1044 Curran Ave. Kirkwood, Mo.

Summer 2024           

(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


9:00 to 2:00 pm

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

Camp is for ages ( 4 - 11)

Family owned and operated for 82 years

Carol Shoop Carlstrom

Michael Shoop

Bev Ackermann Shoop

Co- Owner-Manager

w/husband Devere


and Certified Pool Opperater

Assistant Manager

Dear Parents,

As we get ready to start our 83rd summer we want to thank you all for being part of our extended camp family. In those previous years over 50,000 children from not only St. Louis, but also the United States as well as various countries around the world have learned 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, generation after generation and spread the good word about Ackermann's and the incredible things we accomplish here, so once again thank you!

Starting in 2023 we switched to an online only enrollment system that we will be using again this year. All information and forms can be found at Please remember that because of our unique setup there are limited spaces available, so the sooner you enroll the better. Also keep in mind that if you want to enroll in the same session as friends or family you need to sign up as close to each other as possible.

Finally, we pride ourselves on hiring almost exclusively from of group of teens and twenty somethings who went to camp themselves when they were younger and know our system. However, like many other small businesses around the country we do find ourselves with staffing shortages at times, so we're asking for your help to put out the word to anyone 15 years old and older who you feel would be a good fit to be part of our unique program. We will be starting salaries at $17 an hour and going upwards depending on experience. Please contact us if interested at

If interested e-mail

Questions can be asked at our email addresses:



Thanks for your support. See you this summer,