Summer Activities for Youth and Families

Resources and activities for youth during the summer in St. Louis


The Mayor’s Office of the City of St. Louis and the Department of Health are committed to evidence-informed programs that provide fun, safe and nurturing experiences for youth and disrupt the cycle of violence. Summer enrichment programs play a key role in cognitive, academic, social, and physical development. The benefits of high-quality afterschool enrichment activities carry forward into adulthood and are associated with fewer problem behaviors and less crime as well as higher educational attainment in adulthood.

Read more about Youth Development summer programs.

Summer Fun STL Sites

All sites are open for youth ages 5-17. Parents and guardians interested in registering can fill out this general interest form online, or contact the providers at the numbers below.

Nance Elementary - 8959 Riverview Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63147
Contact Girls Inc. for registration (314) 385 - 8088

Oak Hill Elementary - 4300 MorganFord Rd, St. Louis, MO 63116
Contact Girls Inc. for registration (314) 385 - 8088

Ashland Elementary - 3921 N Newstead Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115
Contact Girls Inc. for registration (314) 385 - 8088

Walbridge Elementary - 5000 Davison Ave, St. Louis, MO 63120
Contact Girls Inc. for registration (314) 385 - 8088

Patrick Henry Downtown - 1220 N 10th St, St. Louis, MO 63106
Contact Girls Inc. for registration (314) 385 - 8088

Yeatman Middle School - 4265 Athlone Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115
Contact the Sophia Project for registration (314) 807 - 8333

Peabody Elementary School - 1224 S 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63104
Contact Northside Youth for registration (314) 723 - 3069

Jefferson Elementary - 1301 Hogan Street St. Louis, MO 63106
Contact Boys and Girls Clubs for registration (314) 335 - 8000

St. Louis City Recreation Division Summer Programs

The City offers many different programs at its 7 recreation centers, including boxing, arts and crafts, media production, dance, fitness, computer skills, summer camps, swimming and more.

Read more about recreation division programs


Summer Youth Employment Program

SLATE’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP-STL) provides the City residents ages 14–24 with paid employment during the summer. Eligible participants will work in various clerical and assistant roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, for-profits, and nonprofits.

The program has reached its capacity and registrations are now closed. If you are a St. Louis City resident between the ages of 17-24, check out SLATE's year-round out-of-school youth program (OSY), which offers work placements and an opportunity for a paycheck.

Read more about SLATE’s Summer Youth Employment Program

City Swimming Pools

The City of St. Louis has three outdoor and four indoor swimming pools at its recreation centers. View pool locations and schedules.

Free Summer Food Program

Good nutrition doesn’t have to end when school closes for the summer.

School's Out Cafe is the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the City of St. Louis that runs from May 31, 2022 to August 19, 2022 and serves children 18 and under who need meals during the summer.

Read more about the Free Summer Food Program

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