Summer Camps @ SLPL


What are your kids doing this summer? Sign them up for one or more of the fun, exciting and educational summer camps offered for free by St. Louis Public Library!

Registration for all camps is required. Print and complete the Camp Application here, and bring it into any St. Louis Public Library Branch. Applications require a parent or guardian’s signature. Registration closes when the camp is full.

Campers must commit to attending all scheduled camp sessions. Parents or guardians should make arrangements for their child to arrive on time and be picked up at the end of the camp each day.

The Library cannot provide before or after care. Unexcused absences may lead to dismissal from the program.

BWorks Computer Camp:
Earn-a-Computer Program
The St. Louis Byte Works Earn-a-Computer program includes:
•Introduction to computers; computer setup
and use
•Computer programming using MIT’s
•Scratch software
•Networking basics; Internet safety
•Creating and delivering presentations using LibreOffice Impress
Students who attend every class earn a computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse and flash drive.
Enrollment is limited to 1 child per household.
Limit: 12 | Ages 10-12

1-3 p.m. (Monday-Friday; Computer pick up on Saturdays)
June 5-June 9 at Carondelet
June 12-June 16 at Julia Davis
June 19-June 23 at Carpenter
June 26-June 30 at Divoll
July 10-July 14 at Baden
July 17-July 21 at Kingshighway

Circus Harmony
Beginning Circus Camp
Basic tumbling (forward rolls, cartwheels, etc.), balancing (rolling globe, stilts, etc.), object manipulation (juggling, hula hoops, etc.) and clowning. Limit: 15 | Ages 4-6

11 a.m.-Noon (Monday-Friday)
June 5-June 9 at Schlafly  (Full)
June 26-June 30 at Central (Full)
July 24-July 28 at Baden

Kids in the Kitchen
Hands-on cooking experiences encourage healthier eating. Learn to prepare simple, healthy foods. Sessions cover basic cooking skills, good nutrition, healthy food choices, food safety and the importance of physical activity. (All food allergies must be provided) Limit: 25 | Ages 8-10

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
(Please indicate all food allergies)
June 19-June 23 at Baden
July 17-July 21 at Carpenter
July 24-July 28 at Walnut Park

LEGOs (E2 Young Engineers) Camp
Receive a unique Young Engineers K’NEX kit for personal use during the session. Following a story that demonstrates a science principle, the children will begin constructing a personal model that demonstrates the learned subject.
Limit: 12 | Ages 4-6

10 a.m.-Noon (Monday-Friday)
June 19-June 23 at Walnut Park
June 26-June 30 at Barr
July 17-July 21 at Schlafly (Full)
July 24-July 28 at Buder (Full)

The Magic House: Camp Make It
Every day is an open book at Camp Make It! Campers
will go full STEAM ahead as they use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create a
contraption inspired by a favorite children’s book.
Aspiring inventors will get the chance to experiment
with a variety of gadgets and gizmos, learn amazing new skills and tinker to their heart’s content.
Limit: 20 | Ages 6-8

10 a.m.-Noon (Monday-Friday)
June 5-June 9 at Julia Davis
June 12-June 16 at Schlafly
July 10-July 14 at Kingshighway (Full)
July 17-July 21 at Central

Pixel Press Camp
Bloxels is a tool that allows you to create your own platformer video games using physical blocks and a Bloxels board. You can create game layouts, pixel art for your game, animations, backgrounds and a character for the game. Limit: 30 | Ages 7-12

1-3 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
June 5-June 9 at Barr
June 12-June 16 at Central
July 24-July 28 at Machacek

Space Explorers Camp
Aspiring space explorers will join a Flight Direct from the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis to develop the skills every astronaut needs. Campers will problem-solve as they build rockets and robots, use teamwork to design lunar colonies and strengthen their curiosity as they explore our solar system. Limit: 22 | Ages 8-12

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
June 19-June 23 at Divoll
July 10-July 14 at Buder
July 24-July 28 at Cabanne

Theater Camp
Bring Shakespeare’s language to life on stage. We will explore what it takes to be a Shakespearean actor through voice, movement and scene study. Camp will culminate in a mini-performance.
Limit: 20 | Ages 8-10

1-3 p.m. (Monday-Friday;
Final performance on Saturdays)
June 12-June 16 at Cabanne (Final performance on June 17)
June 26-June 30 at Carondelet (Final performance on July 1)

Robotics Camp
Learn how to build and maneuver a LEGO Mindstorm NXT robot, Simplebot. Working in small groups, students learn to program their robots to navigate a maze, make a sound and display a message. Complete challenges such as the Dizzy Drill and Buried Treasure. All supplies, including LEGO Mindstorm NXT kits, and notebook
computers are provided by St. Louis County 4-H. Limit: 20 | Ages 8-13

10 a.m.-Noon (Monday-Thursday)
June 5-June 8 at Baden
June 12-June 15 at Carpenter
June 19-June 22 at Buder
June 26-June 29 at Schlafly
July 10-July 13 at Carondelet
July 17-July 20 at Machacek

Lights! Camera! Action!
Teen Film Camps at Central Library!
Presented by St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival’s (SLIFF) Filmmaking Camps
With the help of SLIFF staff, students learn storyboard techniques, scene set up, camera handling, video editing and more. The camps are free but online registration is required. Visit to register for one of the three camps below.  For more information call 314-289-4153.

Documentary Film Camp
July 31-August 4

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages 14-18
Intended for students who have attended Library Film Camp in previous years or who possess previous video production experience. Registration required. Apply by Friday, June 30.

Live-Action Film Camp
July 24-28

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages 12-18
A hands-on workshop for kids
with a flicker of imagination.

Animation Camp
July 24-28

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Ages 14-18
Uses both hand drawing and computer animation techniques. Registration required. Apply by Friday, July 10. Completed projects will be showcased as part of the Library’s 3rd Annual Mini-Comic Con on
July 29 at Central Library.