Teens and Tweens

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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Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp

Sprinkle summer with sweet creativity, fun and smiles! At Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp, campers will learn the basics of cake decorating, making frosting, basic design, how to frost a cake, cake decorating tools and uses, piping basic borders and designs, working with fondant and more. We'll explore playing with food to create delicious edible art projects and campers will bring home their edible creations throughout the week. No previous decorating experience is required. Each session is limited to 20 campers. Open to youth entering grades 1-8, 3-day and 5-day programs feature one of three delightful camp themes: As Seen on TV, Furry Friends, and Under the Sea.

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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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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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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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