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Positive Influence Leadership Camp

Counselors Associates is hosting its 5th annual Positive Influence Leadership Camp this summer for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the fall of 2022. Positive Influence Leadership Camp is an 8-session, 4-week summer camp led by highly skilled mental health therapists. This camp provides the opportunity for participants to learn and practice effective leadership skills, health communication skills, and engaging social skills, all while building self-confidence through fun activities. Many of our past campers have created lasting friendships and have learned effective leadership skills. 

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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Summer Camps

Summer STEM needs to be fun and engaging so IMSA summer programs tap into each child’s natural desire to experiment and explore through hands-on activities that provide the opportunity to ask questions, make discoveries, and test those discoveries in search for new understanding. Our original, IMSA-unique, inquiry-based programs mirror the enterprise of doing real science. For more information and to register or apply for a scholarship, visit here!

 

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Summer Job Fair at the Gateway Region YMCA

Visit your local YMCA for the Summer Job Fair and get interviewed on the spot! The Gateway Region YMCA is hosting job fairs at participating locations on March 14 and March 23. For a limited time, the YMCA is offering sign-on bonuses of $100, $200 and more for many positions, including camp counselor, lifeguard and swim instructor.

 

 

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Just Between Friends Kids' & Maternity Consignment Sale

Sometimes we have to choose between getting our kids what they need and splurging on the things they really want. Not at Just Between Friends O'Fallon/Belleville Kids' & Maternity Consignment Sale! When you shop JBF, low prices and large selection means you get BOTH - everything your kids need and more.  Shop the JBF O'Fallon/Belleville Spring & Summer Sale March 18-20th at the St. Clair County Event Center (just past Eckert's).

Sale hours are:

Friday, March 18: Early Shopping Day! 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets are required and limited.

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Mad Science of St. Louis Summer Camp

In Mad Science camps, kids have so much fun, they don't realize they're learning! Mysteries are solved, rockets fly, and inventions are made! Take on the role of a space alien visiting Earth for the first time. Build a rocket that leaves the launchpad at over 200 MPH. Dig for dinosaurs and lots more in our brand-new archeology camp, Underground Explorers. Mad Science of St. Louis offers full- and half-day camps at locations throughout the metro area for ages 4-12. There's something for everyone at Mad Science camps, where kids will be wowed by our giant trebuchet, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances!

Our exciting 2022 camps include:

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St. Louis African Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022

Children's activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, mask-making and educational workshops. In conjunction with the festival, the Saint Louis Zoo will have special activities focused on a different African animal each day.
 

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Schlafly Art Outside Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day invitational art fair featuring affordable art from more than 60 artists based in the St. Louis region. Enjoy quality art, tasty food, local brews and live music. There will also be a Kids Corner sponsored by Artists First with hands-on art activities at this family-friendly festival. 

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Sandcastle Beach at The Magic House

Experience a day at the beach without having to go any further than The Magic House! The popular Sandcastle Beach features tons of sand, hidden seashells to dig up and even beach umbrellas on the "shores" of The Magic House!

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