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Edwardsville Children's Museum Micro Forest Planting Day

In March, more than 100 volunteers from the Edwardsville community planted 100 trees to get the Edwardsville Children’s Museum Micro Forest off the ground. On April 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., ECM will plant a second round of trees in celebration of Earth Day, and your family is invited to join the effort.

 

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Strawberry Festival at Eckerts
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021

There are more than strawberries (but plenty of those too) at this festival! Kids can enjoy pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, wagon rides, inflatables and lots more.

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Vetta Sports Summer Camps

There's something to be said for longevity, and Vetta Sports Summer Camps have been around for more than 30 years. Simply put – we play sports and have FUN. As part of their summer camp experience, your child will discover a variety of activities, including classic sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, inline hockey and kickball. But the fun doesn't stop there! Campers also learn innovative team-building skills, play archery tag, and get creative with arts & crafts. Special guests educate and entertain kids with animals, introduce science concepts, teach athletic skills and much more. Register by April 18, 2021, for Early Bird Pricing.

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Mad Science of St. Louis

In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Bubbles pop, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Discover our ooey gooey insides in Gross Out Science. Find out why things fly and build planes in Wings & Things. Make your own birdhouse in Make It camp, and lots more! Mad Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 5-12. We put safety first! We're using local, state and national guidelines to keep children and staff safe. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds!

Our exciting 2021 camps include:

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YMCA Summer Camp

At the YMCA, we can't wait to welcome your child to enjoy summer as it should be: fun, action-packed, and most of all, safe! Safety is our first priority and we are committed to following guidelines set forth by our health officials. We offer camps throughout the summer for ages 3-17. Camps range from traditional outdoor camp to special interest camps such as sports, aquatics, arts & humanities, and teens. We also offer Before & After Care as an add-on at an additional fee.

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from the iconic Eric Carle picture books, features more than 75 larger-than-life puppets, friends from other Eric Carle picture books, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and more. 

 

 

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