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 – 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 through 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.
Visit the World Bird Sanctuary for a fun drive-through safari experience from the safety of your car. Come see eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and reptiles all from the luxury of your own vehicle. World Bird Sanctuary's dinner and drive through lets you experiene the birds without dealing with the summer heat.
The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages.
Bring the family for a fun movie night on the lawn or from your car at the B&B Wildwood 10 Theater. See Secret Life of Pets. For lawn seating, please bring bag chairs or blankets. Some parking will be allowed on the lawn. Attendees must maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
Learn about amphibians at this in-person event in Babler State Park and meet some of the amphibians who live there. This free outdoor event will observe social distancing guidelines. Meet at the front of the Visitor Center for this 10 a.m. program.