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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

The Mathews-Dickey Summer Day Camp was established more than 30 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.

Today, the eight-week program is more comprehensive and provides opportunities for recreation, education, cultural-awareness, entertainment and job training for more than 1,000 youths throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area.

    • Recreation - Jump rope, softball, corkball, volleyball, swimming, basketball, ping-pong, tennis and soccer.
    • Education - Spelling bees, bingo, storytelling and reading.
    • Entertainment - Movies, theatrical performances and field trips (educational, athletic and cultural enrichment).
    • Training - Business etiquette, personal finances, career development and Club orientation.

Field trips are an exciting part of the Summer Day Camp daily regime. The Club also partners with the University of Missouri - St. Louis to introduce youth to the world of economics.

We are grateful for the St. Louis City Fire Department's Toll Road Operation to benefit the Summer Program.

BENEFITS: Specialized classes; free breakfast and lunch; safe environment; experienced camp staff; on-site emergency care; career and job opportunities for teenagers; and low cost.

SCHEDULE: Monday, June 3 to Friday, August 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

WELCOME PARENT ORIENTATION: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.

COST: Members - $200; Non-members - $225 ($25 membership and $200 for camp)

LOCATION: Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club

CONTACT: Audrey Wilson, VP of Marketing & Financial Development, Phone: (314) 382-5952, ext. 223, E-mail:

Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. For 52 years the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Barbara A. Washington or Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 234.