These are just some of the camps offered in the area. Many of these camps have multiple dates and sessions for other ages not listed here. The camps listing is done in partnership with Blueprint4 SummerSTL, blueprint4.com/stl. You can find more camp dates and descriptions there.
Jaden Satenstein, of the the Post-Dispatch, compiled this report with information submitted to blueprint4.com/stl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 WebsterUniversity • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.