Best Summer Day Camps For Kids In The St. Louis Area

February 21, 2014 7:00 AM

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Keep your kids busy this summer in a day camp program. The summer day camps throughout the greater St. Louis area offer kids supervised play, field trips, sports and lots of fun. Most of these summer day camps have extended hours allowing parents to drop the kids off before work and pick them up after work. Parents can feel secure knowing the kids are safe all day.

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St. Peters Summer Camps
St. Peters Rec-Plex
5200 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 939-2386

St. Peters Rec-Plex summer camp offers full day sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and half-day sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids have many activities to choose from. The summer sessions offers sports camps, art camps, theatre camps, summer activities camps and fencing camps. St. Peters summer camp also offers before- and after-camp activities: Rise & Shine 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Sunsetters 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Andrews Academy Summer Camp
888 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
(314) 878-1883

Andrews Academy summer camp programs are available for 10 weeks throughout the summer. Kids can choose to attend the minimum two-week sessions, the five-week session or enjoy the full 10-week session. Each week of camp comes complete with field trips, camp activities and swimming. Camp begins daily at 9 a.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. Andrews Academy summer camp offers extended day care, at no charge to children attending the summer camp, each day beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending promptly at 6 p.m. Camp fees include breakfast, lunch, two snacks, craft materials, field trips and extended day care. Parents have a choice of locations in Creve Coeur or in Lake St. Louis.

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Chesterfield Day School Summer Camp
1100 White Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 469-6622

Chesterfield Day School offers a wide variety of summer programs for children ages 18 months through sixth grade. Summer camps are supervised and taught by the staff of Chesterfield Day School, assisted by extracurricular activity providers, including professional coaches and educators, who provide hands-on and creatively themed sessions. Toddler and preschool summer camp experiences are geared towards fun, encouraging creativity and independence. Grades one through six have a balance of athletics, creativity and technology. Campers have opportunities to choose from sessions such as soccer, yoga, gymnastics, organized sports and arts/technology.

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YMCA Carondelet Park Rec Complex
Carondelet Park Rec Complex
930 Holly Hills Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 768-9622

The YMCA summer day camp program offers both a traditional day camp and specialty day camp programs. Each program is offered to kids ages five to 12, with a special Counselor in Training camp for teens ages 13 to 16. Summer programs are grouped into smaller sessions by age group, and may be held indoors or outside, depending on the day camp chosen. Camp Hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended drop-off hours beginning at 7 a.m. and pick up as late as 6 p.m.

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Lakeside Children’s Academy
1230 Dougherty Ferry Road
Valley Park, MO 63308
(636) 225-4800

Lakeside Children’s Academy day camp welcomes kids ages six to 12. Lakeside Children’s Academy offers an exciting, educational experience for kids. Each week begins a new theme focused on education, fun, exercise and teamwork. The children will travel throughout St. Louis on exciting field trips that include area parks, Meramec Caverns, the Butterfly House, Swing Around Fun Town, movies, bowling and skating.

Pennee Struckman is an accounting professional in St Louis, MO. She currently writes for on topics related to parenting teenagers and living well on a budget in St. Louis. She is also a professional financial management writer with articles and white papers published by a well-known information firm. Her work can be found at