SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 9 AM ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019.

Every summer, The College School offers a variety of adventures for children ages 4-15. Come experience some wonderful adventures with us and find out for yourself why our camps are so popular! We run different camps, and several fill very fast.

Contact Summer Camp Director, John McElwain with any questions.

Please register online! To register for one or more camps, click on any of the blue “REGISTRATION OPEN” buttons below to be taken to the registration form.

Adventure Day Camps
Our Adventure Day Camps serve ages 4-11 and categorized into three age groups: Early Childhood (Ages 4-6), Junior Camps (Ages 6-8), and Senior Camps (Ages 8-11). Days are 9 AM – 3 PM in June-August. Each two-week session is $475.

Expeditions
Our Expeditions are multi-day adventures for students ages 9-15. Average group size is 12 campers with three instructors. Expeditions are $550 each.

Day Trips
Day Trips offer exploration opportunities throughout St. Louis and the local region. Unlike Expeditions, there are no overnights. The 2019 Day Trip is $450.

Before and After Camp Care
Before camp care is available from 7:30-9:00 AM at $7 per day. After camp care is available from 3:00-5:30 PM at $13 per day.

Deposits
For Expeditions and Day Trips:
50% of the camp fee due as a deposit and is non-refundable. For Adventure Day Camps: $225 for each 2-week session. Camp deposit for each session is refundable if written/email notice of cancellation is received two weeks before the start of camp session. For Red, White & Blue Interim Session: Full payment of $200 is due at registration.

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

Early Childhood Day Camps (Ages 4-6)

The College School welcomes fully toilet-trained campers (age 4 by August 1, 2019) to join us for our themed day camps. Weekly off-campus activities include swim lessons at Webster University, two supervised recreational swims at Webster Groves Recreation Complex, and a field trip.

Children that have completed Kindergarten may elect to participate in either Early Childhood or Junior Camps. 

Session 1 - $475

Session 1 – Twist, Twirl, and Tumble
June 3 – 14

Campers will engage in a variety of forms of movement and dance, as well as become familiar with basic dance terms. This camp will foster confidence and focus on creativity, self-expression, friendships, and fun! The session will end with a performance for campers and families. Field trips may include The St. Louis Gym Center or STAGES to see a show.

Leads: TCS Early Childhood Educator / Dance Instructor Kathryn Bruntrager and TCS Staff Member Graham Bhuyan

Session 2 - $475

Session 2 – Underwater Explorers
June 17 – 28

Campers will dive deep as they learn about various forms of aquatic life found in oceans, lakes, creeks, and streams. In addition to learning the differences between fresh and saltwater habitats, campers will engage in a macroinvertebrate study at our very own Jan Phillips Learning Center at LaBarque Creek. Field trips may include the St. Louis Zoo and The Jan Phillips Learning Center.

Leads: TCS Staff Members Graham Bhuyan / Brice Dillman

Session 3 - $475

Session 3 – Fairy Tales and Fantasy
July 8 – 19

During this session, campers will explore fairy tales and fantasy through books and make-believe. Puppet play, dress-ups, and the creation of their very own fairy tale are just a few of the activities planned for this session. Field trips may include a visit to Bob Kramer’s Marionettes and The Novel Neighbor book store.

Leads: TCS Staff Members Graham Bhuyan / Brice Dillman

Session 4 - $475

Session 4 – Under Construction
July 22 – August 2

Come play with life-sized blocks, LEGOs, and all kinds of hands-on materials as campers explore the worlds of architecture, physics, and construction! Campers will work with various materials to build their creations as they experiment and bring their ideas to life. From structures and forts, to smaller LEGO towns, campers are sure to build great summer memories and friendships. Field trips may include a visit to The Magic House and STL Myseum.

Leads: TCS Staff Members Graham Bhuyan / Brice Dillman

Junior Day Camps (Ages 6-8)

Each week, off-campus activities include swim lessons at Webster University, recreational swims at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex, and a field trip.

Children that have completed Kindergarten may elect to participate in either Early Childhood or Junior Camps.

Session 1 - $475

Session 1 – Creative Crafters
June 3 – 14

Get those creative juices flowing with this crafty session. Campers will use a variety of mediums to create one of a kind projects. Projects may include mason jar art, canvas art, slime, wearable art, and so much more. Our campers will create masterpieces that you will want to keep for years to come. Field trips may include a trip to an artist’s studio and Perennial Community Workshop.

Leads: Certified Elementary Educator Elena Stone

Session 2 - $475

Session 2 – Far Out! Astronomy
June 17 – 28

Camper will blast off into space as they explore the solar system and the spacecraft, people, and organizations that propel space exploration. Interactive projects, games, and activities will foster meaningful learning balanced with nighttime viewing at home that can be enjoyed with others! Field trips may include a visit to an observatory and a visit from the St. Louis Astronomical Society.  

Leads: Certified Elementary Educator Priscilla Calvird

 

Session 3 - $475

Session 3 – Taste of Missouri
July 8 – 19

Campers will dig in the dirt and dig in at the lunch table as they explore the relationships between farms, gardens, and kitchens. They will gain experience in our campus garden and an operational farm to see how crops are grown and harvested. Using the school’s kitchen, campers will prepare a fresh and healthy meal, utilizing ingredients from our school garden and other local sources. Field trips may include Claverach Farm and EarthDance Farms.

Leads: Certified Elementary Educator Priscilla Calvird

Session 4 - $475

Session 4 – Campalooza
July 22 – August 2

This grand finale summer camp session has it all! From indoor/outdoor games, to craft projects, board games, and water play, this session will showcase what summer fun is all about! The camp will culminate in a field day event where junior and senior campers will come together for cooperative and competitive games and activities. Field trips may include Chesterfield Sports Fusion, Swing Around Fun Town, or Crestwood Bowl.

Leads: Certified Elementary Educator Priscilla Calvird

Senior Day Camps (Ages 8-11)

Senior campers will enjoy recreational swims at the Webster Groves Recreational Complex and a field trip or two each week.

Session 1- $475

Session 1 – What’s Up, Doc?
June 3 – 14

Campers will learn about the exciting field of medicine through hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and indoor/outdoor games. In addition to learning how the body and organs work, campers will learn first aid basics and how to use medical instruments. Field trips may include the Healthworks Kids’ Museum and a visit from a paramedic.

Lead: TCS Staff / UAB Medical Student Garner Boogaerts

Session 2 - $475

Session 2 – Let’s Rock! Geo Camp
June 17 – 28

Campers will participate in various placed-based activities as they explore unique rocks and minerals found right here in Missouri. They will also investigate how water impacts the formation of geological features. Field trips may include Onondaga Cave State Park and Rockwoods Reservation.

Lead: TCS Staff Member Max Bruch

Session 3 - $475

Session 3 – Adventures in Coding
July 8 – 19

Robots, art, puzzles, games and Makey-Makey inventions will be featured in our adventures for this session. Campers will create algorithms, try their hand at different types of computer coding, and learn how to apply their coding skills. Along the way they will sharpen their problem-solving and communication abilities. Field trips may include a visit to Arch Reactor and a local tech business that utilizes coding on a daily basis.

Leads: MFA Student Sarah Adcock

Session 4 - $475

Session 4 – Campalooza
July 22 – August 2

This grand finale summer camp session has it all! From indoor/outdoor games, to craft projects, board games, and waterplay, this session will showcase what summer fun is all about! The camp will culminate in a field day event where junior and senior campers come together for cooperative and competitive games and activities. Field trips may include Chesterfield Sports Fusion, Swing Around Fun Town or Crestwood Bowl.

Lead: TCS Staff Member Max Bruch

Interim Session Day Camp (July 1-3; no camp July 4 and 5)

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Red, White & Blue Week - $200

Interim Session – Red, White, and Blue Week
July 1, 2, and 3 (no camp July 4 and 5)

As a special service to our camp families, we offer a Preschool – Fifth Grade interim camp.

Red, White, and Blue Camp is offered to our camp families during the week of July 4th (July 1-3). Each day, we will plan age- appropriate activities for your campers such as arts and crafts, cooperative games, classic party games, and celebrations. Children will learn and play a variety of active games, crafts, cooking projects and creative movement activities. Some examples of activities and projects are: rocket building, water balloon fun, sports and board games, water play, salt dough projects and more. We will have a classic Fourth of July picnic on the last day of camp. Before and after camp will continue to be available throughout this session.

Lead: TCS Faculty Mindy Bhuyan

Expeditions (Ages 9 - 15)

During the summer, we lead a variety of outdoor expeditions for kids ages 9-15. Our diverse camp adventures involve travel all over the United States and beyond! Average group size is 12 campers with 3 instructors.

Expeditions Questions? Contact John McElwain.

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Paddles and Saddles I - $550

For campers who have completed at least 4th grade.

Dates June 10 – 14

For campers who have completed at least 4th grade.

Discover canoeing and riding skills during a trip down the beautiful Courtois River, where we will explore gravel bars, gaze upon starry nights, and ride horseback through the forests. Two days will be spent at The College School and around the St. Louis area learning skills, building group unity, and preparing for the three-day, two-night trip. Paddles and Saddles is always a wonderful and fun experience!

Paddles and Saddles I Leaders: Uchenna Ogu and Carol Fitzsimmons (A third leader will join for overnights)

Paddles and Saddles II - $550

For campers who have completed at least 4th grade.

Dates June 17 – 21

For campers who have completed at least 4th grade.

Discover canoeing and riding skills during a trip down the beautiful Courtois River, where we will explore gravel bars, gaze upon starry nights, and ride horseback through the forests. Two days will be spent at The College School and around the St. Louis area learning skills, building group unity, and preparing for the three-day, two-night trip. Paddles and Saddles is always a wonderful and fun experience!

Paddles and Saddles II Leaders: Uchenna Ogu and Carol Fitzsimmons (A third leader will join for overnights)

Exploring Ozark's National Scenic Riverways - $550

For campers who have completed at least 5th grade.

Dates June 17 – 21

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) was created by an Act of Congress in 1964, to protect 134 miles of the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers in the Ozark Highlands of southeastern Missouri. The clean, clear waters of these two beautiful rivers provide excellent opportunities for canoeing and aquatic habitat investigations. On this expedition we will spend two days paddling a 21-mile section of the Current river and enjoy camping on a gravel bar. Along the way we will explore caves, study aquatic wildlife, and learn alongside conservation biologists. After two days on the Current river, the campers will enjoy a “dry night” while staying at the lodge at Echo Bluff State Park before heading out for another two day trip, this time on the upper Jack’s Fork river. These rivers are considered to be Class 1 streams. Class 1 is the least difficult of the classifications used, but also comprise two of the most stunning natural areas in the entire state.

Ozark Adventure Leaders: Scott McClintock and Heather Walka 

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.

Summer Adventure Sampler - $450

For campers who have completed at least 5th grade.

Dates June 3 – 7
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Summer Adventure Sampler Leaders: TCS Faculty Monnie Brodbeck and Katherine Borg