Healthy Planet 2018 Summer Camp Guide

Ackermann’s Swim Program
A Sports Facility. Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety since 1949. 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 weekly art camps for children and teens, ages 4-18, May 29-August 10. Explore hot glass, pottery wheel, metal jewelry, drawing and painting, textile design, 3-D printing, tech lab, digital photography, and more. Come for a weekly half day camp or choose a morning and afternoon camp and spend the whole day being creative! Two locations to choose from – the Delmar Loop, 6640 Delmar Blvd. and Grand Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd. in the Kranzberg Art Center. Camps are taught by artist instructors and there are Teen Intern opportunities. Before-care and After-care options. Financial aid available, underwritten by the Staenberg Family Foundation. 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 4th – August 10. Camp hours: 8:15 a.m.-12:00 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 of Missouri Summer Camps 2018
Cool off this summer at the Humane Society of Missouri camps! We’ll make a splash with games, speakers, animal interactions, dog training, cat enrichment, surgery observation, career exploration and a fieldtrip to our Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. Dive into service learning projects with other animal-loving kids who want to make a pawsitive impact for animals too! Register online now at www.hsmo.org. Early-bird discounts apply and camps fill quickly! Are you a teen between the ages 15-18 who enjoys spending time with children and is passionate about helping animals? Apply here to be a summer camp counselor! www.hsmo.org. This is a great way to earn service hours while having fun and helping a great cause!

YuCandu Art Camp
Yucandu Art Studio offers a safe and creative environment for young artists craving a variety of great projects and materials. Yucandu Art Camps are offered for Grades K thru Adult. 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. Join us for Spring Break Art Camp, Grades K -5th, March 19-22, 9am – 2pm. Yucandu is located in charming historic Webster Groves at 20 Allen Avenue, 63119. To reserve your space, go to https://www.yucandu.com/camps/ or call 314-963-4400. Yucandu also offers an open-studio, birthday parties and holiday workshops. www.yucandu.com.

Faith Academy of Montessori Summer Camp
Here at Faith we feel it’s important to maintain our Montessori philosophy of education over the summer months while mixing in informative topics, arts and crafts, exciting outings, nature walks, and swimming at the Webster University pool. This sets our summer session apart from the regular school year and provides a ‘summer vacation’ feel to the program. Our camp is made up of two week sessions of varying topics. Each session a related field trip is planned and guest speakers give presentations. Come for a wonderful balance of fun, relaxation, and learning! 314-961-1411, Faithacademyofmontessori.org.

K.A.R.E. Camp
Since 2015, Kids Who K.A.R.E. Camp has helped children and young teens volunteer in our local community. Throughout the year and in the summer, K.A.R.E. Camp engages kids in age-appropriate discussions, creates fun and memorable field trips, and provides unique, hands-on volunteering projects to inspire boys and girls to be grateful, compassionate and kind. At K.A.R.E. Camp, kids experience how their small acts make a big difference – Kindness. Action. Responsibility. Education. Because Kindness is Contagious! www.KAREcamp.com

Summer Camps At STAGES St. Louis
STAGES Performing Arts Academy offers an exciting variety of Musical Theatre camps, workshops and productions for students of all abilities, ages 3 to 18. Act, Dance and Sing all summer long. Learn new skills and techniques. Move, sing and play from shows like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Moana, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton and School of Rock, just to name a few. Be a Broadway Star, Rock the Musical, learn screen writing, scenic design and stage makeup. It’s all at STAGES Performing Arts Academy this summer! Register today at StagesStLouis.org or call 636.449.5775.

Gateway Region YMCA Day Camps
Amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others! Y Summer Day Camp provides a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, 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 — like aquatics, cooking, art, theater, science, music and so much more! Across 22 branch locations in both MO and IL, the Y runs camp weekly May 29-August 10. A small number of branches begin camps May 21. Available for ages 3-17. Full-day and some half-day camps available. Camp ages, types, schedules and prices vary by branch. Please check with your local branch for specific options.

YMCA Camp Lakewood
YMCA Camp Lakewood is an overnight summer camp for ages 6-17 that provides opportunities for enjoying outdoor experiences including water, sports, and adventure activities, learning new skills and making new friends. Whether it’s campfires, swimming, archery, climbing tower, zip line, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, kayaking or a multitude of camp games, every camper delights in waking up with a renewed sense of excitement as to what new activities each day at camp will bring. Located 90 minutes outside of St. Louis.
Register today at www.camplakewood.org or call 573-438-2155.

Wolf Camp
Spend the summer in the wild. Learn about Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, swift foxes, fennec foxes and African painted dogs. Enjoy hiking, spelunking, nature walks and more! For more information please visit our web site endangeredwolfcenter.org or call 636-938-5900.

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