People are also talking about a Florida teen avoiding jail after burning a caged cat, baseball testing new rules on a minor league and summer camps near St. Louis.
Florida teen who burned caged cat, fed it to dogs won't serve jail time
A 19-year-old accused of torching a caged cat and feeding it to his dogs will not spend any time behind bars.
According to news reports, Roberto Hernandez, who was 17 at the time of the incident, was sentenced to five years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
Surveillance video at his family's farm from 2016 showed Hernandez put a stray cat in a cage, spray it with a liquid and flick matches on it until it caught fire. The video showed the animal struggling while Hernandez grabbed a drink and looked on, the Miami Herald reported.
Afterward, prosecutors said Hernandez fed the animal to his dogs. The Herald reported a tenant living on the property saw the act, and told police it was a cat.
Defense attorneys said the animal was a rabid raccoon, and after watching the video, Miami-Dade County Judge Nushin Sayfie agreed, saying, "I don't think a racoon should be treated in that manner, either," WPLG reported.
Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of felony animal abuse.
California man learns he's dying from doctor on robot video
Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe.
But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient by video call he would likely die within days.
"If you're coming to tell us normal news, that's fine, but if you're coming to tell us there's no lung left and we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine," his daughter Catherine Quintana said Friday.
Ernest Quintana died Tuesday, two days after being taken to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center emergency department in Fremont.
Michelle Gaskill-Hames, senior vice president of Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, called the situation highly unusual and said officials "regret falling short" of the patient's expectations.
But the hospital also defended its use of telemedicine and said its policy is to have a nurse or doctor in the room at the time of remote consultations.
Granddaughter Annalisia Wilharm, 33, was alone with Quintana when a nurse popped in to say a doctor would be making his rounds. A robot rolled in and a doctor appeared on the video screen.
Wilharm figured the visit was routine. She was astonished by what the doctor started saying.
"This guy cannot breathe, and he's got this robot trying to talk to him," she said. "Meanwhile, this guy is telling him, 'So we've got your results back, and there's no lung left. There's no lung to work with.'"
Wilharm said she had to repeat what the doctor said to her grandfather, because he was hard of hearing in his right ear and the machine couldn't get to the other side of the bed.
"So he's saying that maybe your next step is going to hospice at home," Wilharm is heard saying in a video she recorded of the visit. "Right?"
"You know, I don't know if he's going to get home," the doctor says.
Wilharm said her grandfather, a family man who kept every childhood drawing he ever gave her, deserved better. She said that after the visit, he gave her instructions on who should get what and made her promise to look after her grandmother.
"He was such a sweet guy," she said.
An American classic doll turns 60
Barbie has been a surgeon, an astronaut, a news anchor and a president. She's been the Duchess of Cambridge, several characters in "Mad Men" and every member of Destiny's Child.
But on her debut at the New York Toy Fair on March 9, 1959, she was just a doll in a swimsuit and ponytail, with white sunglasses in her hand.
Six decades later, every passing minute sees more than 100 dolls sold, with 58 million sold every year.
Global sales are up, says Mattel. There are plans for a Barbie movie and a new line of National Geographic inspired dolls. But six decades after her birth, the popular doll with the physically impossible silhouette remains a lightning rod for the status of girls and women.
"Back in the '60s, her popularity was that she functioned as a way for mothers to transmit a necessary message to their daughters: how to be female in America in those times - how to dress, how to be feminine, how to be successful with boys," says Prof. Robin Lakoff, an expert in gender at the UC Berkeley. "Barbie still has meaning, but a very different meaning, than she had back then."
Created by Ruth Handler and named after Handler's daughter Barbara, Barbie was a shift away from old-fashioned baby dolls. Handler wanted little girls to be able to dream of futures beyond then traditional roles of wife and mother. "My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be," Handler wrote in her autobiography. "Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices."
Today, Barbie's cultural legacy is far more complicated.
To fans, she's an enduring symbol who has evolved with the times. Bethany Cardwell of Discovery Bay cherished the Barbie dolls her grandmother gave her every Christmas. Her own daughters have about 30 dolls.
But critics say Barbie offers a narrow definition of beauty that can affect the way girls see themselves and their place in the world. A 2006 study, published in the journal Developmental Psychology, found that girls exposed to Barbie at a young age were far more concerned with being thin than other girls.
That's one reason many feminists have banished Barbie from their households. They fear the impact the doll has on the self-esteem and development of girls.
Barbie has undergone many makeovers through the years as Mattel has created Barbies with different skin colors, hair colors, body types and careers to be more inclusive and diverse. The company soon plans to debut a Barbie with a prosthetic limb and a wheelchair to reach out to girls with disabilities, and is partnering with National Geographic on a line of science and explorer dolls.
"We are the original girl-empowerment brand and our purpose is to inspire the limitless potential in every girl, which is a message that is more relevant than ever," says Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and global general manager for Barbie. "As an influencer in her own right, we are very proud of the progression the brand has made and dedicated to making sure Barbie is a role model to all the girls she reaches."
MLB to test its experimental rules on minor league
Major League Baseball has assigned an independent minor league to make drastic experimental changes to its rule book for the 2019 season, including altering the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate and using an electronic-assisted strike zone.
The league announced Friday that the Atlantic League, an eight-team conference with clubs scattered on the East Coast and in Texas, will begin the season in April with six new regulations: 18-by 18-inch bases rather than the traditional 15-by-15-inch ones, a prohibition against mound visits, a three-batter minimum for pitchers, a prohibition against defensive shifts, a shorter period between half innings and pitching changes, and a radar-enabled strike zone.
The Atlantic League will move its pitcher's mound back two feet in the second half of its season.
The Atlantic League, founded in 1998, agreed last month to be a testing ground for experimental MLB rules in exchange for major league clubs scouting more Atlantic players and outfitting the teams with high-tech scouting equipment. Major League Commissioner Rob Manfred has aggressively approached rules changes to speed up pace of play, increase action and fit games into three-hour broadcast windows.
These rules initiatives are geared toward those aims and to help hitters regain equal footing with pitchers, who have come to dominate the sport in recent years with sizzling velocity and specialty pitches from relievers meant to neutralize one batter at a time.
Tetanus nearly takes life of unvaccinated Oregon boy
An unvaccinated 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized for two months for tetanus and almost died of the bacterial illness after getting a deep cut while playing on a farm, according to a case study published Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The 2017 case is the first case of pediatric tetanus in Oregon in more than 30 years and alarmed infectious disease experts who said tetanus is almost unheard of in the U.S. since widespread immunization began in the 1940s.
The child received an emergency dose of the tetanus vaccine in the hospital, but his parents declined to give him a second dose — or any other childhood shots — after he recovered, the paper said.
"When I read that, my jaw dropped. I could not believe it. That's a tragedy and a misunderstanding, and I'm just flabbergasted," said Dr. William Schaffner, an expert in infectious diseases and chair at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.
"This is an awful disease, but ... we have had a mechanism to completely prevent it, and the reason that we have virtually no cases anymore in the United States is because we vaccinate, literally, everyone."
Doctors in Portland, Oregon, who treated the child declined to provide any further information about the family at a news conference Friday, citing medical privacy laws.
It was the first time that Dr. Judith Guzman-Cottrill, the pediatric infectious disease expert who treated the child, had ever seen tetanus because of widespread vaccination against it in the U.S.
When the boy arrived at the emergency department, his muscle spasms were so severe he could not talk, could not open his mouth and was struggling to breathe, she said.
"We had a hard time taking care of this child — watching him suffer — and it is a preventable disease," Guzman-Cottrill said.
Yep, it's time to think summer: Hundreds of camps available in St. Louis area
No matter how many activities the YMCA dreams up to offer at its day and overnight camps — zip lining, circus arts, hip-hop, wizardry — there is one that’s always the winner on the end-of-summer surveys. • It’s swimming. Yep, splashing around in the pool. Cannonballs and Marco Polo games and treading contests that kids have been doing at camps for decades.
“That’s the top. Swimming. Every survey,” says Laurie McTearnen, who has been working for the Gateway Region YMCA for 36 years. “The next thing is making new friends. You’re getting kids from different schools and all different areas.”
About 9,000 children from across the region attend YMCA day camps at its 22 branches, says McTearnen. There are more than 475 different ones, from the tried-and-true sports and arts camps to coding, equestrian and “Off-Broadway” theater camps.
The Y is the single biggest camp provider in the area, but it’s still just a small slice of the camps put on by Scouts, nonprofits, churches, schools, sports leagues and arts organizations.
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.
314 Training Academy
314 Training Academy offers six sessions throughout June and July that give your son or daughter the opportunity to have fun while learning the game of baseball indoors to beat the heat.
1427 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314trainingacademy.com/camps-clinics; 314-963-1110
Summer Camp Series (Morning Session) • A great baseball/sports camp for kids 5-14 @ 314 Training Academy. Ages 5-14, $149.99.
Summer Camp Series (Afternoon Session) • A great baseball/sports camp for kids 5-14 @ 314 Training Academy. Ages 5-14, $124.99.
Sessions run June 3 through July 22.
ABC Chefs Academy
At ABC Chefs Kids Cooking Camp, the kids are the chefs. Each day campers will get to make three to four recipes. Kids also 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 Jr.”
227 Chesterfield Mall, Space 543, Chesterfield; abcchefsacademy.com/summer-camp-2019; 636-543-8650
Week 1: Welcome to Italy! • Learn how to cook with the favorites of Italian cuisine: Cheeses, breads, pasta, pizza. June 3-6. Ages 6-17, $220.
Week 2: Bakeshop Favorites! • Learn to bake everything from fresh breads to cookies, cakes and more. June 10-13. Ages 6-17, $220.
Other weekly sessions will feature styles of cuisine from all corners of the United States, Mystery Basket, Food Network Favorites and Masterchef Jr. Camp.
Abra-Kid-Abra brings the star out in kids with fun entertainment classes.
803 Lafayette Avenue, Webster Groves; Abrakid.com; 314-961-6912
Circus Stars • Circus Camp. May 27-31. Ages 5-12, $220.
Magic Mystery Camp • Campers write their own mystery play. May 28-31. Ages 6-12, $184.
Other weekly sessions will feature balloon making, comedy and making magic from math.
Ace Stable offers horseback riding camps for kids ages 7 and up.
9115 Natural Bridge Road; acestable.com; 314-427-6995
Sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 • Four-day camp that runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20, July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-25. $260.
Aim High St. Louis
Aim High St. Louis is a five-week summer learning program that provides academic, cultural and personal enrichment for middle school students. Students must submit application on aimhighstl.org and be accepted to participate.
755 South Price Road; aimhighstl.org; 314-432-9500
Sessions 1, 2 and 3 • Five-week, tuition-free, academic and personal enrichment program for middle school students at John Burroughs School, St. Louis Priory School and Villa Duchesne School. Ages 11-14.
Art Unleashed offers an array of art classes for all ages and abilities.
13379 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; artunleashed.org; 314-628-1024
Mythical Creatures • Summer art camp. June 3-7. Ages 7-9, $165.
Wheel Throwing • Summer camp. June 3-7. Ages 10-12, $175.
HogwARTs • Art in the world of Harry Potter. June 3-7. Ages 10-12, $165.
Other sessions will feature printmaking, sculpture, figure drawing, pottery, abstract art and art from around the world.
Artscope Summer Camp Create 2019
Artscope’s Summer Camp Create emphasizes reducing environmental footprints by using natural, recycled and upcycled materials.
4255 Arsenal Street (inside Tower Grove Park); artscopestl.org/programs; 314-865-0060
Week 1: Time Traveler Academy • Design a time travel machine along with appropriate gear for the adventure. May 28-31. Ages 5-11, $140.
Week 2: Space Odyssey • Embrace your inner astronaut as you blast off on a creative journey to the stars. Build spaceships and explore new planets in galaxies far, far away. June 3-7. Ages 5-11, $175.
Other sessions include Prehistoric Jam, Land of Make Believe, Marvelous Masters and Mural Magic.
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.
1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin; ballwin; mo.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-camps; 636-227-8950
Aqua Camp Week 1 • This camp will meet at the North Pointe Pavilion each morning before heading to the pool for a day full of swimming and water games. June 3-7. Ages 7-13, $130.
Other sessions include Cheerleading/Dance, Harry Potter and Basketball.
Big River Running Cross Country Camp
Running camp for sixth- through 12th-graders.
13969 Manchester Road; bigriverrunning.com/run/cross-country-camp; 636-394-5500
Big River Cross Country Camp • Running camp for sixth- through 12th-graders. July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 11-18, $125.
Bobby McCormack’s Basketball Camp
The shooting camp gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills.
1071 Purcell Avenue. schoolyou.com/index.html; 314-606-5370
Week 1: Co-ed Half Day Shooting Camp (morning) • Campers focus on improving their shooting skills. May 28-31. Ages 6-14, $100.
Week 1: Co-ed Half Day Shooting Camp (afternoon) • Campers focus on improving their shooting skills. May 28-31. Ages 6-14, $100.
Subsequent weekly sessions are organized around age, gender and time of day.
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.
4568 West Pine Boulevard; stlbsa.org; 314-361-0600
Larson Park Day Camp • Day camp with activities such as archery, BB guns, STEM, games and more. June 3-7. Ages 7-11, $80.
Boone Trails STEM Twilight Camp • Twilight Camp with activities such as archery, BB guns, STEM, games and more. June 3-7. Ages 7-11, $65.
Other sessions include Space Games Day Camp, Bee Tree Park Fishing Twilight Camp and Cub Adventure Camp.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
Imagine a place where your child can make lifelong friends, visit some of St. Louis’ best attractions, enjoy sporting and cultural activities, take field trips and learn to swim.
2901 North Grand Boulevard; bgcstl.org; 314-335-8000
Adams Park Club • June 10-Aug. 2. Ages 6-15, $275.
O’Fallon Park Club • June 10-Aug. 2. Ages 6-15, $275.
Other sessions have different locations.
Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto
Summer day camp for youth ages 6-12 with activities including social rec, arts, cooking, computers, STEM and field trips.
324 East Central Street, Bethalto; bgcbethalto.org; 618-377-6030
Camp Cool: Sessions 1 and 2 • June 3-28, July 1-26. Ages 6-12, $300.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Inc.
Residential adventure camp for survivors of brain injury, ages 18 and up.
2265 Schuetz Road; biamo.org/BIAMOWildernessCamp.aspx
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp • May 26-31. Ages 18-100, $550.
Bricks 4 Kidz Chesterfield
STEM-based camps using LEGO bricks, for children from 4 to 13.
1840 Sparks Court, Wildwood; bricks4kidz.com/chesterfield; 314-287-5876
Brick Space Adventures • Build space models out of LEGOs, including moving parts. May 28-31. Ages 4-11, $130.
Galaxy Far Away (Star Wars) • Build lots of motorized Star Wars models for both the Rebel forces and the Dark Side. May 28-31. Ages 4-11, $130.
Other sessions vary by age and include Advanced Robotics, Video Game Design, Super Heroes Avengers and Super Heroes/Avengers camps.
Camp Ben Frankel
Jewish co-ed overnight camp for children 7-17 with 60-plus activities and no screens.
3419 West Main Street, Belleville; campbenfrankel.org; 618-235-1614
Four-week Session • The program’s most long-running program, open to ages 7-17. June 23-July 21. Ages 7-17, $3,300.
Two-week Rookie Session • For first-time campers, available during the first half of the four-week session. June 23-July 7. Ages 7-11, $2,000.
Camp Courage is a five-day, four-night, overnight camp for children who are grieving the death of someone significant.
1333 West Lockwood Avenue, Suite 104; annieshope.org/programs; 314-965-5015
Camp Courage • June 3-7. Ages 6-11, free.
Camp Courage for Teens • June 10-14. Ages 12-18, free.
Camp Cultural Leadership
This three-week camp for eighth- and ninth-graders is a fun, educational program that increases cultural awareness through hands-on activities and develops leadership skills.
225 South Meramec Avenue, Suite 107; culturalleadership.org/what-is-cultural-leadership-camp; 314-725-3222
Camp Cultural Leadership • Teaches cross-cultural understanding, leadership skills and a passion for social justice. July 8-26. Ages 13-14, $950.
Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders
Science, design and sustainability camp for fifth- through eighth-graders at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
4651 Shaw Boulevard; missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover.aspx; 314-577-0281
Camp EarthWays: Young Green Builders • July 8-12. Ages 9-14, $180.
Overnight camp meant to encourage social growth, independence and self-esteem in youth with autism spectrum disorders.
4025 Central Street, Kansas City; campencourage.org; 1-816-830-7171
Camp Encourage • June 20-23, July 16-19. Ages 8-18, $1,200.
Come Invent at Invention’s supercharged STEM camp and take home your inventions, boats, robots and much more.
Camp Invention at Steger Sixth Grade Center in St. Louis • Ages 5-7, June 17-21. $230.
Camp Invention at Affton School District, Mesnier Primary School • A high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. July 8-12. Ages 5-12, $230.
Other locations include St. Peters Elementary School in St. Peters, Lindenwood University Cultural Center and more.
Camp Jump Start
Overnight whole health camp specializing in healthy lifestyle and weight management.
3602 Lions Den Road, Imperial; campjumpstart.com; 1-877-520-5867
Weight Loss Camp for Kids and Teens Session 1 • Campers will receive the education necessary to make life changes and be able to maintain the success at home. June 9-July 6. Ages 9-18, $4,570.
Children grouped by age enjoy crafts, games, sports, nature walks and supervised swimming.
6050 Wells Road; stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ChildrensFun/DayCamps; 314-615-5572
Camp Kennedy • Bring a nonperishable lunch, snack and beverage daily. June 24-28. Ages 5-12, $70.
Camp Little Giant
Camp Little Giant offers a variety of summer camps for children and young adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
1206 Touch of Nature Road, Makanda, Ill.; ton.siu.edu/camps-and-retreats/camp-little-giant; 618-453-1121
Camp Olympia I • Camp Olympia is for adults 21 and up with high care needs, low mobility or those using a wheelchair. June 9-14. Ages 21-99, $550.
Camp Shawnee I • Camp Shawnee is for youth ages 8-21 with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. July 14-19. Ages 8-21, $550.
Camp Magic House
Campers will embark on artistic adventures, unleash their inner inventors and travel the world, all without a passport.
516 South Kirkwood Road; magichouse.org/camp
Mini Masters • June 3-7. Ages 4-5, $125.
Amazing Artists • June 3-7. Ages 6-8, $125.
Other sessions include Constructive Creations, Magnificent Makers and World Wonders.
Camp Manitowa offers a great sleepaway camp experience.
Camps in Benton and Makanda, Ill.; campmanitowa.com; 314-348-6412
Session I • Traditional two-week camp. June 10-23. Ages 7-15, $2,050.
Ondessonk’s summer camp programs provide an experience that encourages campers to have fun, grow spiritually, make friends, grow in self-confidence and self-esteem and develop values.
3760 Ondessonk Road, Ozark, Ill.; ondessonk.com; 1-877-659-2267
Co-ed Camp Session 1 • Campers experience new adventures and master new skills. June 2-8. Ages 10-15, $519.
Hike, Bike, Paddle & Climb Session 1 • This sampler offers a bit of each adventure, including backpacking, mountain biking, rock camp and river adventure. June 2-8. Ages 12-16, $549.
Camp Pegasus at MICDS
Pegasus campers dive into a wide array of exciting activities, arts, science, technology, sports, theater and swimming.
101 North Warson Road; micds.org/pegasus; 314-995-7342
Session A Trotters: Mysteries of Egypt • Theme based two-week day camp. June 10-21. Ages 5-8, $460.
Summer Stock Theater Camp • Design and perform in an original play. June 10-28. Ages 12-17, $675.
Other sessions include Tech Trek, Monsters and Bug’s Life.
Traditional outdoor summer camp filled with archery, swimming, campfires, cooking, nature, sports, special events and more.
1280 Simmons Avenue, Kirkwood; camppegnita.com; 314-822-2601
Circus Week • Campers will participate in guided workshops to learn stilt-walking, plate-balancing, juggling and other amazing tricks and will be a part of a circus performance on Friday. June 10-14. Ages 5-12, $220.
Greek Week/Olympics • Groups compete in a variety of “Greek Week” events. June 24-28. Ages 5-12, $220.
Other sessions include Rock Star Week, Pirate Week and Wild Wild West Week.
Camp Wartburg is a Christian camp where children can spend a week or more of fun and fellowship doing a variety of activities.
5705 LRC Road, Waterloo; CampWartburg.com; 618-939-7715
Shepherding Sheep Session I • A great opportunity for children and adults with disabilities. May 26-29. Ages 10-70, $240.
Survival-Discount! • Archery, canoeing, swimming and more. June 2-7. Ages 9-12, $240.
Other sessions include Horse Play, Spy Camp and Create Your Own Camp Adventure.
More than 30 camp offerings in sports, art, music, adventure and more for boys and girls in grades K-9.
800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town and Country; wcastl.org/campwestminster;
Pool Party • A week of fun in the pool as you work on swimming skills and play in the water. June 3-7. Ages 9-13, $230.
Stoked for Science • Calling all budding scientists. June 3-7. Ages 12-15, $115.
Other sessions include Field Hockey, Tennis, Baseball and Cheer.
Central Institute for the Deaf Summer Enrichment Program
CID offers two theme-based summer programs for children who are deaf and hard of hearing ages 2 to 15.
825 South Taylor Avenue; cid.edu; 314-977-0135
Extended School Year • June 3-27. Ages 2-12.
Global Chefs • One-week cooking enrichment program. June 3-7. Ages 6-12, $225.
Other sessions include I Heart Art and STEM Stars. Ages vary based on session.
Challenger Learning Center St. Louis
The Challenger Learning Center St. Louis offers a variety of summer experiences for students ages 8 and up.
205 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson; challengerstl.org/our-programs/summer; 314-521-6205
Rocket Lab • Rocketeers spend each day building and launching rockets, culminating in building their own customized rocket. June 3-7. Ages 10-18, $290.
Young Astronaut Training Camp: Session 1 • Budding astronauts will go on simulated space missions, build and launch rockets, create their own spacesuits, make robots and more. June 3-7. Ages 8-9, $225.
Other sessions include Innovators’ Workshop, Young Astronaut Training Camp and Aquatic Robotics.
Chess Summer Camp
Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters.
4657 Maryland Avenue; saintlouischessclub.org; 314-361-2437
Gary Gore Chess Camp (Whole Day) • June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Ages 6-13, $75.
Gary Gore Chess Camp (Half Day) • June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Ages 6-13, $45.
Chesterfield Summer Camp
Day camp for children ages 5-14.
690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield; chesterfield.mo.us/summer-camp.html; 636-812-9514
Week 1 • Traditional day camp. May 28-31. Ages 5-14, $116.
TinyTykes • A fun introduction to soccer focussing on games and activities to introduce and develop coordination, balance, running, stopping, turning, kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching. July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 3-5, $96.
Other sessions include Start Smart Baseball 1 & 2.
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
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 • Students learn skills like trapeze, juggling, wirewalking and more. June 3-14, June 17-28, July 1-12, July 15-26, July 29-Aug. 9. Ages 7-17, $450.
Circus Kaput Summer Camps
Circus-themed, full-day summer camp.
291 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield; kaputkorner.com; 314-803-1124
Circus Kaput Circus Camp • Circus-themed, full-day summer camp. July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 6-12. $200.
City of Bridgeton Parks and Recreation
Municipality-sponsored camps for children ages 5-15.
4201 Fee Fee Road, Bridgeton; bridgetonmo.com/daycamp; 314-739-5599
Day Camp Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 • Outdoor traditional day camp. June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26. Ages 5-12, $80-$100.
Teen Camp Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 • Field trip camp for teens. June 17-19, June 24-26, July 8-10, July 15-17 and July 22-24. Ages 12-15. $105-$145.
Splash Camp • Water-themed day camp with two field trips. July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 7-12, $120-$135.
City of Crestwood
The Parks and Recreation Department offers recreation and leisure opportunities, facilities, open space and related services.
9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, Crestwood; cityofcrestwood.org; 314-729-4860
Outdoor Adventures sessions 1 and 2 • Outdoor summer camp for kids going into first through sixth grades. June 3-28, July 1-26. Prices vary on session.
Crayon Kids sessions 1 and 2 • Art sessions for 3- to 5-year-olds. June 3-28, July 1-26. Prices vary based on session.
Swim-Venture Aquatics Camp • Aquatics Camp for ages 5-12 years focusing on water exploration through free swim time, arts & crafts, water safety and more. Aug. 5-9. Ages 5-12, $125.
City of Ellisville Day Camps
Traditional, outdoor summer camp for kids ages 5-12. Each session has a different theme.
225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ellisville. ellisville; mo.us/250/Summer-Camps; 636-227-7508
Animal Planet • Focus on learning about all kinds of animals. June 3-14. Ages 5-12, $195.
Field Day • Sports, outdoor activity. June 17-28. Ages 5-12, $195.
Party in the U.S.A. • Celebrate our country. July 8-19. Ages 5-12, $195.
Wet & Wild Shark Weeks • Fun water camp. July 22-Aug. 2. Ages 5-12, $195.
City of Eureka Parks and Recreation
There will be 10 weeks of day camps, each with its own theme and special visitors/field trips. On Mondays and Wednesdays, camp will be held at the Timbers of Eureka. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, camp will be held at the Community Center.
1 Coffey Park Lane, Eureka; eureka.mo.us/departments/parks-recreation/programs/camps; 636-938-6775
Camp Week 1-Animal Planet • Friday Field Trip: St. Louis Zoo. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $100.
Camp Week 2-Deep in the Woods • Friday Field Trip: Castlewood State Park. June 10-14. Ages 5-12, $100.
Other sessions include Hollywood, Olympics and Christmas in July.
City of Hazelwood Parks and Recreation
Hazelwood Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps.
1186 Teson Road, Hazelwood; apm.activecommunities.com/hazelwoodmoparksandrec/home; 314-731-0980
Youth Hoops Instructional League • Youth Basketball Camp. June 4-Aug. 20. Ages 7-12, $75.
Magical Mystery Camp • Magic Camp-Abra Kid Abra. June 10-14. Ages 6-12, $95.
Other sessions include Jedi Engineering with LEGO, Rising Broadway Stars and Arithma Tricks camp.
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
American Girl Doll Camp • A fun camp featuring the popular dolls at Schroeder Park. May 28-31. Ages 8-11, $80.
LEGO Camp • Level up your engineering skills. May 28-31. Ages 5-8, $120.
Other sessions include NASA: Journey into Outer Space Camp and Outer Limits Camp.
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;
Adventure Camp • Day camp. May 28-31. Ages 6-13, $150.
Camp Fun Under the Sun • Day camp for ages 6-13. June 4-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 6-13, $120.
Harry Potter Camp • Wizarding day camp. July 15-19. Ages 6-12, $150.
City of Olivette Parks and Recreation Summer Camp
City of Olivette Parks and Recreation offers summer camps for children ages 3 ½ to 14.
9743 Olive Boulevard, Olivette; olivetteparksandrec.com/camps.html; 314-991-1249
Camp • Day Camp. June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26. Ages 4-12, $139.
Other sessions include Lego PlayWell, Mad Science Sessions and Little Veterinarian School.
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
Co-ed Basketball Camp • Learn the fundamentals of basketball. June 3-7. Ages 8-14, $190.
Junior Tennis Camp • Learn to be a better tennis player. June 3-7. Ages 7-14, $215.
SCUBA Camp • Become a PADI Seal Team Member. June 10-14. Ages 8-14, $229.
Other sessions include Climbing Camp, Fencing Camp, Karate Camp and more.
COCA — Summer Arts Camps
COCA Summer Arts Camps for ages 3 to 18 feature a multitude of options for exploring theater, dance, music, visual arts, culinary arts and more.
524 Trinity Avenue; cocastl.org; 314-725-6222
A capella Sing Off • Contemporary a capella groups like Pentatonix have popularized this form of singing that uses participants’ voices to replace instrumentation. May 28-31. Ages 14-18, $224.
Beyond the Floss • Energetic gamers will enjoy learning to dance like their favorite avatars in this fun, creative camp. May 28-31. Ages 8-10, $124.
Cine Soundscape • Explore audio editing techniques for films and video. May 28-31. Ages 11-13, $140.
Claymation • Want to learn how they made “The Boxtrolls” or “Shaun the Sheep”? May 28-31. Ages 8-10, $140.
COCAskins1 • Learn to draw gaming figures and skins from your favorite video games. May 28-31. Ages 8-10, $124.
Dance Intensive: Ballet & Contemporary • This intensive is for dancers looking to refine their technique and artistry, while having a fun and quality summer dance experience. May 28-June 7. Ages 14-18, $895.
Other sessions include Sketch Comedy, Fashion Design and more.
Code Ninjas O’Fallon Summer Camp
Fun and rewarding coding and STEM camps for kids ages 7-14.
2955 Highway K, O’Fallon, Mo.; codeninjas.com/camps/mo-ofallon; 636-851-9634
Roblox Create • Learn the basics of Roblox or continue with more advanced game concepts. (Requires a Roblox Classic Tier account.) June 3-7. Ages 7-14, $175.
Snap It Together • A series of activities utilizing the Arduino and snap circuits to create fun projects. June 3-7. Ages 7-14, $175.
College For Kids: St. Louis Community College-Meramec
College for Kids at St. Louis Community College-Meramec delivers opportunities to explore areas like computer animation, cartooning, video game creation and more.
11333 Big Bend Road; stlcc.edu/programs-academics/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/youth-and-family-programs.aspx; 314-984-7777
Konnichiwa Kids • Learn about Japanese language and culture and more in this fun and interactive class. Aug. 5-9. Ages 6-8, $79.
STEM-apalooza • Dive into a different activity each day and explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Completed grades 3-5. Aug. 5-9. Ages 9-11, $79.
Other sessions include 3D Printing, TED Talk: Kids Edition and more.
Community Living Inc.
Full-day programming is provided to individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities, ages 12-21, enrolled in middle or high school, at four locations across St. Charles County.
1040 St. Peters Howell Road, St. Peters; Communitylivingmo.org; 636-970-2800
Community Living Summer Camp 2019 • June 3-Aug. 2. Ages 12-21, $6 per hour.
Community Music School of Webster University
Music camps including Kindermusik, Band, Flute, String Orchestra, Chamber and Composition for kids 6 months through high school.
535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves; webster.edu/cms; 314-968-5939
CMS Flute Camp • Weeklong camp for students entering grades 7-12. June 3-7. Ages 12-18, $145.
CMS String Orchestra Camp • Weeklong camp for violin, viola, cello and bass students. June 10-14. Ages 7-18, $165.
Other sessions include Band Camp, Missouri Chamber Music Festival and CMS Summer Composition Intensive.
Community School — Community Camps
Community School buzzes during the summer months with Community Camps for students K-6.
900 Lay Road; communityschool.com/camp; 314-991-0005
Mini camp-Advantage: Tennis • Kids learn to play tennis quickly using the proper technique. June 3-7. Ages 3-8, $190.
Mini camp-Band-Summer Kick Off • Spend your first week of summer playing your instrument. Set goals to help with playing all summer long. June 3-7. Ages 11-13, $190.
Other sessions include Cheer Camp, Lego Animation and Chess.
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company
Bring your children to CKDC this summer for a fun, diverse, immersive arts learning experience.
465 North Taylor Avenue, St. Louis; ckdc.org/kidsdanceandartcamp; 314-564-1477
Cultural Dance Week • Ages 6-13, $300.
Week of the Classical Dance Styles • Ages 6-13, $300.
Other sessions include Contemporary and Modern Dance Week and Hip Hop Week.
Contemporary Art Museum
Art Camps with a focus on comic book art, 3D design, stop-motion animation and bookmaking.
3750 Washington Boulevard; camstl.org/programs/youth-teen-programs; 314-535-4660
Creature Creations • Campers are invited to make their own characters and figures. Sculptor and Marshall University artist educator Allora McCullough leads the camp. June 10-14. Ages 9-12, $200.
Stop-Motion Madness • Young artists produce a video short in this camp. June 10-14. Ages 9-12, $200.
Cor Jesu Academy Enrichment and Sports Camps
Enrichment and Sports Camps for girls in third-eighth grades offer a variety of interests and help girls develop and hone their sports skills.
10230 Gravois Road; corjesu.org/camps; 314-842-1546
Budding Bakers • Bake delicious desserts for girls in grades 5-8. June 3-7. Ages 10-14, $100.
Creative Crafts • Arts & crafts fun for girls in grades 5-8. June 3-7. Ages 10-14, $100.
Other sessions include Digital Photography, Choir Camp and Lacrosse Camp.
Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps
Craft Alliance’s Delmar Loop location offers 11 one-week camps from May 28-Aug. 9.
6640 Delmar Boulevard; craftalliance.org; 314-725-1177
Camp 1 — Up & Away • Create and sculpt by using color, texture, pattern with a variety of materials. May 28-31. Ages 4-6, $159.
Camp 2 — Glass Works • Learn to work with the torch by melting and fusing glass to create functional and decorative three-dimensional objects. June 3-7. Ages 14-18, $99.
Camp 3 — Fire Power • Use molten metal casting techniques including water and broom straw. June 10-14. Ages 10-14, $159.
Other sessions include Quilt Crazy, Cool Comics, Weaving and more.
Crossroads Summer Camps
Summer camp topics include theater, creative writing, fiber art making, Mandarin, chess, art and volleyball.
500 Debaliviere Avenue; crossroadscollegeprep.org; 314-367-8085
Merrymaking Mandarin • Elementary-age children will be introduced to the Mandarin language through activities. June 3-7. Ages 11-18, $150.
Creative Writing session 1 • For middle and high school students who love to write. June 3-7. Ages 11-18, $100.
Other sessions include Volleyball, Chess Camp and Art Camp.
Dale Carnegie Course
Leadership and Communication Skills course for high school-age young adults.
1600 South Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 210; tinyurl.com/yyb657lu; 314-439-8090
Dale Carnegie Course • June 3-13. Ages 14-18, $250.
DaySpring Arts & Education
DaySpring offers many camps and workshops for children ages 3-18. This summer’s lineup includes classes in drama, musical theater, music, dance, art and STEAM.
2500 Metro Boulevard, Maryland Heights; dayspringarts.org; 314-291-8878
Oh The Places You’ll GO • A camp for kids 5-12 themed around Dr. Seuss’ book. June 17-21. Ages 5-12, $235.
Ukulele Club • A great club for musicians age 8 and up. June 18-Aug. 6. Ages 8-18, $95.
Other sessions include Piano Club, Manga Mania and Technical Theater.
Dellwood Dragons-Drill Team
Free summer youth outreach presented by the Dellwood Recreation Center. Activities like drumline, dance team and color guard are open to teens ages 13-18.
10266 West Florissant Avenue; facebook.com/dragondrumcorps; 1-573-301-0105
Dellwood Dragons Drill Team • May 4-25. Ages 13-18, free.
Des Peres Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
Des Peres Parks and Recreation offers 25 different types of camps.
1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres; TheLodgeDesPeres.com; 314-835-6150
Balls-n-Strikes Summer Camp • Balls-n-Strikes thrives on providing the highest level of baseball and softball instruction possible. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $129.
American Girl Doll Camp • Bring your favorite American Girl doll and enjoy a summer camp filled with crafts, games, a tea party and a movie/pajama day. June 3-7. Ages 6-11, $180.
Other sessions include Dance and Cheer Camp, Aqua Adventure Camp and more.
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 Innovate • June 3-7. Ages 14-19, $375.
Dream Big Hands On • June 24-28. Ages 14-19, $375.
DREAM BIG Endless Possibilities • July 8-12. Ages 14-19, $375.
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
Playground Perks • June 4-11. Ages 3-5, $174.
You Can Imagine • June 18-25. Ages 3-5, $174.
Wa-ter-rific • July 9-16. Ages 3-5, $174.
Endangered Wolf Center
Educational nature camp for children ages 4-15 with crafts, hikes, creek walk and seeing animals.
6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka; endangeredwolfcenter.org/take-a-tour/summer-wolf-camp/#.; 636-938-5900
Summer Wolf Camp June 10-14 • Five-day camp. June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19. Ages 6-12, $215.
Summer Pup Camp • Two-day half-day camp for children ages 4-5. July 1-2. Ages 4-5, $60.
Summer Teen Camp • Four-day camp for teens with an overnight on the last day. July 22-25. Ages 13-15, $215.
Equestrian Center at Beverly Farm
Equestrian camps for children 6 and older with and without disabilities looking to have fun at summer camp while also learning about horses.
6301 Humbert Road, Geoffrey; beverlyfarm.org/page/equestrian-program; 618-466-0367
Frolicking Foals • Beginner riders or anyone who wants to expand their experiences. June 10-14. Ages 6-10, $250.
Summer Education • Dive more in-depth into the horse industry. June 10-14. Ages 6-18, $100.
Other sessions include Posting Ponies and Exceptional Equestrians.
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.
195 Lamp and Lantern Village, Town and Country; eycacademystl.org; 636-220-3344
Heart and Hands Camp week 1, 2 and 3 • Sensory-based art experience followed by autobiography writing. June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 15-19. Ages 11-15, $349.
Fontbonne University Camp F.R.E.S.H
Each weeklong day camp features a different continent, from Antarctica to South America, with stops along the way to learn about the unique lifestyles of kids around the globe.
6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis; fontbonne.edu/academics/undergraduate/departments/family-and-consumer-science/camp-fresh; 314-719-8083
Africa • An interactive, hands-on journey toward better health through activities emphasizing nutrition, wellness, physical exercise and creativity. June 10-14. Ages 9-12, $185.
Other sessions include Asia, Europe and North America and South America.
Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies
Two-week academic day camps on a variety of topics including math, ecology, economics, space science, ancient and American history.
Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; giftedresourcecouncil.org/index.php/summer-academies; 314-962-5920
Math, Marvels & More! Adding Light to the Subject • June 10-21. Ages 6-9, $500.
ECO Academy • ECO-nomics + ECO-logy. June 10-21. Ages 9-14, $500.
Other sessions include Advanced Space Academy and Medieval Times: From Castle to Village.
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.
2300 Ball Drive; girlscoutsem.org; 314-592-2300
Extreme Trail Rider • Beginner riders: Explore camp on horseback. June 9-14. Ages 8-12, $395.
Camp STEM Voyager • Experience our underwater robotics program. July 14-19. Ages 10-16, $395.
Other sessions include Week-Long Traditional Camp, Sunsets and Rainbows Day Camp and more.
Girls Incorporated of St. Louis
The programs and services of Girls Inc. are designed to encourage girls to try new things, build their skills and knowledge and prepare them for the future.
3801 Nelson Drive; girlsincstl.org; 314-385-8088
Operation SMART- Innovation Program • Girls will participate in local and national STEM and STEAM novel engineering and design challenges. They will be introduced to a variety of STEM careers including, web development, ecology and game design. June 3-July 26. Ages 5-12, $550
Media Literacy • Communications 101: Girls will investigate and analyze media-related careers and learn marketing strategies. June 3-July 26. Ages 5-12, $550.
Other sessions include Economic Literacy, Performing Arts and more.
GlobalHack Summer Camp
This summer, GlobalHack is teaming up with UMSL Business to offer a summer camp that introduces middle and high school students to coding.
401 Pine Street. globalhack.org/youth/summer; 314-803-0422
Building Basic Websites • June 3-7. Ages 10-13, $299.
Learning Python with Minecraft Mods • June 10-14. Ages 10-13, $299.
Other sessions include Designing Mobile Apps, Learning Python with Minecraft Mods and more.
Great Circle Camps for Youth on Autism Spectrum
Two co-ed summer camp options for youth on the autism spectrum.
330 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves; greatcircle.org; 844-424-3577
Keeping It Cool Day Camp for Youth on Autism Spectrum • July 8-12. Ages 8-18.
Adventure Camp for Youth on Autism Spectrum • Five-day, overnight camp. July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 6-18.
Great Griffin Farm
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
Life on the Farm Pony Camp • June 3-6. Ages 4-10, $200.
Life on the Farm Horsemanship Camp • June 10-13. Ages 6-12, $350.
Other sessions include Circus Fun and Games Horsemanship Camp, Horses and Their Jobs Horsemanship Camp and more.
Gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, games, obstacles races, outdoor water fun and more.
140 Long Road, Suite 121, Chesterfield; hinrggymnastix.com; 636-532-7762
Full Day Week 1 • Gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, games, obstacles races, outdoor water fun and more. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $199.
Ninja vs. Titans Games — Week 4 • Ninja Obstacles Races vs. Titan Games Challenges. June 24-28. Ages 5-12, $129.
Other sessions include Cheerleading, Trampoline, Tumbling and more.
Humane Society of Missouri
Dive into service learning projects with other animal-loving kids.
1201 Macklind Avenue; hsmo.org/summer-camp; 314-951-1579
Kids for Critters • Learn lots of facts about animals and help homeless shelter pets this summer. July 8-12 for ages 6-8, July 15-19 for ages 9-11 and July 22-26 for ages 12-14. $300.
Ignite Theatre Company’s Bonfire Summer camp
Performing Arts Camps for children ages 4-18.
3510 Giles Avenue; ignitewithus.org/bonfire-summer-camps; 314-717-1851
101 Dalmatians Kids • An adorable musical theater whirlwind open to performers entering kindergarten to fourth grade. June 3-7. Ages 5-10, $415.
Guys & Dolls Jr. • A boat-rocking musical theater whirlwind open to performers entering K-fourth. June 10-28. Ages 9-13, $593.
Imagine Arts Academy
Imagine Arts Academy strives to broaden campers’ 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 • Travel the World through Art. May 28-31 and July 1-5. Ages 5-12, $207.
Other sessions vary based on location, including the Des Peres Community Center and Southwestern Illinois College.
Incarnate Word Academy
Incarnate Word Academy Red Knight Summer Camps involve girls in a variety of safe and fun summer activities.
2788 Normandy Drive; iwacademy.org/page/SummerCamps; 314-725-5850
Tennis Camp • For girls entering fifth-ninth grades. June 10-13. Ages 10-14, $75.
Softball Camp • For girls entering fifth-ninth grades. June 17-20. Ages 10-14, $70.
Other sessions include Robotics Camp, Soccer Camp and more.
J Day Camps — Chesterfield
J Day Camps provide a summer camp experience at three separate locations, to children ages 3-15, with a camp theme for every child.
16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield; jccstl.com/camps-afterschool/j-day-camps; 314-432-5700
Blast Off Week: Cheer, Dance and Spirit • Give your campers some pep in their step. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $245.
Camp Essman Gadol • Traditional camp, with a little bit of everything. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $245.
Other sessions include Larry Hughes Basketball Camp, Fred McConnell Baseball Camp and more.
J Day Camps — Creve Coeur
J Day Camps provide a summer camp experience at three separate locations, to children ages 3-15, with a camp theme for every child, and offer inclusion services.
2 Millstone Campus Drive; jccstl.com/camps-afterschool/j-day-camps; 314-432-5700
Blast off Week: Pottery Camp • Campers will create various designs, shapes and themes in clay with the help of expert artists. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $245.
Blast off Week: Scott Gallagher Soccer Camp • This program focuses on individual ball skills, developing proper technique and building confidence with the ball at one’s feet. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $245.
Other sessions include Gymnastics Camp, Camp of the Arts, Hyman Multin Sports Camp and more.
J Day Camps — Mirowitz
J Day Camps provide a summer camp experience at three separate locations with a camp theme for every child and offer inclusion services.
348 South Mason Road, Creve Coeur; jccstl.com/camps-afterschool/j-day-camps; 314-442-3423
Summer STEAM Academy • STEAM themed camp. June 17-21, June 24-28. Ages 3-5, $245.
Builders’ STEAM Academy • Campers become architects for a week. June 17-21, June 24-28.. Ages 6-8, $245.
Other sessions include da Vinci and Design and Innovations and Important Creations from Israel.
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis Inc.
Entrepreneurship summer camp for children ages 8-13 focusing on creative ways of starting and running businesses.
17339 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; jastl.org; 636-728-0707
JA Biz Wizards Camp • June 10-14. Ages 8-9, $250.
JA BizTown Camp • At JA BizTown Camp, campers figure business expenses, operate a business, manage savings and checking accounts, become responsible consumers and more. June 17-21. Ages 10-12, $250.
Justin Tatum’s Grade School Basketball
Justin Tatum’s Grade School Basketball Summer Camps are open to boys and girls ages 7-14 and are a great place to learn the fundamentals and skills to play fun, quality basketball.
1850 De La Salle Drive; Tatumnation.com; 314-896-0170
Sessions I and IV • Elite Skills Camp. June 3-5 and July 1-3. Ages 8-16, $180.
Sessions II, III and VII • Summer Day Camp. June 17-20, June 24-27, July 22-25. Ages 7-14, $180.
Session V • “Special Edition” Summer Day Camp. July 15-18. Ages 7-14, $180.
Kids on Campus: St. Louis Community College- Meramec Campus
Kids on Campus offers students a variety of fun, engaging and challenging courses that develop and expand students’ interests.
11333 Big Bend Road; tinyurl.com/y3zg2n7c; 314-984-7777
Astronaut Academy • Explore everything it takes for astronauts to explore our solar system, from daily life in microgravity to engineering improved rockets. Fee includes materials. Aug. 5-9. Ages 7-9, $99.
Other sessions include Culinary Creations and Build a Model Rocket.
Kraus Farms Equestrian Summer Camps
Equestrian summer camp for children ages 5-14 offers riding experiences to beginner through advanced riders in both disciplines, English and Western.
333 Hillsboro Road, High Ridge; krausfarmsinc.com; 636-225-9513
Manes & Tails • For children with little to no previous riding experience in Western riding. May 20-24. Ages 7-14, $385.
Other sessions include Mini Buckaroo, Barnyard-Little Farmers, Cowboy Camp and Short Stirrup/Hunter Hounds.
Laumeier Sculpture Park Summer Art Camps
Laumeier Art Camp for ages 4-12 focusing on art and nature in a fun camp setting.
12580 Rott Road; laumeiersculpturepark.org; 314-615-5268
Hidden Worlds • June 17-21. Ages 4-6, $120; Ages 6-12, $210.
Another Dimension • June 24-28. Ages 4-6, $120; Ages 6-12, $210.
Other sessions include Art Illusions, Toy Tales, Steam into Kinetic Creation and more.
Lavner Camps at Washington University
Lavner offers a variety of technology camps and creative arts camps at Washington University.
1 Brookings Drive; lavnercampsandprograms.com/location/st-louis-summer-camp-washington-university; 314-384-4190
Esports Camp — Fortnite with Unreal Engine Level Design, Strategy & Competitions • Excel in one of the most popular esports games in the world. June 17-21. Ages 13-15, $609.
Artificial Intelligence Camp — Robotics & Coding • Explore exciting AI topics while getting engaging and fun hands on experience with artificially intelligent robots, programs and code. July 8-12. Ages 8-13, $579.
Other sessions include Digital Fashion Design Camp, Game Design Camp with Apps, Computer Programming Camp with Python and more.
Little Medical School
Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children.
707 North New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur; littlemedicalschool.com/stlouis; 314-279-1948
Little Medical School Part 1 at SLU • Little Medical School. July 13-17. Ages 5-12, $150.
Other sessions include Little Medical School, Little Veterinarian School, Little Pediatrician School and Wilderness Medicine.
Logan University — Aces Workshop
Anatomy-based science camp for students entering 10th grade to first-year college students interested in health and science.
1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield; logan.edu/academics/aces-workshop; 636-230-2742
ACES Summer Workshop • July 15-19. $750.
Logos School-Summer Intensive Program
Intensive therapy and academic recovery for students grades 6-12.
9137 Old Bonhomme Road; logosschool.org; 314-997-7002
Logos Summer Intensive Program • June 11-July 18. Ages 11-20, $3,000.
Lolly’s Place offers thematic summer camps for children in grades K-8.
6800 Washington Avenue; lollysplace.org/summer-programs; 314-800-4260
INSECT-erseting Adventure! • Campers explore the hidden and fascinating world of our six-legged friends. June 3-7. Ages 5-7, $150.
Digging into Math • Travel back to the time of the dinosaurs and mastadons, and dive into the world of math skills. July 1-3. Ages 6-14, $15.
Other sessions include Summer Chefs and We Dig Archaeology.
Lou Fusz Soccer Club
Summer soccer camps for ages 5-14 at several locations.
1 Rams Way, Earth City; loufuszsoccer.com/programs/camps-training; 314-628-9341
Lou Fusz Soccer Summer Full Day at CBC High School • At CBC High School. June 17-21. Ages 5-14, $250.
Other sessions include half and full-day options at a variety of locations.
Mad Science Summer Camps
Unique science summer programming that delivers hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.
8420-R Olive Boulevard. stlouis.madscience.org; 314-991-8000
Secret Agent Lab at SLU • Discover the science secrets of spies, forensics, and security. June 24-28. Ages 5-12, $255.
NASA Journey into Outer Space at SLU • Learn about space. Discover the life of astronauts. Build a rocket. July 8-12. Ages 5-12, $165.
Other sessions include Gross Out Science, Mad Science “Make It” Camp and more.
Maryville Science and Robotics Program
The Maryville Science and Robotics Program is an opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
650 Maryville University Drive. maryville.edu/robot; 314-281-1120
Sumo Wrestling with LEGO EV3 Robotics • July 8-12. Ages 13-16, $270.
Exploring the Worlds of Augmented and Virtual Reality • July 8-12. Ages 13-16, $250.
Other sessions include Robots, Coding and More, Creative Engineering, Game Design with Bloxels and more.
Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club
Learn professional development skills, go on college tours and enjoy recreation.
4245 North Kingshighway Boulevard; mathews-dickey.com; 314-679-5242
Teen Leadership Camp Sessions 1 and 2 • Teen College & Career Leadership Camp at Mathews-Dickey. June 7-28, July 1-26. Ages 13-18, $200.
Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Camp Sessions 1 and 2 • Summer day camp exposing youth ages 6-12, to sports, arts, character development and academics. June 7-28, July 1-26. Ages 6-12, $200.
MathJam19 is a summer math challenge for math-talented students.
Two City Place, Suite 200; megsss.org; 314-842-5968
Math Explorers • Hands-on, activity-based exploration of geometry and problem solving. June 10-21. Ages 9-10, $355.
Puzzles and Programming • Logic puzzles, virtual robotics programming and more. June 10-21. Ages 11-12, $355.
Other sessions include Graph Theory (Discrete Math), Introduction to Elements and more.
Media Now Summer Journalism Camp
Media Now is a four-day summer boot camp for high school journalism teachers and students.
815 North Second Street, St. Charles; medianow.press; 314-252-8816
Media Now at Webster • Day camp experience presented conference-style at Webster University. June 24-26. Ages 14-18, $300.
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
Middle School Camp • Acting and audition techniques, stage combat, stage makeup, playwriting. June 3-14. Ages 11-14, $575.
High School Camp • Advanced acting and audition techniques, stage combat, playwriting. July 8-12. Ages 14-18, $295.
Creative Arts Camp-Sessions 1 and 2 • July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9. 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 • July 28 — Aug. 4. Ages 6-17, free.
Midwest Cyber Center
Join the Midwest Cyber Center for a weeklong free Summer CyberCamp.
735 Seibert Road #4, Scott Air Force Base, O’Fallon, Ill.; midwestcybercenter.org; 618-722-5117
MC2 Summer CyberCamp — McKendree • June 10-14. Ages 11-18, $25.
MC2 Summer CyberCamp — Ranken • July 15-19. Ages 11-18, $25.
Missouri Military Academy
Each summer Missouri Military Academy welcomes young people to their summer camps and workshops to train, compete and learn in our state-of-the-art academic, military and recreational facilities.
204 North Grand Street, Mexico; missourimilitaryacademy.org/apps/pages/summer-programs; 573-581-1776
Leadership Camp • This program teaches boys to follow as well as lead and helps them to understand the benefits and responsibilities of being a leader. July 7-20. Ages 12-17, $2,100.
Other sessions include Confidence Camp, Camp Core Skills and Camp Credit.
My Gym Chesterfield
Camp with focus on physical activity, relays, games, skills with some crafts.
482 THF Boulevard, Chesterfield; mygym.com/chesterfield/camp; 636-536-9949
My Gym Camp Week 1 • Carnival Circus. June 4-6. Ages 3-10, $27.
My Gym Camp Week 2 • Jungle. June 11-13. Ages 3-10, $27.
Other weekly sessions include Space / Science, Pirates/Fairies/Princesses and more.
O’Fallon (MO.) Day Camp
Activities for the camps include exciting field trips and in-house entertainment, crafts, games and much more.
2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Mo.; ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/camps; 636-474-2732
Camp JACK Week 1 • Farm. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $169.
Camp GATOR Week 1 • Monster. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $169.
Other sessions include Magical Mysteries and STEM.
O’Fallon (Ill.) Parks and Recreation
Offers summer camps for kids of all ages.
255 South Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, Ill.; ofallonsummercamps.com; 618-624-0139
Welcome Summer: Camp Choo Choo • A week to welcome campers back. May 28-31. Ages 3-5, $110.
Mini Camp: Soccer (week 2) Morning • A soccer camp with tips, drills, fun & games. June 3-7. Ages 6-13, $70.
Other sessions include Bowling, Recreational Swimming and Gymnastics.
Writing program focusing on creative writing and on print, broadcasting and film journalism.
1 University Boulevard, 302 Marillac Hall; onecitystories.org; 314-471-5546
OneCity Stories • June 10-28. 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.
210 Hazel Avenue, Webster Groves; experienceopera.org/camps; 3149634251
Opera Camp for Kids in Webster Groves • June 10-14. Ages 9-12, $175.
Opera Camp for Kids in St. Ann • June 17-21. Ages 9-12, $175.
PlayFirst is designed to teach the game of soccer in a creative and dynamic manner.
12525 Sportport Road, Maryland Heights; sportportintl.leagueapps.com/camps; 618-974-8471
PlayFirst Summer Camp (Half Day) • Introduction to soccer. June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27 and July 22-25. Ages 4-11, $115.
PlayFirst Summer Camp (Whole Day) • Introduction to soccer. June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27 and July 22-25. Ages 4-11, $210.
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; 314-286-4822
Advanced Robotics • Robotics program using TETRIX Prime robots. July 8-12. Ages 12-14, $95.
Women in Engineering • Solve engineering challenges on a team of like-minded young women. July 15-19. Ages 15-17, $95.
Other sessions include Adventures in Architecture, Website Design, Remote Control Race Engineering and more.
Rockwood Summit Baseball Camp
Rockwood Summit baseball camp for K-8 grade.
1780 Hawkins Road, Fenton; rockwood.k12.mo.us/rsummit/athletics/Pages/SportsCamps.aspx; 636-891-6800
Pitching Clinic • Monday and Tuesday for grades 2-4 focusing on beginning pitching; Wednesday and Thursday for grades 5-7 focused on advanced pitching. June 18-15. Ages 7-13, $75.
Rohan Woods School Summer Preschool Program
This is not camp but an extension of the academic program Rohan Woods students enjoy during the school year.
1515 Bennett Avenue, Kirkwood; RohanWoods.org/summer; 314-821-6270
Rohan Woods Summer Preschool Session I Full Day • Planes, Trains and Automobiles. June 3-14. Ages 2-3, $625.
Rohan Woods Summer Preschool Session II — Full Day • Oceans of Summer Fun. June 17-28. Ages 2-3, $625.
Other sessions include Camping and the Great Outdoors, Into the Woods and more.
Sacred Heart Villa
The mission of Sacred Heart Villa is to provide an exceptional educational program rooted in strong Catholic values.
2108 Macklind Avenue; sacredheartvilla.org; 314-771-2224
Week 1 Vacation Bible School • To Mars & Beyond. May 30-31. Ages 2-9, $110.
Week 2 Vacation Bible School • To Mars & Beyond. June 3-7. Ages 2-9, $245.
Other sessions include STEAM, Symphony of the Senses and more.
SAGE (Students as Garden Educators)
The Students as Garden Educators program provides with an opportunity to lead fun activities about plants and nature in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Children’s Garden.
4344 Shaw Boulevard; missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/youth-families/youth-teen-programs/sage-service-program.aspx; 314-577-0850
SAGE Service Program • May 11-Nov. 3. Ages 14-18, free.
St. Louis County Parks and Rec Affton Community Center
Enjoy a variety of camps at the Affton Community Center.
9801 Mackenzie Road; stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/RecreationComplexes/AfftonWhite-RodgersCommunityCenter; 314-615-8822
Abra-Kid-Abra Camp • Circus Stars. July 1-3. Ages 6-12, $105.
Abra-Kid-Abra Camp • Thinking Outside the Magic Hat. July 15-18. Ages 6-12, $140.
St. Louis County Parks and Rec Carousel at Faust Park
Faust Park offers a variety of summer camps for kids.
15189 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ChildrensFun/StLouis CarouselatFaustPark; 314-615-8345
Pioneer Crafts 2019 • Hands on crafting event. May 11. Ages 5-12, $20.
Olden Days • Hands-on-history event. June 7, July 12. Ages 2-12, $10.
St. Louis County Parks and Recreation — Queeny Park
Activities at Camp Queeny include sports, nature activities, arts and crafts, outdoor fun and special events.
550 Weidman Road; reserve.stlouisco.com/RecDynamicsWeb/Activities/Search.aspx; 314-615-8472
Youth Fishing Day Camps • Children spend the week learning to be good anglers. June 3-7. Ages 9-15, $150.
Camp Queeny • Fun in the sun this summer at Queeny Park. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $75.
Other sessions include Junior First Responder and Counselor in Training.
St. Louis Parks and Recreation — North County Recreation Complex
Campers will be swimming at the brand new water park several days a week. There will also be several field trips.
2577 Redman Road; stlouisco.com/parks; 314-615-8839
Camp Eagle’s Nest • Enjoy a variety of sports, crafts, theme days, nature programs, games and swimming daily. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $60.
Other sessions include Junior First Responder, Counselor in Training and more.
St. Louis Public Library Summer Camps
Free summer camps for kids and teens.
1301 Olive Street; slpl.org; 314-241-2288
Science Magic • Explore and experiment with ooey gooey slime, create chemical reactions, defy gravity and more. June 3-7. Ages 6-8, free.
The Sorting Hat • Design your own students, teachers and fantastical creatures in your imaginary wizard school and create wands and more. June 3-7. Ages 6-7, free.
Other sessions include Zoo-mazing Adventures, Digital Photography, Secret Agent Lab and more.
St. Louis Science Center — Summer Science Blast
The St. Louis Science Center offers the cure for the “common camp” with its Summer Science Blast program.
5050 Oakland Avenue; slsc.org/learn-kid-family-activities/summer-science-blast; 314-289-4439
Energy Excitement • Learn about different forms of creating and harnessing energy. June 3-7. Ages 4-5, $150.
Design & Demolish • It’s controlled destruction, for science. June 3-7. Ages 6-7, $150.
Other sessions include Cool Contraptions, Flight Academy, Eco-Explorers and more.
St. Louis University — Summer At SLU
Academic and athletic camps/academies for children ages 5-18.
3840 Lindell Boulevard;
Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp • Campers will be learning, preparing and cooking a variety of dishes. June 3-Aug. 2. Ages 5-18, $325.
Minecraft Design Challenge I • Begin an investigation into Minecraft with an exploration of your own creativity and problem solving skills. June 3-7. Ages 8-11, $295.
Other sessions include Little Scholars: Dino Discovery, Mad Science: Gross Out Science and more.
St. Louis Zoo
Check out summer camps at the St. Louis Zoo, where campers see and touch live animals, learn about conservation and more.
1 Government Drive; stlzoo.org/summerprograms; 314-646-4544,
Junior Marine Biologist Camp • Four-day program. June 3-6. Ages 10-14, $215.
Zoo Careers Camp • Four-day program. June 3-6. Ages 12-15, $215.
Other sessions include Wild Worlds Camp, Conservation Engineers Camp and more.
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
Cooking Up Science • Learn all about basic science by doing fun cooking projects. June 3-7. Ages 8-11, $119.
Cupcake Wars • Do you love to make cupcakes and watch cupcake wars on the Food Network? June 3-7. Ages 7-10, $125.
Other sessions include Geocaching, Lego Junior Robotics Engineering, Woodworking and more.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Summer Camps
Theater training for kids.
5715 Elizabeth Avenue; sfstl.com/in-the-schools/summer-camps; 314-531-9800
Summer Camp with the Bard Sessions 1 and 2 • June 3-21, July 8-26. Ages 11-18, $550.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SIUE offers a variety of summer camps.
1 Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville; siue.edu/summer/camps/index.shtml;
SIUE School of Engineering Camp Session 1 • This camp exposes students to careers in engineering. June 16-21, June 23-28. Ages 14-18, $450.
SIUE Kindermusik Summer Camp • Children and their parents will learn the Kindermusik music and movement program. June 17-20. Ages 2-5, $75.
Sporting St. Louis Soccer Camps
PlayFirst is designed to teach the game of soccer in a creative and dynamic manner.
12525 Sportport Road, Maryland Heights; sportportintl.leagueapps.com/camps; 618-974-8471
Sporting St. Louis Soccer Camp (Full Day) • A great all-around soccer skills camp for kids ages 9-18. July 15-19. Ages 9-18, $230.
Other sessions include Strikers and Goalkeepers Camp.
St. Louis ArtWorks Summer Program
Paid art apprenticeship for youth ages 14-19 focusing on painting, technology, sculpture and media.
5959 Delmar Boulevard; stlartworks.org; 314-899-9734
Summer Program • June 10-July 19. Ages 14-18, free.
St. Louis County Pavilion at Lemay
The Pavilion at Lemay offers a variety of camps for kids.
305 Gregg Road; stlouisco.com/Parks/Lemay; 314-615-8877
Abra-Kid-Abra Camp • Thinking Outside the Hat. June 10-14. Ages 5-10, $175.
Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO Materials (Week 1) • Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. June 24-27. Ages 8-12, $136.50.
Other sessions include Abra-Kid-Abra Camp Circus Arts, Comedy-Kid-Abra and Magic Mystery Camp.
St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association
Gain a new set of tips and tricks to organize information and learn how to make the most of your study time and take tests with confidence.
13537 Barrett Parkway Drive, Suite 110, Ballwin; ldastl.org/services/summer-workshop-sessions; 314-966-3088
Summer Study Skills-Week 1 • June 17-21. Ages 12-13, $250.
Summer Study Skills-Week 2 • June 24-28. Ages 10-12, $250.
STAGES Performing Arts Academy
STAGES Performing Arts Academy this summer offers camps on acting, dancing and singing for kids ages 3-18.
1023 Chesterfield Parkway East, Chesterfield; stagesstlouis.org/Performing-Arts-Academy; 636-449-5775
Dance Intensive for Teens • This class will push campers to sharpen essential dance knowledge for the stage. June 3-14. Ages 13-18, $295.
STAGES ATA Inclusion Project • Designed to make the beauty of the musical theater arts accessible for campers with physical, cognitive and developmental delays. June 3-14. Ages 8-18, $175.
Other sessions include Audition Workshop, Acting Adventures, Rock the Musical and more.
Strength and Honor Mentoring and Tutoring
A character development camp for youth ages 5-15 that focuses on positively impacting youth through STEM activities.
1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson; mysah.org; 314-723-7582
Strength and Honor Mentoring • June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26. Ages 5-15, $85.
Summer Fundamentals at Miriam
Miriam’s specialty camps are perfect for students entering grades K-12 who need a boost in fundamentals during the summer months.
501 Bacon Avenue, Webster Groves; miriamstl.org/summer-camps; 314-961-1500
Academic Bootcamp — Session 1 (Morning) • Provides instruction in reading, writing, math and learning strategies. June 10-21. Ages 5-13, $1,000.
Reading Skills Camp — Session 1 (Afternoon) • Uses empirically based, multisensory phonics and reading comprehension programs. June 10-21. Ages 5-13, $1,000.
Other sessions include Social/Emotional Skills Camp, Social Skills Camp and more.
IMSA offers programs for students with an interest in math and science.
2465 Amann Drive, Belleville; imsa.edu/extensionprograms/schedule-summer; 618-791-3855
Makey-Takey • Weeklong fun includes learning about circuits, physics, engineering and even coding a dance. June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19. Ages 8-9, $295.
Space & Weather • Weeklong themes are weather, physics, chemistry and aerospace engineering. June 10-14, June 24-28, July 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
K-3 Grade Session 1: Fantastic Beasts • Children entering grades K-3 can learn all about real world and imaginary animals. June 3-14. Ages 5-9, $475.
Other sessions include K-3 Grade Session 2: Toy Story, K-3 Grade Session 3: Wild Wild West and more.
Survive & Thrive in God’s Kingdom
7701 Rannells Avenue, Maplewood; 314-781-5434
Session One • June 3-28. Ages 6-12, $600.
Session Two • July 8 — Aug. 2. Ages 6-12, $600.
Swift Nature Camp
Swift Nature Camp is a co-ed overnight nature camp for children.
W7471 Ernie Swift Road, Minong, Wis.; swiftnaturecamp.com; 630-654-8036
Explorer 2 • Nature, science, animals and camping trips and much more. July 21 -Aug. 9. Ages 7-15, $1,999.
Sylvan Learning of St. Peters
Educational summer programs for students pre-k through college including reading, writing, math, study skills, test prep and STEM.
4505 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters; locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/saint-peters-mo; 636-441-1212
Robotics Camp Session 1 • Learn STEM concepts in a fun, interactive and engaging way. June 3-6. Ages 7-11, $149.
Speed Reading Week 1 • Children will learn to read better, faster, more confidently. June 3-6. Ages 13-18, $299.
Other sessions include Brain Games Week, Sum Fun & Subtraction Action and more.
Sylvan Learning of Washington, Mo.
Children learn reading, writing and math skills, study skills and STEM.
6244 Hwy 100, Suite 160, Washington; locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/washington-mo; 636-390-9211
Early Literacy Enrichment • For any student entering Pre-K. June 10-13, June 24-27, July 22-Aug. 1. Ages 3-5, $120.
Robotics STEM Camp • Great for students entering into 1-3 grades. July 8-11. Ages 6-9, $125.
Other sessions include Robotics and Coding STEM Camp, Advanced Reading Workshop and more.
Sylvan of Lake Saint Louis
Camps for children seeking fun, hands-on robotics, engineering and coding.
141 Civic Center Drive, Lake Saint Louis; locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/wentzville-mo; 636-887-0885
Robotics STEM Camp • Great for students entering into 1-3 grades. June 3-6. Ages 6-9, $149.
Robotics and Coding STEM Camp • Great for students entering into 4-6 grades. June 10-13. Ages 10-12, $149.
Other sessions include Science and Engineering Camps and Advanced Reading Workshop.
TASK — Team Activities for Special Kids
Team Activities for Special Kids provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs.
980 Horan Drive, Fenton; tasksports.org; 636-343-8275
TASK Program I and II • Summer Adventure. June 3-7, June 24-28. Ages 17-100, $150.
TASK CBC Camp • Fun Day Camp Hosted by CBC High School. July 8-12. Ages 5-100, $150.
The Academy of Racing Science
These five-day camps are focused around racing and STEM.
8800 Watson Road; academyofracing.org; 314-297-0720
Racing & Robotics Summer Camp • Camps are all about fun, racing and STEM. May 28-31, June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 8-12, $375.
The College School Summer Adventures
Every summer, the College School offers a variety of adventures for children ages 4-15.
7825 Big Bend Boulevard; thecollegeschool.org/summercamp; 314-962-9355
Twist, Twirl and Tumble • Campers will engage in a variety of forms of movement and dance. June 3-14. Ages 4-6, $475.
Creative Crafters • Campers will use a variety of mediums to create one-of-a-kind projects. June 3-14. Ages 6-8, $475.
Other sessions include Underwater Explorers, Taste of Missouri and more.
The Dig! At Sappington House
A service learning program, partial university-level archaeology field school.
1015 Sappington Road; 314-918-1617
The DIG! At Sappington House • Students work under the guidance of professional archaeologists and teachers. May 30-June 15. Ages 14-18, free.
The Green Center
Each camp will have students explore the prairie, forest, wetland, greenhouse and discovery garden outdoor classrooms.
8025 Blackberry Avenue, University City; thegreencenter.org/camps.html; 314-725-8314 Ext. 105
Nature Play Camp • Students will use their senses in the outdoors, learn about different habitats and more. June 3-7. Ages 5-7, $135.
Nature Photography Camp • Students will learn the basics of using a digital camera. Cameras will be provided for students. June 10-14. Ages 8-13, $135.
Other sessions include Get Outdoors Camp, Green Chef Camp, Nature Photography Camp and more.
The St. Michael School of Clayton
STEM comes to life as campers explore robotics, design, coding and 3D printing through hands-on activities and journeys.
6345 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; stmichaelschool.org/our-school-day/camps; 314-721-4422
Maker Camp • June 10-21, June 24-July 3, July 8-19, July 22-Aug. 2. Ages 4-12, $500.
Trinity Neighborhood Camp
This camp helps parents prepare their children (ages 5-10) to succeed in the school year.
600 North Euclid Avenue; stl.blueprint4summer.com/camp/details/804; 314-303-6116
Trinity Neighborhood Camp • July 29-Aug. 2. Ages 5-10, $0.
U-CREATE Summer Camp
U-CREATE is designed to be an active camp that both educates and stimulates while kids have fun.
1 University Boulevard, 229 Recreation and Wellness Center; umsl.edu/campusrecreation/youthprograms/ucreatesummercamp-page.html; 314-516-2344
Week 1: Camp Kikumowtdahowz • Sleepaway theme in a day camp setting. June 3-7. Ages 6-12, $150.
Week 2: Ready Camper One • Live out video games in real life. June 10-14. Ages 6-12, $150.
Other weekly sessions include College Week, Road Trip Through the USA and more.
U.S. Kids Golf Program
Explore a variety of golfing summer camps for youth this summer.
P.O. Box 31071; stlouisgolflessons.com/uskids-golf-camps.html; 314-440-9082
U.S. Kids Golf Camp • Fun golf camp for kids. June 10-13, July 15-18 Aug. 5-8. Ages 6-13, $250.
UMSL Bridge Program Ninth-10th Grade Summer Academy
The academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development.
1 University Boulevard, Lucas Hall 107; umsl.edu/precollegiate; 314-516-5196
Bridge Program Summer Academy • June 17-July 12. Ages 14-16, free.
United Cerebral Palsy Heartland
Special Needs Day Camp for 10- to 20-year-olds providing crafts, physical activities, social skills and community activities.
8645 Old Bonhomme Road; ucpheartland.org/services/st-louis-children-services/summer-day-camp; 314-994-1600 Ext. 3303
Summer Day Camp • Learning to work together, play together and socialize appropriately. June 3-July 26. Ages 10-20, $200.
Upper Limits Youth Climbing Clinics — Downtown
Upper Limits summer camps run for four days, Tuesday to Friday with half-day or full-day options.
326 South 21st Street; upperlimits.com; 314-241-7625
Rock Climbing Camp (Week 1) • Rock Dwellers Camp. May 29-June 1. Ages 7-10, $215.
Rock Climbing Camp (Week 2) • Cliff Hangers Camp. June 5-8. Ages 11-15, $230.
Upper Limits Youth Climbing Clinics — MARYLAND HEIGHTS
Upper Limits Summer Camps run for four days, Tuesday to Friday, with half-day or full-day options.
1874 Lackland Hill Parkway; upperlimits.com/west-county/programs/clinics; 314-991-2516
Rock Climbing Camp Week 1 • Rock Dwellers Camp. May 28-31. Ages 7-10, $215.
Rock Climbing Camp Week 2 • Cliff Hangers Camp. June 4-7. Ages 11-15, $230.
Upper Limits Rock Climbing Camps Chesterfield
Upper Limits Summer Camps run for four days, Tuesday to Friday with half-day or full-day options.
17375 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield; upperlimits.com; 314-241-7625
Rock Climbing Camp (Week 1) • Rock Dwellers Camp. May 29-June 1. Ages 7-10, $215.
Rock Climbing Camp (Week 2) • Cliff Hangers Camp. June 19-22. Ages 11-15, $215.
Ursuline Academy — Summer STEAM and Sports Camp
A variety of summer camps, ranging from sports to STEAM, for children.
341 South Sappington Road; ursulinestl.org/events; 314-984-2800
Strength & Conditioning Camp • For girls in seventh-eighth grades. May 28-31. Ages 12-14, $84.71.
Cross Country Camp • For girls in seventh-12th grades. June 3-6. Ages 12-17, $84.71.
Other weekly sessions include Cheerleading Camp, STEAM Camp and more.
Vacation Bible School at Living Word
VBS “Rolling River Rampage” is for children ages 3 through fifth grade.
17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood; livingwordumc.org; 636-821-2800
Vacation Bible School at Living Word • To Mars and Beyond VBS 2019 at Living Word Church. June 24-28. Ages 3-10, $35.
Vetta Sports Summer Camp — St. Charles
Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment for children ages 5-12, from sports and inflatables to water fun and friends.
1425 St. Peters Cottleville Road, Cottleville; VettaSports.com/camp; 636-498-4625
Vetta Summer Camp • May 20-24, May 27- 31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19 July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16. Ages 5-12, $160.
Kickaroos Summer Camp • Kickaroos camp introduces children to soccer in an active and fun setting. June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19 July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. Ages 3-5, $140.
Vetta Summer Camp — Concord
Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment from sports and inflatables to water fun.
12320 Old Tesson Road, St. Louis; VettaSports.com/camp; 314-842-3111
Vetta Summer Camp • May 23-24, May 27- 31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5 (no camp on Thurs, 7/4), July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29 — Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16. Ages 5-12, $66.
Kickaroos Summer Camp • Kickaroos camp is the perfect first camp to introduce children to soccer in an active and fun setting. June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25, July 29 — Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8 and Aug. 12-15. Ages 3-5, $120.
Vetta Summer Camp — Manchester
Vetta Sports offers the perfect summer camp for children looking to stay active while having fun.
150 Enchanted Parkway, Manchester; VettaSports.com/camp; 636-391-1227
Vetta Summer Camp • May 28-31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5 (no camp on July 4), July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-13. Ages 5-12, $144.
Kickaroos Summer Camp • June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8. Ages 3-5, $120.
Vetta Summer Camp — Soccerdome
Vetta Sports offers the perfect summer camp for children looking to stay active while having fun.
220 East Avenue, Webster Groves; VettaSports.com/camp; 314-962-9248
Vetta Summer Camp • May 28-31, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 13-16. Ages 5-12, $144.
Kickaroos Summer Camp • June 3-6, June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25, July 29 — Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8 and 12-15. Ages 3-5, $120.
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Passport to Summer
Passport to Summer welcomes students from all schools to experience athletics, academics and adventure.
801 South Spoede Road; vdoh.org/campus-life/passport-to-summer; 314-810-3454
Camp Holidaze • June 3-14. Ages 3-12. $295.
Camp Einstein • June 17-28. Ages 3-12, $295.
Other weekly sessions include Lights, Camera, Action and Aquapalooza.
Washington University Summer Experiences
Continue on your path of academic success.
11 North Jackson Road, Suite 1000; summerexperiences.wustl.edu; 314-935-4807
High School Pre-Medical Institute (June) • Explore the medical profession. June 9-28. Ages 14-18, $5,785.
High School Pre-Engineering Institute (June) • Explore the engineering profession. June 9-28. Ages 14-18, $5,785.
Middle School Summer Challenge • Expand your critical thinking skills in an exciting and innovative environment. June 17-28. Ages 11-14, $1,985.
Other weekly sessions include High School Global Leadership Institute, High School Environmental Studies Institute and more.
Webster University School of Communications Summer Media Camps
Summer camps for high school-age students.
470 East Lockwood Avenue; webster.edu/mediacamps; 314-246-7735
Game Design • Get introduced to game design and development. June 10-14. Ages 13-18, $350.
Filmmaking • Learn to plan, shoot and edit a short film. June 17-21. Ages 13-18, $350.
Music Recording • Learn useful recording and music mixing skills. June 24-28. Ages 13-18, $350.
YFC Summer Daycamp
The YFC Summer Day Camp is a nine-week program for campers ages 5-13 that focuses on fun learning.
818 Cass Avenue; theyfc.org; 314-231-1147
YFC Camp Week 1 • Fun with finance. June 3-Aug. 2. Ages 5-13, $50.
YFC Camp Week 2 • Kids & Science. June 3-Aug. 2. Ages 5-13, $50.
Other weekly sessions include Law, Order & Safety; Nature and Me; Art Exploration; and more.
YMCA Camp Lakewood
13528 State Highway AA, Potosi, Mo.; camplakewood.org; 1-573-438-2155
Ranger/Rustic Engineering • A seven-day wilderness camp. June 9-15. Ages 13-16, $695.
Equestrian Camp • A one-week horsemanship camp experience. July 16-22. Ages 13-16, $935.
Other weekly sessions include Mini Raptor Camp, Leader-in-Training and more.
YMCA Carondelet Park Rec Complex
930 Holly Hills Drive; gwrymca.org/summer-day-camp-carondelet-park-rec-complex; 314-768-9622
Traditional • Camp Discovery is designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that include arts and crafts, group games, nature exploration, swimming, field trips, a weekly visit to the library and more. May 28-31. Ages 5-13, $120.
Arts and Humanities Camps • Ages 5 and up unless noted otherwise. June 3-7. Ages 5-13, $160.
16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield; gwrymca.org/locations/chesterfield; 636-532-3100
Chesterfield Drama Storybook Musical • Week 5 — Storybook Musical. June 10-21. Ages 5-8, $195.
Chesterfield Outdoor Adventure Fun Around Town • Week 11 — Fun Around Town. June 10-14. Ages 6-13, $215.
Other weekly sessions include Carnival Craze, To Infinity and Beyond and more.
YMCA Clinton County
14160 Jamestown Road, Breese; gwrymca.org; 618-526-5628
Traditional Camp • Week 1 — The Summer Adventure Begins. May 28-31. Ages 5-12, $125.
Traditional Camp • Week 2 — Prepare, Smell & Taste. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $125.
Other weekly sessions include Sports of all Sorts, Let’s Be Explorers and more.
YMCA Collinsville, Maryville, Troy
1 Town Center Drive, Maryville; gwrymca.org/locations/collinsville-maryville-troy-ymca; 618-346-5600
Traditional Camp • Week 1 Make New Friends. May 28-31. Ages 6-12, $130.
Preschool Camp • Week 2 Scientific Bang. June 3-7. Ages 3-5, $110.
Other weekly sessions include Card Game Chaos, Aquatic Adventures and more.
YMCA East Belleville
2627 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville; gwrymca.org/bellevillecamp; 618-236-9983
Sports Camp • Soccer. June 3-7. Ages 6-13, $150.
Special Interest Arts & Humanities Camp • Artrageous. June 3-7. Ages 6-13, $150.
Other weekly sessions include Aquatics Adventures, Strength & Conditioning and more.
YMCA Edward Jones
12521 Marine Avenue; gwrymca.org/locations/edward-jones-family-ymca; 314-439-9622
Sports Camps • Wide World of Sports-Week 1. May 28-31. Ages 6-8, $148.
Traditional Camp • Superhero Week-Week 3. June 10-14. Ages 5-13, $180.
Other weekly sessions include Backyard Games, Silly Science and more.
3390 Pershall Road; gwrymca.org/locations/emerson-family-ymca; 314-521-1822
Sports Camp Waupaca • Week 3 Emerson Track & Dreams Sports Camp. June 10-14. Ages 5-13, $125.
Traditional Camp Waupaca • Week 3 All Around the World. June 10-14. Ages 5-13, $110.
Other weekly sessions include Superhero Week, Swim Basics and more.
YMCA Four Rivers
400 Grand Avenue, Washington; gwrymca.org/locations/four-rivers-family-ymca; 636-239-5704
Special Interest Camps • Babysitting certification. June 3-6. Ages 10-12, $100.
Traditional Camp • Making a Splash. June 3-7. Ages 5-12, $105.
Other weekly sessions include Full STEAM Ahead, Stars and Stripes Forever and more.
YMCA Jefferson County
1303 YMCA Drive, Festus; gwrymca.org/locations/jefferson-county-family-ymca; 636-931-9622
Traditional • June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. Ages 5-12, $120.
325 North Taylor, Kirkwood; gwrymca.org/locations/kirkwood-family-ymca; 314-965-9622
Aquatic Camp • Aqua Kids Camp Week 1. May 28-31. Ages 5-13, $163.
Gymnastic and Circus Camp • Gymnastic Camp Week 1. May 28-31. Ages 5-13, $159.
Other weekly sessions include Sports Mayhem Camp, Off Broadway Camp and more.
1900 Urban Drive, Brentwood; gwrymca.org/midcounty; 314-962-9450 Ext. 226
Week 1: Half Day Swimmer’s Challenge • May 28-31. Ages 6-12, $135.
Week 1: Full Day Gymnastics • May 28-31. Ages 5-13, $190.
Other weekly sessions include Up, Up and Away; Water Park; and more.
YMCA Monroe County
9514 Caring Way, Columbia, Ill.; gwrymca.org/locations/monroe-county-ymca-htc-center; 618-281-9622
Week 1: Holiday Week • STEAM into Summer. May 28-31. Ages 6-12, $130.
Week 2: Gardening Camp • June 3-7. Ages 6-12, $155.
Other weekly sessions include Animal Kingdom, Once Upon a Time and more.
5555 Page Boulevard; gwrymca.org/locations/monsanto-family-ymca; 314-367-4646
Week 2: The Foundation of Friendship • June 10-14. Ages 5-13, $120.
Week 6: Lights, Camera, Action • July 8-12. Ages 5-13, $120.
Other weekly sessions include Game Show Mania, Splash and Dash, and more.
YMCA O’FALLON, ILL.
284 North Seven Hills Road, O’Fallon; gwrymca.org/locations/ofallon-ymca-illinois; 618-628-7701
Arts & Humanities Camp —Artful Antics • June 3-7. Ages 6-9, $150.
Sports Camp — Flag Football • June 10-14. Ages 6-12, $150.
Other weekly sessions include Soccer, Rock Climbing and more.
YMCA O’Fallon, Mo.
3742 Pheasant Meadow Drive, O’Fallon; gwrymca.org/locations/ofallon-family-ymca-missouri; 636-379-0092
Week 3: Cooking Camp • June 10-14. Ages 6-8, $180.
Week 4: Young Scientist Camp • June 17-21. Ages 6-8, $180.
Other weekly sessions include Cheer Camp, Flag Football Camp and more.
YMCA South City
3150 Sublette Avenue; http:/gwrymca.org/southcity; 314-644-3100
Aquatics Camp: Pirates of the High Seas • July 15-19. Ages 6-13, $155.
Special Interest Camp: Baker’s Dozen • July 15-19. Ages 8-13, $155.
Other weekly sessions include Water Adventures Camp, Superhero Week and more.
YMCA St. Charles
3900 Shady Springs Lane, St. Peters; gwrymca.org/locations/st-charles-county-family-ymca; 636-928-1928
Special Interest Camp: STEM • July 22-26. Ages 6-13, $150.
Special Interest Camp: Wizards Academy • June 3-7. Ages 6-13, $150.
Other weekly sessions include Baseball/Summerball, Sticky Icky and more.
451 Niedringhaus Avenue, Granite City; gwrymca.org/locations/tri-city-ymca; 618-876-7200
Week 2: World Travels • June 3-7. Ages 4-12, $105.
Week 11: Rock the Vote • 3 Days. Aug. 5-9. Ages 4-12, $105.
Other weekly sessions include Artful Antics, Soccer and more.
2641 Highway 109, Wildwood; gwrymca.org/wildwood-ymca-summer-camp-and-schools-out-camp; 636-458-6636
Week 1: Baking and Cake Decorating • Campers will learn the basics of baking and cake/cupcake decorating in this camp. May 28-31. Ages 5-15, $180.
Week 4: Dance and Gymnastics • June 17-21. Ages 3-5, $110.
Other weekly sessions include Float, Climb and Cave; Hip Hop Gymnastics; and more.
Yucandu Art Studio Summer Camps
Yucandu is an arts and crafts studio for adults and children located in Webster Groves. Yucandu offers safe and creative camps with fun materials in an artsy studio.
20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; yucandu.com/camps; 314-963-4400
Camp Cannoli • Celebrate dogs with art. May 28-31. Ages 6-11, $275.
Imaginating • Create open-ended art. June 3-6. Ages 5-11, $125.
Design a Diorama • Design an elaborate fairy garden. June 17-20. Ages 5-8, $175.
Other weekly sessions based on age include Mosaics & Monoprints, Make It Magical, Constructing Crafts and more.