate! Artscope's Summer Camp Create features expert visual art instruction by Artscope's experienced teaching artists, special guest artists, lots of screen-free outdoor play, and supervised exploration of magical Tower Grove Park. We emphasize reducing our footprint by using natural, recycled, and upcycled materials for our art. Each week features a different theme. Our camps fill quickly! Sibling discounts and payment plans are available. 

     

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    Purina Incredible Canine Kids Camp

    There is no stronger bond than the one between a child and their dog! At this dog-friendly half-day camp, kids and teens will spend the day with their furry best friend at Purina Farms. They'll learn about the most popular sports of canine agility, flying disc, and diving dog from the expert trainers that make up the Purina Incredible Dog Team, and then they'll be given the opportunity to apply what they learned to training their dog on-site. Not only will they get to perform for their parents and guardians at the end, but they will also get to go home with a sports pack filled with a t-shirt, dog treats, 4-foot leash and training pouch. Camp enrollment is limited and camps fill fast. 

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    BablerWiLD Outdoor Education Center Camps

    BablerWiLD is a science and nature-based day camp located in Babler State Park offering many opportunities for children in grades pre-K through 8th grade. Whether you are looking for something to fit into a busy schedule, enjoy exploring the outdoors or are looking for a great way to meet new friends, BablerWiLD has something for everyone! 

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    Toddler Tinker Time
    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.

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    Purina Farms Visitor Center Experience
    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Purina Farms has reopened its Visitor Center for 2021 where families can experience the popular Purina Incredible Dog Show, watch cow milking demonstrations, take a wagon ride around the rolling hills of the property and lots more.

     

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    Twilight Thursdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum
    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Free outdoor concerts are back at the Missouri History Museum. The popular Twilight Tuesdays concert series is now the Twilight Thursdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum. These concerts include an impressive line-up: Isley Brothers Tribute, Tina Turner Tribute, The Chuck Berry Band and more.

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    Trike Town at The Magic House

    Adventures abound at Trike Town, the outdoor, child-size city at The Magic House. Kids can pick out their favorite little red tricycle and explore the entire city. The adventure includes a stop at the craft shop, where kids can create their own fall-themed craft, a candy shop, firehouse and more. 

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