6 Local Summer Camps Your Kid Should Attend

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With the school year gearing to a halt, it’s time to think about what your kids will be doing over the summer. Whether they’re into science, sports, arts or everything in between, we know of five local summer programs your kid should be signed up for.


Unplug this summer. At Forsyth Summer Discovery, kids ride bikes, climb higher, blast off rockets, create, play sports, act, make iMovies, get in touch with nature and use their imaginations. For ages 3-12, from June 13-Aug. 12. Pre-primary camps & extended day. Summer begins here.

Forsyth School
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6235 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105


COCA Summer Arts Camps, for ages 3-18, feature a multitude of options for exploring theater, dance, music, visual arts, culinary arts and more. Camps are available in one-week sessions, with morning, afternoon and full-day options. Before and after care available; additional fees apply.

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524 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130



New City “MI” (Multiple Intelligences) Summer Camp is serious about help- ing kids experience creative summer fun and new experiences. In a joyful, school-based setting, summer is a time of exploration and learning. Campers can choose from more than 19 camps, and early & extended care are available.

New City School
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5209 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108


Campers ages 9-18 typically lose 10-20 percent of their body weight during Camp Jump Start’s 4-week and 8-week medically designed and accredited programs. Just as importantly, they get the tools to maintain their efforts back home. Learn about what could be the most important camp of all for your child.

Camp Jump Start
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3602 Lions Den Rd, Imperial, MO 63052


This summer kids can enjoy 8 weeks of hands-on fun at Saint Louis Science Center’s Summer Science Blast Camps. Perfect for pre-K through 10th grade students, the days will be filled activities like flying a real plane, building a robot and developing your own video game.

Saint Louis Science Center
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5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


For nearly 50 years, Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis has been providing after school, teen, sports and summer programs to youths in the St. Louis City and County areas, while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The clubs—proud members of the United Way of Greater St. Louis—now serve St. Louis youth at six locations, within several schools including Normandy and Roosevelt High School and through its Mentor St. Louis Program.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
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2901 N Grand Ave, St. Louis, MO 63107

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