Summer Camps

2024 Ballwin Summer Camps

At Ballwin Summer Camps it is our mission to provide campers with an unforgettably fun summer experience while ensuring safety, introducing new friends, encouraging physical activity, and promoting responsibility. 





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Contact Us

Ballwin's Parks and Recreation staff is here to answer your camp questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Pointe at Ballwin Commons(636) 227-8950
North Pointe Aquatic Center(636) 227-2981
Camp Cell Phone(314) 581-2806
Camp Director(636) 227-8950
Terri Johnson (Inclusion Coordinator) (314) 835-6157  

Parent Communication

Each week, an email will be sent to parents with information about camp, reminders about what to bring, and more. If you don’t receive this email please contact Adam Peper at or (636) 227-8950.

Childcare tax identification number— 43-6014914

Camp Policies

City of Ballwin Code of Conduct

The Ballwin Parks and Recreation Department strives to create an atmosphere of respect and courtesy. Appropriate behavior and treatment of others is expected of all department employees, patrons and participants. Physical, mental, verbal or emotional abuse will not be tolerated by anyone visiting a facility or participating in an activity sponsored by the department. Any person acting inappropriately or disrespectfully may be subject to a revocation of the privilege of using department facilities or participating in department activities or programs for a period of time (including a permanent ban) as determined by staff based on the circumstances of a specific incident.

Camp Code of Conduct & Discipline Policy

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In Case of Emergency 

If there is an emergency and you need to get ahold of your child or if you want to pick him or her up early, please call the camp cell phone at (314) 581-2806. The Camp Director will help you get in touch with your child.

Inclement Weather

Ballwin Summer Camp is an outdoor based camp. In the case of inclement weather camps will be moved inside The Pointe or The Ballwin Golf Course. In the case of high temperatures, camp will adapt a schedule of light activities and water games.

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When a camp reaches the maximum capacity, you may request to be added to the waiting list at no charge. If a spot becomes available, the list will be used to fill the vacant spot and payment will be collected at that time.

Childcare Tax Identification

# 43-6014914

Refund Requests

1. A full refund will be given to all registrants when a program is cancelled.

2. A prorated refund will be given to any registrant who cancels due to health reasons. A Doctor's note or health care confirmation letter is required to process a medical refund less a $10 processing fee.

3. A $20 fee will be assessed for all camp cancellations or transfer per camper, per week of camp. All requests must be received one week in advance of camp start date. NO refunds will be given for camp transfers or cancellations requested less than one week in advance of that camp.

4. All requests for cancellations or transfers must be made in writing or email to the Recreation Manager/Specialist managing the camp.

Lost and Found

At the end of each day counselors will bring any items left by campers to The Pointe or North Pointe and hold them for one week. When you drop your child off the next morning please ask a counselor to look through the lost and found.

Scholarship Fund

If you would like to apply for financial assistance or would like to contribute to the fund to help more families afford summer camp, please visit our scholarship page

Things to Leave at Home

Electronics, games, trading cards, weapons, irreplaceable items and flip flops.

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

Please double check campers have their lunch, water bottle, appropriate shoes and clothing, and sunscreen.
Since some camps serve a large range of ages, campers will be divided into smaller sections based on their age. Counselors will greet you each morning and get your child checked in and placed into his or her group. At register, you will be required to indicate who is allowed to pick up your camper at the end of the day. For campers’ safety, counselors will only allow children to go home with someone who is on the safe pick up list. A photo ID is also required to check your child out of camp. If you would like to add someone to the safe pick up list, please contact the Camp Director at 636.227.8950.

This year, camps run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Many, but not all, camps offer extended hours with the Club AM/Club PM option. Club AM runs from 7 - 9 a.m. Club PM runs 4 - 6 p.m. Fee: VIP $25, Reg $30/week/child. 

Dress Code

Please dress campers in casual clothing and tennis shoes and do not allow them to wear sandals or Crocs. It is very likely the campers will get dirty or accumulate grass stains at camp. Please do not allow them to wear valuable items that could be stained, damaged or lost. Campers will not be able to participate in daily activities in any shoes but tennis shoes. 


What should I bring to camp?

All campers MUST bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, sunscreen, a swimsuit, a towel and must wear closed-toed shoes.

Can I find info about camp online?

Yes. You can register online here (starting February 1, 2024 for VIP/Residents, February 15, 2024 for everyone else) and find camp information, dates, times, cost, and this guide under the Parks and Recreation Department.

Do all campers have to be potty trained?

Yes, all campers are required to be fully potty trained before beginning camp.

What do campers do for lunch?

All campers must bring a non-perishable lunch daily, including a morning snack and drink. This is an outdoor camp, so package it appropriately to ensure the heat does not affect the food. No glass permitted.

How will I know what group my camper is in?

We will be dividing groups by age: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11 - 14. Signs will be displayed at check in to direct campers to their age-specific group.

Does my child need to complete Kindergarten prior to camp?

Yes, new for the 2024 Camp Season all 5 year olds must have already completed a year of Kindergarten in order to register for camp.

What is the camper to counselor ratio?

To ensure all children are properly supervised we maintain a camper to counselor ratio of 8:1 for campers age 5-6 and 9:1 for campers age 7-14.

My child wants to purchase something from the North Pointe concessions stand, do I need to send cash?

You can load a key fob with “Ballwin Bucks.” This is a great alternative to cash and can be purchased at The Pointe or North Pointe.

Who do I contact if...

...There is an issue with registration, I need a refund or to transfer a registration?

For all registration issues please contact Adam Peper at or (636) 227-8950.

...I need to add someone to a pick up list, speak with Adam Peper or arrange a late drop-off or early pick up.

For all day-to-day issues you can speak with Adam Peper at drop off or pick up. You can also call the camp cell phone at (314) 581-2806. This phone will be available camp days from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. This year, camps run from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can drop off anytime between 7 - 9 a.m. (if dropping off after 9 a.m., you will need to call the camp phone to make arrangements). Many, but not all, camps offer extended hours with the Club AM/Club PM option. Club AM runs from 7 - 9 a.m. Club PM runs 4 - 6 p.m. Fee: VIP $25, Reg $30/week/child. 

...I need to speak to someone about medication, disability or securing an inclusion support staff.

For all questions related to inclusion services please contact Inclusion Coordinator Terri Johnson at (314) 835-6157 or email her at .

Ballwin Day Camp 2024 Field Trips/Onsite Activities

All field trips/onsite activities are on Wednesdays unless indicated below

Day Camp

Week 1 - Grant’s Farm

Week 2 - St. Louis Zoo

Week 3 - Transportation Museum

Week 4 - Anne O’C Nature Playscape - Forest Park

Week 5 - Brookdale Farms (Friday)

Week 6 - Foam Party - Onsite

Week 7 - Suson Park

Week 8 - Bowlero 

Week 9 - Bounce Houses - Onsite

Week 10 - Park Hop*

(*Camp will meet at a different Park in Ballwin Each Day) 

Teen Camp

Week 1 - St. Louis Science Center

Week 2 - St. Louis Zoo

Week 3 - The Edge Waterpark

Week 4 - Main Event

Week 5 - West County Mall

Week 6 - Foam Party - Onsite

Week 7 - Wapelhorst Waterpark

Week 8 - Aloha Mini Golf

Week 9 - Bounce Houses - Onsite

Week 10 - Park Hop*

(*Camp will meet at a different Park in Ballwin Each Day)