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Unleashing Potential's GAME JAM

Calling all gamers! You're invited to Unleashing Potential's GAME JAM! Gamers of all ages are invited. This is a friendly competition for participants to make and showcase games centered around a theme. It will be a fun challenge where learners can practice their game development skills. There will be a fully stocked breakfast bar too!



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YMCA Summer Camp

Jump Into Summer Day Camp!

Make this your summer for YMCA Day Camps, where kids make new friends and as they explore new adventures each day! You can find Gateway Region YMCA Summer Day Camps at 23 locations throughout St. Louis and the Metro East. The Y’s camps are designed for all ages - preschool, school-age and teen, which may vary by branch. Camps are offered on a weekly basis throughout the summer. Most are held or based at local YMCAs. Hours are typically 9 am - 4 pm, or half day for Preschool Camp. In addition, there is Fun Club, the Y's Before & After Camp Care, which is available as an add-on to all camps at an additional fee. Dozens and dozens of camps are offered by the YMCA, from Cheer, Dance and Drill and Sports of All Sorts to Baking and Water Park Hop. Camps are represented in these areas: Traditional, Special Interest, Arts & Humanities, Aquatics and Sports.

Here’s what some camp parents have to say:

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Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Camps

Aspiring astronauts, aviators, and engineers can experience a soaring adventure this summer at the Challenger Learning Center where they will explore space, science, and technology through simulated space missions and other engaging STEM activities. Design and build a lifesize lunar colony, launch rockets, build and pilot a drone, complete an underwater mission in SCUBA gear and more!

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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! Explore the science behind boogers, burps and everything gross! Make your own sidewalk chalk, bath fizzers and a rocket that can leave the launchpad at over 200 MPH. Campers train like an astronaut and solve real-world engineering problems using spinoff technology in a brand-new camp: AstroInnovators. 

Made 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, archaeological mysteries, and cool chemical reactions!

Our exciting 2023 camps include:

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Crayola Imagine Arts Academy Summer Camps

At Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy, we provide the creative spark and let children's imaginations do the rest. The fun and creative environment allows kids to use their ingenuity in new ways and fosters the development of important skills. We are offering both full-day and half-day camps. There are three week-long themes to choose from:

  • Crayola® World of Design
  • Crayola® Artist's Passport
  • Crayola® Artblazers
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STEAM Day Festival

Sign up for a day of free family fun with STEM workshops, activities, lunch and learning at the STEAM Day Festival. This free event is open to students in grades K-12 and their families. 


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Zootoberfest at the Saint Louis Zoo
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Enjoy a Zoo-themed, family-friendly Oktoberfest at the Saint Louis Zoo's Zootoberfest! Take advantage of the cooler weather and visit the Zoo's animals, exhibits and attractions. Kids can participate in fun activities, including hide and seek. an obstacle course and arts & crafts.

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Trike Town at The Magic House

Adventures abound at Trike Town, the outdoor, child-size city at The Magic House. Kids can pick out their favorite little red tricycle and explore the entire city. The adventure includes a stop at the craft shop, where kids can create their own fall-themed craft, a candy shop, firehouse and more. 

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Sensory Story Time
Monday, October 2, 2023
Monday, October 9, 2023

Sensory Story Time is geared to families with young children who are on the autism spectrum or who have sensory needs. Children of all abilities are welcome.

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