Healthy Planet Summer Camp Guide

Abra-Kid-abra camps

Levitate a person five feet off the ground! 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 visit www.abrakid.com or call 314-961-6912.


Animal Camp / Cub Creek Science Camp

Cub Creek Science Camp offers the only overnight animal camp in the country.  We even have our own zoo!  We combine science, animals and traditional summer camp activities to create the most fun you’ve ever had. Imagine spending a week or more, feeding monkeys, walking llamas, training parrots and bathing miniature horses.  At the same time, enjoying all the fun of an overnight summer camp; swimming, fishing, tie dying, roasting marshmallows, shooting a bow and arrow, making crafts and singing songs.  Cub Creek offers all this.  Our kids camp combines the best aspects of a traditional overnight summer camp.  Call 573-458-2125 or visit 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 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, swimming lessons, free swim and weekly special events. Our camp will be open this year from June 11 to August 10. Regular daily hours are 9:00am to 3:30pm. For working parents, we have extended hours from 7:30am to 5:30pm. 314-822-2601, www.camppegnita.com.


Casa De Ninos Montessori Bilingual Academy

Summer & Art experience in Spanish Immersion Program set-up as two-week sessions.  We will travel through time and visit regions where famous artists lived; we will also explore their unique style. Your child will learn about art, culture, geography, colors, details, and different art techniques—ALL IN SPANISH!  Our curriculum includes music, stories, movement, and games with age appropriate practices in a perfect setting for your child to absorb the language.  The camp has been designed for children between 2-5 years old in small groups. The camp will run from 9:00-1:00 pm. Casa de Niños, 105 Lock Drive, Ballwin MO 63011-3710.  314.954.0104. www.casadeninostl.com.


Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps

Have fun in the Summer Studios 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, discover computer arts, weave with colorful yarns and create wearable art 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 4 and run through August 10. Registration begins March 19. Two locations, Delmar Loop & Grand Center.



COCA Summer Arts Camp

June 4 – August 17. Geared for students ages 3 to 18, COCA Summer Arts Camps include options for exploring theatre, dance, music, visual arts, culinary arts and more. Most camps are multidisciplinary, allowing kids and teens to combine their interests. Camps take place at COCA in University City and Creve Coeur at Whitfield School (175 South Mason Road). Select half- or full-day camps throughout 11 one-week sessions. Before and After Care available for additional fees. Camp guides and registration at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130, (314) 725-6555 or online at www.cocastl.org.


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 4th -August 10th.  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.


Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies

Choose from six great Summer Academies at Gifted Resource Council. Academy Americana will pack their wagons for the “Trail West”, while Ancient Academy re-visits Ancient Rome. ECO Academy entrepreneurs create and run an environmentally friendly business. Space Academy cadets launch their own rockets and explore the significance of robotics as they study space.  Jr. Science Searchers and Math, Marvels & 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 Crossroads College Preparatory School, for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Extended care is available. Call 314-962-5920 for brochure/application.



Humane Society Summer Programs

Children ages 6-14 will love our “Animal Adventures” Summer Classes and “Kids for Critters” week-long day camps! Kids will meet our animals, play fun games and learn all about our finned, feathered and furry friends from animal experts and guest speakers. Space is limited, register online today at www.hsmo.org/education!


Imagination Station Day Camp

Imagination Station Day Camp is designed to stimulate campers’ five senses and imagination.  Each week is a different adventure for ages 5 – 12, where weekly themes are explored through crafts, sports, talent shows, field trips, swimming, and special guests.  Held at the Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School, camp runs daily, June 4 to July 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Magical Mornings and Enchanted Afternoons are available to extend campers’ day.  For more information contact Kate Whaley with The Heights, Richmond Heights Community Center, at 314-655-3663 or kwhaley@richmondheights.org.


Lewis & Clark Institute Summer Programs

The Lewis & Clark Institute is celebrating 30 years of “getting kids excited about learning.”  The summer program for grades K to 8 offers classes in animation, cooking, ceramics, movie making, chemistry, aviation, engineering, creative writing, glass masters, Mississippi River ecology, woodworking, stained glass, fencing, and more.  The camps are offered in two, three-week long sessions. First session is June 4 – June 22.  Second session is June 25 – July 13.  Program will be at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 9 S. Bompart, Webster Groves.  Call 314-918-1400 x. 25 for brochure or visit www.lcistl.org.


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 IN HIGH RIDGE: Children and adults (ALL LEVELS) Open House: Sunday April 22 (2-4pm) meet us, kiddy Rides, snacks, and enter a drawing at 4pm (with enrollment) for a chance to win a Trail ride!  Imagine riding in the beautiful foothills of High Ridge.  Learn to groom, tack, feed, stall-cleaning, trail ride and ride in a horse show.  Friendly wranglers, guarantee a memorable experience.  1-day & 5-day camps & lessons.  Enrollment form on web site.  Trail rides, leasing, boarding, parties, hay rides.  Rocking J Bonfires & Parties LLC, www.rockingj.com. 636-677-7771.


St. Louis Language Immersion School’s Summer Camps

Immerse your child into language and culture this summer at The St. Louis Language Immersion School’s Summer Camps. Camp Voilá (French) is June 25-29, Camp Ni Hao (Chinese) is July 9-13, Camp Tomodachi (Japanese) is July 16-20, and Camp Olé (Spanish) is July 16-20 and July 23-27. Explore a different language and culture each week with fun games, crafts, music, activities and field trips. Camps are from 9am-4pm daily with before and aftercare available. Registration forms online at www.sllis.org or contact Anne Carr (314) 533-2001 or anne@sllis.org for more information. Early bird discount ends March 31st!


St. Louis Science Center Summer Science Blast

Get ready to have a blast! Sign up for Summer Science Blast at the Saint Louis Science Center and find amazing summer adventures. Learn to fly a real airplane. Design and build your own robot. Master the Segway. Explore the science behind cooking and more! For 2012 we are offering a full summer of our popular early childhood programs! Camp opens June 4 and runs through August 3. We offer camps for ages 4-18. Halfday, fullday, and flexible extended care options. Online registration available! Call (314)-289-4439 or   http://www.slsc.org/Just4Kids/SummerScienceBlast.aspx to get a brochure.



St. Louis Sports Camps

Driven by our passion for kids and sports, we would like to introduce you to K.I.D.S. summer camps held inside the St. Louis Sports Center. The acronym K.I.D.S stands for keeping in-shape during summer, and that is what our professional staff does best.  Staying active through sports promotes healthy lifestyles and confidence in children. We will introduce and teach various sports throughout our eight weeklong sessions. Campers will participate in sports like baseball, basketball, flag football, floor hockey, as well as many others.  This is a camp for athletes of all skill levels, and ages will range from 6 to 14. To learn more visit www.stlsportscenter.com or call 314-352-9920.


YMCA of Greater St. Louis Day Camps

Few environments are as special and memorable as Y day camps, providing kids opportunities to learn, have fun, and create lasting friendships.  The Y offers camps for all interests, from traditional outdoor camps to dozens of “specialty” camps involving exciting adventures and themes, sports, games, arts, dance, and much more. Sign up at any one of 16 Y branches throughout the region that offer camps—appropriate for ages 3 to 16. The camp’s 10 sessions run May 29 to August 6. Half-day and full-day camps are available.  Sign up by March 31, and receive 10% off one week of camp.For information visit www.ymcastlouis.org/metropolitan-office/branches. Phone: 314-436-1177


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.  www.camplakewood.org, 1-888-FUN-YMCA.