Ackermann’s Swim Program
1044 Curran Ave. • Kirkwood
Ackermann’s Swim Program has been dedicated to the growth and development of children in Kirkwood since 1949. Group swim lessons are available for children ages 4 to 11 in four heated pools of different water levels, up to 5 feet deep. Lessons are taught by Red Cross-certified teaching staff and provide children with a non-competitive, safe environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem by teaching the life skill of swimming and water safety. An open house for new campers will be held on Friday, May 18 between 3 and 5 p.m. For camp dates and times or other questions, email ASPKirkwood@icloud.com.
888 N. Mason Road • Creve Coeur
Let your summer sizzle at Andrews Academy! Andrews offers various summer camp programs for children ages 3 to 12. The summer fun runs June 4 through Aug. 10, giving parents the flexibility of choosing a week or an entire summer adventure. The Preschool Summer Camp Program (ages 3-4), from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., offers fun-filled adventures. The School Age Summer Camp (kindergarten through sixth grade) is a full-day program, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., with free before- and after-care. Located on its wooded campus, Andrews Academy’s camps offer a multitude of activities administered by experienced camp counselors, including sports, outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, performing arts, technology, science, swimming and field trips.
Camp Taum Sauk
Lesterville • (314) 993-1655
Camp Taum Sauk is a family-owned, co-ed overnight camp in Lesterville, Missouri, dedicated to creating positive, lasting impressions on children ages 8 to 15. With concern to safety and an emphasis on individual attention, experienced staff members lead 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 gain confidence in water through Red Cross swim instruction. Other water activities include canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, snorkeling and fishing. Camps range from 1 week (perfect for first-timers) up to 8 weeks. Transportation is provided to and from St. Louis. Enroll online at www.taumsauk.com.
Carol Bowman Academy of Dance, Ltd.
16 Clarkson Wilson Center · Chesterfield
Carol Bowman Academy of Dance’s summer camps and classes offer an ideal time to introduce children of all ages to the different disciplines of dance. Classes for the younger students incorporate ballet, tap and tumbling to encourage coordination, rhythm and creativeness. For the more experienced dancer, classes in ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz and tap are structured to maintain strength, flexibility and tone. Summer session begins in June with day and evening classes and camps. Carol Bowman Academy of Dance emphasizes age-appropriate music, costumes and choreography along with dance education and a variety of dance styles. For more information, visit www.carolbdance.com.
Chaminade College Preparatory School
425 S. Lindbergh Blvd. • St. Louis
(314) 993-4400 ext. 1169
Chaminade Summer Camps have been developed to give families a chance to sample all that the school has to offer – academically, athletically and artistically. Summer is a wonderful time for youths to enjoy camaraderie, hobbies, activities and interests. In light of that, the school has put together fantastic opportunities for campers to challenge themselves, create, laugh and enjoy. Chaminade has summer camps available for boys and girls entering third through 12th grades. Registration for all camps can be completed online at www.chaminade-stl.org/summer-camps.
Chesterfield Athletic Club
16625 Swingley Ridge Road • Chesterfield
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 facilities include 15 indoor/outdoor tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, a gym, racquetball courts and children’s yoga to provide an enriching environment that kids enjoy. Experienced, engaging counselors keep kids active while having fun, build self-confidence and develop team spirit. Camp hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; lunch and a snack are included daily. Before and after care is also available. The camp, designed for ages 5 to 13, runs May 29 through Aug 10. Sign up for a week or the entire summer! Register online, call or stop by.
At YMCA Day Camp, kids are inspired to work together and play together – creating friendships that can last a lifetime. Kids are surrounded by chances to try new experiences and accomplish new things. YMCA staff members help campers realize what they can do when they believe in themselves. In the friendly, welcoming environment of the YMCA, kids quickly realize 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, campers have amazing experiences in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment. Watch amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others.
City of Ballwin
1 Ballwin Commons Circle • Ballwin
Summer 2018 will be unforgettably fun with Ballwin Summer Camps. Kids ages 2 to 15 can spend their summer playing games, swimming at North Pointe Aquatic Center, taking field trips or exploring a specific interest. A wide variety of options are available, including traditional Day Camps, Outdoor Adventure, Minecraft Gaming, Theater Camp and more. The camps are hosted at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons; many options feature Club AM and PM extended care hours (Club PM is free!). To register or learn more, visit the City of Ballwin’s website, www.ballwin.mo.us.
City of St. Peters
The city of St. Peters has summer camp options for every kid! At Rec-Plex Camps, kids ages 6 to 12 enjoy swimming, ice skating, gym play, field trips and more fun activities. Sports Camps are available for futsal soccer, flag football, basketball, cheer, dance, baseball, volleyball, pickleball, hockey and figure skating. Kids will also enjoy Art Experience Camps at the Cultural Arts Centre; choose from drawing, painting, clay and fencing. Before- and after-care are available. Rec-Plex camps come with a free t-shirt. Registration begins March 12. Weekly camps run May 21 through Aug. 10. To learn more, visit www.stpetersmo.net/camps or call (636) 939-2386, ext. 1400.
Countryside Montessori School
12226 Ladue Road • Creve Coeur
In business for more than 50 years, Countryside Montessori School offers a 10-week summer program, comprised of 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 4 through Aug. 10. Call for registration materials.
16795 State Hwy. E • Rolla
With 300 animals in the hands-on zoo, an incredible ropes course and a variety of activities ranging from archery to culinary science, Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp is a unique summer camp experience for boys and girls ages 7 to 17! Campers make lasting friendships and memories under the encouragement of 90 trained and caring staff members. Cub Creek provides spacious, air-conditioned cabins, delicious meals and a safe, loving camp environment. Sessions run from June 3 through August 11. Spots are filling fast! Request a free brochure online today.
15933 Manchester Road • Ellisville
Dance Incorporated Camps delight all who participate. Flippin’ Fiber Optics, July 17-19 (ages 5-7) – tumbling, hip hop, fun, games and an obstacle course in a magical atmosphere of fiber optic lights. Princess Camp, July 17-19 (ages 3-6) – dance, crafts, story time, dress up from the little princess ball gown closet and a visit from a “special” princess. Mini Intensive, July 24-26 (ages 7-teen) – challenges both new and experienced dancers in a variety of subjects. Summer Classes, six weeks (ages 7-teen) – evening classes offering various dance genres. Tiny Tot Classes, four weeks (ages 3-5) – ballet, tap and creative movement. Programs open to both boys and girls.
Huntington Learning Center
1370 Clarkson Clayton Center • Ellisville
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
Kennedy Farms Equestrian Camps and Clinics are now enrolling: Coed, ages 6-16. Weekly and day 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 email them at email@example.com.
Little Notes Music Class (located in Dance Inc.’s studios) is a music class dedicated to developing your little one’s musical talents. Music Pups® is an early childhood music education program developed by The Music Class designed to unleash the music potential of children. Fun Music & Movement Classes are for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old to attend with a parent or caregiver. Class size ranges from 7 to 12 children. Students get a CD, booklet and The Music Class app for phones and iPads. Come in for a free trial class (call in advance). Classes run in 10-week sessions and begin on March 26.
Living Word Church
17315 Manchester Road • Wildwood
Living Word Church offers fun summer camps and programs for children. Camps run from 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are available for children entering first through seventh grade (as of fall 2018). Bricks 4 Kidz and Easy Tech, LLC camps are from June 4-8 and June 11-15. Camps fill up fast so don’t delay! Vacation Bible School “Rolling River Rampage” is for children ages 3 through fifth grade and runs from 9 a.m.-noon on July 9-13. For more information, contact Brenda Stobbe at (636) 821-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.livingwordumc.org.
Lou Fusz Soccer Club
Lou Fusz Soccer Complex-Creve Couer
CBC High School • Ballwin • Ladue/Kirkwood • Eureka/Wildwood
At Lou Fusz Soccer Club, “Every day is an event” is the camp motto! Lou Fusz offers a Spring Program and Summer Camps. All camps are open to the public. In addition to the full- and half-day Summer Camps, Lou Fusz offers many Summer Mini-Camps and additional options throughout the Metropolitan area. Camp activities are designed to enhance the young players’ techniques. Camps are conducted by experienced coaches who know how to teach and keep things fun. For more information, call or email email@example.com.
1024A Town and Country Crossing • Town & Country
110 N. Kirkwood Road
6143 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. St. Peters – Cottleville •
7123 Mexico Rd. St. Peters North
• (636) 812-MATH
6251 Ronald Reagan Dr. Lake St. Louis
Summer is the perfect time to catch up or get ahead academically! Mathnasium’s summer programs are designed to prevent summer learning loss and will give your child the math skills needed to succeed in their upcoming school year. At Mathnasium, students attend one-hour sessions two or three times a week to train, build and improve their overall math skills. For more than a decade, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids understand and appreciate math, building both knowledge and confidence. Mathnasium provides the foundation and support to succeed at each stage, from elementary school to middle school to high school.
101 N. Warson Road • St. Louis
Embark on a Summer of Adventure filled with endless possibilities at MICDS Summer Camps. Create lasting memories with fellow campers – kids of every age, school and interest. Each of MICDS’ four camps – Camp Pegasus, Language Immersion Camp, Rams Sports Camp and Eliot Summer Academy – offers a unique variety of activities for boys and girls ages 5 to 18. All camps are located on the school’s sprawling 100-acre campus and are supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff. Visit micds.org/summeradventure and start your Summer of Adventure today.
St. Louis area youth, Pre-K-Grade 12, can keep active, engaged and learning all summer with 100-plus new 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.
1410 Ridge Road • Wildwood
Celebrating over 47 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-Aug. 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 www.ridgefieldarena.com.
Saint Louis Ballet
218 THF Blvd. • Chesterfield
From storybook camps filled with Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to a Nutcracker Camp in July, Saint Louis Ballet School has you covered for summer plans. Ages 3-4 and 5-6 benefit from these storybook ballet camps through ballet classes, crafts, performances and more. Ballet and dance training extends to the more serious dancers with weekly programs including ballet, modern, musical theater, contemporary, Pilates and more. These programs are designed for ages 7-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Trust in the professionals at Saint Louis Ballet School. Registration is now open. For dates and times or to learn more, visit www.stlouisballet.org/summerprograms.
Sporting St. Louis
12525 Sportport Road • Maryland Heights
Sporting St. Louis’ Summer Soccer Camps are held at Sportport International, a state-of-the-art, full-service, outdoor field sports facility in Maryland Heights. Camps are available for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 years old. Sporting St. Louis’ Summer Soccer Camp runs from July 16-20, offering a half-day option from 9 a.m.-11:45 p.m. or a full-day option from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch is provided with the full-day option. Sporting St. Louis’ Striker and Goalkeepers Camp runs from July 30-Aug. 3, offering a half-day option from 9 a.m.-noon or a full-day option from 9a.m.-3p.m. To register, visit www.sportingstl.com/camps.
STAGES St. Louis
1023 Chesterfield Parkway East • Chesterfield
STAGES Performing Arts Academy offers an exciting variety of musical theatre camps, workshops and productions for students of all abilities, ages 3 to 18. Act, dance and sing all summer long. Learn skills and techniques that will serve your student for years to come. Move, sing and play along with shows like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Moana, Finding Nemo, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Waitress and School of Rock, just to name a few. Be a Broadway star, rock the musical, learn screen writing, scenic design and stage makeup. It’s all at STAGES Performing Arts Academy this summer!
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!
The St. Louis Children’s Choirs
2842 North Ballas Road • Town & Country
Learn new songs and singing styles, play music-related games, make new friends and gain performance experience with The St. Louis Children’s Choirs’ Summer Singing Camps! This summer, SLCC will offer three camps. The Elementary Summer Singing Camp is for singers in third through sixth grades; it runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 18-22. The brand-new Acappellooza Jr. A Cappella Camp is for singers in sixth through eighth grades; it meets from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 11-15. The High School Vocal Jazz Camp is for singers in ninth through 12th grades; it runs from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays-Fridays from June 11-22. Visit SLCC’s website for more information!
1425 St. Peters Cottleville Road • St. Peters
There’s something to be said for longevity, and Vetta Sports’ summer camps have been around for more than 25 years. Simply put – they play sports and have FUN. As part of the summer camp experience, your child will discover a variety of activities, including classic sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, racquetball and kickball. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Campers also learn innovative team-building skills, play archery tag, jump on inflatables and get creative with arts and crafts. Special guests educate and entertain kids with animals, introduce science concepts, teach athletic skills and much more. Plus, embark on awesome field trips!
175 South Mason Road • St. Louis
Camp Whitfield engages children in grades K-8 in activities such as crafts, technology, sports and games. Whitfield School teachers lead students through hands-on experiences designed not only to educate students but also to allow them to explore their interests while having fun. Also available are Whitfield Sports Camps, perfect for athletes at any level. Whitfield coaches provide sport-specific training and instruction in week-long camps where athletes improve their play and have fun. Ages, prices, dates and times vary by sport. At Camp Whitfield and Whitfield Sports Camps, campers will eat Whitfield’s famous lunches, take advantage of the school’s fabulous facilities and are sure to have a blast.
YMCA Camp Lakewood
Potosi • (573) 438-2155
YMCA Camp Lakewood is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17, situated on 5,200 wooded acres with a 360-acre lake, 90 minutes south of St. Louis. While children enjoy camp activities including zip line, climbing tower, sports, water activities, horseback riding, arts and crafts and much more, the Y also 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.”