Mom’s Guide to Summer Camps in St. Louis

iD Tech- Summer Tech Camps at Washington University in St. Louis

Located at Washington University in St. Louis

Camps run from June through August.

For ages 7 through 18

iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with over 450,000 alumni and 20+ years of experience. Weeklong, day and overnight programs for ages 7-18 held at 150+ prestigious campuses including Washington University, Caltech, and NYU. Kids and teens learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Students explore a top campus with new friends, learn from world-class instructors, and create impressive projects for their portfolios. Small class sizes are guaranteed (no more than 10 students per instructor) to ensure proper pacing for all skill levels.

Swift Nature Camp

Minong, Wisconsin (The north woods)

June 14-August 14

Boys and girls, ages 6-15

Swift Nature Camp is an overnight nature camp Our focus is to blend traditional summer camp activities while increasing a child’s appreciation for nature, science and the environment. 

Our special Discovery Camp is a nurturing program for first-time overnight campers, offering additional staff to provide support and encouragement to overcome homesickness and build confidence. The program welcomes no more than 50 first-time campers, and the special attention that this intimate group receives is the reason that more than 92% of them wish to return.

Swift Nature Camp offers traditional summer camp activities along with an environmental focus. Campers enjoy an active Nature Center, Pet Zoo, and Department of Natural Resources sponsored programs, plus recreational activities that include canoe and backpack trips, horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, team courses, archery, sailing, water skiing, tubing and sports. 

All of this happens in the fun and sun of the north woods of Wisconsin. For staff and campers alike, Swift Nature Camp is more than just a place to be: it is their summer home. So why not have your child join our summer camp family this summer?

Sweetology Summer Camps

Town and Country & O’Fallon Locations

June – August

For ages 7 to 14

At Sweetology Cake Decorating Camp, campers will learn the basics of cake decorating: making buttercream frosting, basic design elements, how to frost a cake, cake decorating tools and uses, piping basic borders and designs, and working with fondant. We’ll also explore playing with food to create delicious edible art projects. Campers will bring home their edible creations throughout the week. No previous decorating experience is required. Minimum 6 campers per session, maximum 20.  Youth entering Grades 1-8. $185 per camper (3-day mini camps $110). Choose from one of three delightful camp themes: “As Seen on TV,” “Furry Friends Camp,” and “Under the Sea.”

Bricks 4 Kidz

Locations all over the St. Louis area

Weeklong camps held all through the summer

For ages 4 to 12

LEGO and robotics camps are offered five days a week, for three hour classes.  Everything from Star Wars, Minecraft, Batman, robotics, and more round-out this unique camp for boys AND girls! 

Crayola Imagine Arts Academy 

Locations all over the St. Louis area

Camps run from May 28 to July 12

For ages 5 to 12

These unique art camps allow kids to experience an array of different art mediums while they explore career paths in art and design, and work on problem solving skills. 

Summer At SLU

Camps held on the St. Louis University campus.

Weeklong camps run from May 29 to July 31

For ages 5-19

Everything from aviation, anatomy, engineering, robotics and MORE are offered at SLU this summer. This is one of the only camps that caters to teenagers with more advanced and mature program offerings.  

St. Louis Zoo Camps

Located at the St. Louis Zoo

Weeklong camps start June 10 through August 9. Times range from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Extended care available)

For ages 4 to 18

A camp at the ZOO? What more could we say? Camps range from half to full days, and run the gamut of activities for preschoolers, to more advanced offerings for high schoolers.  Mostly geared toward elementary and middle schoolers, Camp Kangazoo offers a chance to meet zoo residents up close and personal, create art, and more. Older children are invited to participate in a sleepover in the zoo at the end of camp. 

Laumeier Sculpture Park Summer Camps

Located at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Weeklong camps begin June 8 through July 31.

Ages 4 to 6-Half day from 9 AM to Noon

Ages 6 to 12-Full day from 9 AM to 3 PM

Each week brings a fresh theme for camp participants and will test and hone their creative skills!

Mad Science Camps

Located throughout the St. Louis Area

Weeklong camps begin May 28 to August 9. Times vary

For kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade

Mad Science St. Louis offers more than 35 week-long camps to introduce children to science and use their imaginations. Camp themes include Mad Inventors Camp, Red Hot Robots, Gross Out Science Camp, Mad Science “Make It” Camp, Secret Agent Lab, Wings & Things Camp, and a Journey Into Outer Space. 



Located in Webster Groves

Camps run all summer. Times vary

All ages

Looking for fun summer camp activities?  Whether it’s a magic field trip to Abra-Kid-Abra or a circus show/workshop at your camp, our summer camp activities will have your kids laughing, interacting, and having fun!

Artscope Summer Camps

Located at Artscope in Tower Grove Park

Weeklong camps begin late May to early August. 9 AM to 3 PM

For rising kindergarteners through rising 5th graders.

Artscope’s  Summer Camp Create features expert visual art instruction by their experienced teaching artists, special guests artists, lots of screen-free outdoor play, and supervised exploration of magical Tower Grove Park. Artscope emphasizes reducing our footprint by using natural, recycled and upcycled materials for art. They offer 10 total weeks of camp, each week with a different theme.  

Magic House Summer Camps

Located in Kirkwood

Weeklong half-day and full-day camps for kids ages 4-11

At Camp Magic House, campers participate in fun educational activities, explore The Magic House and more. A different theme is featured each day and even the snack becomes part of the hands-on fun.

St. Louis Public Library Summer Camps

Various Locations

St. Louis Public Library is offering 70 FREE week-long Summer Camps for kids and teens, from June 3-August 2. Space is limited and registration is required.

A.S.A.P. Summer Camp – North County Christian School St. Louis

Camp Ben Frankel Carbondale, IL

Camp Emeth Creve Coeur

Camp Kanakuk Branson

Camp Ondessonk Southern IL

Camp Wartburg Waterloo, IL

Chapel Summer Camp St. Louis

Concordia Lutheran Church Kirkwood

Heartland Camp – Green Trails Church Chesterfield

JUMP! Kids Chesterfield

King’s Kids Camp– July 21-26 Waterloo, IL


VBS Camps Are Currently Being Updated – check back soon for more information!


VBS Baptist Camps

Concord Church St. Louis

Parkway Baptist Camp St. Louis


VBS Catholic Camps

All-Saints St. Peters

All-Souls Overland (not yet updated)

Ascension Chesterfield

Assumption St. Louis (not yet updated)

Assumption O’Fallon (not yet updated)

Christ, Prince of Peace Manchester

Epiphany of Our Lord St. Louis

Holy Infant Ballwin (not yet updated)

Holy Redeemer Webster Groves

Holy Spirit Maryland Heights

Immaculate Conception Dardenne Prairie (not yet updated)

Immaculate Heart of Mary New Melle (not yet updated)

Incarnate Word Chesterfield

Mary, Mother of the Church St. Louis (not yet updated)

Mary, Queen of Peace Webster Groves

Our Lady Festus (not yet updated)

Our Lady Help of Christians Ste. Genevieve (not yet updated)

Our Lady of Providence Crestwood (not yet updated)

Our Lady of the Pillar St. Louis (not yet updated)

Queen of All Saints Oakville (not yet updated)

Sacred Heart Valley Park

St. Alban Roe Wildwood (not yet updated)

St. Andrew St. Louis (not yet updated)

St. Anselm Creve Coeur (not yet updated)

St. Anthony of Padua St. Louis (not yet updated)

St. Clement of Rome Des Peres (not yet updated)

St. Cletus St. Charles (not yet updated)

St. David Arnold

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Charles

St. Francis Borgia Washington (not yet updated)


VBS Lutheran Camps

Ascension Lutheran Church St. Louis (not yet updated)

Christ Memorial Lutheran Church St. Louis

Timothy Lutheran Church St. Louis (not yet updated)

VBS Presbyterian Camps

Covenant Presbyterian Church St. Louis




Annie’s Hope – Camp Courage (for children/teens grieving the death of a loved one) Dittmer, MO

Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis area

Camp Ben Frankel Belleville, IL

Camp Kanakuk Branson

Camp Lakewood Potosi

Camp Manitowa Southern IL

Camp Ondessonk Southern IL

Camp Sabra Lake of the Ozarks

Camp Taum Sauk Lesterville, MO

Camp Wartburg Waterloo, IL

Camp Weloki for Girls Farmington, MO and New Haven, MO

Cub Creek Science Camp Rolla

Cub Scouts Overnight Camp – Greater St. Louis Area 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Resident Camp Various locations

Great Circle Autism Camp Steelville

Heartland Camp – Green Trails Church, Chesterfield

King’s Kids Camp– July 21-26 Waterloo, IL

Parkway Rockwood Trek and Travel West County

Swift Nature Camp Wisconsin

YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood Potosi

Ackermann’s Swim Camp Kirkwood

All American Gymnastics St. Louis

All Star Kids Camp Chesterfield

American Baseball Camps – Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, O’Fallon

Andrews Academy Creve Coeur

Backyard Lifeguards St. Louis

Barron Gymnastics St. Louis

Bobby McCormack’s Basketball Camp Creve Coeur

Bomber Sports Camp West County

Breakthrough Basketball St. Louis

Camp Whitfield St. Louis

Challenger Sports Soccer Camps St Louis Area

Chesterfield Athletic Club Kid Camps Chesterfield

Elite Football Chesterfield

HiNRG Gymnastix Chesterfield and Eureka

High-Performance Volleyball Camps St. Louis

Highlands Golf and Tennis St. Louis

JCC Day Camps Chesterfield and Creve Coeur

Larry Hughes Basketball Academy Chesterfield

Little Gym Fenton and South County

Lou Fusz Soccer Camps West County

Marquette Cheerleading Kids Camp Chesterfield

Marquette High School Summer Camps Chesterfield 

Miss Kelly’s Gym Creve Coeur

My Gym Chesterfield

Olympia Gymnastics Multiple St. Louis locations

Ozzie Smith Sports Academy  Ballwin

Parkway Rockwood Community Education Sports Camps West County

PlayFirst Summer Soccer Camp Maryland Heights

Power Haus Sports Columbia, IL

Real Madrid Foundation Summer Soccer Camp SLUH

Rockwood Thunder Summer Camps and Clinics West County

Scott Gallagher Soccer Club St. Louis

Skymax Gymnastics Tumble and Cheer Camp Ellisville

SkyZone Sky Camp Chesterfield, Fenton, and Fairview Heights, IL

Sporting STL Soccer Camps Maryland Heights

St. Louis Golf Lessons St. Louis

St. Louis Gym Centre St. Louis

St. Louis Mountain Bike Camps Eureka and Ballwin

St. Louis University Basketball Camp St. Louis

Summer at SLU St. Louis University

Team Central Gymnastics Maryland Heights

Tony Glavin St. Louis Lions Soccer Camp Cottleville

Ultimate Ninjas Chesterfield 

Upper Limits Climbing Gym Chesterfield, Downtown St. Louis, Maryland Heights

Vetta Soccer Camps Concord, Manchester, St. Charles, Webster Groves, O’Fallon, IL & Belleville, IL

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Passport to Summer Frontenac

Wash U Athletics Summer Camps St. Louis

Y-Kiki Divers various St. Louis area locations


ACES Workshop (Anatomy Centered Ed and Sciences) TEENS Chesterfield

Andrews Academy Creve Coeur

Andrews Academy Lake St. Louis

BablerWILD at Parkway -Rockwood Community Ed Ellisville

Bricks4Kidz Kirkwood and Wildwood

Camp Whitfield St. Louis

Camp Invention various St. Louis area locations

Challenger Learning Center St. Louis

Code Ninjas O’Fallon, Wildwood and Peoria, IL

College for Kids-St. Louis Community College Kirkwood

Gifted Resources Council Clayton

Girls in Science Fontbonne University

Global Hack Summer Camp St. Louis (2020 information coming soon)

iD Tech Summer Tech Camps Washington University

Lavner Camps Washington University

Little Medical School Olivette

Little Veterinarian School Olivette

Mad Science St. Louis

Magic House Camps and Camp MADE Kirkwood and St. Louis

Maryville Science and Robotics Program West County

Play-Well TEKnologies various area locations

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed Summer Programs West County

Project MEGSSS Math Jam Program St. Louis

Ranken Technical College Summer Academies St. Louis, Perryville, Wentzville

SmartKids Robotics Summer Sumo Ballwin

Spice Chess Summer Camp Webster University

St. Louis Chess Club St. Louis

St. Louis Science Center Science Blast Camps St. Louis



Summer at SLU St. Louis University

Victory Raceway St. Louis

Wash U Pre-College Programs Washington University

Wilson School Think Camp St. Louis

Andrews Academy Creve Coeur

Andrews Academy Lake St. Louis

Ballwin Summer Camps Ballwin

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis St. Louis

Burr Oak West County

Camp Wartburg Waterloo, IL

Camp Westminster Town & Country

Camp Whitfield Creve Coeur

Camp O Day Camp Olivette

Chaminade Summer Enrichment West County

Chesterfield Day School Summer Programs Chesterfield

Chesterfield Parks, Recreation, and Arts Chesterfield

City of St. Louis Playtime Recreation St. Louis City

Clayton Summer Camp Clayton

COCA Summer Camps University City

Community School Summer Camps Ladue

Countryside Montessori Summer Camps Creve Coeur

Creme de la Creme Ellisville

Cub Scouts Day Camps Greater St. Louis Area

Des Peres Parks and Recreation  Des Peres

Eureka Parks and Recreation Eureka

Explore St. Louis Summer Camp St. Louis

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Day Camps St. Louis area

Girls Inc Summer Camp St. Louis

Hazelwood Summer Camp Hazelwood (2020 information coming soon)

JCC Day Camps Chesterfield and Creve Coeur

Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Summer Camps Kirkwood

Lindbergh Community Education and Recreation St. Louis

The Lodge at Des Peres Parks and Recreation Des Peres

Lucky Lane Nursery School Summer Camps Creve Coeur

Manchester Parks and Recreation Manchester

Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Maryland Heights

Mehlville School District Summer Camp 2020 St. Louis

New City School Summer Camps St. Louis City

The Novel Neighbor Summer Camps Webster Groves

Olivette Parks and Recreation Olivette

Parkway-Rockwood Community Education West County

Raintree Summer Wildlands Trek West County

RiverChase Summer Programs Fenton

Sherwood Forest St. Louis and Lesterville, MO

St. Charles County Nature Camp St. Charles

St. Charles County Camp YAP St. Charles

St. Charles County Youth Fishing Day Camp St. Charles

St. Charles County Youth Fishing Day Camp St. Charles

St. Charles County Camp YAP St. Charles

St. Charles County Park Explorer Kids Club St. Charles

St. Charles County Camp YAP St. Charles

St. Charles County Youth Fishing Day Camp St. Charles

St. Charles County Park Explorer Kids Club St. Charles

St. Charles County Daniel Boone Home Day Camp St. Charles

St. Charles County Youth Fishing Night Camp St. Charles

St. Charles County History Explorer Kids Club St. Charles

St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Day Camps St. Louis area 

St. Louis City Parks Playtime Recreation Camps St. Louis

St. Louis Public Library Free Summer Camps St. Louis City

Sweet and Sassy Summer Glam Camp West County

U-Create Summer Camp – UMSL St. Louis

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Passport to Summer Frontenac

Webster Groves Parks and Recreation Webster Groves

Wentzville Parks and Recreation Wentzville

Wilson School Day Camp St. Louis

YMCA Summer Camps All over the St. Louis area

Youth Fishing Day Camp St. Charles