McKendree MetroRecPlex Summer Camps | Kids Out and About St. Louis

McKendree MetroRecPlex Summer Camps

When school is off, bring your kids to the MetroRecPlex! Groups will rotate through different stations each day. Campers will skate, swim & play in the gym every week. The other activities will include crafts, games, team challenges, music & movement activities. Campers will have fun exploring science, sports skills, art and plan on a special event every Friday along with a Pizza party!

Register by April 1 to get $10 off 

Register by May 1 to get $5 off


Themes & Events


BACKYARD BASH - May 28 - June 1

Enjoy the start of summer as we partake in summertime classic games like tug-of-war, kickball, foursquare, hopscotch, lawn games, nature crafts, picnics, recycling projects, s’mores, and


SPORTS CAMP - June 4-8

Calling players of all kinds! Campers in this camp will build teamwork skills together through an array of sports such as soccer, basketball, water sports.  The ice rink will not be available, so campers will spend extra time in the pool exploring different sports!




Somewhere deep inside the RecPlex an elite group of recruits preparing to take on top secret missions. Each day at Secret Spy School is filled with top secret briefings and activities that will put spy skills and street smarts to the test.

Develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, discover escape and evasion techniques, create and use spy gadgets, uncover the science behind spying—all of this and more awaits young recruits! 



OLYMPICS 101 - June 18-22

Learn about the Olympics and the different sports that go along with the Winter & Summer Games.  Then on Friday we’ll have some special ice games on the Ice Rink!



ART CAMP - June 25-29

Explore the wonders of art in a playful, stimulating environment offering visual art projects, music, dance, games, and storytelling.  Campers will exercise their imagination each day through interactive activities. Discover clay, collage, drawing, painting, and more!  Campers complete real works of art and get creative in this “do-it-yourself” camp.  Campers will bring an article of clothing to either tie dye or paint a 1 of a kind design!




Get ready to get messy, do obstacle courses, and be challenged! Inspired by the TV shows Double Dare, Survivor, Fear Factor and Legends of the Hidden Temple.  Each day is packed with fast-paced fun and trivia, and includes wacky, wet, gooey and slimy challenges that keep campers active, competitive, laughing with friends, and getting soaked to the core!



S.T.E.A.M. SCIENCE - June 16-20

Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) Science camps offer a daily combination of discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented.

We use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment.

Campers create, build and assemble a variety of projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

Science campers will use the scientific method as they explore classic experiments with a messy twist! Campers will participate in S.T.E.A.M. activities that will challenge every age group.



SHARK WEEK! - July 23-27

Shark & ocean fun! Friday Fun will include making a special shark-y snack!



WILD ANIMAL CAMP - July 30 - August 3

Calling all creature lovers! Learn about animals & the types of jobs that go along with being an animal lover. Friday’s fun event will include seeing live reptiles in the arena!


BEST OF THE PLEX - August 6-10

Campers choose what weeks/activities & themes were the best.  We’ll spend the last week together creating memories!