Each summer, hundreds of St. Louis kids fend for themselves without adult supervision. Many of these children are home alone during the day without structured activities, nutritious meals or awareness of the risks that come with no adult presence.

Will your child be home alone this summer?

Sign them up for summer camp instead! The Northside Youth and Senior Services Center provides a fun and educational camp for St. Louis children ages 5 to 17 each summer. It’s a chance for kids to explore, make new friends, and enjoy fun and educational activities. All for no charge to families.

Children are split into the following age groupings for summer camp:

  • 5-8 years old
  • 9-12 years old
  • 13-17 years old

Camp begins the week after St. Louis public schools let out for the summer and provides six weeks of fun and learning activities for the kids.

Summer Camp Activities

The activities are carefully planned based on a child’s age and abilities, working to retain school year learning and provide age appropriate learning experiences. Caring and experienced camp counselors and adult volunteers provide a balance of free play, structured learning, creative development and physical activities.

Types of Activities

Each day is different and exciting, but some examples of typical summer camp activities include the following:

  • Computer instruction
  • Physical fitness
  • Recreational sports
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor games and activities
  • Field trips around St. Louis
  • Dance and theatre

Nutritional meals and snacks are provided each day to all children attending camp. No kid goes hungry on our watch!

Sign Up for Summer Camp

We’d love to have your child join us for summer camp! Our summer camp is free and open to all children ages 5-17 in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Complete the form below and someone from our team will be in touch with additional details and next steps.

For fun and educational activities during the school year, be sure to check out our Computer Club and the Peabody after school program.