Essential Playzone aka "The Zone" Tutorial Resource Center             



Summer Boot Camp

Effective reading and math skills are essential for young people to become successful in their communities and careers. This summer, we will host a multitude of boot camps aimed at improving the reading skills of youth in Elementary (E): Grades 3rd-5th and Middle School (M/S): Grades 6-8th.

These boot camps are a week long (M-F) session of concentrated learning in either math and/or reading

Time: 9am-4pm ( focused on reading, writing, & math)  

Registration: online: by filling out the form below or  call: 314-443-0451

Cost:$85/week ( about a 6-hour camp session) w/ 30 minute lunch 

Registration & payment deadline: two weeks before the camp start date 

*Please contact the center to make arrangements, if additional time is needed for pick-up.    



E & M/S Reading Boot Camps 

(Superhero theme: dress as your favorite superhero every Wednesday)

E & M/S Math Boot Camps

(Hollywood theme: dress as your favorite celebrity every Wednesday)

June 5-9, 2017 Fundamentals of Reading & Writing Fundamentals of Math- Divison & Multipication 
June 12-16, 2017 Comprehension- Drawing Conclusions & Inference Fraction Bonanza- Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide
June 19-23, 2017 Fundamental Use of Words- Vocabulary & Etymology Fundamentals of Decimals, Percents, and Ratios 
June 26-30, 2017 Reading Comprehension- Visualization & Imagery  Understanding the Common Core Math
July 10-14, 2017 Reading Genres, Themes & Central Ideas  Understanding Word Problems 
July 17-21, 2017 Analyze Literature, Stories & Poems Writing and Math, Pre-Algebra 
July 24-28, 2017 Presenting Techniques, Debating & Presentations Functions, , Pre-Algebra  



                                                                                                                    Click here if you would like to print the                                                                                                                                            form and mail your payment                                                                                                                                 

***In an effort to keep your payments secure and safe from cyber interruptions we prefer all payments be sent to our location in the form of a check. Please make the check payable to The Essential Playzone, PO Box 3943, St. Louis, MO. 63136 or 640 N. Hwy 67, Florissant MO, 63031. Include an email address for confirmation of your donation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Hours of Operations: 

All programs are overseen by a licensed educator 

Monday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                              4 pm-9 pm 

Tuesday - Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                            4 pm-9 pm 

Wednesday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                        4 pm-9 pm

Thursday- Academic BootcampsTutoring, and Homework Help                           4 pm-9 pm

Friday-                                                                               CLOSED    

Saturday-Tutoring and Homework Help                                                                   10 am- 6 pm (By Appointment Only)

Sunday-                                                                                                                 CLOSED


To improve the skills of young people by fostering better communication (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) for improved leadership to better prepare youth for the world of work/careers and their community.

The Essential Playzone is Closed on the Following Holidays:

New Years Eve and New Years Day 


Mother's Day 

Memorial Day

Father's Day 

Independence Day 

Labor Day

Thanksgiving (the day before and the day after) 

Christmas (the day before and after)