Online Camp Guide

From arts to athletics, these summer programs provide plenty of options for children to continue their development outside of the school year.
Art Camps at Yucandu Art Studio
20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-963-4400
Yucandu Art Studio offers safe and creative day camps for K–grade 2, grades 1–5 and grades 3–6, plus an evening camp for grades 6–8. Sessions are part-time and run weekly June through August. Yucandu provides awesome artist-quality materials and amazing new projects each year, in an artsy and creative studio. Located in the charming downtown district of historic Webster Groves, Yucandu also has an open, walk-in studio for the whole family—no reservations needed.
Type: Art Camps
Ages/Grades: K–Grade 8, divided (no pre-K)
Gender: Coed
  • Part-time (hours vary)
  • Monday–Thursday
  • May 30–Aug. 10
Cost: $115–$225
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (pending availability)
Art Unleashed Summer Art Camps
13379 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-628-1024
Summer Art Camps at Art Unleashed are designed to encourage experimentation with a variety of art materials, while exploring a wide selection of subject matter. From learning how to throw on the pottery wheel to creating a functional cardboard chair, these unique camps aim to unleash each child’s creativity!
Type: Art camps
Ages: Ages 3–18 (Pre-K–Grade 12)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June 5–Aug. 4
Cost: $165–$170
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (Early bird pricing ends March 31.)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Summer Camp
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Boys & Girls Clubs is offering all-day summer camp at a St. Louis City or County location near you. With more than eight locations to choose from, these camps offer youth ages 6–18 a fun and dynamic experience that sparks creativity, engagement and exploration through learning activities mixed with tons of fun, swimming, teen and STEM programs, as well as field trips. Registration is now open!
Type: Day camps: swimming, sports, teen activities & STEM
Ages: 6–18 (varies by location)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June 5–Aug. 4 (sessions vary by location), 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Cost: Varies by camp
Sign-up Deadline: N/A
Camp Concordia
6432 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116, 314-352-9388
Camp Concordia is a weekly summer camp for children ages 5–16. It is based on the fundamentals of Concordia Turners: “A sound mind in a sound body.” The camp includes gymnastics, trampoline or tumbling every day, plus swimming, crafts and the introduction to many different sports.
Type: Sports camp
Ages: Ages 5–16 (Pre-K–Grade 12)
Gender: Coed
  • Weekly sessions from June 5–Aug. 11
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (full day)
  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (half day)
  • (Before/after care is available.)
Cost: $90–$154 per session
Sign-up Deadline: Saturday before each session
Camp Magic House
516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122, 314-822-8900
Make your child’s summer magical with a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience. Campers participate in fun educational activities, explore The Magic House and more. Weeklong half-day camp is available for ages 4–8 from June through August. Plus, a full-day program will be offered for kids ages 9–11.
Type: Day camps
  • Ages 4–8 (half-day camp)
  • Ages 9–11 (full-day camp)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: Weeklong sessions, June–August
Cost: $100–$200
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (pending availability)
Camp Sabra
The ultimate outdoor adventure awaits at Camp Sabra, situated on 3.5 miles of private shoreline on the Staenberg Peninsula at the Lake of the Ozarks. Campers spend their days skiing, tubing, sailing, playing land sports, conquering rope courses, riding the zip line and so much more. Campers make lifelong friends in a kind and joyous Jewish community!
Type: Outdoor and overnight camps
Ages/Grades: Ages 8–15
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: Two sessions begin June 10 and July 11
Cost: Varies (Scholarships are available.)
Sign-up Deadline: May 1
Challenger Learning Center
Aspiring astronauts, scientists and engineers will have a “blast” at the award-winning Challenger Learning Center, where they can explore space, science and technology through simulated space missions and other “out-of-this-world” activities. (Photo courtesy of Michael Soluri Photography)
Type: Day camp
Ages/Grades: Ages 8 and up
Gender: Coed
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Before care: 7:30–9 a.m.
  • After care: 3–5 p.m.
Cost: $210–$425
Sign-up Deadline: One week prior to camp (The early bird deadline is March 13.)
Chaminade Summer Camp
Chaminade summer camp offerings have been developed to give your children a chance to sample all that the school has to offer—academically, athletically and artistically. Summer is a wonderful time for children and their families to enjoy one another, as well as their hobbies, activities and interests. Chaminade has put together some fantastic opportunities for children to challenge themselves, laugh and enjoy.
Type: Enrichment and athletic camps
Ages/Grades: Grades 3–12
Gender: Camps available for boys and girls
Dates/Hours: May 30–July 28
Cost: $25–$600
Sign-up Deadline: May 25 (Early bird pricing ends May 1.)
Circus Harmony Summer Performance Camp
Run away and join the circus at City Museum! Learn and perform real circus arts. Circus Harmony is home of the St. Louis Arches and is considered one of the top youth circus schools in the country. Register online today and let your child learn to flip, fly and fling!
Type: Day camp
Ages/Grades: Ages 7–18
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: Five two-week sessions from June 5 to Aug. 11
Cost: $450 per session (Sibling and multi-session discounts are available.)
Sign-up Deadline: First day of camp
Chesterfield Montessori School Summer Program
14000 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-469-7150
Chesterfield Montessori School offers a quality, fun-filled summer program for children. CMS’s beautiful buildings and campus include 5 acres with a large swimming pool, two tennis courts and a wonderful children’s garden. The program offers a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities, including swimming lessons, sports activities and creative arts. Two-year-olds through kindergartners receive a bilingual English/Spanish Montessori experience.
Type: Montessori day camps: sports, arts & swimming
Ages/Grades: Ages 16 months–12 years
Gender: Coed
  • Session 1: June 5–30
  • Session 2: July 5–28
  • Session 3: July 31–Aug. 18
  • Weekdays
  • 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • (Half-day or full-day sessions; before/after care available)
Cost: $885–$1,910 (Extended care: $240–$320)
Sign-up Deadline: April 28
COCA Summer Arts Camp
COCA prides itself on offering some of the most creative camps around, providing campers with the opportunity to experience new things, build their skills and have tons of fun. Kids and teens will learn to express themselves through poetry, dance, drama, sculpture, songwriting, videography and much more. Full- or half-day weeklong summer arts camps are taught by professional artists.
Type: Arts camps
Ages/Grades: Age 3–18
Gender: Coed
  • June 3–Aug. 18
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Full- and half-day options (Before/after care is available.)
Cost: Starting at $155 per week
Sign-up Deadline: First day of camp
The College School
Explore, play, learn and laugh with The College School this summer. Children ages 4–15 develop talents and expand interests while having fun. For more than 50 years, The College School has created experiences, activities and trips that are a natural extension of its experiential, hands-on philosophy.

Campers enjoy discovering through playful themed learning experiences, robotics/coding, field trips and swimming. Experienced and caring counselors, many of whom are full-time faculty at The College School, bring a wide range of expertise to the programs.
Type: Two-week themed Adventure Day Camps; multi-day expeditions; day trips
Ages/Grades: Ages 4–15
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June–August
Cost: $450–$1,000
Sign-up Deadline: N/A
Community Camps
900 Lay Road, St. Louis, MO 63124, 314-991-0005
Community School camps include arts, academics and just plain summer fun on the school’s beautiful 16-acre campus. Expanded mini camps include more than 30 offerings, with special sessions from COCA, Hi-NRG Gymnastics, TechShop and more! Community is also partnering with STAGES St. Louis again for two musical theater camps. Plus, there’s Play Camp for the youngest campers and FUNdamentals to fight the summer slump.
Type: Day camp
Ages/Grades: Age 3–Grade 6
Gender: Coed
  • May 30–Aug. 4
  • Weekdays
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • (Before/after care is available.)
Cost: Varies
Sign-up Deadline: May 17
Cub Scout Summer Camp
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With activities such as games, sports, swimming, fishing, marksmanship and hiking, Cub Scout Summer Camp is just the place for Scouts and their siblings to enjoy an exciting outdoor adventure while learning new skills and making new friends!
Type: Day, evening & overnight camps
Ages/Grades: Entering grades 1–5
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours:June–July (Specific dates and hours vary by camp.)
Cost: $60–$110
Sign-up Deadline: One week prior to camp
Forsyth Summer Discovery
Unplug with Forsyth Summer Discovery, where kids can ride bikes, climb higher, blast off rockets, hang out in the backyard, create, play sports, act, spend the night, make iMovies, get in touch with nature and use their imaginations. Pre-primary camps and extended day options are available. Sessions include Thursday Pizza & Movie Nights and Fun Lunch Fridays. Summer begins at Forsyth!
Type: Day camps: sports, arts, adventure & pre-primary
Ages/Grades: Age 3–Grade 6
Gender: Coed
  • One-week sessions
  • June 12–Aug. 11
  • Weekdays
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Extended day is available.)
Cost: $275 per week
Sign-up Deadline: N/A
Great American Human Foosball
3227 Morganford Road, St. Louis, MO 63116, 314-256-3020
Great American Human Foosball is where you go to get moving in a fun way. Each day, every camp ends with games of human foosball and other life-size games. Whether your child is an avid athlete or just wanting to stay busy this summer, rest assured they will have a blast!
Type: Athletic camps
Ages/Grades: Ages 9–15
Gender: Coed
  • Soccer Clinic: June 5–9
  • All Games: July 10–14
  • Sports Conditioning: July 24–28
  • 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (9 a.m.–4 p.m. with extended care)
Cost: $85 ($150 with extended care)
Sign-up Deadline: Two weeks prior to camp
iD Tech Camps
Held at WashU, UMKC, Northwestern, MIT & more
Learn to code, game and create at the world’s No. 1 summer technology camp! Students ages 7–17 code apps, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, discover cyber security, build websites, print 3-D models and more. Register online today to join 275,000-plus alumni and learn from top instructors.
Type: Day camp and overnight camp
Ages/Grades: Ages 7–17
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June–August
Cost: Varies
Sign-up Deadline: N/A
Immanuel Lutheran School’s Summer Adventure Camp
Immanuel’s summer programs provide an environment which recognizes and celebrates God’s gift of life in each child. Immanuel’s Summer Adventure Camp will run from May 30 through July 28, and individual weeks may be selected. Weekly themes will give campers the opportunity to explore colors, learn about outer space and get messy with art. Space is limited, so call soon to register or inquire about availability.
Type: Day camp
Ages/Grades: Preschoolers (ages 3–5)
Gender: Coed
  • May 30–July 28
  • Full day: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Half day: 7 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Cost: Varies
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (pending availability)
Incarnate Word Academy Red Knight Summer Camps
The objective of each Red Knight Camp is to involve girls in a variety of safe and fun summer activities. The all-girls setting creates a joyful and supportive environment where girls feel comfortable trying new activities, gaining new skills and making great friends. Camps are directed by experienced and caring IWA faculty/staff professionals.
Type: Sports, STEM and fine & performing arts camps
Ages/Grades: Varies
Gender: Girls
Dates/Hours:Week-long sessions begin June 5 through July 10. Half-day and full-day options are available.
  • Single morning or afternoon sessions: $90 per week
  • Full-day camps: $200 per week (includes lunch).
Sign-up Deadline: One week prior to camp
J Day Camps
J Day Camps offer kids fun and memorable summer days doing what they love: playing sports, enjoying the arts, being outdoors and swimming almost every day! Kids can attend camp for up to eleven weeks—from Memorial Day until school starts. Pre- and post-care and a lunch option are available.
Type: Sports, arts, STEAM & special needs camps
Ages/Grades: Age 3–grade 9
Gender: Coed
  • May 30–Aug. 11 per week
  • Weekdays
Cost: Varies
Sign-up Deadline: Early bird pricing ends March 9
Kanakuk is a premier summer camp experience located in Branson and Lampe, Missouri. Five overnight kids’ camps provide children with age-appropriate, fun, safe and professional outdoor youth camping experiences that grow them spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Kids have fun with friends by participating in more than 70 activities, sports and amazing themed parties. Full-time and summer staffs are committed developing dynamic Christian leaders.
Type: Overnight camps
Ages/Grades: Ages 6–18
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours:June 3–Aug. 11 (one-week, two-week or four-week options)
Cost: $1,150–$4,300
Sign-up Deadline: Varies per term
Kids for Critters Camps
Cool off this summer at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Kids for Critters Camps! Kids for Critters Camps are making a splash with games, animal interactions and more! Activities include dog training, cat enrichment and countless pets to adore. Dive into service learning projects with other animal-loving kids to make a pawsitive impact for animals! All camps include hands-on animal interactions and animal-related activities.
Type: Day Camps
Ages/Grades: Age 6–14
Gender: Coed
  • Weeklong sessions and one-day camps from June 12 to Aug. 9
  • Specific days, times and locations vary
Cost: $60–$300
Sign-up Deadline: One week prior to camp
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2017 Opera Camp for Kids
Spend a week singing, dancing, composing, making instruments and learning about costumes, makeup, lighting and set design—all the things that go into Opera Theatre’s productions! Students will see a live performance of Puccini’s beloved classic Madame Butterfly and share their own operas with friends and family.
Type: Theatre camps
Ages/Grades: Grades 4–7
Gender: Coed
  • June 5–9 at City Academy (St. Louis)
  • June 12–16 at Avery Elementary (Webster Groves)
  • 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $175 per week
Sign-up Deadline: N/A
STAGES Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps
1023 Chesterfield Parkway East, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 636-449-5775
Registration is now open for STAGES Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps: June 5–Aug. 4. Enjoy engaging day camps, featuring returning favorites Broadway Babies and Acting Adventures, as well as an array of magical programs including Fantastical Fairies, On Your Feet, Neverland Pirates and more! Exciting Dance and Acting Intensive offerings for teens also are available.
Type: Musical Theatre-inspired Day Camps
Ages/Grades: pre-school through teens
Gender: Coed
  • June 5–Aug. 4
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (varies by camp)
  • Before and after care are offered at an additional cost.
Cost: Varies by camp
Sign-up Deadline: N/A
Summer At SLU
Saint Louis University, One N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103, 314-977-8884
What kind of summer do you want your kids to have? Whatever your answer is, you’ll find it at Saint Louis University. SLU offers more than 60 camps and academies. From perfecting their jump shot in basketball camp to hands-on experience in medical academies, there is bound to be something that sparks your child’s interest and leads to their best summer yet!
Type: Day and overnight programs
Ages/Grades: Pre-K–grade 12
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours:June 5–Aug. 4 (Dates and times vary.)
Cost: Varies by program
Sign-up Deadline: Varies by program
Summer Enrichment Academy offers high-achieving students (girls and boys), entering the seventh and eighth grades, a fun, challenging experience. You choose part- or full-day and a variety of subjects—Algebra, Story Writing, STEMistry, Acting Improvisation and Physics.

Robotics classes teach Intro to EV3 and Robotics II (Intro to Robot C) for fifth- to eighth-grade girls and boys.

Athletic Camps in a variety of sports are available for grade school boys and girls.
Type: Summer enrichment academy; robotics & sports camps
Ages/Grades: Grades 5–8 (coed)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June 12–July 27 (Times vary; see website for details.)
Cost: $80–175
Sign-up Deadline: June 1
SummerQuest has revolutionized the day camp experience with six weeks of K–6 activities and a two-week arts and science camp for seventh- and eighth-graders. The fields at Shaw Park, the fabulous facilities at The Center of Clayton and the state-of-the-art science, music, art and theater facilities at Clayton High School are three great reasons to reserve your spot today!
Type: Day Camp
Ages/Grades: Entering K–grade 8
Gender: Coed
  • Session 1: June 5–16
  • Session 2: June 19–30
  • Session 3: July 3–14 (SummerQuest is closed on July 4.)
  • Weekdays
  • 9 a.m.–3:10 p.m. (Before/after care is available.)
Cost: $450–$475 (Before/after care is an additional $100–150.)
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (pending availability)
The Summer Academy
University of Missouri–St. Louis, 314-516-5196
The Summer Academy offers academic enrichment in the core areas of mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research and identification, personal and professional development, college planning and ACT preparation. Classes, workshops and laboratory activities will take place on the campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Type: College preparation academy
Ages/Grades: Currently enrolled ninth- and tenth-grade students (open to all metropolitan area school districts; not based on SES status)
Gender: Coed
  • June 12–July 7
  • Monday–Friday
  • 7:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Sign-up Deadline: May 26
Sylvan Learning’s Academy Camps
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Swimming, biking and playing outdoors are all ways your child will keep physically active this summer. But how will your child stay mentally active? Take a break from the heat and avoid summer learning loss by enrolling your child in Sylvan’s Academic Camps. Your child will enjoy robotics, math, reading, writing, interactive educational games, video game design, and much more! Sign up with a friend and receive a discount.
Type: Academic, robotics & coding (video game design) camps
Ages/Grades: Ages 7–12 (grades 1–5)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: Vary by location
Cost: $125
Sign-up Deadline: First day of camp
Washington University’s Summer Experiences
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, 314-935-4807
Continue on your path of academic success! Washington University’s Summer Experiences provide academically talented middle and high school students the opportunity to experience college life during the summer. A variety of programs in humanities, sciences, social sciences and math is offered.
Type: Academic camps (Residential and commuter options are available.)
Ages/Grades: Ages 11–18 (grades 6–11)
Gender: All gender identities welcome
Dates/Hours: Varies by program
Cost: Varies by program
Sign-up Deadline: Varies by program
Westminster Institute for National Security
How will you save the world? During four days on the campus of Westminster College, explore security issues facing our nation and world today. Fight terrorism, prepare for biological crisis, and analyze intelligence through simulations and project-based learning with expert faculty and real-world national security professionals.
Type: Overnight camp
Ages/Grades: High-schoolers (incoming freshmen through graduating Class of 2017 seniors)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: July 23–26
Cost: $500 (Opt to receive 1 hour of college credit for an additional $150.)
Sign-up Deadline: June 15
Westminster STEM Academy
Do you love finding out how things work? Does science fascinate you? During five days on the campus of Westminster College, engage your academic strengths and explore potential career paths in nine STEM fields, including environmental science, computer design and biochemistry, performing field work and hands-on projects with dynamic faculty.
Type: Overnight camp
Ages/Grades: High-schoolers (incoming freshmen through graduating Class of 2017 seniors)
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: July 23–27
Cost: $500 (Opt to receive 1 hour of college credit for an additional $150.)
Sign-up Deadline: June 15
Wilson Summer Camp
Campers enjoy themed activities, swimming at Shaw Park and field trips in eight week-long sessions beginning June 12. From Superhero Fun to Science that Moves, there’s something for every child. Register online.
Type: Day Camp
Ages/Grades: Age 3–grade 6
Gender: Coed
  • June 12–Aug. 4
  • Weekdays
  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Before/after care is available.)
Cost: $265 per week ($210 for Week 4)
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (ongoing enrollment)
YMCA Camp Lakewood
13528 Highway AA, Potosi, MO 63664, 888-FUN-YMCA
YMCA Camp Lakewood is an awesome overnight adventure for children! With 5,200 acres and a 360-acre lake, kids get outdoors having fun, making friends and learning new skills. They participate in sports, equestrian, arts & crafts, caving, high adventure, water activities and more—and also learn about accomplishment, belonging and character.
Type: Overnight camp
Ages/Grades: Ages 6–17
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June 4–August 9 (varying sessions)
Cost: $360–$1,000 (Financial aid is available to qualifying families.)
Sign-up Deadline: N/A (pending availability)
Zeal Adventure and Travel
4 New King Street, White Plains, NY 10604, 844-282-9325
Zeal Adventure and Travel specializes in adventure-based community service trips for teenagers. With expert leaders and small groups, Zeal creates unique experiences, lasting friendships and incredible adventures. Your teen can travel to Hawaii, Alaska or Canada while making lifelong friends; seeing iconic sites like Pearl Harbor; and trying out new activities like surfing, SCUBA diving, ice climbing and volunteering with sea turtles and monk seals.
Type: Travel camp
Ages/Grades: Ages 14–18
Gender: Coed
Dates/Hours: June 24–July 22
Cost: $4,195–$6,195
Sign-up Deadline: June 1 (Late sign-ups may be accepted pending availability.)