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Summer Camps & Opportunities: Feb. 2020

Ackermann’s Swim Program

1044 Curran Ave. • Kirkwood

(314) 821-1070  

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. They 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 15. For more information including camp dates, times and cost, or for applications, visit

Chesterfield Athletic Club

16625 Swingley Ridge Road • Chesterfield

(636) 532-9992

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 26 through Aug 21. 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

Bricks 4 Kidz provides lessons in learning disguised as fun! Bricks 4 Kidz programs allow kids to embrace creativity and build exciting LEGO® models from project kits and proprietary model plans. Featuring programs like Mindstorms Robotics and Jr. Robotics with themes such as Minecraft, superheroes, Star Wars, Pokemon, Minecraft Gaming, Disney characters, video game design and more. Classes are offered at multiple locations, including St. Charles Community College, Town & Country’s Longview Park, Chesterfield Day School, Missouri Athletic Club, Ballwin Pointe, Ursuline Academy, the Lodge of Des Peres and other institutions. Birthday parties, corporate parties, and afterschool programs are also available.

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

Camp Westminster

800 Maryville Centre Drive • Town & Country

(314) 997-2900

Sports, art, music, and lots of adventure! At Westminster Christian Academy’s Camp Westminster, boys and girls in grades K-9 can choose from more than 40 different half-day and full-day camps. Options include STEM Camp, Outdoor Adventure, Basketball Skills Development Camp, and so many more – there’s something for everyone! Camp staff consists of enthusiastic Westminster teachers and coaches who help campers sharpen God-given skills. Camp Westminster takes place June 1-26. Visit to learn more about registration and their early bird discount.

Carol Bowman Academy of Dance, Ltd.

16 Clarkson Wilson Center • Chesterfield

(636) 537-3203

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, with day and evening classes and camps. For more information and the summer schedule, visit

Chaminade College Preparatory School 

425 S. Lindbergh Blvd. • St. Louis

(314) 993-4400 ext. 1169

Chaminade Summer Camps have been developed to give families a chance to sample all that the school has to offer – academically, athletically and artistically. Summer is a wonderful time for youths to enjoy camaraderie, hobbies, activities and  interests. In light of that, the school has put together fantastic opportunities for campers to challenge themselves, create, laugh and enjoy. Chaminade has summer camps available for boys and girls entering third through 12th grades. Registration for all camps can be completed online at

Chesterfield Family YMCA

16464 Burkhardt Place • Chesterfield

(636) 532-3100 •

Wildwood Family YMCA

2461 Hwy. 109 • Wildwood

(636) 458-6636 •

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 Ballwin

1 Ballwin Commons Circle • Ballwin 

(636) 227-8950

Calling all heroes… Ballwin Summer Camp needs you! The 2020 theme, No Cape Required, is centered around both iconic superheroes and our modern, everyday heroes. Kids ages 2 to 15 can spend summer playing games, swimming at North Pointe Aquatic Center, taking field trips, or exploring a specific interest. A wide variety of options are available, including traditional Day Camps, Cheerleading/Dance Camp, Star Wars Camp, Harry Potter Camp, Survivor Camp, Culinary Camp, Theater Camp, and many more. The camps are hosted at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons; many options feature Club A.M. and P.M. extended care hours [Club P.M. is free]. To register or learn more, visit

Countryside Montessori School

12226 Ladue Road • Creve Coeur

(314) 434-2821

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 1 through Aug. 7. Call for registration materials.

Cub Creek

16795 State Hwy. E • Rolla

(573) 458-2125

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  to August. Spots are filling fast! Request a free brochure online today.

Dance Inc.

15933 Manchester Road • Ellisville

(636) 394-0023

We will adhere to all local and federal guidelines to keep our attendees safe at all times. Camps offered to boys and girls include T-shirt, crafts and more. CAMP HIP HOP, July 14-16 for ages 6-10: dance to the latest songs in a party light atmosphere and enjoy glow in the dark fun. PRINCESS CAMP, July 14-16 for ages 3-6: dance, storytime, dress up from the little princess ball gown closet, and a visit from a “special” princess. CHEER & DANCE CAMP, July 21-23 for ages 5-8 and 9-12: basic cheers, tumbling, dance and pom. Mini Intensive, July 28-30 for ages 7 to teen: challenges all levels and styles. ME AND MY DOLL CAMP, July 28-30 for ages 5-9: dance to the latest tunes with your 18-inch doll; doll receives a new dance outfit. TINY TOT CLASSES, July 29, August 5, 12, 19, for ages 3-5, ballet, tap, and creative movement.

De Smet Jesuit

233 North New Ballas Road • St. Louis

(314) 567-3500 •

Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit offers a wide variety of academic and athletic activities for middle school boys! De Smet Jesuit teachers will exercise campers’ brains and camp coaches will help raise athletic skills to new levels. Mix, match and enjoy the options and flexibility provided to make this your son’s best summer yet. Campers may sign up for two activities in one week and stay for lunch. For registration and details, call (314) 576-3500 ext. 1309 or visit

Hi-NRG Gymnastix 

140 Long Road, Ste. 121 • Chesterfield

17732 Edison Avenue • Chesterfield

(636) 532-7762

Keep cool and meet new friends this summer at Hi-NRG Gymnastix’s Summer Camp. Campers can experience gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, ninja obstacle training and more while enjoying activities like games, inflatables and outdoor water fun. Snacks and popsicles are provided. Day camps also come in full day and half day scheduling options. Each camp session spans five days. Athletes will be divided into age appropriate groups with a focus on enriched skill development and building confidence. Camp options run every week from June 8 to Aug. 10. Single days of camp are available.

High Five/Vertical Fellowship 

17795 Wildhorse Creek Road  • Chesterfield

(636) 394-4444

High Five is off-the-charts fun for kids in fifth grade and under that runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. [including lunch] for under $140 for a limited time. All the action happens on the Vertical Fellowship campus. The camp offers expansive experiences and electives, from Soccer to Military Strategy, from Rock Star to Stage Performance and much more. They have something for even the youngest camper. The 2020 camp runs from July 27-31. Discover what thousands have experienced over the years and across the nation. Register at and send your family into this weeklong experience that they will never forget!

Living Word Church 

17315 Manchester Road • Wildwood

(636) 821-2800

Living Word Church is offering a fun Summer Vacation Bible School [VBS] with the theme “Rocky Railway” for children ages 3 through fifth grade from 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, June 22-26. For more information, contact Cindy Brown at To register for VBS, and to stay updated on Living Words events, visit

Lou Fusz Soccer Club

(314) 595–2913

The Lou Fusz Soccer program’s motto is “every day is a new event!” The program’s experienced coaches know how to make sure players have fun while teaching the fundamentals of soccer. Camp activities are designed to improve each athlete’s soccer skills with an emphasis on using the proper techniques. Campers will learn fundamentals like passing, dribbling, receiving and shooting goals. Players will also learn small group tactics to use with fellow teammates in real games. All programs are open to the public. Registration and more information can be found on

Park’s Martial Arts

1334 Clarkson Clayton Center • Ellisville

(636) 227-3332

Learn about the secrets of Tae Kwon Do, make new friends, and have tons of fun! Their summer camp includes more than just Tae Kwon Do classes. There will be Korean language lessons, special events, group outings, and much more. Camp runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The four sessions run, in order, June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19 and June 22-26. Campers should wear comfortable clothes and bring a bag lunch except on Friday. The weekly fee for the first camper is $199; each additional family member camper is only $169. Registration forms can be found at

Pathfinder Church 

15800 Manchester Road • Ellisville

(636) 349-4100

Join Pathfinder Church June 15-19 for a fun-filled week of Vacation Bible School [VBS], where your child can enjoy music, learn more about God, and make new friendships along the way. Campers will climb aboard for mountains of faith-filled adventures and discover how placing trust in Jesus can pull them through life’s ups and downs. Children age 3 [by July 31] through fifth grade [fall 2020] are invited to join. All children who attend must be potty-trained. Visit to learn more. For questions about registration, email or call (636) 394-4100 ext. 829.

Ridgefield Arena

1410 Ridge Road • Wildwood 

(636) 527-3624 

Celebrating over 50 years in business, Ridgefield Arena is a wonderful horse facility. The love of horses has been responsible for the beautiful grounds and amenities.  Ridgefield has three lighted arenas (one indoor for all-year riding), six wash racks, a newly renovated tack room, trails and a fabulous viewing room.  They offer horse boarding and sales and a great riding academy to learn about horses.  Ridgefield has a range of activities such as summer camps, horse clinics and horse shows. Camp dates are June 8-11, June 22-25 and July 20-23. An advanced clinic is available from July 6-9. Horse Shows are April 25 and 26, May 30 and 31, and September 19 and 20. For more information, call or visit the website.

Saint Louis Ballet

218 THF Blvd. • Chesterfield 

(636) 537-1998

From storybook camps filled with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker to advanced ballet technique classes, Saint Louis Ballet School has you covered for summer plans! Ages 3-4 and 5-6 benefit from these storybook ballet camps through ballet classes, crafts, education, performances and more. Ballet and dance training extends to the more serious dancers with daily programs for 4 weeks including ballet, modern, musical theater, contemporary, pilates and more. These programs are designed for ages 7-9, 10-13 and 14-18. Trust in the professionals at Saint Louis Ballet School. Registration is now open. For dates and times or to learn more, visit

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs 

2842 North Ballas Road

Town & Country

(314) 993-9626 

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 two camps. Sing Out! Summer Camp, for grades 3-6, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15-19. Acappellooza Jr. Summer Camp, for grades 7-9, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8-12. Both camps end with a performance for friends, family and the community. Call (314) 993-9626 or visit summer-camp for more information.

STAGES St. Louis

1023 Chesterfield Parkway East • Chesterfield

(636) 449-5775

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 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 today at or call (636) 449-5775.

Summer of Adventure at MICDS

101 N. Warson Road •St. Louis 

(314) 993-5100

Your summer adventure awaits at MICDS. Four camps – Pegasus, Language Immersion Camp, Rams Sports Camp and Eliot Summer Academy – offer a variety of activities for kids in kindergarten through grade 12 from any school. Campers will explore unique learning opportunities, languages and cultural experiences, sports and hobbies to ensure that brains and bodies are active and campers are eager to return each day. All camps are located on the sprawling 100-acre MICDS campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff. Pursue new passions, explore new cultures, exercise athletic skills, and stretch your limits at MICDS summer camps.

YMCA Camp Lakewood

13528 State Hwy AA • Potosi

(573) 438-2155

YMCA Camp Lakewood is not just any overnight summer camp. It’s that special time at that perfect place, with friends and memories children ages 6-17 will take with them throughout their lives. Help them to high-five accomplishments and celebrate their growing independence through summer camp. Camp Lakewood offers mini, traditional, equestrian, wilderness and leadership programs, along with adventure and water activities – including a new inflatable water park feature, sports, horseback riding, caving and more. New to camp? Come to an open house. Tour the property, talk with staff and enjoy activities. Visit or call 573-438-2155. Sessions begin May 31!

Whitfield School

175 South Mason Road • St. Louis

(314) 434-5141

Offering a day camp, STEM camp, language immersion camp and sports camps, Whitfield has something for everyone! Camp Whitfield is a day camp where campers entering kindergarten through grade 7 will enjoy technology-based activities, art experiences, crafts, sports, and games. Lunch, snacks, and all material fees are included; before and after care options are available for an additional fee. Whitfield Sports Camps are perfect for athletes at any level. Offerings include boys basketball, girls basketball, girls volleyball, and co-ed dance. Whitfield STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more! In Spanish Immersion Camp, campers will embark on a week-long cultural immersion through language, music, dance, cooking, sports, and art! Camp session dates, times, and age ranges vary.

Watch for further Summer Camp sections in the March 11, April 8 and May 6 issues.

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