Healthy Planet Guide To Summer Camps & Programs

Ackermanns Swim Program
A Sports Facility – Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety for 65+ years. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Group swim lessons in 4 heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week sessions. Hours 9:10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drop off and Pick up at curb. Well organized program with large playground. Red Cross Certified Teaching Staff. Providing children a non-competitive, safe, teaching environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem. Visit ASPKirkwood.com

Craft Alliance Center of Art + design
Fun and creative weekly art camps for children and teens, ages 4-18, June 1-August 14. Explore hot glass, pottery wheel, metal jewelry, drawing and painting, textile design, graphics, digital photography, and more. Choose a morning and afternoon camp and spend the whole day being creative! Two locations to choose from – the Delmar Loop and Grand Center. For the 3rd year, a two-week collaborative High School Art Camp with Saint Louis University, the Grand Arts Camp, allows students in grades 9-12 to explore 6 mediums at both institutions. Camps are taught by artist instructors and there are Teen Intern opportunities. Before-care and After-care available. 314-725-1177 and www.craftalliance.org

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 1st – August 7th. 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.

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. Our Kids for Critters Camp is a week-long fun camp that will introduce your child to ‘all things animal’ in a fun, interactive setting. They’ll meet extraordinary animals, investigate animal-related careers – including veterinary medicine and rescue work, and will get to help train our shelter animals! On Wednesday, we’ll hop aboard a bus that takes us to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, Missouri to visit the rescued horses and ranch animals in our care. Animal-related games, crafts, guest speakers, service projects and hands-on activities make this a camp to remember! 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!

YuCandu Art Camp
Yucandu Art Studio offers a safe and creative environment for young artists craving self-expression and a variety of great materials. Each day, campers will warm up with sketch exercises before working on several ongoing, ambitious projects. Yucandu Art Camps are divided into grade levels: K-2nd, 1st-5th, 3rd-6th, 6th-8th, and 7th-12th. There are even some for adults. Sessions are part-time and run June thru August. Campers in grades 1st-5th and 3rd-6th also organize an end-of-the-week art show, with lemonade and cookies, while family and friends admire their work. Yucandu is located at 20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves 63119. To reserve your space, go to http://yucandu.com/wp/camps/ or call 314-963-4400. Yucandu also offers an open-studio, birthday parties and holiday workshops. www.yucandu.com.

Cub Creek Science Camp
A sleep away camp in Rolla, Missouri (only 2 hours from St. Louis). Ages 7-17. www.MOScienceCamp.com. Feed monkeys, pet kangaroos, take classes in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Care, Survival Skills, Crime Science, Zip-line, Pottery, Archery, Culinary Science, Swimming, Crafts. Air-conditioned cabins. ACA accredited. Request your Free Brochure. Animal Camp Jamaica; Seven Palms Villa; Runaway Bay, Jamaica; www.AnimalCamp Jamaica.com. Ages 14-18. 13 day program focused on marine biology and site seeing. We spend mornings in the ocean; snorkeling, kayaking, wave jumping, afternoons exploring this breath-taking Caribbean Island; including four waterfalls and Dolphin Cove. PADI Scuba certification available.

Wolf Camp
Adventures await you at the Endangered Wolf Center this summer. Campers will explore the wild world of wolves as they visit our amazing animals, experience nature hikes and fun games, make nature crafts, chat with a wolf keeper and more. The week wraps up with water day and an invitation for campers and their families to join us Thursday evening for a tour, S’mores and a trip down to howl with the wolves! This camp is sure to be one of the most unique camps in St. Louis! For more information visit www.endangeredwolfcenter.org or call 636-938-5900.

St. Michael School Tri-Art Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 08, 2015 — Friday, Jul 31, 2015
The St. Michael School of Clayton offers the Tri-Art Summer Camp run by certified teachers. All teachers are certified in first aid, CPR and AED training. The St. Michael School of Clayton Tri-Art Summer Camp is open to all children age 4 through 6th grade (by May 1, 2015) . Campers will experience the thrill of being a three sport athlete, build personal endurance, and develop sportsmanship through triathlon training. Basic fundamentals of swimming, cycling and running will be taught. The Triathlon Camp is open to all ability levels from beginner through advanced. All campers will also receive instruction from professional artists in clay (hand-building and wheel throwing), fiber art (hand and machine sewing, quilting, embroidery ad knitting) through work in our art studio and music (basic music concepts & instruments). Four two week sessions are available. For more information please call 314-721-4422 or visit stmichaelschool.org.

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

YMCA of Greater St. Louis Day Camps
Summer Starts at Y Day Camp, where kids enjoy an action-packed summer full of FRIENDS, FULFILLMENT and FUN! Y Camp provides an exciting, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, be creative, build self-confidence, gain independence and make lasting friendships. The Y offers DOZENS of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps and themed camps for every interest. Through branch locations throughout the St. Louis area, the Y runs 10 camp sessions June 1 – August 7. Some branches begin camps May 26. Camps are available for ages 3-16. Full-day and some half-day camps are available. PLEASE NOTE: Camp ages, types, schedules and prices vary by branch. Check out our DISCOUNTS! Call 314-436-1177 or register online at ymcastlouis.org.

YMCA Camp Lakewood is an overnight co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-17, situated on 5,200 wooded acres and 360-acre lake, 90 minutes south of St. Louis. While children enjoy activities of camp including zip line, climbing tower, sports, water activities, horseback riding, arts & crafts and much more, the Y also teaches the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility & Faith. 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”. For more information visit www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/camplakewood or call 314-241-9622.