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This is a sample of camps offered in the area. Many of these camps have multiple dates not listed here. The camps listing is done in partnership with Blueprint4SummerSTL.com.

AB Spectrum

Autism and Behavioral Spectrum offers a camp program complete with a special event introduced Fridays to each age group.

14733 Clayton Road, Ballwin; abspectrum.org; 314-339-7732

Foxes • Social skill groups and age-appropriate math, writing, science, arts, movement, creative play and critical thinking that are needed for the transition to the next grade are emphasized. June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 10-14, $500.

Dolphins • Students will focus on social skill groups, age-appropriate math and other basic educational subjects, creative play, and critical-thinking skills. June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 6-10, $500.

Penguins • Preschool students will focus on the same, age-appropriate skills as above to assist in the transition to kindergarten. June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 3-5, $500.

Zebras • Toddlers will learn basic early childhood education subjects and basic sign language in addition to exploring their interests through teacher-led expeditions. June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 2-3, $475.

Giraffes • Infants will explore the outdoors as well as sensory objects within the classroom and be taken for walks in the stroller to encourage observational skills. June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 1, $475.

Ackermann’s Swim Program

Provides children a safe, noncompetitive environment for teaching the life skills of swimming and water safety.

1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood; aspkirkwood.com; 314-821-1070

Swim Program • Build confidence and self-esteem by learning the life skills of swimming and water safety in a safe, non-competitive environment. May 22-Aug 11. Ages 4-11.

Sessions vary based on ages, dates and pricing.

Aim HighSt. Louis

Five-week program that enriches middle school students academically, culturally and personally. Tuition-free and currently admitting 5th and 6th grade students. Applications can be found on the website and are due by mid-April.

755 South Price Road; aimhighstl.org; 314-432-9500

John Burroughs School • June 15-July 21. Ages 11-14, Free.

St. Louis Priory School • June 15-July 21. Ages 11-14, Free.

Villa Duchesne • June 15-July 21. Ages 11-14, Free.

Andrews Academy

All-inclusive day camp designed to accommodate campers’ various interests, such as sports, the outdoors, technology, science and the arts along with daily swimming and weekly field trips.

888 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur; andrewsacademy.com; 314-878-1883

Session 1, Week 1 – Science • Campers will explore the science of nature, space, chemistry and much more. June 5-9. Ages 7-9, $317.

Session 1, Week 1 – Performing Arts • Campers participate in dance, cheerleading, theater, music, gymnastics and weekly performances. June 5-9. Ages 7-12, $317.

Session 1, Week, 1 – Arts and Crafts • Campers use different artistic mediums to create both individual and group projects. June 5-9. Ages 7-12, $317.

Session 1, Week 1 – Outdoor Recreation • Campers participate in hiking, orienteering, biking and more. June 5-9. Ages 7-9, $317.

Other weekly sessions based on age include technology and are available on different weeks.

Andrews Academy Preschool Summer Camp • Lunch and snacks provided. Ten one-week sessions running June 5-Aug. 11, including two-, three- or five-day options for half-days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sessions include All About Me, Once Upon a STEM Tale, Pet Parade and more.

Artscope Summer Camp 2017

Located in Tower Grove Park, Artscope offers camping complete with different themes, from music to public art to nature with a focus on upcycled materials and eco-friendly creativity.

P.O. Box 63128, St. Louis; Artscopestl.org/creative-programs/summercamp; 314-865-0060

Art of Noise • Explores sound, music, instrument-making and alternative instruments. May 30-June 2. Ages 5-11, $165.

Planes, Trains and … Rickshaws? • Campers will draw, sculpt, paint or assemble their favorite modes of transport while thinking about global transportation. June 5-9. Ages 5-12, $165.

Other sessions include Printastic, Culture Club, In(ter)dependence Day, Muralicious, Mural Mania, Busy Builders and Splish Splash.

Big River Running Cross Country Camp

A great way to get a jump start on the 2017 cross country season.

Big River Cross Country Camp • July 17-21. Ages 11-17, $125.

Bishop DuBourg High School Camp Cavalier

Coached by high school team coaches to prepare athletes for high school athletics.

5850 Eichelberger Street; campcavalier.org; 314-783-4464

Girls basketball • Includes basketball stations, drills and individual and group instruction. June 5-9. Ages 11-14, $40.

Other sessions include boys baseball, girls softball, girls volleyball, boys football, boys basketball, girls soccer and boys soccer.

Equestrian summer camp

Olivia Johnson, 8, of Town and Country, rides Sioux during summer camp at Kraus Farms in High Ridge, Mo. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Photo by Cristina M. Fletes, cfletes@post-dispatch.com

Boy Scouts of America

Children participate in a variety of outdoor activities, make lifelong friends and develop valuable and lasting skills.

Blackburn Park Day Camp • Boys and their sisters are welcome to attend; outdoor activities include BB guns, archery, crafts, rockets, hiking and more. June 5-9. Ages 6-10, $75.

Camp Gamble Boy Scout Summer Camp • All Boy Scouts ages 11 and up are welcome to attend and enjoy water sports, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. June 11-July 29. Ages 11-17, $275.

Other weekly sessions include Cub Adventure Camp, Camp Lewallen Boy Scout Summer Camp, Swift High Adventure Base Summer Camp, Famous Eagle Boy Scout Summer Camp, STEM Evening Camp and more; camps vary based on ages, pricing and session dates.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Offering camp at nine locations in St. Louis city and county, these summer camps offer young people a fun and dynamic experience to spark creativity, engagement and exploration.

2901 North Grand Boulevard; bgcstl.org; 314-335-8000

Adams Park Club Summer Camp • Explore programs in Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. June 5-July 28. Ages 6-18, $225.

Other sessions focus on those five core areas and vary based on price, age and session locations and dates.

Brain Injury Association of Missouri Inc.

The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a weeklong organized outdoor experience, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, for people with a brain injury.

2265 Schuetz Road; biamo.org/BIAMOWildernessCamp.aspx; 314-426-4024

Brain Injury Association of Missouri • A week of fun, adventure and independence for survivors of brain injury. June 18-23. Ages 18-65, $390.

Bricks4Kidz – Kirkwood

Summer camps using LEGO bricks, technology and creativity to develop the next generation of engineers.

P.O. Box 631, St. Louis; bricks4kidz.com/stl; 314-252-2254

Jurassic Brick Land Camp • Campers will learn about dinosaurs from the Jurassic period and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the Earth. Learn, build and play. May 30-31. Ages 6-11, $55.

“Galaxy Far Away” Space Camp • Campers will build motorized models that represent spacecraft and characters from “Star Wars.” June 1-2. Ages 6-11, $55.

EV3 Robotics Camp • Students will incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming their commands directly into LEGO bricks. June 12-16. Ages 11-15, $185.

Avengers’ Challenge Camp • Campers will construct crime-fighting contraptions and characters including Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. June 13-14. Ages 6-11, $55.

Mining and Crafting Camp • Campers will experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO bricks by crafting their shelters, facing new challenges every day, building models, and crafting key elements from Minecraft. June 15-16. Ages 6-11, $55.

Other camp offerings vary based on dates and prices; they include Underwater Adventures Preschool Camp, Junior Robotics Camp, Pocket Brick Monsters Camp, Bat League: Heroes and Villains Camp, Brick City Engineers Camp, Fun with Animals Preschool Camp, Motorized Machines and Remote Control Mania, and Wizards and Wands Camp.

Burr Oak Camp

Providing their 66th summer of fun in the relaxed, secure settings of the John Burroughs School and Community School campuses.

755 South Price Road; sites.google.com/site/burroakcamp/; 314-993-3045, Ext. 249

Burr Oak Camp • A traditional full day camp for boys and girls that emphasizes swimming instruction and includes crafts, woodworking, sports and games. June 12-16. Ages 4-12, $475.

Camp Barnabas

Any individual with special needs or chronic illness and his or her siblings can participate in summer activities and experience the love, joy and excitement of inclusion and acceptance.

3322 South Campbell Avenue, Springfield, Mo.; campbarnabas.org; 1-417-708-5298

Each session serves individuals who have an intellectual/developmental disability and/or autism. Dates, ages of campers, prices and session times vary.

Camp Birchwood

Nestled on the sunny shores of a lake in Northern Minnesota, Birchwood’s private location provides the ideal setting for fun and exciting activities on both land and water.

6983 North Steamboat Lake Drive NW, LaPorte, Minn.; campbirchwood.com; 1-800-451-5270

Traditional 4 Week Camp • Wilderness adventures are offered each week. A camping trip in the great outdoors is a memorable time for all. June 12-July 9, July 10-Aug. 6.. Camps vary by age; those for ages 7-17 are $5,200; those for ages 7-14 are $3,250.

Camp Birchwood for Boys

Canoe through the wilderness, camp on nearby islands, rock-climb, hike, bike, fish, kayak, and live in cabins with boys your age while choosing your own camp activities everyday.

12586 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, Minn.; campbirchwoodforboys.com; 1-218-388-4402

Traditional 4 Week Camp • Canoe, camp on nearby islands, rock climb, hike, bike, fish and kayak. June 12-July 9, July 10-Aug. 6. Ages 7-17, $5,200.

Introductory 2 Week Camp • Same description as above. June 12-June 25, June 26-July 9, July 10-July 23, July 24-Aug. 6. Ages 7-14, $3,250.

Camp Concordia

Based on the fundamentals of Concordia Turners: “Sound mind in a sound body.” This camp includes gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, swimming, crafts and sports.

13400 Pinewood Street, Gowen, Mich. campconcordia.org/summer2017/1-3; 1-616-754-3785

Journey Camp Connect • Connect two weeks of camp together with casual weekends where staff help campers do laundry and prepare for the next week while enjoying a few activities. June 18-30. Ages 8-11; $864.

Journey Camp • Swim, aim, paddle, and play. Learn teamwork, create community, and enjoy six days filled with friends, Bible studies, campfires, and outdoor fun. June 18-20. Ages 8-10; $360.

Camp sessions vary based on ages, session dates, and prices. Other camp sessions include Quest Camp, Returning LIT Option, Explorers Camp, Trails Camp and Survivor.

Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders

Science, design and sustainability camp for 5th-8th graders at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

4651 Shaw Avenue; missouribotanicalgarden.com/learn-discover.aspx; 314-577-0281

Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders • July 10-14. Ages 9-14, $185.

Camp Jump Start

Overnight whole health camp specializing in healthy lifestyles and weight management.

3602 Lion’s Den Road, Imperial; campjumpstart.com; 1-877-520-5867

Weight Loss Camp for Kids & Teens • In four weeks, your child will be educated on how to make life changes, maintain this success at home and transform their complications from obesity (like diabetes) into a reversal of their symptoms by regaining their health. June 11-Aug 5. Ages 9-18, $8,225. For June 11-July 8, or July 9-Aug. 5, Ages 9-18: $4,325.

Camp MAGIC

One-day grief camp held at Purina Farms for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a loved one.

200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit; ssmhealthathome.com/camp-magic; 1-888-488-7768

Camp MAGIC • June 10. Ages 6-12, Free.

Camp Manitowa

Camp Manitowa offers a great camp experience close to home for kids in 2nd-9th grade. The small size and proximity to St. Louis (Rend Lake, Ill.) make it the perfect fit for new and veteran campers alike.

P.O. Box 16613, St. Louis; campmanitowa.com; 314-348-6412

Session A and B – 1 week option • June 12-June 18, July 10-July 16. Ages 7-15, $1,100.

Smoky Mountain Adventure Trip • Trip to the Smokies. June 19-June 25, July 17-July 23. Ages 14-15; $1,500.

Session II and III • Traditional 2-week camp. June 26-July 9, July 10-July 23. Ages 7-15, $2,000.

Camp Nadav at Benton-Rend Lake and Cedar Camp Point • 1-week Jewish camping. July 24-July 30, July 31-Aug. 8. Ages 7-15, $475.

Camp Ondessonk

Located in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois, Ondessonk’s summer camp programs encourage campers to have fun, grow spiritually, make friends, grow in self-confidence and self-esteem and develop values.

3760 Ondessonk Road, Ozark, Ill.; ondessonk.com; 1-877-659-2267

Hike, Bike, Paddle & Climb • Backpacking, mountain biking, rock camp and river adventure. June 4-June 10, June 16-June 25. Ages 12-16, $525.

COED Camp Session • Mirrors and prepares campers for everyday living — the world is co-ed. One side of Lake Echon is designated for male campers, the other for females. June 4-June 10, June 11-17, June 18-June 24, July 2-July 8, July 23-29, July 30-Aug. 5. Ages 10-15, $498.

Mini Camp • A special three-day, three-night session for younger children. June 4-June 7, June 11-14, June 25-June 28, July 2-July 5, July 16-July 19, July 30-Aug. 2. Ages 8-10, $275.

Horse Camp Session • Learn how to care for and groom your horse, develop basic horsemanship and riding skills and enjoy long rides. June 4-June 10, June 18-June 24, July 9-July 15, July 23-July 26. Ages 12-15, $560.

Other camp sessions vary based on prices, ages and session dates. They include Horse Adventure, Mini Camp Explorers, Paddling Adventure, Camper vs Wild, Mountain Biking, Shawnee Backpack and Zip-Line Adventure, Boys Camp, Smoky Mountain Adventure, Girls Camp, Climbing Adventure and Surfing Adventure.

Camp Weloki for Girls

Family owned by Dr. Tim and Anne Jordan, Camp Weloki for Girls focuses on leadership, friendship, and being your authentic self in fun, safe, weeklong camp sessions for girls.

300 Chesterfield Center (office address), Suite 255, Chesterfield; campweloki.com/camps.html; 636-530-1883

Sessions vary based on location, prices and ages of participants.

Camp Westminster

More than 30 camp offerings in sports, art, music, adventure and more for boys and girls in grades K-9.

800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town and Country; wcastl.org/campwestminster; 314-997-2900

Flag Football • Grab the ball and run. June 5-9. Ages 8-10, $115.

Field Hockey • Whether you have some experience or have never picked up a stick, campers will have a great time and learn new skills. June 5-9. Ages 11-15, $115.

Dance • Show us your moves. June 5-9. Dance 1 is for ages 5-10. Dance 2 is for ages 12-14. $115.

Club Wildcat • The place to be for hours of fun. June 5-30. Ages 11-15, $115.

Art Exploration 1 • Put your artistic abilities to use this summer. June 5-9. Ages 5-10, $115.

Sessions vary based on age, prices and session dates. Other session offerings include Baseball 1 and 2, Art Exploration 2, Football, Girls Basketball, Chess for Beginners, Amazing Anatomy, Books and Cooks 1 and 2, Art Studio Camp, Basketball Skill Development 1 and 2, Cheer 1 and 2, Creative Genius Camp, and Boys Basketball.

Camp Whitfield

Campers use Whitfield’s state-of-the-art technology, play indoor and outdoor group and team sports and create original art projects.

175 South Mason Road; whitfieldschool.org/page.cfm?p=525; 314-415-1256

Camp Whitfield Sessions 1-3 • Technology-based activities, exploration, and fun and games await camper each day at Camp Whitfield. July 10-July 14, July 17-July 21, July 24-July 28. Ages 6-14, $225.

Carondelet Park Rec Complex

Summer unplugged! Amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others. The YMCA invites your camper to an unforgettable summer experience for ages 5-13 years.

930 Holly Hills; gwrmyca.org; 314-768-9622

Sessions vary based on ages, dates and prices. Session offerings include Arts & Humanities, Aquatics, Discovery, Sports and Dance, Water Park Hop Camp, Art of Construction, Movin’ and Groovin’, Boys Will be Boys, Basketball, Fishing, Discovery, Game On!, Improv, Building 2.0, and DJ Hero Camp.

Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis

The Challenger Learning Center offers many summer experiences for students 8 years old and up. Simulated space missions, SCUBA diving and lunar colonies are just a few of the exciting program activities.

205 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson; challengerstl.org/our-programs/summer-camps; 314-521-6205

Young Astronaut Training Camp • Participate in a variety of astronaut training and astronomy activities, then go on a mission to the International Space Station. Make and take home many “out of this world” projects, such as rockets, space food and your own spacesuit. June 5-9, June 12-16, July 10-14. Ages 8-10, $210.

Advanced Rocketeering • Campers build and launch rockets, building their own customized rocket — complete with 3D printed parts they design themselves. Build your own electronic launch system and platform also. June 5-9. Ages 10-18, $275.

Sports in Space • Campers will experiment with gravity, air resistance and momentum. June 12-16. Ages 12-16, $250.

Inventors’ TechShop • Learn to use drills, band saws, soldering irons and combine shop tools with other high-tech gadgetry like Arduino micro-processors and 3D printers. Use advanced rapid prototyping equipment like laser cutters and vacuum formers. Ages 12-18, $425.

Astronaut Training Camp • Compete in rocket design, launch challenges, experience two simulated space missions and participate in hands-on activities including a lunar colony that you will design, build and inhabit. June 19-23, June 26-30. Ages 10-13, $210.

Aquatic Robotics Camp • Learn basic robotics and build your own custom SeaPerch ROV, an underwater robot. Participants will learn the basics of SCUBA and join their robot in an underwater mission. July 17-21. Ages 12-18, $350.

Advanced Astronaut Training Camp • Train like a real NASA astronaut and learn basic SCUBA diving skills to participate in an underwater spacewalk training simulation. (Additional forms/criteria are required to register for this camp.) July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 10-13, $250.

Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Summer Camp

An outdoor Christian camp in a day-camp setting for children entering kindergarten-Grade 8.

11645 Benham Road; chapelofthecross.org/summercamp; 314-741-3737

COTC Summer Camp • COTC Summer Camp operates for 10 weeks of the summer from after Memorial Day through the first week of August. Parents may select individual days or weeks to attend. There is no minimum number of days or weeks required. May 30-June 2. Ages 5-13, $116.

Additional sessions vary based on dates and price.

Chess Summer Camp

Summer at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis offers three weeklong camp sessions, each of them led by professional Grandmasters and certified staff members.

4657 Maryland Avenue; saintlouischessclub.org; 314-361-2437

Sessions 1, 2, and 3 • Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students. June 5-9, June 26-30, July 24-28. Ages 6-14, $400.

Chesterfield Day School

Fun, educational camps conveniently located in West St. Louis County near Interstate 64 and Highway 141.

1100 White Road, Chesterfield; chesterfielddayschool.org/life-at-cds/summer-programs; 314-469-6622

CDS Camp Grades 3-6 Week 1 • Collaborate and plan short films; experiment with color, shape and design; combine writing and illustration to create unforgettable storytelling through graphic novel writing, and experience “Bridge To Terabithia” in a new way by dramatizing scenes and creating crafts to bring the book to life. June 12-16. Ages 8-11, $250.

CDS Camp Grades K-2 Week 2 • Train like the athletes on “American Ninja Warrior” through gymnastics Ninja and tumbling; use science to create art through pendulum patterns; and sharpen problem-solving skills through the MakerSpace Challenge. June 12-19, Ages 5-7, $250.

Other sessions vary based on price, age, dates, and activities.

City of Ballwin Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Looking for a fun-filled summer for your child? Ballwin Parks and Recreation offers an exciting array of summer camp programs for ages 2-12. Choose between traditional Day Camp, Aqua Camp, Variety Camps, Sports Camps or Camp Little Feet (ages 2-5).

Aqua Camp • This camp will meet at the North Pointe Pavilion before heading to the pool for all day swimming and water games. All campers must be potty-trained. Free Club PM (4 to 6 p.m.). June 5-9. Ages 7-12, $150.

City of Hazelwood Parks and Recreation

Participate in activities such as arts and crafts, games, swimming, field trips and sports. Campers must wear tennis shoes. A hot lunch is served daily.

1186 Teson Road; apm.activecommunities.com/hazelwoodmoparks andrec/home; 314-731-0980

Hazelwood Summer Day Camp (all 8 weeks) • This classic summer day camp will keep your kids busy with fun activities and field trips. June 5-July 28. Ages 6-11, $475.

Hazelwood Summer Day Camp Sessions • June 5-30, July 3-28. Ages 6-11, $280.

Basic Fundamental Drawing & Design Camp • Professional cartoonist Eugene Ruble will teach creative drawing with an in-depth study into essentials of basic sketching and drawing. June 12-16. Ages 8-17, $70.

A Fun to Do Art Camp • Professional cartoonist Eugene Euble will help campers explore new and different creative art projects. June 26-30. Ages 8-17, $70.

Other sessions include Balloonatics, Circus Stars, Cartooning & Animation, Lightning Calculations and Abra-Kid Abra Magic Camp. Other sessions vary based on dates, prices and ages of participants.

City of Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department

Kirkwood Parks and Recreation has a large variety of summer camp programs for all ages, with before and after care available.

Balls-n-Strikes • Balls-n-Strikes’ staff of certified instructors guides you through a camp week loaded with drills, skills and nonstop action. June 5-8. Ages 5-13, $119.

Camp Kirkwood Kids • Play games, enjoy story time, get creative with crafts and have fun with theme days. Must be 3 years old by session start date to enroll and must be potty-trained. June 5-22. Ages 3-5, $150.

Camp Broadway • Learn all facets of musical theater from professional directors Dan Horst and Joe Schoen. June 5-16. Ages 8-15, $285.

Teen Camp • Three field trips, special activities and swimming three times a week. Kirkwood residents or Kirkwood School District students only. June 12-23. Ages 11-13, $240.

Other sessions include Camp Kirkwood, British Soccer, NJTL Tennis, Little Medical School, Ooey Goeey Messy, Sports, High School Tennis, Padi Seal Team Scuba Team, Field Trip, No Limits Volleyball, TetraBrazil Soccer Academy, Aqua, Abra-Kid-Abra Magic and Outer Limits. Sessions vary based on prices, ages of participants and dates.

City of Manchester Parks and Recreation

359 Old Meramec Station Road; tinyurl.com/j8fogqb; 636-391-6326

Manchester Sports Camp • A noncompetitive sports camp held in Schroeder Park, that covers basketball, volleyball, soccer and more. One field trip and swimming every day. It is recommended that campers have completed kindergarten. June 5-9. Ages 5-12, $91.

Manchester Day Camp • Make friends, crafts and memories; play games and explore nature. Each session of camp includes one field trip and swimming every day. June 12-23, June 26-July 7, July 10-21. Ages 5-12, $179.

Manchester Little Tykes Camp • The perfect first-time camp experience for a child getting ready to enter preschool or kindergarten. Make cool crafts, play outdoor games and swim in the baby pool twice a week. June 26-July 7. Ages 3-5, $70.

Manchester Red Hot Robotics Camp • Experiment with sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots and more. Discover the science of circuits, and use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you. Aug. 7-11. Ages 7-10, $265.

City of Maryland Heights – Maryland Heights Day Camps

All day children’s day camps for ages 6-13.

2300 McKelvey Road; marylandheights.com; 314-738-2599

Sessions vary based on pricing, age and dates. Sessions include Theme Camps (such as star Wars, Party in the USA, Ooey Gooey Week, Mystery Week and Ninja Warrior Week) in addition to Camp Fun Under the Sun and Teen Camp.

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Eliana Norman-Larson (center), 3, makes a fairy out of clay during a Fairyland themed camp at the Center of Creative Arts on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Photo by Roberto Rodriguez

COCA – Summer Arts Camps

COCA Camps for ages 3-18 feature a multitude of options for exploring theater, dance, music, visual arts, culinary arts and more.

524 Trinity Avenue; cocastl.org; 314-725-6555

Besties • Create slipper socks to keep your feet comfy at your summer sleepovers, design and embellish T-shirts and other personalized items, and enjoy summer-fun snacks like flavored popcorn and s’mores. Bring your BFF, or make a new one. June 5-9. Ages 6-7, $155.

Jurassic Art • Calling all preschool paleontologists! Brontosaurus building, diplodocus dance, stegosaurus sculpture and ankylosaurus acting. Create your own fossils and dino art and read, tell and imagine stories of your favorite dinosaurs. Children must be fully toilet-trained. June 5-9. Ages 4-5, $155.

One Minute Movies • Plan, direct, stage, shoot and edit a short digital video film. Each camper will receive a DVD of the films developed. June 5-9. Ages 8-10, $175.

In the Garden • Explore gardens through art, stories and planting. Create your own imaginative garden tale to share with family and friends on the final day of camp. June 5-9. Ages 4-5, $155.

Other sessions include Sweetology: Cake Decorating, Plein Air Drawing Fundamentals, Wish Upon a Star, DC vs Marvel, Circus Circus, Drawing Manga, Globe Trotters, Clay Critters, Monster Matinee, iPad Illustration, Design Intensive: Puppets and Masks, Active Intensive: Building Blocks of a Profession, Ballet and Contemporary Intensive, Voice Intensive, Glassworks, Youth Musical: Lion King Jr., Inventor’s Workshop, Be Our Guest, Clay Studio Wheel & Handbuilding, Fashion Design, Broadway Blockbusters, Chocolate Factory, Actor’s Toolbox Creating Character, Architect Basics, Comix Adventure, Ponyville Adventure, Under the Big Top, Baubles & Bracelets, Flip-O-Rama, The Sorting Hat, Cooking with Color, Supersonic Superheroes, Hello Dali, Rock & Roll Printmaking, Hip Hop Basics, Toon Town, Open Mic, Ice Cream Camp and more.

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Children are reflected in the mirror as they practice a dance routine during "Move It", a dance themed camp, at the Center of Creative Arts on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Photo by Roberto Rodriguez

The College School Summer Adventures 2017

Come explore, play, discover, learn, innovate, experience and laugh at the College School.

7825 Big Bend Boulevard. thecollegeschool.org/summercamp/; 314-962-9355

Coding: Create Your Own Adventure • Explore the world of coding. Campers will use their problem-solving abilities and creativity to play games with and without technology. They will sample different applications for coding and then dive deep to design their own games, robot programs, and more. Trips may include TechShop St. Louis and a local tech startup. June 5-16. Ages 8-11, $450.

Art in Motion • Campers will learn about and create art that is all about movement, including: movement in making the art (i.e. Jackson Pollock or throwing clay on a wheel), movement of the art itself (i.e. Alexander Calder’s mobiles) and art about movement (dance, sports). Trips may include local artists’ studios and Citygarden. June 5-16. Ages 6-8, $450.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, pricing and activity. Other sessions include Movin’ and Groovin’, Mountain Biking, Let’s Dig It, Forest Adventures, Around the World, Green Chef and more.

Community School – Community Camps

Community School buzzes during the summer months with Community Camps for students K-6.

900 Lay Road; communityschool.com/camp; 314-991-0005

Play Camp Half Day Week 1 Afternoon • Build, splash, play, create and dance your way through two one-week sessions of Summer Play Camp. Also offered in the Morning or as Full Day. May 30-June 2, June 5-9. Ages 3-5, $140.

Mini Camp – Improv for Everyone! • Develop your presentation skills and learn how to work in an ensemble while making people laugh through improv comedy. June 5-Aug 16, June 5-Aug 17. Ages 8-11, $180.

Mini Camp – Woodworking • Learn to use a saw, file, vise, and other woodworking tools to build a project of your choice. June 5-Sept 15. Ages 7-11, $180.

Other sessions include What in the World Are We Cooking Today, American Sign Language, Babysitters Club, Backyard Astronomy, Build Your Own Mini Golf Course, Build Your Own Professional Skateboard Deck, Chess, Chopped, Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!, Fabulous World of Indoor Games, Helping Hands, Hip Hop Ka-Pow!, TechShop, Sportsapalooza and more.

Cor Jesu Academy Enrichment and Sports Camps

Enrichment camps for girls in 3rd-8th grades in technology, science, fine arts, games, cooking and baking, study skills, and much more. Sports camps help students hone athletic skills with instruction by CJA coaches and players.

10230 Gravois Road; corjesu.org/camps; 314-842-1546

Sports Camps: Softball • Hitting, throwing and fielding techniques will be covered in this skills camp, as well as beginning and experienced pitching skills. May 30-June 2. Ages 8-13, $80. Other sports camps vary based on pricing, ages, dates and sport. They include tennis, lacrosse, cross country, field hockey/lacrosse sampler, soccer, golf, basketball and volleyball.

Enrichment Camp Week 1: Digital Photography • Campers will learn to take great photos and watch them magically change with compositional techniques. June 5-9. Ages 10-13, $100.

Sessions vary based on pricing, ages, dates, and activity. Other sessions include Standardized Test Prep, Middle School Study Skills, Science Spectacular, Creative Crafts, Adventures in Robotics, Knit 2gether, Behind the Scenes of Media, Writing for the Reluctant Writer, Budding Bakers and more.

Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design offers the Staenberg Summer Camps.

6640 Delmar Boulevard; craftalliance.org; 314-725-1177 Ext. 325

Camp 1 – 3D Printing with Makerbots • Learn the basic techniques of digital rendering and 3D printing. May 30-June 2. Ages 14-18, $85.

Camp 1 – Torch Fired Glass • Explore a variety of flame-working techniques for making small sculptures and beads from colorful glass rods. May 30-June 1. Ages 14-18, $85.

Camp 1 – Alphabet Art • Create with the basics of brush lettering, calligraphy and collage. Create unique lettered projects including posters, name plates and a handmade book. May 30-June 1. Ages 10-14, $155.

Camp 1 – Metal Craft • Shape flat sheets of copper and brass into three-dimensional forms. May 30-June 2. Ages 10-14, $155.

Camp 1 – Computer Art • Scan photographs, combine and manipulate layers of images and incorporate text to make original prints. May 30-June 2. Ages 10-14, $155.

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, ages and activity. Other sessions include Fire Power, Glass Crafts, Hot Glass Beads, the Thrifty Stitch, Spinning Mud, Coppersmith, Comic Capers, Wet and Wild Textiles, Mush and Gush, Metal Works, Photography and the Digital Studio, Printmaking, Jazzy Jewelry and more.

Crossroads Summer Camps

Volleyball, STEM, art and chess — our summer camps have something for everyone!

500 DeBaliviere Avenue; crossroadscollegeprep.org; 314-367-8085

Girls Volleyball Summer Camp 1 & 2 • Work on all aspects of the game of volleyball and prepare for the next level. June 5-9, June 12-16. Ages 10-15, $175.

STEM Summer Camp • Learn about the exciting fields of energy and robotics. June 19-23. Ages 11-14, $250.

Art Camp • Have fun while exploring many different art techniques. June 26-30. Ages 6-17, $150.

Chess Camp • Beginners and experienced players alike will have fun improving their chess game. June 26-30. Ages 6-17, $150.

Dave Simon’s Rock School Summer Camp

Campers are placed into rock bands as they work together to record and prepare for their end-of-camp concert. Campers take private lessons on their instrument as well as every instrument in the band (guitar, bass, drums and piano).

1305 Baur Boulevard; dsrockschool.com/summer-camp/; 314-692-7625

DaySpring Arts & Education

Musical Theater and Drama Workshops culminate with a full performance on the stage with a full set (created by our technical theater department) and costumes. Our goal in any department is to create a fun and educational environment focused on training.

2500 Metro Boulevard, Maryland Heights; dayspringarts.org; 314-291-8887

City Travels • Learn to draw, paint and sculpt architecture. June 14-18. Ages 7-9, $150.

Young Performers in Aladdin Jr. • Practice your acting, singing and dancing as you prepare to perform in Disney’s Aladdin Jr. June 19-30. Ages 5-10, $399.

Summer Creative Arts Preschool • A week of summer preschool fun. June 19-23. Ages 3-5, $170.

Beginning Tech Theater • Learn all about the art of working backstage, building props, painting backdrops and setting up for shows. June 20-July 27. Ages 12-18, $249.

Ukulele Club! • Explore the ukulele in a music class for beginners and skilled guitarists alike. June 20-Aug. 8. Ages 8-18, $95.

Sessions vary based on pricing, dates, ages, and activity. Other sessions include Be Our Guest, Drop In Dance Week, Manga Mania, The Impressionist’s Imagination, Intensive track, Musical Theatre Workshop and Performance of Little Shop of Horrors, Art & Beyond, Clay Creation, Jr. Drumline and more.

Duchesne High School Summer Camps

Various athletic and academic summer camps for grades K-8.

2550 Elm Street, St. Charles; duchesne-hs.org; 636-946-6767

Boys & Girls Tennis Grades 5-8 • Skills taught include proper techniques for hitting, serving and volleying; basic tennis strokes for hitting the serve; and keeping score. Equipment needed includes a tennis racket, water bottle and sunscreen. June 5-8. Ages 10-13, $55.

A French Excursion • French language and art in a cultural context. June 19-22. Ages 11-13, $60.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, pricing and activity. Other sessions include boys football Grades 3-8, girls danceline Grades 1-8, boys basketball Grade 8, boys basketball Grades 4-7, Escape This! Camp Grades 6-8, boys volleyball 6-8, girls softball Grades 7-8, girls volleyball Grades 3-5, girls volleyball Grades 6-8, Spanish Language Experience Grades 5-8, girls soccer Grades K-7, boys soccer Grade 8, boys soccer Grades K-7 and more.

Eliot Chapel Nursery School Summer Camp

This is a play-based camp for children 3-5 years old. Children will have the opportunity to explore through art, music, literature, science, field trips, engineering, nature, messy play and fun!

216 East Argonne Avenue, Kirkwood; ecnurseryschool.com; 314-821-0982

Notes in Nature • Explore, discover, and manipulate objects in nature. June 6-15. Ages 3-5, $172.

Splish Splash • Water will flow and enhance our play both inside and out. It will be part of art, science, sensory exploration, dramatics and literature. July 11-20. Ages 3-5, $172.

Endangered Wolf

Adventures await your child at the Endangered Wolf Center this summer. Campers will explore the world of the wolf by visiting our amazing animals, playing fun games to learn about wolf behavior and making crafts. Exciting hikes explore nature and some of the interesting places at the Tyson Research Center.

P.O. Box 760, Eureka; endangeredwolfcenter.org/take-a-tour/summer-wolf-camp/#; 636-938-5900

Summer Wolf Camp • June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 5-7, July 10-14, July 17-21. Ages 6-12, $215.

Teen Camp • A four-day camp with an overnight on Thursday night. Campers will visit animals, play games and make crafts. July 24-27. Ages 13-15, $215.

Essential Playzone

Focuses on reading and math supplemental services as well as academic boot camps.

640 North Highway 67; essentialplayzone.com; 314-443-0451

Fundamentals of Reading & Writing and Fundamentals of Math – Division and Multiplication • Math and Reading Development. June 5-9. Ages 8-14, $85.

Comprehension – Drawing Conclusions & Inference and Fraction Bonanza • Add, subtract, multiply and divide. June 12-16. Ages 8-14, $85.

Sessions vary based on ages, dates, pricing and activity. Other sessions include Fundamental Use of Words – Vocabulary/Etymology & Fundamentals of Decimals/Percents/Ratios, Reading Comprehension – Visualization and Imagery & Understanding Common Core Math, Reading Genres – Themes and Central Ideas & Understanding Word Problems and more.

Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley Inc.

All-abilities horseback riding camp for children ages 6-15, teaching basic riding, horsemanship and more.

785 Yellow Finch, Washington, Mo.; eemv.org; 636-390-2141

Saddle Up Camp • Ideal for children who have limited experience. Ground-up horsemanship is taught emphasizing safety and fun. June 5-9, June 19-23. Ages 6-15, $260.

Giddy Up Camp • Geared towards experienced riders who are able to ride independently at the walk and trot. June 12-16, June 26-30. Ages 6-15, $260.

Fontbonne University – Cyber Warrior Camp

Cyber Warrior Camp • Explore cyber security with the pros during this two-week camp. Meet professionals, visit security installations, and compete in scavenger hunts. Supplies are provided, and only 20 spots are available. June 12-23. Ages 14-18, $25.

Fontbonne University Camp F.R.E.S.H.

Africa • An interactive, hands-on journey toward better health through activities emphasizing nutrition, wellness, physical exercise and creativity. June 5-9. Ages 8-12, $175.

Sessions vary based on dates. Other sessions include Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Gateway Center for Performing Arts

Summer camps based on the performing arts.

8045 Big Bend Boulevard; gcpastl.org; 314-274-7702

Production Camp – Annie 1 • From auditions to curtain, young performers will experience the entire process of putting on a fully staged show. June 5-16. Ages 5-9, $350.

Minis Full Day • The Snow Queen and Song of the Stars. June 12-16. Ages 5-6, $270.

Lights, Camera, Broadway – Juniors • From Broadway to Hollywood to the GCPA stage, perform the most memorable moments from your favorite musicals-turned-movies. June 19-23. Ages 7-10, $270.

Sessions vary based on pricing, dates and age. Other sessions include Capes and Crowns, Spells on Stage, Troll Tales, Belle of the Ball, Production Camp, Performing Pets and more.

Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies

Gifted Resource Council’s Summer Academies offer two-week academic day camps with exciting hands-on, minds-on activities exploring a variety of topics including math, ecology, economics, space science, and ancient and American History.

Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; giftedresourcecouncil.org/sumacad.htm; 314-962-5920

ECO Academy • Debate ecological issues for your business, while designing an environmentally responsible product that inspires others. Take your business from financial planning to marketing to production to sales. Scientific inquiry, advertising art, decision-making skills, financial and mathematical interests — all in a day’s work. June 12-23. Ages 9-14, $475.

Math, Marvels, and More! • Explore the physics of force, motion and electrical circuits. Experiment with Newton’s laws to launch airplanes, rockets, cars and more. Search for hidden treasures with magnetoscopes, and manipulate algebraic expressions while exploring inequalities. Create zany, interactive art. June 12-23. Ages 6-9, $475.

Sessions vary based on pricing, dates, ages and activity. Other sessions include GRC’S Space Academy — Colonizing the Cosmos, Academy Americana — Colonial Times: Hamilton & Friends!, GRC’s Advanced Space Academy and Jr. Science Searchers.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girls learn teamwork and self-discovery in an encouraging environment.

2300 Ball Drive; girlscoutsem.org; 314-590-2300

Saddle Sense • Improve and increase your horse sense. June 4-16, June 18-30. Ages 12-14, $615.

Bits and Bridles • Enjoy learning everything about horses and multiple trail rides. June 4-16, June 18-30. Ages 10-13, $615.

Saddle Up • Discover the best part of horse camp. June 4-9. Ages 8-11, $440.

Traditional Two-Week Resident Camp • Girls make individualized decisions on what they want to do, creating the ultimate adventure. June 4-16, July 9-21. Ages 6-17, $405.

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, age, and activity. Other sessions include Traditional One-Week Resident Camp, Extreme Trail Rider, Adventure Getaway at Missouri Military Academy, Just the 2 of Us, She and Me, See Cedarledge, Kachina Day Camp, Oakie Pin Oakie Day Camp, Camp Mini, Trek to Tuckaho, Branwood Day Camp, The Empowerment Project and more.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Girl Scout Day Camp at Southern Illinois provides girls with an adventurous program by day or evening (twilight camp), returning home each night. Many start at $50 a week for an affordable yet exciting and fun camp experience. Non-Girl Scouts are welcome to attend. The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has partnered with Touch of Nature (on Little Grassy Lake) and Camp Ondessonk (in Ozark, Ill.).

4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon; gsofsi.org; 618-692-0692

Camp Wassatoga – A Decade of Fun! • Enjoy horseback riding, rain gutter boat races and some new activities for a week packed full of fun. June 4-10. Ages 6-17, $75.

Muggles, Magic, & Mayhem (Twilight Camp) • Want to learn spells, potions and play Quidditch? Come join us for year seven as we spend the week at Hogwarts. June 5-9. Ages 6-18, $65.

Reconnecting with Nature (Twilight Camp) • Come join us as we head back out to Camp Chan-Ya-Ta to explore the camp’s woods, creeks and pond. June 5-9. Ages 6-18, $55.

Project Funway • Games, snacks, swaps, crafts, and all activities revolve around the world of fun. Each day a new theme will highlight what is fun and special about Girl Scouting. June 6-8. Ages 6-11, $55.

Party in the Park – Mini Camp 2 • Swaps will be made, songs will be sung and games will be played. June 7-9. Ages 6-13, $45.

Ocean Adventures • Come experience an exciting week of ocean adventures. Girls will canoe, funyak, swim and stand-up paddle board. June 12-16. Ages 5-18, $75.

Let’s Travel with the Movies • Have fun as we travel into the past, the present and the future. June 12-16. Ages 5-10, $45.

Adventures of Science • Join us for three full days of science. We will be exploring the explosive, slimy and sometimes smelly word of science through hands-on activities. June 15-17. Ages 5-18, $40.

Hungry Games – Cookie Edition (Twilight Camp) • We will make cookies, use cookies in some nontraditional ways and take home projects that you can bake up at home when camp is over. June 19-23. Ages 5-18, $65.

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, ages, and activity. Other sessions include the Divergent Quest, Are you Courageous Enough to be a Girl Scout?, Journey to Neverland, The Great Outdoors, Nature Girl, Mini STEM Camp, Party Outdoors and various types of resident camps.

Girls Incorporated of St. Louis

The programs and services of Girls Inc. are designed to encourage girls to try new things, build their skills and knowledge, and prepare them for the future in exciting and innovative ways.

3801 Nelson Drive; girlsincstl.org; 314-385-8088

Extended Learning Program – Health Literacy • Girls will create tantalizing tastes with food grown in our Girls Inc. Garden. Nutritional recipes will help steer the change of eating healthier. June 5-July 28. Ages 5-12, $500.

Extended Learning Program – Operation SMART • Girls will become STEM capable learners with programming in science, technology, engineering and math. June 5-July 28. Ages 5-12, $500.

Extended Learning Program – Project Bold • Girls learn skills and strategies to lead safer lives in their homes, in relationships, in their communities and online. June 5-July 28. Ages 5-12, $500.

Extended Learning Program – Gardening with Girls • Girls will boost their enjoyment of healthy foods by learning how to plant, care for and harvest in the garden. Healthy lifestyle skills will be introduced to girls to use throughout their lifetime. June 5-July 28. Ages 5-12, $500.

Sessions vary based on price, dates, ages and activity. Other sessions include Economic Literacy, Performing Arts, Sporting Chance, Friendly PEERsuasion, College Access, Women’s Health Will Power/Won’t Power, Leadership and Community Action and Visual Arts.

Great Circle Adventure Camp

Great Circle’s Adventure Camp for youth on the Autism Spectrum is a five-day, overnight, co-ed camp for youth ages 7-21.

330 North Gore Avenue; greatcircle.org; 1-573-775-5513

Adventure Camp for Youth on the Autism Spectrum • July 31-Aug 4. Ages 7-21, $890.

Highlands Youth Summer Camp

Youth golf and tennis camps for ages 6-16.

5163 Clayton Avenue; highlandsgolfandtennis.com; 314-531-7773

Golf Package (all-day golf) Week 1 • May 22-26. Ages 6-16, $325.

Tennis Package (all-day tennis) Week 1 • May 22-26. Ages 6-16, $325.

PM Golf Week 1 • Half-day golf camp. May 22-26. Ages 6-16, $175.

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, ages, and activity. Other sessions include PM Tennis, AM Golf and Pro Package (AM Tennis and PM Golf).

Humane Society of Missouri

Make a splash with games, animal interactions and more. Adore countless pets and partake in dog training and cat enrichment by diving into service-learning projects with other animal-loving kids.

1201 Macklind Avenue; hsmo.org/education/education-classes.html; 314-951-1479

Kids for Critters • Learn fantastic facts about our animal friends and help homeless shelter pets this summer. June 12-16, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4. Ages 12-14, 6-8, 9-11, $300.

Farm Yard Friends Animal Adventure • This one-day camp is sure to inspire kids with the magic of Longmeadow Rescue Ranch as they enjoy a day of fresh air, farm friends and fun. June 21, July 10, Aug 9. Ages 6-14, $60.

ID Tech Camps at Washington University

Offering tech education for kids and teens since 1999, we are the No. 1 tech camp on the planet, based on student enrollment. We engage tens of thousands of kids and teens in STEM each year and help them discover and pursue their passions.

Game Design 101 • Campers are introduced to fundamental game design principles with universal applications and build with RPG Maker and Fusion 2.5, two game design platforms that are perfect for beginners but have the complexity to build amazing games. June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug. 7-11. Ages 10-12, $929.

Game Design & Development 101 • Your game design and development future starts here with two key tools in professional game development: Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine 4. Ages 10-12, $929.

Java Coding • Learn the fundamentals of Java, which has many uses, from game development to business apps. Weekday Lunch: +$60. Continuing Education Units: +$99. June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4. Ages 13-17, $979.

Coding & Development 101 • This introduction to programming starts with hardware; campers then learn how coded instructions are executed directly by a computer’s CPU and about object-oriented programming concepts with JavaScript. June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28, Aug 7-11. Ages 10-12, $929.

3D Printing with Autodesk & Dremel • See how 3D printing is transforming our world as you design simple 3D objects and gain preparation for 3D printing with Autodesk Print Studio. June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 31-Aug 4. Ages 10-12, $979.

Sessions vary based on prices, age, dates and activity. Other sessions include C++ Programming, Adventures in Game Design: Minecraft, Intro to Java Coding, Coding 101, Adventures in Coding & Game Design with Tynker, Robotics Engineering & Coding with VEX, Mobile Game Design for iPhone & Android and more.

Indian Hills Swim Club Summer Camp

Swim camp for children ages 5-12.

4210 Lasata Drive; indianhillsswimclub.com; 314-651-9790

Indian Hills Swim Club Summer Camp • Safety and fun come first at this camp. Includes swim and dive instruction, arts and crafts, sports and games. June 12-Aug 4. Ages 5-12, $165.

International Schoolhouse Spanish-Immersion Camp

A camp for children ages 3-9 focusing on learning Spanish through hands-on experiences.

1414 Bellevue Avenue; internationalschoolhouse.com; 314-874-0715

Spanish Immersion Camp Sessions 1, 2 and 3 • June 19-30, July 3-14, July 17-28. Ages 3-9, $445.

J Day Camps – Chesterfield

Camp is offered weekly. You may sign up for one week or a full summer of fun. Mix and match among sports, arts, gymnastics and more.

16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield; jccstl.com/programs/detail/day-camps-at-chesterfield; 314-442-3423

J Day Camp – Cheer, Dance, & Spirit • Dance camp for campers entering K-6th grade. May 30-June 2. Ages 5-11, $240.

J Day – Blast Off • Traditional day camp for campers entering K-6th grade. May 30-June 2. Ages 5-11, $240.

J Camp Half Day – Essman Katan • Preschool camp for campers 3-4 years old. June 5-9. Ages 3-5, $233.

Sessions vary based on pricing, dates, ages and activity, and half-day/full-day. Other sessions include Milton Frank Camp of the Arts, Maccabi Specialty Sports Camp (Football/Soccer/Girls/Basketball/Baseball/Wet and Wild Week/Wide World of Sports), Essman Gadol and more.

J Day Camps – Creve Coeur

Camp is offered weekly. You may sign up for one week or a full summer of fun. Mix and match among sports, arts, gymnastics and more.

2 Milstone Campus Drive; jccstl.com/programs/detail/day-camps-at-creve-coeur; 314-442-3423

J Day Camp – Kelvin Lee Basketball • Basketball camp for campers entering 1st-6th grade. May 30-June 2. Ages 6-11, $240.

J day Camp – Hyman Multin Multi Sports • Sports camp for campers entering K-6th grade. June 5-9. Ages 5-11, $270.

J Day Camp – Teen Travel Camp • Teen camp for campers entering 7th-9th grade. June 5-9. Ages 11-14, $340.

Sessions vary based on pricing, dates, ages and activity. Other sessions include similar ones to J Day Camps in Chesterfield.

Jamestown New Horizons

Jamestown New Horizons is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic riding and horsemanship camps for children with special needs.

15350 Old Jamestown Road, Florissant; jnh-goneriding.org; 314-741-5816

Horsemanship Camp • Half-day camps for children with special needs. June 5-26. Ages 6-15, $250 a week.

Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis Inc.

17339 North Outer Forty Road, Chesterfield; juniorachievement.org/web/ja-gstlouis/summer-camps; 636-728-0707

JA Wizards Camp • “Because business is more than a lemonade stand.” June 12-16. Ages 8-9, $250.

JA Biztown Camp • Where can you get paid twice in one day? Vote at City Hall? Speak on a live TV show, be the mayor or rent a cell phone for the day? At JA BizTown Camp, campers figure business expenses, operate a business, manage savings and checking accounts, become responsible consumers, operate JA BizTown and more. June 19-23. Ages 10-12, $250.

JA Young Entrepreneurs Camp • Where can you run JA BizTown for two days? Develop a business plan? Use your ideas in a business. You might be the next Bill Gates. June 26-30. Ages 11-13, $250.

Kids Who K.A.R.E. Camp

Day camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 to volunteer at area nonprofits and participate in unique service opportunities in St. Louis. Campers can earn up to 30 service hours in one week of camp.

35 Rio Vista Drive; karecamp.com; 314-737-6025

Summer Session 1 – Ladue • Volunteering and service opportunities for boys and girls. May 22-26. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 2 – Ladue • May 30-June 2. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 3 – Olivette • June 5-9. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 4 – Olivette • June 12-16. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 5 – Olivette • June 19-23. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 6 – Olivette • June 26-30. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 7 – Brentwood • July 31-Aug 4. Ages 7-13, $300.

Summer Session 8 – Brentwood • Aug 7-11. Ages 7-13, $300.

Equestrian summer camp

Maddie Baughn, 6, of Kirkwood, leads Autumn, a Shetland pony, during Mini Buckaroo Camp at Kraus Farms in High Ridge, Mo. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Photo by Cristina M. Fletes, cfletes@post-dispatch.com

Kraus Farm Equestrian Center

Intructors stress safety, horsemanship and enjoyment. In addition to riding, your child will learn to groom, saddle, bathe and care for a horse. When children are not in the barn, they are participating in games, crafts and educational presentations.

333 Hillsboro Road, St. Louis; krausfarmsinc.com; 636-225-9513

Cowboy Camp • Previous experience not required. Activities geared toward the Old West. July 10-14, Ages 7 and up. $365

Other camps are available, and vary by age and pricing.

Lafayette Lancer Jr. Cheer Camp

Cheerleading camp for Pre-K to 8th grade where participants will learn cheers, chants, jumps and a short routine.

17050 Clayton Road, Ballwin; lafayettelancercheer.com; 314-637-7191

Lafayette Lancer Jr. Cheer Camp • June 12-15. Ages 4-14, $95.

Laumeier Sculpture Park Summer Art Camps

Campers learn about art and art history, explore the park grounds and woodland trails, and find inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more.

12580 Rott Road; laumeier.org; 314-615-5278

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! • Pack your suitcase and prepare for the art-mazing race. June 12-16. Ages 6-15, 4-6, $210/$120.

Down the Rabbit Hole • Travel “down the rabbit hole” and into a wonderland. June 19-23. Ages 6-15, 4-6, $210/$120.

Emoji Exploji • Drop the text and communicate in pictures. June 26-30. Ages 6-15, 4-6, $210/$120.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, pricing and activity. Other sessions include Winged, Wacky and Wild; Mythical, Magical Madness; YOU are the Ultimate Transformer, A Pixel + A Glitch and Infinity + Beyond.

Lavner Camps at Washington University

A variety of technology, creative arts and educational camps.

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft • Stretch your imagination and improve your skills. Use your creativity, learn and explore your skills, and work individually or collaboratively on private servers in the same virtual world at this computer camp. June 5-16, June 19-30, July 10-21, July 24-Aug 4. Ages 7-12, $519.

Web Design Camp • Learn how to create and customize your own website using WordPress. June 26-30, July 31-Aug 4. Ages 11-14, $549.

Video Game Design with Apps (a.m./p.m. sessions) • No previous experience is necessary; however, more complicated projects are offered to campers based upon their age and ability. June 26-30, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4. Ages 6-12, $329 for half day, $519 for full.

Robotics Camp with LEGO EV3 (p.m. session option available) • Lots of new robots and challenges. June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4. Ages 6-12, $329 for p.m. session and $529 for all day.

Computer Programming with Python • Create your own site and share your innovation with the world by learning Python. June 26-30, July 17-21. Ages 11-14, $549.

Sessions vary based on ages, dates, price and activity. Other sessions include 3D Printing Camp with Modeling, Video Game Design with Apps, Filmmaking, Digital Fashion Design, Video Game Design with GameMaker, Acting Camp and Computer Programming with Java.

Life Sciences Middle and High School

Students will perform forensics, biotechnology and other experiments in state-of-the-art labs at BRDG Park for free.

St. Louis Community College Laboratories at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Campus, 1005 North Warson Road; stlcc.edu; 314-513-4950

Life Sciences High School Summer Camp • Perform various science experiments. June 26-29. Ages 13-17, Free.

Life Sciences Middle School Summer Camp • July 10-13. Ages 10-13, Free.

LifeBridge Partnership Camps

Adaptive recreation activities and day camps for youth between the ages of 6-18 (19-21 if enrolled in school).

1187 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 100; lifebridgestl.org/program/lifebridge-camps/; 314-989-1188

St. Louis Summer Camp 2017 • A day camp offered to St. Louis city and county residents who have a physical or intellectual disability. May 30-June 2. Ages 6-18 (19-21 if enrolled in school) $140.

St. Charles County Summer Camp • June 12-16. Ages 6-18 (19-21 if enrolled in school), $125.

Little Medical School

Little Medical School for children ages 5-12 in St. Louis.

707 North New Ballas, Creve Coeur; littlemedicalschool.com/stlouis; 314-279-1948

Little Veterinarian School • Elementary school children are encouraged to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. June 5-9, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 24-28. Ages 4-14, $175.

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, ages and activity. Other sessions include Med School 4 Teens and Sports Medicine.

Lou Fusz Soccer Club

Lou Fusz Soccer Camp at the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex.

Lou Fusz Soccer Club, 2155 Creve Coeur Mill Road; loufuszsoccer.com/st-louis-soccer-camps/; 314-628-9341

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, age, and half-day/full-day.

Mad Science Summer Camps

Unique science summer programming delivers hands-on science experiences for children that are entertaining and educational.

8420-R Olive Boulevard; stlouis.madscience.org; 314-991-8000

Gross-Out Science Camp at Clayton Parks and Rec • Kids will love studying about burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva and more. July 17-21. Ages 5-11, $255.

Science Palooza at Clayton Parks and Rec • Campers will dissect owl pellets, build a strong bridge, turn newspapers into geodesic domes, create sidewalk chalk, assemble control pulleys, make their own chromatography-dyed T-shirt and more. July 24-28. Ages 5-11, $255.

Red Hot Robots at Clayton Parks and Rec • Experiment with sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots and more. Discover the science of circuits and use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you. July 31-Aug 4. Ages 7-12, $275.

Marquette High School Running Camp

The camp is staffed by Marquette coaches with assistance from previous and current Mustangs.

2351 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; marquettecc.com/Marquette-running-camp; 636-891-6000

Mike Ebert • The Marquette running camp is for any 3rd-9th grader interested in distance running and learning more about this sport. June 19-23. Ages 8-14, $55.

Maryville Science and Robotics Program

An engaging opportunity for students who are interested in STEM fields. Cutting-edge courses for students aged 4-16 with highly qualified faculty, including professors, engineers, computer programmers and gifted certified teachers.

650 Maryville University Drive; Maryville.edu.robot/; 314-281-1120

Hacking with Everyday Objects • Offers before-care, after-care and lunch. July 10-14. Ages 7-8, $270.

Minecraft Edu- Engineering Exploration • July 10-14. Ages 12-15, $305.

App Inventor • July 10-14. Ages 10-12, $250.

The Physics of Toys • July 10-14. Ages 6-8, $195.

Sessions vary based on dates, age, pricing and activities. Other sessions include Mara and Milo the Science Rovers with LEGO 2.0, Arduino Boards: Endless Possibilities, Dream House Design with Google SketchUp, MakerSpace Race to Space, Automata: The Art of Engineering, Minecraft Culture, Electronics Innovator, and more.

Mathnasium of Wildwood

Summer math workouts for children, complete with individual lesson plans and one-on-one instruction. Build your child’s math confidence this summer.

2446 Taylor Road, Wildwood; mathnasium.com/wildwood; 636-875-1175

Summer Program – Elementary School • Flexible scheduling. No homework; all work is completed in the center. This applies to each program. May 29-Aug 31. Ages 5-11, $495.

Summer Program – Middle School • May 29-Aug 31. Ages 11-15, $595.

Summer Program – High School • May 29-Aug 31. Ages 15-18, $695.

Metro Theater Company Summer Camps

Learning through play in the arts is what MTC Summer Camps are all about. MTC brings the best in arts and theater to all of our camps.

Grand Theater Camp – For Middle School • Come explore acting and audition techniques. Stage combat, stage makeup and playwriting. June 5-16. Ages 11-14, $575.

Grand Theater Camp – Advanced Middle School • June 19-30. Ages 11-14, $575.

Grand Theater Camp – For High School • Advanced acting and audition techniques. Stage combat, playwriting. July 10-14. Ages 14-18, $295.

Creative Arts Camp Weeks 1 and 2 • July 31-Aug 4, Aug 7-11. Ages 4-11, $250.

Midwest Soccer Academy

Offering soccer camps for ages 6-13.

5247 Fyler Avenue; mwsa.info; 314-781-8493

Soccer Camp Weeks 1, 2, and 3 • July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28. Ages 6-13, $60.

Mitch Korn Hockey Camp

A unique hockey camp for ages 4-14 divided into two programs, Goaltender Program and Defenseman Program. The snack bar will be open, or you can “brown bag” it each day.

Webster Groves Ice Complex, 33 East Glendale, Webster Groves; mitchkorn.com; 314-878-5372

Mitch Korn Goaltender Program • Goalies will learn physical skills such as full and half butterflies, shuffles, stick skills, power pushes, recoveries and transitions. June 17-20. Ages 9-18, $595.

Mitch Korn Defenseman Program • Defense’s job broken down by zone and by skill. June 17-20. Ages 9-14, $390.

Mozingo Music Camp Ellisville

100 Clarkson Road, Ellisville; mozingomusic.com; 636-779-5673

Kids Group Guitar Sessions • This beginning guitar class is specifically catered toward young children. June 3-July 8, July 15-Aug 9. Ages 5-7, $95.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, prices and activity. Other sessions include Mozingo Rock University Summer School and Dave Simon’s Kidzrock, in addition to Pop Vocal Summer Camp, Songwriter Summer Camp, Percussion Camp Session and more.

Mozingo Music Camp O’Fallon, Mo.

Mozingo Music offers a variety of summer music camps designed for ages 4-18.

4689 Highway K, O’Fallon, Mo. mozingomusic.com; 636-720-3758

New City School Summer Camp

They keep the energy high, and excitement flowing.

5209 Waterman Boulevard. newcityschool.org/family-support/summer-camp; 314-361-2267

Naturalist Week • This weeklong program is designed for campers and nature enthusiasts entering 4th- 6th grade. June 12-16. Ages 9-11, $310.

June Jamboree • Build on your individual and team skills while engaging in a week of fencing, a week of baseball and a week of Nerf “Zip, Zoom, Zap” strategy battles. June 12-30. Ages 7-9, $625.

Science Explorations • Mini scientists, come explore Science that Grows in a Centennial Garden, Science in Motion and Water Science during this session. June 12-30. Ages 4-6, $585.

Other camps include Weird Science and Chefs in Training, Tinker Lab,Cracking the Code/Aquatic Robotics, Make-it Workshop, Summer Roundup, Once Upon a Time, Math Bootcamp/Waterparks, Campers Choice.

Paraquad

Paraquad’s Youth and Family Program will offer day camps throughout the summer for people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 21.

5240 Oakland Avenue. paraquad.org; 314-289-4235

Computer Camp • Campers will have a fun-filled week on the computer focusing on developing basic computer skills. June 12-16. Ages 16-21, $50.

Adventures to Transition Camp • Campers will explore the topics dealing with transition, including housing, education, employment, transportation and independent living. June 19-23. Ages 16-21, $50.

Self-Discovery Camp • Campers will gain valuable pre-employment skills, primarily from finding their own voice through self-advocacy. June 26-30. Ages 16-21, $50.

Empowerment to Leadership Camp • Campers will feel empowered to become leaders in their communities after exploring the history of the Independent Living Movement. July 10-14. Ages 12-15, $50.

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Get ready to play, learn, design, explore, discover and more.

1401 Froesel Drive, Ellisville. prcommunityed.org; 636-891-6644

Dig It Volleyball Camp • A camp for children wanting to play or learn more about the game. Instructors are top Rockwood High and/ or Rockwood Thunder coaches and players. Boys and girls welcome. May 30-June 2. Ages 8-11, $95.

Tennis • Tennis anyone? A camp for all levels of skill designed in coordination with the United States Tennis Association. Offered in partnership with Vetta Sports Tennis. May 30-June 20. Ages 9-12, $79.

Sessions vary based on dates, pricing, age and activities. Other sessions include Ninja Obstacle Half Day Camp, Play Swim and Learn, Lego Adventures!, Driver Ed, Track & Field Instructional Program, Star Wars Stop Animation, Soccer Shots, Fitness Recreation, Pop Jazz, High School Prep, Summer Time Games, Artistic Zoo and more.

Petite Picasso @ Almost Picasso

Petite Picasso is a place to bring your budding artist for a weeklong experience of fun and creativity.

18 Church Street, Ferguson. almostpicasso.com; 314-801-6671

Petite Picasso • Fun and creativity meet @ Almost Picasso. June 12-16. Ages 6-12, $125.

Pianos for People Summer Piano Camp

The summer piano camp will consist of two programs, a beginner piano class for students new to the piano and a piano enrichment class for those who have already taken lessons.

3138 Cherokee Street. pianosforpeople.org; 314-285-5852

Piano Enrichment Camp Sessions • For students who have had six or more months of piano lessons. June 12-15. Ages 7-9, Free tuition, based on income; applications begin in April.

Beginner Piano Camp Sessions • For students who have never taken a piano lesson or had less than six months of lessons. June 19-22. Ages 10-13, Free tuition, based on income; applications begin in April.

Sessions vary based on dates and ages.

Prairie School Road Farm LLC

The farm offers safe, fun horseback riding experiences for people 5 and up through horse camps and riding lessons.

1181 Luebbering Road, Luebbering. psrmorgansandmore.com; 636-629-1487

General 5-Day Camp • Camp doing everything from equitation to trail riding with a horse show at the end. May 9-June 5. Ages 9-18, $300.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages and pricing. Two- and three-day camps are available.

Ranken Technical College- Adventure Academy

Summer Adventure Academies engage students in fun, real world, hands-on activities that demonstrate the skills necessary in technical occupations.

4431 Finney Avenue. ranken.edu

Design & Build @ TechShop for Girls • Learn the basics of designing and building. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Wood Works • Design it and build it. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

All A-Bot Robots • Robotics program using TETRIX Prime robots. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Advanced Robotics • Robotics program using NXT robots. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Aviation Technology • Learn about the joys of flight. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Design & Build @ TechShop • Learn the basics of designing and building. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Website Design • Design your own website. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Design & Engineering • Dream, design, and engineer it. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

EV3 Robotics & Racing @ The Academy of Racing • Race go-karts and program robots. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Heavy Metals • Use raw metal to create your own designs. July 10-14. Ages 12-14, $95.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, activity and age. Other sessions include Studio to Street, Summer Racers, Adventures in Architecture, Drone Aerial Systems, All A-Bot Robots, Android App Inventor, Airbrushing Paint FX, Boot-Up Computer, Women in Engineering and more.

Renee Johnson’s Dance Studio

16189 Westwoods Business Park, Ellisville. rjdancestudio.com; 636-391-0838

Spoonful of Summer Dance Camp • Dancers will learn choreography, sing songs, and create arts and crafts relating to the magical tale of Mary Poppins. July 31-Aug 3. Ages 3-6, $80.

Sessions vary based on ages, dates, and pricing.

Sacred Heart Villa

Summer Camp for children ages 2-10 offering 9 theme weeks

2108 Macklind Avenue. sacredheartvilla.org; 314-771-2224

Week 1 • Gear up for Bible lessons and building projects. May 31-June 2. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 2 • Gear up for Bible lessons and building projects. June 5-9. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 3 Amazing Art • Work with different art media. June 12-16. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 4 Storybook Summer/Gardening Week • Explore and read fun literature and learn about the gardens at the Villa. June 19-23. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 5 Amazing Animals/Cooking for grades 3-4 • Learn about all different animals. Older classes to visit the St. Louis Zoo. June 26-30. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 6 All-American Week • Take part in American games and activities. July 3-7. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 7 Drama Week • Get ready for skits and a play. July 10-14. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 8 STEAM/Lego Week • Get ready for Science, Technology, engineering, art, and math fun. July 17-21. Ages 2-10, $245.

Week 9 Circus Week • Learn about what it takes to put on a circus and be in a circus. July 24-28. Ages 2-10, $245.

St. Louis ArtWorks Summer Program

Work-based training and arts education for teenagers in St. Louis.

5959 Delmar Boulevard. stlartworks.org; 314-899-9734

Summer Program • Highlights of the summer experience include field trips to local museums and professional art studios, life skill workshops and completion of an artistic commission. June 12-July 22. Ages 14-18. Applications for this apprenticeship are available at web address above.

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs Summer Camps

Have fun exploring music and singing.

2842 North Ballas Road. slccsing.org; 314-993-9626

Summer Singing Camp • Learn new songs, enjoy music games and performances by special guest musicians, meet new friends, and celebrate with a special song sharing for family and friends. June 26-30. Ages 8-11, $295.

St. Louis County Parks and Recreation — Queeny Park

Activities will include arts and crafts, games, singing, nature programs, field trips, and outdoor adventure and exercise.

550 Weidman Road, Ballwin. stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ChildrensFun/DayCamps; 314-615-8472

Sessions vary based on age, dates, prices and activity.

St. Louis University- Summer at SLU

Various options provided during Summer At SLU — something for all interests.

1 North Grand Boulevard. slu.edu/summer/k-12-camps-and-academies; 314-977-8884

Campus Recreation Youth Program • Sports — Arts and Crafts — Swimming — Cooking — Field Trips. June 5-July 28. Ages 5-13, $175.

Grand Theater Camp- Middle School • Acting and Audition Techniques — Design — Stage Combat — Stage Makeup — Playwriting. June 5-16. Ages 9-14, $575.

SuperSkill Swim Camp • Swimming instruction for children in all skill levels. June 5-July 21. Ages 6-16, $249.

Sessions vary based on dates, age, activity and prices. Other sessions include Minecraft Design Challenge, Little Bills – Introduction to Volleyball, Engineering Summer Academy, Adventures in Medicine and Science, Speech Camp, Games and Apps from Scratch, St. Louis Transportation Institute, Aviation Summer Academy, Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp and more.

St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo offers programs designed to help individuals and families of all ages and abilities learn through experience, involvement and discovery. They understand the strong connections to the living world that are cultivated through seeing and touching a living animal. Mail-in and online registration available.

1 Government Drive. stlzoo.org/education/programsfor individualsfami/; 314-646-4544

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, prices and activity.

The St. Michael School of Clayton

The St. Michael School of Clayton presents 2017 Tri-Art-Maker Camp. What is a maker? Creator, manufacturer, constructor, builder, producer, fabricator, inventor, architect, designer. Camp will include studio arts, theater arts, culinary arts, biking and swimming/water play. Open to campers 4 years of age (by May 1) through entering 6th grade.

6345 Wydown Boulevard. stmichaelschool.org; 314-721-4422

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

Sherwood Forest Camp

Sherwood Forest helps kids discover the best in themselves so they can grow up to do good in the world.

2708 Sutton Boulevard. sherwoodforeststl.org; 314-644-3322

Mini Camp Session • Campers make new friends and begin to develop new skills. They follow a structured schedule of activities, which are designed to emphasize fun and learning. Mini Camp is just the beginning for them. June 2-4. Ages 7-8, $75.

Boys Leadership Training • Campers work on: responsibility, self-discipline, effective communication, problem-solving and teamwork. They complete significant community service projects, visit colleges and universities, and learn about historical sites across our country. June 7-July 2. Ages 12-13, $75.

Boys Camp • Boys’ Camp is designed to increase independence and improve a child’s decision-making skills. Children are given the opportunity to truly develop skills, establish a goal (such as learning how to swim), and then have enough time to actually achieve that goal. June 7-July 2. Ages 9-11, $75.

Girls Leadership Training • They complete significant community service projects, visit colleges and universities, and learn about historical sites across the country. The goal of this program is to provide support to Leadership Training graduates as they continue their high school journey, prepare for and complete their post-secondary education. July 8-Aug. 2. Ages 12-13, $75.

Girls Camp • Girls’ Camp is designed to increase independence and improve a child’s decision-making skills. Campers select their activities as individuals and travel to those activities on their own. July 8-Aug. 2. Ages 9-11, $75.

Summer @ St. Dominic High School

St. Dominic High School offers a wide array of programs for students in grades 3-12. Fly a drone, shine onstage, sharpen your athletic skills.

31 St. Dominic Drive, O’Fallon, Mo. stdominichs.org/summer-programs.html; (636) 240-8303

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, prices and activity. Sessions include volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, Ultimate Drone Games, lacrosse and more.

Summer Fundamentals at Miriam

Miriam’s specialty camps are perfect for students entering grades K-12 who need a boost in FUNdamentals during the summer months.

501 Bacon Avenue. miriamstl.org/summer-camps/; 314-961-1500

SPIRE Reading Camp — Session 1 • SPIRE Reading Camp uses a multi-sensory phonics program designed to help children make progress using intensive reading strategies. June 12-23. Ages 5-13, $1,000.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, pricing, and activity. Other sessions include Social Skills, OT Therapy, Academic Boot Camp, Language Therapy, Music Therapy and more.

Summers @ Mizzou

Explore campus life and learn about different college majors and career opportunities while having fun.

1110 South College Avenue, Room 146, Columbia, Mo. 4h.missouri.edu/summersmizzou/main; 1-573-882-9359

Scrub-in to a Health Career • Learn what it takes to be a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, dentist, pharmacist and many other positions in the health field. July 9-13. Ages 15-17, $490.

Robo Palooza • Campers will explore teamwork, collaboration and leadership while learning to appreciate science and technology — skills engineers need and use every day. July 9-13. Ages 12-18, $490.

GeoTech: Drone Camp • We will explore how they are constructed and how they are flown for recreational uses and also used in research areas such as: conservation, journalism and emergency management. July 16-20. Ages 12-15, $450.

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, pricing, and activity. Other sessions include Network Forensics for Hacker Trackers, Build-a-Business and Telling the Story of the Stars.

Sweetology

Cake Decorating Camps for children ages 6-13, one-day and five-day sessions, focusing on the basics of cake decorating with buttercream frosting, fondant and other edible mediums.

9214 Clayton Road. sweetology.com; 314-736-4800

Sunday Funday Workshop: Candy cake • Sunday Funday Workshops: Register for one or the whole series. Each Sunday Funday features a different unique decorating project. June 4. Ages 6-13, $35.

Sweetology Cake Adventure Camp • At Sweetology cake camps, campers will learn the basics of cake decorating: making buttercream frosting, basic design elements, how to frost a cake, cake decorating tools and uses, piping basic borders and designs, and working with fondant. June 5-9. Ages 6-13, $165.

Sessions vary based on prices, ages, dates and activity.

Sylvan Learning Center of Wentzville

If you’re looking for ways to introduce your child to new and fun experiences, check out Sylvan.

1121 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville. locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/wentzville-mo; 636-887-0885

Robotics and Coding • Create and animate robots using LEGO and Tynker software. June 12-16, June 26-30. Ages 5-12, $149.

Reading and Math EDGE • A fun approach for your child to refresh math and reading skills before school starts. July 10-14. Ages 5-12, $149.

Study Skills Boot Camp • Even bright students can be hampered by study skills when challenged. Learn best strategies to study. July 24-28. Ages 13-18, $149.

Sylvan Learning of St. Peters

Educational summer programs for students pre-K through college including reading, writing, math, study skills, test prep and STEM.

4505 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/saint-peters-mo; 636-441-1212

Sessions vary based on dates, ages, pricing, and activity. Sessions include Robotics, Coding and more.

TREE House of Greater St. Louis Camp Champ

Summer camps with a focus of horses for those with and without disabilities between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age.

332 Stable Lane, Wentzville. thstl.org/programs/summer-camps/

Beginner Horse Camp • A summer camp for those with and without disabilities who have had exposure to horses and have achieved the walk and trot level. June 12-16. Ages 8-17, $450.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities. Half- and full-day sessions available.

U-CREATE Summer Camp

U-CREATE is a summer camp for kids ages 6-12 that is designed to be an active camp that both educates and stimulates, while having fun.

1 University Boulevard, 229 Recreation and Wellness Center. umsl.edu/campusrecreation/youthprograms/ucreatesummercamp-page.html; 314-516-2344

Week 1: S.T.E.A.M. Week • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathmatics for all age levels. June 5-9. Ages 6-12, $120.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

UMSL — Gateway Writing Project

GWP is an organization of, by, and for teachers of writing.

1 University Boulevard. onecitystories.org; 314-516-5517

OneCity Stories • The Gateway Writing Project, in partnership with media professionals in journalism, radio and film, will engage high school students from different neighborhoods across the Greater St. Louis area in writing experiences that allow them to connect with one another and inform the public about their unique experiences as youth growing up in St. Louis. June 12-30. Ages 13-18, $450.

Upper Limits 4-Day Summer Youth Climbing Clinics – Downtown

Upper Limits Youth Climbing Clinics are designed to teach kids (7-15 years old) about rock climbing.

326 South 21st Street. upperlimits.com/downtown/youth-climbing-camps/; 314-991-2516

Cliffhangers Camps — Half Day (Ages 11-15) • Held every spring and summer, Upper Limits Youth Climbing Camps are designed to teach kids trust, communication, goal-setting and other important values through rock climbing. Through age-appropriate instruction and a small staff-to-child ratio, your children will find new ways to approach climbing no matter if this is their first or 10th visit. June 20-23. Ages 11-15, $125.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

Upper Limits 4-Day Summer Youth Climbing Clinics — Maryland Heights

Upper Limits Youth Climbing Clinics are designed to teach kids (7-15 years old) about rock climbing.

1874 Lackland Hill Parkway. upperlimits.com/west-county/programs/clinics/; 314-991-2516

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

Upper Limits Rock Climbing Camps Chesterfield

17375 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield. upperlimits.com/chesterfield/; 314-991-2516

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

Ursuline Academy — Summer Sports Camp

341 South Sappington Road. ursulinestl.org/departments.php?linkID=5&did=15; 314-984-2849

Lacrosse • Lacrosse for girls at Ursuline Academy. Players will receive one-on-one instruction and develop team concepts to increase your lacrosse IQ. Campers will be instructed by Ursuline’s top-ranked high school players and coaches. All skill levels are welcome. June 5-8. Ages 8-14, $70.

Volleyball • Volleyball for girls at Ursuline Academy. Girls need knee pads. June 7-9. Ages 8-14, $70.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities. Other sessions include basketball, cheerleading, dance, softball, tennis and soccer.

Vetta Sports Kickaroos Camp — Soccerdome

220 East Avenue, Webster Groves. VettaSports.com/camp; 314-842-3111

Kickaroos Summer Camp • Kickaroos camp is the perfect first camp to introduce children to soccer in an active and fun setting. May 22-25. Ages 3-5, $96.

Sessions vary based on ages, dates, location, and pricing.

Vetta Sports Summer Camp — St. Charles

1425 St. Peters Cottleville Road, St. Peters. vettasports.com/camp; 636-498-4625

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

Vetta Sports Summer Camp O’Fallon

590 Hartman Lane, O’Fallon, Ill. VettaSports.com/camp; 618-589-3953

Vetta Summer Camp — Concord

12320 Old Tesson Road. VettaSports.com/camp; 314-842-3111

Vetta Summer Camp — Manchester

150 Enchanted Parkway. VettaSports.com/camp; 636-391-1227

Vetta Summer Camp — Soccerdome

220 East Avenue, Webster Groves. VettaSports.com/camp; 314-962-9248

Washington University-Summer Experiences

Continue on your path of academic success.

1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1145. summerexperiences.wustl.edu/; 314-935-4807

High School Pre-Engineering Institute (June) • Explore the engineering profession. June 11-30. Ages 15-18, $5,585.

High School Pre-Medical Institute (June) • Explore the medical profession. June 11-30. Ages 15-18, $5,585.

High School Summer Scholars-Session C • Students enroll in undergraduate courses, live on campus, and participate in college success workshops. June 11- Aug. 5. Ages 15-18, $10,585.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities. Sessions include Writing Institutes, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology, Global Leadership, Pre-Engineering Institute, Pre-Medical Institute, Personal Narrative Institute and more.

Water Monkey Camp

Water Monkey Camp is a wakeboard, waterski, wake-surf and wake-skate specialty camp located in New Hampshire.

298 Merrymeeting Road, New Durham, N.H. watermonkeycamp.com; 1-617-855-9253

Week 1 • Wakeboard, waterski, wake-surf, and wake-skate. Week 1 of 7. June 25-30. Ages 10-17, $1,900.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices and age.

Webster Groves Parks and Recreation

A variety of camps are offered this summer.

33 East Glendale Avenue. 314-963-5600

Circus Stars camp • Produce a million dollar bill. Cause an object to move in a spectator’s hand — even though you are 10 feet away. Learn what many magicians regard as the greatest card trick of all time. May 30-June 2. Ages 6-14, $165.

Kinder Camp • Half-day camp. Play games, sing songs, take nature walks, talk about safety, make crafts, eat snacks and have a few other surprises. May 30-June 2. Ages 3-5, $50.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities. Other sessions include Sports & More Camp, Camp Webegee, Safetyl Camp, Performing Arts Camp, Aqua Pool Camp, Magical Mystery Camp and more.

Wonderland Camp

The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational camp experience for children, teenagers and adults who have disabilities; to offer a respite from daily care giving for their family members and health care workers; and to provide and nurture a personal development experience for volunteers and staff.

18591 Miller Circle, Rocky Mount, Mo. wonderlandcamp.org; 1-573-392-1000

Wild West • At Wonderland Camp, campers will participate in various different activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, recreation, nature, music and games. Evening activities include dances, karaoke, pool parties, carnivals and various other events. May 28-June 2. Ages 8-100, $650.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age, and activities. Other sessions include Star Wars, Super Heroes, Disney Week, Medieval Times, Pirates of the Sea, It’s Your Birthday, Silly Olympics, Halloween, and more.

Campers at the YMCA camps

YMCA camps

YMCA Camp Lakewood

YMCA Camp Lakewood is a premier overnight summer camp for kids ages 6-17 with varied activities.

13528 State Highway AA, Potosi, Mo. camplakewood.org; 1-573-438-2154

Junior Ranger — Session 1 • A 7-day intro to wilderness for kids 10-12. June 4-10. Ages 10-12, $675.

Main Camp — Session 1 • A seven-day camp experience. June 4-10. Ages 8-12, $675.

Sessions vary based on dates, prices, age and activities.

YMCA Clinton County, Ill.

14160 Jamestown Road, Breese. gwrymca.org; 618-526-5628

YMCAs of Collinsville, Maryville, TroY

Summer unplugged! Amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others. The YMCA invites kids aged 5-13 years to a large variety of day camp opportunities.

Sessions vary based on price, age and activities. Sessions include Salute Our Heroes, Holiday Week, All the World’s a Stage, Challenge, Gameshow Mania, Soccer, Junior Detectives, Cowabunga Water Fun and Summer Festival.

YMCA East Belleville

2627 Carlyle, Belleville. gwrymca.org; 618-236-9983

YMCA Edward Jones

12521 Marine. gwrymca.org; 314-439-9622

YMCA Emerson

3390 Pershall Road. gwrymca.org; 314-521-1822

YMCA Four Rivers

400 Grand, Washington, Mo. gwrymca.org; 636-239-5704

YMCA Jefferson County

1303 YMCA Drive, Festus. gwrymca.org; 636-931-9622

YMCA Kirkwood

325 North Taylor, Kirkwood. gwrymca.org; 314-965-9622

YMCA Marion County

101 South Broadway, Salem. gwrymca.org/locations/marion-county-ymca; 618-548-2222, Ext. 28

YMCA

Mid-County

1900 Urban Drive. gwrymca.org; 314-962-9450

YMCA Monroe County

9514 Caring Way, Columbia, Ill. gwrymca.org; 618-281-9622

YMCA Monsanto

5555 Page Boulevard. gwrymca.org; 314-367-4646

YMCA O’Fallon, Ill.

284 North Seven Hills Road. gwrymca.org/ofallonilcamp; 618-628-7701

YMCA South City

3150 Sublette. gwrymca.org; 314-644-3100

YMCA South County

12736 Southfork Road. gwrymca.org; 314-849-9622

YMCA St. Charles

3900 Shady, St. Peters. gwrymca.org; 636-928-1928

YMCA Tri-City, Ill.

451 Niedringhaus Avenue, Granite City. gwrymca.org; 618-876-7200

YMCA West County

16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield. gwrymca.org/westcounty; 636-532-3100

YMCA Wildwood

2641 Highway 109. gwrymca.org; 636-458-6636

Yucandu Art Studio Summer Camps

Yucandu is an arts and crafts studio for adults and children located in Webster Groves. Yucandu offers safe and creative camps.

20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves. yucandu.com/camps; 314-963-4400

All About Animals • Artsy projects with practical uses for their room. Finish with art show. Cancellations receive take-home kits. May 30-June 2. Ages 5-11, $115.

Art for Your Room Art Camp • Artsy projects with practical uses for their room. Finish with art show. Cancellations receive take-home kits. May 30-June 2. Ages 5-11, $255.

Cool Artsy Afternoons Art Camp • A variety of materials and projects. Finish with an art show. Bring a healthy snack. Cancellations receive take-home kits. June 5-6. Ages 6-12, $225.

Sessions vary based on prices, ages, dates and activities.

This list was compile by Aman Chishti, special to the Post-Dispatch, with information from Blueprint4summer.com.