Healthy Planet Summer Camp Guide 2020

Camp Lakewood

Ackermann’s Swim Program
Summer Swim Camp. 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

Camp Earthways
Calling all future architects and sustainability champions! Explore the built environment with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s sustainability team—the EarthWays Center. In this week-long day camp, campers will investigate sustainable building design, principles, and concepts, create their fantasy green home from the inside out, interact with architects and other green building experts from the St. Louis region, and fiscover new St. Louis sites! Contact Maggie McCoy for more information at 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 1 – August 7. 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.

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

Humane Society 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.

  • June 29 – July 3 | ages 6 – 8
  • July 6 – 10 | ages 9 – 11
  • July 13 – 17 | ages 12 – 14
  • July 27 – 31 | ages 6 – 8
  • August 3 – 7 | ages 9 – 11
  • August 10 – 14 | ages 12 – 14

 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 Sculpture Park Summer Art Camps
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 a camp setting with field day activities; weekly pool visits; gallery exhibition excursions; and treks through the Park and woodland trails. Campers (divided into groups by age) develop their artistic abilities using a variety of media and processes including drawing, painting, sculpting and more, while learning about art conservation and history inspiring new ideas to create their very own masterpiece. Help your child find their inner artist through a week immersed in art and nature! Register online: www.laumeier.org/artcamp. Register in person at Laumeier by appointment only. Contact the Education Department at 314.615.5268 or education@laumeier.org to schedule an appointment.

MJ Performing Arts Academy
MJ Performing Arts Academy is a dance and acro studio located in the heart of Webster Groves.Our motto – Building Happy, Healthy, Fit, and Confident Dancers – drives us and all of our endeavors. MJPAA offers a wide range of dance classes, including Acro, Adult Drop In Classes, Aerial Silks Dance, Ballet, Cheer, Contemporary/Modern, Dance Team Prep, Hip Hop, Ninja Hip Hop, Preschool Classes, Private Lessons, Special Needs Music & Movement, Tap, Technique, Tots on the Move, and Tumbling. Visit mjperformingartsacademy.com or call 314-968-3903 to set up a free trial class or for more information.

Notre Dame Summer Camps
Notre Dame High School is an all-girls private Catholic college preparatory high school that empowers young women to become confident, compassionate Christian leaders. Summer camp at ND offers FACS, STEM, Performing Arts, Esports and Athletic programs. Campers are invited to see how their gifts and interests can make a difference in the world around them. Sessions run May through July, with options for all grade levels. Attending summer camp at ND is a great way to get to know the campus, faculty, coaches and other future Rebels!

320 E Ripa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125
T (314) 544-1015 x1101, (314) 800-6810 
email: lkaltenbach@ndhs.net. 

Raintree School Summer Interlude
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.

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 while learning new skills and techniques. Classes include Splash Into Music, Intro to Broadway, Musical Theatre Dance, and many more! And don’t miss out on our Broadway Performance Workshops of Rock of Ages: School Edition and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. It’s all at the STAGES Performing Arts Academy this summer. Register at www.StagesStLouis.org or call 636-449-5775.

YMCA Camp Lakewood
YMCA Camp Lakewood is not just any summer camp. It’s that special time at that perfect place, with friends and memories your children? ages 6-17? will take with them throughout their lives. Help them to high-five every accomplishment and celebrate their growing independence through overnight summer camp. We offer mini, traditional, equestrian, wilderness and leadership programs, along with adventure and lake/water activities, crafts, sports, camp games, horseback riding, caving and more? New to camp? Come to an open house and tour the property, talk to staff and join in on some activities. Visit camplakewood.org or call 573-438-2155. Sessions begin May 31!

Wolf Camp
Spend your summer in the wild! Learn about Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, swift foxes, fennec foxes, African painted dogs, and more. The Endangered Wolf Center offers full-day, themed summer camp for ages six through twelve, but don’t forget to check out camp offerings for preschoolers and teenagers! For more information, please visit endangeredwolfcenter.org or call 636-938-5900.