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2019 Summer Camp Guide

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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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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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Breakthrough Basketball Camp

Your shooting mechanics will improve, and your shooting range will increase at Breakthrough Basketball Summer Camp! We will work on ball handling drills to beat your defender off the dribble, and finishing moves to become crafty around the rim. In addition to all of this, we will focus on confidence, mental toughness, hard work, smart work, and other intangibles to develop great shooters and ball handlers. Camps are for boys and girls. Use promo code STLPARENT for $40 off!

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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.

2019 Camp Dates: May 28–August 9.

What Makes J Day Camps the Best?

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St. Louis Artists' Guild Summer Camps

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is offering a selection of half-day and full-day summer camps for young artists taught by talented local artists and educators. Our camps are small (limited to 12 students) and provide focused attention from instructors and a teaching assistant. Camps take place in the St. Louis Artists' Guild gallery and classrooms, unless otherwise specified. Art activities include jewelry making, textile design, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

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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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iD Tech Camps held at Washington University

iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with 400,000 alumni since 1999, and 150 prestigious campus locations including Washington Univeristy, UMKC, Stanford, and MYU. Students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games and Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, and more! 

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Summer Science Blast Camps at the Saint Louis Science Center

Have a blast at the Saint Louis Science Center's Summer Science Blast Summer Camp! Weekly day camps provide children ages four to sixteen learning experiences to develop their interest and passion for science. We aim to provide a welcoming and engaging learning environment that ignites and sustains critical thinking and creative problem solving throughout the summer. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon, and our camp theme for the summer is "One Giant Leap."

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Staenberg Summer Camps

Join the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Staenberg Summer Camps 2019, for ages 4-18. Join us for fun activities and create art experiences for children and teens. Campers can explore techniques in clay, glass, graphics, metals, wearable art, textiles, and more! We offer 11, one-week, half-day camps from May 28 through August 9, campers can also stay all day long with supervised lunchtime. Before-care (8:30 a.m.) and after-care (until 5:30) are available for an additional fee. 

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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 allow 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DaySpring Arts and Education

    A perfect blend of summer fun and educationally based creative training! Your child will work with professionals in the arts and experience activities in music, art, robotics, engineering, dance, drama, musical theatre and circus with indoor and outdoor classes in their age groups. This year's workshops will each be centered around a theme found in one of Dr. Seuss' classic books! DaySpring Arts & Education is a unique and creative environment where students can be well equipped in the discipines of both performing and fine arts.

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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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    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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    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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    This is a sleep-away camp.
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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. Special guests educate and entertain kids with animals, introduce science concepts, teach athletic skills and much more. Plus, we go on awesome field trips!  

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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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    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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    LifeLight Youth Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camps

    SING + DANCE + ACT = FUN this summer with LifeLight Youth Theatre! LYT summer performing arts camps offer a unique combination of education, performance and community. Camps are divided by age group, and we have half-day and full-day camp options. Why LYT: In our 20th year of providing youth performing arts programs, we have a unique program that balances the best of quality performances with critical theatre education and community. We strive to offer the best instruction and reasonable tuition, so you can enjoy a whole summer of LYT for the cost of one camp elsewhere. All registered campers receive a summer camp t-shirt (if registered before May 1).

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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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    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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    Verizon Innovative Learning for Minority Males hosted by Harris-Stowe State University

    FREE!! The Verizon STEM Boot Camp at Harris-Stowe allows minority males to participate in 3D printing, VR/AR, STEM Fundamentals, sports & recreation, as well as take fun-filled educational field trips. Each student will bring home a product that he created at the end of camp. Transportation and meals are provided. 

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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. 

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    Ackermann's Swim Program

    Ackermann's Swim Program is a family-owned business that has been teaching children the life skill of swimming and water safety since 1949. We have been providing children ages 4-11 group swimming lessons in a non-competitive and safe environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem by teaching the life skill of swimming and water safety. Four different water level pools provide progressive learning in heated pools. 

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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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    Circus Flora: The Caper in Aisle 6

    Circus Flora, St. Louis' original one-ring circus, is now in its 33rd season! This beloved show is an unbelievable mix of excitement, charm, daring, and comedy, all under an intimate Big Top setting. See mesmerizing circus acts, storytellers and performers in this year's show, The Caper in Aisle 6. Daytime and evening shows are on select nights June 6 through 30 with special 10 a.m. performances for young children, a sensory-friendly performance and a special Peanut-Free Preview night for those with nut allergies. 

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    Tuesday Tails

    Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals.

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    Disney's 101 Dalmations Live on Stage
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    Join the evil Cruella De Vil and her two klutzy henchmen as they try to steal a litter of the cutest puppies ever to hit jolly old London Town. But not to worry, this fur-raising adventure ends happily with plenty of puppy power to spare! This production of Disney's 101 Dalmations is performed live on stage by STAGES St. Louis at the Robert G. Rein Theatre in Kirkwood, with special daytime performances perfect for little ones. 

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