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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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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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Camp KangaZoo

Looking for a one-of-a-kind summer program for your kids? Check out Camp KangaZoo at the Saint Louis Zoo, where campers learn all about Zoo animals! Campers have the opportunity to see and touch live animals, attend a Sea Lion Show, hop aboard the Zooline Railroad, tiptoe around the Zoo at night and sleep overnight at the Zoo. 

Camp KangaZoo T-shirt, group photo, snacks, Thursday pizza dinner and Friday morning breakfast included. Camp KangaZoo is tailored for children in first to sixth grade. Have younger or older children? We also have Camp Joey for the little ones and Teen Camp for teenagers. 

 

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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 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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Firehouse Movie Night
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Bring your family to enjoy a free movie at the Clayton Firehouse. Arrive early to explore the fire trucks and meet the firefighters.

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Emerson Family Saturdays at Craft Alliance
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020

At Emerson Family Saturdays at Craft Alliance, families create together in each of the Craft Alliance studios, exploring clay, fiber, metals and graphic arts. These free workshops are led my professional artists are for families with kids in kindergarten through grade 12. Registration is required. 

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