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.
The YMCA has been helping youth learn and grow for over 100 years and draws upon that experience to operate high quality, inclusive, supportive and safe camps. Your camper will be engaged by our trained, dedicated staff team in fun and enriching activities that keep youth active, develop new friendships, promote learning, and build self-esteem and leadership skills.
Take adventure to a higher level at YMCA Camp Lakewood, our overnight camp. At Camp Lakewood, kids love the extensive list of activities we offer, which create opportunities to challenge, inspire, create and enjoy. From arts & crafts to horseback riding, zip lines to kayaking, Camp Lakewood's activities are second to none and everything campers love.
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.
Purina Farms has reopened its Visitor Center for 2021 where families can experience the popular Purina Incredible Dog Show, watch cow milking demonstrations, take a wagon ride around the rolling hills of the property and lots more.
Free outdoor concerts are back at the Missouri History Museum. The popular Twilight Tuesdays concert series is now the Twilight Thursdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum. These concerts include an impressive line-up: Isley Brothers Tribute, Tina Turner Tribute, The Chuck Berry Band and more.
Adventures abound at Trike Town, the outdoor, child-size city at The Magic House. Kids can pick out their favorite little red tricycle and explore the entire city. The adventure includes a stop at the craft shop, where kids can create their own fall-themed craft, a candy shop, firehouse and more.