About Active Body Smart Brain Camp

This camp is something new. We understand that parents don’t want only a safe place for their kids while they work but also to ensure their kids are active and learning during this off-school period. That is why, we’ve formed partnerships with teachers, artists, and college students volunteers to deliver a unique summer program where real and fun learning happens, while kids are exposed to martial arts, science, reading, arts & crafts, and games. The field trips are designed to explore the wilderness and allow kids to damp of the heat with pool time. Let’s not forget the popular pizza & movie time on Fridays!

The program is designed with children and parents in mind. It is customizable, affordable, yet engaging, and flexible with before and after care available. See the tentative schedule and prices page for more details.

Program Objective:

A fun and engaging program that is both intellectually and physically active that helps kids & youth to develop and improve qualities such as:

    • Creativity
    • Critical Thinking
    • Self-confidence
    • Strength
    • Flexibility
    • Persistence
    • Focus
    • Risk Taking
    • Self-defense
    • Collaboration

Active Body

Kung Fu Master Xing Xue is an established teacher and the founder of Shaolin Temple ART Center since 2008. His teaching style and kung fu mastery are unique and well-known in the St. Louis area. Shifu Xing Xue lived and trained at the Shaolin Temple for more than 15 years! He usually fuses his classes with a variety of art forms from kung fu, tai chi, archery, other sports, and activities to keep your kids engaged while fit.

Smart Brain

This portion of the camp is brought to you by a partnership between STEM and arts teachers and college students volunteers.

The Performing Arts section of it is managed by Mr. Cattoor, guitar, piano, and singing specialist, as well as videomaker Devory Newsome and Dr. Bumbu who also specializes in Latin dance.

The Science section of it is managed by Dr. Bumbu, a science teacher who won the SLPS Teacher of the Year in 2016-2017 school year. She blends fun experiments with actual conceptual understanding of particle behavior.

The Arts & Crafts section is designed by artist Michele Jianokopolos (landscape and ceramics).