Summer Day Camp
While parents are working during the day, their children’s participation in the Club’s 10-week summer program keeps them safe and engaged in beneficial activities including recreation, music, performing arts and health.
83% of youth felt encouraged to maintain a physically active lifestyle
87% of youth gained positive self-concept/self-esteem/self-confidence.
The Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Training Camp provides opportunities for recreation, education, cultural-awareness, entertainment and job skills for youth throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area. It serves as a home-away-from-home for children while their parents work. The Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Camp was established more than 46 years ago under the name Earn & Learn. Initiated with a start-up grant from Anheuser-Busch Companies, the program’s objective was to match neighborhood youths with adult role models while the youths earned money as umpires and referees during the summer months.
The annual camp features two consecutive five-week sessions for children, ages 6 to 14. All campers receive one hour of health education per week and each participant is to select two of eight electives to take part in during his or her five-week session:
- At the Net (Tennis & Volleyball)
- Baseball (Softball)
- Math & Science
- Music Theater (Art, Dance, Drama and Music)
- Reading & Composition
- Field Games and Recreation
Specialized classes; free breakfast and lunch; safe environment; experienced camp staff; on site emergency care; career and job opportunities for teenagers; and low cost.
When: Two Five week sessions from June to August | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday
All participants also must be members of Mathews-Dickey, a $50 annual fee. Payment in full is due prior to the beginning of each session. To attend the camp, individuals must also pay the following camp fees:
- $200 for the five- week Session 1
- $200 for the five-week Session 2
- $350 for the full 10-week Session.
To enroll a student or become a volunteer for any of the above programs, please call LaJuan Williams at (314) 679-5242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.