Summer Academies

IMG_0189Sm2023 Camp Registration is Open!
goldstar 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

goldstar Before & after care available at additional cost

goldstar $515 for most 2-week sessions – Earlybird pricing! Ends January 28 (then $540)
$525 for GRC’s Space Academy & Advanced Space Academy – Earlybird pricing! Ends January 28 (then $550)

Our six weeks of summer camp programming is subdivided into three two-week sessions for children completing kindergarten through eighth grade. The two-week timeframe is purposefully designed to give students the time necessary to dig deeply into subjects of interest.

Through our wide variety of camps, students can explore math, technology, a variety of sciences, history, finance, ecology, and creative expression.

Engaged, hands-on learning is emphasized. Campers also have P.T. (physical training) with activities that also pull from their curriculum, as well as daily recess.

Students do not have to be in their schools’ gifted program to participate. However, there is an application process, and we look at standardized test scores (or a recent report card) as well as a teacher recommendation.

Camps are held at:
Wydown Middle School

6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton

2023 Summer Brochure
Apply Online
Teacher Recommendation (PDF) or Online

Linda McCall Application – For 6th – 8th grade students – full tuition to Advanced Space Academy
Financial Aid Application – Students may apply for partial or full tuition assistance. This money comes from the Sue Flesch Scholarship Fund and grants from various individuals and corporations.


June 12-23 (no camp on June 19)
ECO Academy (Grades 3-8)  – ECO-nomics + ECO-logy
Math, Marvels & More (Grades K-2) – Equations, Energy, and Expression!
Stop Motion Animation (Grades 1 – 2) – Lights! Camera! Action!  SESSION FULL
Animal Academy (Grades 3 – 8) – Petkeeping to Zookeeping: What’s the Difference & What’s the Role of Conservation?  SESSION FULL


June 26 – July 7 (no camp on July 4)
Jr. Science Searchers (Completing Kindergarten) – From Dinosaurs to Tropical Rainforests
Ancient Academy (Grades 3-8) – Vikings! The Men (and Women)! The Myths! The Reality!
GRC’s Space Academy (Grades 1-5) – Apollo to Artemis: Now What?
GRC’s Advanced Space Academy (Grades 6-8) – Apollo to Artemis: Now What?
Novel Engineering (Grades 1 – 2) – Lights! Camera! Action!  SESSION FULL


July 10-21
Jr. Science Searchers (Completing Kindergarten) – From Ocean Depths to Outer Space
Ancient Academy (Grades 3-8) – Raiding! Exploring! Time to Go A-Viking!
GRC’s Space Academy (Grades 1-5) – Special Effects
GRC’s Advanced Space Academy (Grades 6-8) – Special Effects
Academy Americana (Grades 1-3) – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

For information about GRC Summer Academies or to request a brochure, please call 314.962.5920 or email us at