1044 Curran Ave. Kirkwood, MO

Summer 2023

e-mail:         web site:

(must be 4 by the first day of session enrolled)

Dedicated to the development and growth of children

Teaching children in a non-competitive environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem

by teaching the life skill of swimming and water safety since 1942

Camp  314-821-7070            Bev  314-966-7738               Carol  314-639-5838

Camp is for ages ( 4 - 11)

Family owned and operated since 1942

Carol Shoop Carlstrom

New this year

online registration and Payment

CAMP HOURS   9:00 to 2:00 pm

Michael Shoop

Bev Ackermann Shoop

Co- Owner-Manager

w/husband Devere


and Certified Pool Opperater

Assistant Manager

Dear Parent,

As we get ready to start our 82nd year in business we want to thank you for being part of our extended camp family. In those years over 50,000 children from not only St. Louis, but also the United States as well the world have learned to how to swim in our incredibly unique camp. We owe so much of our longevity to those of you who come back year after year and spread the good word about Ackermann’s.

Starting in 2023 we are handling our enrollment process in a much different way than we have in previous years. We going to an online enrollment set up only at All the information and enrollment forms well be located there. Please remember if you want to enroll your children with friends you’re going to need to do it at the same time or as close as possible to insure that the space is available.

We pride ourselves on having only hired from within during our entire time in business, meaning that all of our counselors were former campers themselves or close family friends of people who went to camp for years. Like many small businesses though we are at times facing a staffing shortage so we ask for your help. If you know someone who is 15 years old or older please let them know what a rewarding and fun summer job working at Ackermann’s could be for them.

If interested e-mail

Questions can be asked at our email address:


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Thanks for your support. See you this summer,



Friday May 19th, 3 to 5pm

For new families to see what camp is like.