Updated January 24, 2022

Camp families,

Registration for Summer Camp 2022 will open to the public on Saturday, January, 29, 2022, at 9AM. We look forward to welcoming new and returning campers and families this summer!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,
John McElwain
Summer Camp Director

Adventure Day Camps
Our Adventure Day Camps serve ages 4-11 and categorized into three age groups: Adventurers (Ages 4-6), Explorers (Ages 6-8), and Voyagers (Ages 8-11). Days are Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM in June-August.

Day Trips
Day Trips offer exploration opportunities throughout St. Louis and the local region. Camp days are 9 AM – 4 PM. The 2022 Day Trips are between $450-525.

Session Dates

Summer Welcome: 5/31 – 6/3 (Tues – Fri)
Session One: 6/6 – 6/17
Session Two: 6/20 – 7/1
Session Three: 7/5 – 7/15 (No camp on Monday, July 4)
Session Four: 7/18 – 7/29
Summer Sendoff: 8/1 – 8/5 

Times

Summer Camp: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Before Camp Care: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
After Camp Care: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Cost

Two week Sessions: $525
Summer Welcome Session: $210
Summer Sendoff Session: $265
Session Three: $475
Before Camp Care: $50 per week
After Camp Care: $75 per week 

Age Groupings

Adventurers: Ages 4-6 (All campers must be fully potty trained and four years old by July 1,  2022)
Explorers: Ages 6-8
Voyagers: Ages 8-11

Weekly Day Camp Schedule Overview

Monday: On campus theme-related activities and explorations
Tuesday: Field trips for Voyagers (Ages 8-11)
Wednesday: All camp swim @ Webster Public Pool 12PM – 1:30PM
Thursday: Field trips for Adventurers (Ages 4-6; second week of each session only) and Explorers (Ages 6-8)
Friday: All camp swim @ Webster Public Pool 12PM – 1:30PM

Deposits / Refunds

For Day Trips: 50% of the camp fee due as a deposit and is non-refundable. The remaining balance must be paid two weeks prior to the start of each camp session. Written notification of cancellation must be made, via email, no less than two weeks prior to the start of the session.

For Adventure Day Camps: $275 deposit for each two-week camp session. $100 of each camp session deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance must be paid two weeks prior to the start of each camp session. Written notification of cancellation must be made, via email, no less than two weeks prior to the start of the session. Full payment must be received in order for the camper to attend each session. Full payment for Camp Kick Off and Summer Send Off are due at registration.

Payment Link for Summer Camp Balances
If you need to make payment on an existing Summer Camp balance, click here.

Day Camp Themes

Our themes are designed to balance thematic learning with classic outdoor summer fun! Camp days are spent participating in theme-related activities as well as free time and organized games on our playgrounds and natural playscapes, soccer field, blacktop, gymnasium, greenhouse, garden, theater, and our neighboring Lockwood Park. 

Themes are shared throughout the age groupings. Each session theme will have different, age appropriate activities for Adventurer, Explorer, and Voyager campers. Adventurers will go on one field trip during the second week of each session. Explorers and Voyagers will have two field trips each session.  All campers will visit the Webster Groves Pool for swimming twice a week.

Camp Kick Off - $210

Camp Kick Off
5/31 – 6/3 (for campers attending one or more additional sessions)

During this four-day week, campers will experience new, fun, and engaging activities each day while familiarizing themselves with our camp spaces, staff, and fellow campers. Activities may include: cooperative games, classic outdoor/backyard party games, art projects, crafts, experiments, scavenger hunts, and creek and water play. All camps will remain on campus during this session. 

Show-Me MO State Parks - Session 1 - $525

Show-Me MO State Parks
Session One: 6/6 – 6/17

Campers will explore the state park system in Missouri and southern Illinois. We will investigate and highlight the unique geological features and ecosystems within these parks and conservation areas. Additionally, campers will visit various state parks where they will have the opportunity to play, hike, and explore. At the end of the session, campers will create a personal list of state parks that they want to visit with their families after camp has ended. They will develop an itinerary complete with park locations, attractions, and directions to share with their families.

TCS Outdoor Experience - Session 2 - $525

TCS Outdoor Experience
Session Two: 6/20 – 7/1

This session focuses on the experiences and opportunities our campuses have to offer. Our approach to experiential and outdoor education takes students many places and utilizes many different spaces on our Webster Groves and LaBarque campuses. On our Webster campus, campers will learn how to set up and plan their own outdoor primitive camping area complete with tents and an outdoor kitchen! Rock climbing on our campus rock wall (all ages), creating and building with natural materials, and splashing in our recirculating creek and pond are sure to be big hits with campers as well. Explorer and Voyager campers will get to hone their archery skills in our gymnasium while Adventurers build primitive shelters and forts in our natural playscape. On our LaBarque campus, campers will explore the creeks, glade, prairie, and forests of our 28-acre campus. Creek play, macroinvertebrate studies, fossil and arrowhead hunting,  primitive shelter building, orienteering, geocaching, and rappelling are some of the activities that may be offered.

Got Games? - Session 3 - $475

Got Games?
Session Three: 7/5 – 7/15 (No camp on Monday, July 4)

We’ve got games! During this exciting and fast-paced session, campers will get an opportunity to participate in a myriad of cooperative and individual games, team building challenges, and initiatives. Camper interests will dictate the direction and choice of games, sports, and activities. Fun, personal growth, and cooperation are fostered and encouraged. Options for campers will include traditional team sports, field day games, obstacle courses, as well as backyard style games and challenges. Field trips may include Tower Tee Golf, Swing-Around-Fun-Town, Ultimate Ninjas St. Louis, Myseum, and St. Louis Gym Centre.

Ozark Adventure - Session 4 - $525

Ozark Adventure
Session Four: 7/18 – 7/29   

Join us for an immersive experience as campers will learn by doing  as they explore the history and culture of the Missouri Ozarks. Campers will acquaint themselves with the food, clothing, music, traditions, and pastimes that existed and continue in the Ozarks today. Adventurers will focus on these topics with an emphasis on children’s experiences prior to the last 100 years or more.  In addition to visiting historical markers, museums, attractions, and conservation areas, campers will cook traditional Ozark cuisine and create period jewelry and crafts.

Summer Sendoff - $265

Summer Sendoff
8/1 – 8/5 (for campers attending one or more additional sessions)

Let’s celebrate the end to an amazing summer camp experience this week! In addition to swimming and a field trip to a local St. Louis attraction, campers will enjoy a week of celebrations and electives of their choosing. Campers will be able to select sports and games, art, science explorations, fort building, LEGO bricks and manipulatives, greenhouse and gardens, theater (improv and dramatic play), and playground free play. Adventurers will not have a field trip during this week.

Day Trips

The College School will offer a special day trip. Unlike our Expeditions, this Day Trip does not involve overnights. Details and costs below.

Day Trip Questions? Contact John McElwain.

Paddles PLUS! - $450

Paddles PLUS!
May 31 – June 3

For students entering 5th through 9th grades.

Beat the heat by exploring the rivers and lakes around St.Louis with adventurous friends! Paddles PLUS offers plenty of opportunities for campers to build skills at maneuvering boats in moving and flat water PLUS solving several team adventures along the way. No prior experience needed but a willingness to “dive in” is a definite must! This camp is designed for paddles PLUS FUN!

Leads: Carol Fitzsimmons / John Colbert, TCS Faculty

Summer Adventure Sampler - $500

Summer Adventure Sampler
June 13 – 17

For students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Are you ready for adventure? Experience five exciting days filled with new adventures in a variety of outdoor settings. Excursions may include rock climbing, kayaking/canoeing/paddleboarding in a lake, spelunking, along with water play at Johnson Shut-Ins. Each day brings a new, fun, and exciting exploration with your friends as you develop your outdoor skills.

Leads: Carol Fitzsimmons / Heather Walka, TCS Faculty