Dream Big Teen Career Camp

Starkloff Institute

At the Starkloff Disability Institute, we help adults and youth with disabilities prepare for the next step in their professional life. Adults entering or already in the workforce have opportunities to build professional skills, network with business leaders, and find a job in their desired field. Youth can join programs and events that expose them to numerous career fields and help them build professional skills for the future. In the summer, we offer the DREAM BIG camp for teens to explore career options.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Day Camps
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

(314) 588-7090

133 S. 11th Street, Suite 500
Saint Louis, MO 63102

 

Tim Tebow Foundation

Night To Shine

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. Our largest event is Night To Shine Formal Dance for individuals with disabilities. The dance happens worldwide in February and is sponsored by local churches and faith-based organizations.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Winter
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Albert Pujols Wellness Center

St. Luke's Hospital

The Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome is the first of its kind in the St. Louis area and helps fill a growing need for wellness services for adults with Down syndrome.  Patients ages 17 years and older receive a comprehensive physical and are referred to various services focused on nutrition, exercise, safety and social/emotional well-being.  The center offers classes on various topics including yoga, music, fitness, performing arts, plus caregiver classes and programs. This service complements the patients’ regular visits with their primary care physician for other medical issues.

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

St. Luke’s Hospital
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017

314-576-2300

EMail: ADS.WellnessCenter@stlukes-stl.com

www.stlukes-stl.com

Tips to Find a Camp or Program

Use these handy guides to help you in the search for a program that best meets your needs:
Recreation Council’s Summer Camp and Program Tips 2021
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Camp Guide

Call the Recreation Council to talk to your Area Coordinator

Service Area: Missouri-Wide, St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Arts, Day Camps, Horseback Riding, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Music, Overnight Camps, Performing Arts, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support, Sports & Fitness, Technology, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: Adults, All Ages, Pre-School, Teens, Youth
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

Peggy Welker – St. Louis County – 314-726-6044 ext: 103
Carol Callahan – St. Charles County – 314-726-6044 ext: 104
Mindy Davis – St. Louis City – 314-726-6044 ext: 105

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