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2019 Summer Camp Guide

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Crayola World of Design and Artist's Passport Camps from Imagine Arts Academy

Crayola World of Design Camps take kids on a journey of discovery! This one-of-a-kind art camp allows kids to experiment with new art techniques while working on their problem-solving skills at the same time. Kids get to explore art and design as a career path and as a tool to understand different cultures and places. 

 
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    Summer At SLU

    What kind of summer do you want your kids to have? Whatever your answer is, you'll find it at Saint Louis University. SLU offers more than 60 camps and academies for Pre-K through high school students.

    From perfecting their jump shot in basketball camp to hands-on experience in our medical academies, there is bound to be something that sparks your child's interest and leads to their best summer yet.

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    Lavner Camps at Wash U

    Lavner Camps – Award-Winning Summer Camps at Wash U! 

    Summer Camp. Redefined.

    Lavner Camps leads the industry in Summer Enrichment Camps and is offering Cutting-Edge Technology Camps & Creative Art Camps at Washington University in St. Louis! Campers can attend one or more weeks at any of our highly specialized camps in Robotics Camp with LEGO® EV3®, Robotics with Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Camp with VEX® IQ, 3D Minecraft™ Camp, Elite Skills Minecraft™ Camp with Java™ Coding, Esports Camps, Fortnite Camp, Overwatch Camp, YouTube Video Production Camp, and much more! See our full description for all camps we offer.

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    Summer Art Camps & Teen Art Program at Laumeier Sculpture Park

    Laumeier offers one-week themed Summer Art Camps in half-day morning sessions for ages 4-6 and full-day sessions for ages 6-12. Participants learn about art in a camp setting with field day activities; weekly pool visits; gallery exhibition excursions; and treks through the Park and woodland trails. New this year, the Teen Art Program for ages 13-17 offers three, 2-week sessions for teens interested in further developing their artistic skills and knowledge through hands-on application and mentorship. 

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    Mad Science of St. Louis

    Does your child dream of being a scientist? Robotics engineer? Secret agent? Mad Science provides fun, hands-on science camps for ages 5 to 12 at locations across the St. Louis metro area that will spark your child's imagination this summer! Mad Science of St. Louis offers more than 35 week-long camps that allow your child to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. This hands-on approach not only teaches children about the wonderful world of science, it also gets them excited about applying scientific concepts to real-life situations.

    Our exciting 2019 camps include:

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    Forsyth Summer Discovery

    Summer begins here, June 10 – August 9, 2019! With nearly 50 camps developed and led by Forsyth School faculty, Summer Discovery provides kids age 3 through Grade 6 with an age-appropriate mix of structure, freedom, and challenge. Different weekly themes allow kids to become spies, artists, engineers, filmmakers, builders, designers, climbers, scientists, performers, cyclists, photographers, explorers, and more! Summer Discovery is a place to play, try, make, be, and do – the high ropes or obstacle course, in the lab, on the stage, and on the field. 

     

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    Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Adventures

    Aspiring astronauts, scientists and engineers ages 8-18 will have a "blast" at the award-winning Challenger Learning Center where they can explore space, science, art, and technology through simulated space missions and other out-of-this-world activities. 

    Space adventurers can travel to the Moon or Mars, explore Comets, or train in an underwater environment in SCUBA gear. 

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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 25 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, racquetball and kickball. But the fun doesn't stop there! Campers also learn innovative team-building skills, play archery tag, jump on inflatables and get creative with arts & crafts.

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    COCA Summer Arts Camps

    COCA is one of St. Louis' premiere organizations for new artists and masters alike, creating an innovative environment for campers to learn, perform and appreciate the arts. This summer, it's the perfect place to hone creativity in a fun, exciting learning environment, with camps for kids and teens to engage new challenges. Camps available include poetry, dance, drama, sculpture, songwriting, videography and much more. Options include week-long full or half-day sessions.

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    Bear Pole Expeditions

    Bear Pole Expeditions is changing the world through transformative outdoor adventures, one camper at a time. At Bear Pole, we have been offering fun, safe, exciting epic adventures for more than 50 years. Campers age 11-17 are invited to join us in exploring pristine wilderness and experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventure with new friends. From the Rocky Mountains to the Olympics, from the Colorado River to the Pacific Ocean, join campers from across the US and around the world for the most amazing summer adventures you ever imagined. 

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    Camp Whitfield and Whitfield Sports Camps

    Camp Whitfield is a day camp is conveniently located on Whitfield School's campus at the corner of Mason and Ladue roads. Children entering kindergarten through seventh grade will participate in a variety of engaging activities filing their summer days with fun. Each day, campers participate in technology-based activities, unique art experiences, fun crafts, sports, and games. Whitfield School also offers five sports camps.

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    2019 Rock 'n' Roll Summer Camp

    Join us at School of Rock Kirkwood for 2019 Rock 'n' Roll Summer Camps for ages 6-18. We offer both beginner camps (no experience necessary) and intermediate camps (ages 10+ with at least 6 months proficiency). 

    Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes:

    • Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance
    • Studio/band rehearsal time
    • Instruction from music professionals
    • Music theory and rock 'n' roll appreciation
    • Interacting with other young musicians
    • A live rock show performance for your friends and family

    Use discount code 33OFFNOW at our website kirkwood.schoolofrock.com to receive 33% off our camps for 2019!

    Camps include:

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    Community Camps at Community School

    Community School offers camps for 3-year-olds to eighth graders, including arts, academics and just plain summer fun on the school's beautiful 18-acre campus. Expanded mini camps include over 80 offerings, with special sessions from COCA, Bricks4Kidz, Little Medical School and more, including partnering with STAGES again for three musical theater camps. Plus, there's Play Camp for our youngest campers and FUNdamentals to fight the summer slump.

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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. We offer premier, cutting edge courses for students ages 4-16 with highly qualified faculty, including professors, engineers, computer programmers, and gifted-certified teachers.

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    ABC Chefs Academy

    At ABC Chefs Cooking Camp, the kids are the chefs. Each day campers will get to make 3 to 4 recipes! Kids also get to cook with one of the top celebrity teen chefs in the nation, Chef Ayla from Food Network's Chopped Junior and Fox's Masterchef Jr. 

    Each camp week will feature a special themed menu including Baking Week, Masterchef Camp, Mystery Basket, and more fun challenges. Camps run from Monday through Thursday during the summer and are open to children between the ages of 6 and 17.

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    Camp Magic House

    Make your child's summer magical with a one-of-a-kind camping experience at The Magic House. Campers participate in fun, educational activities, explore The Magic House and more. Weeklong, half-day camp is available for ages 4 to 5 and 6 to 8, plus a full-day program is offered for kids ages 8-11. From embarking on artistic adventures to unleashing their inner inventor, Camp Magic House has something sure to spark your child's imagination this summer.

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    Andrews Academy Summer Camp

    Andrews Academy Summer Camp is an activity filled, all-inclusive day camp for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade. Fun experiences tailored to the child's interests include sports, outdoor recreation, crafts, cooking, performing arts, science, technology and explorers. The weekly fees include before and after care, breakfast, lunch, snacks, awesome field trips, and all supplies. Daily swimming in our guarded outdoor pool rounds out the full camp experience at the Creve Coeur location.

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    Art Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

    Yucandu Art Studio believes that when you give kids great materials, they make GREAT art! Yucandu is such a fun and inspiring place to be and the camp projects are so cool! Send your child to a place where they will grow as a budding artist, feel successful, and bring home artwork. Yucandu campers say: "That was the best camp ever!"

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    Code Ninjas Summer Camp

    Code Ninjas offers fun and rewarding coding camps for kids ages 7-14. Camps include:

    Game Builders' Club: Build your very own video game from the ground up using your own art work (or ours) combined with the coding skills that you learn at camp.

    STEM Activities and Snap It Together: Sharpen your mind and have fun at the same time with engaging STEM games and activities.

    Code Drones: (Drone is included in this program.) Program and fly your own drone in our Code Drones camp, and the best part is you get to keep the drone at the end of the week!

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    MICDS Summer of Adventure

    Your Summer of Adventure awaits at MICDS. Four camps – Pegasus, Language Immersion Camp, Rams Sports Camp and Eliot Summer Academy – offer a variety of activities for kids in grades K-12 from any school. Campers will explore unique learning opportunities, languages and cultural experiences, sports and hobbies to ensure that brains and bodies are active and campers are eager to return each day. All camps are located on the sprawling 100-acre MICDS campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff. 

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    Metro Theater Company

    Learning through play in the arts is what Metro Theater Company (MTC) Summer Camps are all about! MTC's young artists are taught by dynamic professional teaching artists who actively work in the St. Louis arts community. Middle and High School students will explore acting and audition techniques, playwriting, stage combat, and more at any of our three Grand Theater Camp programs. Younger artists enjoy fun filled days at Creative Arts Camp.

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    J Day Camps

    J Day Camps offer the most for your summer: traditional camps, art camps, STEAM camps, teen camps, preschool camps and specialty sports camps offering gymnastics, baseball, basketball, lacrosse and a ninja obstacle course! Plus, swimming, lunch, field trips and pre- and post-care. The J has a camp for every kid, and every kid is welcome at the J.

    Register before March 8 and save! 2019 Camp Dates: May 28–August 9.

    What Makes J Day Camps the Best?

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    PlayFirst

    PlayFirst is a unique year-around youth soccer program that caters to kids 4-11 years of age. The program is designed to teach the game of soccer in a very creative and dynamic manner. Kids will experience the "fun-factor" of playing the game they all so desire, but the games and activities within the PlayFirst program curriculum will, intuitively, teach these players skill development, as well as a creative way of thinking and playing the game. 

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    STAGES Performing Arts Academy

    STAGES Performing Arts Academy offers an exciting variety of Musical Theatre camps, workshops and productions for students of all ages and abilities, all summer long!

    These dynamic and inventive programs are designed for preschoolers to teens. To register, call 636-449-5775 or visit StagesStLouis.org

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    Project MEGSSS MathJam 19

    MathJam19 is a two-week summer camp, either half- or full-day, offered to highly motivated, math-talented students, ages 10-14, who are looking for challenging experiences in mathematics. Students, ages 11 to 13, who excel in math and whose abilities fall outside of the range of the usual classroom curricula are invited to test to qualify for the Elements program. Elements program starts in the summer in conjunction with MathJam with the option to participate in an after-school program. 

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    Artscope

    Artscope's Summer Camp Create features expert visual art instruction by experienced artists, visits from special guests, 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. We offer 10 total weeks of summer fun! Some of our 2019 camp themes include Time Traveler Academy, Mural Magic, and our STEAM-themed camp, Scraptopia.

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    Play-Well TEKnologies

    Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat it in our LEGO-inspired engineering camps! Campers learn about science, technology, engineering and math while playing with LEGOs. They'll engineer interesting projects, engage in critical thinking, work collaboratively and explore STEM concepts. Let your child's imagination run wild with over 20,000 LEGO pieces. Camps include themes such as Star Wars, Minecraft, Harry Potter, Super Heroes and Robotics. 

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    Washington University's Summer Experiences

    Washington University's Summer Experiences provide middle and high school students the opportunity to prepare for college success. We offer a variety of credit and noncredit programs for students from across the country and around the world. Topics include medicine, engineering, humanities, leadership, creative writing, and more.

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    Ultimate Ninjas St. Louis Kids Summer Camp

    Looking for something AMAZING to offer your kids over summer break? Send them to Ultimate Ninjas Camps, where they will learn how to tackle obstacles as seen in the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior. At Ultimate Ninjas, we instill self-confidence, acceptance, and a true hunger for tackling obstacles with a positive mindset. The best part: we have a BLAST doing it! Led by 3-time American Ninja Warrior competitor Kirsti Pratt, you will not find a more positive environment where kids can show up, be valued for exactly who they are, and discover what they are uniquely capable of achieving. 

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    Camp Jump Start

    Camp Jump Start at Living Well Village is a residential WHOLE health camp specializing in healthy lifestyles and weight management. Kids ages 9-18 years old live at camp for 4 or 8 weeks. Those needing to lose weight typically lose 7-10% of their body weight in 4 weeks which is enough to reverse disease such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome and fatty liver disease, and improve depression and anxiety. Normal weight kids also attend to learn how to be healthy/prevent disease while disconnecting from electronics to re-connect with people. 

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    YMCA Camp Lakewood

    YMCA Camp Lakewood's summer overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, only 90 minutes south of St. Louis, provides a well-rounded experience for campers by getting them outdoors having fun, making friends and conquering new skills. A 360-acre lake, 5,200 wooded acres, caves and creeks create many opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiential learning. YMCA Camp Lakewood offers four-day, one-week and two-week camp programs, and also ranch, leadership and wilderness programs, with optional electives, including high adventure, advanced arts & crafts, paintball, SNAG golf, horsemanship and more. 

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    BablerWiLD Outdoor Education Center Camps

    What better way to spend the summer than outdoors! BablerWiLD Summer Programs offer full-day and half-day camps and classes that bring science and nature to life at Babler State Park. Check out WiLD Adventure Weeks that take place during the first and last week of summer that feature field trips and choice activities, and the WiLD Survival Academy for middle schoolers who love spending time in the outdoors. From hiking to fire-building there is something for every nature lover.

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    Ballwin Summer Camps

    Ballwin Summer Camps exist to provide campers with an unforgettably fun summer experience right in West County. From traditional day camps, sports camps, and aqua camps, to variety camps based on a specific theme (including Harry Potter, Myth Busters, Theater Camp and more) there is something for every camper. 

    Kids ages 2-15 can spend their summer playing games, swimming at North Pointe Aquatic Center or taking field trips. Club AM and PM extended care hours are offered with most camps, and Club PM is free! 

     

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    Circus Kaput Circus Camp with Oh My Gosh Josh

    Children will jump for joy at the chance to do Circus Camp with Oh My Gosh Josh! Circus Camp is where your children create wonderful memories, make new friends, and experience a wide variety of circus skills. Campers at any skill level are welcome! Circus Camp is for ages 6-13. Our Professional Circus Arts Instructor will teach stilt walking, juggling, plate spinning, balancing feats, tumbling, rolling globe, rolla bolla, comedy skills, aerial skills, magic, and clown skills.

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    Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

    Bring your imagination, passion, creativity, curiosity and talent and join us for an exciting summer! Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed offers a variety of full-day and half-day camps, clinics and classes for youth and adults in the following areas: adult education and literacy, aquatics, enrichment, outdoor education, school-age care, sports, and visual & performing arts. You do not have to be a Parkway or Rockwood resident to participate in Community Ed summer programs. Use code COMEDSUMMER when you register and save 10%! Register by May 1 to get the discount. 

     

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    Special Preschool Hours at The Magic House

    The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.

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    Mardi Gras Craft Party
    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Kids can make their own festive Mardi Gras mask using feathers, glitter, paint and gemstones, then feast on a King cupcake with their friends at this Mardi Gras Craft Party at Yucandu Art Studio. 

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    Kids Open Play at Ultimate Ninjas
    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended. 

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