Healthy Planet Summer Camp Guide

Camp F.R.E.S.H.
CampF.R.E.S.H.® is a summer day camp at Fontbonne University that takes kids on an interactive, hands-on journey toward better health. The camp, which emphasizes nutrition, wellness, physical exercise and creativity, is open to 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders and is hosted by Fontbonne University’s Human Environmental Sciences department. For questions, please call Mary Beth Ohlms, Camp Director at (314) 719-8083 or send an email to vlogston@fontbonne.edu.

Whether your child is interested in science, sports or theater, there is something for everyone at Chesterfield Day School’s Fun Under the Sun Summer Camp. CDS offers classes for students age 18 months to 6th grade, incorporating academic themes into a welcoming and interesting summer program. This year’s themes include: Diving Under the Sea, In The Garden, Laughing Turtle Yoga, Chess, Adventure Theatre, Lego Robotics, and Engineering and Architecture. We welcome both current CDS families and non-CDS families to spend the summer with us and experience our highly personalized approach to education and community at Chesterfield Day School.

Chesterfield Montessori School offers a quality, fun-filled summer program for children ages 2-1/2 –12. We have a beautiful facility on five acres with a large swimming pool and two tennis courts. CMS offers a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities, including swimming and tennis lessons, sports, arts and crafts, gardening and an AMI Montessori education. Enrollment is half or full day. Extended care and catered lunch are available at additional cost. Sessions run from June 2nd through August 15th. To learn more about this exceptional summer program, contact Chesterfield Montessori School at info@chesterfieldmontessori.org or (314) 469-7150.

Craft Alliance Summer Art Camps
Craft Alliance Art Centers offers fun and creative art camps for ages 4-18 in the Delmar Loop and Grand Center. One-week morning and afternoon camps and late afternoon teen camps are available June 2-August 15. Explore hot glass, pottery wheel, jewelry making, digital darkroom, textile design, cartooning and more. High school students can spend two weeks immersed in the art world in the Grand Arts Camp, in collaboration with Saint Louis University, July 21-Aug 1. Teens 15-18 can become a Summer Camp Intern and work with the younger campers and our artist instructors. Visit www.craftalliance.org for more information.

Countryside Montessori Summer Camp
Give your child a summer to remember! Countryside offers the following daily activities: pony rides, Montessori activities, 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 2nd -August 8th. 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.montessori4children.com to learn more.

Gifted Resource Council summer acadEmies
Choose from six great Summer Academies at Gifted Resource Council. Academy Americana will re-create “Colonial Times”, while Ancient Academy re-visits Ancient Greece. 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, rainforests, math, science and creative expression. Extraordin-ary 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. Before/After Care is available. Go to www.giftedresourcecouncil.org for brochure/application or call 314-962-5920.

Humane Society Summer Programs
CALLING ALL KIDS! Do you love animals? Do you want to have fun and learn lots of fantastic facts about animals? We have the perfect classes for you. Don’t worry… NO homework or tests! The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Adventures programs are three-hour “animal encounters” where you’ll learn about your favorite finned, furry or feathered friends and make a great keepsake to take home. Check out the fun and register at www.hsmo.org or call 314/951-1572. Tell all your friends! It’s a cool way to spend part of a hot, summer day!

Raintree School Summer Programs
From prairies to riverbanks, woodland to wetlands, young adventurers will see it all. Campers will go off the beaten path as they explore the wild side of our city. Whether trekking through the forest at Castlewood or running through flowering prairies at Shaw, campers will learn the science and art of our great outdoors. Raintree’s Wildlands Trek is guided by degreed and certified teachers who will help each young child explore the mysteries and magic of the outdoors. With field trips every week, special guests, art encounters, science experiments, and community service, it’s sure to be a fascinating summer at Raintree! For information visit www.raintreeschool.org.

Rocking J Ranch Summer Day Camps
HORSES? SUMMER CAMPS IN HIGH RIDGE: Children and adults (ALL LEVELS) Open House: Sunday, May 4 (2-5pm) Rain or shine! Kids ride in arena, refreshments, and a chance to win a Trail Ride for 4 worth $200 with every enrollment that day. Drawing after enrollments. 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 and 5-day camps and lessons. Enrollment form on web site. Lessons/trail rides, leasing, boarding, parties. Rocking J Bonfires & Parties LLC, www.rockingj.com.

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 23-27, Camp Olé (Spanish) is July 7-11 and July 14-18 and Camp International is July 21-25. 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 Sara Asmus (314) 533-0975 or sara.asmus@sllis.org for more information. Early bird discount ends April 5th!

Saint Louis Science Center Summer Science Blast Camps
Have a blast at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Summer Camp! Learn how to fly a real airplane, build a roller coaster or develop your very own video game! Amazing feats are everyday occurrences at Summer Science Blast! This year we are offering 8 weeks of camp for Pre-K through 10th grade. Camp opens June 2 and runs through Aug. 1. Half-day, full-day, and flexible extended care options are available for busy parents. Register online at www.SLSC.org or call with questions. Don’t forget to ask about our special discounts for members! Call (314) 289-4439 or (800) 456-SLSC x4439 or visit online at www.slsc.org.

YMCA of Greater St. Louis Day Camps
TIME TO BE A KID. For more than 130 years, Y camps have been providing kids opportunities to learn, have fun, and create lasting friendships. Y camps have something for every interest – 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 17 Y branches that offer camps. Ages 3 to 16. Camps run all summer from May 28 to August 9. Half-day and full-day camps available. Check out our DISCOUNTS! Call 314-436-1177 or register online at ymcastlouis.org.

YMCA Camp Lakewood’s summer overnight camp for kids, ages 6-17, provides an ultimate childhood experience for campers, by getting them outdoors to connect with nature, while having fun, making new friends, and learning new skills. Located only 90 minutes south of St. Louis, Camp Lakewood is home to a 360-acre lake, 5,000 acres of hills, caves, creeks, and more; creating many opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiential learning. Camp Lakewood staff and programs help campers grow into well-rounded individuals. At camp, we’re growing great kids within an incredibly fun and safe environment where they feel comfortable being their “favorite me.” www.camplakewood.org, 1-888-FUN-YMCA.

If you would like to have your camp or summer program listed in our April and May Summer Camp Guide, call 314-962-7748.