March 5, 2022


by: admin


Tags: area, camps, Guide, Louis, Parenting, Summer


Categories: Special Needs Parenting

Your information to summer season camps within the St. Louis space | Parenting

These are just some of the camps offered in the area. Many of these camps have multiple dates and sessions for other ages not listed here. The camps listing is done in partnership with

Sam Schopp, 7, at left, and his sister, Claire Schopp, 9, from Wildwood, are skeptical of a magic trick performed by Dan Davis at the Abra-Kid-Abra magic camp booth at the Summer Camp Expo at Parkway West High School in Ballwin in February 2020. 

Abra-Kid-Abra Camps

Abra-Kid-Abra camps are day camps. Some are full day, typically 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Others are half day.

803 Lafayette Avenue.; 314-961-6912

Levitations Magic Camp at Abra-Kid-Abra • Combines the fun of Levitations and Animations Magic Camp with on-site fun of inflatables. June 6-10. Ages 5-12, $197.

Magic Mystery Camp • Create, perform and direct your own show. June 13-17. Ages 5-12, $197.

Aim Field Hockey Summer Camp

Aim Field Hockey hosts two sessions of summer camp for girls in grades 1 through 12.

10910 Manchester Road.; 314-394-0880

People are also reading…

Junior Prep Camp • Field hockey camp for rising first to eighth graders. July 18-21. Ages 6-14, $175.

High School Prep Camp • Field Hockey camp for rising ninth to 12th graders. July 18-21. Ages 14-18, $235.

Annie’s Hope — The Center for Grieving Kids

Annie’s Hope provides comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving a death.

1333 West Lockwood Avenue, Suite 104.; 314-965-5015

Camp Courage • Camp Courage is a four-night grief camp. June 6-10. Ages 6-11, Free

Camp Courage — Teens • This four-night grief camp is for teens. June 13-17. Ages 12-18, Free

Ballwin Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Most camps are held at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons.

1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin.; 636-227-8950

Day Camp Week 1 • Ballwin Day Camps meet every week throughout the summer. Each week features unique themes, field trips and activities as well as a visit to North Pointe Aquatic Center and the Pointe’s Indoor Pool. June 6-10. Ages 5-10, $140.

Explorers Camp • Do you love the outdoors and want to perfect your outdoor skills? June 6-10. Ages 7-13, $140.

Big River Running Cross Country Camp

Running camp for sixth through 12th graders.

13969 Manchester Road.; 636-394-5500

Big River Cross Country Camp • Running camp for sixth through 12th graders. July 25-29. Ages 11-17, $100.

Bobby McCormack's basketball camp

Boys shoot baskets at Bobby McCormack’s Basketball Camp at St. Louis Priory School in 2018. 

Bobby McCormack’s Basketball Camp

This camp gives campers the opportunity to focus on improving their shooting skills.

1071 Purcell Avenue.; 314-606-5370

Week 1 • Emphasis is placed on technique, footwork, shooting drills, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, shooting games, free throw shooting, and post/perimeter shooting. May 31-June 3. Ages 6-14, $190.


BOLD@Olin is a one-week residential program through the Olin Business School for rising junior and senior female students eager to learn more about business and leadership.

1 Brookings Drive.; 314-935-2217

BOLD@Olin • A one-week program for high school women interested in business. July 17-23. Ages 15-18, $750.

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America day and twilight camps for boys and girls ages 7-11 with a focus on fun, adventure, outdoor activities and character development. Camps are held in various locations.

4568 West Pine Boulevard.; 314-361-0600

Larson Park Day Camp • Chemistry day camp with activities such as archery, BB guns, STEM, games and more. June 6-10. Ages 7-11, $90.

Castlewood State Park Day Camp • Drop-off and pick-up Geared Up Robotics Day Camp with activities such as archery, BB guns, STEM, games and more. June 20-24. Ages 7-11, $125.

Boys and Girls Club camp

D’Aura Tatum, 12, holds up a sign she made for a march by members of the Civic Engagement summer camp of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis that gathered at the memorial to Michael Brown on Canfield Drive in Ferguson in 2020. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Boys & Girls Clubs is planning to have summer day camp in several locations across Missouri and Illinois.

2901 North Grand Boulevard.; 314-335-8000

Boys and Girls Club — Bethalto • June 6-July 29. Ages 6-16, $605.

Boys and Girls Club — O’Fallon Park • June 13-Aug. 5. Ages 6-16, $300.

Boys and Girls Club — Hazelwood East High School at Teen Center of Excellence • June 13-Aug. 5. Ages 13-18, $25.

Bricks 4 Kidz-St. Louis-Kirkwood summer camp

Campers work on a project at Bricks 4 Kidz’s Kirkwood camp. 

Bricks 4 Kidz — St. Louis

STEM camps for children ages 4-12. LEGO building, Robotics, Minecraft, Video Game Design, Star Wars, Pokemon, Disney Characters.

1840 Sparks Court, Wildwood.; 314-930-9535

Minecraft Gaming • Learn Minecraft and learn to be great at Minecraft for grades K-5. June 6-10. Ages 5-11, $160.

Pokémon-Pocket Brick Monsters • Build Pokemon figures and more from LEGOs. June 13-17. Ages 4-11, $160.

Camp Barnabas

At Camp Barnabas, people with special needs and chronic illnesses embrace life to reach their fullest potential at camp.

P.O. Box 3200, Springfield, Mo.; 417-476-2565

Legend • This week serves individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or autism. June 5-10. Ages 18-99, $1,500.

Adventurers • This week serves individuals with physical disabilities. June 26-July 1. Ages 18-99, $1,500.

Camp Ben Frankel

Coed, overnight, Jewish summer camp for children ages 7-17 located two hours south of St. Louis in Southern Illinois.

3419 West Main Street, Belleville.; 618-235-1614

Camp Ben Frankel (4 week overnight session) • June 19-July 17. Ages 6-17, $4,750.

Camp Ben Frankel (Rookie Session) • June 19-July 3. Ages 6-11, $2,850.

Camp Invention

A confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships.

3701 Highland Park NW, North Canton, Ohio.; 234-285-0237

Camp Invention Lindenwood University • Led by certified local educators, these camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities. June 27-July 1. Ages 6-11, $245.

Camp Invention Mesnier Primary School in Affton • Led by certified local educators, these camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities. July 11-15. Ages 5-11, $245.

Camp Localhost

Gaming and esports camps for ages 9-17 where campers learn valuable life skills through video games.

83 Brentwood Promenade Court, Brentwood.

Esports & Video Game Day Camp (Week 1) • A fun and educational video game and esports camp where campers learn valuable life skills through on-screen and off-screen activities. June 13-17. Ages 9-13, $249.

Camp Magic House

Make your child’s summer magical with a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience for children ages 5 to 13.

516 South Kirkwood Road.; 314-288-8900

Amazing Artists • Ready, set, CREATE. June 6-10. Ages 5-6, $150.

Super Scientists • It’s BIG fun for smaller scientific explorers. July 11-15. Ages 5-6, $150.

Camp Magic House and Camp MADE for Kids

The Magic House in Kirkwood and MADE for Kids both offer summer camp options for kids.

Camp Magic House @ MADE

Make your child’s summer magical with a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience for children ages 5 to 13.

5127 Delmar Boulevard.; 314-328-0561

Maker Camp • Ready, set, MAKE. June 6-10. Ages 6-8, $250.

Tech Camp • Explore and innovate with new technologies in a full-day Tech Camp. July 18-22. Ages 8-11, $250.

Camp Manitowa

Camp Manitowa offers a great camp experience close to home.

P.O. Box 16613, St. Louis.; 314.348.6412

Camp Indigo Point • One-week camp for LGBTQ+ youths in grades second-11th. June 12-18. Ages 7-16, $575.

Smoky Mountain Adventure Trip • One-week trip to the Smoky Mountains for ninth graders. June 19-25. Ages 13-14, $1,750.

Camp Ondessonk

Camp Ondessonk is a residential youth camp that provides summer camp programs for children ages 8-17 years old. Camp Ondessonk focusing on providing exceptional outdoor programming, including horseback riding, archery, canoeing and more.

3760 Ondessonk Road, Ozark, Ill.; 618-695-2489

Mini Camp COED S1 • Mini Campers receive nearly constant guidance from staff while boating, swimming, riding ponies and more. May 30-June 1. Ages 8-10, $339.

Hike, Bike, Paddle and Climb S2 • This “sampler” offers a bit of each adventure, including backpacking, mountain biking, rock camp and river adventure. June 6-12. Ages 12-16, $599.

Camp Wartburg

Hailey Krus, 9, plays archery tag at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo in 2019. Camp Wartburg offers a variety of activities to campers, including swimming, canoeing and a high ropes course. 

Camp Wartburg

Camp Wartburg is a Christian camp where children K-12 can spend a week or more of fun and fellowship doing a variety of activities — archery, canoeing, high ropes, creek walking, campfires and more.

5705 LRC Road, Waterloo.; 618-939-7715

Shepherding Sheep Half-Week Session • A great opportunity for children and adults with disabilities. May 30-June 1. Ages 10-70, $250.

Survival-Treehouse • Archery, canoeing, swimming and more await. June 5-7. Ages 10-15, $360.

Paintball • Archery, canoeing, swimming and more await. June 5-7. Ages 11-15, $545.

CBC Summer Academy

Enjoy a premier summer experience for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys held in the theater, classrooms, science labs, art studios and sports facilities of Christian Brothers College High School.

1850 De La Salle Drive.; 314-985-6095

CBC Summer Academy • Summer camp for boys in sixth, seventh or eighth grades. June 6-9, June 13-16, June 20-23. Ages 11-14, $285 a week.

Central Institute for the Deaf

CID offers two theme-based summer programs for children who are deaf and hard of hearing ages 2 to 15.

825 South Taylor Avenue.; 314-977-0195

Extended School Year • A four-week program for students who are deaf and hard of hearing featuring speech, language and academic instruction. June 6-30. Ages 2-12, Free

Superhero Adventures • One-week art and creative writing enrichment program for students who are deaf and hard of hearing using listening and spoken language. June 6-10. Ages 6-12, $225.

Challenger Learning Center — St. Louis

Kaley Figueroa, 6, at left, and her sister Kaitlyn Figueroa, 3, of Ballwin, try out the Spiro robot at the Challenger Learning Center booth at a summer camps fair in February 2020.

Challenger Learning Center

Weeklong virtual space and engineering camps for ages 6 to 15.

205 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson.; 314-521-6205

Drone Explorers • Learn to program a real drone that’s yours to keep. June 20-24. Ages 12-18, $220.

Astronaut Training Camp-Moon • Astronauts-in-training complete STEM projects and go on simulated space missions to the moon. June 20-24. Ages 10-12, $250.

Chesterfield Athletic Club

Featuring tennis, swimming, Zumba, soccer, karate, fitness, and arts and crafts.

16625 Swingley Ridge Road, Chesterfield.; 636-532-9992

All Star Kids Camp • Great camp for kids 5-12. June 6-10, plus other weeks. Ages 5-12, $265.

City of Bridgeton Parks and Recreation

Municipality-sponsored camps for children ages 5-15.

4201 Fee Fee Road, Bridgeton.; 314-739-5599

Day Camp Session 1 • Outdoor traditional day camp. June 13-17, plus other weeks. Ages 5-12, $100.

Teen Camp Session 4 • Field trip camp for teens. July 18-20, plus other weeks. Ages 12-15, $115.

City of Sunset Hills

The Sunset Hills Parks and Recreation Department offers fun and an enjoyable experience for children 5-12 years old.

3939 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills.; 314-849-3400

Day Camp Week 1 • May 30-June 3, plus other weeks with field trips. Ages 5-12, $120.


Guest instructor Kunama Mtendaji teaches students how to use west African drums during the “Where in the World” summer camp at COCA.

COCA Summer Arts Camps

With hundreds of camps and a variety of options, COCA offers summer arts camp experiences that meet your family’s needs.

6880 Washington Avenue.; 314-561-4898

In the Garden • Learn about growing things. May 31-June 3. Ages 4-5, $132.

Movie Magic • Make movies. May 31-June 3. Ages 11-13, $144.

Comic Books & Graphic Novels • Learn about comic books. June 6-10. Ages 8-10, $165.

Clones, Aliens & Jedi • Unique and fun-filled summer arts camp taught by COCA’s professional artists and teachers. June 13-17. Ages 6-7, $165.

Circus COCA • Circus arts camp. June 21-24. Ages 8-10, $132.

Stage Makeup 2 • The art of using stage makeup. June 25-29. Ages 12-18, $185.

Code Ninjas O’Fallon Summer Camp

Code Ninjas offers in-person camps great for beginners and experienced kids ages 7-14 with a mix of on-screen and offscreen learning and fun.

2955 Highway K, O’Fallon, Mo.; 636-851-9634

Intro to Roblox Development Week 1 (Morning) • Learn the basics of game building in your own 3D Roblox worlds. No experience required. June 6-10. Ages 7-14, $189.

Become a YouTuber Week 7 (Afternoon) • Develop your YouTuber skills and work in a team to create and customize a shared YouTube channel complete with unique channel art, video thumbnails, uploads and more. July 18-22. Ages 8-14, $189.

Community School — Community Camps

Choose from a variety of camps, including half-day and full-day options.

900 Lay Road.; 314-991-0005

Frolicking Into Fairytale Land • Uncover a world of magic, wonder, princes and princesses, castles and dragons, giants and talking animals. June 6-10. Ages 4-7, $205.

En Passant Chess Club Summer Camp • Students will learn how to play chess, as well as higher level concepts and strategies for more experienced players. This is a great camp for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills while having fun playing. June 21-24. Ages 5-13, $164.

Skateboarding Camp • Students will be sawing, filing, sanding and designing their own professional skateboard decks as well as learning how to ride a wide variety of skateboards. July 11-15. Ages 8-13, $205.

Complete Harmony

Mindfulness and yoga camp for kids ages 5-13 focusing on mindfulness and yoga using art, music, and fun.

3520 Greenwood Boulevard, Maplewood.; 314-649-0108

Kids Mindfulness and Sensory Camp • Aug. 1-5. Ages 5-7, $255.

Art, Mindfulness and Yoga • Aug. 8-12. Ages 8-12, $255.

Proud to be Me! • Aug. 15-19. Ages 8-12, $255.

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

Early drop-off and late pickup available.

465 North Taylor Avenue.; 314-564-1477

CKDC Kids Dance and Cart Camp: Movement Meditation Camp • July 18-22. Ages 6-13, $300.

CKDC Kids Dance and Cart Camp: Contemporary and Modern Camp • July 25-29. Ages 6-13, $300.

Crayola camp

Crayola Summer Arts Academy students work on a project.

Crayola Imagine Arts Academy

Camp teaches your child art concepts and techniques, but with a twist. Counselors strive to broaden their understanding of the world and sharpen their critical thinking skills by focusing on art as a problem-solving tool, as a career path, as a way to understand different places and cultures, and more.

8420 Olive Boulevard, Suite R.; 314-991-8000

Crayola Wild World at SLU • Learn about lions, elephants, sharks and more, and find out how wildlife conservationists are working to protect species around the globe. Experiment with a variety of art techniques, and use Crayola products to create animal-inspired art projects, from frog paintings to polar bear sculptures. Let your creativity run wild, and bring your handiwork home to build a menagerie of animal-themed masterpieces. June 6-10. Ages 5-12, $175.

Crayola Artblazers at the Lodge Des Peres • Discover the inspiring artworks and artists who have changed the world of art, and the world as we know it — from Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits to Keith Haring’s street art. Experiment with art techniques, and use Crayola art supplies to express your ideas. July 18-22. Ages 5-12, $211.

Des Peres Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Des Peres Parks and Recreation offers 50 sessions of camp over 11 weeks to keep your kids active and engaged all summer long.

1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres.; 314-835-6150

Junior Lifeguard Camp • Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a lodge lifeguard? Stop wondering and give it a try with the Junior Lifeguard Camp. June 6-10. Ages 10-14, $158.

American Girl Doll Camp — Fashion Week • Bring your favorite American Girl doll and enjoy a summer camp filled with crafts, games, a tea party and a movie/pajama day. June 6-10. Ages 5-11, $180.

Pickleball Camp • Boys and girls are invited to try the fastest-growing sport in United States. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. June 6-10. Ages 7-16, $200.

Larry Hughes Basketball Academy • The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy is the premier basketball training organization in St. Louis. June 13-17. Ages 5-16, $200.

Dream Big Career Camp

The Dream Big program strives to empower college and technical school-bound youths with disabilities to dream big about their future.

133 South 11th Street, Suite 500.; 314-588-7090

Dream Big Career Camp: Virtual • College and career exploration camp for high school students with disabilities and IEPs. June 6-10. Ages 14-21, $100.

Dubois Center

Creek walks, archery, campfire cookouts, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hayrides, crafts, horseback riding and more.

2651 Quarry Road, DuBois.; 618-787-2202

Settler • A great program to be a full-week camper, for the first time. June 5-7. Ages 8-10, $525.

Discovery • Young ones get to experience their first part week of camp. June 5-7. Ages 6-8, $260.

Survivor • A camp for those who absolutely love the outdoors. June 19-24. Ages 13-17, $525.

Horsin’ Around • A week full of adventure with horses: riding, bonding and learning. June 26-July 1. Ages 10-12, $570.

Explore St. Louis Summer Camp

This day camp’s mission is to provide campers the opportunity to explore St. Louis through different events, exhibits and field trips outside of their neighborhoods.

11520 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 101-102, Bridgeton.; 314-884-1486

The Explore St. Louis Summer Camp • A great, fun-filled educational camp for kids 5-13. May 30-June 3, and continuing for nine weeks. Ages 5-13, $150 a week.

EYC Academy

Academic Tutoring and School Credit Recovery, ages 6-18 get one-to-one coaching from certified teachers to catch up or advance skills — including languages.

13718 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield.; 636-220-3344

Catch Up on Math! • Make sure your student has the skills from last school year to be successful next year. June 6-10, plus other weeks. $249.

Catch Up on Reading! • Make sure your student has the skills from last school year to be successful next year. June 6-10, plus other weeks. $249.

Catch Up on Science! • Make sure your student has the skills from last school year to be successful next year. June 6-10 plus other weeks. $249.

Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club

Camp offers two 40-minute workshops per week in the areas of reading, writing, math and science plus daily swimming lessons with certified life guards as well as sports, fitness, recreation (including basketball), character and social skills development.

2524 South 11th Street.; 314-772-5661

Gene Slays Girls and Boys Club Summer Camp (Soulard Campus or Dutchtown Campus) • Nine weeks of summer fun and recreation. Cost (for nine-week program): Sliding fee scale; scholarship assistance available. June 6-Aug. 5. Ages 6-16, payment can range from $20 to $120.

Gifted Resource Council Summer Academies

Gifted Resource Council offers summer programs for bright and talented students in a variety of fun and engaging subjects.

357 Marshall Avenue, Suite 6.; 314-962-5920

Math, Marvels & More • Hands-on math, science and creative expression. June 13-24. Ages 5-8, $525.

Ancient Academy: Greek Social Life: City States, Sculptures & Socrates • Campers will dig into the art, politics and mythology of Ancient Greece. June 27-July 8. Ages 9-14, $525.

GRC’s Space Academy: Science Fiction or Science Fact? • Campers will explore space through the lens of sci-fi vs. fact with fun, hands-on projects. June 27-July 8. Ages 7-11, $525.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Camping for girls in grades pre-K through 12th grade.

2300 Ball Drive.; 314-590-2300

Pedal Power • Explore Camp Cedarledge from the seat of your bike. June 12-17. Ages 6-9, $375.

Broadway Blast • Time for the spotlight, Girl Scouts. June 12-17. Ages 10-16, $375.

Bits and Bridles • A two-week equestrian adventure takes learning to the next level for equestrian campers. June 12-July 24. Ages 11-13, $600.

Junior Extreme Trail Rider • Explore the trails of Camp Cedarledge on horseback. June 26-July 1. Ages 8-9, $410.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Day camp for girls grades K-12 providing opportunities to try new things, build skills and make friends.

4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon.; 618-692-0692

Bestie Base Camp • Are you a trailblazer in search for a new summer adventure or friends that love the outdoors as much as you do? June 12-17. Ages 10-18, $520.

Rawhide Ranch • Do you love horses? Have you ever wanted to live on a ranch? Then this is your chance. June 12-17. Ages 10-18, $550.

Girls Inc. of St. Louis

The programs and services of Girls Inc. are designed to encourage girls to try new things, build their skills and knowledge and prepare them for the future in exciting and innovative ways.

3801 Nelson Drive.; 314-385-8088

Operation SMART-Science • This camp develops girls’ enthusiasm for and skills in science, through hands-on interactive activities through observation and experimentation. June 6-July 29. Ages 5-16, $550.

Economic Literacy • Girls will learn how to manage, invest and save money. They will also develop skills to becoming financially savvy. June 6-July 29. Ages 7-16, $550.

Good Journey’s Summer Leadership Academy

Summer Leadership Academy is a cultural experience that gives young community builders the opportunity to express themselves through art, science and technology, gardening, media, social justice organizing and more.

5046 Vernon Avenue.; 314-229-9079

Summer Leadership Academy • June 6-July 22. Ages 9-16, $225.

Summer Leadership Academy/Bustani Ya Upenda (garden) • Youths learn about gardening and participate in caring for and harvesting food. June 7-July 19. Ages 9-16, $225.

JCC camps

Lifeguard Phil Tso tosses a camper at the end of swim lessons at the JCC outdoor pool.

J Day Camps

The J Day Camps feature the activities kids love most — swimming, sports and arts for ages 3-12

2 Millstone Campus Drive.; 314-442-3423

Nat koplar • Preschool camp general activities including swim lessons. June 6-Aug. 12. Ages 3-4, $250.

Baer • Camp general activities including swim lessons. June 6-17. Ages 5-7, $250.

Baer Focus • Camp general activities including swimming. June 6-17. Ages 8-11, $260.

Baer Adventure • Camp general activities swimming. June 6-17. Ages 12-14, $260.

Kirkwood Summer Media Camp

Campers explore 21st century journalism and tell stories through a variety of mediums.

801 West Essex Avenue, Kirkwood.; 314-213-6100 Ext. 1415

KHS Summer Media Camp • May 31-June 2. Ages 8-13, $150.

Little Medical School

Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way.

707 North New Ballas, Creve Coeur.; 314-279-1948

Wilderness Medicine • Be prepared for the great outdoors. June 13-17. Ages 5-11, $300.

Little Veterinarian School — Dog • Become a veterinarian. June 27-July 1. Ages 5-11, $150.

Be a Crime Solver — Forensics • Become a Forensic Investigator. Aug. 1-5. Ages 9-15, $150.

LOGOS School — Summer Intensive Program

LOGOS Summer Intensive Program is an opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to experience this unique therapeutic and academic program.

9137 Old Bonhomme Road.; 314-997-7002, Ext. 116

Summer Intensive Program • June 6-July 14. Ages 11-20, $3,000.

Mad Science camp

A girl avoids detection in a Secret Agent Lab Camp at the Parkway United Preschool’s Mad Science camp. 

Mad Science Summer Camps

Unique science summer programming that delivers hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.

8420-R Olive Boulevard.; 314-991-8000

Mad Science Little Green Thumbs at Manchester Parks and Recreation • Campers will learn about plants by dissecting seeds, making leaf rubbings and creating frameable fruit and veggie prints. May 31-June 3. Ages 3-5, $162.

Mad Science Secret Agent Lab at St. Charles Community College • Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. June 6-10. Ages 5-11, $230.

Mad Science Underground Explorers at Edwardsville YMCA • Kids learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long lost cities. June 6-9. Ages 5-7, $165.

Maryville Science and Robotics Program

Summer STEM program for students.

650 Maryville University Drive.; 314-281-1120

Building Blocks and Bots • Students will learn the basics of buildings that are stable while having fun. They will experiment with a variety of robots that can crash their buildings down or improve their design. July 11-15. Ages 5-6, $195.

Survival Architecture • Natural disasters are increasing and every architect must design structures to withstand them. Within a MakerSpace setting, students will build, test and rebuild their creations in simulated conditions. The ground will shake, the rivers will swell and the winds will howl. Will their structures be the ones to survive? July 11-15. Ages 9-12, $195.

Lights! Camera! Action! • Star in your own movie? In, “Lights, Cameras …Green Screen,” the sky’s the limit. Using imagination, animation and green screen technology, students will turn story ideas into high quality animated, live-action or hybrid videos. July 11-15. Ages 7-8, $225.


MathJam offers a variety of challenging and interactive two-week summer sessions for students ages 10-13 to explore puzzles and programming, logic and other math concepts. Elements coursework offers studies in advanced mathematics, based on the Elements of Mathematics series, to highly talented middle school students.

Two City Place, Suite 200.; 314-842-5968

Logic Bootcamp • Acceptance into the Elements program as a first-year student is required to join this camp. June 6-10. Ages 10-13, $275.

MathJam22 Session 1 • Students experience two unique courses in grade cohorts across two weeks. June 13-24. Ages 10-13, $395.

Mathnasium of Wildwood

Prevent summer learning loss and prepare the next school year.

2446 Taylor Road, Wildwood.; 636-875-1175

Math Summer Workouts • Startin May 31. Ages 5-18, $777.

Metro Theater Company Summer Camps

Grand Theater Camp explores acting and auditioning techniques, as well as stage combat, improvisation and more. Creative arts camps for drama, visual arts, creative movement and music are also available.

3311 Washington Avenue.; 314-932-7414 Ext. 110

Grand Theater Camp: Middle School Week 1 • Acting and improvisation techniques, stage combat and more. June 6-10. Ages 11-14, $320.

Grand Theater Camp: Advanced Middle • Advanced acting and improvisation techniques, stage combat, master classes and more. June 20-July 1. Ages 11-14, $595.

Creative Arts Camp: Week 2 • A summer arts experience for young people. Aug. 1-5. Ages 7-11, $260.

MICDS Summer Camps

Three camps — Pegasus, Rams Sports Camps and Eliot Summer Academy now featuring the Global Online Academy — offer a variety of activities for children in grades K-12.

101 North Warson Road.; 314-995-7450 Ext. 7677

Boys Baseball Camp • This camp will focus on the fundamental game of baseball. Each camper should bring their own glove, helmet and bat but there is equipment for borrowing. May 31-June 3. Ages 6-7, $150.

Dance Camp for 7th & 8th Graders • The camp will focus on hip-hop, jazz and contemporary dance for rising seventh- and eighth-grade students. Camp will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students will learn technique with a special focus on turns and leaps. This camp is geared toward beginning to intermediate dancers. June 6-10. Ages 12-14, $150.

Project Missouri Youth Lacrosse Academy • Campers get a week of skill development, small-sided games and scrimmaging. Led by MICDS Hall of Fame Head Coach Andy Kay, his staff and former players, this camp is for new and veteran players. June 6-9. Ages 4-13, $200.

Midwest Children’s Burn Camp

A weeklong residential camp for young people ages 6 to 17 who have survived burn injury or smoke inhalation.

6220 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Suite 203.; 314-939-1550

Midwest Children’s Burn Camp • A weeklong overnight camp for young people ages 6 to 17 who have survived burn and smoke inhalation injury. July 31-Aug. 7. Ages 6-17, Free

OneCity Stories

Youths ages 14-17 will develop the power of their activist voices in print, podcasts, film to create change for tomorrow. Scholarships available.

1 University, 302 Marillac Hall.; 314-516-5578

OneCity Stories • A three-week writing opportunity for high school youths to develop their activist voices with community partners at UMSL. June 13-July 1. Ages 14-17, $450.

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed

Make a splash, unleash your imagination, discover nature, explore new experiences and get out and play this summer in 200+ full-day and half-day programs.

1401 Froesel Drive, Ellisville.; 636-891-6644

Adventure Club On the Move — Making Waves • Creeks, pools, lakes and streams — all will be explored. Whether kids are swimming or sliding through the H2O, wet is what they’ll be. June 6-10. Ages 8-11, $279.

Dig It Volleyball Camp • Whether you are learning to play or want to learn more about the game, this is the camp for you. Boys and girls welcome. June 6-9. Ages 8-11, $99.

Art Attack • This fast-paced class will get the next great artist moving from project to project. Art projects are designed to be completed quickly and many times messy. June 21-24. Ages 6-11, $55.

Boom! Chemical Reactions • You might have to go outside for this one so you don’t set off any alarms. From chemical reactions to investigating sound waves, this camp will experiment with all things boom. July 11-15. Ages 11-13, $119.

Pianos for People

Campers learn the notes on the grand staff at summer camp at Pianos for People’s Cherokee Street location. 

Pianos for People Summer Piano Camp

Free piano camps for kids age 7-15.

3138 Cherokee Street.; 314-285-5852

Beginner Group Piano Camp • Introductory camp for kids age 7-10. June 6-10. Free.

Beginner Group Piano Camp • Introductory camp for kids age 11-15. July 11-15. Free.

Rockwood Summit Baseball Camp

Rockwood Summit baseball camp for kindergarten through eigth grade. All are welcome regardless of where you attend school.

1780 Hawkins Road, Fenton.; 636-891-6800

Pitching Clinic • Monday and Tuesday for grades 2-4 focusing on beginning pitching. Wednesday and Thursday for grades 5-7 focused on advanced pitching. Clinic will stress the fundamentals of pitching: stretch and wind-up, pitch grips, pick-offs and drills for use at home. June 18-15. Ages 7-13, $75.

Rosati-Kain Kougar Kamps

Kougar Kamps are designed to be fun and inspiring, but also engage your daughter in a new interest or sport. Camps are geared toward fourth- through eighth-grade girls and Rosati-Kain’s incoming freshmen to 12th grade.

4389 Lindell Boulevard.; 314-533-8513 Ext. 2215

6th-9th Grade Basketball Kamp • The program includes training on defensive and offensive techniques and an introduction to the tactics of the game. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals needed to play high school basketball. June 6-9. Ages 11-14, $125.

Photography Kamp • This camp will give you the experience behind the camera. Kampers will take lots of photos and learn about proper lighting, lens work and other photography elements. Cameras and equipment are provided. June 13-16. Ages 11-14, $125.

St. Louis County Library

Summer Reading Club • Pick up a log sheet at your local branch or track your reading and activities online at

Download the Beanstack Tracker App for easy logging on your mobile device. June 1-Aug. 6. Free.

St. Louis County Parks and Recreation — Queeny Park

Outdoor summer camp for children ages 5-12. Activities include a variety of nature activities, art and crafts, sports and special events.

550 Weidman Road.; 314-615-8472

Camp Queeny Session 1 • June 6-10. Ages 5-12, $90.

St. Louis University — Summer At SLU

SLU offers camps and academies for pre-K through high school students. From diving into creative arts to immersive experiences in STEM programs, there is bound to be something that sparks your family’s interest and leads to their best summer yet.

3840 Lindell Boulevard.; 314-977-3534

Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp • Campers prepare a variety of meals and work with professional chefs, registered dietitians and master gardeners to learn principles of good nutrition, gardening and a healthy lifestyle. June 6-Aug. 5. Ages 5-18, $400.

Grand Theater Camp: Middle School Edition • This camp will consist of ensemble building, master classes (like stage combat) and scene work. Lunch will be provided daily by SLU dining. There will be a performance that highlights what was explored throughout the week for family and friends on the last day of each session. Register for all four weeks of Middle School camp for $1,100. June 6-10. Ages 11-13, $320.

Summer Scholars: Medicine • Summer Scholars is a program offered through the SLU School of Medicine for high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. It is a three-week program where students are introduced to various specialties, hands-on activities and ACT Prep. June 6-24. Ages 13-18, $500.

Law and Advocacy Summer Program • Through workshops, guest speakers and field trips, students will gain hands-on experience and observe first-hand what it is like to be a lawyer. Students will observe court proceedings, and also interact with judges, lawyers and law students. June 13-17. Ages 13-18, $500.

Aviation Summer Academy • The St. Louis University Aviation Summer Academy is a six-day, five-night residential camp that invites students entering grades 11 and 12 to learn more about different areas of study and career paths in aviation. June 26-July 1. Ages 16-18, $800.

Camp KangaZoo

Campers at Camp KangaZoo at the St. Louis Zoo watch the giraffes. 

St. Louis Zoo

Check out summer camps at the St. Louis Zoo, where campers in kindergarten through 12th grade can learn about animals and conservation through activities, crafts, tours and more.

1 Government Drive.; 314-646-4544, option No. 6

Camp KangaZoo • A four-day camp program that includes a Thursday evening program for students entering first-sixth grades. June 13-16. Ages 6-12, $250.

Senior Marine Biologist • A four-day program for students entering seventh-ninth grade. June 20-23. Ages 12-15, $235.

Conservation Careers • A four-day program for students entering ninth-12th grades. June 27-30. Ages 14-18, $235.

Animals: Prehistoric to Present • A four-day camp program for students entering third-fifth grades. July 11-14. Ages 8-11, $235.

SCC — College for All Kids

College for All Kids is a hands-on learning experience for ages 5-14, specializing in a variety of subjects, particularly STEAM.

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville.; 636-922-8233

3.2.1. Blast Off! • Space camp is about all things outer space. June 6-10. Ages 7-12, $189.

Cheerleading Camp • Explore cheers, chants and team spirit. June 6-10. Ages 10-14, $129.

Lego Robotics Beginning • Take your engineering skills to a new level using Lego Mindstorms Robotics using NXT and EV3 kits. June 6-10. Ages 9-14, $129.

Pokemon Masters: Designers and 3D Makers Unite • Calling all PokeMasters who want to be the designers of the future. June 6-10. Ages 11-14, $159.

Magician Academy • Magicians aren’t just good at slight of hand, they’re also great at acting and performing. June 27-July 1. Ages 11-13, $125.

Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit

Spartan Summer offers a variety of half-day athletic and special interest camps on the Creve Coeur campus of De Smet Jesuit High School.

233 North New Ballas Road.; 314-785-1309

Music Production Camp • Campers will expand their love of music by creating their own unique sound using instruments and the latest music production technology. June 6-10. Ages 10-14, $130

Baseball Camp • Participants will receive instruction in hitting, pitching, catching mechanics, base running,and fielding. The camp is structured to help both the casual player and the advanced player. Participants will be grouped according to ability. June 6-10. Ages 10-14, $130

Camp Fins & Friends

Camp Fins & Friends offers weekly camps for kids to learn about marine biology, explore the St. Louis Aquarium and experience the attractions at St. Louis Union Station.

St. Louis Aquarium Foundation Camp Fins & Friends

This camp creates an environment where kids ages 5-10 can begin to think like scientists, environmentalists and conservationists.

201 South 18th Street.; 314-923-3927

Camp Fins & Friends • Camp for kids to learn about marine biology. June 6-10. Ages 5-7, $300.

Camp Fins & Friends • Camp for kids to learn about marine biology. July 11-15. Ages 8-10, $300.

St. Louis Arc

Summer employment project for teens ages 13-20 focusing on employment, building professional network and socialization skills.

1177 North Warson Road.; 314-817-2245

Neighborhood Experiences • Summer employment project for teens focusing on employment and social skills. June 13-Aug. 5. Ages 13-20, $1,400.

St. Louis ArtWorks Summer Program

The mission of St. Louis ArtWorks is to broaden educational and career opportunities for youths ages 14-19 in the St. Louis region through apprenticeships in the arts and through community collaborations.

5959 Delmar Boulevard.; 314-899-9758

Art Apprenticeship Week 1-6 • Paid art apprenticeship for students ages 14-19 at St. Louis ArtWorks. June 13-July 22. Ages 14-19, Free

Stages St. Louis

Campers rehearse for “Matilda” last summer at Stages St. Louis’ summer camp. 

Stages Performing Arts Academy

Theater camp (performance, singing, dancing) for children of all ages and abilities.

1023 Chesterfield Parkway East, Chesterfield.; 314-650-6905

Superhero Campus (Session 1) • Test your superhero knowledge as you learn the stories behind Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Incredible Hulk. Design and create your own superhero costumes and create your own comics. June 6-10. Ages 3-5, $175.

Acting for Stage and Screen (Session 2) • This acting intensive class will offer valuable training that focuses on improving key performance aspects such as emotion, voice, body movement, speech, creativity, imagination, characterization and audition technique. This camp helps to develop a more well-rounded actor, preparing them for a variety of future performance opportunities. June 6-10. Ages 10-14, $175.

ATA Summer Production • This particular opportunity is designed for campers living with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities to perform a fully staged musical theater production. In just two weeks, campers will work together to learn songs, scenes and choreography from a musical while enjoying daily activities like acting games and group outings to improve confidence and assist in developing social skills. June 6-17. $300.

Improv (Session 2) • Improv is all about learning to find your moment. Through the use of improvisational games and valuable improv techniques, this class encourages campers to become more spontaneous, creative, playful and imaginative, all while developing valuable performance and interpersonal skills. June 27 July 1. Ages 14-18, $175.

STL Rock School

Rock band camp for ages 6-18.

1305 Baur Boulevard.; 314-692-7625

Session 1 • Rock band camp where campers get to play and perform in a real band, all skill levels welcome. May 16-20. Ages 6-18, $360.

Session 2 • Rock band camp where campers get to play and perform in a real band, all skill levels welcome. May 23-27. Ages 6-18, $360.

Summer @ SLPL Camps

Free summer camps for kids and teens.

1415 Olive Street.; 314-880-8169

Popstar Superstar • Celebrate your uniqueness and superstar potential through dance, creative drama, books and crafts. June 6-10. Ages 6-7, Free

NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers • Take a voyage of discovery as you learn about rocket science, space travel, space technology, sun, stars, and beyond. June 6-10. Ages 5-11, Free

Hogwarts: The Journey Continues • Create and perform your own Hogwarts tale with new characters, old favorites, craft props and costumes. June 13-17. Ages 8-10, Free

Species Songwriting • Learn about song structure, poetic devices, rhythms, and melodies as you write songs about conservation and fascinating animals. July 11-15. Ages 8-12, Free

Summer @ IMSA

IMSA offers programs for students entering grades 3-10 with an interest in math and science.

2465 Amann Drive, Belleville.; 618-791-3855

Mission Impossible • Join a team of spies in training to complete a series of unique missions. June 6-10. Ages 10-11, $295.

E3: Engineering • Design, tinker, build, test — then do it again. July 11-15. Ages 12-13, $295.

Sweetology Summer Camp

Sweetology campers add colors to royal icing while preparing designer decorated sugar cookies. 


DIY cake decorating camp for children ages 6-15 where students will learn various decorating techniques and get to decorate their own cupcakes, cookies and cake.

2550 Highway K, O’Fallon, Mo.; 636-409-1123

Cake Adventure Camp — Faux Food • Faux Food will focus on creating fun food out of cake. Will you be fooled? June 6-10. Ages 6-10, $250.

Cake Adventure Camp — Rainbow Rush • Rainbow Rush will focus on creating everything rainbow. Be prepared to use bold and bright and sparkling in this class. June 13-17. Ages 11-15, $250.

Cake Adventure Camp — Unicorns and Magical Creatures • This camp will focus on unicorns, furry monsters and dragons and maybe an occasional fairy. June 20-24. Ages 11-15, $250.

The Green Center

Spend the summer at one of the Green Center’s Nature Explorer Camps. Each camp will have students explore the prairie, forest, wetland, greenhouse and discovery garden outdoor classrooms.

8025 Blackberry Avenue, University City.; 314-725-8314 Ext. 105

Nature Play Camp • This five-day camp will reconnect children to nature and offer them experiences to explore, discover and interact with the natural environment. Students will use their senses in the outdoors, learn about different habitats, identify plants and animals, create art projects and participate in a scavenger hunt. June 6-10. Ages 5-7, $135.

Nature Photography Camp • Learn how to take nature photographs in this five-day camp. Students will learn the basics of using a digital camera, develop their photography skills by taking pictures in the natural settings of outdoor spaces and participate in a variety of photography projects using their own photos. Cameras will be provided for students to use. June 13-17. Ages 8-13, $135.

The Novel Neighbor

Loads of book-themed fun where you’ll do arts and crafts, play games and have grand adventures. You’ll spend most of the time in the store, but when the weather cooperates, you’ll take a short walk to Lockwood Park.

7905 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves.; 314-738-9384

Around the World • Travel the world in four days. May 31-June 3. Ages 6-12, $200.

The Camp That Shall Not Be Named • Wizards. June 20-24. Ages 6-12, $250.

Encanto Adventures • “Encanto.” July 11-15. Ages 6-12, $250.

Detectives and Sleuths of All Sorts • Calling Sherlock Holmes. Aug. 1-5. Ages 6-12, $250.

Thomas Jefferson School

Academic, theater and adventure camps for children in rising fourth through eighth grade.

4100 South Lindbergh Boulevard.; 314-843-4151

Magical Inquiry • Engage in magic-themed course work, such as potions, care of magical creatures and spells in the mornings. In the afternoons, they will attend electives, bond with their house groups, and practice ground quiddich and other athletic challenges and activities. A must for Harry Potter fans. June 13-17. Ages 8-13, $375.

Hero Training • Aspiring young heroes and demigods will learn about Greek mythology and put together a unique theater production. In the afternoons, campers will complete quests and compete in ancient Olympic events. In session two, the afternoons will be devoted to archery. June 20-July 1. Ages 8-13, $375.

UMSL Bridge Program 9th-10th Grade Summer Academy

The UMSL Bridge Program provides unique comprehensive, year-round, college preparation services to all high school students in the St. Louis metropolitan area at no cost.

1 University Blvd, Lucas Hall 107, St. Louis.; 314-516-5196

Bridge to the ACT (Session 1) • The virtual “Bridge to the ACT” Summer Intensive provides in-depth sectional analysis and a tactical learning approach that will assist students in managing the stress associated with taking the ACT test and produce better outcomes. Students will be equipped with exceptional test-taking strategies, ACT books and resources, and hands-on instruction. June 6-10. Ages 16-17, Free

Bridge Program Summer Academy • The Summer Academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and activities that support college planning. June 20-July 15. Ages 14-16, Free

University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy

Residential academic enrichment program giving high school students the chance to explore health care careers!

1 Pharmacy Place.; 3144468328

Health Care Summer Immersion Program (Week 1) • Residential academic enrichment program giving high school students the chance to explore health care careers. June 5-11. Ages 16-18, $900.

Ursuline Academy — Summer STEAM and Sports Camp

Ursuline Academy will host various sports camps as well as partner with YMCA, COCA, St. Louis Chess Club and Mad Science summer camps in 2022.

341 South Sappington Road.; 314-984-2818

Ursuline Academy Lacrosse Camp • Lacrosse camp. May 31-June 3. Ages 8-15, $85.

Ursuline Academy Field Hockey Camp • Field hockey camp for ninth-12 grade. June 6-9. Ages 14-17, $80.

Ursuline Academy Traditional Cheerleading Camp • Traditional cheerleading camp for third-eighth grade. June 7-10. Ages 8-14, $120.

Chess Camp • Chess camp by St. Louis Chess Club, both full day and half day camps available. July 4-8. Ages 6-14, $400.


Vetta camps offer more than just soccer. Here, some St. Charles campers play tug-of-war. 

Vetta Sports Summer Camp — St. Charles

Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment for children ages 5-12.

1425 St. Peters Cottleville Road, Cottleville.; 636-498-4625

Vetta Summer Camp: Week 1 • Sports, arts and crafts, creative games and special guest appearances such as the mad scientist and the reptile experience. Week 1 is prorated due to Monday being a holiday. May 31-June 3. Ages 5-12, $164. Other weeks throughout the summer are $205.

Vetta Summer Camp — Concord

Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment for children ages 5-12.

12320 Old Tesson Road.; 636-842-3111

Vetta Summer Camp: Week 1 • Sports, arts and crafts, creative games — and special guest appearances such as the mad scientist and the reptile experience. The first week is prorated due to Monday being Memorial Day. May 31-June 3. Ages 5-12, $168. Other weekly camps are $210.

Vetta Summer Camp — Manchester

Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment for children ages 5-12.

150 Enchanted Parkway, Manchester.; 636-391-1227

Vetta Summer Camp: Week 1: Sports, arts and crafts, creative games — and special guest appearances such as the mad scientist and the reptile experience. The first week is prorated due to Monday being Memorial Day. May 31-June 3. Ages 5-12, $176. Other weekly camps are $220.

Vetta Summer Camp — Soccerdome

Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment for children ages 5-12.

220 East Avenue, Webster Groves.; 314-962-9248

Vetta Summer Camp: Week 1: Sports, arts and crafts, creative games — and special guest appearances such as the mad scientist and the reptile experience. The first week is prorated due to Monday being Memorial Day. May 31-June 3. Ages 5-12, $176. Other weekly camps are $220.

Vetta Summer Camp — Vetta 70

Vetta Sports Summer Camp has fun and entertainment for children ages 5-12.

3051 Industrial Park Place West Drive, St. Peters.; 636-240-7177

Vetta Summer Camp: Week 1: Sports, arts and crafts, creative games — and special guest appearances such as the mad scientist and the reptile experience. June 13-17. Ages 5-12, $185.

Victory Raceway

Five-day camps are all about fun, racing and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

8800 Watson Road.; 314-297 0722

Racing & Robotics Summer Camp • May 31-June 3. Ages 8-13, $300.

Racing & Robotics Summer Camp • June 13-17. Ages 8-13, $375.

Washington University Pre-College Programs in Arts & Sciences

These programs provide motivated middle and high school students the opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

One Brookings Drive.; 314-935-4807

High School Summer Academy • Through the High School Summer Academy students enroll in one undergraduate course for credit and create an original research project. June 12-July 16. Ages 17-18, $6,925.

Middle School Summer Challenge-5th Grade • Middle School Summer Challenge courses are designed to expand on students’ current knowledge and challenge them to explore further topics that interest them. June 13-17. Ages 10-11, $785.

Environmental Studies Institute • Students explore how environmental studies incorporates concepts from politics, social sciences, anthropology, economics, ethics and philosophy. July 10-16. Ages 16-18, $1,285.

Wonderland Camp

Wonderland Camp is an overnight camp for kids, teens and adults with disabilities located on the Lake of the Ozarks.

18591 Miller Circle, Rocky Mount, Mo.; 573-392-1000

Week 1: Rockin’ Around the Clock (1950s) • Overnight summer camp for kids, teens and adults with disabilities. May 22-27. Ages 6-106, $950.

Week 5: Pirates & Mermaids • Overnight summer camp for kids, teens, and adults with disabilities. June 19-24. Ages 6-106, $950.

Camp Lakewood

Campers gather for some songs at Camp Lakewood in Potosi, Mo. 


The YMCA welcomes your child to enjoy summer as it should be: fun, action-packed and most of all, safe.

Across 22 branch locations in Missouri and Illinois, the YMCA offers weekly day camps throughout the summer for ages 5-17. Some branches offer preschool camps beginning at age 3. The Y offers dozens of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camp and special interest camps such as sports, aquatics, arts and humanities, and camps for teens. Before and after care is available as an add-on. Features of Y camps include well trained staff, age-appropriate fun activities, swimming and summer learning loss prevention.

Learn more at

Interested in an overnight camp? YMCA Camp Lakewood’s summer overnight camp in Potosi, Missouri, for ages 6-17 provides a well-rounded experience for campers and gets them outdoors to connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake and over 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, there are many opportunities for natural exploration and experiential learning, including swimming, archery, zipline, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, kayaking, campfires and more. For more information, visit

Compiled by Amy Bertrand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and


Don’t miss these tips!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.