Summer Academies Info & Forms

May 10, 2020 Update – NEW SCHEDULE!

All in-person camps for June have been cancelled.

Math, Marvels & More will run from July 6 – 17.
ECO Academy will run as an online camp during the original dates of June 8 – 19, at a reduced cost.
The Advanced Space Academy session scheduled for July 6 – 17 is cancelled.

All camps originally scheduled to run from June 22 – July 2 will now run from July 21 – 30.

Please contact the office at with questions or call (314) 962-5920.

We are not current requiring a deposit to register for camp. You will be billed once we know for sure that camps are taking place, as the Covid-19 situation continues to be very fluid.
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

Summer Brochure
Apply Online or Application PDF
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 8-19
ECO Academy (Grades 3-8)  ECO-nomics + ECO-logy
July 20 – 31 Jr. Science Searchers (Completing Kindergarten) From Dinosaurs to Tropical Rainforests
Ancient Academy (Grades 3-8) Ancient Rome: Arts, Architecture & Innovation
GRC’s Space Academy (Grades 1-5) Venus & Voyager: Vistas of the Unknown
GRC’s Advanced Space Academy (Grades 6-8)  Rockets, Robots & Really Cool Tech: Tools Expand Space Exploration
July 6 – 17 Jr. Science Searchers (Completing Kindergarten)

Math, Marvels & More (Grades K-2)

From Ocean Depths to Outer Space

Equations, Energy & Expression

Ancient Academy (Grades 3-8) Ancient Rome: Heroes, Gods & Emperors
GRC’s Space Academy (Grades 1-5) Venus & Voyager: Extremophiles, Electric Charges & More
Academy Americana (Grades 1-3) Colonial Times: Hamilton & Friends!

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