NEW! BABYSITTING 101 – ON-LINE COURSE:
This interactive class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. Topics include: the business of babysitting, child development/behavior, basic childcare, expecting the unexpected and choosing age appropriate games/activities. A workbook, first-aid kit, babysitter skills assessment and backpack will be delivered prior to class. A list of needed supplies and the on-line class link will be sent in the email confirmation upon registration. Class taught by BJC-St. Louis Children’s Hospital. To register for this class please call (314) 454-5437.
Ages: 10 years and up
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Minimum: 5; Maximum: 20
NEW! STAYING HOME ALONE – ON-LINE COURSE:
This class will help prepare the parent(s) child, and family for the times when the child will be home alone. Parents and children attend together to ensure that both parent and child can determine a child’s readiness – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally – to stay at home alone. Families will engage in workshop style activities to address issues that arise when preparing for this experience. A family workbook, family emergency cards, family fire escape plan, parent checklist for assessing readiness and first-aid kit are included. The on-line class link will be sent in the email confirmation upon registration. Class taught by BJC-St. Louis Children’s Hospital. To register for this class please call (314) 454-5437.
Ages: 8 years and up
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fee: $25.00 per family (not per individual); must register everyone participating
Minimum: 8; Maximum: 20
All camps are outdoors lasting 8-weeks, are designed for children ages 6 through 12 and will take place at the Main Park Pavilion, Monday – Friday, June 7 through July 30, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, we have lowered our camp participants to 50 per camp. More guidelines and sanitization will occur during camp. Information will be sent out once the Parent’s Camp Handbook is finalized. You will receive this by email.
A non-refundable $10.00 registration fee per camp/per child will hold your child’s spot. You must pay this at the time of registration.
New this year, you can register on-line! You may also register in person at the Parks and Recreation office during the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday until Friday, March 12, 2021 for returning campers, and Monday, March 15, 2021 for anyone else who would like to register. All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining camp fees must be paid by Friday, May 14, 2021. Registration deadline for all camps is Friday, April 30, 2021.
Early Bird Camp
|6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.||$125.00 per child for 8 weeks; includes $10.00 non-refundable registration fee||10/50 participants|
|9 a.m. -|
|$376.00 per child for 8 weeks; includes $10.00 non-refundable registration fee||10/50 participants|
Afternoon Kids Camp
|3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||$147.00 per child for 8 weeks; includes $10.00 non-refundable registration fee||10/50 participants|
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY:
Did you know National Trail Day is the first Saturday in June? Our park system has multiple trails throughout the City. Grab the family or some friends and take a hike, ride your bike or take a jog on any of our trails. This is a great opportunity to meet new people in your area and share a fun experience. Show your appreciation to those who make the trail system possible – your local Parks and Recreation Department. For more information on our trail system click here or call (636) 390-1080.
FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY:
Get your family outside and get fit! Saturday, June 12, 2021 is designated as Family Health and Fitness Day. Here’s some ways to “Get Fit” with Parks and Recreation:
•Take a walk
•Go for a swim
•Enroll in a fitness program
•Create your own exercise routine
•Cancellations will be placed on the Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.
•AMERICANS DISABILITIES ACT: The Parks and Recreation Department is addressing the regulations contained in the American Disabilities Act. Although the compliance plan has been endorsed, any comments or suggestions which would assist to accommodate persons with disabilities in our program and/or activities are always welcome. If you or someone you know needs special accommodations to participate in any program or event, please notify our office 48 hours prior to the scheduled program or event.