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Community Camps at Community School

Community School offers camps for 3-year-olds to eighth graders, including arts, academics and just plain summer fun on the school's beautiful 18-acre campus. Expanded mini camps include over 90 offerings, with special sessions from COCA, Bricks4Kidz, Little Medical School and more, including partnering with STAGES again for three musical theater camps. Plus, there's Play Camp for our youngest campers and FUNdamentals to fight the summer slump.

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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

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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Whitfield Sports Camps

Whitfield Sports Camps are perfect for athletes at any level. Under the instruction of our talented coaches, athletes will build fundamental skills, improve their game, and have fun. Summer 2020 offerings include boys basketball, girls basketball, girls volleyball, and co-ed dance. All skill levels welcome. Session dates, times and age ranges vary. Please visit whitfieldschool.org/summercamp for camp-specific details.

 

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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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