summer camps in St. Louis

Kraus Farms Summer Camp

The staff at Kraus Farms offer a fun and educational program teaching students about horses in a fun environment. Our instructors stress safety, horsemanship, and enjoyment as the most important elements of our camps. In addition to riding, your child will learn how to groom, saddle, bathe, and care for a horse. When the children are not in the barn, they are participating in games, crafts, and educational presentations. We offer Mini Buckaroos Camps for ages 5 & 6 and Little Ranchers Camps for ages 6-10 among many others. We also offer year-round riding lessons and trail rides from March through November.

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Camp Westminster

With more than 30 weekly camps, Camp Westminster is the place to be for adventure and fun. Children entering grades 3-8 can choose from a variety of half-day and full-day camps, including Color Chemistry, Outdoor Adventure, Improv and Art Studio. Camp staff consists of enthusiastic Westminster teachers and coaches who help campers sharpen their God-given skills. 

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Mad Science of St. Louis Summer Camp

Discover the perfect blend of fun and learning at Mad Science camps! With 18 locations across the St. Louis area, these camps are designed for kids aged 4 to 11. Let your child's imagination soar at "Make It!" Camp, explore our world in Earth and Space Investigators, or launch into the science of rockets. Dive into the nuts and bolts of robots, become a Secret Agent, or join the ranks of AstroInnovators. Embark on a NASA journey to outer space or nurture your "Little Green Thumbs." With exciting topics like these, our week-long camps provide an unforgettable summer filled with captivating adventures, hands-on experiments, and mind-blowing discoveries.

Our exciting 2024 camps include:

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Summer Expo 2024

Plan your child's summer at the biggest Summer Camp Expo in the St. Louis area, featuring 70+ local and regional summer camps offering day- and sleep-away camp experiences all across the St. Louis region and beyond. Bring your kids and learn about a wide variety of summer learning and summer fun opportunities for kids of all ages. The Summer Expo is presented by Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed, sponsored by STL Parent and STL Camps, and is open to all families from any school district across the St. Louis metro area. Admission is free.

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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood

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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Youth Fishing Derby at Des Peres Park
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Grab a rod and reel and bring your kids to Des Peres Park for the Youth Fishing Derby. Kids ages 3-12 can participate in morning fishing, the Longest Fish Contest, and most fish caught in each age division. Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Registration is required.

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