Excitement is building for summer and the wide variety of summer camp experiences available for kids in the St. Louis metro area. But first! Spring break is around the corner, and there are plenty of Spring Break camps now enrolling.
Here is a roundup of Spring Break camps available in the St. Louis area:
Spring Break Art Camps at COCA
You don't have to wait for summer to engage with the arts at COCA! Spring Break Camps at COCA in U City include favorite themes from COCA's Summer Camp offerings plus a few surprises. COCA's 2023 camps offer circus skills, arts & crafts, singing, dance, and even Ice Cream Camp! Spring Break camps run March 20-24, are for ages 5-10 and taught by COCA's faculty of experienced teaching artists. Registration is open for both full-day and half-day Spring Break camps. Learn more and sign up at cocastl.org. Get COCA's Spring Break Camp handbook at this link.
Spring Break Camps at COCA
Spring Break Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo: Animal Myths and Legends
Spend Spring Break at the Saint Louis Zoo for a week full of searching for fantastic beasts! From art to books to movies, animals and mythological creatures play an important role in our modern-day entertainment. But do dragons really exist? Where did the legend of the unicorn come from? Throughout the week, campers will explore a variety of animals, real and imaginary, and how they add to our enjoyment of the stories in which they are found. Spring Break camp dates are March 20-24. Before and after-care are available. Learn more and sign up at stlzoo.org
Mad Science of St. Louis Spring Break Camps
Mad Science of St. Louis is offering Spring Break Camp at two locations: Olivette City Center and Dressel Elementary in Concord. Camps include Make It Camp - a full day session for kids in kindergarten through grade 5, and Secret Agent Lab, also for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. At Secret Agent Lab, kids step in to the shoes of a detective as they uncover the science involved in evidence-gathering and analysis. In Make It camp, kids roll up their sleeves, put on their makers caps and get ready to create! Both camps will be held March 20-24. To register for either camp, visit stlouis.madscience.org
Spring Break Camp at Mad Science of St. Louis
Spring Break at the J
Not hitting the road for Spring Break? Give the kids a blast with a stay-cation at the J! They'll spend spring break participating in activities such as numerous sports, arts and crafts, cooking, games, swimming and much more! Spring Break camps will be held Monday through Friday from March 13 through March 27 depending on location (Creve Coeur or Chesterfield). Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before- and after-care available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All kids can participate at Spring Break Camp at the J! Learn more and register at jccstl.org
Spring Break at The J
Vetta Sports Spring Break Camp
Whether you are looking for a babysitter, or just a break, Vetta Sports Spring Break camp is a healthy, safe and affordable option for children ages 5-12 years old. Each year, Vetta Sports makes Spring Break camp a little different and a little better, while maintaining the confidence and trust of our customers that their children will have fun and be safe. Camps are set up with a variety of fun activities, including soccer, kickball, Nerf games, arts & crafts and much more! Spring Break Camps run March 21-25 at four Vetta Sports locations across the St. Louis metro area. Go to vettasports.com to choose your location and signup online.
Yucandu Art Studio Spring Break Camp
For four days, kids can paint, make mosaics, and other favorite art projects at Yucandu Art Studio in Webster Groves. Campers should wear paint clothes and be prepared to get messy. Spring Break Camp is held March 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register at yucandu.com
Spring Break Camp at Artscope
At Artscope in Tower Grove Park, Spring Break campers ages 6-11 are in for lots of creative fun. Each day there will be a new theme, from Make a Toy Theater camp, to Cave Dwellers United, to How to Make Hair! Spring Break camp will be held March 20-24. To learn more and register, visit artscopestl.org.
Brick City Camp from Bricks 4 Kidz
Campers at Bricks 4 Kidz Brick City Spring Break Camp will build a city! What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas and plans and building skills for cities and make it all come together/ Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city themed models using LEGO Bricks. Then they'll have a blast using custom-built cars to move the people of the city around town! For ages 5-11. Brick City camp runs 8 to 11 a.m. and will be held March 20-24 at the Ballwin Pointe. Learn more and register at bricks4kidz.com.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.