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YMCA Camp Lakewood

888-FUN-YMCA
13528 State HWY AA
Potosi, MO 63664

YMCA Camp Lakewood's summer overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, only 90 minutes south of St. Louis, provides a well-rounded experience for campers by getting them outdoors having fun, making friends and conquering new skills. A 360-acre lake, 5,200 wooded acres, caves and creeks create many opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiential learning. YMCA Camp Lakewood offers four-day, one-week and two-week camp programs, and also ranch, leadership and wilderness programs, with optional electives, including high adventure, advanced arts & crafts, paintball, SNAG golf, horsemanship and more. While campers love sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, water activities, caving, climbing, ziplining, camp games and more, great kids are grown into well-rounded individuals by teaching respect, responsibility, belonging and accomplishment. Read More

BablerWiLD Outdoor Education Center Camps

636-458-3048
200 Lake Road
Wildwood, MO 63005

What better way to spend the summer than outdoors! BablerWiLD Summer Programs offer full-day and half-day camps and classes that bring science and nature to life at Babler State Park. Trek and Travel provides travel opportunities to connect classroom learning to the outside world through adventure, science and self-discovery. For ages Pre-K-8th grade.   Read More

Vetta Sports Summer Camps

There's something to be said for longevity, and Vetta Sports Summer Camps have been around for more than 25 years. Simply put - we play sports and have FUN. As part of their summer camp experience, your child will discover a variety of activities, including classic sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, racquetball and kickball. But the fun doesn't stop there! Campers also learn innovative team-building skills, play archery tag, jump on inflatables and get creative with arts & crafts. Read More

Challenger Learning Center Summer Space Adventures

314-521-6205
205 Brotherton Lane
Ferguson, MO 63135

Aspiring astronauts, scientists and engineers ages 8-18 will have a "blast" at the award-winning Challenger Learning Center where they can explore space, science, art, and technology through simulated space missions and other out-of-this-world activities.  Space adventurers can travel to the Moon or Mars, explore Comets, or train in an underwater environment in SCUBA gear. Future engineers can design, build and inhabit a life-size lunar colony or build remote-controlled rovers and rockets with 3D printed parts. Specialty camps include: Advanced Rocketeering, Sports in Space, Aquatic Robotics, and Innovators Workshop. Read More

Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics and LEGO Building Camps

314-287-5876

Join us this summer for a fun-filled Bricks 4 Kidz Camp! Inspire your child to dive into their own imaginations and demonstrate their creativity with awesome, educational builds and activities. We'll take a thrilling journey through Robotics (LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics), Bat League, Pocket Monsters (Pokemon®), Galaxy Far Away (Star Wars®), Brick City Engineers, Motorized Machines and Remote Control Mania, Minecraft, Super Heroes, and more! Bricks 4 Kidz provides your children with the tools they need to discover their inner architecture and engineering skills in an exciting learning environment. Don't miss out on this Camp opportunity!   Read More

Summer Camp Expo

Learn about summer camp opportunities for your children and teenagers at this free Summer Camp Expo on Feb. 15 at Whole Foods Market in Town and Country.

Representatives from more than 15 local summer camps will share information and answer questions about their unique summer camp opportunities. Attendance prizes will also be awarded!

Be sure to visit the   table for fun giveaways!

Free. Noon to 2 p.m. at Whole Foods Town and Country.

More information: www.wholefoodsmarket.com

 

Age Ranges:

When the summer camp guide from a local arts center arrived in our mailbox, my third grader paged through it eagerly … and then proudly pointed to about thirteen different camps she planned to sign up for this summer. From circus camp to acting camp to a camp where you make your own ice cream, she had visions of attending them all.

For kids, the world of summer camp is filled with excitement and possibility. For parents, on the other hand, it can be a bit trickier to navigate. The options seem endless, the costs add up, and those darned kids insist on having their own opinions and making choices that differ from your own.

The good news? With so many quality summer camp options throughout the St. Louis area, it’s easier than ever to find a camp that will meet the needs of your entire family. You just need to follow a few simple guidelines.