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West Newsmagazine 3-7-18

Local news, local politics and community events for West St. Louis County Missouri.


30 I SUMMER CAMPS & OPPORTUNITIES I Introducing For children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old Free trial class Classes begin March 26th Call TODAY to reserve your spot! Contact : Becky Andricks, Center Director 314-440-3336 15933 Manchester Rd., Ellisville, Mo 63011 (Located Inside The Dance Inc Studio) 314-440-3336 For more information, visit Kennedy Farms’ Summer Camps offer an excellent opportunity to acquire or improve horsemanship skills in a fun and safe environment. Our experienced staff and beautiful facility create a wonderful learning experience for horse enthusiasts of all riding levels. Beginner • Novice • Limit • Intermediate • Advanced Monday- Thursday • 9am-3pm June 4-7 • June 11-14 • June 18-21 • June 25-28 • July 9-12 • July 16-19 • July 23-26 • July 30-August 2 Friday • 9am-1pm June 8 • June 15 • June 22 • June 29 • July 13 • July 20 • July 27 • August 3 Register online at • Contact us at or (636) 532-7274 • 1122 Deep Forest Drive • Chesterfield Math Help Sporting St. Louis SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS For Boys & Girls July 16-20, 2018 Ages 4-18 years old July 30-Aug. 3, 2018 Register at Math Enrichment Kennedy Farms Equestrian Center Beginner to Advanced Summer Camps Available! Test Prep Sunny, with 100% chance of success. We make math make sense. Summer Programs $ 100 OFF Located at Sportport in Maryland Heights with Summer pre-enrollment by 4/30/18 Mathnasium of West County 1024A Town and Country Crossing Town and Country, MO 63017 (636) 527-4955 March 7, 2018 WEST NEWSMAGAZINE By ELLEN LAMPE After the final bell rings and school’s out for summer, many children either will be heading off to camp for the first time, experiencing a new camp or returning to the beloved one they attend year after year. The spring months are a time to prepare for these upcoming, exciting summer experiences, which can have a lasting impact on children. In addition to talking with your child about what’s in store for them, a great way children can learn and become excited about camp is through the wondrous world of books. Books about summer camp experiences get children’s imagination and excitement flowing and often include worthwhile lessons about trying new things, making new friends and being brave while away from home – not to mention consistent reading over the summer helps children stay sharp. The following are several books on camp that received rave reviews and come highly recommended by the American Grandparents Association: “Froggy Goes to Camp” by Jonathan London (Ages 3-6) Tag along on Froggy’s wacky adventures at summer camp. While lighthearted and entertaining, the book also touches on fears children may have about leaving home for the first time, such as homesickness or nerves. Whether ready for sleep-away camp or not, kids will enjoy this entertaining tale. “Cowboy Camp” by Tammi Sauer (Ages 5-7) A resourceful book for kids who sometimes feel like they just don’t fit in. Avery feels like he can’t get things right at Cowboy Camp. A tale about how it’s not only okay to be yourself, it’s what being a true cowboy is all about. @WESTNEWSMAG WESTNEWSMAGAZINE.COM On the bookshelf A selection of great reads for all ages “Holes” by Louis Sachar (Ages 7-12) Stanley Yelnats finds himself committed to a juvenile delinquent camp for a crime he didn’t commit. Daily, the boys are sent into the hot sun to dig five-foot holes to “build character.” Stanley soon discovers that there’s more than character development going on at Camp Green Lake. “How Tia Lola Saved The Summer” by Julia Alvarez (Ages 8-12) The creative Tia Lola decides to start her very own summer camp to make her summer worthwhile. A book about how one girl’s definition of “camp” brings two families together into one big happy familia. Complete with Spanish words and phrases, this book doubles as educational. “The Summer Camp Survival Guide” by Chris Pallato and Ron Defazio (Ages 8+) A useful and entertaining guide for both parents and kids. The book covers everything from choosing the right camp to packing secrets to settling in and making friends – complete with a punch-out postcard to make it easy to stay in touch. Great for first-time sleep-away campers. “Sleepaway Girls” by Jen Calonita (Ages 11+) Not wanting to spend her summer hanging around her best friend and her new boyfriend, Samantha Montgomery applies to be a counselor-in-training at Whispering Pines camp in the New York Catskills. A light read with a good message about the possibilities and experiences to be had at summer camp. Check back in West Newsmagazine’s April 4 issue for more great camp reads for children. Mathnasium of [Location]

FACEBOOK.COM/WESTNEWSMAGAZINE WESTNEWSMAGAZINE.COM March 7, 2018 WEST NEWSMAGAZINE I SUMMER CAMPS & OPPORTUNITIES I 31 summer adventures June 4 - August 10 Our day camp offers packages that include Technology, Science, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Performing Arts, and Outdoor Recreation – combined with swimming and field trips, all packages are designed to accommodate each child’s interests and talents. with friends! • Preschool Half Day Summer Camp • Kindergarten thru 6th Grade Full Day Camp • Open 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Fees include - Before Care, After Care, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Field Trips • Outdoor Swimming Pool on Campus • Low Counselor to Camper Ratio A TRADITIONAL, PRIVATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL For more information call 314.878.1883 ACT NOW. AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED. 888 North Mason Road | Creve Coeur | 63141 | FLIPPIN FIBER OPTICS JULY 17, 18, 19 • 5-7 yrs • basic tumbling, hip hop, obstacle course, fun and games with fiber optic light and props PRINCESS CAMP JULY 17, 18, 19 • 3-6 yrs • dance, crafts and story time, dress up - plus a surprise visit from a “special” princess MINI INTENSIVE JULY 24, 25, 26 • 7-teen • will challenge both the new and experienced dancer in a variety of dance subjects SUMMER CLASSES JUNE 19, 26, JULY 10, 17, 24, 31 • 7-teen evening classes offering different dance genres TINY TOT CLASSES AUGUST 1, 8, 15, 22 • 3-5 yrs includes ballet, tap and creative movement All programs open to both boys and girls. 636-394-0023 • 15933 Manchester Rd • Ellisville Square Center KID S All Star Ages 5 -13 May 29 - Aug. 10 9am - 3pm Lunch & Snack included. Before/AfterCare available. Sign up now! Call: 636.532.9992 Tennis Swimming TaeKwondo Soccer & Basketball Zumba/Yoga Arts & Crafts CAMPTrapeze 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.532.9992 Early Bird Special * Buy 3 or more weeks Get 1 additional week FREE! *Register by April 30! Register online or call: 636.532.9992 Tennis | Swimming | TaeKwondo | Soccer | Basketball | Zumba/Yoga | Trapeze |Arts & Crafts