Although the temperature outside doesn’t feel as if summer is just around the corner, it’s not too early to begin looking into summer camps for your children. Blueprint4summerstl is a great web site that allows you to search for a summer camp by subject matter, price, interest, location, time, gender, dates and age. It has never been easier to find the perfect summer camp for your children.
For instance, if you select the category “cooking,” the time “morning,” the location within 20 miles of zip code 63043 and cost between $100 – $200, you are given 12 summer camps to select from. One of the camps under these 12 is “Cooking Camp: Field to Table” at Camp Westminster and it meets June 15 – 19 from 9:00 – 11:45a.m. The cost is $115 and it is for ages 8-12. Here is the description:
“Hollyberry Catering, voted best caterer in St. Louis by Sauce Magazine five years running, helps cultivate a wonderful student and community garden on campus. Campers will learn how products are grown and will harvest them from the garden to help inspire their daily cooking creations! They will work hands-on in the kitchen alongside Hollyberry chefs to create fun and exciting meals and snacks, such as tasty soups, paninis, and creative salads. At the conclusion of the camp, parents, grandparents, or friends will be invited to a special sampling prepared by the campers, along with a tour of the garden. A true garden-to-table experience!”
If you choose programs for kids between 5 and 10 years old in the category “Dance” within 20 miles of 63141, you will get 11 camp selections. “Pop Nation at COCA- Summer Arts Camp” meets Jun 29 – Jul 2 from 9:00 – 11:45a.m. The cost is $112 and it’s for children 8-10 years old. “This fun and lively introduction to dance is perfect for students interested in sampling moves and choreography inspired by current and classic pop music videos. COCA’s dance faculty will get you moving to age-appropriate favorites like “Thriller” and “Shake It Off.” No previous dance experience is necessary.”
The web site offers over 1,000 camps in the St. Louis area. Other camps include:
Camp Joey at the St. Louis Zoo meets Jun 8 – 12, from 8:30 – 11:30a.m. The cost is $180 and it’s for children 4 – 5 years old. “Get ready, little ones! It’s time to hop out of the pouch and into the Zoo at Camp Joey! Our days will be filled with animal antics, habitat ventures and Zoo fun as we experience and appreciate the animal world together. The Camp Joey theme this summer is Amazing Animals, and will explore animal adaptations.”
Camp F.R.E.S.H at Fontbonne University features a different continent each week from 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. The cost is $175. “Led by Fontbonne’s Family and Consumer Sciences faculty, kids will roll up their sleeves and whip up healthy cuisine with international flavor in our state-of-the-art kitchens. They’ll learn about teamwork and the benefits of physical activity through participation in each continent’s popular sports, games and dances. They’ll discover how music, art and nature can enhance their own physical and emotional well-being, just as it does for kids all over the world. Weekly fieldtrips are designed to relate to the ‘Continent of the Week.’”