Adventure Camp 2018 – Teen Camp

Our last week of Adventure Camp 2018 has officially come to an end. This year, the final week of the summer was Teen Camp. Now in its second year, Teen Camp was open to campers ages 14 – 20.

Thanks to help from our supporters, we were able to grow Teen Camp in more ways than one. Not only did we move from a half-day camp to a full-day camp, we also doubled the number of teens we were able to serve with a total of about 50 campers this year! These campers had tons of fun all week, visiting many different places, learning new things and making lots of friends.

The group spent Monday at the St. Louis Science Center. While there, we learned all about different sciences, from physics to agriculture. We also got to try our hand at driving robots in a special Robotics session and we gazed at the stars during a show in the planetarium.

Tuesday morning, we hung out at Sports Fusion, where we played until we couldn’t play anymore. We enjoyed the group laser tag and dodge ball games, as well as playing mini-golf, testing out the obstacle course and trying some arcade games. That afternoon, we relaxed at the pool, complete with trips around the Lazy River, shooting down the water slide and a diving board competition.

Wednesday was spent at the St. Louis Zoo, where we met so many different kinds of animals, and also spent the day just getting to know each other. Don’t worry – it was a little hot, but the cold Penguin House as well as the reptile and ape houses kept us cool!

On Thursday, we explored downtown St. Louis and the new Arch grounds. The day started in the brand new museum, where we checked out the interactive exhibits. Thanks to its new universal design, all were able to enjoy every part of the museum! In the afternoon, we got to learn all about St. Louis, Missouri and the Mississippi River aboard a riverboat cruise.

Friday was a little bittersweet because it was the last day of Camp for the entire summer, but it sure was fun! In the morning, the campers went bowling, some learning a new skill. Many strikes and spares were thrown! That afternoon was spent at Upper Limits, where each and every camper had the chance to scale the climbing walls, no matter his or her ability.

Thank you to all who made Adventure Camp, and Teen Camp, 2018 such a big success! We already can’t wait until next year.

Looking for more photos from Teen Camp? Find them on Flickr here.