Thomas Dunn Learning Center


During the summer, we offer a variety of different summer camps that may include cooking, drama, sculpture, leadership, and more! Most of them last for a few hours every day for a week and most of them are for teenagers between the ages of 10 and 19, but some camps are a little different. Whatever you’re interested in, we’re bound to have a camp you’d love!

drama therapy summer camp with Encore! theater group
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, June 13- August 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm ages 13+
Encore Theater Group (ETG) Encore4Youth initiative, hosts a “Drama Therapy: Theatre Behind The Lens” summer camp at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. The Drama Therapy camp will use drama and narrative techniques and theater methods to enable young adults to build their: 1) self-awareness and self-esteem 2) soft and hard skills and 3) empathy through the arts. By fostering empathy among youth, we believe this is one of the core foundations to instill civic pride and a sense of belonging in one’s own community. As a result of being in this camp, program participants will also be involved in a final project that displays their skills learned and the opportunity to create their own art piece to display to the community.
Learn clay basics with Sonia slankard
June 20-24, 10am-12pm | Ages 10+
Are you interested in pottery but don’t know where to start? Join Sonia at Thomas Dunn Learning Center for a Clay Basics Summer Camp to learn the basics of pottery and create a one-of-a-kind design. We will learn hand-building basics with some experimentation on the wheel.  Learn to pinch, coil, and slab building, creating one-of-a-kind projects. Take home a well-made gift to give.

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earn-a-bike camp with bworks
Wednesdays, JUNE 22-JULY 27, 2:30PM-4:30PM | ages 8-17
Earn-a-Bike is BWorks’ hands-on course for students ages 8-17 who can already ride a bike on their own. Students learn bike maintenance and safety – and earn a refurbished bike, lock and helmet upon completion of the course.
Register through the link below.
Repurpose old clothing with sonia slankard
June 27-30, 10am-12pm | Ages 10+

Come join Sonia at Thomas Dunn Learning Center for our Refashion Summer Camp where we will learn how to repurpose old clothing to create new stylish designs to wear or gift!

Thomas Dunn Learning Center will supply the materials, but feel free to bring any old clothing you would like to upcycle!

Register through the link below.

Live, learn, lead: youth make a difference WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS
July 5-15, 2pm-4:30pm | ages 13+

Thomas Dunn Learning Center’s Leadership camp is designed for high school students living or attending school in Benton Park West, NE Dutchtownm, or Gravois Park neighborhoods. We will learn about leadership, community development, and event planning. There will be guest speakers, fun activities, field trips, and the opportunity to create your own fundraising event. 

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Cooking Camp with university of missouri extension
July 11-15 or July 25-29, 11:30am-1:30pm | Ages 10+

University of Missouri’s Cooking Summer Camp at Thomas Dunn Learning Center encourages young people to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences. Youth participants learn to prepare simple, healthy foods they can make for themselves and their family members.

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*Lunch Included

Earn-a-computer camp with bworks
Wednesdays, August 3-september 7, 3:30pm-5pm | ages 8-17

Earn-a-Computer is BWorks’ computer course for students ages 8-17. This class provides an introduction to internet safety, creating presentations, computer programming and more. Students earn a refurbished Linux computer upon completion of the course.

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