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2022 Summer Camp Guide

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Miss Kelly's Gym Summer Camps

Camps at Miss Kelly's are a super fun way for kids ages 3-10 years to stay active (and cool) over the summer! Camps are packed full of games, gymnastics, and crafts – all in a fun, non-competitive environment! Each camp week will have new, exciting themes and games that your child is sure to love. Our Summer Camp schedule is extremely flexible for your busy summer! Camps will be held Tuesday, May 31 — Thursday, August 11th every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are three times to choose from: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m., or we have a full-day option from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You just pick the weeks and times that work for your schedule! Do as little as one week or as many as every week! 

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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 and MADE for Kids feature Exciting, in-person activities for 2022. 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, Camp Make-It, Tech Camp and more! Summer Camp at The Magic House and MADE for Kids is sure to spark your child's imagination. 

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J Day Camps

Your kids deserve a fun (and safe) summer! Every child is welcome at the J, and our camps feature the activities kids love most – like swimming, sports, gymnastics and arts. We offer one camp per age group at each location and many activities and focuses from which your child can choose. Older campers can choose their focuses or activities each week. Focuses and activities include sports, gymnastics, arts, science, cooking, swimming, traditional camp activities and more. One camp community provides a safe space to be a kid and do kid things alongside kind, caring and safety-conscious counselors.

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St. Louis Fencing Center Summer Camps

Come learn the Olympic sport of fencing at St. Louis Fencing Center. We believe anyone can learn how to fence, and our camps are constructed for complete beginners to learn a new sport or for current fencers to hone their skills. No experience is necessary, equipment is provided, and we welcome all skill levels to join. Fencing is an individual sport that allows children to learn confidence and how to take responsibility while engaging both the body and the mind. In addition to being an exciting physical activity, fencing requires strategy, planning, and decision making.

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Forsyth Summer Discovery

Forsyth Summer Discovery provides a balance of structure and age-appropriate freedom, offering children age 3 through Grade 7 a largely "unplugged" experience with a neighborhood feel. Different weekly themes allow campers to become artists, engineers, filmmakers, cyclists, performers, scientists, photographers, explorers, and more! Summer Discovery is a place to play, try, make, be, and do – on the high ropes course, in the science lab, on the stage, in the garden, or on the field.

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Sing Center Stage

Applications are now open for SING CENTER STAGE, a unique 5-day performing intensive for talented high school aged singers July 18 – 22. Students will be coached individually by a nationally renowned faculty during morning and afternoon sessions surrounded by their peers, offering more impactful learning for everyone. The focus is on each singer, regardless of their style (musical theater, pop, classical), becoming the dynamic talent they were meant to be.

The award-winning faculty includes top level professionals from the worlds of Broadway, National Tours, Disney Films and Television.

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All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja Camps

All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja offers day camps, specialty training camps and Friday Fundays throughout the summer. Day camps are a mixture of gymnastics & ninja activities, arts & crafts, games (indoor & out) and playtime in the gym. Specialty camps offer campers a chance to focus on learning skills in their specific sport of choice: gymnastics or ninja, along with some fun games and competitions. Looking for a single-day camp? Join us on select Fridays for Fundays!

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Olympia Gymnastics Summer Camp

Spring into your summer having fun and learning new skills with the superheroes at Olympia Gymnastics! Olympia Gymnastics Summer Camps are full of activities designed to engage and foster learning. Olympia's trained and safety-certified staff are true superheroes – they 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. There is so much to explore and enjoy, you don't want to miss out!

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St. Louis Fencing Center Summer Camps

Come learn the Olympic sport of fencing at St. Louis Fencing Center. We believe anyone can learn how to fence, and our camps are constructed for complete beginners to learn a new sport or for current fencers to hone their skills. No experience is necessary, equipment is provided, and we welcome all skill levels to join. Fencing is an individual sport that allows children to learn confidence and how to take responsibility while engaging both the body and the mind. In addition to being an exciting physical activity, fencing requires strategy, planning, and decision making.

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LifeLight Youth Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camps

Lifelight Youth Theatre offers one-week Broadway Theatre Performance Summer Camps for elementary, middle, and high school age groups. Camps culminate in a fully staged performance of a Broadway musical. Campers will spend their days rehearsing the music, choreography, and staging for their performance. When not rehearsing, they will spend time working on the technical elements of the show, playing acting games with teachers, and participating in team-building activities. In each week-long Broadway Performance Summer Camp students will be instructed in stage presence, characterization, improv, dance, choreography, proper vocal technique and projection, learning musical numbers, building the set & props, creating believable characters, establishing objectives and obstacles, and dissecting scenes by being in workshop sessions and going through the rehearsal/performance process.

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Summer At SLU

Summer At SLU is back with in-person camps and academies! What kind of summer do you want your family to have? Whatever your answer is, you'll find it at Saint Louis University. SLU offers camps and academies for Pre-K through high school students. From diving into creative arts to immersive experiences in our STEM programs, there is bound to be something that sparks your family's interest and leads to their best summer yet.

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Bring on summer! With 300+ full and half-day summer camps and programs at convenient Parkway and Rockwood locations, Community Ed has everything you need for a summer of FUN! Make a splash, unleash your imagination, discover nature, get out and play, express yourself and go on new adventures in aquatics, art, enrichment, outdoor ed, sports and more. With eleven weeks of summer program offerings to choose from, kids can experience something new each week. Community Ed programs are led by expert, caring instructors with a focus on safety and fun. Many of our half-day camps can be combined to make a full day of fun, and include extended care options. You do not have to be a Parkway or Rockwood resident to participate in Community Ed summer programs. 

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CodeWizardsHQ Summer Camp

Learn to code from the best this summer! CodeWizardsHQ offers the most fun (and effective!) coding camps and classes for ages 8-18. Hands-on and interactive learning, highly customizable projects, and engaging coding-professional educators make for an experience that students love and really learn from. Their 1-week coding camps teach programming concepts using your kids' favorite games, Minecraft and Roblox. This is perfect for turning your gamer into a programmer.

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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. Whether your young artist wants to sculpt with molten glass, learn to weave, or throw on the potter's wheel, we have a camp for them. Our team of professional teaching artists know how to engage students with new skills while having fun. We can't wait to welcome you to our new, expanded location in the Delmar Maker District, where we have updated, larger studio spaces to safely social distance and have fun learning a craft. Summer art camps provide young artists the outlet for exercising both critical and creative thinking through clay, fibers, metal, glass, and more. 

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Camp Micah at Shirlee Green Preschool

Inventors, artists, and tinkerers, Camp Micah's Invent-O-Rama is the place for you! In the heart of Ladue, on the beautiful sprawling campus of Congregation Shaare Emeth, Camp Micah offers a summer dedicated to innovation, creative arts, and out-of-the-box thinking. This summer, young campers, infant — 4-years-old, will spend their days frolicking in the sunshine and inventing contraptions, machines, experimental recipes, and eclectic art. Be sure to pack your helmets! Camp Micah is a camp for preschool bike enthusiasts. Trikes, balance bikes, and good ole' training wheel-free bikes are provided for all campers to practice their biking skills all summer long! Part-time and half-day options are available for all ages.

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Camp Rep

Camp Rep is back and this time, it's all day! Camp Rep is unlike any other theatre camp in town. Our campers will experience a two-week artistic immersion that culminates in a creative showcase for families to see. We are providing engaging instruction from some of the region's leading teaching artists. Campers will take classes on Broadway Dance, Acting, Music, Creative Storytelling, Circus Arts and more. Camp Rep is an excellent opportunity to introduce youth to the benefits of arts education and performance. Each camper will have the opportunity to perform, to be celebrated and to thrive. 

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Mad Science of St. Louis Summer Camp

In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Mysteries are solved, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Take on the role of a space alien visiting Earth for the first time. Build a rocket that leaves the launchpad at over 200 MPH. Dig for dinosaurs and lots more in our brand-new archeology camp, Underground Explorers. Mad Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 4-12. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by our giant trebuchet, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances!

Our exciting 2022 camps include:

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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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Crayola Imagine Arts Academy Summer Camps

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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Climb So iLL Summer Camps

Explore the vertical world this summer! Sign your climber up for an exciting week of climbing activities and games. Watch as they gain confidence in their ability to reach new heights! Climbers engage in a number of activities throughout a day of camp. They learn proper climbing etiquette and technique and develop these skills over the course of the week. They also play games such as dodgeball, tug-of-war, and gaga ball. Each of these is supplemented with time for arts and crafts and other downtime activities. Climbers are supervised at all times by our team of dedicated counselors.

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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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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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Colorbridge Art Summer Camps

Inspired art education with professional teaching artists: Summer camps at Colorbridge Art have a one-room schoolhouse feel for a small group of campers curious about a wide variety of disciplines in studio art and music. Six campers maximum work with professional teaching artists in a low-ratio, discovery-based and safe studio environment. 

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Little Medical School Summer Camp

Little Medical School Summer Camps provide a fun, creative, hands-on play experience and STEM education all at once! Our programs run throughout the summer in various locations and at our Creve Coeur store. Most camp sessions run 5 days a week, with an option of two, three-hour programs per day. The schedule includes one morning session and one afternoon session with an hour lunch break. Our summer camps include our most popular courses with an emphasis on summer fun.

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YMCA Summer Camp

Ready. Set. Summer! In YMCA Day Camp, choose from Traditional, Special Interest, Sports, Aquatics, Preschool, Teen, and Counselor in Training camps for ages 3-17 at 23 locations. Camps and ages vary by location. 

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University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Summer Camps

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis offers a variety of high-quality summer programs for future leaders and innovators. Designed to spark an interest in learning and discovery, these programs offer middle and high school-level student opportunities to explore science, technology and health care while accessing exclusive experiences on our intimate campus in the heart of St. Louis. Programs include:

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STL Rhythm Collaborative

STLRC is a nonprofit performing arts organization that connects, educates, and inspires artists of all ages through rhythm. Our Summer Camp & Activity Guide provides more information on STLRC dance camps in both Missouri and Illinois, our annual STL Rhythm Fest workshop, Pre-Professional Student Intensive, and free community engagement events for the whole family! All of our instructors are professional artists and experienced educators who create a nurturing environment for students, age 3 and up. Students, whether just beginning or at the pre-professional level, will learn about the performing arts, physical health, and how to express emotions in a healthy way, through rhythm. 

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Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Camps

Aspiring astronauts, aviators, and engineers can experience a soaring adventure this summer at the Challenger Learning Center where they will explore space, science, and technology through simulated space missions and other engaging STEM activities. Design and build a lifesize lunar colony, launch rockets, build and pilot your own drone, and more! Choose from one of our in-person camps or join us from your own home base station.

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Resident Camp

At Girl Scout Camp, girls follow their own convictions, take the lead in their own stories, and explore all the extraordinary things they are capable of. With programs in the outdoors ranging from equestrian and robotics and everything in between, girls have the space and support they need to grow and advance important competencies, including a sense of self. When girls are allowed time to focus on themselves and foster organic relationships with peers and adult role models, it is easier for girls to move out of their comfort zone and develop leadership abilities they will lean on for the rest of their lives! Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! All girls are welcome at our summer camp programs. 

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Summer Art Camps & Teen Art Program at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park's Summer Art Camps and Teen Art Program are designed for creative, active kids and teens! Participants learn about artists throughout history, explore woodland trails, experiment with a variety of art media and processes, and create amazing works of art. Sessions are taught by experienced art instructors and all materials are provided. COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place for the protection of all campers and their families.

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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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