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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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. Scroll down to see this year’s camp offerings or download our brochure.

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 2018 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 $225 is due at registration.

Early Childhood Day Camps (Ages 4-6)

The College School welcomes fully toilet-trained campers (age 4 by August 1, 2018) 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. 

Show-Me Missouri - $475

Session 1

June 4 – 15

Campers will discover some of the natural wonders that the state of Missouri has to offer. Through play and exploration, children will learn about native Missouri plants and animals while visiting creeks, prairies, forests, glades, ponds and shelter caves. They will use their creative skills to reflect on their experiences through various projects. Field trips may include The College School’s Jan Philips Learning Center and Don Robinson State Park.

Maker Space Camp - $475

Session 2

June 18 – 29

Children learn best when the learning is meaningful and fun. This session combines art, science, engineering, and literature as campers explore the components of the “maker” movement. Campers will explore different aspects of being a “maker” through building, tinkering, and creating. Field trips may include a trip to the Maker Garage at the St. Louis Science Center and  St. Louis Teacher Recycle Center.

Picture Perfect - $475

Session 3

July 7 – 20

This camp will explore the wonderful world of photography and art. Campers will become amateur photographers, taking their own photos and turning them into works of art. Campers will display their work in a gallery walk through for campers, friends, and families at the end of camp. Field trips may include the Children’s Illustrated Art Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park, or the Arch for some inspiration and creation time.

Splash Science - $475

Session 4

July 23 – August 3

Summer is the perfect time to cool down, get wet, and learn something in the process! Campers will participate in various water-based activities and experiments. Young scientists will dive deeper into understanding the watery world around them as they explore water in all forms. Field trips may include Myseum and the Melvin Price Lock and Dam.

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.

Imagination Exploration - $475

Session 1

June 4 – 15

Campers will create their own fantasy world and characters and will bring their creations to life through DIY news segments, story books, newspapers and movies. Campers will also make costumes to bring their alter-ego to life and will make photos of themselves in their fantasy world through the use of green screen technology. Field trips might include a local news station and newspaper office.

International Sport Enthusiast - $475

Session 2

June 18 – 29

Practice global sports with area-experts without needing a boarding pass! Learn about the origins of some of the most popular and more uncommon sports from around the world. Field trips might include St. Louis Bocce Club, Francis Park Handball, and more.

 

 

On the Set: Kids Kitchen - $475

Session 3

July 7 – 20

Campers will learn about and cook different types of cuisine from around the world. The camp will culminate in a cooking show that students will record, edit, and produce to share with campers and their families. Field trips may include the Companion Teaching Kitchen and a video editing/recording studio.

Animal Allies - $475

Session 4

July 23 – August 3

Animals are all around us, from our pets to wild species in the St. Louis area. Campers will understand why some animals are considered invasive, endangered, at-risk, and what people can do to be advocates for creatures in their neighborhoods and around the world. This camp has a strong service-learning emphasis; field trips may include visits to the World Bird Sanctuary, Lone Elk Park, and our area ASPCA.

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.

Nature & Survival - $475

Session 1

June 4 – 15

Set your kids imagination and adventurous spirits free as they learn about the natural environment and the important skills of survival. No matter what your child’s background is, from never having camped before, to the most experienced nature enthusiast, they’ll have a blast! Activities range from basic nature/environmental education such as plant identification and animal tracking/study, to true survival skills. Kids will gain confidence and comfort in being outdoors, while having a great time and staying active. Field trips may include local conservation areas and visits from experts.

Solo Sports Extravaganza - $475

Session 2

June 18 – 29

This summer, focus on staying active while sampling a variety of sports meant to be appreciated as an individual while having fun as a group.  Spend time at both our 28-acre outdoor campus and in Webster Groves practicing archery, hiking, and indoor rock climbing. Field trips may include The College School’s Jan Philips Learning Center and Climb So Ill Rock Climbing Gym.

Flight of Fantasy - $475

Session 3

July 7 – 20

Explore the world of magic and fantasy fiction as we connect to the Harry Potter Series, the Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, and other fantasy stories. We will strike a balance with a mixture of camp activities that may include art projects, making “potions”, playing active group games, acting out skits, scavenger hunts in the forest, and learning about campers favorite books and stories. Campers may decide to try their hand at creating alternate endings, or original pieces of fantasy writing. Field trips may include local area parks as well as a fantasy fiction experience at “The Den.”

S.T.E.M. Your Creativity - $475

Session 4

July 23 – August 3

Campers will engage in cooperative and competitive challenges and activities such as bridge and catapult building, the egg drop challenge, and tallest towers. When it comes to coding, campers will be working with Cubetto, Dash & Dot robots and they will even create a challenge course for campers and robots. Field trips will include a simulation day at Challenger Learning Center St. Louis.

Interim Session Day Camp (July 2-6; no camp July 4)

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Red, White & Blue Week - $225

Interim Session

July 2, 3, 5, and 6

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

Red, White & Blue Camp is offered to our camp families during the week of July 4th (July 2-6; no camp on July 4). 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.

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 4 – 8

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 - SESSION FULL

For campers who have completed at least 4th grade.

Dates June 11 – 15

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)

Ozark Adventure - $550

For campers who have completed at least 5th grade.

Dates June 18 – 22

This expedition allows for campers to grow their abilities as field biologists, geologists, and naturalists as we explore the geology, wildlife, and rivers of the Ozark mountains. Students will participate in field science, keep journals, create artwork, explore historic areas, and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks.  This trip includes over 20 miles of paddling on Ozark National Scenic Riverways and 10 miles of backpacking across mountains discovering glorious views, waterfalls and hidden shut-ins.

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 4 – 8
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 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, biking, kayaking/canoeing/paddle boarding at a lake, and spelunking. Each day brings a new, fun, and exciting exploration with your friends as you develop your outdoor skills.

Summer Adventure Sampler Leaders: Monnie Brodbeck and Hannah McCauley