It’s that time again to start thinking about camps– if you haven’t already.  We, admittedly, have been WAY behind in planning our kids camps for this Summer.  When the information comes out in December- it seems way to early and then all of a sudden- its T-30 days until school is out and the panic sets in.  Luckily, kidzxplor has pulled together and has TONS of camp options via kampxplor– our camp focus to our app.  Kidzxplor offers camps in several different ways, you can actually book directly from kidzxplor and get your kid into the camp you want- ALL IN ONE PLACE– as well as once Summer comes- you can book drop-in camps via kidzxplor.  Gone are the days of just arts and crafts and swimming.  Today’s camps include robotics, science, specialized sports camps, and any type of activity under the sun. We partner with awesome camp providers throughout the city and have listed some of our favorites below:

KIDS WHO K.AR.E. CAMP– Kids Who K.A.R.E. Camp is an exciting opportunity for kids in STL who are looking to do some social good and be able to help others in the process.  Their tagline “One fun week with friends. Memorable experiences for life.” rings true with fun and exciting opportunities that are philanthropic and make the soul feel good. Through introductions to non-profit organizations and global causes, K.A.R.E. Camp facilitates age-appropriate discussions, field trips, hands-on volunteering projects, and unique service opportunities to inspire boys and girls to be grateful, compassionate and kind. K.A.R.E. Camp opens hearts to a lifetime of compassion and giving back. Kindness. Action. Responsibility. Education.

COMPANION TEACHING KITCHEN– Have kids that love to be in the kitchen?  Do something productive with your summer break … learn how to bake! Join Companion Teaching Kitchen as they teach kids safety, sanitation, and basic kitchen guidelines as well as teaching them all the different things we can do with flour!  There are different options throughout the Summer based upon different themes including options of pizza, cupcakes, Global food, cakes and so much more.  You can book Companion directly here.

BRICKS4KIDZ WEST COUNTY– Do your kids love science and doing things hands-on?  Join them this summer to Inspire your child to dive into their own imaginations and demonstrate their creativity with awesome, educational builds and activities. We’ll take a thrilling journey through Robotics (LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics), Bat League, Pocket Monsters (Pokemon®), Galaxy Far Away (Star Wars®), Brick City Engineers, Motorized Machines and Remote Control Mania, Minecraft, Super Heroes, and more!  Camps are held at various locations throughout the city and can be booked here.

J DAY CAMPS–  This year, J Day Camps offer even more!  They have lined up awesome partners to expand our selections: arts camps with Craft Alliance, STEAM camps in partnership with Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, and sports camps with Hi-NRG, Scott Gallagher, the St. Louis Blues and more! Plus swimming, lunch, field trips and even better pre- and post-care. After a review of the camp program- they are coming back this year better than ever!  The J has a camp for every kid, and every kid is welcome at the J.

IMAGINE ARTS– Have an art lover?  Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the rainforest, Hollywood, Mars, and a futuristic city! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments.  Experiment with Crayola® products and a wide variety of art techniques like sculpting, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers like graphic design, fashion design, and architectural and urban design.  View all camps for Imagine Arts here.

MAD SCIENCE– Mad Science of St. Louis summer camps offer kids a break from the traditional classroom by providing fun activities and mental stimulation to keep their brains sharp!  Their wide-range of science camps include a daily combination of guided discovery and exploration, science games, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. They make learning about science exciting!  At Mad Science of St. Louis summer camps your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. This hands-on approach not only teaches children about the wonderful world of science, but it also gets them excited about applying scientific concepts to real-life situations.  Camps can be booked via kampxplor here.

THE LITTLE GYM OF SOUTH COUNTY–  Have a little one that needs to get some energy out?   Your child will spend three adventure-filled hours on a unique, exciting quest. Each week revolves around an interactive learning theme with different, creative lesson plans that will keep your child engaged. Utilizing The Little Gym’s proprietary 3 dimensional-learning approach, they challenge the body and brain, while helping kids become the best version of themselves.  They combine physical activity, gymnastics, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the heat of summer by staying cool at The Little Gym.  Check out The Little Gym’s camps day-by-day on kidzxplor.

So, are you ready?  Check out our full line of camps available for booking and get out there this Summer!