Summer in the City

Students play on the St. Paul's playground during summer camp.

Let us inspire, entertain, and engage your student this summer! Our range of fun and dynamic camps, classes, and field trips are designed to get kids learning, moving, and exploring.

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Summer in the City 2024 registration is open! There's no requirement to be a currently enrolled St. Paul's school year student. We welcome any campers between age 2.5 through 8th grade for fun in the heart of Kansas City! Click here to register today.

Browse the 2024 Summer Brochure

Parents enjoy the flexible day camp options to suit a range of summer schedules, and students love discovering new interests in our diverse classes. Whether a student wants to explore local Kansas City landmarks, dive into the world of Harry Potter, learn about cuisines from around the world, or play sports all day, there's a camp for everyone!

Summer in the City 2024 Brochure

Check out the 2024 brochure for a full list of all the camp offerings. Registration is now open!

REgister for 2024 Summer in the City

At Summer in the City, there are camps for all kinds of kid interests! STEAM, Music, Cooking, Travel - learn about a few of our upcoming 2024 summer program highlights below. Click here to read about all the fun we had last year in summer 2023!

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We Love KC - Camps that Celebrate our Hometown!

A group of 10 elementary students pose in front of a sign that says I Love KC

Want your camper to learn more about what Kansas City has to offer? Check out our We Love KC camps featuring local field trips. Campers will learn first-hand what makes Kansas City such a special place to live, eat, and play! Camps in this series include: 

  • KC Mini Pitmasters, June 3 - 7, Preschool & PreK
  • City Market Chefs, June 3 - 7, Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • KC's Next Great Baker, June 10 - 14, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • KC Survivor Camp, June 10 - 14, 1st - 4th Grade
  • KC Foodie Tour, June 17 - 21, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • KC Frequent Flyers, June 24 - 28, PreK - 2nd Grade
  • KC Thrill Camp, June 24 - 28, 4th - 8th Grade
  • KC Night Owl Explorers, July 22 - 26, 5th - 8th Grade

STEAM

A student and teacher work on a circuitry project in the St. Paul's makerspace.

At St. Paul’s, we are big lovers of all things STEAM. We even have a dedicated Makerspace to help student build, design, imagine, and engineer. Don’t miss your chance to create robots, practice coding, and make creations with the 3D printer. Highlights in this track include:

  • Making in the Space, June 3 - 7, 2nd - 8th Grade
  • Magic School Bus Adventure, June 10 - 14, PreK - 1st Grade
  • Slime Lab, June 17 - 21, 2nd - 8th Grade
  • Crazy Concoctions, June 24 - 28, 1st - 3rd Grade
  • Stop Motion Animation, June 24 - 28, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Coding, July 8 - 12, 4th - 8th Grade
  • Amusement Park Physics, July 
  • Robot Wars, July 15 - 19, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Sensory Science & Art, July 22 - 26, PreK - 1st Grade
  • Weird & Wacky Science, July 29 - Aug 2, PreK - 2nd Grade

Music, Dance, & Art

A preschool student works on a project with palatte of paint.

This track is designed to scratch that fine arts itch for any kids who love the spotlight! Campers can rehearse drama scenes, learn new dance styles, or even try out a new instrument. Build some confidence and get comfortable on stage with our Music, Art, and Dance track camps including:

  • Calling All Artists!, June 3 - 7, PreK - Kindergarten
  • Let's Dance, June 10 - 14, 1st - 4th Grade
  • Stomp, June 10 - 14, 1st – 4th Grade
  • Sculpture, June 17 - 21, PreK - 1st Grade
  • Just BEAD It!, June 17 - 21, 2nd - 8th Grade
  • Runway Fashion Camp, June 17 - 21, 1st - 4th Grade
  • Clay Creators, July 8 - 12, 1st - 8th Grade
  • Little Van Goghs, July 22 - 26, PreK - 1st Grade
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Camp, July 22 - 26, Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • Hip Hop Dance with KCYA, July 22 - 26, 1st - 8th Grade

Cooking & Creation

A student creates a charcuterie with meats and fruits.
A preschool students holds up her messy hands from a modge podge class.

Who doesn’t love a hands-on activity? Our Cooking & Creation track is meant for campers who love to work with their hands and get messy! We’re learning about international cuisines, cooking up tasty desserts, making slime, and more! We’re having a sensory adventure during Cooking & Creation camps, including:

  • City Market Chefs, June 3 - 7, 1st - 6th Grade
  • Squishy Camp, June 3 - 7, 2nd - 8th Grade 
  • St. Paul's Derby Car Camp, June 10 - 14, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • Fairy Garden Camp, June 10 - 14, PreK - 1st Grade
  • Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, June 17 - 21, 2nd - 8th Grade
  • Breakfast Bunch, July 8 - 12, 1st - 8th Grade
  • Charcuterie Masterclass, July 8 -12, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • As Cooked on Tik Tok, July 15 - 18, 2nd - 8th Grade
  • Disney Baking & Cooking, July 22 - 26, PreK - 2nd Grade
  • Time to Get Messy, July 29 - August 2, PreK - 2nd Grade

Sports

A large group of preschool students pose with their soccer coaches.
A group of young children gather around to read a story together

 

Summer is the perfect time to brush-up on sports skills to get little athletes ready for competitive play! These specialty camps inject plenty of fun into daily practice with local collegiate and high school coaches. Students will flex those teamwork muscles and build plenty of confidence on and off the field in camps like:

  • UMKC Roos Girls Basketball, June 10 -14, 3rd - 8th Grade
  • KU Volleyball 5-Day & 2-Day Camp, June 17 -21, 5th - 7th Grade
  • Fitness, Fun, and Food, July 8 - 12, PreK - 1st
  • Emler Swim Camp, July 15 - 19, Kindergarten - 4th
  • UMKC Roos Boys Basketball, July 22 - 26, 2nd - 7th Grade
  • Brookside Soccer Camp, July 29 - August 2, Preschool - 3rd Grade

Summer in the City 2024 Brochure

An art teacher showing two students how to do a painting activity

At Little Van Goghs Camp, students will explore the works of Van Gogh, Kadinsky, Seurat, Harring, and more! We will study these artists and then create our own works using their techniques.

A group of middle school students get messy making dog treats to donate to a local pet nonprofit

Campers with a big heart will participate in community service projects, both on and off campus. Potential activities including volunteering at a local food pantry, caring for animal shelter pets, and gardening at a community urban garden, just to name a few.

Two boys holding wands and preparing to wizard duel.

At Harry Potter camp, students will attend Hogwarts Kansas City to study topics including fantastic beasts, potions, Hogwarts USA history, and dueling.

A young girl dressed up like a superhero

At Spidey & his Amazing Friends Camp, the Spidey Crew can do it all. Sling some Spidey webs, create Captain America's shiny shield, and so much more. Become a superhero for the week and come dressed as your favorite Spidey and Friends.

Three school age boys holding drum sticks

Inspired by the Broadway show, Stomp, we will make music and create movement using everyday items from around the school. This high-energy week culminates with a performance created by students. Warning: we sometimes make big noises and big messes!

Students standing in a circle holding handmade passports.

Little Passports Camp is all about having fun while discovering new things! Get ready to explore cool places (virtually), learn about different cultures through exciting experiences, stories, and hands-on art and science activities.

A group of small children dressed up for a princess party.

At KC Event Planners camp, Campers will learn how to accessorize parties, make invitations & thank you notes, plan a party menu, and more! When the course is completed, students will receive a certificate as a professional party planner & host a KC Spirit Week theme party on Friday.

A pair of 4th grade campers enjoy the delicious baked treats they made in Breakfast Bunch summer camp.

A pair of 4th grade campers enjoy the delicious baked treats they made in Breakfast Bunch summer camp.

What is summer without a little water play? A Toddler camper jumps into a splash pad on the St. Paul's playground.

What is summer without a little water play? A Toddler camper jumps into a splash pad on the St. Paul's playground.

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