For children growing up in the age of culinary competition shows like “Chopped Jr.” and “Kids Baking Championship,” the idea of getting messy in the kitchen has become exciting. Scenes of kid chefs making unique, complex creations captivate audiences of all ages, and summer camp directors are taking notice.
At the Center of Creative Arts in University City, which offers more than 300 weeklong camps every summer, interest in culinary camps has risen over the past few years. COCA first started offering just a couple of cooking camps in 2001 and now hosts more than 20 per summer.
“They've really increased in both frequency and popularity over the past five to seven years," says Shawna Flanigan, director of arts education and program development at COCA. "I think ... (it's been) in response to how much there's been an increase in these sorts of culinary shows that specifically feature kids and make kids feel like being in the kitchen is exciting and accessible to them."
These TV programs have not only made kids more interested in learning to cook but have also inspired them to become cooking show stars themselves. That’s why COCA introduced the Culinary Network camp two summers ago. In this camp, kids learn how to cook like their favorite contestants as well as how to produce their own programs.
Gabriela Vazquez, 15, of Worden has been cooking since kindergarten and has taken multiple COCA culinary classes since then. However, it was her love for cooking and baking shows that led her to sign up for the first Culinary Network camp session in 2018.
“I’ve always liked to cook, and I thought it would be cool to be part of the network process of baking shows,” she says. The shows "sparked my interest in the camp, and then my love for baking just grew from being a part of the camp.”
Gabriela was especially inspired by shows featuring young chefs, as she could relate to both the competitors’ age and passion for cooking.
“I actually understand the kids because they’re my age, so I understand what they’re going through,” Gabriela says. “And I like to bake and stuff like that. So it’s a shared interest with people my age.”
Flanigan noted that COCA’s culinary camps had once been predominantly attended by female campers. However, the camps’ attendance has recently gained a more balanced gender makeup, which Flanigan attributes to growing interest in culinary television programs.
“You can see many more boys being attracted (to cooking) because ... that is what they're emulating in the shows,” Flanigan says.
Although DeAnn Bingaman, co-founder and marketing director of Sweetology school and bake shop in Town and Country, noted that the school’s camps have maintained female majorities since she started the company in 2014, baking shows have greatly affected campers.
“It is pretty amazing to us when the kids come in and they have a really solid working knowledge of a lot of the things that we're teaching them,” Bingaman says. “Maybe they haven't had the hands-on experience, but they have seen the tools and the techniques performed on television, and so I think that that adds maybe a layer of confidence for a lot of the kids because they feel like they're really familiar with it.”
While culinary camps may take inspiration from cooking competition shows that showcase high-stress situations, camp owners still try to create pressure-free, collaborative environments with an emphasis on learning rather than winning.
“Everybody always wins; it's more fun than competitive,” says Faronda Davis, owner of ABC Chefs Cooking Academy, which offers television-inspired camps such as MasterChef Jr. and Mystery Basket. “We want them to come to try new recipes and to make longtime friends.”
Your guide to summer camps in the area
Your guide to hundreds of summer camps in the St. Louis area
1020 Artworks Studio
Summer art camps for children and teens.
6034 Schiermeier Road, Freeburg; 1020artworks.com; 618-267-3205
Draw! Paint! Sculpt! Art Adventure Camp • A camp for kids who love to create art using a variety of techniques and materials. June 1-4. Ages 5-12, $115.
Drawing & Painting for Older Artists: Cartooning & Anime • A fun, engaging class for preteens and teenagers. June 29-July 2. Ages 9-14, $85.
ABC Chefs Academy
Kids get to cook with one of the top celebrity teen chefs in the nation, Chef Ayla from Food Network’s Chopped Junior and Fox’s MasterChef Junior.
227 Chesterfield Mall, Space 543, Chesterfield; abcchefsacademy.com; 636-543-8650
Bakeshop Favorites • Make fresh breads to cookies, cakes and more. Each day campers will learn new baking techniques from creaming butter and sugar for gooey butter cookies to kneading dough for sticky cinnamon buns. June 8-11. Ages 6-17, $220.
Food Network Favorites • Each day of summer camp will center around different Food Network chefs and recipes, including Iron Chef, Chopped Junior, Cupcake Wars. July 6-9. Ages 6-17, $220.
Master Chef Jr. • Just like popular cooking shows, activities will include mystery baskets, team challenges, taste tests and judging. This camp is all about teamwork. July 27-30. Ages 6-17, $220.
Abra-Kid-Abra magic and arts camps typically serve ages 6-12, though some camps go up to 14. Some camps are full day, typically 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while others are half day.
803 Lafayette Avenue; Abrakid.com; 314-961-6912
Magic Mystery Camp • Campers write their own mystery play. May 26-29. Ages 6-12, $197.
Circus Arts • Magic Camp. June 1-5. Ages 5-12, $197.
Art Unleashed offers an array of art classes for all ages and abilities, from pre-K to adult, including pottery, painting, drawing, mosaics, jewelry making, watercolor and acrylic as well as theme classes focusing on landscapes, portraits, animals and music.
13379 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; artunleashed.org; 314-628-1024
Clay Creations • Summer art camp. June 1-5. Ages 7-9, $180.
Drawing Techniques • June 8-12. Ages 13-18, $170.
Arts in Motion School of Dance Summer Camps
Dance camps for children ages 18 months to 18 years. Ballet, modern, jazz, tap and choreography offered.
2949 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood; artsinmotion-stl.com; 314-968-4583
Beginning Ballet & Modern • For beginning dancers. June 8-24. Ages 6-9, $170.
Choreography & Creativity • For intermediate to advanced dancers. June 9-25. Ages 10-18, $245.
Visual arts and nature camp for children K-6th grade.
2929 Tower Grove Avenue; artscopestl.org; 314-865-0060
Lost and Found • Find the beauty in objects tossed out or stashed away, and gather inspiration from artists who use the interesting stuff they find to make cool art. May 26-29. Grades K-5, $152.
Written in the Stars • The stories we tell about the stars, planets and the cosmos will guide our creativity as we draw up plans for intergalactic travel. June 1-5. Grades K-5, $190.
Ballwin Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Throughout the course of the summer, campers will meet new friends, be physically active, pursue their interests and make lifelong memories. Most camps are held at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons.
1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin; ballwin.mo.us/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/Summer-Camps; 636-227-8950
Variety Camp: Cheerleading/Dance • This camp is designed to give campers an edge in the highly competitive world of cheerleading. June 8-12. Ages 7-13, $140.
Variety Camp: Week 1 — Harry Potter • Tired of being surrounded by Muggles? Don’t miss your chance to be with others who love HP as much as you. June 8-12. Ages 7-13, $140.
Belleville West Summer Camps
Belleville West is a new state-of-the-art high school recently built on 113 acres.
4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville; bellevillewestcamps.com; 618-222-7665
Tennis: Boys/Girls • Tennis camp for boys and girls. June 1-4. Ages 6-9, $40.
Cross Country: Boys/Girls • Cross Country camp for boys and girls. June 22-25. Ages 10-17, $40.
Big River Running Cross Country Camp
Running camp for 6th through 12th graders.
13969 Manchester Road; bigriverrunning.com/run/cross-country-camp; 636-394-5500
Big River Cross Country Camp • July 27-31. Ages 11-18, $125.
Bobby McCormack’s Basketball Camp
Emphasis is placed on technique, footwork, shooting drills and games.
1071 Purcell Avenue; schoolyou.com; 314-606-5370
Week 1: Co-ed Half Day Shooting Camp • The shooting camp gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills. May 26-29. Ages 6-14, $100.
Week 2: Boys Camp • An opportunity to improve shooting skills. June 1-5. Ages 6-13, $230.
BOLD@Olin is a one-week residential program through the Olin Business School for rising junior and senior female students eager to learn more about business and leadership.
1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1133; olinwustl.campusgroups.com/bsba/bold@olin/; 314-935-2217
BOLD@Olin • July 12-18. Ages 16-18, $750.
Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America day and twilight camps for boys and girls ages 7-11 with a focus on fun, adventure, outdoor activities and character development. The theme this year: Out of This Galaxy.
4568 West Pine Boulevard; stlbsa.org; 314-361-0600
STEM Twilight Camp • Jurassic explorers day camp with activities such as archery, BB guns, STEM, games and more. June 1-5. Ages 7-11, $65.
Cub Adventure Camp • Summer camp fun, adventure and education for all grade school aged scouts. July 12-15. Ages 7-11, $175.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
Make lifelong friends, visit some of St. Louis’ best attractions, enjoy sporting and cultural activities, take field trips and learn to swim — all in one summer.
2901 North Grand Boulevard; bgcstl.org; 314-335-8000
Adams Park Club • June 8-July 31. Ages 6-16, $275.
O’Fallon Park Club • June 8-July 31. Ages 6-16, $275.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
Residential adventure camp for survivors of brain injury, ages 18+.
2265 Schuetz Road; biamo.org; 314-426-4024
Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp • June 21-26. Ages 18-100, $550.
Bricks 4 Kidz Chesterfield
STEM camps for children ages 4-12. LEGO building, robotics, Minecraft, video game design, Star Wars, Pokemon, Disney characters.
1840 Sparks Court, Wildwood; bricks4kidz.com; 314-287-5876
Minecraft Bricks • LEGO building and games with Minecraft theme and characters. May 26-29. Ages 5-12, $125.
Galaxy Far Away, Star Wars • LEGO building and games with Star Wars theme and characters. June 1-5. Ages 5-12, $160.
Camp Ben Frankel
Jewish coed overnight camp for children 7-17 with activities, child care and no screens.
3419 West Main Street, Belleville; campbenfrankel.org; 618-235-1614
Camp Ben Frankel • Inclusive overnight Jewish summer camp with 100+ activities. June 21-July 19. Ages 7-16, $4,000.
Camp Ben Frankel — Rookie Session • June 21-July 5. Ages 7-11, $2,000.
Camp Chippewa for Boys
Sleepaway camp for boys ages 8-17 focusing on character development through in-camp activities and out-of-camp canoe trips in the wilderness.
22767 Cap Endres Road Southeast, Cass Lake, Minnesota; campchippewa.com; 1-218-335-8807
Badger Camp I • Two-week introductory session for boys entering grades 3-5. June 18-July 1. Ages 8-10, $3,700.
Full Session • Eight-week session for boys entering grades 3-12. June 18-Aug. 11. Ages 8-17, $10,500.
Camp Courage is a five-day, four-night, overnight camp for children ages 6-11 who are grieving the death of someone significant.
1333 West Lockwood Avenue, Suite 104; annieshope.org; 314-965-5015
Camp Courage • June 1-5. Ages 6-11, free.
Camp Courage — Teens • June 8-12. Ages 12-18, free.
Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders
Science, design and sustainability camp for 5th-8th graders at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
4651 Shaw Boulevard; missouribotanicalgarden.org; 314-577-0281
Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders • July 6-10. Ages 10-13, $195.
Their mission is to encourage social growth, independence and self-esteem in youth with autism spectrum disorders through a quality, overnight camp experience located in the greater Kansas City area.
4025 Central Street, Kansas City; campencourage.org; 816-830-7171
Summer Overnight Camp • Overnight camp for youth with autism. June 17-20. Ages 8-18, $1,200.
Come invent at Camp Invention’s Elevate Stem Camp and take home your own prototypes, robots, bioluminescent plant, sports stadium and more.
7306 Northwest 77th Terrace, Kansas City; campinvention.org; 816-602-0017
Camp Invention at Webster United Methodist Church in Webster Groves • June 15-19. Ages 5-12, $245.
Camp Invention Elevate at Lindenwood University Cultural Center • Become a confident entrepreneur as you sketch, prototype, protect and pitch the next great invention. June 22-26. Ages 5-12, $235.
Camp Jump Start
Overnight whole health camp specializing in healthy lifestyle and weight management.
3602 Lions Den Road, Imperial; campjumpstart.com; 877-520-5867
Weight Loss Camp For Kids and Teens Session #1 • In four weeks your child will receive the education necessary to make life changes and be able to maintain the success at home. June 14-July 11. Ages 9-18, $4,995.
Weight Loss Camp For Kids and Teens Session #3 • Total immersion into a new routine for a greater length of time increases the chance for long term success. June 14-Aug. 8. Ages 9-18, $9,355.
Fun in the sun this summer at Kennedy Recreation Complex.
6050 Wells Road; stlouisco.com; 314-615-5572
Camp Kennedy • Enjoy crafts, games, sports, nature walks, ice skating, supervised swimming. June 1-5. Ages 5-12, $70.
Camp Magic House
Make your child’s summer magical with a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience, featuring new activities and themes for 2020.
516 South Kirkwood Road; magichouse.org; 314-822-8900
Art Adventurers Half Day • Explore a variety of media from paint to printmaking, clay and collage. Mini masters will draw inspiration from iconic artists as they set out on this artistic adventure. June 1-5. Ages 4-5, $125.
Cultural Curiosity Half Day • Campers will get acquainted with the life and culture of other kids around the world. This week will hold surprising discoveries as campers sing songs, play new games and taste fresh flavors. Aug. 17-21. Ages 6-8, $125.
Camp Magic House @ MADE
Taking place in the all-new kid-focused makerspace in the heart of the city of St. Louis, children ages 6 to 13 will become makers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs.
5127 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis; magichouse.org/MADE; 314-822-8900
Makers Camp • Makers will become immersed in everything at MADE as they gain experience with laser cutting, screen and 3D printing. June 1-5. Ages 7-9, $250.
Tech Camp • Campers will experience some of the latest technology in creative coding as they learn about interactive animation, Microbits and basic electronics. July 6-10. Ages 9-11, $250.
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, Illinois; ondessonk.com; 1-877-659-2267
Mini Camp COED Session 1 • Mini Camp is a special three-day, three-night session for younger children that gives campers an introduction to the Camp Ondessonk tradition of rustic, nature-based camping in the Shawnee National Forest. May 31-June 3. Ages 8-10, $344.
Horse Camp Session 1 • Spend your days at the Ondessonk stables learning how to care for and groom your horse, develop basic horsemanship and riding skills, and enjoy long rides through our pristine pasture lands and oak-hickory forested trails. May 31-June 6. Ages 12-15, $704.
Overnight camp offering over 100 activities, such as trapeze, circus arts, musical theater, sports, magic, technology, waterfront, equestrian and more.
315 South Grove Avenue, Owatonna, Minnesota; camppillsbury.com; 1-507-214-2200
Camp Pillsbury Session 1 • June 14-28. Ages 6-17, $1,700.
Camp Wartburg is a Christian camp where children K-12 can spend a week or more of fun and fellowship doing a variety of activities, including archery, canoeing, high ropes, creek walking and campfires.
5705 LRC Road, Waterloo; CampWartburg.com; 618-939-7715
Shepherding Sheep Session I • A great opportunity for children and adults with disabilities. May 24-27. Ages 10-70, $250.
Wacky Water Week Jr. • Archery, canoeing, swimming and more. May 31-June 5. Ages 6-10, $400.
Camp Weloki for Girls (Overnight Camp)
Camp Weloki for Girls provides unique opportunities for girls in grades 3-12 to learn how to create healthy friendships, resolve conflicts effectively, express their emotions in healthy ways and to create the trusting, respectful environment they need and want. Camp Butterfly is near Farmington; Camp Trinity is near New Haven.
300 Chesterfield Center, Suite 255, Chesterfield; 636-530-1883; campweloki.com
Summer Camp Session One • Middle school and high school girls attend this session but are divided into two separate learning programs. June 14-20. Ages 11-18, $1,195.
Summer Camp Session Two • Tween and young teen girls attend this session, but are divided into two separate programs. Girls will learn about leadership, friendships and self-discovery. June 28-July 4. Ages 9-15, $1,295.
Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
The Challenger Learning Center St. Louis offers a variety of summer experiences through space missions, scuba diving and lunar colonies.
205 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson; challengerstl.org; 314-521-6205
Rocket Lab • Rocketeers spend each day building and launching rockets, culminating in building their own customized rocket. Each participant will also build their own electronic launch system and platform, to continue the innovation far into the future. June 8-12. Ages 10-18, $290.
Drone Makers • Campers will learn how to fly drones in simulation, test multiple drone styles and the soldering and circuitry needed to build their own unmanned aerial vehicle to take home and keep. July 13-17. Ages 12-18, $375.
Chesterfield Summer Camp
Day camp featuring crafts, games and field trips.
690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield; chesterfield.mo.us; 636-812-9514
Week 1 • May 26-29. Ages 5-12, $152.
Let your child run away and join the circus but still be home in time for dinner.
750 North 16th Street; circusharmony.org; 314-436-7676
Circus Harmony Session 1 • Students learn skills such as trapeze, juggling, wirewalking and more. June 1-12. Ages 7-17, $450.
City of Bridgeton Parks and Recreation
Municipality-sponsored camps for children ages 5-15.
4201 Fee Fee Road, Bridgeton; bridgetonmo.com; 314-739-5599
Day Camp Session 1 • Outdoor traditional day camp. June 15-19. Ages 5-12, $100.
Splash Camp • Water-themed day camp with two field trips. Aug. 3-7. Ages 7-12, $135.
City of Crestwood
The mission city of Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of day camps.
9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, Crestwood; cityofcrestwood.org; 314-729-4860
Swim-Venture Aquatic Camp Session 1 • Aug. 3-7. Ages 6-11, $150.
City of Dellwood Summer Camp
Weekly swimming, catered lunch, etiquette classes and more. The program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and includes four field trips, social and physical recreation, art programs, education based programs, and specialized sports programs and activities.
10266 West Florissant Avenue; cityofdellwoodmo.com; 314-869-8686
City of Dellwood Summer Camp • June 8-July 31. Ages 5-13, $350.
City of Ellisville Day Camps
This day camp provides youth with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of educational and adventurous outdoor activities.
225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ellisville. ellisville.mo.us; 636-227-7508
Voyager Camp: Session 1 • Color War. June 8-19. Ages 5-12, $200.
Voyager Camp: Specialty Week • A special week of camp that campers can choose from three different themes. June 22-26. Ages 5-12, $120.
City of Hazelwood Parks and Recreation
Hazelwood Parks and Recreation summer camps offer a variety of themes and activities.
1186 Teson Road, Hazelwood; apm.activecommunities.com/hazelwoodmoparksandrec/home; 314-731-0980
Hazelwood Summer Day Camp-session 1 • This classic summer day camp will keep you kids busy with fun activities and field trips. June 1-26. Ages 6-11, $300.
Youth Hoops Session 1 • Youth basketball. June 2-July 7. Ages 7-12, $45.
City of Manchester Parks and Recreation
Manchester Parks, Recreation, & Arts offers a wide variety of camps to keep kids busy all summer.
359 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester; manchestermo.gov; 636-391-6326, ext. 400
Adventure Pursuits Camp • Experience the great outdoors. June 1-5. Ages 5-12, $95.
Manchester Makers • Get ready to make some art in the park. July 27-31. Ages 5-8, $115.
City of Maryland Heights-Maryland Heights Day Camps
All-day children’s day camps for ages 6-13.
2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights. marylandheights.com; 314-738-2599
Camp Fun Under the Sun Week 1 • June 8-12. Ages 6-12, $150.
Harry Potter Camp • Aug. 10-14. Ages 6-12, $150.
Clayton Parks and Recreation
Clayton camps provide a variety of options for ages 5-14.
50 Gay Avenue, Clayton; claytonmo.gov/camps; 314-290-8500
Aquatic Camp • Learn to be a better swimmer. June 1-5. Ages 5-12, $145.
Climbing Wall Camp • Learn to rock climb in a fun environment. June 1-5. Ages 5-13, $145.
Climb So iLL
Climb So iLL offers half day and full day rock climbing camps for kids ages 7-11.
1419 Carroll Street; climbsoill.com/summer-camps; 314-621-1700
Week 1 AM Session (Power Plant) • June 1-5. Ages 7-11, $125.
Week 1 PM Session (Steel Shop) • June 1-5. Ages 7-11, $125.
COCA Summer Arts Camps
Campers have the opportunity to learn and experience new things, build their skills and have fun.
524 Trinity Avenue; cocastl.org; 314-725-6222
Fashion Design • Students learn everything from design to construction in this fashion-focused camp. May 26-29. Ages 8-10, $144.
Ice Cream Camp • In this camp, student learn to make their own ice cream as well as basic cooking and kitchen safety skills. May 26-29. Ages 8-10, $152.
COCA Culinary Network • Learn to cook and create your own television episode in this multi-disciplinary camp. June 1-5. Ages 14-18, $305.
Swiftie Songwriters • A camp that combines song-writing, performance and fashion to inspire campers to write and sing their own songs in a final showcase. May 26-29. Ages 8-10, $144.
DC vs. Marvel • Through storytelling, props and costumes kids decide who would be victorious in a battle between superheros. June 8-12. Ages 8-10, $165.
Ballet Studio Junior Intensive • A ballet intensive for students to improve technique and performance. June 29-July 16. Ages 9-14, $700.
Code Ninjas O’Fallon Summer Camp
Fun coding and STEM camps for kids ages 7-14.
2955 Highway K, O’Fallon, Missouri; codeninjas.com; 636-851-9634
Roblox Create • Power your imagination by learning the basics of Roblox or continuing with more advanced game concepts. (Requires a Roblox Classic Tier account). June 1-5. Ages 7-14, $185.
Program and Play in Python • Build an awesome game in the Python programming language and share it with the world. June 15-19. Ages 7-14, $185.
College For Kids: St. Louis Community College-Meramec
College for Kids delivers opportunities to explore areas of interest that students may not experience in school. Computer animation, cartooning, video game creation, action science and Lego robotics are just a few of the classes scheduled for this summer.
11333 Big Bend Road; stlcc.edu; 314-984-7777
Battle of the Bots! Advanced LEGO Robotics • Enter the battle for grand champion of all bots. Aug. 3-7. Ages 9-14, $79.
Creating Heroes and Heroines • Create your own amazing character, whether they save the world or help a friend, and write a heroic journey around them. Aug. 3-7. Ages 6-9, $79.
Community School — Community Camps
Community School buzzes during the summer months with camps for students K-6.
900 Lay Road; communityschool.com/camp; 314-991-0005
Mini camp — Advanced Acting • Take your acting skills to the next level as you practice improv and scene work designed for an older actor. Learn how to break a scene down, nail a comedic moment and perform a long monologue. June 1-5. Ages 10-13, $195.
Play camp (full day) • Children ages 3, 4 and 5 will build, splash, play, create and dance their way through three one-week sessions of Summer Play Camp. June 1-5. Ages 3-5, $380.
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company
A fun, diverse, immersive arts learning experience.
465 North Taylor Avenue; ckdc.org/kidsdanceandartcamp; 314-564-1477
Cultural Dance Week • Learn how to dance in styles from around the world. July 13-17. Ages 6-13, $300.
Hip Hop Week • Learn how to dance in hip-hop styles. Ages 6-13, $300.
Cor Jesu Academy Enrichment and Sports Camps
Cor Jesu’s Enrichment and Sports Camps for grade school girls offer summer fun for a variety of interests.
10230 Gravois Road; corjesu.org/camps; 314-842-1546
Basketball Camp • Girls in grades 5-8 learn to improve individual ball-handling, shooting, rebounding and defensive skills. June 1-5. Ages 10-14, $100.
Behind the Scenes of Media • Campers in grades 6-8 will learn about the elements of broadcast journalism and digital media. June 8-12. Ages 11-14, $100.
Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps
Craft Alliance’s Delmar Loop location offers 11 one-week camps from May 28 to Aug. 9. In conjunction with summer camps, Craft Alliance also offers a Teen Intern program. Teens can apply to assist summer camp faculty — all professional artists — in the studio of their interest.
6640 Delmar Boulevard; craftalliance.org; 314-725-1177, ext. 325
Drawing 101 • Learn to work with a variety of drawing materials to create a wide range of artworks and projects. June 8-12. Ages 7-9, $165.
Fiber Fun • Explore Fibers through methods including hand sewing, tie-dye and fabric printing. June 15-19. Ages 7-9, $165.
DaySpring Arts & Education
STEAM & Arts camps for ages 3-18.
2500 Metro Boulevard, Maryland Heights; dayspringarts.org/summer-workshops; 314-291-8878
Musical Theater Intensive • "Godspell:" Musical theater performance intensive. June 25-26. Ages 8-13, $425.
Steam Camp Week 3 • Animated classics. July 6-10. Ages 5-12, $250.
De Smet Jesuit High School Spartan Summer
Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit offers exciting and challenging camp programs for middle school boys.
233 North New Ballas Road; desmet.org/spartansummer; 314-785-1309
Weight Lifting Camp • Camp for boys grades 5-8 who want to expand their physical strength and conditioning. June 1-5. Ages 10-14, $125.
Woodworking Camp • Take your design from concept to completion as you learn valuable woodworking skills. July 6-10. Ages 10-14, $125.
Des Peres Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Des Peres Parks and Recreation offers 25 different types of camps to keep your kids active and engaged all summer long.
1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres; TheLodgeDesPeres.com; 314-835-6150
Ninja Obstacle and Tumbling Camp by Hi-NRG • Hi-NRG’s Ninja Obstacle and Tumbling Camp will build coordination, strength, agility and, most of all, confidence. June 1-5. Ages 5-10, $172.
Underground Explorers Camp by Mad Science • Dig up the ancient past and solve real-life mysteries. June 1-5. Ages 6-11, $233.
Dragons Drum & Bugle Corps
Drum Line, Brass Horn Line and Color Guard are open to teens ages 13-18. Teens are also able to swim in the Dellwood Aquatic Center for free. All corps members will be provided free uniforms and costumes (dress code required) and refreshments. Drum Line and Horn Line youth must be able to play and read music.
10266 West Florissant Avenue; facebook.com/dragondrumcorps; 573-301-0105
Free Dragons Drum and Bugle Corps • May 30-Aug. 15. Ages 13-18, free.
Dream Big Career Camp
College and career exploration camp for high-school students with disabilities and IEPs.
133 South 11th Street, Suite 500; starkloff.org/for-candidates/#additional2; 314-588-7090
Dream Big Career Camp: Innovate • June 1-5. Ages 14-21, $375.
Dream Big Career Camp: Hands On • June 15-19. Ages 14-21, $375.
Overnight camp for young people, grades 1-12 and adult/child. Classic, low-tech fun with an emphasis on building relationships.
2651 Quarry Road, DuBois, Illinois; duboiscenter.org; 618-787-2202
Horsin’ Around • A full-week horse-focused adventure for campers who’ve completed grades 5-7. June 7-12. Ages 10-12, $544.
LEAD • Learn to be a leader through hands-on experience and experiential learning. June 14-19. Ages 15-18, $494.
Eliot Chapel Nursery School Summer Camp
A happy, relaxed morning with emphasis on play through outdoor activities, art, nature, language, literature engineering and movement.
216 East Argonne Avenue, Kirkwood; ecnurseryschool.com; 314-821-0982
Sunny Fun • The playground is a great place to make friends, create, build strength and get messy. Inside activities are offered as well. June 9-18. Ages 3-5, $180.
Celebrate Summer • Children celebrate all that summer has to offer. June 23-July 2. Ages 3-5, $180.
Ethical Society Nursery School Summer Camp
Play-based camps for preschoolers ages 2 to 5 years old featuring age-appropriate art, music, outdoor play and more.
9001 Clayton Road; ethicalsocietynurseryschool.com; 314-991-1353
ESNS Summer Camp Week 2 • Careers theme. June 15-19. Ages 4-6, $145.
ESNS Summer Camp Week 3 • On the Farm theme. June 22-26. Ages 4-6, $145.
EYC Academy offers a unique approach of one-to-one instruction (offered in-center or online through a virtual classroom) that fully individualizes the learning process. Its network also includes physical and emotional therapists to help your family beyond the walls of school.
195 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country; eycacademystl.org; 636-220-3344
Sensory Art and Writing Camp • June 15-19. Ages 11-18, $149.
Fieldhouse Training Center
A great baseball/softball camp to have fun, learn basic skills and play games.
106 North Cool Springs Road, O’Fallon, Missouri; thefieldhouse.org; 636-281-2255
Summer Camp • June 1-4. Ages 5-13, $99.
Fontbonne University offers a variety of camps and workshops that give children opportunities to explore special interests, improve life skills and lay the groundwork for future studies. Camps meet on the main Clayton campus as well as venues throughout the St. Louis area. Scholarships to some camps are available for qualifying students.
6800 Wydown Boulevard; fontbonne.edu/about-us/griffin-gateways; 314-862-3456
Camp Fire (DHH) • Camp FIRE (Fontbonne Inspires Reading Excitement) is a summer theme-based literacy program for school-aged children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). June 1-July 17. Ages 6-18, free.
Math Literacy Camp • Over the course of this camp, students will read “The Number Devil” by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Chapter by chapter, students will learn key mathematical concepts and how to apply them. July 27-31. Ages 11-14, $200.
Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club
This camp will focus on STEAM activities in the areas of art, communication arts, math, swimming and athletics.
2524 South 11th Street; gsgbcstl.org; 314-655-9011
Gene Slays Girls and Boys Club Summer Camp • Nine weeks of summer fun and recreation. June 1-July 31. Ages 6-17, $75.
Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies
Gifted Resource Council offers summer programs for K-8 bright and talented students in a variety of fun and engaging subjects.
357 Marshall Avenue; Suite 6; giftedresourcecouncil.org/index.php/summer-academies; 314-962-5920
ECO Academy • 3rd-8th graders can combine economics and ecology while creating a pop-up business. June 8-19. Ages 9-14, $500.
Academy Americana: Colonial Times, Hamilton & Friends • 1st-3rd graders won’t throw away their shot with this look at colonial times. July 6-17. Ages 6-10, $500.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Girl Scout Camp opportunities range from a day to a few weeks for girls ages Pre-K through 12th grade. Girls learn teamwork and self-discovery in an encouraging environment.
2300 Ball Drive; girlscoutsem.org; 314-590-2300
S’mores on the Shore • Learn about bravery at Camp Fiddlecreek. July 20-23. Ages 5-14, $54.
Weeklong Traditional Camp • Enjoy camping … your way. July 26-31. Ages 6-17, $360.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Girl-focused programming for girls ages 5-18 located in Southern Illinois.
4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon; gsofsi.org; 618-692-0692
Camp’s Got Talent • Do you have skills and you want to show them off? Well then, Camp’s Got Talent is the place to show us what you are working with. July 22-25. Ages 9-11, $275.
Apocalyptic Adventure • Explore southern Illinois on epic adventures. July 26-Aug. 1. Ages 11-17, $400.
Good Journey’s Summer Leadership Academy
Leadership academy with a focus on technology and African culture for young community builders.
1020 North Taylor Avenue; goodjourney.org; 314-229-9079
Summer Leadership Academy • An African-centered community builder camp. June 8-July 23. Ages 9-16, $225.
Great Griffin Farm Horse Camp
Horsemanship and pony camps that will teach kids about horses through riding, stable activities, games and crafts.
903 Schwede Road, Wentzville; greatgriffinfarm.com; 636-398-4116
Circus Fun and Games Horsemanship Camp • For kids 6 and older to learn about riding through fun games on horseback. June 1-4. Ages 6-12, $350.
Life on the Farm Pony Camp • For kids 4-8 that love all farm animals. July 20-23. Ages 4-8, $200.
i9 Sports is a youth sports organization in St. Louis offering flag football, soccer and T-ball programs in West County, Chesterfield and South County.
9220 Arban Drive; i9sports.com; 314-782-1780
Summer Basketball Chesterfield • One day per week. June 14-July 26. Ages 4-12, $140.
Summer Flag Football South County • One day per week. June 27-Aug. 8. Ages 4-12, $140.
Imagine Arts Academy
Imagine Arts' unique approach teaches your child art concepts and techniques but with a twist. The camps strive to broaden children's understanding of the world and sharpen their critical thinking skills by focusing on art as a problem-solving tool, as a career path, as a way to understand different places and cultures and more.
8420 Olive Boulevard, Suite R; imagineartsacademy.com; 314-991-8000
Crayola Artist’s Passport at Hazelwood Parks and Rec • Explore far-off places and learn about the people who live there, from the Americas to the Ivory Coast, from the cosmopolitan to the countryside. Make different masterpieces each day, such as drums, masks, canvases, prints, buses and more. June 22-26. Ages 5-12, $235.
Crayola World of Design at SLU • Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the rainforest, Hollywood, Mars and a futuristic city. Experiment with Crayola products and a wide variety of art techniques like sculpting, collage and mixed media. July 13-17. Ages 5-12, $260.
Immanuel Lutheran Day School
Weekly theme camps for ages 2-grade 8.
9733 Olive Boulevard, Olivette; immanueldayschool.org/copy-of-application-process; 314-993-5004
Week 1 Sports of All Sorts Camp • May 26-29. Ages 2-11, $100.
Week 2 Bees, Butterflies, Lady Bugs, Oh My Camp • June 1-5. Ages 2-11, $120.
Indian Hills Swim Club Summer Camp
Swim Camp for children ages 5-12
4210 Lasata Drive; indianhillsswimclub.com; 314-544-9177
IHSC Junior Lifeguard Camp • This specialty camp trains kids in water rescue and other life skills to prepare them for future employment as lifeguards. June 5-19. Ages 12-15, $60.
Indian Hills Swim Club Summer Camp Session 1 • Safety and fun come first at this camp. Includes swim and dive instruction, arts/crafts and sports/games. June 8-12. Ages 5-12, $185.
International Schoolhouse Spanish-Immersion Camp
Fun-filled Spanish immersion summer camp for children ages 3-9.
1414 Bellevue Avenue; InternationalSchoolhouse.com; 314-874-0715
Spanish Immersion Camp • June 29-July 10. Ages 3-9, $465.
Campers enjoy days filled with more than 70 activities and sports including: waterslides, zip lines, blobbing, archery, rappelling, rock climbing and theme parties.
1353 Lake Shore Drive, Branson, Missouri; kanakuk.com; 417-266-3000
K-Kountry 1 Week Camp • Campers have a blast exploring over 40+ action packed activities, building friendships and being encouraged in their Christian faith. May 30-June 5. Ages 6-11, $1,200.
k-1 Two Week Camp • Two weeks of incredible adventure in a fun and spiritually encouraging summer camp experience. May 30-June 12. Ages 6-11, $2,300.
Kids on Campus: St. Louis Community College-Meramec Campus
Kids on Campus at St. Louis Community College-Meramec is an open enrollment summer experience for youth who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade. This enrichment event runs side-by-side with College for Kids for gifted learners, offering students a variety of fun, engaging and challenging courses that develop and expand students’ interests, stimulate creativity and provide unique learning opportunities in a collegiate environment.
11333 Big Bend Road; stlcc.edu; 314-984-7777
Cupcake Connection • Join us to learn the basics of how to fill, frost and decorate cupcakes in a variety of designs. Aug. 3-7. Ages 6-9, $79.
Lightsaber/Jedi Training • Have fun learning basic kendo sword technique and footwork, and then apply it to beginning stage combat. Aug. 3-7. Ages 6-9, $79.
Kirkwood Summer Media Camp
This camp challenges each camper to explore 21st century journalism and tell stories through a variety of mediums.
801 West Essex Avenue, Kirkwood; kirkwoodcamps.com; 314-213-6100, ext. 1415
KHS Summer Media Camp • June 1-4. Ages 8-13, $125.
Kraus Farms Equestrian Summer Camps
This five-day equestrian offers riding experiences to very beginner through advanced riders in both disciplines English and Western.
333 Hillsboro Road, High Ridge; krausfarmsinc.com; 636-225-9513
Hats & Chaps • For children with previous riding experience in Western riding. May 18-22. Ages 7-14, $400.
Barnyard: Little Farmers • Hands-on experience with mini cow, mini goat, sheep, chickens, miniature and full-sized horses. May 26-29. Ages 6-8, $216.
KTK Kid’s Theater Camp
Theater camp for kids 1st-12th grade to grow their lifelong love of theater.
4200 Delor Street; kurtainkall.org; 314-351-8984
KTK Kids Theater Camp • Theater camp. July 6-Aug. 2. Ages 6-18, $500.
Larry Hughes Summer Basketball Camp
Basketball skills and drills ages 5-18.
140 Long Road, Suite 123, Chesterfield; lhbasketballacademy.com; 1-855-678-7843
LHBA Summer Camp • A session full of basketball training and fun. June 1-5. Ages 5-12, $200.
Laumeier Sculpture Park Summer Art Camps
Laumeier Art Camp focusing on art and nature in a fun camp setting. Laumeier Teen Art Program is a new program focusing on a deeper creative experience; teens will work with art teachers and artists in a relaxing camp and indoor studio environment.
12580 Rott Road; laumeiersculpturepark.org; 314-615-5268
Art Camp Creative Shipwreck • June 8-12. Ages 4-6, $120.
Teen Art Program-Session 1 • June 8-19. Ages 13-17, $440.
Lavner Camps at Washington University
Lavner offers a variety of technology and creative arts camps at Washington University in St. Louis. Weekly summer day camps include robotics, coding, Esports, Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, game design, fashion design, filmmaking, YouTube and much more.
1 Brookings Drive; lavnercampsandprograms.com; 314-384-4190
Artificial Intelligence Camp-Machine Learning and Code Breaking • Explore AI topics through engaging and fun hands-on experiences with artificially intelligent robots, programs, digital assistants and code. June 15-19. Ages 10-14, $579.
Graphic Design Camp-Sneaker Custom Converse Sneakers & T-Shirt Design • Campers express their creativity and learn practical and technical computer skills by launching their own brand and apparel line. Using graphic design software, campers learn to complement their creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions. June 15-19. Ages 8-12, $599.
Lindenwood University Summer Film Camp
Filmmaking camp for 9th-12th graders. Write, produce, direct and edit a short fiction film at Lindenwood University.
2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles; lindenwood.edu; 636-949-4166
Lindenwood Summer Film Camp • July 20-24. Ages 13-17, $150.
Little Medical School
Little Medical School inspires young minds by sharing a passion for learning, health and careers in medicine. Through hands-on activities, role-play and interactive demonstrations, children explore the exciting world of healthcare.
707 North New Ballas, Creve Coeur; littlemedicalschool.com/stlouis; 314-279-1948
Future Pediatrician • June 8-12. Ages 4-11, $190.
Wilderness Medicine • June 8-12. Ages 4-11, $190.
Lou Fusz Soccer Club
These fun camps run for a week at a time with full day and half day options.
1 Rams Way, Earth City; loufuszsoccer.com/programs/camps-training; 314-628-9341
Summer Outdoor Soccer Camp, Full Day • June 15-19. Ages 5-14, $250.
Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp
Lydia’s family founded the Lydia Faith Cox Family Foundation after her death in 2009. The money raised from the foundation’s golf tournament, and other fund raising events, would no longer go toward medical needs, but to help others.
714 Wildview Lane, Manchester; lydiafaithcoxfamilyfoundation.com/bike-camp.html; 314-482-6000
Session 1 • Individuals with disabilities learn to ride typical bicycles. June 1-5. Ages 8-99, $150.
Mad Science Summer Camps
Unique science summer programming that delivers hands-on science experiences for children.
8420-R Olive Boulevard; stlouis.madscience.org; 314-991-8000
Mad Inventors Camp at Faust Park • Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges that must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from the world of famous inventors and the most important thing of all — your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. June 1-5. Ages 7-11, $275.
Space Alien Travelers Camp at SLU • Explore the most amazing planet in the universe. During your one-week stay, you will explore the Earth’s environment and study forms of communication and the science behind what Earthlings call “Sports." June 1-5. Ages 5-11, $260.
Maryville Design and Visual Art
The Maryville University Pre-College Summer Program provides high school students who have completed grades 9-12 with the unique opportunity to study with college-level faculty in a highly creative and enriching art school setting. Students will develop confidence in their work and learn about careers in art and design while producing projects suitable for college admissions portfolios.
650 University Drive; maryville.edu/summerprograms/art-design; 314-529-9381
Intro to Graphic Design + Introduction to Architecture and Interior Design • Hands-on learning about the practices of graphic and interactive design and architecture and interior design. June 15-26. Ages 13-19, $500.
Creating Artists Books + Digital Fashion Photography • Explore the medium of the artist's book as a form of expression and develop your skills with a camera in a professional-quality lighting studio. June 15-26. Ages 13-19, $500.
Maryville Science and Robotics Program
The Maryville Science and Robotics Program is an engaging opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Maryville offers cutting-edge courses for students ages 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
911-Weather Disasters • July 13-17. Ages 6-7, $195.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation • July 13-17. Ages 9-12, $195.
Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club
Enjoy academics, arts, sports, swimming and more.
4245 North Kingshighway Boulevard; mathews-dickey.com; 314-679-5242
Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Camp Session 1 • Wonderful summer day camp exposing youth to sports, arts, character development and academics. June 8-July 3. Ages 5-12, $100.
MathJam is a summer math challenge for students ages 10 to 14 who are interested in math exploration and enrichment.
Two City Place, Suite 200; megsss.org; 314-842-5968
Math Explorers • Hands-on, activity-based exploration of geometry and problem solving. June 8-19. Ages 9-10, $355.
Puzzles and Programming, Rising 6th Grade • Logic puzzles, virtual robotics programming and more. June 8-19. Ages 11-12, $355.
Media Now Summer Journalism Camp
Media Now is a four-day summer boot camp for high school journalism teachers and students that aim to take their digital media skills to the next level.
815 North Second Street, St. Charles; medianow.press; 314-252-8816
Media Now at Webster University • Day camp experience presented conference-style, offering more than 100 different classes. June 22-24. Ages 14-18, $300.
Media Now at Drake • Join the group at Drake University for its third summer in Des Moines, where students and advisers choose a single track to immerse themselves in for four days. July 6-8. Ages 14-18, $400.
Metro Theater Company Summer Camps
Explore advanced acting and auditioning techniques as well as stage combat, playwriting and more.
3311 Washington Avenue; metroplays.org; 314-932-7414, ext. 106
Middle School Camp • Acting and improv techniques, stage combat, stage makeup and playwriting. June 1-12. Ages 11-14, $575.
Creative Arts Camp-Session 1 • Drama, visual art, creative movement and music blend to nurture the imagination. July 27-31. Ages 4-11, $255.
Midwest Children’s Burn Camp
A free camp for burn survivor children.
6220 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Suite 203; brsg.org; 866-997-2876
Midwest Children’s Burn Camp • A weeklong residential camp for young people ages 6 to 17 who have survived burn injury or smoke inhalation. July 26-Aug. 2. Ages 6-17, free.
Missouri River Academy
Missouri River Academy is a five-day, four-night summer camp focused around the Missouri River in New Haven.
P.O. Box 463, Columbia, Missouri; riverrelief.org/updates/entry/2019-missouri-river-academy; 573-443-0292
Missouri River Academy • The Missouri River adventure of a lifetime for students entering grades 8th-12th. July 5-9. Ages 13-18, $400.
Next Stop Broadway
A week-long performing arts program for young performers ages 10-18 of all skill levels. Taught by Broadway professionals.
462 North Taylor, Suite 203; foxpacf.org; 314-367-1573
Next Stop Broadway • Aug. 3-7. Ages 10-18, $650.
North County Christian Schools A.S.A.P. Summer Camp
Christian-based camp focusing on promoting personal development, ministry, extended education and physical activities.
845 Dunn Road, 845 Dunn Road, Florissant; asapstlsummer.weebly.com; 314-972-6227
Welcome Heroes! Week 1 • A great camp for kids to begin their “Hero” journey. June 1-5. Ages 8-13, $125.
Wonder Women: Week 4 • A great camp for kids to learn about female heroes of science. June 22-26. Ages 8-13, $125.
North Star Camp for Boys
Traditional overnight summer camp for boys ages 7-15 located in Hayward, Wisconsin. Campers get to pick their own daily schedule from nearly 100 activities including: athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure, and arts and crafts.
2220 West Medill Avenue, Chicago; northstarcamp.com; 715-462-3254
1st session • Four weeks of camper-picked activities. June 22-July 17. Ages 7-15, $6,300.
Olin Fleischer Scholars Program
The Olin Fleischer Scholars Program is a one-week residential program through the Olin Business School for rising sophomore, junior and senior students who identify as first generation students and/or come from low-socioecomic or underrepresented backgrounds and want to learn more about business and prepare for college.
1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1133; olinwustl.campusgroups.com/bsba/olin-fleischer-scholars; 314-935-6315
Olin Fleischer Scholars Program • July 19-25. Ages 15-18, free.
Writing program for ages 14-17 focusing on creative writing and print, broadcasting and film journalism at UMSL Grand Center.
1 University Boulevard, 302 Marillac Hall; onecitystories.org; 314-471-5546
OneCity Stories • June 8-26. Ages 14-17, $450.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Experience the magic of opera from beginning to end by writing, producing and performing your own opera at Opera Camp for Kids.
210 Hazel Avenue, Webster Groves; experienceopera.org/camps; 314-963-4251
Opera Camp for Kids at Hudson Elementary • June 8-12. Ages 9-12, $175.
PlayFirst is designed to teach the game of soccer in a very creative and dynamic manner.
12525 Sportport Road, Maryland Heights; sportportintl.leagueapps.com/camps; 618-974-8471
St. Louis Soccer Elite-Elite Prospect Camp • This is a great opportunity for aspiring women’s soccer players to get an up-close look into St. Louis University Women’s Soccer. Training will include technical and tactical sessions, small-sided games and 11 vs. 11 games. Campers will each receive individual attention and feedback from head coach Katie Shields, SLU assistant coaches and current SLU players. July 11. Ages 13-18, $150.
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
If you are looking for a summer program that will both educate and engage your child on a variety of levels, Ranken Jordan’s free camps may be for you.
11365 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; rankenjordan.org; 314-872-6481
Pre-School Camp • June 15-19. Ages 4-5, free.
School Age Camp • June 29-July 2. Ages 6-12, free.
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; 314-371-0236
Aviation Technology • Learn about the joys of flight. July 13-17. Ages 12-14, $95.
Heavy Metals • Use raw metal to create your own designs. July 13-17. Ages 12-14, $95.
Rockwood Summit Baseball Camp
Rockwood Summit baseball camp for Kindergarten to 8th grade. All are welcome regardless of where you attend school.
1780 Hawkins Road, Fenton; rsdmo.org/rsummit/athletics/Pages/Sports-Camps.aspx; 636-891-6800
Pitching Clinic • Clinic will stress the fundamentals of pitching: stretch and wind-up, pitch grips, pick-offs and drills for use at home. June 18-15. Ages 7-13, $75.
Rohan Woods School Summer Preschool Program
Summer is a time to be creative, explore new worlds, develop new skills and have fun. Rohan Woods offers a quality Summer Preschool Program for children age 2 through 5.
115 Bennett Avenue; RohanWoods.org/summer; 314-821-6270
Rohan Woods Summer Preschool Session I Full Day • Animals, Animals, Animals. June 1-12. Ages 2-5, $650.
SCC-College for All Kids
Get ready for a summer filled with rocket launches, robot wars and cool experiments.
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville; stchas.edu/learnforlife; 636-922-8233
American Girl — Christmas in July • Experience the Christmas traditions of Felicity, Kirsten, Samantha, Molly and Kit. July 13-17. Ages 7-12, $179.
Yoga Kids • Experience meditation, mindfulness techniques, yoga, craft-making, and healthy snack preparing. July 27-31. Ages 10-14, $129.
DIY Room Decor • Are you ready to have the coolest room in your house? Aug. 3-7. Ages 9-14, $139.
Simply Math and Reading
Camp for students entering grades 4-6 focused on coding, critical thinking and math contest problems.
463 Lafayette Center, Manchester; simplymath.com; 636-256-0022
Coding, Critical Thinking, Contest Problems • June 8-25 or July 14-Aug. 11. Ages 9-11, $350.
Sporting St. Louis Soccer Camps
Soccer camps for children ages 4-14 focusing on developing their soccer skills.
12525 Sportport Road, Maryland Heights; sportingstl.com; 314-514-7417
Sporting St. Louis Soccer Camp Session 1 • A great all-around camp for boys and girls. June 15-18. Ages 10-14, $130.
GIRLS University is an all girls summer camp focusing on self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-worth and self-awareness.
7401 New Florissant Road; iamsportse.org; 314-201-3640
GIRLS University • All girls summer camp. June 8-July 31. Ages 6-16, $650.
St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department — Summer Fun Day Camp
This Summer Fun Day Camp Program provides a fun and entertaining environment through the work week. Campers will be supervised at all times with a counselor to camper ratio of 1:10. For all field trips and pool times they use a ratio of 1:5.
1900 Randolph Street, St. Charles; stcharlesparks.com; 636-949-3372
Summer Fun Day Camp-Blanchette • Day Camp. May 26-29, and every week through Aug. 14. Add on a splash zone camp pool time for $70 a week. Ages 6-14, $140.
Summer Fun Day Camp-Wapelhorst • Day Camp. May 26-29, and every week through Aug. 14. Add on a splash zone camp pool time for $70 a week. Ages 6-14, $140.
St. Louis Arc
The St. Louis Arc is a nonprofit, United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,500 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.
1177 North Warson Road; slarc.org; 314-817-2226
Artist in You Session I • Make a variety of art. May 11-June 22. Ages 18-99, $85.
Bowling Weekday • Bowl during the week. June 3-Aug. 5. Ages 18-99, $90.
Ukulele Club • Learning an instrument. June 15-Aug. 3. Ages 16-25, $100.
St. Louis Artworks Summer Program
St. Louis ArtWorks is a year-round job-training program using art to teach work readiness, arts education, life skills and well-being to youth ages 14-19.
5959 Delmar Boulevard; stlartworks.org; 314-899-9758
Youth Apprenticeship Program • Summer Program. June 8-July 17. Ages 14-19, free.
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers a variety of camps for kids.
One Children’s Way; stlouischildrens.org; 314-454-2642
Camp Independence • Adaptive sports summer day camp for children with cerebral palsy ages 7-21 held at Webster Groves Recreation Complex for 6 weeks, each child can sign up for a maximum of 3 weeks. June 8-July 21. Ages 7-21, $780.
Camp Rhythm • Camp designed to provide a residential camping experience for area children with congenital or acquired heart defects. Fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, archery and more. July 21-25. Ages 8-15, free (by application).
St. Louis County Pavilion at Lemay
Enjoy a variety of camps at the Pavilion at Lemay.
305 Gregg Road; stlouisco.com/Parks/Lemay; 314-615-8877
Magical Mystery Camp • What do you get when you combine theater and magic into one camp? Magical Mystery Camp. June 15-19. Ages 6-12, $175.
C.H.E.S.S. Summer Camp • C.H.E.S.S. — Cops Helping Enhance Student Skills is an interactive way for police officers to work with students over the chessboard. July 14-Aug. 18. Ages 0-100, free.
Minecraft Engineering with LEGO Materials • Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of Lego parts. July 20-24. Ages 5-7, $136.50.
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club
SLSG Juniors/Camps is designed to help players from ages 2-14 transition into competitive soccer.
1 Soccer Park Road, Fenton; slsgsoccer.com; 636-680-0999
Soccer Park 01 • Soccer camp. June 1-4. Ages 3-14, $135.
Mid Rivers 01 • Soccer camp. June 15-18. Ages 3-14, $100.
St. Louis County Parks and Recreation — Queeny Park
Kids will make memories for a lifetime at Camp Queeny. Activities include sports, nature activities, arts and crafts, outdoor fun, and special events.
550 Weidman Road; stlouisco.com/Parks-and-Recreation/Childrens-Fun/Day-Camps; 314-615-8472
Camp Queeny Session 1 • Outdoor Camp for kids 5-12 in Queeny Park. June 8-12. Ages 5-12, $90.
St. Louis Parks and Recreation — North County Recreation Complex
Campers will be swimming at a brand new water park several days a week and go on several field trips throughout the summer.
2577 Redman Road; stlouisco.com/parks; 314-615-8839
Camp Eagle’s Nest-Session 1 • A summer day camp for children ages 5-12 including sports, nature programs and daily swimming. June 8-12. Ages 5-12, $60.
Intro to Sports Camp-Session 1 • A summer day camp for children ages 5-12 focusing on different sports, as well as daily swimming. July 20-24. Ages 5-12, $60.
St. Louis Public Library Summer Camps
Free summer camps for kids and teens at the St. Louis Public Library.
1301 Olive Street; slpl.org/youth-camps; 314-241-2288
Fairyland • Invent brand new fairy creatures and build the wings, wands and flower necklaces to bring them to life in a fairy dance. June 1-5. Ages 3-5, free.
G.H.O.S.T. • Create a spooky, scary story and learn how to use character voices, sound effects and body language to raise goosebumps on your listeners. June 22-26. Ages 10-14, free.
St. Louis Science Center — Summer Science Blast
The Summer Science Blast program offers the cure for the “common camp."
5050 Oakland Avenue; slsc.org; 314-289-4439
Energy Excitement • Learn about different ways to create and harness energy. June 1-5. Ages 4-5, $150.
Science SmARTS • Make your own works of art from outrageous science experiments. June 1-5. Ages 4-5, $150.
St. Louis University — Summer at SLU
Academic and athletic camps and academies for children ages 5-18.
3840 Lindell Boulevard; slu.edu/summer; 314-977-3534
Summer Reading Programs • In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension and becoming confident readers. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and nonfiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes and study for tests. May 29-Aug. 6. Ages 4-19, $329.
Aviation Summer Academy • The St. Louis University Aviation Summer Academy is a six-day, five-night residential camp that invites students entering grades 11 and 12 to learn more about different areas of study and career paths in aviation. Academy participants also take flights with certified flight instructors, participate in off-campus field trips and explore SLU’s campus. June 7-July 10. Ages 16-18, $800.
Cyber Camp • SLU’s Cyber Camp provides high school students first-hand experience to cybersecurity topics, tools and the industry. June 15-19. Ages 13-18, $400.
Little Veterinarian School • Students will assume the role of a veterinarian and adopt a plush dog, learn how to do a nose-to-tail exam, identify dog body language, understand the importance of proper nutrition and hydration, learn what it takes to become a veterinarian and more. June 15-19. Ages 5-11, $175.
St. Louis Zoo
Check out summer camp at the St. Louis Zoo, where campers see and touch live animals, attend a Sea Lion Show, learn about conservation, hop aboard the Zooline Railroad and more.
1 Government Drive; stlzoo.org/summerprograms; 314-646-4544
Backyard Conservation Camp: Helping Animals Here at Home • Four-day program for students entering 3rd-4th grades. June 1-4. Ages 8-10, $220.
Senior Marine Biologist Camp • Four-day program for students entering 8th-9th grades. June 1-4. Ages 13-15, $220.
Camp KangaZoo: Super Survivors • A four-day camp experience that includes a Thursday overnight for students entering 1st-6th grades. June 8-11. Ages 6-12, $245.
Summer Fundamentals at Miriam
Miriam’s specialty camps are perfect for students entering grades K-12 who need a boost during the summer months.
501 Bacon Avenue, Webster Groves; miriamstl.org/summer-camps; 314-961-1500
Academic Bootcamp Session 1 • While on this journey, travelers will experience individualized support, small group instruction, a customized learning program, and 30 minutes of daily 1:1 tutoring using research-based programs. June 15-26. Ages 5-12, $1,200.
Swinging Through the Trees, OT camp Session 1 • Explorers need sensory input to stay calm, to master gross motor skills and improve handwriting and other fine motor skills. June 15-26. Ages 5-12, $1,000.
Asia Elephant Stomp, Social Skills in Sports Camp Session 3 • Through direct instruction from the licensed or certified instructor, the students will learn and practice ways to win and lose graciously and to work as a team. July 20-31. Ages 5-12, $1,000.
IMSA offers programs for students entering grades 3-10 with an interest in math and science.
2465 Amann Drive, Belleville; imsa.edu; 618-791-3855
BioSleuths • Explore interactions among plants and insects in this weeklong adventure. June 15-19. Ages 8-9, $295.
Engineering Explorations • Participants will explore the engineering design process through electrical, chemical and biomedical engineering. June 15-19. Ages 10-11, $295.
Day camp for children entering grades K-8 with a wide array of sports and activities. Before and after care provided at an additional cost.
2 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton; summerquest.org; 314-854-6023
Summer Scholars • This program was designed to encourage high school students from diverse backgrounds to pursue health-related careers. During the three-week program students meet with a variety of health professionals, ranging from physicians in family medicine, pediatrics and pathology to dietitians and nurses. Students also participate in a cadaver demonstration, take a tour of St. Louis University’s campus, complete a research paper and have several hours of ACT preparation. June 1-19. Ages 13-18, free.
At Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp campers learn the basics of cake decorating while creating delicious, edible art projects. Weekly, half-day sessions for grades 1-8.
1232 Town & Country Crossing, Town and Country; sweetology.com; 636-220-3620
Summer Cake Decorating Mini Camp, Furry Friends Week • A sweet three-day cake decorating camp at Sweetology for kids entering grades 5th-8th. June 8-10. Ages 7-14, $110.
Summer Cake Decorating Camp, As Seen on TV • A sweet five-day cake decorating camp at Sweetology for kids entering grades 1st-4th. July 13-17. Ages 7-14, $185.
Swift Nature Camp
Swift Nature Camp is a Wisconsin children’s summer camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. They have fun with traditional camp activities while increasing a child’s appreciation for nature.
W7471 Ernie Swift Road Minong, Wisconsin; swiftnaturecamp.com; 630-654-8036
Discovery Camp — two weeks • Boys and girls camp, first-timers only. June 14-26. Ages 6-12, $1,200.
Explorer 1 Camp — three weeks • Boys and girls camp. June 28-July 17. Ages 7-15, $1,800.
Sylvan Learning Center Ballwin
Camps to give your child extra help in a particular subject, added challenges to encourage growth or focused tutoring to conquer an upcoming test or prepare for college.
14248 Manchester Road, Ballwin; cities.sylvanlearning.com; 636-394-3104
Solve This! Math Problem Solving • Students become confident, analytical thinkers and problem-solvers. Explore many options to solve math problems and word problems. June 1-4. Ages 9-11, $99.
Fit 4 Algebra • Prepare for algebra using a mix of activities to ensure math muscles are strong and fit. June 15-18. Ages 12-14, $99.
Read Ahead: Early Reading • A fun approach or your child to build early reading skills. Recognize and write capital letters, build listening strategies, increase book awareness. July 27-30. Ages 4-6, $99.
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; 636-441-1212
Robotics Camp Session 1 • Learn STEM concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging way. June 1-4. Ages 7-11, $99
Brain Games Week 2 • Mind benders, brain-boosters, puzzles, oh my! This fun and engaging camp encourages critical thinking and problem solving. June 22-25. Ages 9-14, $99.
Sylvan of Lake Saint Louis
Camps for children in 3rd through 8th grades seeking fun, hands-on robotics, engineering and coding. Workshops available for 7th through 12th grades on ACT prep, advanced reading skills, study skills and algebra.
141 Civic Center Dr, Lake Saint Louis; locations.sylvanlearning.com; 636-887-0885
ACT Crash Course • Quick study before the test. June 9-12. Ages 14-18, $300.
Writing Workshop • Writing camp for grades 5-8. June 16-19. Ages 10-13, $300.
Task-Team Activities for Special Kids
Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit year-round instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs. Each athlete receives a team T-shirt and trophy upon completion of the sport.
980 Horan Drive, Fenton; tasksports.org; 636-343-8275
TASK Program II • Summer adventure. June 22-26. Ages 5-16, $150.
TASK CBC Camp • Fun day camp hosted by CBC High School. July 13-17. Ages 5 and up, $150.
Tbeats Media Summer Sound Camp
TBeats Summer Sound Camp is just the place to open your child’s ears and musical mind in fun and creative ways. Working in a professional music studio, kids learn everything about creating a song, from production to instrument selection, sound booth to completed track.
1204 Washington Avenue, Suite 409; tbeatsstudio.com/summercamp; 314-754-5619
Tbeats Media Summer Sound Camp 2020 • June 1-11. Ages 14-17, $500.
Teaching youth positive habits of success one business at a time.
2710 North Highway 67, Florissant; teachher.info; 314-699-4388
TEACH-Her Beauty Project • A unique approach to inspire young adults to become highly qualified and licensed practitioners in the hair and beauty industry. June 15-July 27. Ages 15-18, $560.
TEACH-Her • Innovative entrepreneurial based STEAM program for middle and high school girls. June 16-July 28. Ages 12-17, $560.
The Green Center
Spend the summer at one of the Green Center’s Nature Explorer Camps. Each camp will have students explore the prairie, forest, wetland, greenhouse and discovery garden outdoor classrooms.
8025 Blackberry Avenue, University City; thegreencenter.org/camps; 314-725-8314, ext. 105
Nature Play Camp • This five-day camp will reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment. Students will use their senses in the outdoors, learn about different habitats, identify plants and animals, create art projects and participate in a scavenger hunt. June 1-5. Ages 5-7, $135.
Nature Photography Camp • Learn how to take nature photographs in beautiful outdoor spaces in this five-day camp. Students will learn the basics of using a digital camera, develop their photography skills by taking pictures in the natural settings of our outdoor spaces and participate in a variety of photography projects using their own photos. Cameras will be provided for students to use. June 8-12. Ages 8-13, $135.
The Little Gym of St. Charles County
The Little Gym of St. Charles offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence.
7347 Mexico Road, St. Peters; thelittlegym.com/stcharlesmo; 636-970-1220
The Search for Rainbow Castle! • Float away on the Giant Lilly Pad, climb across the Twisted Tree Bridge and spend the night in the Pine Cove Cave. The Super Kids will work together through fun, physical cooperative and imaginative challenges to find the colors & castles of our world. June 8-12. Ages 3-11, $105.
The Novel Neighbor
Day camps for children ages 6-12 with a wide array of themes inspired by children’s literature and a large emphasis on arts and crafts.
7905 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves; thenovelneighbor.com/summercamp; 314-738-9384
The Art of Bookmaking • Learn a variety of bookmaking methods in this hands-on camp at the Novel Neighbor bookstore. May 26-29. Ages 8-12, $140.
Fairy Tale Adventures • Fantasy becomes real in this camp that is perfect for kids who love princesses, knights, dragons and classic fairy tales. July 20-24. Ages 5-9, $185.
The Wilson School Summer Camp
The Wilson School has weekly sessions to give your child a wide range of unique and engaging experiences, for ages 3-12.
400 DeMun Avenue; wilsonschool.com/summer-camp; 314-725-4999
Yellow Lions Week 1 • Outrageous Olympics. June 8-12. Ages 5-7, $275.
Think Camp Bits • Campers will participate in two think classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each class is two hours long to allow for optimal learning and creativity. The rest of the day is filled with STEM challenges, think centers, lunch, outside play and more. Lunch and extended day included. June 8-12. Ages 7-9; Think Camp Bytes is a session for kids 9-13. $650.
The Youth & Family Center Summer Day Camp
This eight-week camp offers a variety of sports, crafts, theme days, nature programs, games and swimming.
818 Cass Avenue; theyfc.org; 314-231-1147
YFC Camp • Activities include sports, nature activities, arts and crafts, and special events. June 1-5 and weekly through July 31. Ages 5-14, $60.
Third Degree Glass Factory
A fun and interactive camp for kids 10-14, focusing on three different forms of glass art: Glassblowing, flameworking, fused glass
5200 Delmar Boulevard; thirddegreeglassfactory.com; 314-367-4527
Summer Glass Camp • Kids ages 10-14 will spend a week learning how to create glass art in three different amazing forms. June 1-5. Ages 10-14, $450.
Thomas Jefferson School
Thomas Jefferson School is an international coed boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12.
4100 South Lindbergh Boulevard; tjs.org/about; 314-843-4151
Hogwarts School of Magical Inquiry (Day Camp) • Open to rising 5th through 8th graders, students will spend the mornings on Hogwarts themed coursework, learning subjects such as chemistry in potions class, Latin in spells class and mythology in care of magical creatures class. June 19-July 31. Ages 9-13, $90.
Writing, Research, and Test Prep (Residential Camp) • In addition to test preparation, students will acquire college-level research and writing skills, especially in source literacy and academic citation. Each student will create a capstone project in either creative writing or history/political science. June 19-July 31. Ages 13-17, $2,700.
Travis Ford’s SLU Men’s Basketball Camps
Basketball camp for children grades 1-12 focusing on building skill, teamwork and sportsmanship.
3330 Laclede Avenue; slubasketballcamp.com; 314-977-3170
Travis Ford’s SLU Basketball Camp Session I • Basketball camp for 1st through 12th graders. June 8-11. Ages 6-17, $275.
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.
1 University Boulevard, 229 Recreation and Wellness Center; umsl.edu/campusrecreation/youthprograms; 314-516-2344
Week 2: Wild Wild West • Get your cowboy and cowgirl boots and hats on for a rootin, tootin good time. June 8-12. Ages 6-12, $150.
Week 3: Party Like a Rock Star • This week will be filled with music, creativity and fun. June 15-19. Ages 6-12, $150.
U.S. Kids Golf Program
Nationally recognized junior golf program from U.S. Kids Golf for kids ages 7-13.
P.O. Box 31071; stlouisgolflessons.com; 314-440-9082
U.S. Kids Camp • Half-day golf camps for kids ages 6-15. June 8-11. Ages 6-12, $250.
United Cerebral Palsy Heartland
Special-needs day camp for 10- to 20-year-olds providing crafts, physical activities, social skills and community activities. Half-week camp is available during summer school.
4645 LaGuardia Drive; ucpheartland.org; 314-994-1600, ext. 3303
UCP Heartland Summer Day Camp • Learning to work together, play together and socialize appropriately. Life and social skills sessions will work on subjects such as personal space, telling time, what topic is appropriate to discuss, stranger danger, emotions regulation to name a few of the subjects covered. Physical activities and games work gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Crafts develop creativity and fine motor skills. Community trips allow new experiences. June 1-5 and weekly through July 24. Ages 10-20, $200.
Summer Enrichment Academy includes a wide range of activities with each week including STEAM activities.
1000 North Vandventer Avenue, 2nd Floor; upstl.org/enrichment-camps; 314-561-3334
Unleashing Potential Summer Enrichment Camp • Weekly camp, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8-12 and weekly through July 31. Ages 5-12, $135.
Ursuline Academy — Summer STEAM and Sports Camp
A variety of summer camps, ranging from sports to STEAM, for children ages 3-14
341 South Sappington Road; ursulinestl.org; 314-984-2800
Bricks 4 Kidz Minecraft Gaming • Camp for grades 4-8. June 1-5. Ages 10-14, $180.
Ursuline Academy Cheerleading Camp • Camp for grades Pre-K-8. June 1-4. Ages 5-14, $110.
Global Explorers Magic Mystery Camp • Camp for grades 5-8. June 8-12. Ages 11-14, $180.
Five-day camp mix racing and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities.
8800 Watson Road; academyofracing.org; 314-297-0720
Racing & Robotics Summer Camp • May 26-29. Ages 8-12, $300.
Washington University-Summer Experiences
Summer Experiences at Washington University provide academically talented students from across the country and around the world the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
One Brookings Drive; summerexperiences.wustl.edu; 314-935-6834
High School Summer Scholars Program Session A: Introduction to Human Evolution • This course is a survey of the fossil evidence for human evolution. The course includes discussion of the genetics of human variation and evolution, the study of living nonhuman primates and the fossil record and its interpretation. June 7-July 11. Ages 15-17, $8,385.
High School Summer Scholars Program Session A: Adventures in Personal Writing • This course will experiment with different forms of personal narrative writing, giving students an opportunity to have fun expressing themselves across a mix of styles and approaches. June 7-July 11. Ages 15-17, $8,385.
WashU Camps and Clinics
Sports camps and clinics in various sports and formats, ranging from single-day clinics to weeklong camps for grades K-12 and all skill levels.
P.O. Box 1067; washubears.com/sportscamps; 314-935-5193
Bears Youth Basketball Camp Session No. 1 • One-week day camp for boys, all skill levels. June 8-12. Ages 7-16, $260.
Setter Volleyball Camp • Camp for players entering grades 8-12 who are looking to learn basic and advanced setting technique, strategies and match control. July 11-12. Ages 13-18, $120.
Webster Groves Parks and Recreation
Outdoor fun, sports, swimming, specialty camps and field trips.
33 East Glendale Road, Webster Groves; webstergroves.org/116/Parks-Recreation; 314-963-5650
Opera Camp • Introduce your child to the magic of opera through hands-on experiences in singing, writing, composing and making instruments, supervised by Opera Theater of St. Louis professionals and leading music educators. June 8-12. Ages 9-13, $175.
Jedi Engineering Lego Camp • Explore engineering principles as you construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire. June 15-19. Ages 5-7, $180.
Summer Day Camp at the Y provides a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence and make lasting friendships. The Y offers dozens of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps and themed camps for every interest — like aquatics, cooking, art, theater, science, music and more. Some locations also over preschool camp. Other features of their camps include field trips, summer learning loss prevention and camps for every interest.
Across 22 branch locations in Missouri and Illinois, the Y runs camp weekly May 28 to Aug. 9. Available for ages 3-17. Full-day and some half-day camps available. Camp ages, types, schedules and prices vary by branch. To learn more, visit gwrymca.org/programs/summer-day-camp.
YMCA Camp Lakewood
YMCA Camp Lakewood’s summer overnight camp for kids ages 6-17 provides a well-rounded experience for campers and gets them outdoors to connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake and over 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, there are many opportunities for natural exploration and experiential learning, including swimming, archery, climbing tower, zip line, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, kayaking, campfires and more. For more information, visit gwrymca.org/camps/ymca-camp-lakewood.