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Metro Theater Company presents Ghost

Running is all that Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has ever known. But Ghost runs for the wrong reasons until he meets Coach who sees something in him: crazy raw talent. Can Ghost stay on track, literally and figuratively, to harness his raw talent for speed on this elite track team, or will his past finally catch up to him?

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Purina Incredible Canine Kids Camp

Calling all young pet lovers ages 10-14! Come work alongside the Purina Farms trainers and their amazing canine athletes and learn some of the most popular canine sports! Campers will learn from the pros how to train a dog in the sports of Freestyle Flying Disc, Diving Dog and Canine Agility, and learn responsible pet care through games and service projects. Campers will take home group photos and individual photos with adoptable dogs, take wagon rides to the Purina Event Center, and will each receive a flying disc and certificate signed by professional Purina Incredible Dog Team Trainers.  

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Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Adventures

Aspiring astronauts, scientists and engineers ages 8-18 will have a "blast" at the award-winning Challenger Learning Center where they can explore space, science, art, and technology through simulated space missions and other out-of-this-world activities. 

Space adventurers can travel to the Moon or Mars, explore Comets, or train in an underwater environment in SCUBA gear. Future engineers can design, build and inhabit a life-size lunar colony or build remote-controlled rovers and rockets with 3D printed parts. Specialty camps include: Astronaut Training Camp, Rocket Lab, Innovator's Workshop, and NEW: Drone Makers Camp, and Artemis Adventure Camp!

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Metro Theater Company

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.

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YMCA Summer Camp

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 May 28 - 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. We also offer early sign up discounts for up to three weeks of camp!

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Resident Camp

Girl Scout Camp is the place where girls are encouraged to explore their curiosity! In an environment created just for her, Girl Scouts learn real-life skills, develop self-esteem and gain a sense of independence and community.

Every camp experience is unique, and girls are encouraged to make their own path at Girl Scout Camp. Whether your Girl Scout is a first-time weekend camper or interested in a leadership position, her individual interests are celebrated and nurtured as she selects from a variety of opportunities each day. When a Girl Scout embraces the camp life, she truly has a transformative experience. Our Resident Camps are overnight experiences ranging from a few days to a few weeks in length that offer girls traditional and specialty options like Camp STEM Voyager and Cedarledge Curtain Call.

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MICDS Summer of Adventure

Embark on a summer filled with endless possibilities at MICDS Summer Camps. Create lasting memories with your fellow campers – kids of every age, school and interest. Each of our four camps is located on our sprawling 100-acre campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff. 

Camp Pegasus
Campers explore an array of exciting activities in the arts, sciences, technology, sports and swimming to ensure that brains and bodies are active and engaged. 
 
Language Immersion Camp
Participants will "visit" different countries and experience the culture through cooking, nature, art, music, film and games while being immersed in the target language.
 
Eliot Summer Academy
Students have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research, learn digital art techniques in our studios, explore world history and more.
 
Rams Sports Camp
Campers learn from student-athletes and coaches to improve the athletic ability in a fun and challenging environment.
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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

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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Parents' Survival Night at The Little Gym
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

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.

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Kids Art Night Out
Friday, May 1, 2020

Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.

 

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Tons of Transportation
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Kids of all ages are invited to climb on and explore dump trucks, backhoes, fire trucks, police cruisers, an excavator and more at Tons of Transportation.

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