Middle Schoolers

Summer Art Camps & Teen Art Program at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier offers one-week themed Summer Art Camps in half-day morning sessions for ages 4 to 6 and full-day sessions for ages 6-12. Participants learn about art in a camp setting with field day activities; weekly pool visits; gallery exhibition excursions; and treks through the Park and woodland trails. Campers (divided into groups by age) develop their artistic abilities using a variety of art media and processes including drawing, painting, sculpting and more, while learning about art conservation and history, inspiring new ideas to create their very own masterpiece. Help your child find their inner artist through a week immersed in art and nature!

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BablerWiLD Outdoor Education Center Camps

What better way to spend the summer than outdoors! BablerWiLD Summer Programs offer full-day and half-day camps and classes that bring science and nature to life at Babler State Park. Check out WiLD Adventure Weeks that take place during the first and last week of summer that feature field trips and choice activities, and the WiLD Survival Academy for middle schoolers who love spending time in the outdoors. From hiking to fire-building there is something for every nature lover.

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Bring your imagination, passion, creativity, curiosity and talent and join us for an exciting summer! Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed offers a variety of full-day and half-day camps, clinics and classes for youth and adults in the following areas: adult education and literacy, aquatics, enrichment, outdoor education, school-age care, sports, and visual & performing arts. You do not have to be a Parkway or Rockwood resident to participate in Community Ed summer programs. 

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Family Workshop: Construction Zone

Create interesting sculptures using upcycled wood scraps and found objects at this workshop for ages 4 and up. You'll learn fundamental skills for woodworking and building that you and your little artist can explore. Visit different sculptures in Laumeier Sculpture Park and learn how architecture can influence sculpture.

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Camp Invention

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program. Elevate! Campers in grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth's ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas.

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Brrrentwood Ice Festival
Friday, February 21, 2020

Come support the Backstoppers at the first Brrrentwood Ice Festival! See live ice sculpting and enjoy open skating with your local first responders. You can also skate with the St. Louis Blues mascot Louie, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen! 

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Ms. Libby's Music Party
Friday, February 21, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020

Preschoolers can laugh, sing and dance along with fun muscial activities led by Libby Chiaradonna at Ms. Libby's Music Party. For ages 2-5. Free. Registration is not required. 

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Water Waddlers Indoor Drop-In Swim

Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.

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Metro Theater Company presents Ghost
Friday, February 21, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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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