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.
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.
The Taste of Maplewood Street festival brings together foodies, shoppers and music lovers to enjoy the bites, sights and sounds of Maplewood. The festival includes live entertainment from two stages, children's activities, and local restaurants and retailers offering food, drinks, and specialties.
Learn to code from the best this summer! CodeWizardsHQ offers the most fun (and effective!) coding camps and classes for ages 8-18. Hands-on and interactive learning, highly customizable projects, and engaging coding-professional educators make for an experience that students love and really learn from. Their 1-week coding camps teach programming concepts using your kids' favorite games, Minecraft and Roblox. This is perfect for turning your gamer into a programmer.
This summer the St. Louis Artists Guild is offering a variety of weekly camps for young artists! Our classes focus on 2D media including drawing, painting, and printmaking. Our talented teaching artists work with each student based on their skill level. These camps are a great opportunity for students of all ages who love to draw for fun or have a serious interest in improving their skills. STLAG Summer Camps will take place in person and meet on-site at the STLAG gallery/studio in downtown Clayton. Scholarships are available!
With so many twinkling, sparking things in the sky, how do you know what you are looking at? Bring your family and learn how to read the night sky at Starry Nights: Family Astronomy at Babler State Park in Wildwood. Participants will explore constellations, stars and more. This program is for all ages.
Eye Thrive will provide free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to children ages 4 through 12th grade at these clinics held at St. Louis County Library locations.
The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is a beloved summer tradition that presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars. Bring the kids, because there is free admission to the Children's Garden from 5-7 pm.
Meet Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot, who will pose for photos and sign autographs at this free library event. Your kids will learn what it's like to be a mascot and what it takes to get ready for the season too!
Join the Missouri History Museum for free family fun in June and July at the Summer Family Fun Series! Enjoy a variety of family activities, including crafts, performances from St. Louis children's entertainers, scavenger hunts, workshops and storytelling.