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Art Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

Yucandu Art Studio believes that when you give kids great materials, they make GREAT art! Yucandu is such a fun and inspiring place to be and the camp projects are so cool! Send your child to a place where they will grow as a budding artist, feel successful, and bring home artwork. Yucandu campers say: "That was the best camp ever!"

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2020 Chess Club Summer Camps

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session. Instruction offers a solid, basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess.

Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in a variety of activities and workshops with classmates under the observation of a Grandmaster and experienced chess instructors from the Saint Louis Chess Club. Camps are offered at Our Lady of the Lourdes School, Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis Chess Club.

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    Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Staenberg Summer Camps

    Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has been providing arts education and craft experiences to the St. Louis Community for over 55 years. With our professional teaching artists and our fully stocked studio classrooms, Staenberg Summer Camps provide creative discovery through clay, metal, glass, fiber, drawing, painting, and more. Camps are designed to engage youth in learning fun and new techniques such as how to throw a bowl on a potter's wheel, how to sculpt the eyes of an animal, or how to draw a comic strip of their very own!

    In conjunction with Summer Camps, Craft Alliance offers Teen Internships. Teen Interns can apply to assist our summer camp faculty in the studio of their interest! In exchange for volunteering, Teen Interns can enroll in one or two of the five Teen Studio sessions offered. 

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    DaySpring Arts and Education

    A perfect blend of summer fun and educationally based creative training! Your child will work with professionals in the arts and experience activities in music, art, dance, drama, musical theatre, circus, and science, with classes in their age groups. From STEAM camps, with a unique variety of science and art, to musical theater workshops with full length performances, to camps for your preschooler, DaySpring has everyone from tots to teens covered!

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    Summer Science Blast Camps at the Saint Louis Science Center

    Make your child's summer out of this world at the Saint Louis Science Center's Summer Science Blast Summer Camp! Weekly day camps at the Science Center keep children engaged in hands-on learning, all while having lots of fun. Our camps offer a variety of subjects that will spark an interest in science, technology and problem solving. Camp program topics include paleontology, gaming and game design, astronomy, robotics, engineering, chemistry and more. Campers will learn more about the world and themselves, grow their sense of intellectual curiosity and share their sense of wonder, while seeing how their desire to learn can lead to the discoveries and advancements of tomorrow. Camps are offered in both half-day and full-day sessions. Extended care is available at an additional cost.

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    New City School Summer Camp

    Summer wouldn't be the same without New City School Summer Camp! Your camper will have an exciting time learning new things, pursuing their passions, meeting new friends, and rekindling old friendships. Our camps complement busy summer schedules, with over 20 full-day options for campers age 3 through 7th grade, plus our NEW Innovation Lab! We are looking forward to spending a lot of time in the lab creating, cooking, and enjoying what we've made. Join us for a summer of fun, learning, and creativity!


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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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