Welcome to the 2021 Summer Arts Camps Guide—online!

We have hundreds of opportunities for ages 3 to 21 to explore the arts in COCA’s Summer Arts Camps and Intensives. Registration is now open!

Join us for in-person (both indoor and outdoor camps available) or virtual camps. Summer Arts Camps follow COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures. Masks are required on the COCA campus in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Camps begin the week of June 1 and run through August 20.

New this year, we have outdoor options for Before Care, After Care, and Lunch available.

Explore our Summer Arts Camps by browsing the options below, filtering based on age, week, or course type.

Questions? Contact COCA’s Registration Office at 314.561.4898 or registration@cocastl.org.

Courses Found: 18


Circus Stars Ages 4–5

Circus Stars Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Calling all tightrope walkers, lion tamers, and acrobats! Campers enjoy tumbling, balancing, and learning circus skills like ring juggling and ...
Cookie Monster Ages 4–5

Cookie Monster Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Inspired by popular children's books like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Maisy Makes Gingerbread, and Fortune Cookie Fortunes<...
Dragon's Lair Ages 4–5

Dragon's Lair Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 Return to "once upon a time"—a time of castles, knights, and, most importantly, dragons. We create our own shining armor, princess hats, and...
Fairyland Ages 4–5

Fairyland Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Sprinkle yourself with pixie dust and come along as we create our own magical fairyland. We read about and get to know familiar fairy characters...
In the Garden Ages 4–5

In the Garden Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 Explore gardens through art, stories, and planting! We investigate imagined gardens through watercolor images, read books like The Carrot See...
Jungle Jammin' Ages 4–5

Jungle Jammin' Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 Join us on a musical jungle journey! We make our own percussion instruments and create a drum circle; dance like birds, capuchin monkeys, and ...
Jurassic Art Ages 4–5

Jurassic Art Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Calling all preschool paleontologists! Join us for brontosaurus building, diplodocus dancing, stegosaurus sculpture and ankylosaurus acting. W...
Leader of the Flock Ages 4–5

Leader of the Flock Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Travel to Mossy Bottom Farm where campers pretend to be Shaun the Sheep and other human-like farm animals. Explore comic adventures like Tim...
Magic Carpet Ages 4–5

Magic Carpet Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Hop on the magic carpet and fly with COCA to explore our whole new world! Be sure and pack your imagination as we use creative drama, visual ar...
Magic Trunk Ages 4–5

Magic Trunk Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 Open the magic trunk and let your imagination soar! One day, we discover a pirate's costume or fantastic sunken treasure. Another day, we find f...
Magical Music Makers Ages 4–5

Magical Music Makers Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Campers enter the magical world of music—listening, singing songs, and moving to the beat. Each day, we listen to a short classical piece by ...
Minion Madness Ages 4–5

Minion Madness Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021 Pwede na? (Can we start now?) High-energy campers enjoy making mischief, going on adventures and dancing to playful tunes. We create goggles and...
More Than a Box Ages 4–5

More Than a Box Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Boats...cities...castles...spaceships...even characters! There is nothing we can?t make from a giant cardboard box, a lot of cool art material...
Ninja Heroes Ages 4–5

Ninja Heroes Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 High-energy campers get a kick out of exploring all things ninja. We read books like The Boy Who Cried Ninja, Ninja, Ninja Never Stop<...
Pajama Hero! Ages 4–5

Pajama Hero! Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 "All Shout Hooray!," for a fun chance to play and save the day. Campers create characters with special powers and make animal amulets and mask...
Peacemakers Ages 4–5

Peacemakers Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021 Be inspired by stories of peace in books like The Peace Book and A Million Visions of Peace. We create a life-size paper doll pe...
Under the Sea Ages 4–5

Under the Sea Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 Explore the marvels of the ocean floor as we sing like Ariel. Using visual art activities, drama, and movement, we create a world of starfish, ...
Unicorn Adventures Ages 4–5

Unicorn Adventures Ages 4–5

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PM Camp | Jul 26, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021 Campers go on a sparkly, magical adventure in this camp for children who dream of unicorns. We create unicorn characters, self-portraits, and ...