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.



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 7 to August 6. Regular daily hours are 9:00am to 3:30pm. For working parents, we have extended hours from 7:30am to 5:30pm.


Challenger Learning

Center-St. Louis Summer space adventures

Experience an out-of-this-world summer camp with activities similar to what real astronauts do in training, including simulated space missions and other far-out space science activities. Several different one- and five-day camps are available starting June 15 for kids ages 6-15. New camps this summer include a one-day Astro-Tot camp for students entering 1st-3rd grade and an Underwater Expedition camp for kids ages 12 and up. Both the Underwater Expedition and Advanced Astronaut Training camps include a one-day SCUBA activity. Before- and after-care is available. All week-long camps include an Astronaut Training camp t-shirt! For more information: Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis, 205 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson, MO  63135, (314) 521-6205 or info@clcstlouis.org, www.clcstlouis.org.


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 paint and draw, explore Graphic Arts with computers 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 7 and run through August 13. Members registration begins February 16, open registration, March 15. Two locations, Delmar Loop, 314-725-1177 & Grand Ctr., 314-534-7528. www.craftalliance.org.


Gifted Resource Council summer academies

Choose from six great Summer Academies at Gifted Resource Council. Academy Americana will explore “Route 66”, while Ancient Academy re-visits Ancient Greece. 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 and More students delve into oceans, rain forests, 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 Wydown Middle School, for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Extended care is available.  Call 314-962-5920 for brochure/application. www.giftedresourcecouncil.org.




The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a variety of Summer Programs for 2010.  These are awesome animal encounters where your kids will learn about their favorite finned, furry, or feathered friends.  The animal related classes go for two or three hours and are available for ages 6 and up.  Some of the classes offered this summer include Cozy Critters & Furball Fun, Creepy Crawlers & Squiqqly Wigglies, Is Being A Vet Your Best Bet, Barn Buddy Bonanza, Tasty Treats for Pets to Eat, The Call of The Wild, and many more.  Please visit www.hsmo.org to learn more and register online.  You can also call the Humane Society’s Education Department at 314-951-1572 for information.


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 7-July 30. 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.  Half-day Shakespeare, Acting and Visual Art camp for ages 5-9, 1pm-4pm.  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 17 convenient locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Camp themes include Flight Academy; Chemicals, Cells and Crime; Claws, Codes and Constellations; 3,2,1 Blastoff!; Red Hot Robots; NASA: Journey Into Outer Space and Secret Agent Lab.  For more information, contact Mad Science at 314-991-8000 or visit our website at www.madscience.org/stlouis.


Maryville University Summer Arts Institute

We offer professional instruction and experience for students ages 10 through 16, who have completed the fifth grade or higher.  Regular two week sessions, June 14 – 25 and July 6-16, provide unique and exciting opportunities for students to work with professional artists in fun and challenging classes of drawing, painting, metal-smithing, ceramics, and sculpture in the fully equipped studios at Maryville University, 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.  Photography will be offered on June 21-25, July 6-9, and July 1-16, 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.


Saint Louis Science CTR. Summer Science Blast

Sign up for Summer Science Blast at the Saint Louis Science Center! Choose from favorites like Flight Academy and Spy Science, and new adventures like Glow’n Blow and Science Around Town. Teen camps include Great River Trek, Amazing Race, Robotics, and Mythbusting! With these programs and much more, it’s sure to be an action-packed summer of fun! Camp weekly June 7 through August 6. Camps for preK-12. Half-day, full-day, and flexible extended care options available. Call or click to get a brochure and registration form. To register by telephone,  call 314.289.4439 or 800.456.SLSC, x4439. Download catalog at slsc.org.


SCOSaG’s Super Fun Summer Camps,

provide children (K-5th) opportunity to explore the arts and outdoors with fun, creative activities in beautiful Tower Grove Park. Under the guidance of professional, degreed educators, campers enjoy the park, water play in the park fountain, the park’s summer concert series, and visiting Missouri Botanical Garden. Music, art, stories, games, free playtime, too! We encourage children to let their imaginations run free as they explore a wide range of multi-disciplinary themes… all in a nurturing environment that supports self-respect, community and diversity. 1- and 2-week camps offered: Jun7–Aug20. Saint Louis City Open Studio and Gallery: (314) 865-0060. www.scosag.org



Summer Fun at Shining Rivers in Webster Groves!  Multi-week camp series available for ages 4-6 years from 9am-1pm and for ages 6-12 years from 9am-3pm.  Register for one week or receive a discount for registration in 3-week series.  Camp scheduled for the weeks of June 22, July 20, August 17.   Program will include artistic and outdoor activities, as well as music and games.  Summer daycare also offered for remainder of summer on a full and half day basis.  Contact admissions@shiningrivers.org for registration information.


St. Louis Gym Centre

(315 W. Pacific, Webster Groves, MO 314-968-9494) located in Old Webster, offers a variety of gymnastics instruction for ages 1 to adult and Martial Arts ages 4 to adult. Two one-week full day camps and 16 half-day camps (gymnastics) will be offered as well as a summer session schedule for preschool, recreational gymnastics & martial arts. Birthday parties, playgroups and field trips are offered as well as Adult Zumba & Yoga classes. Call for a brochure or visit us online at www.stlouisgymcentre.com.


Team Central Gymnastic Academy

Presents Themed Daily 8-5 pm Day Camps, Weekly Classes, and Special Programs. (Ask about our August Busch Stadium performance for ages 3 1/2 and up.) Children ages 5 and up are invited to attend Team Central’s 8-5 pm, air conditioned camps available daily or weekly September through August on all elementary school closing dates.  Day Camps are not gymnastic focused. A variety of activities are offered including: Creative arts and crafts, sports, obstacle courses, gymnastics, movies, special guests and more. Our day camps build strength, coordination and self-esteem and are highly endorsed by schools.  Weekly gymnastic, cheerleading, tumbling & trampoline classes, field trips and birthday parties are also available for ages 16 months through teenage as well as Kids Night Out, Home School Gymnastics and special classes for children who are developmentally delayed or physically challenged called Cardinal Power Kids. Team Central is located at 2675 Metro Blvd in Maryland Hts., near Hwy 270 and Dorsett Road. Pre-registration is required for all programs.  Please call 314 291-0101 for more information or visit our website at www.teamcentral.org.



Camp Lakewood is a summer residential camp for ages 6-17, located just 75 miles south of St. Louis. We offer a traditional summer camp program as well as mini-camp, ranger, leadership development and equestrian programs. With over 34 clinics, there are a variety of activities to choose from. We emphasize caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and our staff is chosen for their maturity, skills, patience, enthusiasm and desire to be good role models. Visit our website for scholarship assistance and open house information.YMCA Camp Lakewood, 13528 State Highway AA, Potosi, MO 63664, www.camplakewood.org, 314-241-9622 or 573-438-2154.