Winter Break and School's Out Camps

Winter Break Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Kids can spend part of their Winter Break at the Zoo observing and leaerning about animals, how the Zoo cares for them, and how you they can help! Participants at Winter Break Camp at the Zoo will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts, and hands-on activities that focus on the many careers at the Zoo that employ animal behavioral practices. Register for one of two sessions.

Winter Break Camp at the Zoo: Where the Wild Things Live will be held December 26-28 and January 2-4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before- and after-care available. 

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Ultimate Ninjas Winter Camp

Kick your winter break up a notch with Winter Camp at Ultimate Ninjas! Campers will have some indoor fun on the American Ninja Warrior style obstacle courses, where they'll learn to challenge themselves in a positive environment. Kids gain self-confidence, acceptance and a true hunger for tackling obstacles. Led by three-time American Ninja Warrior Kirsti Pratt, kids will be valued for who they are and discover what they are uniquely capable of achieving. 

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Winter Break Camps at Artscope St. Louis

Winter Break camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is not in session. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. Camps are for kids in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Each day has a different theme.

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Miss Kelly's Gym Winter Camp Extravaganza

Miss Kelly's offers non-competitive, theme-based Winter camps that provide children an opportunity for fitness, fun and total development – not to mention a fantastic way to beat the chilly weather! All camps are gymnastics-based and feature a new, exciting theme each day! Themes include Winter Wonderland, Holiday Goofy Games, Pajama Jam, Winter Camping, Dinosaur Ice Age, New Year's Beach Bash, and Pirate & Mermaid Adventure. 

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YMCA Camp Lakewood Winter Camp

It's Camp Lakewood with a wintertime twist! Parents, if you're struggling with activities for your children while they are off for winter break while you still have to work, they will have a blast at YMCA Camp Lakewood Winter Camp Dec. 27-30. Our winter camp is full of fun and exciting activities such as a climbing tower, archery, arts & crafts, nature center and more. And because it's winter we've got something even the summer camp campers don't have – winter activities.

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Winter Camps at The Lodge Des Peres

Your child can spend their winter break having fun at The Lodge Des Peres in a variety of winter camps that will keep them active and engaged! Camps cover a wide variety of activities, interests and ages. Sign up for Lodge Lunch Bunch and turn Lodge half-day camps into full-day camps! 

Winter Camps offered at The Lodge Include:

Aqua Adventures Camp

Balls-N-Strikes Winter Camp

Mad Science Winter Break Camps

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Winter Break Camp at Kirkwood Community Center

Kids can be entertained over winter break at the Kirkwood Community Center. There will be arts & crafts projects, a movie, games in the gym, and outdoor adventures to explore Kirkwood Park. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28. Sign up for one, two or three days. Cost is $30 per day for non-residents and $25 per day for residents. 

For kids in grades 1-5. Pre-registration is required.

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MLK Community Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019

Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum to celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dt. Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss how to make a difference in your community, get active with yoga and movement workshops, create peace-inspired art, meet local and nationally renowned authors, and explore stories of the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. King. 

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School's Out Camp Create

School's Out Camp Create offers families a fun, creative and enriching option when school is out of session. Single-day camps are led by Artscope's professional teaching artists. Extended care is available until 6 p.m.

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UMSL's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019

Honor the life, the work and the contributions of Dr. King by joining the University of Missouri – St. Louis for a morning of incredible performances and inspirational speeches. The impressive lineup includes filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome, KMOV reporter Justin Andrews, soloist Brian Owens, and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Tickets are free and include both complimentary parking and light refreshments following the ceremony.

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