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.
The Saint Louis Chess Club is offering free group chess instruction to kids and teens at various branches of the St. Louis County Library.
The History Clubhouse at the Missouri History Museum has reopened for one-hour play sessions by reservation. The award-winning History Clubhouse is an interactive space designed for children and families with lots of hands-on experiences showcasing state and local history.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.