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Summer at SLU Takes Top St. Louis Summer Program Honors for Fifth Year

09/19/2019

Summer At SLU has been recognized as a 2019 Top 20 summer organization by Blueprint4Summer.

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This year, Summer At SLU hosted more than 70 K-12 camps and academies, including 14 new programs in technology, medicine, creative writing, art and music. SLU photo

It is the fifth consecutive year that Summer At SLU has been honored by the organization operated by the Clark-Fox Family Foundation that helps connect local families with summer programming throughout the St. Louis region.

Summer At SLU was listed in the top 20 most searched summer programs out of 8,734 camp sessions posted on Blueprint4Summer.com in 2019. SLU’s summer activities program won the award on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at an annual summit of summer camps in the St. Louis area.

This year, Summer At SLU hosted more than 70 K-12 camps and academies, including 14 new programs in technology, medicine, creative writing, art and music.

“Summer At SLU continues to have a significant impact and presence in the St. Louis area,” Troy Hargrove, director of SLU’s Summer-Winter Office, said. “Our office works tirelessly to market and showcase the exceptional K-12 summer programming that takes place on our campus, and this award is a great reflection of the incredible SLU members that make Summer At SLU a reality each year.”

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Jacob Wierson, summer-winter program coordinator, hold this year's award. Submitted photo

Summer At SLU partnered with Blueprint4Summer in 2015 to help spread the word about K-12 camps and academies that take place from June through August on campus. Blueprint4Summer posts each Summer At SLU camp on their website, with links to their respective registration pages.

Next summer's camps and academies will be published on summer.slu.edu in January 2020.

Summer At SLU, located within the Summer-Winter Office at Saint Louis University, aims to provide exceptional summer camps and academies to K-12 students in the St. Louis region and beyond. Programs offered include athletic camps such as soccer, basketball and swimming as well as academic camps such as theater, creative writing, engineering, medicine and technology.

If your SLU department is interested in running a summer camp on campus next summer, contact Jacob Wierson, summer-winter program coordinator, or call 314-977-3534.


Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.