Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

             

Our Camp Guide includes in-person and online camps!

2020 Summer Camp Guide

We found 40 camps that match your search.
COCA Summer Arts Camps

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. Full- or half-day, weeklong, in-person camps run July 13-August 21. Online camps are also offered via COCAcamps@Home with more than 75 offerings representing COCA's most popular camps.  

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YMCA Summer Camp

The Gateway Region YMCA will hold summer camps as planned in 2020 and will follow CDC-recommended public health guidelines. While summer camp may look different this summer, families can count on an exceptional experience for their children. At the YMCA, we provide a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. The Y offers DOZENS of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps, and themed camps for every interest. We also have a few locations that offer preschool camp. Available for ages 3-17. Full-day and some half-day camps available. Camp ages, types, schedules and prices vary by branch. 

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Artscope

Please note: The start of camp has been postponed until July 6. Artscope's Summer Camp Create is now at TWO locations!

Artscope's Cottage: Tons of artistic projects during the week, with an emphasis on the use of recycled and natural materials. Camp at the Cottage includes lots of outdoor play time, and field trips into nature. Cottage Camps are for children entering kindergarten through 4th grade. 

NEW! Camp Create at the Stupp Center: In partnership with Tower Grove Park, In the Field, and Complete Harmony Yoga, we're excited about our new camps for older kids. Art, nature, ecology and yoga with our teaching artists and lots of special guests! Stupp Center Camps for 4th through 6th graders are July 27-August 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. After care is available for an additional fee. 

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Vetta Sports Summer Camps

Summer camps at Vetta Sports are on! Now, sign up for a day, a week or all summer. We have created a safe and fun environment for your child's summer, including sanitizing stations, occupancy limits, limited spectators, a highly trained staff, and more health and safety protocols so that parents can relax and kids can have fun. Camps have limited availability and spots are filling up for July and August! 

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, and get creative with arts & crafts.  

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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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Code Ninjas Summer Camp

Code Ninjas offers fun and rewarding coding camps for kids ages 7-14. Camps include Program & Play in Python, Game Builders' Club, Code Drones, Beginning Javascript, Minecraft Create, Roblox Create, Robopro: Beginners, Robopro: Advanced, Browse & Build, Hack Attack!, Storytelling in Scratch, Roblox Royale, and Minecraft Modding!  Code Ninjas plans to move forward with summer camps as planned in 2020. Camps have limited enrollment, and begin June 1. 

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Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp

Both in-person and online summer camp are on at Sweetology! Space is limited for in-store camps and special health precautions will be taken for in-store camps. Sprinkle summer with sweet creativity, fun and smiles! At Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp, campers will learn the basics of cake decorating, making frosting, basic design, how to frost a cake, cake decorating tools and uses, piping basic borders and designs, working with fondant and more. We'll explore playing with food to create delicious edible art projects and campers will bring home their edible creations throughout the week. No previous decorating experience is required. Each session is limited to 8-10 campers. Open to youth entering grades 1-8, 3-day and 5-day programs feature one of three delightful camp themes: As Seen on TV, Furry Friends, and Under the Sea.

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Lavner Camps at Wash U

Lavner Camps at WashU – The World's #1 Summer Enrichment Camp. 

We offer in-person and virtual Summer STEM Camps. Save $100/week on Tech Revolution Camps!

***Limited Time Promotion***

  • Save $75/week for the first child's enrollment in 3+ camp weeks.
  • Save $100/week for each additional sibling's enrollment in 3+ camp weeks.

Lavner Camps, held at WashU, leads the industry in specialty camps and summer enrichment camps. Lavner Camps offers 30+ cutting edge STEM and Creative Arts camps at WashU. Lavner campers enroll in one camp each week, pursue their passions, discover new interests, improve skills, build self-confidence, get a head start, and have access to award-winning camp programs all summer. Lavner Camps are developed by a leadership team with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Penn Engineering, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, UCLA Graduate School of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education and more.

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Bricks 4 Kidz Minecraft Gaming, Video Game Design, Robotics, Star Wars and LEGO Building Camps

Online classes are being offered right now in Scratch programming, robotics, LEGO building, and Minecraft Gaming! Online and in-person camps will be offered this summer as well. Click here to learn more about online classes and camps.

Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps are a great way to learn STEM topics, building moving models from technic LEGO bricks, 3D brick building, and more! Build self-confidence and problem-solving skills. Foster teamwork and collaboration. Spark imagination. We offer basic brick building themed camps (Star Wars, Minecraft, Super Heroes, and more), Robotics camps, Video Game Design, Minecraft Gaming and more. 

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Staenberg Summer Camps

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has been providing arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis Community for over 55 years. With our professional teaching artists and our fully stocked studio classrooms, Staenberg Summer Camps provide creative discovery through clay, metal, glass, fiber, drawing, painting, and more. Camps are designed to engage youth in learning fun and new techniques such as how to throw a bowl on a potter's wheel, how to sculpt the eyes of an animal, or how to draw a comic strip of their very own!

In conjunction with Summer Camps, Craft Alliance offers Teen Internships. Teen Interns can apply to assist our summer camp faculty in the studio of their interest! In exchange for volunteering, Teen Interns can enroll in one or two of the five Teen Studio sessions offered. 

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J Day Camps

Summer Fun at the J is open!

Looking for summer programming for your child? The J is offering weekly day programs through August 14! Summer Fun at the J is a weekly day camp for children in grades K-6 in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. Your kids will have a ball with activities that include swimming, nature, sports, arts and more. As always, we are committed to fun and safety: We're following CDC, American Camp Association and St. Louis County guidelines and protocols. 

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Metro Theater Company

Learning and play can still be part of your child's summer even while they stay safe and healthy through social distancing! Whether it's playing with sculpture, storytelling and song at Creative Arts Camp, or learning how to audition for a play at Grand Theater Camp, MTC's professional teaching artists bring fun and growth through the arts to campers of all ages. This year, in response to COVID-19, Metro Theater Company has moved all summer camps to an online platform, making them more affordable but equally as engaging as their usual in-person summer programs.

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Camp-Tastic 2020 at Home

This year, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are bringing camp to you via virtual programs and snail mail for a one-of-a-kind experience campers can share with their fellow Girl Scout sisters. It's going to be Camp-Tastic! Register for one or all week-long programs, each with fun themes lead by the Girl Scouts' beloved staff. 

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Camp Magic House

Camps at The Magic House are open! Make your child's summer magical with a one-of-a-kind camp experience. Campers participate in fun, educational activities, explore The Magic House or The Magic House, MADE for Kids, and more. Weeklong, camp is available for ages 4 to 13 with sessions at both Magic House locations. Featuring a variety of themes, from art to tech to world traveler, Summer Camp at The Magic House is sure to spark your child's imagination. Register online at www.magichouse.org/camp

 

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Art Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

Yucandu Art Studio is open for summer camp! Yucandu 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! For 2020, Yucandu plans to offer small group camps with 5 to 8 kids and 1 to 2 teachers, as well as Take Home Camp Kits! Spaces are very limited for in-person camps, and extra safety precautions, including daily temperature checks, and personal art supply storage, and increased cleaning and hand washing, have been put in place. 

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Little Medical School Summer Camp

Little Medical School plans to offer in-person and virtual summer camps in 2020. In-person camps will have limited enrollment - 10 campers per camp. As a leader in healthcare programming Little Medical School has developed a COVID-19 Safety Checklist System based on CDC recommendations. Details are available on the Little Medical School web site. In-person camps include Future Doctor, Future Veterinarian Dog or Cat, Teen Medical, Wilderness Medicine, Future Pediatrician and Sports Medicine. Camps are for ages 4-15. The early sign up discount has been extended until May 31.

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DaySpring Arts and Education

DaySpring Arts & Education opens for camps July 6th, with a perfect blend of summer fun and educationally based creative training! From STEAM camps, to music clubs and camps for your preschooler, DaySpring has everyone from tots to teens covered! Your child will work with professionals in the arts and experience activities in music, art, dance, drama, musical theatre, circus and science. With full-day, half-day, evening & a variety of virtual camp options available, you can create a summer full of fun! 

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Summer registration is now open for Summer 2.0, in-person and online camps designed with you in mind! Programs begin June 15. Use code SUMMER2020 and save 10% on most programs. 

Learn more and register at www.prcommunityed.org

You do not have to be a Parkway or Rockwood resident to participate in Community Ed summer programs. 

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Summer Art Camps & Teen Art Program at Laumeier Sculpture Park

NOTE: Registrations are currently on hold for these programs. Laumeier offers one-week themed Summer Art Camps in half-day morning sessions for ages 4 to 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. Campers (divided into groups by age) develop their artistic abilities using a variety of art media and processes including drawing, painting, sculpting and more, while learning about art conservation and history, inspiring new ideas to create their very own masterpiece. Help your child find their inner artist through a week immersed in art and nature!

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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. Children gain knowledge of the world around them through culturally diverse staff, all within the incredibly fun and safe environment of the Y. This is why campers call Camp Lakewood "My Camp!"

 

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Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation: Next Stop Broadway

Program dates are August 3-7. Registrations are still being accepted! Young performers ages 10-18, of all skill levels, are invited to register for a week-long performing arts program taught by Broadway professionals. The week consists of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The staff of Broadway professionals teaches "cast members" songs and choreography from two hit shows from the "Golden Age of Broadway." Cast members create their own presentations based on shows in the 2020-21 Fabulous Fox Theatre season and other hit musicals. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program includes a mid-week "edu-tainment" segment, highlighted by film clips of the Broadway shows. The week culminates with an "Opening Night" performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon followed by a cast party. 

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Mathnasium 'Summer Workout' Program

Mathnasium Summer Programs are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping students prepare for what lies ahead. For some students, that means a solid review of previous material. Others benefit from previewing upcoming concepts. Mathnasium offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Check out the newest program: Mathnasium@Home!

Skills we teach: Times tables, fraction concepts, multiplication/division readiness, fractional parts, factors & multiples, ratios & proportions, integers, area & perimeter, reading charts & graphs, measurements, word problem solving, percent, decimal, & fraction concepts, algebraic thinking, and more.

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The College School Summer Camp

The College School's Summer Adventures Day Camps are now online! These camps are designed to engage campers ages 7-11 by balancing online experiences with activities that will encourge campers and their families to get outside and experience the various thematic components of these camps. Check out the fun themes! They include Marine Life and Conservation, Wildlife Study/Backyard Safari, Get Active Ninja Warrior, Around the World, Indoor FunPark/Macgyver FunPark, and Down on the Farm.

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Camp Invention

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program. Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth's ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas.

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Ursuline Academy Summer Camps

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the times and dates of Ursuline's Summer Sports Camps have been adjusted. Ursuline Athletic Camps will take place in July and August for children entering first through 12th grades. Every sport has different age group offerings and some camps have several age bracket sessions. Register online at ursulinestl.org.

 

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MICDS Summer of Adventure

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration is open for Eliot Summer Academy, operating as a distance learning program. Registration is also open for July Rams Sports Camps. Camp Pegasus and Spanish Language Immersion Camps for 2020 have been cancelled.

Embark on a summer filled with endless possibilities at MICDS Summer Camps. Create lasting memories with your fellow campers – kids of every age, school and interest. 

Eliot Summer Academy
Students have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research, learn digital art techniques in our studios, explore world history and more.
 
Rams Sports Camp
Campers learn from student-athletes and coaches to improve the athletic ability in a fun and challenging environment.
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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 80 camps and academies for Pre-K through high school students. Please note that all programs scheduled for June and July have been cancelled. An announcement concerning programs in August will be made at a later date.

Visit summer.slu.edu for detailed information.

 

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Forsyth Summer Discovery

Forsyth Summer Discovery camps are going virtual in June! Decisions about July and August will be announced at least two weeks before the start of the new month of camp. The safety of our community is always our highest priority. 

Virtual Camp Programs include Backyard Bash, Sloppy Science, Museum Masters. Forsyth Summer Discovery Co-Directors, faculty, and counselors have developed an exciting virtual camp program for $125 per one-week session. Each week features daily morning meet-ups, projects and activities tailored specifically to each age group, plus one weekly "fun lunch" together online! Camp packs with supplies for the week ahead will be provided for all registered campers, available for pick up from Forsyth the weekend before the start of each session.

 

 

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STAGES Performing Arts Academy

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for STAGES Performing Arts Camps closed on June 5.

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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Community Camps at Community School

PLEASE NOTE: June camps have been cancelled. Decisions about July and August camps will be made soon. If July and August camps are cancelled, there will be a full refund. 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 90 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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Washington University in St. Louis Pre-College Programs

After careful and thoughtful discussion, and with the health and safety of instructors, staff and students in mind, Wash U has announced that all in-person pre-college programs for the 2020 summer will be cancelled. These programs include the High School Summer Scholars Program, High School Summer Institutes, High School Summer Academy and Middle School Summer Challenge. 

Students can still experience Wash U online this summer through the Early College Scholars Program.

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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! 

Register now for the revised BablerWiLD summer!

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City Museum on Air

Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making). 

 

 

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Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo Educators

Enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo online! Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo educators is a live, free presentation that allows families to learn more about animals and how amazing they are. Themes vary, and registration in advance is required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know how to join. 

If you can't join the live presentation, the recordings are available on the zoo's web site at stlzoo.org/STLZOOms

 

 

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Wee Wednesday from the Saint Louis Art Museum (Virtual)

Enjoy Wee Wednesday online from the Saint Louis Art Museum! Caregivers looking for something creative to do with little ones will enjoy reading a book, looking at works from the Art Museum's collection and creating their own artwork with materials found in your home.  

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