Summer Camp Guide

Abra-Kid-abra camps
Make a person appear! Ride a unicycle! Twist animal balloons to take home! Sound fun? This is only the tip of the iceberg at Abra-Kid-Abra’s one-week entertainment camps! We offer four different programs at community centers and schools throughout St. Louis, all summer: magic, circus stars, comedy, and balloonatics. Half or full day. Each culminates with the kids putting on a family show! Plus, you often get a nightly show of new tricks they learned that day! Goals are to develop presentation skills in front of a group, build confidence, and have fun! For schedule & details: www.abrakid.com. 314-961-6912.

Animal Camp / Cub Creek Science Camp
Feed lemurs, walk llamas, hold baby kangaroo, pet a porcupine (very carefully of course), launch rockets, explore a cave, make candy and crafts, enjoy archery, riflery and zip lining. We have a beautiful facility on 240 acres, large air-conditioned cabins, great food, caring staff and FANTASTIC camp activities. Cub Creek is the only overnight animal camp in the country. Our most popular week long activities include: Adopt and Animal, Jr Vet, Crime Science, Archery, Pottery, Survival Skills and Culinary Science. Visit our website and request your FREE brochure. 573-458-2125. www.MyAnimalCamp.com.

Camp Pegnita
Camp Pegnita is an old fashioned day camp offering programs for boys and girls ages 5 to 15. Campers are divided into groups of 15 or less based on age and gender, and are led by experienced counselors. Activities include archery, arts and crafts, organized sports and games, campfires, cooking, gardening, hiking, nature activities, Red Cross swimming lessons, free swim, and weekly special events. Our camp will be open this year from June 6 to August 5. Regular daily hours are 9:00am to 3:30pm. For working parents, we have extended hours from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Countryside Montessori Summer Camp
Give your child a summer to remember! Countryside offers the following daily activities: pony rides, Montessori class time, swimming instruction/free swim/water play, art activities, outdoor play and gardening. Our younger campers will enjoy daily pony rides, water play, Montessori class time and art activities. Countryside offers a ten-week summer camp from June 6th -August 12th. Camp hours: 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with a Full Day Option (8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.) or Extended Hours (7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) You can register for as little as two weeks or for all ten weeks! Countryside is located at 12226 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur and was established in 1964. Call 314-434-2821 or visit www.countrysidemontessorischool.info to learn more.

Craft Alliance summer art camps
Summer Art Camps at Craft Alliance for Ages 4-18. Sculpt clay or work on potter’s wheel, make colorful glass beads or silver and copper jewelry; learn to print, paint and draw, discover computer arts or create colorful scarves and T-shirts as you learn about textiles of the world. Explore your creativity in a Craft Alliance Art Camp. For teens, try the afternoon intensives and become a Summer Camp Intern. One week camps begin June 6 and run through August 12. Members registration began February 21, open registration, March 21. Two locations, Delmar Loop & Grand Center. www.craftalliance.org

Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies
Choose from six great Summer Academies at Gifted Resource Council. Academy Americana will recreate “Colonial Times”, while Ancient Academy re-visits the Middle Ages. ECO Academy entrepreneurs create and run an environmentally friendly business. Space Academy cadets launch their own rockets as they study space. Jr. Science Searchers and Math, Marvels & More students delve into oceans, rainforests, math, science and creative expression. Extraordinary teachers, field trips, experiments, simulations, and a fantastic physical activity component make it an unforgettable summer. Three two-week, full-day sessions are offered at centrally located Crossroads College Preparatory School, for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Extended care is available.
Call 314-962-5920 for brochure/application.

Laumeier Sculpture Park spring & Summer Classes
Art Camp is sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, art history, nature, swimming, games and fun! Camp sessions run June 6-July 29. Half-day Camp for ages 4-6, 9am-12pm. Full-day Camp for ages 6-15, 9am-3pm. Camp sessions for teens provide guided and independent work in multiple media. Extended day available for full-day camp. Acting and Visual Art Camps for ages 5-11. Spring and Summer Art Studio Classes in a variety of media are available for ages 4 to Adult. On-line registration available. 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127, www.laumeier.org. 314-615-5269.

Mad Science Summer Camps
Mad Science Summer Camps offer a unique combination of fun, hands-on activities and extended science investigations to spark the imagination of children. Through group interactions and amazing demonstrations, which focus on a daily theme, children enter into the exciting world of science. Throughout the summer, Mad Science offers weeklong full and half-day camps for ages 5-12 at 20 convenient locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Camp themes include NASA: Journey Into Outer Space; Flight Academy; Red Hot Robots; Science in Motion; and Secret Agent Lab. Like Mad Science of St. Louis on Facebook and enter the sweepstakes to win a free Mad Science birthday party! For more info call 314-991-8000 or visit online at www.madscience.org/stlouis.

Maryville University Summer Arts Institute
We offer professional instruction and experience for students ages 11 through 17, who have completed the fifth grade or higher. Regular two week sessions, June 20 – July 1 and July 11 – 22, provide unique and exciting opportunities for students to work with professional artists in fun and challenging classes of drawing, painting, metalsmithing, ceramics, sculpture, and fabric in the fully equipped studios at Maryville University, 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Photography will be offered on June 27- July 1, July 11-15, and July 18-22, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. Fees include materials and lunch. Please call (314) 529-9488.

Rocking J Ranch Spring & Summer Day Camps
HORSES? SPRING & SUMMER CAMPS & OPEN HOUSES! IN HIGH RIDGE: For you and your child. Age 3 & up ( ALL LEVELS) Open Houses: Sundays March 7 & May 16th, (2-4 pm). Meet us, Kiddy Rides, snacks. Drawing at 4pm- With enrollment, chance to Win A Trailride! Imagine riding in the beautiful foothills of High Ridge. Learn to Groom, Tack, Feed, Stall-cleaning, Trailride, and Ride in a Horseshow. Friendly Wranglers, guarantee a Memorable Experience. Camps, Lessons, Enrollment forms on website. Trailrides, Leasing, Boarding, Parties, Hayrides. Rocking J Bonfires & Parties LLC ; Rocking J Ranch; www.rocking j.com. 636-677-5107.

Shining Rivers Summer Camp
Enjoy three fun-filled weeks at the Shining Rivers Waldorf School meadow! Our unique Summer Camp in Webster Grooves provides an opportunity for children to explore new interests and take on new challenges. We’ve planned an exciting schedule of crafts, art, songs, storytelling, outdoor play and nature study. Healthy snack provided. Multi-week camp series available for ages 4-6 years from 9am-1pm. Register for one week or receive a discount for registration in 3-week series. Camp scheduled for the weeks of June 20, July 18, August 22. Contact info@shiningrivers.org or call 314-962-2129 for registration information.

YMCA Camp Lakewood
YMCA Camp Lakewood is a co-ed summer residential camp for ages 6-17,located 75 miles south of St. Louis between Potosi and Steelville, Missouri. Set admidst 5,000 beautiful woodland acres with a private 360-acre lake, Camp Lakewood is a true escape where kids discover the ultimate childhood in a safe and trusted environment. Programs at Camp Lakewood are based on the YMCA’s four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Camp Lakewood is located 75 miles from St. Louis between Potosi and Steeville, Missouri. www.camplakewood.org, 1-888-FUN-YMCA.

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