Guide To Summer Camps In St. Louis

Searching for the perfect place for your child to experience intellectual, social and artistic fulfillment this summer? You’re in luck. Below are five summer-camp programs that combine hands-on learning with thoughtful programming, sure to keep your child sharp for the upcoming school year—and with a host of new friends.

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Photo courtesy of De Smet Junior High School.

De Smet Jesuit High School
Give your child the opportunity to thrive this summer with the many exciting, challenging academic and athletic camps for elementary to middle school-aged boys at De Smet Jesuit High School. Your child can choose one-week morning and afternoon sessions taught by exceptional faculty and enjoy lunch in between. Make this the most productive summer yet with Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit High School.

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Photo courtesy of Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the region’s most prominent outdoor sculpture parks, offering visitors an inspirational blend of art and nature. Children ages 4–15 have the unique opportunity to learn about art in the Park during Laumeier’s Summer Art Camps. Your child will learn and explore through a variety of creative exercises and activities taught by local, experienced artist-instructors. Participants come away with a deeper knowledge and understanding of art, greater confidence in their creative abilities and a host of new friends.

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Photo courtesy of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School
Located on their sprawling 100-acre campus, MICDS Summer Camps give children the environment necessary to create lasting memories and allow their imaginations to wander with endless possibilities. Supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert MICDS staff, camp-goers have their choice between four camps all with their own unique set of activities (Pegasus, Language Immersion Camp, Eliot Summer Academy or the Rams Sports Camp), and all open to boys and girls ages 5-18, of every school, and of every interest.

Photograph courtesy of Adobe Stock.

Photograph courtesy of Adobe Stock.

Whitfield School
Camp Whitfield engages children K-8 in activities such as crafts, technology, sports and games. Whitfield School teachers lead students through hands-on experiences designed to not only educate, but also allow participants to explore their interests while having fun. Campers eat the school’s famous Whitfield lunches and take advantage of extraordinary facilities. Whitfield Sports Camps are perfect for athletes at any level, with coaches who provide sport-specific training and instruction in week-long camps where athletes improve and have fun. Ages, prices, dates and times vary by sport.

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