Special Journeys Travel

Special Journeys Travel Program for People with Disabilities

Special Journeys provides chaperoned tours for adults who need assistance traveling. Our goal is to provide fun, well-planned and reasonably priced vacations that are staffed with experienced volunteers and tour leaders. We are a local company exclusively serving those states in the Midwest where we can physically pickup and drop-off our travelers in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1-888-934-8832

Kansas City MO

UMSL Succeed Enrichment Camp

UMSL Succeed

The SUCCEED Summer Enrichment Camp provides students ages 17 to 22 the SUCCEED college experience. Students will stay overnight in Oak Hall, utilize a meal plan on campus, take various academic workshops, complete vocational training, and engage in recreational and traditional camp activities on campus.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

314-516-5911

113 Lucas Hall
1 University Blvd
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

Youth Overnight Camp, Specialized Adult Week

Camp Mo-Val, United Church of Christ

Camp MoVal is located on 280 acres that includes beautiful forest, native prairie, streams and a lake. Facilities include a dining and meeting hall, four lakeside cabins, two retreat lodges, two rustic camping villages, high and low ropes courses, a boat and fishing dock, game and archery fields, hiking trails, and more. We offer inclusive youth summer camp, adult special needs camp, and family retreats.

Adventures in Community is a specialized camp week designed for adults ages 18+ with special needs, who are active and can independently care for their needs. Campers participate in most traditional camp activities including swimming, canoeing, crafts, fishing, games, karaoke, and more, as well as exploring our faith. Camp starts at 4pm on Sunday and ends Friday at 9am.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2659 Camp MoVal Rd.
Union MO 68084
www.campmoval.org
636-583-2730

Heartland Camp

Overnight Summer Camp for Adults with Disabilities

God can use camp as a life changing experience for everyone which is why we developed this program for adults with developmental disabilities that are high functioning. during this 4-day overnight experience, campers participate in Christian-focused activities including Bible study, worship, swimming, crafts, games, carnival, dance party and a final talent show to end the week. Campers stay in our air-conditioned buildings and be with our trained staff at all times.  Vehicles are available for those who are not able to walk our hills.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1-816-891-1078

16965 NW 45 Highway
Kansas City MO, 64152

Big Muddy Adventures

Canoe Adventure Trips

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 on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. We can customize a trip for your group and we make accommodations to support people with disabilities to attend our trips.  

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Big Muddy Adventures (business office), 4245A Manchester Ave, St Louis MO 63110

Friendship Ministry for Adults with Special Needs

Chesterfield Presbyterian Church

The Friendship Ministry meets Sunday 9am and Thursday 7pm to reach out in love to the greater St. Louis community, leading adults with special needs. By God’s word, through God’s love, and with God’s promises to individuals, we train these unique people to live within a church community. Each week, we gather for a variety of learning experiences led by a team of gifted, trained, loving, and enthusiastic Friendship Class ministry team members.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Chesterfield Presbyterian Church
15037 Clayton Road
Chesterfield MO 63017

Concordia Fellowship Groups

Concordia Lutheran Church

Concordia’s Special Needs Ministry offers a weekly Bible fellowship class for adults with special needs ages 18 and up. The class will begin with Biblical instruction delivered in a way that is accessible to adults with special learning needs. Concordia also has a youth programs for special needs including a Buddy Ministry, Deaf Ministry, sensory room, and summer VBS for kids with special needs.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Concordia Lutheran Church
505 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood MO 63122

www.ckhome.org

Jessica Crawford
314-374-0682
jcrawford@ckhome.org

Felice Cuores Party Time Adult Social

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church

Felice Cuores Party Time! A party for adults, 18 and older, with cognitive and developmental disabilities.  The parties are from 7pm to 10pm on the second Saturday of each month from September thru May.  A $5 entry fee includes DJ, soda, snacks and door prizes.  The parties are chaperoned by the Knights of Columbus and the Ladies’ Auxiliaries.  There is no charge for parents or caregivers who choose to stay. 

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
15642 Clayton Road
Ellisville MO 63011
Parish office: 636-394-7307

Bill Lukas, Program Coordinator

www.saintclareofassisi.org

Heart and Soul Social Group

Bonhomme Church Ministries

Join us for an evening of praise and worship, prayer, bible stories, crafts and ministry projects. We meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month for a night fellowship opportunity for adults with special needs which focuses on teaching Biblical truths about Jesus.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Bonhomme Church
Chesterfield, MO

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Adult Social Group

ACTION Monthly Adult Social Group

Achieving Christ in Our Neighborhood (ACTION) – This is a ministry for developmentally disabled adults who are sometimes overlooked in the mainstream activities of daily parish life and the opportunities offered for social, ministerial, and outreach activities. A group of volunteers holds monthly themed events with lunch for the participants, their parents, and caregivers. Attendees participate in fun activities while parents and caregivers share ideas and offer support to each other.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Judy Burns – 314 892-5522 – Email Judy Burns
Judy Ryan – 314 892-6329 – Email Judy Ryan

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
4900 Ringer, St. Louis, MO 63129