City of St. Louis Announces Summer Fun STL Youth Programming Sites, Summer Youth Job Opportunities

Summer 2023 safe and fun activities and job opportunities for St. Louis youth

May 25, 2023 | 3 min reading time

Today, St. Louis officials announced this year’s Summer Fun STL youth summer camp locations across the city to keep young people engaged throughout the summer months in safe and supportive environments.

“Whether at youth programming locations, camps at our recreation centers, or building skills with a summer job, we’re working collaboratively to make sure youth have a safe place to go to have fun this summer,” said Office of Violence Prevention Director Wilford Pinkney. “We’re appreciative of our community partners and city agencies for working together to create better opportunities for our youth this summer and help keep them safe.”

Through a combination of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, the City of St. Louis has partnered with community providers to expand summer camps, programs, pop-up events, and job opportunities to keep youth safe in fun and educational environments in the summer months. The ten locations open in June and run through the summer, providing recreational and educational activities and meals to hundreds of youth ages 5 to 17. The Office of Violence Prevention will also continue to run monthly community-building events in neighborhoods across St. Louis following successful events in Gravois Park and Baden, with the next scheduled in Mount Pleasant Park on June 17. 

The City’s free summer camps are also running at seven recreation centers and still accepting registrants, and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) continues to recruit youth for summer job opportunities

“A summer job through SLATE sets youth on the path to success, and we are expanding our options with help from the American Rescue Plan,” said SLATE Summer Youth Employment Program Coordinator Allen Perkins. “Our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) connects St. Louis youth ages 14-24 with work experience through various businesses and organizations in St. Louis City, and I encourage youth and their caregivers to explore this great opportunity.”

A list of locations is below. Learn more about these opportunities, as well as other summer programming options and pool schedules, on the City’s website through

Annie Malone Safe Summer
5355 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
June 12 - July 28, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 6pm
Contact: (314) 410-0457,

Better Family Life
5415 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
Ages 5 - 17, June 5 – July 28, Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Contact: (314) 250-7889,

Camp Experience
11018 Baden Ave, St. Louis, MO 63147
Ages 5 - 17, June 1 - July 28, Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm
Contact: (314) 723-3069,

Clay Community Resource Center
3820 N 14th St. 63107
Ages 5 - 17, June 5 - August 18, Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:30pm
Register and find more information on LinkSTL's website

Gene Slay's Girls and Boys Club: Dutchtown
3216 Pulaski Street, St. Louis, MO 63111
Ages 6 - 16 June 5 – July 28, Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm
Contact: (314) 772-5661,

Wesley House Summer Camp
4507 Lee Ave St. Louis, MO 63115
Ages 6 - 14, June 5th - July 28th, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Contact: (314) 385-1000 Ext.104,

Girls, Inc. Locations (Girls ages 5 - 13, June 05 - July 28, 2023, 7:00am-6:00pm) 

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