Summer Academies Info & Forms

goldstar 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
goldstar Before & after care available at additional cost

Our six weeks of summer camp programming is subdivided into three two-week sessions for children completing kindergarten through eighth grade. The two-week timeframe is purposefully designed to give students the time necessary to dig deeply into subjects of interest.

Camps include Jr. Science Searchers; Math Marvels & More; Academy Americana; ECO Academy; Ancient Academy; GRC’s Space Academy; and GRC’s Advanced Space Academy. Through this wide variety of camps, students can explore math, a variety of sciences, history, finance, ecology, and creative expression.

Engaged, hands-on learning is emphasized. Campers also have P.T. (physical training) with activities that also pull from their curriculum, as well as daily recess.

Students do not have to be in their schools’ gifted program to participate. However, there is an application process, and we look at standardized test scores (or a recent report card) as well as a teacher recommendation.

Camps are held at:
Wydown Middle School

6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton

2021 Summer Brochure
Apply Online
Teacher Evaluation (PDF) or Online

Linda McCall Scholarship – For 6th – 8th grade students – full tuition to Advanced Space Academy
Financial Aid Application – Students may apply for partial or full tuition assistance. This money comes from the Sue Flesch Scholarship Fund and grants from various individuals and corporations.
June 14-25 ECO Academy (Grades 3-8)  ECO-nomics + ECO-logy
Math, Marvels & More (Grades K-2)  Liquid States, Number Traits & Creative Greats
June 28 – July 9 Jr. Science Searchers (Completing Kindergarten) From Dinosaurs to Tropical Rainforests
Ancient Academy (Grades 3-8) Ancient Egypt: Scarabs, Sculptures & Scripts
GRC’s Space Academy (Grades 1-5) Space Explorations: Sputnik to Space X
GRC’s Advanced Space Academy (Grades 6-8) Space Exploration: Moonshot to Mars (and Beyond!)
July 12 – 23 Jr. Science Searchers (Completing Kindergarten) From Ocean Depths to Outer Space
Ancient Academy (Grades 3-8) Ancient Egypt: Tales, Tombs & Tut
GRC’s Space Academy (Grades 1-5)


GRC’s Advanced Space Academy (Grades 6-8)

Space Collaboration Council: Who Owns the Moon?

Space Collaboration Council: Model (Rocket) U.N.

Academy Americana (Grades 1-3) Pack Your Wagon for the Trail West!

For information about GRC Summer Academies or to request a brochure, please call 314.962.5920 or email us at