To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, most family attractions and many businesses have closed temporarily. We urge our readers to follow public health guidelines: Stay home if at all possible and practice social distancing if you must leave your home. For the latest on protecting your family and community from COVID-19 follow these guidelines. To learn the facts about children and COVID-19, hear from Dr. Hilary Babcock, an infectious disease specialist with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps at The J

Not hitting the road for Spring Break? Give the kids a blast with a stay-cation at the J! Campers will spend spring break participating in activities such as sports, arts & craft, cooking, games, fitness, swimming and much more! 

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
K-5th Grades
Monday - Friday, March 16-20
Monday - Friday, March 23-27
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
K-8th Grades
Monday - Friday, March 16-20

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Spring Break Camp at Yucandu Art Studio

Spend Spring Break at Yucandu Art Studio in Webster Groves! Campers will enjoy four days of paint, mosaics and FUN! Projects include painted bird houses, mosaic stepping stones, miniature clay gardens, mosaic photo holders and photo collages on cigar box lids. 

Spring Break Camp at Yucandu Art Studio is for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Camp will be held March 16-19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Spring Break Multiplication Camp at Mathnasium of Wildwood

Build your child's math skills and watch their confidence soar at Spring Break Multiplication Camp at Mathnasium of Wildwood! Multiplication facts are the corner stone of mathematics. Mastery of multiplication will lead your child to success through middle school and beyond. Through a combination of visualization techniques, memory strategies, games, and worksheets, your child will have a blast learning their multiplication facts and committing them to long-term memory. Your child will be empowered to use multiplication. Help them master it. Spring Break Multiplication Camp takes place March 16th -19th, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mathnasuim in Wildwood. Cost is $50 per child. Register today - this camp fills fast!

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COCA Spring Break Arts Camps

NEW this year! COCA Spring Break Arts Camps, for kids ages 5-13, is where you'll find COCA's popular Summer Arts Camp programs plus a few surprises, all taught by COCA's faculty of amazing and experienced teaching artists. Spring Break Camps are offered March 16-20 and March 23-27 in a safe, comfortable, arts-learning environment where campers can truly enjoy art and the art-making process. All art supplies, technology supplies and equipment, as well as field trips, are included. Extended care is available. 

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Spring Break Camp at Little Medical School

Your child can spend Spring Break at Calling All Future Doctors Camp at Little Medical School! Sign up for a day or the whole week, where campers will learn about sports medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and nutrition. Calling All Future Doctors Camp is held March 16-20 at the Little Medical School Center in Creve Coeur. For ages 4-11. Camps are held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and extended care is available. 

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Spring Break Camps at Artscope

Spring Break Camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is out. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. Camps are for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. There is a different theme each day. Camps are offered weekdays, Thursday, March 12 through Friday, March 20.

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Spring Break Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Your child can spend their Spring Break at the Saint Louis Zoo! Observe and learn about what island life is like for animals. Whether flying into the jungles of Madagascar or diving into a volcano on Hawaii, campers will discover how animals thrive in such remote places. Campers will explore a different island and its inhabitants each day, with fun tours, games, crafts, and hands-on activities. 

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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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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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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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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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