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. Camp takes place at Saint Louis University, Xavier Hall, Black Box Theater, and Metro Theater Company in the Grand Center Arts District.
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.
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.
Featuring real puppets created by the Henson Creature Shop, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! takes children on an underwater adventure to learn about the ocean and what they can do to help protect it.