Amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others! Y Summer Day Camp provides a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. The Y offers DOZENS of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps, and themed camps for every interest — like aquatics, cooking, art, theater, science, music and so much more!
Preschoolers can explore our world this summer at The Nature Institute.Photo courtesy The Nature Institute.
Summer camps can be a great way to help young children explore the world around them, but it’s important to find one that is tailored to their interests, attention span and the occasional case of the “squirmies.” Several camps in the St. Louis area cater to the preschool crew, offering big adventures for the tiniest campers. Note that most camps require children to be potty trained.
Kids can spend the summer learning about animals at the Saint Louis Zoo.Photo courtesy Saint Louis Zoo.
St. Louis natives hold certain truths to be self-evident: Provel belongs on pizza, frozen custard is sweetest when purchased under the neon lights of Ted Drewes, and our city is, hands-down, the best in the Midwest for family fun in the summer. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of summer camps that celebrate “The Best of STL” — those museums, attractions and cultural institutions that attract tourists from across the country to our fair city. This summer, make your child's camp experience an STL "staycation"!