Trout Lodge is an 89 mile drive from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The airport is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines (for which it's a major focus city), United Airlines and United Express, and many others less interesting to us. Parts of the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs" were shot at Lambert.
You are strongly encouraged to make plane reservations sooner rather than later, especially for Monday's return. We are not the only people who will be traveling to see this eclipse!
Your return flight on Monday should not be scheduled before 6:30 PM. Although the eclipse ends by 2:30, and it's normally an hour and a half to the airport, we have to allow lots of extra time for unprecedentedly bad traffic that day.
Alternatively, you may rent a car. From the airport, get on I-70 Westbound and follow the directions below.
Isn't it quaint how some dance camps still give detailed driving directions? Here's what you do: Open your phone's map app (Google Maps and Mapquest work the best in this case), search for "YMCA of the Ozarks", and do whatever it says. You'll get here just fine.
Never biked to a dance camp? It's lots of fun. You'll mostly parallel I-70 until St. Louis, then hug I-55 southwards for a bit, followed by side roads to Trout Lodge. It's roughly 1397 miles from Newton Center, MA—a little hilly in western MA and NY, but pretty flat thereafter. Call it three weeks, more or less.