2024 Summer K.A.R.E. CAMP

Summer Day Camp for Kids Ages 7 to 15
Junior Counselor Volunteers Ages 16+
9am – 3pm


2024 Sessions

Each session is Monday through Friday
Session 1: July 29 – August 2 $325
Session 2: August 5 – 9 $325

Session full? Join our waitlist here.

What are the Covid-19 protocols for K.A.R.E. Camp?

At this point in time, we hope to run camp as normally as possible, which includes group activities both indoors and outdoors, including transportation via van or bus.  We will continue to discuss and implement safety protocols that allow us to provide the campers with the service opportunities we know they love.

Camp Life: Monday through Thursday

Each week at K.A.R.E. Camp is unique and different, with different organizations and focus areas. Camp days generally include discussions, hands-on service projects, visits from – or field trips to – one of our K.A.R.E. Camp partner organizations, and time to focus on their Friday Fun-raiser. To reward these Kids Who K.A.R.E., each day has surprises and rewards, too!

Camp Life: Fun-raiser Friday

For sessions that end on a Friday, the last day of camp is Fun-raiser Friday. This day is dedicated to a cooperative project which is discussed, planned, and led by the campers. Money raised is divided among campers, who decide where and how to donate their fun-raised funds.

Camp Life: Partners and Programs

To view the different types of programs included in a week at summer camp, click on our Program Pages. Summer Camps include a mix of programs from Kritter K.A.R.E. to K.A.R.E. Celebrations. Camp itineraries are provided to campers 1-2 weeks before camp, and while each week is unique, some themes are repeated based on popular demand and camper feedback. Each Summer Session includes Kritter K.A.R.E., K.A.R.E. Bookworms, and Nature K.A.R.E., and one random act of kindness.

Service Hours:

Campers can earn up to 30 service hours in one full week of K.A.R.E. Camp. A receipt and summary of service is provided.

Camp Details:

To provide tailored, hands-on experiences, sessions are divided into groups by age, and each group is limited to 20 campers. Daily camp itineraries are provided approximately two weeks before camp. Camp drop-off and pick-up is located at the pavilion at Stacy Park in Olivette. Campers bring lunch Monday-Thursday, except on Fun-raiser Fridays when lunch is provided. Bus transportation for field trips is provided by First Student Transportation.

Camp Fee:

$325 for 5-day-sessions (Monday – Friday)

We appreciate our returning campers and public school teachers and staff. A reduced fee is available for returning campers, and children of staff or faculty in the Ladue and Clayton school districts. Please use “Return2023” or “Teacher2023” in the promo field at registration. Teachers, please register using your school email address.