Ackermann’s Swim Program
1044 Curran Ave. • Kirkwood
Ackermann’s Swim Program has been dedicated to the growth and development of children in Kirkwood since 1942. Group swim lessons for children ages 4 to 11 in four heated pools of different water levels from 30-inches-deep to 5-feet-deep. Lessons are taught by Red Cross certified teaching staff. We provide children with a non-competitive, safe environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem by teaching the life skill of swimming and water safety. Open House for new campers will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, May 17. For more information including camp dates, times and cost, or for applications, visit ASPKirkwood.com.
All Star Kids Camp at Chesterfield Athletic Club
16625 Swingley Ridge Road • Chesterfield
All Star Kids Camp at Chesterfield Athletic Club, for ages 5-13, features tennis, swimming, kickball, karate, basketball, soccer, Zumba, fitness and arts & crafts! State-of-the-art facilities include 15 indoor/outdoor tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, gym, racquetball and Zumba to provide an enriching environment. Experienced, engaging counselors keep kids active while having fun, build self-confidence and develop team spirit. Lunch and snack included daily. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 28 through Aug. 9. Before/after care available. Sign up for a week or receive a discount by signing up for the whole summer. Siblings receive a discount. Register online, call or stop by for more information!
Bricks 4 Kidz
“We Learn. We Build. We Play. With LEGO bricks!” Bricks 4 Kidz teams curious kids with creative adults who teach the fundamentals of engineering, architecture and problem-solving disguised as fun. Featuring Mindstorms Robotics, Jr Robotics, Bat League, Minecraft, Super Heroes, Star Wars, Pokemon and more. Classes are offered at multiple locations, including St. Peters, St. Charles, Chesterfield, Town & Country, Kirkwood and multiple school districts and libraries. Plus, Bricks 4 Kidz will come to you – as they do birthday parties, too! Register before May 31 and receive a $15 discount with promo code: XKXHUCDPARRYBNAH.
Camp Taum Sauk
Lesterville • (314) 993-1655
Camp Taum Sauk is a family-owned, co-ed overnight camp in Lesterville, Missouri, dedicated to creating positive, lasting impressions on children ages 8 to 15. With concern to safety and an emphasis on individual attention, experienced staff members lead campers through exciting experiences, including horseback rides, mountain biking, caving, zip wire, a giant swing, ropes course, wilderness skills, archery, riflery, creative arts, tennis and more. Children gain confidence in water through Red Cross swim instruction. Other water activities include canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, snorkeling and fishing. Camps range from one week (perfect for first-timers) up to eight weeks. Transportation is provided to and from St. Louis. Enroll online at www.taumsauk.com.
Carol Bowman Academy of Dance, Ltd.
16 Clarkson Wilson Center • Chesterfield
Celebrating 30 years in the Chesterfield area, Carol Bowman Academy of Dance has created a place where children may come and express themselves in dance, gain confidence and grow friendships. With an emphasis on age-appropriate music, dance, costumes and choreography, summer camps and classes offer an ideal time to introduce younger students to ballet, tap and tumbling. For more experienced dancers, classes in ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap and hip hop are structured to maintain strength, flexibility and tone. Summer session begins in June, featuring day and evening classes and camps. For more information, including the summer schedule, visit their website.
Chesterfield Family YMCA
16464 Burkhardt Place • Chesterfield
Wildwood Family YMCA
2641 Hwy. 109 • Wildwood
At YMCA Day Camp, kids are inspired to work together and play together – creating friendships that can last a lifetime. Kids are surrounded by chances to try new experiences and accomplish new things. YMCA staff members help campers realize what they can do when they believe in themselves. In the friendly, welcoming environment of the YMCA, kids quickly realize they can belong and be themselves – for one week or the whole summer, indoors or out. From cooking to cannonballs, sports to theater to water park hopping, campers have amazing experiences in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment. Watch amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others.
City of Chesterfield Summer Camp
Central Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Drive • Chesterfield
The Chesterfield Summer Camp, Monday to Friday from May 28-June 28, will keep kids (ages 5-14) active and having fun this summer! Each week, campers will have the opportunity to swim and participate in a wide variety of games, arts and crafts, and field trips. The camp will be located at Central Park and the campers will be able to cool off at the Chesterfield Aquatic Center daily. Each child will also have the opportunity to register for swim lessons while at camp for an additional fee. Campers will be engaged, safe and having fun every day!
Countryside Montessori School
12226 Ladue Road • Creve Coeur
In business for more than 55 years, Countryside Montessori School offers a 10-week summer program, comprised of five 2-week sessions, for children ages 1 to 5. Each child will enjoy Montessori theme-based activities, arts and crafts, daily pony rides, swimming instruction/water play and more. Hours are 8:15 a.m.-noon [snack included] or 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. [lunch included]. The camps also offer a full, extended day program from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer camp dates are June 3 through Aug. 9. Call for registration materials.
16795 State Hwy. E • Rolla
With 300 animals in the hands-on zoo, an incredible ropes course and a variety of activities ranging from archery to culinary science, Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp is a unique summer camp experience for boys and girls ages 7 to 17! Campers make lasting friendships and memories under the encouragement of 90 trained and caring staff members. Cub Creek provides spacious, air-conditioned cabins, delicious meals and a safe, loving camp environment. Sessions run from June 2 through Aug. 10. Spots are filling fast! Request a free brochure online today.
15933 Manchester Road • Ellisville
Dance Incorporated camps are offered to both boys and girls and delight all who participate. Camp Hip Hop, July 16-18 [ages 6-10]: basic tumbling, various hip hop styles. Princess Camp, July 16-18 [ages 3-6]: dance, crafts, story time, dress up from the little princess ball gown closet, visit from a “special” princess. American Girl Doll Camp, July 23-25 [ages 5-8]: dance to the latest tunes with your American Girl or any 18-inch doll; doll receives a new dance outfit. Mini Intensive, July 23-25 [ages 7-teen]: challenges all levels of dancers in a variety of subjects. Tiny Tot Classes, August 7, 14, 21, 28 [ages 3-5]: ballet, tap, creative movement. Camp and Class sizes limited to 15 students.
11155 Clayton Road • Frontenac
Harper School is a private preschool and elementary school focused on high expectations, academic success and character development. Our goal is to help your child fulfill his or her potential in and out of the classroom. Harper provides your child with a personalized learning experience that is both challenging and fun. We balance a rigorous academic program focused on traditional subjects with a strong emphasis on 21st century skills like computer coding. We aspire for our students to be high achieving and high character kids. To learn more about school year and summer camp enrollment, visit www.harperschool.org
Kennedy Farms Equestrian Center
1122 Deep Forest Drive • Chesterfield
Kennedy Farms Equestrian Camps and Clinics are now enrolling: Coed, ages 6-16. Weekly and day sessions are available for all riding levels. Intermediate and advanced riders have the opportunity to attend sessions that focus on the equitation, hunter/jumper skills, horsemanship and more necessary for the show ring. Beginner sessions provide hours of riding experience which is enhanced by fun, hands-on activities covering horse safety, grooming, care and much more. Contact Kennedy Farms today for more information about opportunities for all ages or email them at email@example.com.
Little Notes Music Class
15933 Manchester Road • Ellisville
Little Notes Music Class is a music class dedicated to developing your little one’s musical talents. Fun Music & Movement Classes are for children ages 6 months through preschool to attend with a parent or caregiver. Class size ranges from 5 to 12 children. Students will receive a CD, downloadable music and music book to take home. Little Notes Music Class is the exclusive school in the St. Louis market that teaches the international acclaimed Music Pups®, an early childhood music education program developed by The Music Class. It’s designed to unleash the music potential and help your little one grow while having fun! Call us or go online today to register for spring and summer sessions.
Living Word Church
17315 Manchester Road • Wildwood
Living Word Church offers a fun Summer Vacation Bible School [VBS] with the theme “To Mars and Beyond” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, June 24-28. For more information, contact Brenda Stobbe at (636) 821-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at www.livingwordumc.org. Living Word Early Childhood Center offers a summer camp for children age 2 through those entering kindergarten from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20. Call the ECC office for more information at (636) 821-2861.
15800 Manchester Road • Ellisville
Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Pathfinder Church is an unforgettable, fun-filled week for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Through music and dance, Bible story time, outdoor games and hands-on activities, they bring the Bible to life. This year’s theme is Roar!, where kids will learn how life is wild and God is good! Kids are placed in groups with a crew leader and friends (or they get to make new ones!) and spend the week growing relationships with each other and with God. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon from June 17-21. For more information about registration or becoming a volunteer, visit pathfinderstl.org/vbs.
Sylvan Learning Center
Ballwin/Manchester • (636) 394-3104
Chesterfield • (636) 537-8118
Lake St. Louis • (636) 887-0885
St. Peters • (636) 441-1212
Washington • (636) 390-9211
Looking for great educational programs for children? Sylvan now offers classes that will keep children challenged and ahead of the curve in building STEM skills in a super fun way. From robotics using LEGOS® to creating video games with computer coding to Math Edge, a summer at Sylvan can build confidence and motivation in learning!
The St. Louis Children’s Choirs
2842 North Ballas Road • Town & Country
Learn new songs and singing styles, play music-related games, make new friends, and gain performance experience with The St. Louis Children’s Choirs’ Summer Singing Camps! This summer, SLCC offers three camps. Sing Out Summer Camp, for third- through sixth-graders, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-21 with the potential for aftercare. Acappellooza Jr. A Cappella Camp, for sixth- through eighth-graders, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14. High School Vocal Jazz Camp, for ninth- through 12th-graders, runs in the evenings from June 3-7. All camps end with a performance for friends, family and the community. Call (314) 993-9626 or visit slccsing.org/camps for more information!
West County School of Music
14288 Ladue Rd. • Chesterfield
The West County School of Music is dedicated to excellence in musical education for students of all skill levels. The school is comprised of experienced musicians and music educators offering private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, cello and violin as well as group music classes for all ages. Various summer camp options are also available, including “Irish Penny Whistle Camp” from June 10-14, “Musical Princesses” from June 17-21, “The Lyric Lab” from July 8-12 and “Musical Theatre Audition Prep” from July 15-19. From singing on Broadway to working with professional songwriters, programs are available for students of all interests and skill levels. Visit westcountyschoolofmusic.com for more information!
YMCA Camp Lakewood
(573) 438-2155 • Potosi
YMCA Camp Lakewood is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17, situated on 5,200 wooded acres with a 360-acre lake, 90 minutes south of St. Louis. While children enjoy camp activities including zip line, climbing tower, sports, water activities, horseback riding, arts and crafts and much more, the Y also teaches the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 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.”