Elementary Age

Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood

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.

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Squirmy Worms & Bodacious Bugs Party at Play Street Museum
Saturday, June 4, 2022

Wiggle your way to Play Street Museum for a bug-themed event you won't want to miss! Guests will learn about squirmy worms and bugs. Each child will make their own "dirt & worms" to eat, search for bugs in sensory bins, go on a bug hunt with dirt, and end the session with story time. There will also be plenty of time for free play. Each child will also go home with their own "little bug keeper."

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Third Friday at Craft Alliance: Camp

Bring your whole family to Craft Alliance to get creative during Third Friday. This month's theme is Camp! You'll get to try some fun activities that are part of Craft Alliance summer camps, plus, take a first look at the new printmaking studio, make a paper pizza, participate in a weaving demo, and play a giant operation game.

 

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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. Whether your young artist wants to sculpt with molten glass, learn to weave, or throw on the potter's wheel, we have a camp for them. Our team of professional teaching artists know how to engage students with new skills while having fun. We can't wait to welcome you to our new, expanded location in the Delmar Maker District, where we have updated, larger studio spaces to safely social distance and have fun learning a craft. Summer art camps provide young artists the outlet for exercising both critical and creative thinking through clay, fibers, metal, glass, and more. 

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Fairy Tale Tea at The Magic House

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Aspiring princes and princesses are cordially invited to a royal tea at The Magic House! Sip on tea or apple juice, dine on fine pastries, make a bejeweled tiara or crown and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella. Following the performance, esteemed guests are invited to take photos with Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother.

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St. Louis Fencing Center Summer Camps

Come learn the Olympic sport of fencing at St. Louis Fencing Center. We believe anyone can learn how to fence, and our camps are constructed for complete beginners to learn a new sport or for current fencers to hone their skills. No experience is necessary, equipment is provided, and we welcome all skill levels to join. Fencing is an individual sport that allows children to learn confidence and how to take responsibility while engaging both the body and the mind. In addition to being an exciting physical activity, fencing requires strategy, planning, and decision making.

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St. Louis African Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022

Children's activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, mask-making and educational workshops. In conjunction with the festival, the Saint Louis Zoo will have special activities focused on a different African animal each day.
 

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Schlafly Art Outside Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day invitational art fair featuring affordable art from more than 60 artists based in the St. Louis region. Enjoy quality art, tasty food, local brews and live music. There will also be a Kids Corner sponsored by Artists First with hands-on art activities at this family-friendly festival. 

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Sandcastle Beach at The Magic House

Experience a day at the beach without having to go any further than The Magic House! The popular Sandcastle Beach features tons of sand, hidden seashells to dig up and even beach umbrellas on the "shores" of The Magic House!

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