Wyman was founded in 1898 by local businessman Frank Wyman to provide children from St. Louis city a chance to get away and experience life in a rural setting. Our camp soon attracted a great deal of attention and served as the birthplace for some of Wyman’s most successful youth development approaches that are now offered to young people in St. Louis, and across the country.
From our beginnings 123 years ago as Camp Wyman to becoming a national leader in youth programming, we have always believed in and celebrated young people and their leadership, energy, and determination.
Through our programs, young people create consistent, positive relationships with adults who help them build life skills, develop a positive sense of self, and make healthy connections with others and the community. They become leaders, focus on the future, and give back.