There are several local opportunities this summer to enrich your learning, prepare for college, or explore a hobby! Visit the websites for each option for more information on schedules, pricing and other details.

Pre-College and Academic Programs

Zoo Teens

  • Must complete an interview

BEST Healthcare Institute

  • High school students

SLU Visiting Scholars Program

  • Juniors and seniors for upcoming school year 
  • Gives students a chance to take college courses and receive college credits

Washington University Pre-College Programs

  • 9th-12th graders
  • Application deadlines and requirements vary by program

UMSL Summer Academy 

  • 9th-10th graders 

Maryville University Virtual Summer Programs 

University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy HealthCare Immersion Program

  • 10th-12th graders

Northwestern University Pre-College Summer Programs

Cornell University Summer Engineering Program

  • Rising HS seniors who are African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander and/or first-generation college students are automatically considered for a tuition waiver 
  • Also provide other need-based financial assistance 

Telluride Association Summer Seminar Classes

  • For rising Juniors and Seniors
  • 100% free 

Girls Who Code Virtual Programs

  • For HS students who identify as female or non-binary
  • No previous coding experience required 
  • 100% free

Sleepaway Math Camp

  • 13-18 years old 
  • Located in Waterville, ME

Onecity Stories Summer Writing Program

  • 9th-12th graders 

iD Tech and Coding Classes 

  • Ages 7-17

Variety of Summer Pre-College Programs 

Teen Medical Summer Camp

  • Ages 12-15 (also have options for younger students)

Washington University Arts & Sciences Middle School Summer Challenge

Wharton Sports Business Academy

Theater and Arts Camps 

Metro Theater Company Camps

  • Options for 6th-12th graders 
  • Registration opens in early February 
    • Scholarship application link opens shortly after general registration 
  • Reach out to (Karen Bain) with any questions about the camp or scholarship opportunities 

COCA Summer Arts Camps

  • K-12

Circus Harmony Summer Camp at City Museum

  • Ages 7-15 

Overnight Camps 

YMCA Sleepaway Camps

  • Ages 8-16

Club Creek Animal Sleepaway Camp (Rolla, MO)

  • Ages 7-17

Overnight Engineering Camps 

  • Ages 13-17 
  • Four campuses across the country (Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, California)

Camp Manitowa Overnight

  • 2nd-9th grade
  • Sleepaway camp 

Therapeutic Camps

Camp Encourage 

  • Ages 8-18 
  • Overnight camp for children/youth who are on the autism spectrum
  • Near Kansas City, MO

Camp Courage

  • Camp Courage (ages 6-11)
  • Camp Courage Teens (ages 12-18)
  • Overnight camp for children and youths grieving a death  

Other Camp Options/Databases

Nature Works Internship with Forest Park

  • 9th-12th graders

SLU Summer Programs (Ages 4-19)

  • Registration dates vary by program 

Bayer YMCA Summer Day Camp

  • Ages 13-17
  • Registration now open. The earlier you register, the cheaper it is.

All YMCA Summer Camps

American Camp Association Search Engine

City of St. Louis Summer Camps

  • All ages 
  • Registration varies by camp

City of Bridgeton Teen Camp

  • Ages 12-15 (also have a day camp for ages 5-12)

St. Louis Public Library

  • Camps for kids and teens
  • Free