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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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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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Camp Manitowa

Camp Manitowa is a small, private camp 90 minutes from St. Louis. In 2020, we'll be offering 10 weeks of 1 and 2-week sessions. Kids choose from a wide array of activities including outdoor adventures, water skiing, swimming, boating, sports, arts & crafts, theater, campfires, and more! Our counselors are cool and caring college students who love camp and all the positive outcomes it offers kids. We do our best to show every camper an awesome time, make great friends and lifelong memories. 

 

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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 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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YMCA Camp Lakewood

YMCA Camp Lakewood is not just any overnight summer camp. It's that special time at the perfect place, with friends and memories your children will take with them throughout the rest of their lives. Help them to high-five every accomplishment, celebrate their growing independence and wonder of the world around them through the gift of overnight summer camp.

While campers love the sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, water activities, caving, climbing, ziplining, camp games and more, great kids are grown into well-rounded individuals by also teaching respect, responsibility, belonging and accomplishment. Children gain knowledge of the world around them through culturally diverse staff, all within the incredibly fun and safe environment of the Y. This is why campers call Camp Lakewood "My Camp!"

 

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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 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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Parents' Survival Night at The Little Gym
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.

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Kids Art Night Out
Friday, May 1, 2020

Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.

 

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Tons of Transportation
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Kids of all ages are invited to climb on and explore dump trucks, backhoes, fire trucks, police cruisers, an excavator and more at Tons of Transportation.

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