Camp Pegnita 2019 Special Events

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June 10-June 14, 2019

Circus Week

Campers will participate in guided workshops to learn stilt-walking, plate-balancing, juggling and other amazing tricks and will be a part of a circus performance on Friday. Face painting, balloons and more will make this event one you won't want to miss!


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June 17 -June 21, 2019


Break out your six string, let down your hair, throw on some glitter and animal print and get ready to rock on.  This will be a week full of glitz, glam, music and fun.


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June 24-June 28, 2019

Greek Week/Olympics

All week our camp groups will be competing in a variety of "Greek Week" events. Events range from water balloon launch competition to toga tug-o-war, and will culminate with our annual Field Day Olympics on Friday!


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July 1 -July 5, 2019

*There will no camp on the 4th of July

Red/White/Blue Backyard Games & BBQ

How does Camp Pegnita celebrate Independence Day?  With a good old-fashioned BBQ and backyard games day.  Campers will enjoy a yummy hot dog lunch, a visit from the snow cone truck, extended swim times, a spectacular obstacle course and fun backyard games like volleyball, washers, relay races, and much much more!


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July 8 -July 12, 2019

Wet and wild week

What better way to cool off in a St. Louis heat wave than a week full of water games and slip n' slides!


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July 15-July 19, 2019

Wild Wild West Week

Campers will participate in western style games planned by our very own counselors in training. On Friday, our little '49ers will rush the field and camp property to find as many pieces of gold as they can! When they return to the homestead, they will be able to trade in gold pieces for the opportunity to play games and win prizes.


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July 22 - July 26, 2019

Pirate Week

This week our campers will sail the seven seas (well, the Camp Pegnita pool) in boats they design from cardboard and duct tape. Each day will have a pirate themed activity such as "Shipwreck" or a treasure hunt and the week will end with a pirate party carnival.




July 29 - August 2, 2019

Legends of the Magic Circle

Campers will learn the history of Camp Pegnita through a series of stories, games, and events. The counselors will put on a play depiciting the latest "legend" of camp early in the week and then the campers will be broken into teams to compete in various tasks. Campers will need to use cooperation skills, thinking skills, and their physical abilities to follow the clues, complete required tasks, and avoid being caught by the temple guards.


August 5 - August 9, 2019


It's always sad when summer comes to an end, but at Camp Pegnita we like to go out with a bang! Bonsai is a Camp Pegnita tradition where kids participate in a super fun, sticky and messy scavenger hunt. Campers search the camp property for hidden counselors and ultimately a coveted flag. Campers need to be on the look out though, because if "floured" by running counselors, campers will be sent to the Magic Circle where staff members will drench them in gooey, but yummy things like chocolate sauce, ice cream, and whipped cream. 

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Parent Nights

Twice a summer we put on a spectacular evening show for all the campers and parents.  Each group will perform a song, skit or dance that they have prepared during the week.  Afterwards, the counselors and lifeguards will hand out unique and special awards to all of their campers. Who will get the coveted golden arrow this year? You will have to be there to find out. This is sure to be an event you won't want to miss!