Summer Camps




Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detector and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we investigate the science that spies use! Due to additional camp forms required for your child’s safety, registration will only be taken online at Registration deadline is June 25.  Minimum 10/Maximum 20
Cost: $204/Member; $214/Resident; $244/Non-Resident
Age: 5 – 11
Day: Monday - Friday 
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Session: #9636 July 1 - 5 (no camp 7/4)
Instructor: Mad Science Staff
Location: Lodge Activity Room 


Join Mad Science in a red-hot robotic exploration! Investigate the inner workings of robots by experimenting with circuits, gears sensors and power supplies. Learn about programming robots and the different tasks that robots perform in the world. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, and more! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Become a robot engineer as you build your very own robot throughout the week!  Registration deadline is July 23.  Minimum 10/Maximum 20  
Cost: $265/Member; $278/Resident; $318/Non-Resident
Age: 7 – 11 years
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Session: #9635 July 29 – August 2
Instructor: Mad Science Staff
Location: Lodge Activity Room 

Registrant must withdraw from camp by the advertised registration deadline listed in the camp description in order to receive a full refund.** Any camp withdrawals after the advertised registration deadline are charged a 75% cancellation fee. **There is a $5 processing fee for refund requests. If the registrant leaves the refund credit on his/her Lodge account, that fee is waived.** 

Des Peres Parks and Recreation Department invites people with and without disabilities to participate in our programs and events. Please notify us when you register or at least three business days in advance of the program/event date if modifications due to a disability are needed to facilitate your participation and/or if there are medications or allergies of which we should be made aware. If an inclusion support person is needed to assist the program participant with a disability, it may take up to two weeks or more to provide this type of modification. If we are unable to meet your needs, there is a grievance procedure available for ADA concerns. For assistance in arranging modifications for your participation, or to notify us of medical concerns, please contact Terri Johnson, CTRS/CPRP, Executive Director of Municipal Partners for Inclusive Recreation, at 314.835.6157, use Relay Missouri 711 or email her at to discuss your participation.