Your Go-To Guide to Summer Camps in St. Louis

2021 Summer Camp Guide

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St. Louis Artists' Guild Summer Camps

Spend the summer making art and having fun at the St. Louis Artists' Guild! Our camps focus on 2D media including drawing, painting, and printmaking, and our talented teaching artists work with each student based on skill level. These camps are a great opportunity for students ages 6-18 who love to draw for fun or have a serious interest in improving their skills. Our COVID-19 safety guidelines will remain in place, so hurry to register! Class limit is 9 students. 

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STAGES Performing Arts Academy

STAGES Performing Arts Academy offers an exciting variety of Musical Theatre courses, workshops, and productions for students of all ages and abilities, ages 3 to 18. Classes include Magical Musicals, Act It Out, Dance Intensive, Audition Prep, and more! And don't miss out on our Broadway Performance Workshops of Matilda, Jr., and Carrie: The Musical. It's all at the STAGES Performing Arts Academy this summer!

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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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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 skills, 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 – 6th grade, plus Early Care starting at 7 a.m. We are so excited about our NEW Innovation Lab, where many of our camps will be spending time creating, cooking, and enjoying what we've made. 

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Art Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

Yucandu Art Studio offers a safe, friendly, and creative environment in historic, charming Webster Groves. Part-time art camps for Grades K-2nd, 1st-5th, 3rd-6th, 6th-9th. Grade levels can be going into or out of, whichever is best for your family. All camps are part-time, with many dates and themes to choose.

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Mad Science of St. Louis

In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Bubbles pop, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Discover our ooey gooey insides in Gross Out Science. Find out why things fly and build planes in Wings & Things. Make your own birdhouse in Make It camp, and lots more! Mad Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 5-12. We put safety first! We're using local, state and national guidelines to keep children and staff safe. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds!

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Little Medical School Summer Camp

Little Medical School plans to offer in-person summer camps in 2021 bringing its award-winning, hands-on healthcare curriculum to you! Entertaining, engaging, and educational activities, led by trained and certified instructors, will inspire the little aspiring healthcare professional in your family. In each session, instructors will inspire campers to create and collaborate for a fun, safe and healthier tomorrow. Save $20 when you register by April 15. Sibling discounts also available.

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Community Camps at Community School

Play, learn, and create on Community School's beautiful 18-acre campus this summer! Camps are available for children age 3 through 8th grade and include full- and half-day options. Choose from dozens of activities led by our experienced faculty and partners from STAGES, COCA, Bricks 4 Kidz, Little Medical School, and more. Camps have limited enrollment, so register today!

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Forsyth Summer Discovery

Summer begins here! Forsyth Summer Discovery strikes the perfect balance between structure and (age-appropriate!) freedom, offering children age 3 through Grade 6 a largely "unplugged" experience with a neighborhood feel. Different weekly themes allow campers to become engineers, artists, cyclists, filmmakers, performers, climbers, designers, scientists, photographers, explorers, and more! 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, in the garden, or on the field.

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LifeLight Youth Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camps

Lifelight Youth Theatre's Summer Performing Arts Camps: SING, DANCE, ACT = FUN! Full day camps are offered for ages 3-18. These are action-packed weeks, full of learning, fun and friends! Students will study acting, music and dance as part of the rehearsal process, which also includes learning about theatrical technical elements. Camps end with either a Shareformance or a fully-staged performance! You will want to be a part of our Broadway Performance Camps, Disney's Mary Poppins Jr. and Matilda Jr. Be sure to register early, camps will fill quickly due to small class/cast sizes to enable social distancing. New this summer: Take advantage of our after-camp technique class specials!

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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. Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps 2021 are in-person under our health & safety guidelines. Missouri ArtSafe certified, and located at our new location in the St. Louis Maker's District, 5080 Delmar Boulevard. Welcome to our new studios! Summer Art Camps provide creative discovery in clay, fibers, metal, glass, wood, and drawing & painting, and more. Join us for summer 2021 and learn how to throw on the potter's wheel, mosaic a birdhouse, sew a handbag, or create a wood sculpture! 

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Olympia Gymnastics Summer Camp

Olympia Gymnastics Summer Camps are full of activities designed to engage and foster learning. Olympia's trained and safety-certified staff 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. 

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Camp KangaZoom at the Saint Louis Zoo

Join the Saint Louis Zoo for a virtually fun week with Camp KangaZoom this summer! Your camper will enjoy hands-on animal activities, experiments, crafts and games that you expect from Zoo camp, along with skits, bingo and songs. Virtual animal experiences, Zoo tours, new friends and caring counselors will make this a week to remember. Camp KangaZoom is for children entering grades 2-5. Camp will be held on Zoom; sessions will be offered Mondays-Thursdays starting the week of June 14. Additional camp opportunities, including Camp Joey (children age 4-6) and specialty camps (children entering grades 2-5 and 6-8) are also available.

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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. Register by April 18, 2021, for Early Bird Pricing.

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Whitfield School Summer Camp

Move, engage, create, and play at Whitfield this summer! Offering a day camp, STEM camp, and a variety of sports camps, Whitfield has something for everyone! Camp Whitfield is a day camp where campers entering grades K-7 will enjoy technology-based activities, unique art experiences, fun crafts, sports, and games. Lunch, snacks, and all materials fees are included; before and after care options available for an additional fee. Whitfield STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more – all designed to engage campers in the grand challenges of STEM. Lunch and all material fees are included.

Whitfield Sports Camps are perfect for athletes at any level. Offerings include boys basketball, girls basketball, girls volleyball, wrestling, and dance. All skill levels welcome. 

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Mt. Zion Preschool

Mt. Zion is excited to welcome your child to our 10-week summer camp. Each week is a different theme that will be packed with games, crafts, water play, special guests, and much more. Register for one week or for all ten, your choice! Safety is our top priority, and we will be following all the guidelines set by the local health departments. We offer camp for ages 3-12. Our standard camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and we also offer before and after care from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekly rates are $150, with a sibling rate of $135. Before and after-care are $40 per session.

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MICDS Summer of Adventure

Your summer adventure awaits at MICDS. Three camps – Pegasus, Rams Sports Camps, and Eliot Summer Academy, now featuring the Global Online Academy (GOA) – offer a unique variety of activities for children in grades K-12. Campers will explore unique learning opportunities, academic and enrichment courses, sports, and hobbies to ensure that brains and bodies are active and campers are eager to return each day. All camps, except for the virtual GOA program, are located on the sprawling, 100-acre MICDS campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff, following all public health guidelines. 

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Humane Society of Missouri Kids for Critters Camp

Join the Humane Society of Missouri as we celebrate ALL animals, ALL week long in our summer camps! Engage in fun, interactive games and activities, meet animal experts and ambassadors and put our compassion into action through service projects that benefit animals. Embark on a scavenger hunt in our shelter, explore animal-related careers, become a Jr. humane officer, observe surgery, make animal enrichment toys, decorate kennels and much, much more!

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Maryville Summer Science and Robotics Program

The Maryville Science and Robotics Program is an engaging opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The program will run from July 12-23, 2021. We offer high end programming with highly qualified faculty, including professors, engineers, computer programmers, and gifted certified teachers. The program is designed for children ages 4-12. 

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Free Music Enrichment Camps from Pianos for People

Pianos for People Summer Music Camps are now open for registration! Group beginner classes are for students who are new to the instrument or have taken lessons for less than 6 months. These will be offered twice at each of our locations. At our Cherokee location, they will be held from June 7-10 or June 21-24. In Ferguson, we will offer these same sessions from July 12-15 and July 19-22. Piano Enrichment camps are for students who have taken two or more semesters of lessons. These will be offered at Cherokee from July 14-17 and in Ferguson from July 19-22.

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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.

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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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    DaySpring Arts and Education

    DaySpring Arts & Education's summer offers an opportunity to explore the arts in the areas of dance, musical theater, music, circus arts, fine arts, as well as engaging in critical thinking in STEM subjects.

    From STEAM camps, with a unique variety of science and arts, to musical theater workshops with full-length performances, to camps for your preschooler, DaySpring has everyone from tots to teens covered! Students work with qualified and experienced professionals in their fields, who share a love for children and teaching their discipline.

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    YMCA Summer Camp

    At the YMCA, we can't wait to welcome your child to enjoy summer as it should be: fun, action-packed, and most of all, safe! Safety is our first priority and we are committed to following guidelines set forth by our health officials. We offer camps throughout the summer for ages 3-17. Camps range from traditional outdoor camp to special interest camps such as sports, aquatics, arts & humanities, and teens. We also offer Before & After Care as an add-on at an additional fee.

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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 feature all new activities for 2021 with exploration at The Magic House, and MADE for Kids. 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, Tiny Tinkerers and more! 

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    Purina Incredible Canine Kids Camp

    There is no stronger bond than the one between a child and their dog! At this dog-friendly half-day camp, kids and teens will spend the day with their furry best friend at Purina Farms. They'll learn about the most popular sports of canine agility, flying disc, and diving dog from the expert trainers that make up the Purina Incredible Dog Team, and then they'll be given the opportunity to apply what they learned to training their dog on-site. Not only will they get to perform for their parents and guardians at the end, but they will also get to go home with a sports pack filled with a t-shirt, dog treats, 4-foot leash and training pouch. Camp enrollment is limited and camps fill fast. 

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    J Day Camps

    Are you ready for summer? Is your child ready for fun and friendships? (We are!) Then J Day Camps are the place for your family. Every child is welcome at the J, and our camps feature the activities kids love most - like swimming, sports, gymnastics and arts. Campers in 3rd-6th grades even get to choose most of their daily activities. 

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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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    Crayola Imagine Arts Academy

    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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    Ursuline Academy Summer Camps

    Ursuline has a summer camp for students of all ages! Whether your child loves to perform, create, run, build, compete, or everything in between, Ursuline has a summer camp for them! We're excited to offer a wide array of options in athletics, STEAM, and new and exciting camps with our partners, including COCA, Bricks 4 Kidz, The YMCA, and more. Camps will be available for children and teens in grades Pre-K through 12th with the option of participating in multiple camps. All camps take place on Ursuline Academy's campus in Kirkwood, Missouri.

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    All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja Camps

    All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja offers day camps with nine sessions to choose from! Camps are held June 14 through August 16, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 4-12 years. Activities include daily gymnastics & ninja lessons, arts & crafts, games & contests, outside playtime (weather dependent), fun on the trampolines, foam pits, inflatables and ninja equipment, tie dye camp shirt, Thursday Field Day and popsicles! 

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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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    School of Rock

    Does your budding rock star want to learn how to play in a band or learn to write songs? School of Rock Kirkwood and Ballwin offer a wide variety of music camps and workshops that cover topics such as these. Our local music camps are perfect for musicians of any skill level who want to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals. Our week-long camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with masks and social distancing required. Use promo code STLPARENT2021 and save 25% for a limited time!

     
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    Camp Westminster

    Paint a masterpiece, enjoy the outdoors, or hit a home run! There is something for everyone at Camp Westminster, held June 7 - July 2. Half- and full-day summer camps are available for boys and girls, K - 9th grade. Enthusiastic Westminster teachers and coaches help campers strengthen their God-given interests and abilities in more than 40 different camps, including brand new offerings like Babysitting 101, Violin Blast Off, Disney Showstoppers, and more! 

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    Artscope

    Artscope presents Summer Camp Create 2021!

    Play, Pretend, Create, Innovate! Artscope's Summer Camp Create features expert visual art instruction by Artscope's experienced teaching artists, special guest artists, 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. Each week features a different theme. Our camps fill quickly! Sibling discounts and payment plans are available. 

     

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    Fit Learning

    Fit Learning in Creve Coeur can get your child the accelerated learning help they need to be ready to start their new grade in the fall. Let us rapidly move your student's test scores on standardized tests so they can close the gap. Fit Learning has over a twenty-year history of making transformational learning gains with children of ALL abilities. Your child will be assigned a one-on-one learning coach who treats learning like a sport or video game with points, rewards, and lots of cheerleading. 

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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! 

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    Toddler Tinker Time
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.

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    Petite Picasso Virtual Art Classes for Kids
    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week! 

     

     

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