Camp Westminster


Sports, art, music, and lots of adventure! Camp Westminster in St. Louis offers a variety of half- and full-day summer camps for boys and girls in grades K-9 during the month of June. The staff includes dedicated and enthusiastic Westminster teachers, coaches, and athletes who help campers strengthen and sharpen their God-given skills.


Camps for 2016

Grades indicated are for the 2016-17 school year.

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Club Wildcat
Grades 5-9 (Boys and Girls)
Club Wildcat is the place to be for hours of fun! Campers experience interactive, age-appropriate activities that correspond with each week’s theme. They’ll take part in exciting outdoor and indoor activities such as games, arts and crafts, and movie making. 
 Plus, they’ll love anticipating what activities they’ll find at the “mystery station” throughout the week!
Week 1: The Great Outdoors
Week 2: Summer Olympics, Camp Westminster Style!
Week 3: Around the World in 5 Days
Week 4: Animal Kingdom
June 6-July 1, morning and afternoon

Wee Wildcat Camp
Grades K-4 (Boys and Girls)
Your little Wildcats won’t want to miss Wee Wildcat Camp this summer! Campers are grouped in such a way that counselors can plan age-appropriate activities that correspond with each week’s theme. Wee Wildcats will play outside and inside and participate in super fun activities, from games to crafts and even interactive storytime! Each day, kids will also love the surprises that await them at the “mystery station!”
Week 1: The Great Outdoors
Week 2: Summer Olympics, Camp Westminster Style!
Week 3: Around the World in 5 Days
Week 4: Animal Kingdom

June 6-July 1, morning and afternoon

Art: Creators and Their Craft
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
Come along with us as we explore the fascinating world of artists and authors! We will read books, create projects, play games, experiment with sensory materials, and venture outdoors. From collages to animal art to splatter painting, kids are sure to have an unforgettable (and colorful!) time! Led by Eliot Chapel Nursery School teacher Mary Pat Pautler.
June 13-17, morning

Art Exploration I
Grades 2-4 (Boys and Girls)
Put your artistic abilities to use this summer! Campers will explore different art mediums to create a fun masterpiece of our space theme! Campers won’t want to miss a day of this unique art experience. On the last day of camp, parents, grandparents, or friends are invited to a special art show featuring campers’ creations. Led by Central Christian School teacher Laura Drake.
June 13-17, morning

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Art Exploration II
Grades 4-6 (Boys and Girls)
Everyone is an artist at heart! Campers of all different skill levels are encouraged to come and explore art-making methods that range from traditional to modern. Campers will use mixed media to create a variety of pieces of a space-themed project! Led by Central Christian School teacher Laura Drake.
June 13-17, afternoon

Art Studio Camp*
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
Come with your creative juices flowing, and get ready to try your hand at drawing, painting, thinking, building, pretending, molding, and more!  We will use a wide variety of media to create special projects for campers to take home and enjoy. Led by Westminster art teacher Emily Dierking.
June 27-July 1, morning
*Additional materials fee of $15.

Grades 5-7 and 8-9 (Boys)
Heeeyyyyyy, batter, batter! Come learn and execute the fundamentals of the baseball program that led Westminster’s team to its four consecutive state championship victories (2011-2014)! Wildcat coach Dan Petke will bring campers an instructional yet competitive summer camp experience.
Grades 8-9: June 13-17, morning (Session 1)
Grades 5-7: June 13-17, afternoon (Session 2)

Grades 5-9 (Girls)
Hoop it up at an exciting basketball camp this summer! Campers will focus on skill development (dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and proper defensive play) and enjoy a little fun and competitive scrimmaging. Through daily devotions, campers will learn how to live with a spiritual perspective on sports and learn what it means to show good sportsmanship and school spirit. Led by Shannon Lawrence, Westminster girls varsity basketball coach.
June 6-10, afternoon

Grades 2-8 (Boys)
Come learn basketball skills and fundamentals from the Westminster basketball players and coaching staff. Develop key skills and compete in 3-on-3, 5-on-5, and a range of individual competitions while learning how to glorify God through our gifts and abilities.  Each player will need to bring his own basketball marked with his name. Led by James Smith, Westminster 9th grade basketball coach, and Matt Drochelman, Westminster basketball and football coach.
June 27-July 1, all day

Basketball: Skill Development
Grades 2-4 and 5-8 (Boys)
Dribble, pass, shoot! This camp is designed for boys who want to develop key basketball skills. With age-appropriate goals and drills, each camper will learn to improve shooting, ball handling, passing, one-on-one moves, and other individual skills to lay a strong foundation for future skill development. Each player will need to bring his own basketball marked with his name. Led by James Smith, Westminster 9th grade basketball coach, and Matt Drochelman, Westminster basketball and football coach.
Grades 2-4: June 20-24, morning (Session 1)
Grades 5-8: June 20-24, afternoon (Session 2)

Books and Cooks
Grades K-2 and 3-5 (Boys and Girls)
Enjoy specially selected read-aloud storybooks, and then make different foods that correspond to the books’ themes! Campers will participate in hands-on activities and use real cooking utensils in a supervised, guided setting. By the end of the week, campers will have created a cookbook of their own with copies of their new recipes to take home and make with their families. Led by Central Christian School teacher London DeMare.
Grades K-2:, June 27-July 1, afternoon (Session 2)
Grades 3-5: June 6-10, afternoon (Session 1)

Grades K-5 and 6-8 (Girls)
Gooooooo WILDCATS! Campers will have fun learning cheers, chants, jumps, and a brief dance while building confidence, using proper technique, and learning to be part of a team. The girls will present their skills in a performance for family and friends on Friday, June 24. Led by Westminster cheer coaches Jen Marsh, Ali Bubenik, and Carrie Morrow.
Elementary (K-5) June 20-24, morning
Middle School (6-8) June 20-24, morning

Creative Genius Camp
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls)
Use your imagination! In this camp, we will learn that creativity is much more than artistic ability. It is an essential skill that leads to the innovations of the future! Explore the ins and outs of creative thinking and put your learning to the test through a variety of hands-on/minds-on challenges and activities. Who knows, one day you might develop something that changes the world! Led by Central Christian School gifted and talented teacher, Victoria Hauser.
June 6-10, morning

Grades K-5 and 6-8 (Girls)
Budding dancers will learn techniques through dance-related games, as well as leadership and teamwork skills that they will benefit from in all areas of life. Dancers will learn an age-appropriate dance routine and will perform for family and friends. Led by Westminster varsity dance coach Brittany Hartloge and junior varsity dance coach Olivia Pierson.
Elementary (K-5), June 6-10, morning
Middle School (6-8), June 6-10, morning

Dirt is Neat
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
Do you have a green thumb? If you enjoy learning about all things plant-, insect-, and nature-related, this camp is for you! Campers will discover what makes plants grow, what kinds of bugs live in the dirt and what they do, and what role water plays in the growth of flowers and plants. Each day, campers will record their findings in their nature notebooks. Led by Westminster paraprofessional Carol Becker.
June 13-17, afternoon

Experiencing Seussville
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
We will read various wonderful works of Dr. Seuss and explore the themes in his books! After reading each book, we will apply it to our own lives through fun, hands-on games and activities. Campers will read and experience a new Dr. Seuss book each day of the week. Led by Westminster upper school English teacher Jennifer Vermeer.
June 6-10, morning

Field Hockey
Grades 5-9 (Girls)
The sport of field hockey is becoming more and more popular in the Midwest (and at Westminster)! Whether you have some experience or have never picked up a stick, campers will have a great time and learn new skills. Sticks will be provided, and each camper will get a ball she can keep! Mouth guards and shin guards are required; eye guards are optional. Led by Westminster field hockey coach Nancy Schmer.
June 6-10, afternoon

Flag Football
Grades 3-4 (Boys and Girls)
Grab the ball and run! Boys and girls will have the opportunity to learn basic catching, running, and passing skills while enjoying the game of flag football. Campers of various athletic abilities are welcome to participate in this team-building game. Led by Westminster middle school counselor Jason Thompson.
June 13-17, morning

Grades 5-7 (Boys)
Campers will learn basic football techniques such as throwing, catching, blocking, and tackling, along with a variety of drills in this full-contact camp. Each player will be issued equipment which will be collected at the conclusion of camp. A full-contact camp will allow us to teach proper tackling technique and football safety, and it will allow campers to have full-contact scrimmages. Campers will learn offensive and defensive positions, as well as some of the formations and plays run by the Westminster football team. Led by Aaron Layton, Westminster teacher and 7th grade football coach, and Mike Berttucci, Westminster teacher and football coach.
June 13-17, morning

Imagine a Story
Grades 3-5 (Boys and Girls)
Do you love stories? If you love hearing them or reading them, chances are you also enjoy writing them! In this new elementary level camp, beginner story-writing instruction will be provided. In innovative and hands-on ways, campers will learn the basics of what makes a story engaging. They will create characters and storylines that captivate their audience. The week will conclude with a finished story and reading celebration for parents, grandparents, and friends. Led by Westminster middle school English teacher Kristin Janssen.
June 13-17, afternoon

Improv I
Grades 5-8 (Boys and Girls)
Rattle those funny bones and get ready for some improv! Students will learn the art of improvisation for the theatre through games, games, and more games! This high-energy camp will have campers on stage from the first moment they walk through the door and will culminate in a performance for family and friends on Friday. Led by Westminster teacher Kelly Gilbert.
June 20-24, morning

Improv II
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
This advanced camp is available for campers who have participated in improv in previous years. The camp will start with a review of the games and concepts learned in Improv I and will include more challenging games and concepts! This high-energy camp will have campers on stage from the first minutes of camp, and it will culminate in a performance for friends and family on Friday. Led by Westminster teacher Kelly Gilbert.
June 20-24, afternoon

Junior Golf
Grades 4-6 (Boys and Girls)
Join us on the green! Campers of all skill levels will learn the fundamentals of golf with specific instruction on how to execute a full swing and properly chip, pitch, and putt. They will take the bus to Creve Coeur golf course Monday through Thursday, and a competition with prizes will be held on Friday. Led by Westminster golf coach Brian Burkey and assisted by current Westminster high school golfers.
June 20-24, morning

Grades 3-8 (Boys and Girls)
Knit one, purl two! Campers will learn all essential knitting techniques through a variety of small projects. Led by Adriane Muehleisen, curator and creator of Etsy shop Naptime Knittery.
June 20-24, morning

Grades 6-9 (Girls)
All players from beginners to advanced are welcome to come learn more about the great sport of lacrosse! Instruction will be individualized to appropriately challenge each player. No prior lacrosse experience is required! We will introduce and work toward the mastery of fundamental skills, including cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. Players will also experience game situations as we work on offensive and defensive strategies. Led by Westminster lacrosse coach Lindsay Carlile and Allison Pautler.
June 6-10, morning

Let’s Have a Ball!
Grades 2-6 (Boys and Girls)
Campers will engage in various fun activities involving a ball while learning the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, and exercise. This camp will provide opportunities for campers of all athletic abilities to have fun in an nonjudgmental environment. Games will include kickball, beachball volleyball, dodgeball, tennis ball softball, water bottle bowling ball, and more! Led by Westminster middle school counselor Jason Thompson.
June 27-July 1, afternoon

Musical Theatre
Grades 2-7 (Boys and Girls)
Sing and dance the summer away! Campers will learn a number of songs and dances throughout the week, which will culminate with a short performance on the last day of camp. Focus will be on singing technique, dance technique, stage presence, and performance skills – plus an opportunity for those interested in performing solos! Led by Kathy Eichelberger, Westminster teacher.
June 27-July 1, morning

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Grades 4-8 (Boys and Girls)
Calling all video-game-loving city dwellers! If you think it would be cool to learn about camping, fishing, hunting, survival, and photography, we’ve got the camp for you! Hear from guest speakers, watch videos, listen to stories, and enjoy fun outdoor experiences. Discover animal tracks and other signs of wildlife in the woods and take some cool pictures! Led by Westminster teacher Andy Kerckhoff.
June 20-24, morning

Pool Party
Grades 4-7 (Boys and Girls)
Join us for a week of fun in the pool as we work on our swimming skills and play in the water! Campers will learn the basics of swimming, including stroke and breathing technique. They will also play a variety of fun water games to improve swimming skills.  Basic swimming knowledge is recommended. Led by Westminster teacher and certified swim instructor Allison Pautler.
June 6-10, afternoon

Puppet Palooza
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
This camp will help campers tap into their inner puppeteer! It will allow them to use their God-given talents to design and perform with different types of puppets throughout the week. Campers will learn the art of puppet- and prop-making, basic and advanced puppetry skills, and the various steps needed to create a memorable puppet show. All of these skills will be combined to create a puppet production to be performed on the last day of camp. Led by Westminster middle school counselor Jason Thompson.
June 20-24, afternoon

Reader’s Workshop: For the Love of Stories
Grades 4-8 (Boys and Girls)
Campers will learn to discover good books that they’ll love using the Internet, libraries, and bookstores. They will be given opportunities to read the book(s) of their choice in a variety of casual settings. Throughout the week, they will learn how to read with greater comprehension and will discuss their thoughts and opinions with their peers and teacher in a friendly atmosphere. A fun game of kickball just might break out now and then as a way to energize the brain! Led by Westminster teacher Andy Kerckhoff.
June 20-24, afternoon

Sun n Science
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls)
Pull out your sunglasses! In this camp, we will learn all about the sun! Each day, campers will discover the capabilities of light through hands-on experiments. They will learn about different intensities of light, how the sun helps plants grow through photosynthesis, and the ways that sunlight can provide solar energy and heat. Campers will even have the opportunity to design a solar-powered car! Led by middle school science teacher Karen Thompson.
June 27-July 1, morning

Grades K-4 and 5-8 (Boys and Girls)
Gooooaaalllll! Campers will learn proper techniques and basic tactics through group instruction and competitive play. Older players will also develop skills to deal with advanced tactics and techniques, both in attacking and defending. Each camper should bring a soccer ball with his or her name on it, shin guards, cleats, tennis shoes (if he/she needs to go inside), and a water bottle. Led by USSF and NSCAA nationally licensed Westminster varsity soccer coach Dan Legters.
Grades K-4, June 6-10, morning (Session 1)
Grades 5-8: June 6-10, afternoon (Session 2)

STEM Camp*
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
Interested in science and math? Want to learn how engineers solve problems? STEM Camp is for you! Campers will use the design process to solve real-world problems and have fun designing and building great projects, as well as learn technical drawing and sketching in this hands-on engineering experience. Led by Westminster science teacher Luke Breems.
June 6-10, morning
*Additional materials fee of $15.

Stoked for Science
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
Calling all budding scientists! Do you love science experiments and labs? Why not spend a week as a scientist wearing a lab coat and goggles while creating all sorts of chemical reactions? Join us for hands-on science experiments, and stretch your curiosity as you learn about the science behind every reaction you observe! Led by Westminster science teacher Gina Butterfield.
June 13-17, morning

Summer in France
Grades 3-8 (Boys and Girls)
Bienvenue! Come explore the French language and culture through games, songs, crafts, stories, and food. Campers will not only learn simple conversational skills in French but will also discover French customs, holidays, and music in a fun and interactive setting.  Led by Westminster French teacher Sarah DeVries.
June 27-July 1, afternoon

Grades 3-8 (Boys and Girls)
Warm up your forehand and backhand! The Beginner session will focus on the most basic tennis skills and is for players who are unable to sustain a rally by hitting the ball back and forth. The Intermediate/Advanced sessions are for players who would like to fine-tune groundstrokes, serves, volleys, and singles and doubles strategies and/or compete in organized competitive matchplay. Each participant should bring his or her own racket, tennis shoes, and water bottle. Led by Westminster varsity tennis coach Adam Barbee, assistant middle school tennis coach Nick Gray, and members of the varsity team.
Beginner 1: June 6-10, afternoon
Beginner 2: June 13-17, afternoon
Intermediate/Advanced 1: June 20-24, afternoon
Intermediate/Advanced 2: June 27-July 1, morning

Grades 3-6 and 6-8 (Boys & Girls)
Pass, set, spike! Whether campers are just getting started or are veterans on the court, this camp will improve their skills while stressing the fundamentals of great teamwork. In the elementary camp, participants will practice basic skills; the middle school camps will focus on skills such as passing, hitting, serving, and setting. Led by Heather Cumbee, Westminster girls varsity volleyball coach.
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls): June 13-17, morning (Beginner Session)
Grades 6-8 (Girls): June 13-17, afternoon (Advanced Session 1)

Wrestling Camp
Grades 1-6 (Boys)
Hit the mats and learn the essential techniques of wrestling! Campers will learn daily skill development, gain individual instruction, and practice during drill time and daily games. Led by Westminster varsity wrestling coach Tim Muehleisen.
June 20-24, afternoon



Half Day – $115

  • Morning or afternoon camp

Full Day – $230

  • Combination of one morning and one afternoon camp

  • Full-day camp – Basketball (Boys)

Some camps require a $15 materials fee. See camp schedule for details.

Learn more about pricing

When you register your credit card will be charged a $50 deposit per camp.

Cancellations will result in a $25 fee (per camp). Requests for camp schedule changes must be processed in writing via mail or email. Switching camps after May 31, 2015 will also result in a $25 processing fee, and no refunds will be issued for any changes made after May 31.

Registration is binding after May 31. Full payment for all camps is due on or before May 31. The parent or guardian will be responsible for payment even if the student does not attend and/or if the registration contract was received after May 31. A refund for medical reasons only applies to absences of one week or longer and will require a doctor’s note.

Refund policy: No refunds will be issued to students who are withdrawn from any camp after May 31. All changes must be received in writing on or before May 31 to avoid fee charges. Any change or cancellation made after registration is processed is subject to a $25 fee (per camp).


A Note from the Camp Director


We know that you have many choices when you consider summer activities for your children, so we thank you for choosing Camp Westminster! We are excited to share our summer with you!

Like the school’s academic offerings, Westminster’s summer camps are engaging, innovative, and unique. In addition, the camps are staffed by caring counselors who help encourage values and strengthen campers’ abilities in a positive, fun, well-supervised environment. It is our goal for each camper to experience adventure, sharpen his or her skills, and build character.

We have a variety of camps to choose from, and we hope you spend several weeks with us!  We enjoy serving all of the families we meet during the summer, and we look forward to getting to know your family. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me with questions.

I look forward to seeing you at Camp Westminster!

Abby Karsten
Camp Westminster Director

Daily Camp Schedule

7:30-9 a.m. – Before-Care (Arena)

8:45 a.m. – Check-in begins for morning camps (Plaza)

9-11:45 a.m. – Morning camps

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. – Pick-up time for morning campers(Plaza)

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Lunchtime for all-day campers (Café)

12 p.m. – Check-in begins for afternoon camps (Plaza)

12:15-3 p.m. – Afternoon camps

3-3:15 p.m. – Pick-up time for campers* (Plaza)

3-5:30 p.m. – After-Care (Arena)

In case of inclement weather, we will move check-in and pick-up to the Arena.

*Afternoon dismissal ends promptly at 3:15 p.m. Any child not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be placed in After-Care and parents will be billed accordingly ($10 per day).



When can I register for Camp Westminster 2016?
Registration will open Saturday, January 30, 2016.

I need full-day care. If I sign up for a morning camp, what are my options for the afternoon?
You may sign up for any afternoon camp offered for your child’s age group that same week.

More FAQs

My child can only attend camp on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Will you adjust the price of the camp?
We are unable to adjust the price of a camp for part-time attendance.

I need to change my child’s camp schedule. How can I do this?
You may apply to new camps by logging into your Camp In Touch account and selecting Camper Application. All requests for camp schedule changes must be processed in writing via mail or email. Switching camps after May 31, 2016 will result in a $25 processing fee.

At this time, I don’t know if I will need Extended Care in the morning or afternoon. Can I sign up for this at a later date?
Yes. You may add Extended Care to your student’s registration at a later date. However, to guarantee that space is available, you must sign up for Extended Care at least one week before the camp session. If necessary, you may put your child in Extended Care for one morning or afternoon, as space allows. We charge $10 per session, per day.

My child has allergies. How can I notify you about that?
The online registration program includes a medical form. Before your child can attend camp, the form must be completed. The purpose of this form is to provide emergency contacts, medical information and additional information you would like us to know about your child.

Is Camp Westminster nut-free?
While Westminster is not a nut-free campus, Camp Westminster aims to be nut-free in the following ways:

  1. We ask that parents who choose to pack their children’s lunches keep them free of nut products.
  2. The camp snack is popsicles; if the individual camps serve any other food, we require that it be nut-free.
  3. The lunches prepared by the camp caterer Hollyberry do not contain nuts.

However, some of the pre-packaged and pre-prepared food may contain (or have come into contact with equipment associated with products containing) nuts.

Do you have a camp nurse?
Yes. We have a registered nurse on duty from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. She is CPR-certified and has been Westminster’s full-time nurse for 14 years. She will have access to the medical information you have provided for your child.

My child has not attended Camp Westminster in the past. What does he/she need to bring and wear?
For all camps, children should dress appropriately for summertime activities. All campers should bring water bottles and sunscreen for outdoor camps. Some camps require additional supplies; one week before camp begins, you will receive an email reminder about what your child should wear and bring.

Is there a discount for registering early?
Yes! A 10% early bird discount will be offered to those who register on or before March 31. The discount applies to all camps.

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