To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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Forsyth Summer Discovery

Summer begins here! With nearly 50 camps developed by Forsyth School faculty, Summer Discovery provides kids age 3 through Grade 6 with an appropriate mix of structure, freedom, and challenge. 

Different weekly themes allow kids to become engineers, artists, cyclists, filmakers, spies, performers, climbers, designers, scientists, photographers, explorers, and more! Forsyth Summer Discovery is a place to play, try, make, be, and do – on the high ropes or obstacle course, in the science lab, on the stage, and on the field. 

Located on Forsyth School's one-of-a-kind campus featuring a gymnasium, Adventure Center, Sport Court, track and field, playgrounds, and Big Backyard, Summer Discovery offers a largely "unplugged" experience with a neighborhood feel. Kids enjoy lunch with friends, daily pick-up games, and lots of water games and play!

 

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Ursuline Academy Summer Camps

Whether your child loves to perform, create, run, build, compete, or everything in between, Ursuline has a summer camp for them! This year, we're excited to offer a wide array of options in athletics, STEAM, new and exciting camps with our partners COCA and Bricks4Kidz, and more, all on Ursuline's campus.

There are camps available for children and teens ages 6-14, half and whole day camps, and the option to participate in several camps. All camps take place on Ursuline Academy's campus in Kirkwood, Missouri. 

 

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YMCA Summer Camp

The Gateway Region YMCA will hold summer camps as planned in 2020 and will follow CDC-recommended public health guidelines. While summer camp may look different this summer, families can count on an exceptional experience for their children. 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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MICDS Summer of Adventure

Embark on a summer filled with endless possibilities at MICDS Summer Camps. Create lasting memories with your fellow campers – kids of every age, school and interest. Each of our four camps is located on our sprawling 100-acre campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff. 

Camp Pegasus
Campers explore an array of exciting activities in the arts, sciences, technology, sports and swimming to ensure that brains and bodies are active and engaged. 
 
Language Immersion Camp
Participants will "visit" different countries and experience the culture through cooking, nature, art, music, film and games while being immersed in the target language.
 
Eliot Summer Academy
Students have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research, learn digital art techniques in our studios, explore world history and more.
 
Rams Sports Camp
Campers learn from student-athletes and coaches to improve the athletic ability in a fun and challenging environment.
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COCA Summer Arts Camps

COCA prides itself on offering some of the most creative camps around, providing campers with the opportunity to experience new things, build their skills and have tons of fun. Full- or half-day, weeklong, in-person camps run July 13-August 21. Online camps are also offered via COCAcamps@Home with more than 75 offerings representing COCA's most popular camps.  

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Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation: Next Stop Broadway

Program dates are August 3-7. Registrations are still being accepted! Young performers ages 10-18, of all skill levels, are invited to register for a week-long performing arts program taught by Broadway professionals. The week consists of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The staff of Broadway professionals teaches "cast members" songs and choreography from two hit shows from the "Golden Age of Broadway." Cast members create their own presentations based on shows in the 2020-21 Fabulous Fox Theatre season and other hit musicals. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program includes a mid-week "edu-tainment" segment, highlighted by film clips of the Broadway shows. The week culminates with an "Opening Night" performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon followed by a cast party. 

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Wilson School Open House

The Wilson School's January Open House is an opportunity for parents to see the school's spaces, talk with teachers, explore student exhibits, and learn what sets Wilson apart.

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Virtual Family Fun Series from the Missouri History Museum
Monday, June 1, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020

Join the Missouri History Museum this summer for virtual family fun! The Summer Family Fun series includes activities for all ages, including yoga, interactive workshiops about the Mississippi Riverm, sports and games, exploring Forest Park, Cahokia Mounds and more.

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Magic At Home with The Magic House

The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center

The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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