A Guide to Arts Summer Camps in St. Louis

February 13, 2024

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Summer camp registration is opening across St. Louis, and there are several opportunities for children and teenagers to explore the arts! From theater to visual arts, dance and music, our arts programs and organizations have something for all ages. 


Big Muddy Dance Company Summer Intensive  

  • Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the dance scene, Big Muddy Dance Company has a summer program for you. Big Muddy offers an assortment of dance techniques to learn, from ballet and jazz to contemporary. Each session ends with a showcase for friends and family to attend.  
  • Age groups: 10-18+ 
  • Dates: June 17-July 19 

Camp Magic House 

  • From conducting science experiments to developing an art making process, Camp Magic House has a variety of fun sessions for your camper to explore.  
  • Age groups: Pre-K-5th grade 
  • Dates: June 3-28 

COCA Summer Arts Camps  

  • Campers can use their creative skills all summer with COCA’s range of fun activities. You can book a full day of activities or opt in for a half day to fit your schedule.  
  • Age groups:  3-18  
  • Dates: May 28-Aug. 16 

Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) 

  • Create your own comic book or record a custom stop motion video at one of the classes offered by CAM this summer.
  • Age groups: 9-13    
  • Dates: June 10, July 23, July 30 

Craft Alliance Summer Camp 

  • From sewing to pottery, the Craft Alliance Summer Camp offers a diverse range of sessions for campers to explore their creative side. Join the crafting adventure at one of the half-day camps.  
  • Age groups: 7-14 (10+ for glass or metals camps using torches) 
  • Dates: June 3-Aug. 9 

Crayola Imagine Arts Academy Camps  

  • At Crayola Imagine Arts Camps, campers can learn different art techniques from sculpting and painting to textile artistry.  
  • Age groups: 5-12 
  • Dates: March 18-Aug. 16 

DaySpring Summer Camp 

  • DaySpring Summer Camp provides a creative environment where campers learn from highly qualified teachers specializing in different subjects such as musical theatre, visual arts and more.  
  • Age groups: 3-18  
  • Dates: June 10-Aug. 20 

Grand Center Arts Academy Summer Arts Camps 

  • Campers will join industry experts for a summer full of learning visual arts, theater, dance and vocal music in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District. 
  • Age groups: Grades 5-12   
  • Dates: July 8-19   

Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Camp  

  • At Laumeier Sculpture Park Summer Art Camp, young artists can choose from a variety of full or half day classes centered around natural wonders and imaginative art projects. 
  • Age groups: 3.5-18 
  • Dates: June 10-Aug. 2 

LifeLight Youth Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camp  

  • Calling all young Broadway lovers! At LifeLight, campers will spend their days learning the ins and outs of theater, from rehearsing music to building sets.  
  • Age groups: 5-19 
  • Dates: June 24-Aug. 9  

Metro Theater Company Creative Arts Camp  

  • Join Metro Theater Company Creative Arts Camp for a playful summer full of exploring drama, visual art, creative movement and music.  
  • Age groups: Pre-K-5th grade 
  • Dates: July 22-Aug. 2 

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis  

  • The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is offering campers a creative, musical journey at the Sing Out vocal camp! Featuring lessons, classes and workshops in auditioning to movement, campers will get the full professional performing experience.  
  • Age groups: 9-12 
  • Dates: June 3-7  

Pianos for People Summer Piano Camp  

  • Registration for Pianos of People Summer Piano Camps opens in March.  
  • Age groups: TBA 
  • Dates: TBA 

Saint Louis Ballet Summer Intensive  

  • Calling all dancers! Join Saint Louis Ballet for their Summer Intensive. They offer classes based on age and level of experience with a variety of genres, such as musical theatre and jazz to contemporary and hip hop.
  • Age groups: 7-21 
  • Dates: July 17-19  

STAGES St. Louis Summer Camps 

  • Does your camper want to be an influencer? What about auditioning for Saturday Night Live? STAGES has a camp for them! Browse a variety of sessions that get your camper on the stage. 
  • Age groups: 3-18 
  • Dates: June 3-Aug. 5 

Stray Dog Theatre Stray Pups Summer Camp  

  • Build up your skills in performing arts all while having fun at Stray Pups Youth Theatre Summer Camp.  
  • Age groups: TBA 
  • Dates: TBA 

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Summer Shakespeare Studio 

  • Shake up your summer with the Summer Shakespeare Festival. Join sessions with professional Shakespeare performers, learn stagecraft and combat and perform famous Shakespearean plays.  
  • Age groups: 9-19 
  • Dates: June 3-28 

The Repertory Theatre St. Louis Camp Rep 

  • Camp Rep creates an immersive experience where campers can perform and thrive. Classes range from Broadway dance and acting to creative storytelling and scenic and lighting design.  
  • Age groups: 7-13 (must be turning 7 before the start of camp) 
  • Dates: July 8-Aug. 2 

Webster University Community Music School (CMS) Summer Programs 

  • Develop your musical skills with CMS Summer Programs. Offering a variety of options from evolving Saxophone skills to learning to write a pop song, they have something for all music lovers.  
  • Age groups: 6 months-18 
  • Dates: May 30-Aug. 2 

Photo credits: LifeLight Youth Theatre Website, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Website, COCA (Center of Creative Arts) Website, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Website