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SPECIALIZED OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Barnabas, – Springfield, MO Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp, located in Purdy, MO (map). Weeks are available for ages 7-adult from June 2-August 9, 2024. Cost $1,500 per week, Scholarships available through camp office. Disabilities are grouped by week with sibling weeks available. Volunteers age 13 and older are needed to be camp assistants. Camp Video

Sunnyhill Adventures– Dittmer, MO Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp, (map). Weekly from June 16-August 16, 2024. Early Bird cost is $1,100 before April 1, 2024. Regular Cost: $1,300. Sunnyhill Adventures offers a combination of high-rope challenges, fishing, archery, and other activities the outdoor for the enthusiast with the comforts of air conditioned cabins and a warm bed. Counselor-to-Camper ratios are available for 1:1 and groups of 1:5 depending on need.

Wonderland Summer Camp, Rocky Mount, MO Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp, located near Lake of the Ozarks (map). 11 weeks available from May 19-August 3, 2024 for youth and adults ages 6-65+ with disabilities. Cost: $1,050 per week with option to bring your own care giver for additional cost of $100. We believe that everyone deserves to camp. 

Wonderland Camp 2024 Spring Weekend Camps

  • Cupid Camp – February 16-18; Cost is $300 per person.
  • Spring Break Camp – March 8-10; $300 per person.
  • Hoppin Holiday – March 28-April 1; a 4 night, 5 day camp. Cost is $650.
  • April Fools Camp – April 5-6; Cost is $300 per person.
  • Family Camp – April 12-14. Cost is $300 for one parent and one child, $50 for each additional family member.

Camp MoVal, Union, MO: Adventures in the Community, Specialized Overnight Retreat Camp for Adults ages 18 and older, August 4-9, 2024 ~ Cost:  $599.  We have a beautiful lake, an archery range, plenty of hiking, and cabin camping. Special needs campers must be able to negotiate camp environment with little or no supervision.  Family Camp – June 30-July 4, 2024; Cost: $199 person. Enjoy a self-directed 3-day getaway to enjoy the beauty of nature and take part in some of our activities such as canoeing, campfires, and more. No supervision is provided for Family Camp, so sign up a caregiver if you need supervision for your disability. Facebook Page

Camp Roehr, Potosi, MO Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp, for youth ages 6-17 with Epilepsy. June 1-7, 2024. Camp Roehr is a seven-day residential is a week at YMCA Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO and is sponsored by the Southern Illinois Epilepsy Foundation. Camp Roehr provides young people with epilepsy a variety of opportunities to focus on their strengths and have fun in a safe, supportive environment. Camper 2024 Application

UMSL Succeed Summer Enrichment Program – St. Louis, MO Specialized Weeklong Overnight Young Adult Challenge for for youth entering college, ages 17-22. Dates: June 10-14; July 15-19, 2024. Cost: $600. Come live in the UMSL residence hall all week, participate in academic workshops and vocational training, enjoy recreation & traditional camp activities, and learn about living independently. Participants must be independent in self-care. Meals are included.  Application

Joni and Friends MO, MO Family Retreat, Rocky Mount, MO (map): Specialized Weeklong Overnight Retreat for the entire family; August 6-10, 2024. Cost: $375 for ages 4-adult; Free for ages 0-3. Location: Cross Pointe Camp & Retreat Center, 31434 Main St, Rocky Mount, MO, 65072. Contact Rachel Riney at 314-924-3205, or rriney@joniandfriends.org

Camp Encourage, Kansas City, MO: Specialized Overnight Youth Mini-camp at Heartland Retreat Center in Parkville, MO (map). Camp for ages 10-18 who are on the Autism Spectrum and are active and independent. One day overnights: March 23-24 & October 19-20 at a cost of $595. Summer 4-day Camps: June 11-14 & July 30-August 2, 2024 at cost of $1,295. Applications received after February 22 are put on a waiting list. Call for information: 1-816-830-7171

Camp Courage, MO, Specialized ADULT Mini Camp, Stewartsville, MO, 9201 N Campbell Ct. ~ Kansas City, MO 64155. Cost: $250. Our camp caters to adults ages 21 and older, giving them a typical camping experience with programs, parties & friends on an adult level.  Participants must have community safety & personal care skills.Camping fee: $250, Email camp for exact dates: campcouragemo@outlook.com

Meramec Adventure Camp, Steelville, MO: Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp for Youth on the Autism Spectrum, 2024 Camp Dates: July 29- Aug 2, 2024, Cost: $980, Deposit: $100. Age 7 and older. Returning campers get priority registration, then spots are first come and fill quickly.  Completed applications do not guarantee a slot in camp. Email Kassey Odneal at kassey.odneal@greatcircle.org ~ Facebook Page

DASA Camp WeCanDu, Babler State Park, St. Louis, MO: June 16-21, 2024, Cost: TBD but expect $350-$400. Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) Camp WeCanDu provides children living with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, and many other forms of physical disabilities come together at camp to create a fun and engaging social support system and discover natural abilities that stay with them for a lifetime.

Camp Wartburg, Waterloo, IL:  Shepherding Sheep Specialized Overnight Camp, (ages 10-65+) Mini Camp May 30-June 3, 2024. Cost: $500. The Shepherding Sheep Program at Camp Wartburg is an experience designed to get children and adults with disabilities outdoors and in an environment of interaction with others. Camp Wartburg’s participant to counselor ratio is one-to-one or one-to-two staff/volunteers per child/adult. 1-618-939-7715. (See below for traditional, non-specialized YOUTH camps.)

Camp MITIOG Excelsior Springs, MO (near Kansas City): Specialized Youth Overnight Camp, , July 15-20, 2024. Contact Camp for cost.  MITIOG is a week-long camp that serves children with Spina Bifida. Children participate in swimming, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature classes, classes on self-help medical care and evening campfires.

Camp No Limits: Specialized Youth Overnight Camp, Lake Forest, ILL, June 20-23, 2024. Cost: $500 with scholarship available. Camp No Limits was developed to address the needs of children with limb loss/limb difference and their families and provide an opportunity to meet other families.

Special Olympics Summer Camp, Jefferson City, MO: Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp for all ages at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City, MO. Athletes of Special Olympics experience high intensity activities including sports, fishing, art, nature, health, and more. Gary Brimer Sports Camp, June 16-21, 2024, Cost: $300 with scholarships available. Camp Courage, August 1-3, 2024, Cost: $150 with scholarships available.

Camp Guardian, Babler State Park in St. Louis, MO, Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp for all ages. June 24-28, 2024, Cost: FREE due to generous donations. We provide a FREE week of summer overnight camp for individuals of all ages with special needs; Missouri National Guard citizen-soldiers, airmen and retirees, and family members of military. Application close APRIL 1, 2024

Camp Rainbow for St. Louis Children’s Hospital Patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, MO, Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp for youth ages 6-17. We give children dealing with a pediatric cancer or blood-related diseases and their families time to have a fun while interacting with others in treatment. Oncology Overnight Camp, June 2-6, 2024, Day Camp June 3-5, 2024, SIBS Camp June 11-15, 2024. Cost: FREE

Camp Hickory Hill, Columbia, MO: Specialized Weeklong Overnight Camp for ages 7-17 with diabetes. Camp Hickory Hill sustains a community, culture
and medically-sound program of support for chilcren with diabetes, using our camp environment to foster education, selfreliance, confidence, an active lifestyle and skill in the successful management of diabetes. Camp 2024: June 23-29, Ages 13-17, June 30-July 6, Ages 7-12. Cost: Sliding scale fee from $400-$1,200 depending on family income.

Heatland Camp, Kansas City, MO: FRIENDSHIP CAMP for Adults With Disabilities, Dates: June 25-28, 2024, Cost: $559. Christian Camp where campers participate in daily activities including Bible study, worship, swimming, crafts, games, carnival, dance party, and a final talent show to end the
week.

CAMP LITTLE GIANT 2023, Carbondale, IL: Specialized Camp for various disabilities, located at SIUE Touch of Nature Center in Edwardsville, Illinois. We offer youth camps for those with brain injuries, Autism and/or Social Struggles, and ADHD. Adult and Teen camp is for those with developmental disabilities who need 1:1 support. 2024 dates and cost to be announced soon. 

Next Ed Challenge Day Program, Specialized Young Adult Adventure, Overnight: June 24-28 or July 15-19, 2024, Location: University of Missouri – St. Louis; Cost: Overnight $1000. Run by the St. Louis Arc, this summer daytime program for adults ages 18-30 is an adventure of independent living and community recreation. Website ~ Email: nexted@slarc.org or call 314-569-2211. NextEd also offers a Day Program (see Specialized Day Camp section below). NextEd Flyer

Camp Roehr, held at YMCA Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO: June 1-7, 2024, Cost: $500. Camp Roehr is a 7-day overnight week sponsored by the Southern Illinois Epilepsy Foundation. Camp Roehr provides young people ages 6-18 who have epilepsy the opportunity to focus on their strengths and have fun in a safe, supportive environment.

Inclusive Overnight Camp

Cub Creek Science Camp, Rolla, MO: Traditional Weeklong Overnight (ages 7-17) – weekly from June 2-August 10, 2024 ~ $1,290 per week. With more than 300 animals and over 100 species, our overnight summer camp is an animal lover’s paradise. We offer animal camp, science camp, adventure camp, vet camp, nature camp, and traditional summer camp activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, and ropes course. Campers experience our amazing animal farm and adopt a friend for the week.

Camp Manitowa, Benton, IL: Traditional Overnight Camp for youth grades 2-10. Trips for high school youth in grades 9, 10, & 11.  One, two, and three-week sessions available from June 23-Aug 3, 2024; Cost: $1,320-$3,415. Contact Dan Grabel at dan@campmanitowa.com or 314-375-6766 or 314-685-2368. Camp Manitowa Summer Camp 2024 Dates

YMCA Camp Lakewood, Potosi, MO: Traditional Overnight Camp for youth ages 8-16. Weeklong Camp Weeks from June 2-August 7, 2024 for $980-$1,180 with additional fees for specialty topic camps. Mini Camp June 30-July 3 and Aug 4-7, 2024 for $510. Group size is about 15, individualized supports available upon request and meeting with camp staff prior to attending. 

Sherwood Forest, Lesterville, MO: Traditional Overnight Camp for youth grades 1-9. Sherwood Forest serves children from lowincome households and underserved communities in Missouri and Illinois, who liveat or below the federal poverty line. 2-week sessions in June, July, and August. Campers MUST commit to staying entire camp.  Cost: $35-$75

Camp Wartburg, Waterloo, IL: Traditional Overnight Camp for youth in grades 1-9 with leadership camps for high school youth. Cost: $310-$660 depending on camp selected. Dates available from June 3- August 9, 2024. Camp Wartburg offers an array of overnight summer programs for all ages. Sign your kids up for a fun and faith-based summer program. 1-618-939-7715. 

Camp Sabra Lake Ozark, MO: Traditional Overnight Camp for youth entering grades 3-10. Camp dates run from June 10-August, 2024 and vary by camp selected. Cost: $1,475-$6,650. Camp Sabra is a premier Missouri Jewish camp that fosters life-long friendships, Jewish identity, and encourages social and physical growth. Phone: 314-442-3151.

Younglife Clearwater Cove Youth Camp is a Christian organization providing fun, adventurous experiences in a relationship-based setting through chapters across the St. Louis Metro Area. Join a Younglife group to get more information on overnight camps planned for the St. Louis area chapter. Information

Specialized Youth and Family Day Camps

Harbor Unlimited Camp Lighthouse Family Retreat Day Camp – St. Charles, MO: Specialized Day Camp, May 25-28, 2024 at StrongTower Ranch in Wright City, 63390. Cost: $175 for camper with a disability and a sliding scale fee for each family member or caregiver attending to support the camper. Our family special needs disability summer day camp features Parent Events, Sibling Events, Group Games, Enrichment Activities, Bonfire, Water Activities, Worship, Crafts, Horsemanship, and a chance to try adapted water skiing on Friday at Lake St. Louis, MO. (Website still lists 2023 dates so call for information 314-956-2665.)

Variety’s 2024 Adventure Day Camp, St. Louis, MO: FREE Specialized Day Camp for Children and Teens. Registration opens in January 2024 and FILLS FAST: Adventure Camp takes place in week-long sessions offered in June 3-28 and July 8-19, Monday – Friday from 9am-3pm. At camp, Variety Kids are empowered to form new friendships, try new things, grow in self-esteem, and explore the world around them with independence and confidence. Each camper is paired with a counselor “buddy” to ensure their needs are met each day.  The location of Camp changes each day to accommodate different activities and adventures, all within the St. Louis region.   For information, contact Renee at renee@varietystl.org or at 314-720-7718. Information

iCan Bike Camp – Fulton, MO: Specialized Day Camp with five 75-minute bike-riding sessions per day from June 17-21, 2024 at YMCA of Callaway County 1715 Wood Street Fulton, MO 65251. iCan Bike programs are for people with disabilities ages eight and up who want to learn to ride a 2-wheel bike. The vast majority of people with disabilities never have the experience of independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. Defying these odds is why we exist. For information, including cost, contact nancyhanson1183@gmail.com or call 573-826-0223.  BRING CAMP TO ST. LOUIS: For more details about hosting one of our iCan Bike Camps, please visit our iCan Bike Host page.

Starkloff Dream Big Spring Events and Summer Career Camp – St. Louis, MO: Specialized Day Camp for youth ages 11-21 who want to learn more about career options in a fun camp environment. Cost is $500 per week. Four weeks available beginning June 10 through July 26, 2024. Location will be announced soon. Join us for one of our Spring Events to see what Dream Big is all about. 

Miriam Learning Center Academic Support Camps, Specialized Academic Youth Day Camp for grades K-12. Our academic and therapeutic summer camps provide individualized instruction, research-based interventions, and certified/licensed, professionals will ensure your child builds confidence and skills in reading, writing, speech or social/emotional development. Cost: $1,120 to $2,100 per session.

STAGES St. Louis Performing Arts Academy: Access the Arts, Inclusive Special Needs Day Camp for age 12 and older. Dates: Mon-Fri, June 17-28, 2024 from 1-4pm, Cost: $275. Summer Production: This 2-week, half day camp is designed for youth living with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities to perform a fully staged musical theatre production. In just two weeks, campers will work together to learn songs, scenes, and choreography from a musical while enjoying daily activities like acting games and group outings to improve confidence and assist in developing social skills.

Next Ed Challenge Day Program, Specialized Young Adult Adventure, Daytime: August 5-9 or August 12-19, 2024, Location: Airbnb near Forest Park, Time: Monday-Friday; 9 AM – 4 PM.  Cost: $500 per weel.  Run by the St. Louis Arc, this summer daytime program for adults ages 18-30 is an adventure of independent living and community recreation. Website ~ Email: nexted@slarc.org or call 314-569-2211. NextEd also offers an Overnight program. See camp section above. NextEd Flyer

TREEHouse Summer Horse Camp, Specialized Day Camp for ages 6 and older, 4 hours per day.  2024 dates and cost will be published soon. Campers enjoy horsemanship and riding activities. Campers need some riding skills. Youth without disabilities are welcome.

TASK (Team Activities for Special Kids) Specialized Day Camp, various camps for youth ages 5-14, teen camp for ages 15-19, and after hours camp for ages 19 and older. History’s Mysteries Camp at TASK, June 17-21 Ages 15 and older; June 24-28 for ages 5-14. TASK-CBC Camp: July 8-12 for ages 5 and older. TASK Camp St. Louis Style, July 15-19 for ages 5 and older. TASK Night Out, July 22-26 from 3-6pm for ages 19 and older. Camp registration opens on MARCH 1. You must enroll in a TASK activity this spring before coming to summer camp.

Train Your Brain, Wash U OT Services, half-day Specialized Youth Day Camp for youth who have poor attention, planning, and organization skills. Sessions for Youth in grades 3-5: June 24-28 ~ July 22-26 ~ July 29-Aug 2, 2024, Sessions for youth in grades 6-8: July 15-19 ~ July 22-26 ~ July 29-Aug 2, 2024. Offsite session for grades 3-5 on Aug 5-9, 2024 at YMCA in Washington, MO. Cost: $125 which includes project planning kit to take home.Children who just completed elementary school grades 3-5 or middle school grades 6-8 are eligible to register for this half-day, week-long summer camp. Project skills like planning, goal setting, organizing, and time management are directly taught and practiced with brain games and STEM projects.

Exceptional Equestrian, Specialized Horse Camp at our beautiful farm outside of Washington, MO: Our summer programs offer a variety of activities and learning experiences for children ages 6-15. Saddle UP Camp for new riders is June 3-7 & June 17-21; Giddy UP camp is for experienced riders, June 10-14 and June 24-28, 2024. Cost: $350 per week. Full days from 9:00 am-3:00 pm Mon-Fri.

Leaps and Bounds, Specialized Youth Camps and Therapy programs. Ages 3-14. Our therapeutic day camps for ages 5-12 are a great option for children who struggle in large, traditional camp programs. They are week-long learning enrichment programs that incorporate therapeutic activities to address your child’s needs and include lessons incorporating reading, science, and social studies. Call for pricing: (636) 928-LEAP (5327).

LifeBridge Partnership, Specialized Youth Day Camp with locations in St. Louis County and St. Charles. Our camps provide youth with disabilities who are age 8-18 (up to 21 if still in school) opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, field trips, and fun. Registration opens March 5, 2024. Information

  • June 10-14: St. Louis County Summer Camp (Promise Academy)
  • June 17-21: Teen Summer Program (LifeBridge office)
  • July 1-26: St. Louis City Summer Camp (Mon thru Fri at Thomas Dunn Learning Center)
  • August 5-9: St. Charles Summer Camp (Knight of Columbus – Cottleville)
St. Louis Arc, Neighborhood Experiences,1177 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO  63132. This summer program serves St. Louis County and City Residents, ages 13 to 20 who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to engage in volunteer and work experiences, achieve personal and career goals, expand their social network, and create a professional resume and portfolio. Register online

St. Louis Arc R&R (STL County only): This is a weekend camping program beginning in August that serves St. Louis County residents ages 13 and older who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and high support needs. Participants can attend three weekend sessions between August and May. Contact Sarah Ballance, at 314-817-2229.

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The J: Jewish Community Center, Specialized Teen Day Camp for ages 15-21; weekly from June 5 – August 10, 2023, at Creve Coeur location only; Cost: $330-$355 ~ Every youth is welcome at the J, and our camps feature the activities kids love most like swimming, sports, gymnastics and arts. ContactLife Enrichment Department at 314-442-3295 for inclusion services up to 1:1 staffing. Scroll down to see information on inclusive camp for grades K-9

MO School for the Blind Sports Camp: FREE! June 23-25, 2023. Open to youth that are blind and visually impaired ages 12-18 at Webster University. It’s a free 2-day overnight program. Only 16 campers allowed.

Camp Circle Star Specialized Youth Day Camp in Hillsboro, MO. Weeks from June 12-August 11, 2023. Cost: $400 per week plus optional $50 per week for transportation to camp from our Ballwin office. Our campers with autism need specialized camping experiences, so we provide 1:1 supervision for everyone. We meet at our Ballwin office and ride together to our private camp location for a day of fun and friendship. CAMP IS FULL, but get on the waiting list HERE

INCLUSIVE Youth Day Camps 2024

Laumeier Sculpture Garden Art Camps – St. Louis, MO: Traditional Day Camp for youth ages through age 18. Cost varies by camp. Adventure into an inspiring new world full of sculptures, natural wonders, and imaginative art projects! Experience the woodland trails, creek, and green spaces of Laumeier Sculpture Park’s beautiful 105-acre campus and get creative in our engaging education spaces. Sessions start June 10. LITTLE BUDS ART CAMP: Ages 3.5-6 / Half-day, weekly sessions; ART ADVENTURERS Ages 5-10 / Full-day, weekly sessions / Monday – Friday; ART SQUAD, Ages 11-15 / Full-day, weekly sessions / Monday – Friday; CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES, Ages 13-18 / Half-day sessions / Wednesdays.

College for Kids, St. Charles, Inclusive Half-Day Camps with sessions for ages 5-14. Held at St. Charles Community College. Learning and having fun go hand-in-hand this summer at St. Charles Community College’s College for All Kids (CFAK) camps. The College for All Kids summer camps are now enrolling for more than 150 academic enrichment and sports camps. Cost varies by camp selected. 

 

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Little Gym, Inclusive Half Day Camp for ages 3-8 at locations in St. Louis and St. Charles. Weeks from June 11-August 19, 2023. Cost varies depending on camps you select.  Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.  

Boys and Girls Club, Summer Blast Day Camp-St. Charles, MO ~ InclusiveDay Camp forRocsi&Radia B&G Club Camp ages 6-18 happening weekly from June 5 – August 1, 2023 + STEM Camp Weekend (No camp July 3-7). $135 per week for the first child, $115 per week for each additional child. Daily meals, special events, and field trips are included in this cost. $35 annual Membership fee required.

Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camp-St. LouisInclusive Day Camp for ages 6-18; Boys & Girls Clubs is planning to have summer day camp in 9 locations across MO & IL to serve as many youth as possible. The eight week camp will be from June 12 – August 4, 2023.  We offer one of the most affordable, safe and fun summer camp programs in the region. Cost varies by location selected. 

The J – Jewish Community Center,Inclusive Day Camp for grades K-9 plus; weekly from June 5 – August 18, 2023, Two locations: Creve Coeur & Chesterfield ~ Every youth is welcome at the J. ContactLife Enrichment Department at 314-442-3295 for inclusion services up to 1:1 staffing. Specialized Teen camp for ages 15-21 is available.

ID Tech Computer Camp, Inclusive Day Camp for ages 7-17. Weeks from July 10-August 11, 2023. Cost: $999-$1,549 per week; located at Washington University. Come have some technology fun including coding, game design, Roblox, and Minecraft.

Vetta Sports,Inclusive Day camp, for ages 5-12 at five locations in St. Louis/St. Charles, weekly from May 30-August 18, 2023. Cost: Early Bird – $195-210 per week until 4/17/22, plus $40 membership fee; daily rates available. We integrate sports with traditional camp activities guaranteed to keep your child active.

Imagination Pottery, Wentzville MO; Inclusive Pottery Day Camp, ages 6-12; Cost $143 for 3-day camp session from 9am-12 noon, weeks in June, July, and August, 2023. ids will have a blast painting, sculpting with clay, and using their imagination to bring their artwork to life.

Highlander Farm Camp, Wentzville, MO; Inclusive Day Camp. ages 6-12. Camp runs Monday-Thursday for with eight weeks from June 5 and July 27, 2023. Cost: $189 per week early bird price until April 1. Interact with various animals, learn about permaculture, composting, the eco-system, hatch baby chicks, feed baby goats, discover worm farming, and end the week with a super fun outdoor waterslide party.

Abra-Kid-Abra, InclusiveDay Camp for Magic and Circus Performance; ages 6-14 at locations in St. Louis and St. Charles. Magic, Comedy, Balloons, and math-e-magic camps. Cost varies by camp selected. Call 314-961-6912, or click here for the 2023 Camp Schedule

Sweetology Summer Camp,Inclusive Day Camp for ages 6-14, at Sweetology’s O’Fallon, MO location: 2550 State Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368. Choose from Faux Food, Creatology, or Fun in the Sun Half Day Camps with weeks in June and July, 2023. Cost: $285 per week. O’Fallon, MO Camps

COCA, Creative Arts, Traditional Day Camp located in University City, 6880 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130, 314-725- 6555; Over 200 topical camp weeks to pick from including singing, acting, art, dance, circus, clay, cooking, fashion, jewelry, lego, sewing, zombie acting, and more. Camp weeks for ages 3-18 (up to age 21 for ballet) from May 30-August 18, 2023; Cost $132-$280. INCLUSION SERVICES AND SLIDING SCALE FEES AVAILABLE

Artscope Summer CampTraditional Day Camp for grades K-5 from June 5-August 18, 2023 and grades 6-8 from July 24-August 11, 2023. Cost $350/week. at Tower Grove Park, St. Louis. Artscope fosters emotional well-being, expansive and intentional inclusivity, and environmental harmony through imaginative art, dialogue, and visionary play. Scholarships available. 314-865-0060.

St. Louis COUNTY Park Department, Traditional Day Camp for ages 5-12 plus some specialty camps for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 and teens up to age 15. Weekly from June 5-August ,4 2023; Camp Queeny: $90; Camp Kennedy: $80, Camp Eagle Nest: $90. Specialty camps in sceince, medicine, and art. Catalog

St. Charles County Park Department,Inclusive Day Camps for ages 6-14 depending on camp selected. Weeks in June and July, 2023. Choose from art, nature, and history camp. Ages 6-14 depending on camp selected.  Cost $75-$150. Catalog

Municipal Parks, Traditional Day Campsfor ages 6-12. Enjoy traditional games, crafts, sports, swimming, and field trips.
St. Charles County Inclusion Coordinator Brita Weight, 314-359-9970. St. Peters~ O’Fallon
Southwest St. Louis County Inclusion Coordinator Terri Johnson, 314-835-6157
North County St. Louis Region Recreation Inclusion Services, 314-839-5575
Mid County St. Louis Inclusion Coordinator Malory Smysor, 314-290-8507

YMCA Summer CampsInclusive Day Camp for ages 6-12 with 23 locations in the St. Louis and St. Charles Metro area. We offer youth the opportunity to have fun in a traditional day camp setting. Contact your closest branch for more information on camp sessions and costs. 

Varsity Tutors, PLUS ~ Virtual Summer Camps and Classes for youth through high school age. Keep your student engaged all summer with 100’s of fun classes taught by an instructor by ZOOM.  Large group STAR classes are always FREE and are open to all ages.

Strength and Honor, Inclusive Day Camp, for ages 4-14, weekly from June 5-August 4 (no camp the week of July 4) at First Presbyterian Church, 401 Darst Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135. Cost: $95 per week plus one time $25 registration fee. We provide a positive core set of values so our youth make rational and logical decisions for themselves and the community.  Contact camp coordinator Albert Harrold for 2023 camp information: 314-723-7582. 

Camp Invention STEM Camp: Inclusive Day Camp for grades K-6.  Locations in St. Louis and St. Charles. Dates and locations in St. Louis and St. Charles. Cost: $260 per week. A confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by qualified local educators, our camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities.

Girl Scout Day Camp, weeks in June and July across the St. Louis/St. Charles metro area.  Cost varies by camp. Girl Scout Day Camps are the perfect way to try new things, make new friends and experience new places.

Adventures and Special Events for all ages:

Missouri Disability Water Ski Association (MDWSA) Waterki days.  Sign up for one of these amazing summer events to allow people with disabilities to experience the joy of water skiing. Watch the Event Video Here

  • Tuesday May 30, 2023 – Lake St. Louis: Volunteers needed; some participant spots available
  • Thursday June 22, 2023 – Lake St. Louis: In cooperation with DASA Camp; volunteers needed.  No public participant spots available.
  • Saturday July 8, 2023 – Wright City: Volunteers and participants needed
  • Friday and Saturday – July 28 & 29, 2023: SUMMER SPLASH at Creve Coeur Park, Tremayne Shelter. Volunteers and participants needed.
  • Friday August 11, 2023 – Lake St. Louis: Volunteers and participants needed
  • Saturday August 26th – Holiday Shores in Edwardsville, IL: Volunteers and participants needed

We look forward to seeing our returning volunteers and having our new volunteers work with our disabled athletes for the betterment of adaptive water skiing, and of course having a great time while doing it. We need participants and volunteers for each of our events.  Registration opens at 10:00 on Saturday, April 1st and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will be done via our website at www.MDWSA.org. ~ Our calendar can be found here

AR Workshop: Inclusive Crafting Classes for all ages and Youth Summer Day Camps for ages

Adventure and Travel Programs for Adults over age 18:

ten toes expressTen Toes Express (STL): Citizens for Modern Transportation challenge senior adults to join the Ten Toes Express spring session from April 6- June 10, 2023.  For only $10 per 12 week session, senior adults join in weekly walking tours and metro bus rides to attractions in St. Louis. Information

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Sunnyhill Adventures Weekend Camps, Day Trips, & Travel Trips: Sunnyhill’s NEW Adult Adventure program provides adults ages 18 and older who have developmental disabilities the unique opportunity to experience independence in a safe, supervised environment.

  • Disney on Ice, February 2, 2024, $125
  • Dinner and a Show, February 8, 2024, $150
  • Valentines Day Weekend, February 9-11, 2024, $500
  • Armory Day, February 15, 2024, $50
  • Movie Day at Marcus Theater, February 20, 2024, $50
  • St. Pat’s Day Weekend, March 15-17, 2024, $500
  • Nashville Tennessee Trip, April 5-7, 2024, $950
  • Kickoff for the Cardinals Weekend, April 19-21, $500
  • Spring Fling Weekend, May 3-5, 2024, $500
  • Branson Trip, May 17-19, 2024, $950
  • Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Sept 13-15, 2024, $950
  • Amazing Race Mini Camp, Sept 27-29, 2024, $500
  • Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 11-13, 2024, $950
  • Halloween Weekend, Oct 25-27, 2024 $500
  • Friendsgiving Weekend, Nov 8-10, 2024, $500
  • Christmas Weekend, Dec 20-22, 2024, $500

Arc EscapesARC ESCAPES, ADVENTURES FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES: 2024 Trips are full, but accepting names for a waitlist. Designed for adults ages 18 and older who have minimal supervision needs. Travel with us for adventure, exploration, and relaxation. Online Registration. Cost: $880. For information, call 314-817-2293

Municipal Park Day Trips: Join your local park department for a day trip to fun locations in our area and around Missouri.  Follow these Catalog links below to see if a park near you is hosting a day trip soon: Ferguson ~ Florissant ~ Webster Groves ~ St. Charles ~ O’Fallon,MO ~ Wentzville ~ Maryland Heights

YMCA ActivitiesYMCA Trout Lodge Weekend Adventure: Featuring incredible views of Mark Twain National Forest and sunrises over the water, Trout Lodge’s cabins and recently renovated Lodge guest rooms provide a home base as you explore dozens of activities, from the Alpine Tower, paintball course, and zip line to trail rides, archery and water sports. Plus each fun-filled day includes your cafeteria-style meals in the Lodge dining room with sweeping views of Sunnen Lake. Contact the Recreation Council to plan your Adult Adventure (voucher eligible).

Travel with groups outside Missouri:TtripsInc

Trips, Inc Travel Program for Adults with Disabilities: Trips, Inc.™ provides all-inclusive vacation packages for travelers 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From theme parks to national parks, Alaska to Hawaii, cruises and international destinations-our excursions take you all over the world!

Muddy CanoesBIG MUDDY CANOE ADVENTURES ~ www.2muddy.com/trips ~ COST: $80-$100+ depending on experience you select.. Whether this is your first time paddling or you’re a bonafide river rat, Big Muddy Adventures has a trip for you. We offer a wide range of options, from hour-long paddles to multi-day expeditions to private island dinners. We supply everything you need, including an experienced guide, double-wide safety canoes, life jackets, and lunch.

Wilderness Inquiry, Gateway to Outdoor Adventures for People with Disabilities: Wilderness Inquiry shares the outdoors with everyone, including persons with intellectual and physical disabilities. Designed for adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and other forms of cognitive disability, Gateway to Adventure (Gateway) is a program that helps people develop the skills they need to enjoy inclusive outdoor recreation activities. Trips cost $800-$1,000 depending on venue selected.

Kelly Brush Foundation hosts several events throughout the country to provide exciting and immersive experiences for people with spinal cord injuries.

  • Adapted Skiing in Oregon, May 2 – 5 in Bend, Oregon
  • Summer Camp, July 22 – 25  in Steamboat, Colorado
  • Teen Rehab Camp, July 28 – August 3 in Park City, Utah
  • Fall Camp, (KBF aMTB Camp), October 1 – 4 in Burke, Vermont

Check out the upcoming camps, or sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned for more events in the future. All camps provide financial support options, including travel and lodging.

Explore St. Louis Sightseeing Tours (non specialized) contact the Recreation Council to start planning your adult adventure at one of these community providers.

Road Scholar Trips (not specialized): These learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Cost ranges from $2,000-$9,000 depending on the trip location and amenities selected. These are non-specialized trips so travelers need to have adequate community safety skills or travel with a trusted travel partner.

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

If you need help planning your adventure, contact the Recreation Council and talk to your area Coordinator at 314-726-6044

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