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2020 Summer Camp Guide

We found 47 camps that match your search.
Camp Whitfield

Camp Whitfield day camp is conveniently located on Whitfield School's campus at the corner of Mason and Ladue roads. Children entering kindergarten through seventh grade are invited to join us for one, two, or all three sessions of Camp Whitfield! Each session, campers will choose an elective class from an array of science, creative art, and technology topics. In addition to the elective they choose, campers will participate in several core classes, including art, games, sports, and improvisation. Led by Whitfield faculty members and alumni counselors, campers engage in hands-on activities, projects, and experiments each day.

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

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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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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Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation: Next Stop Broadway

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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New City School Summer Camp

Summer wouldn't be the same without New City School Summer Camp! Your camper will have an exciting time learning new things, pursuing their passions, meeting new friends, and rekindling old friendships. Our camps complement busy summer schedules, with over 20 full-day options for campers age 3 through 7th grade, plus our NEW Innovation Lab! We are looking forward to spending a lot of time in the lab creating, cooking, and enjoying what we've made. Join us for a summer of fun, learning, and creativity!

 

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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 half or full day. One morning session and one afternoon session with an hour lunch break and additional recess times during the program. Extended care is also available. 

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Summer Science Blast Camps at the Saint Louis Science Center

Make your child's summer out of this world at the Saint Louis Science Center's Summer Science Blast Summer Camp! Weekly day camps at the Science Center keep children engaged in hands-on learning, all while having lots of fun. Our camps offer a variety of subjects that will spark an interest in science, technology and problem solving. Camp program topics include paleontology, gaming and game design, astronomy, robotics, engineering, chemistry and more. Campers will learn more about the world and themselves, grow their sense of intellectual curiosity and share their sense of wonder, while seeing how their desire to learn can lead to the discoveries and advancements of tomorrow. Camps are offered in both half-day and full-day sessions. Extended care is available at an additional cost.

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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. We also have virtual Spring Tech Camps happening right now! 

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  • 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.

Campers develop in-demand skills through hands-on, experiential learning in Robotics, Coding, Game Design, Minecraft, Roblox, Spy Tech, YouTube Video Production, Graphic Design with Custom Converse/Vans Shoes, Film, Artificial Intelligence, Space Camp, Scratch, Python, Java, and much more. 

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2020 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.

Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in a variety of activities and workshops with classmates under the observation of a Grandmaster and experienced chess instructors from the Saint Louis Chess Club. Camps are offered at Our Lady of the Lourdes School, Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis Chess Club.

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    Metro Theater Company

    LEARNING THROUGH PLAY IN THE ARTS is what Metro Theater Company (MTC) Summer Camps are all about. Whether it's playing with sculpture, storytelling, and song at Creative Arts Camp, or learning how to audition for a play at Summer at SLU, MTC's professional teaching artists bring fun and growth through the arts to campers of all ages. As one of St. Louis' oldest and most respected theater companies, MTC brings the best in arts and theater to all of our camps. 

    Campers entering Pre-K through 5th grade enjoy fun-filled days exploring drama, visual art, creative movement, and music with professional teaching artists. Creative Arts Camp takes place at New City School July 27-31 and August 3-7.

    For campers entering 6th-8th and 9-12th grades, Metro Theater Company and Saint Louis University invite students to explore acting (advanced acting for high school students), audition techniques, playwriting, stage combat, and makeup with professional theater artists in Grand Center. All skill levels are welcome. Campers also swim weekly and lunch is provided daily by SLU dining.

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    iD Tech Camps held at Washington University

    iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with 20+ years of experience and 450,000 alumni. Programs for ages 7-19 are held at 150 prestigious campuses in the USA, Europe, and Asia, including Washington University, NYU, Caltech and Imperial College London. 

    Led by tech rockstar instructors, students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics, creative arts and more. Guaranteed small class sizes ensure personalized learning for all skill levels.

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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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    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.

    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.

    Visit summer.slu.edu for detailed information and register today!

     

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    J Day Camps

    A Camp Your Kid Will Love!

    It's no secret: we want your child to become a J Day Camper this summer. We're excited about what we have planned, and we care about providing the best quality summer camps for as many kids as possible. We're proud to offer a wide variety of weekly summer camps for children ages 3-15. Choose from traditional camps, sports camps, arts camps, teen camps and more! We have a camp for every kid, and every kid is welcome at the J. 

    2020 Camp Dates: May 26–August 21.

    At J Day Camps:

    • Our staff is led by full-time, year-round camp professionals
    • Most campers swim daily in our aquatic centers
    • We're accredited by the American Camp Association
    • Everyone can camp
    • And much more!
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    Artscope

    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. Dates are May 16-August 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and After care is available for an additional fee. 

    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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    Camp Manitowa

    Camp Manitowa is a small, private camp 90 minutes from St. Louis. In 2020, we'll be offering 10 weeks of 1 and 2-week sessions. Kids choose from a wide array of activities including outdoor adventures, water skiing, swimming, boating, sports, arts & crafts, theater, campfires, and more! Our counselors are cool and caring college students who love camp and all the positive outcomes it offers kids. We do our best to show every camper an awesome time, make great friends and lifelong memories. 

     

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    MICDS Summer of Adventure

    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. Each of our four camps is located on our sprawling 100-acre campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff. 

    Camp Pegasus
    Campers explore an array of exciting activities in the arts, sciences, technology, sports and swimming to ensure that brains and bodies are active and engaged. 
     
    Language Immersion Camp
    Participants will "visit" different countries and experience the culture through cooking, nature, art, music, film and games while being immersed in the target language.
     
    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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    Ursuline Academy Summer Camps

    Whether your child loves to perform, create, run, build, compete, or everything in between, Ursuline has a summer camp for them! This year, we're excited to offer a wide array of options in athletics, STEAM, new and exciting camps with our partners COCA and Bricks4Kidz, and more, all on Ursuline's campus.

    There are camps available for children and teens ages 6-14, half and whole day camps, and the option to participate in several camps. All camps take place on Ursuline Academy's campus in Kirkwood, Missouri. 

     

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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!  

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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. Future engineers can design, build and inhabit a life-size lunar colony or build remote-controlled rovers and rockets with 3D printed parts. Specialty camps include: Astronaut Training Camp, Rocket Lab, Innovator's Workshop, and NEW: Drone Makers Camp, and Artemis Adventure Camp!

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    Maryville Summer Science and Robotics Program

    The Maryville Science and Robotics Program is a premier academic summer program offering more than 80 courses form ages 4 - 12 taught by highly qualified faculty, including professors, STEM professionals, and teachers with advanced education including gifted, early childhood, and STEM certification. A morning (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and an afternoon (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) session is held each day. We recommend you register as soon as you are able as many classes fill early.

    The Maryville Science and Robotics Program includes:

    • Hands-on, creative experiences with cutting-edge technologies
    • All aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)
    • Faculty/staff to participant ratio of 1:6
    • Lunch available for full-day participants
    • Full and half-day options: Take up to four exciting courses
    • Before and after-care available
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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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    The Wilson School Think Camp & Day Camp

    The Wilson School Day Camp (age 3 through grade 6). Tired of running your own "camp" at home? At Wilson Day Camp, students get to experience a little bit of everything. Weekly themes such as Harry Potter, Minute to Win It, cardboard creations, solving mysteries, circus arts, animals, The Amazing Race, stop motion movie making, The Great Wilson Cooking Show, bridge challenges, and more have students of all ages moving and thinking on their feet!

    Wilson School Think Camp (entering 2nd through grade 6). Give your little tinkerers the perfect chance to experiment, create, and build at The Wilson School's Think Camp. Think Camp is led by experienced and enthusiastic Wilson School teachers dedicated to ensuring your child's camp experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), through labs, STEM challenges, digital investigations, game design and more!

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    Camp KangaZoo

    Looking for a one-of-a-kind summer program for your kids? Check out Camp KangaZoo at the Saint Louis Zoo, where campers learn all about Zoo animals! Campers have the opportunity to see and touch live animals, attend a Sea Lion Show, hop aboard the Zooline Railroad, tiptoe around the Zoo at night and sleep overnight at the Zoo. 

    Camp KangaZoo T-shirt, group photo, snacks, Thursday pizza dinner and Friday morning breakfast included. Camp KangaZoo is tailored for children in first to sixth grade. Have younger or older children? We also have Camp Joey for the little ones and Teen Camp for teenagers. 

     

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    Whitfield Sports Camps

    Whitfield Sports Camps are perfect for athletes at any level. Under the instruction of our talented coaches, athletes will build fundamental skills, improve their game, and have fun. Summer 2020 offerings include boys basketball, girls basketball, girls volleyball, and co-ed dance. All skill levels welcome. Session dates, times and age ranges vary. Please visit whitfieldschool.org/summercamp for camp-specific details.

     

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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 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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    Forsyth Summer Discovery

    Summer begins here! With nearly 50 camps developed by Forsyth School faculty, Summer Discovery provides kids age 3 through Grade 6 with an appropriate mix of structure, freedom, and challenge. 

    Different weekly themes allow kids to become engineers, artists, cyclists, filmakers, spies, performers, climbers, designers, scientists, photographers, explorers, and more! Forsyth Summer Discovery is a place to play, try, make, be, and do – on the high ropes or obstacle course, in the science lab, on the stage, and on the field. 

    Located on Forsyth School's one-of-a-kind campus featuring a gymnasium, Adventure Center, Sport Court, track and field, playgrounds, and Big Backyard, Summer Discovery offers a largely "unplugged" experience with a neighborhood feel. Kids enjoy lunch with friends, daily pick-up games, and lots of water games and play!

     

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    Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Resident Camp

    Girl Scout Camp is the place where girls are encouraged to explore their curiosity! In an environment created just for her, Girl Scouts learn real-life skills, develop self-esteem and gain a sense of independence and community.

    Every camp experience is unique, and girls are encouraged to make their own path at Girl Scout Camp. Whether your Girl Scout is a first-time weekend camper or interested in a leadership position, her individual interests are celebrated and nurtured as she selects from a variety of opportunities each day. When a Girl Scout embraces the camp life, she truly has a transformative experience. Our Resident Camps are overnight experiences ranging from a few days to a few weeks in length that offer girls traditional and specialty options like Camp STEM Voyager and Cedarledge Curtain Call.

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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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    Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp

    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 20 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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    Camp Magic House

    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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    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 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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    This is a sleep-away camp.
    Washington University in St. Louis Pre-College Programs

    Washington University's Pre-College Programs provide academically talented 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. Experience the independence of college life at WashU!

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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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    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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    Chesterfield Summer Camp

    Chesterfield Summer Camps will keep your kids active and having fun this summer! Each week your child will have the opportunity to swim and participate in a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, and field trips. Camps will be located at Central Park and the campers will be able to cool off at the Chesterfield Aquatic Center daily. Everyday at camp your child will be engaged, safe and having fun! Camps are for ages 5-12. Sign up for one week or all six! Fees are $150 per week for Chesterfield residents and $190 per week for non-residents (one week is pro-rated). Before and after care are offered for an additional fee begining at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

    Here are each week's activities:

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    Super Kids Quest Camp at The Little Gym

    At Super Kids Quest Camps, your child will spend three adventure-filled hours a day on a unique, exciting quest with their friends. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged. Sign up for a whole week, or build your own summer schedule by choosing the number of days YOU WANT per week. 

    Super Kids Quest Camps are for children 3-9 years old who are bathroom independent. We're the perfect camp for first-time campers! Save up to 30% by purchasing a Camp Pass now; you can assign or switch your individual days as camp gets closer. 

    At our Grade School Skill Thrill Camps, your child will take their gymnastics skills to the next level through a special three-hour program, focusing on specific beginner, intermediate or advanced moves. By the end of the summer they'll stick the landing when they handspring back to school. Grade School Camps are for children ages 5-12.

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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, dance, drama, musical theatre, circus, and science, with classes in their age groups. From STEAM camps, with a unique variety of science and art, to musical theater workshops with full length performances, to camps for your preschooler, DaySpring has everyone from tots to teens covered!

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    YMCA Summer Camp

    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 – like aquatics, cooking, art, theater, science, music and so much more! We also have a few locations that offer preschool camp. Across 22 branch locations in both Missouri and Illinois, the Y runs camp weekly May 28 - August 9. Available for ages 3-17. Full-day and some half-day camps available. Camp ages, types, schedules and prices vary by branch. 

    Fun Club, the Y's Before and After Camp Care, is available at select branches. We also offer early sign up discounts for up to three weeks of camp!

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    Purina Incredible Canine Kids Camp

    Calling all young pet lovers ages 10-14! Come work alongside the Purina Farms trainers and their amazing canine athletes and learn some of the most popular canine sports! Campers will learn from the pros how to train a dog in the sports of Freestyle Flying Disc, Diving Dog and Canine Agility, and learn responsible pet care through games and service projects. Campers will take home group photos and individual photos with adoptable dogs, take wagon rides to the Purina Event Center, and will each receive a flying disc and certificate signed by professional Purina Incredible Dog Team Trainers.  

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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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    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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    Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
    Sunday, April 26, 2020
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    Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.

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    Kids Art Night Out
    Friday, May 1, 2020

    Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.

     

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    Parents' Survival Night at The Little Gym
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    Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.

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    Sandcastle Beach Opens at The Magic House
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    Last summer, I was introduced to the wonders of modern-day sleep-away camp when my daughter spent a week at one for the first time. And let me tell you – these kids have it good. Real good. I went to sleep-away camp too, when I was a kid, and let's just say things have changed. Here are just a few of the differences between then and now.

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    Coming Soon: Why the Forest Park Playscape, Opening This Year, Will Be Much More Than a Playground

    Since breaking ground on the child-inspired Nature Playscape in Forest Park last summer, Forest Park Forever, the City of St. Louis and their team of partners have been pushing forward on this much-anticipated project at full speed, constructing eight activity areas where your kids will soon splash, climb, build, and learn. Already halfway completed, this one-of-a-kind play area in the heart of the park is destined to grow children’s interest in the natural world around them.

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    Blood, Flood or Vomit: How I Taught My Kids to Be More Independent

    Once upon a time, well before we had children, I sat down to have a conversation with my husband. Looking back now, it was a magical twenty minutes. Perhaps we talked about something somewhat important, like our monthly financial spreadsheet, or something extremely important, like what restaurant we were going to for dinner. The point isn’t what the conversation was about. The point is that once upon a time we were able to have an entire uninterrupted conversation.

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