2019 Summer Camp Guide

Ackermann’s Swim Programs
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
Staenberg Summer Camps at Craft Alliance are fun weekly Art classes for children and teens, ages 4-18 during May 28 – August 9, 2019. Explore and engage in clay, metal, glass, textiles, drawing, painting and more! Art camps are located at 6640 Delmar Boulevard. To fit your creative schedule, we offer one-week camps, morning and afternoon with an option to have Before-Care, Lunch-Care, and After-Care. Art camps are taught by Craft Alliance Faculty and are assisted by our Teen Intern program. Financial aid is available, please visit craftalliance.org for more information.

Calling all cool planet kids! July 8–12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Come explore the built environment with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s sustainability team‚ the EarthWays Center. In this camp, campers will investigate sustainable building design, principles, and concepts as they create their fantasy green home, interact with architects and other green building experts from the St. Louis region, and hop aboard public transportation to discover new St. Louis sites! The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District makes this program available at a lower cost to participants; a limited number of scholarships may be available. Recommended for grades 5–8. Contact Maggie McCoy for more information at email mmccoy@mobot.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 3 – August 9. 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.

Dierbergs Summer Cooking Camps
Get Sizzlin’ this summer. Whether your kids want to develop cooking skills or whip up an awesome menu, we have a camp for them. 3-day camps:

  1.  IT’S TOO HOT OUTSIDE! Grades 2nd-5th. Take a break from the heat this summer and chill out with a cool cooking class.  There’s a lot of fun to be had in the kitchen during the dog days of summer!
  2. SWEET-I-LIOUS! CAKES, CUPCAKES, & COOKIES – Grades 2nd-8th. It’s time to mix up, bake, and decorate a big batch of fun! You can’t go wrong with the three C’s of baking: cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. You’ll add your own artistic touches with decorations galore, and take home your masterpieces to share.
  3. CHEF IN-TRAINING – Grades 5th-8th.

If you’re dreaming of joining the culinary world, it’s time to build your cooking confidence. Learn the tricks and tips for whipping up delicious recipes in the kitchen. They’re fun to make and delicious to eat!

Visit Dierbergs.com to view all camp listings and to register. Registration begins April 9.

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

Kids for Critters Camps
We will celebrate ALL animals, all week long as we engage in fun, interactive games and activities, meet animal experts and ambassadors and put our compassion into action through service projects that benefit animals. Embark on a scavenger hunt in our shelter, explore animal-related careers, become a Jr. humane officer, observe surgery, make animal enrichment toys, decorate kennels and much, much more! Campers will have many opportunities to interact with our shelter animals and guest animals. Popular activities include training and reading to our shelter dogs and socializing shelter kittens and cats. These activities provide enrichment and socialization for them as they await their life-long loving homes. A highlight of our week-long camp is our day-long fieldtrip on Wednesday to our Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union, MO where we enjoy a wagon ride around the sanctuary and get up close and personal with our beloved Barn Buddies and their fellow farm animal friends who have been rescued and rehabilitated by our loving staff. Camps run Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm.  After-care options are available. July 8-12 (ages 6-8 yrs). July 15-19 (ages 9-11 yrs). July 22-26 (ages 12-14 yrs) 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/summer-camp This is a great way to earn service hours while having fun and helping a great cause!

Laumeier Summer Art Camp and Teen Art Program
Laumeier offers one-week themed Summer Art Camps in half-day morning sessions for ages 4–6 and full-day sessions for ages 6–12. Participants learn about art in an outdoor studio with field day activities; weekly pool visits; gallery exhibition excursions; and treks through the Park. New this year, the Teen Art Program for ages 13–17, hosts three two-week sessions for teens interested in further developing their artistic skills and knowledge through hands-on application and mentorship. Help your child find their inner artist through a week immersed in art and nature! Summer Art Camps are taught by local experienced Artist-Instructors. All materials are provided, and each camper receives an exclusive Art Camp t-shirt.
Visit www.laumeier.org/healthyplanet for information.

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.

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.

YMCA Camp Lakewood is a co-ed, 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