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Summer Camps 2017

Ackermann’s Swim Program
1044 Curran Avenue • Kirkwood
(314) 821-1070

Ackermann’s Swim Program has been teaching children ages 4 to 11 the life skill of swimming and water safety for more than 65 years. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, the entire time. Group swim lessons in four heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week sessions. Hours 9:10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drop off and pick up at curb. A well-organized program and a playground. Red Cross certified teaching staff. Providing children a non-competitive, safe, teaching environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem.

All Star Kids Camp at the Chesterfield Athletic Club
16625 Swingley Ridge Road • Chesterfield
(636) 532-9992

All Star Kids Camp at Chesterfield Athletic Club features tennis, swimming, kickball, karate, basketball, soccer, games, fitness, arts and crafts and trapeze! State-of-the-art athletic and recreational facilities, including 15 indoor/outdoor tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, gym, racquetball and children’s yoga, provide an enriching environment. Their experienced, engaging counselors keep kids active while having fun, building self-confidence and developing team-spirit. Lunch and snack included daily. Camp hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Before/after care available. Ages 5 to 13 accepted. Camp runs May 30-Aug.11. Sign up for a week, or all summer and save 10%. Siblings receive a 10% discount. Convenient location, easy access /drop-off.  Register online, call or stop by for more information.

Andrews Academy
888 North Mason Road • Creve Coeur
(314) 878-1883

Andrews Academy Summer Program is a summer day camp for children entering kindergarten through grade six in the fall.  Again this summer is a part-time camp for children ages 3 and 4. The camp is located on a wooded campus with an air-conditioned building and an in-ground pool offering campers a multitude of activities administered by experienced camp counselors.  Activities include select sports and outdoor education as well as performing arts, crafts, science and technology. Two five-week sessions, with a two week minimum, are offered, running from mid-June to mid-August.  Extended day care is provided at no extra charge, both before and after camp hours. Visit their open house on June 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Art Unleashed
13379 Olive Boulevard • Chesterfield
(314) 628-1024

Unleash creativity at Art Unleashed. Conveniently located at 141 and Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield, children of all ages and abilities are invited to discover and enhance their creative side. The week-long summer camps encourage experimentation with a variety of art materials, while exploring a wide selection of subject matter. While all classes are inclusive, the Kaleidoscope program is designed for children with intellectual and development disabilities seeking more one-on-one instruction. From learning how to throw on the pottery wheel to creating a functional cardboard chair, our unique camps aim to unleash each child’s creativity!

Bricks 4 Kidz
(314) 287-5876

“We Learn. We Build. We Play. With LEGO bricks!” Bricks 4 Kidz teams curious kids with creative adults who teach the fundamentals of engineering, architecture and problem-solving disguised as fun. Featuring Mindstorms Robotics, Jr Robotics, Bat League, Minecraft, Super Heroes, Star Wars, Pokemon and more. Classes are offered at multiple locations, including St. Peters, St. Charles, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Town & Country, Maryland Heights and Ballwin. Plus, Bricks 4 Kidz will come to you – as they do birthday parties, too! Register before May 31 and receive a $20 discount with promo code: 56438B2B22508.

Camp Taum Sauk
Lesterville • (314) 993-1655
Camp Taum Sauk is a family-owned co-ed overnight camp in Lesterville, Mo., dedicated to creating positive, lasting impressions on children ages 8 to 15. Concerned about safety with an emphasis on individual attention, experienced staff leads campers through exciting experiences, including horseback rides, mountain biking, caving, zip wire, a giant swing, ropes course, wilderness skills, archery, riflery, creative arts, tennis and more. Children learn confidence in the water through Red Cross swim instruction. Other water activities include canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, snorkeling and fishing. Camps run from one to eight weeks.  The one-week option is perfect for first-timers. Transportation to and from St. Louis is provided. Enroll online today at www.taumsauk.com.
Carol Bowman Academy of Dance, Ltd.
#16 Clarkson-Wilson Centre · Chesterfield
(636) 537-3203
www.carolbdance.comFor more than 20 years, Carol Bowman Academy of Dance has created a place where children of any age may come to express themselves in dance, gain confidence and grow friendships. The emphasis is on dance education and technique along with a variety of styles and choreography. Their summer classes offer an ideal time to introduce children of all ages to the different disciplines of dance. The classes for the younger students incorporate ballet, tap and tumbling to encourage coordination, rhythm and creativeness. For the more experienced dancers, classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and tap are structured to help maintain technique, flexibility and tone. Summer classes will begin in June, featuring day and evening classes and ballerina camps. For more information and class schedule see their website.Countryside Montessori School
12226 Ladue Road • Creve Coeur
(314) 434-2821

In business for more than 50 years, Countryside Montessori School offers a 10-week summer program, five 2-week sessions, for children ages 1 to 6. Each child will enjoy Montessori-theme-based activities, arts and crafts, daily pony rides, swimming instruction/water play and more. Hours are 8:15 a.m. – noon (snack included) or 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (lunch included). The camps also offer a full extended day program from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Summer camp dates are June 5 – Aug. 11. Please call for registration materials.

Dance Incorporated
15933 Manchester Road • Ellisville
(636) 394-0023

Dance Incorporated camps will delight all who participate. Mini Intensive – June 27, 28, 29 [ages 9-18] – will challenge both the new and experienced dancer in a variety of dance subjects. Passion for Fashion and Dance – July 17-21 [ages 3-6] – every child receives a makeover, manicure, pedicure, dress-up and lots of fun dancing. Camp Hip Hop – July 18, 19, 20 [ages 6-9] – offers hip hop instruction for both boys and girls. Princess Camp – July 25, 26, 27 [ages 3-6] – dance and story time, plus each child gets to dress up as a princess. A surprise visit from a special princess is certain to bring excitement and joy. Tumbling – July 5, 12, 19, 26 [ages 5-plus]. Tiny Tot – August 2, 9, 16, 23 [ages 2-4] – includes tap, ballet and creative movement. Camps are open to all experience levels, so bring your friends.

De Smet Jesuit
233 North New Ballas Road • St. Louis
(314) 567-3500

Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit is excited to offer a wide variety of academic and athletic activities for middle school boys! De Smet Jesuit teachers will exercise campers’ brains in ways they  didn’t know was possible, and camp coaches will help raise athletic skills to new levels. Mix, match and enjoy the options and flexibility provided to make this your son’s best summer yet. Campers can sign up for two activities in one week and stay for lunch – no need to brown bag. “See you at the Palace on Ballas.” For registration and details, contact nsokolik@desmet.org or call (314) 567-3500, ext. 1449.

Huntington Learning Center
1370 Clarkson Clayton Center • Ellisville
(636) 536-7800

The Huntington Learning Center method begins with a comprehensive academic evaluation to pinpoint areas of opportunity for improvement and areas of strength, which then forms the foundation for a personalized learning plan designed to build success through individualized instruction. Programs are tailored to fit the unique needs, academic goals and schedules of each student. Whether a student needs a tutor who can provide one-on-one attention in a particular subject, academic skill building, or preparation for the ACT or SAT college entrance exam, The Huntington Learning Center can help enrich their academic journey.

Kennedy Farms Equestrian Center
1122 Deep Forest Drive • Chesterfield
(636) 532-7274
www. kennedyfarms.com

Kennedy Farms Equestrian Camps & Clinics are now enrolling: Coed, ages 6-16. Weekly sessions are available for all riding levels. Intermediate and advanced riders have the opportunity to attend sessions that focus on the equitation, hunter/jumper skills and more necessary for the show ring. Beginner sessions provide hours of riding experience which is enhanced by fun, hands-on-activities covering horse safety, grooming, care and much more. Contact Kennedy Farms today for more information about opportunities for all ages or e-mail them at kennedyfarms@kennedyfarms.com.

Living Word Church
17315 Manchester Road • Wildwood
(636) 821-2800

Living Word Church offers fun summer programs for children ages 3 through seventh grade, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. Summer camps are for children entering first through seventh grade in the fall. The June camps include Bricks 4 Kidz and Easy Tech, LLC camps. Camps run June 12-16 and June 19-23. Camps fill up fast so don’t delay! Vacation Bible School “Hero Central” is for children ages 3 through fifth grade from July 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon. For registration information contact Brenda Stobbe at 636-821-2800 or bstobbe@livingwordumc.org or register online at livingwordumc.org.

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed
(636) 891-6644

St. Louis area youth, Pre-K-Grade 12, can keep active, engaged and learning all summer with 100-plus full and half-day camps and classes. Learn to swim, enhance your skills or try scuba diving in an aquatics program. Explore the power of your mind and more in an enrichment camp. Discover the great outdoors with BablerWILD and Trek & Travel. Enjoy new field trips, hands-on projects and more each week with SummerLink and the Zone. Get out and play in a sports camp. Create a new masterpiece as an artist, musician or actor in an arts program. View a complete list of programs and register at www.prcommunityed.org.

Ridgefield Arena
1410 Ridge Road • Wildwood
(636) 527-3624

Celebrating over 46 years in business,  Ridgefield Arena is a wonderful horse facility. The love of horses has been responsible for the beautiful grounds and amenities.  Ridgefield has three lighted arenas, (one indoor for all year riding), six wash racks, a newly renovated tack room, trails and a fabulous viewing room.  They offer horse boarding and sales and a great riding academy to learn about horses.  Ridgefield has a range of activities such as summer camps, horse clinics and horse shows. Camp dates are June 12  – 15, July 10 – 13, July 17 – 20 and July 31 – August 3 and offers an advanced clinic from June 26 – 29. Horse Shows are June 3 and 4, and Sept. 23 and 24. For more information, call or visit the website.

Sylvan Learning Center
Ballwin/Manchester • (636) 394-3104
Eureka • (636) 587-2525
Chesterfield • (636) 537-8118
St. Peters • (636) 441-1212
Wentzville • (636) 887-0885
Washington • (636) 390-9211

Looking for great educational programs for children? Sylvan now offers classes that will keep children challenged and ahead of the curve in building STEM skills in a super fun way.  From robotics using LEGOS® to creating video games with computer coding to Math Edge, a summer at Sylvan can build confidence and motivation in learning!  Half-day academic camps available.

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs Summer Camps
2842 North Ballas Road
Town & Country
(314) 993-9626


Learn to sing, play music games, make new friends and gain performance experience. This summer, The St. Louis Children’s Choirs is offering two singing camps. Elementary Singing Camp for grades three through six meets June 26-30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The High School Vocal Jazz Camp meets June 5-9 in the evenings. Both camps will perform for family and friends at the end of the camp week. No audition is needed for the Elementary Singing Camp; auditions for the High School Vocal Jazz Camp will be held in May. More information is available online. Come sing this summer!

West County Family YMCA
16464 Burkhardt Place • Chesterfield
(636) 532-3100

Wildwood Family YMCA
2641 Highway 109 • Wildwood
(636) 458-6636

There’s nothing like YMCA Day Camp. Kids are inspired to work together and play together – creating friendships that can last a lifetime. Kids are surrounded with fantastic chances to try new experiences and accomplish new things. YMCA staff members help campers to experience all they can do when they believe in themselves. In the friendly, welcoming environment of YMCA camps, kids quickly realize that this is where they can belong and be themselves – for one week or the whole summer, indoors or out. From cooking to cannonballs, sports to theater to water park hopping, YMCA campers have amazing experiences in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environments. Register today at www. gwrymca.org and watch amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others in YMCA Camp.

YMCA Camp Lakewood
(573) 438-2154 or (314) 241-9622

YMCA Camp Lakewood is an overnight co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-17, situated on 5,200 wooded acres with a 360-acre lake, 90 minutes south of St. Louis. While children enjoy activities of camp, including zip line, climbing tower, sports, water activities, horseback riding, arts and crafts and much more, the Y teaches the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Kids make memories and friendships that can last a lifetime, learn about the world around them through a culturally diverse staff, and have a safe and fun-filled experience. This is why campers call Camp Lakewood “my camp.”

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