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This directory is a resource to be used to assist you in finding leisure and recreation that best meet your interests and support needs. Once you find a program of interest, please contact the provider to learn more about availability and registration requirements.

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STAGES St. Louis, Performing Arts

Access The Arts Specialized Performing Arts Programs and Camps

STAGES Access the Arts programs consist of classes, workshops and performance opportunities that enable area youth with physical, cognitive or developmental delays to fully participate in the musical theatre arts. STAGES also offers inclusive year-round and summer day camp programs.

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

1023 Chesterfield Parkway East
Chesterfield, Missouri
63017

Artists First

Art Instruction and Art Studio

Artists First offers all individuals a platform to grow through creative self-expression socially, intellectually, and emotionally. Our studio maintains a positive, inclusive, accepting, welcoming environment. We emphasize individual strengths and creativity to promote and further genuine community integration as well as personal and financial growth of disenfranchised individuals.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

7190 Manchester Road
Maplewood, Missouri
63143

Art on The Spectrum

Specialized Youth Art Lessons

This class is a specially designed program for children ages 6-12 and teens ages 13-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD. Guided byan art instructor and assisted by an experienced special education teacher, students will be encouraged to use a variety of media including graphite, soft and oil pastels, colored pencils, and paints.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Arts
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Charles, Missouri

www.foundryartcentre.org

Living Arts Studio

Living Arts Studio and Lessons

Living Arts Studio is located in Maplewood, MO. It is a bustling maker space filled with workshops, classes, events and open studio time. We’ve created an inclusive studio space that embraces creativity on all levels. Through Living Arts Studio, individuals have access to one-on-one guidance, encouragement and constant support from local artists and makers of all kinds. In addition to offering a wide variety of classes and workshops, Living Arts Studio insures that art is accessible to everyone.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

2814 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, Missouri
63143

Music Therapy Piano Lessons

Private Instruction

Music Therapy or Adapted Piano Lessons for persons with special needs. Lessons provided in South St. Louis. Nicole Schmitt, MT-BC, specializes in Early Childhood, Special Education, and Neurodiverse Populations. She is a board certified music therapist employed by Midwest Music Therapy Services for 10 years. Nicole specializes in preschool music and movement groups and services for neurodiverse populations. She is also adjunct faculty at Maryville University in the music therapy department.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Music
Ages Served: Pre-School, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

South St. Louis County

Music for a Better Life

Music Therapy and Adapted Piano Lessons

Music Therapy has proven to be effective for children with autism to develop socially and emotionally, improve cognitive and communication skills, develop fine and gross motor skills, and increase attention span. Owner Kathleen Wessel is a Board Certified Music Therapist with extensive experience working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, LD, and other physical and cognitive disorders. She also has a studio to provide music lessons for students of all ages and abilities.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Music
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas Computer Coding & Day Camp

Youth ages 7-14 learn computer programming in a fun, safe, and inspiring learning environment, with a game-based curriculum that they’ll love. Drop in sessions and a summer day camp.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Day Camps, Technology
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

2955 Hwy. K
O’Fallon, Missouri 63368

www.codeninjas.com

My King Dance

Dance Instruction, Special Needs Classes

Christian-based dance instruction tailored to fit differing age groups and skill levels. Creative Dance 4 Special Dancers is a class for students with special needs with discounted tuition.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Performing Arts
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

2140 Bryan Valley Commerial Drive
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

UCP Heartland Day Camp

Specialized Summer Day Camp for Youth

UCP Heartland offers a summer day camp for school aged children with a developmental disability who live in St. Louis County

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

4645 LaGuardia Drive
Berkeley, MO  63134

Giant Steps Day Camp

Specialized Summer Day Camp for Youth

A specialized day camp for children with autism provides 6 weeks of summer fun. Campers spend the mornings in therapeutic activities and afternoons in the community.

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

7281 Sarah Street
Maplewood, Missouri

Community Living SOAR Day Camp

Specialized Summer and School Break Day Camps for Youth

Social Opportunities and Recreation (SOAR) provides families, with children ages 12 – 21 enrolled in middle and high school, with three program options at various locations throughout St. Charles County: Teen Club, Break Camp, and Summer Camp.  All three program options are provided within an engaging, fun, safe, and supervised environment where the children are encouraged to enhance their independence, as well as their communication, socialization, and job/life skills.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Variety St. Louis-Adventure Camp

Specialized Summer Day Camp for Youth

Variety’s Adventure Camp program provides a free day camp experience to kids and teens with special needs throughout the St. Louis region. Camp makes it possible for Variety Kids to have exciting adventures and meet lifelong friends.

Adventure Camp is available to children ages 4 – 16 and is offered for multiple weeks throughout the summer as well as a few days over winter break. Teen Camp is open to those ages 14 – 20 and is available several weeks of the summer as well as a few days in winter.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

11840 Westline Industrial Dr. – Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63146

Camp Barnabas

Specialized Overnight Camp

Camp Barnabas is a unique ministry providing Christian camping experiences to individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses, along with their siblings. We pair one youth volunteer with every camper for a high quality experience. Whether you are a camper, or serving as a part of a mission trip, we provide a social experience that increases spiritual knowledge, social learning, and human dignity. We serve youth ages 7 and older and you never age out.

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

901 Teas Trail
Purdy, Missouri 65734

YMCA Lakewood Overnight Camp

Inclusive Overnight Camp for Youth

YMCA Camp Lakewood is where youth through age 16 come in the summer time to have fun, learn new skills, make new friends, and to simply be a kid. Your camper will forget all about television, video games, and smartphones while discovering the ultimate childhood experience, all within the safe and trusted environment of the Y.  Inclusion services are available for youth with disabilities. Contact us for details.

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

13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664

Camp Little Giant Overnight Camp

Specialized Overnight Camp

Camp Little Giant has been offering lifetime memories and experiences since 1952 and is one of the first residential camps of its kind in the nation to offer camping opportunities for people with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. Touch of Nature Environmental Center, located near the beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, offers a variety of exciting, educational, and adventurous summer camps. Camp Little Giant is an adventure in learning and growth, with the opportunity for campers to establish lasting friendships. Our goal is for campers to increase their confidence and independence, while learning new recreation skills. We serve youth and adults.

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

Touch of Nature Environmental Center
Southern Illinois University
Mail Code 6888
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Camp Wartburg

Shepherding Sheep Overnight Camp

Camp Warburg is a Christian camp located in Illinois that provides one week of specialized overnight camp for youth and adults through our Shepherding Sheep program for persons with developmental disabilities. Shepherding Sheep is a 3-day camp held the week of Memorial Day in May/June.  We also offer traditional youth summer overnight camp and work in partnership with organizations such as HIS Kids to serve children struggling with cancer and their siblings.

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

5705 LRC Road
Waterloo, IL  62298

Cub Creek Science Overnight Camp

Inclusive Summer Overnight Camp for Youth

Cub Creek Science Camp is the only summer camp for kids in the country with a hands-on, interactive zoo. With more than 300 animals and over 100 species, our overnight summer camp is an animal lover’s paradise. No other sleepaway camp can say they are an animal camp, science camp, adventure camp, vet camp, nature camp, while still offering all the traditional summer camp activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, ropes course and more. We are a truly unique summer camp experience.

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

1-573-458-2125

Rolla, Missouri

Camp Roehr Overnight Camp

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois

ROEHR stands for Ruling Over Epilepsy Helps Realize Dreams. Camp Roehr is a seven day long residential camp for children and teens with epilepsy and is held at held at YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi Missouri. We provide campers with activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, tie-dying, kite-making, biking, volleyball, ping pong, mini golf, ziplining, archery, rifle marksmanship, campfires with songs and s’mores, a D.J. dance party, horseback riding, and many other fun activities.

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

3515 North Belt West
Belleville, Illinois 62226

www.efgreatersil.org

Sherwood Forest Overnight Camp

Inclusive Overnight Camp for Youth

Sherwood Forest serves children from low-income families and underserved communities in Missouri and Illinois, who live at or below the federal poverty line. We strive to establish and sustain long-term relationships with our campers, their families, and the agencies and schools that serve them. By balancing traditional camp adventures with evidence-based programs that reinforce and support school-year learning, Sherwood Forest connects with, educates, and inspires the youth of St. Louis.

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

2708 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, Missouri 63143

Wonderland Camp

Specialized Overnight Camps / Family Retreats for All

Wonderland Camp has provided a fun, educational and safe summer camp experience for campers with disabilities ages 6 and up since 1969. Our campers tell us year after year that they’ve had the “time of their lives” when they’re here at camp! We support families through specialized theme weekend retreats including Happy Momma, Father-Son & Mother-Daughter Weekends, Deer Widow Camp, Military Vet Camp, Fall Family Weekends, and New Year’s Eve Youth Camp.

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

18591 Miller Circle
Rocky Mount, Missouri

Brain Injury Association Overnight Camp

Donald Danforth Wilderness Camp

The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a week-long organized outdoor experience, held in Missouri for persons with a brain injury. During Camp, survivors of brain injury of all abilities have the opportunity to try – and overcome – challenges such as zip-lining, performing in the Talent Show and more. They form friendships with fellow survivors while playing games, listening to music, creating art, enjoying the outdoors, swimming, fishing, target shooting, and paddle boating.

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

2265 Schuetz Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Sunnyhill Adventures Camp

Specialized Overnight Camp and Outdoor Adventures

Adventure awaits on over 60 scenic acres in Dittmer, Missouri. Sunnyhill Adventures offers summer overnight camps for youth and adults of all abilities. Camp is a community where all ages explore nature with activities such as float trips, the alpine tower, climbing and rappelling, swimming, boating, or riding the zip line.  Through shared experience, these programs assist people with the formation of new friendships and the nurturing of established relationships. Whether a week or a weekend with Mother Nature, the memories will last a lifetime.

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

6555 Sunlit Way
Dittmer, Missouri 63023

Jamestown New Horizons

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Jamestown New Horizons provides therapeutic/recreational horseback riding lessons to children with cognitive and physical disabilities to help improve their health and quality of life. The priorities at JNH are Safety Fun & Learning! Ages 3 – teens weighing less than 140 lbs.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Horseback Riding
Ages Served: Pre-School, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

15350 Old Jamestown Road, Florissant, MO 63034

Equine-Assisted Horseback Riding

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Providing therapeutic horsemanship experiences to persons with disabilities in order to enhance the quality and productivity of their lives.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Horseback Riding
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Located in Robertsville
Town & Country
and Wildwood, Missouri

Ride On St. Louis

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

A comprehensive therapy, conditioning and learning organization serving adults and children with disabilities in the St. Louis area.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Horseback Riding
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness

Aquatic Therapy, Swimming, and Fitness Training

ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness provides water based therapy and exercise programs at several facilities throughout the region.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2085 Bluestone Drive
St. Charles, Missouri 63303

Super Swimmers Academy

Specialized Swimming Lessons

Your child with special needs is welcome at Super Swimmers Academy. We pride ourselves in seeing each child’s ABILITIES first. Skills, movements, strokes, communication techniques, and behavior strategies will be modified and adapted to meet your child’s needs. Super Swimmers Academy offers year-round swimming lessons in the St. Louis, MO area.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

1226 Port Diane
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Swimming Instruction for Youth

Little Fishes Swim School

At Little Fishes Swim School, we provide a safe, fun environment that nurtures your child’s comfort in and love of the water. Our unique class curriculums are built on the latest research and are customized for each stage of your swimmer’s development. Whether your kiddo is fearful of the water or loves to splash but needs water safety, we have the perfect class for them!

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Pre-School, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

155 Hanley Industrial Ct.
Brentwood, Missouri 63144

Paraquad Health & Wellness Center

Health & Wellness Center

The Center, located at 5200 Berthold Ave. in St. Louis, is a unique venue with an expert staff of physical and occupational therapists where people with disabilities can exercise, receive assistance continuing their post-rehabilitation training and participate in recreational activities. Participants can utilize the Center for as long as they want and build a lifetime of health and wellness.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym

Specialized Open Play Gym

We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gyms was founded to provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. As the only kids gym that offers an inclusive philosophy we have found all children can benefit from our uniquely designed sensory equipment that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders. However, in our experience, all children are able to benefit greatly from this equipment and by allowing children of all ability levels to play together they are able to learn a great deal from each other and become the best motivation for success on every level.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Pre-School, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Fenton, MO: 2075 Bentley Plaza Dr, Fenton, MO 63026, 636-529-8282
St. Ann, MO: 10513 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Ann, MO 63074, 314-733-9787

Running Club for Youth with Autism

Washington University Bear Cubs Team

Youth with Autism – Come run with Washington University’s Bear Cubs Running Team! The Bear Cubs’ Fall season runs from September — December and the Spring season from February — April. Contact us by sending us an email at washingtonuniversity@stepaheadrunning.org.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Fall
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Francis Field on the
campus of Washington
University in St. Louis

Team Central Gymnastics Academy

Movement & Gymnastics

A modified movement and gymnastics program for children with intellectual & developmental disabilities. The program helps develop flexibility, coordination, strength and self-confidence.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Martial Arts, Gymnastics
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2675 Metro Blvd.
Maryland Heights, Missouri
63043

St. Louis Spirit Gymnastics Club

Movement & Gymnastics

Our mission is embodied in the words ‘We Nurture Health Esteem,’ a holistic approach that fosters physical, social and emotional development in young athletes. Whether your child’s gymnastics path is competitive or recreational, they’ll be a welcome part of the Spirits family. We’re located in Sunset Hills and serve young athletes in and around the St. Louis South County area.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

12975 Mauer Industrial Dr.
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127

Circus Harmony

Movement & Gymnastics

Circus Harmony teaches the art of life through circus education. We work to build character and expand community for youth of all ages, cultures, abilities and backgrounds. Through the teaching and performing of circus arts, we help people defy gravity, soar with confidence, and leap over social barriers, all at the same time.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Performing Arts, Recreation
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

701 N 15th St
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

SPENSA

Special Needs Soccer Association

The Special Needs Soccer Association, SPENSA, is a Not-for-Profit, St. Louis-based soccer program for young people with disabilities. This program is open to any boy or girl with a disability, ages 5-21. It is designed to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. Games are normally played at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park. The park is located at I-270 and Highway 44. SPENSA is free of charge.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Fall
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

P.O. Box 510265

KEEN St. Louis - Kids Enjoying Exercise Now

Recreation, Fitness and Friendship

KEEN empowers youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Louis, Missouri 63151

Spirit League

Specialized Baseball & Soccer

The Florissant Area Athletic Association’s Spirit League offers baseball and soccer programs for children whose physical and/or cognitive limitations prevent them from participating in a typical league. Open to children and young adults 6-21. A buddy system is employed for participants that require assistance while playing.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Florissant Athletic Association
1175 Wiethaupt Rd, Florissant, MO 63031

www.faaasports.com

Challenger Baseball League

St. Louis Challenger Baseball

St. Louis Challenger Baseball is a baseball league for individuals 5 years and older with developmental disabilities. Teams play other teams with similar skill levels.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Spring, Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

402 N. Geyer
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

Special Olympics St. Louis Metro Area

Specialized Sports and Leagues

Special Olympics runs year round athletic training and competition for children and adults with disabilities designed to build self-confidence, self-esteem, improve coordination, and greater social relationships.  Volunteer coaches give their time to facilitate a variety of sports available throughout the year at various locations in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2945 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63144

Black Belt Karate

Taekwondo ATA Karate Instruction

Here at ATA Martial Arts we encourage each student to develop to his or her fullest potential, by focusing on the strengths of our students and optimize the training in order for the student to be successful. We offer inclusive classes with special attention to the needs of students who have disabilities.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Martial Arts, Gymnastics
Ages Served: Adults, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Joan Cather, Owner and Instructor
10672 St Charles Rock Rd
St Ann MO 63074

St. Louis Arc

Sports, Recreation Activities, Social Groups, Adventures

The St. Louis Arc Leisure Services Dept. offers a variety of recreational and leisure programs for youth, teens and adults. Activities include individuals and team sports, leisure and socialization activities and respite. Through participation in St. Louis Arc’s programs, individuals are engaging in self-satisfying experiences that contribute to achieving a healthy leisure lifestyle.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1177 North Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Disabled Athlete Sports Association, DASA

Therapeutic Adapted Sport and Fitness Activities

Our programs introduce both youth through age 21 to adapted sports and fitness activities that promote physical fitness, self-confidence, family values, and a positive, team-building environment designed to encourage personal growth throughout all aspects of life. We serve people with physical and hearing disabilities.  We grow the sport and fitness ability of everyone from non-competitive athletes to paralympians.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide, St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1236 Jungermann Road, Ste. A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Blues Special Hockey Club

Specialized Hockey Team

Formerly the Gateway Locomotives, this specialized ice hockey program is for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Play the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability which the athletes are able to participate. Play occurs at the Centene Center in Maryland Heights, MO.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Fall, Winter
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Centene Community Ice Center
750 Casino Center Dr,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
www.facebook.com/gatewaylocomotivesspecialhockey

Adapted Water Ski Program

Midwest Disabled Water Ski Association

MDWSA was created for the betterment of adaptive water skiing and the disabled athlete in response to a need in the community for an organization that will focus its energy and resources to professionally develop, organize, promote, and provide a comprehensive program of adaptive water skiing for those with physical and developmental disabilities, visual impairments, and special needs.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Cycle St. Louis

Cycling

Cycle St. Louis is a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to building an inclusive cycling community in the St. Louis metro area. We create cycling opportunities for people with disabilities where people of all ages and abilities ride together and promote the benefits and joy of cycling.

Here are a few more cycling resources for those who want to enjoy the sport of cycling:

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Gymnastics

Northside Gymnastics

Our 10,000+ square foot facility has full size and scaled down gymnastic equipment for children ages 18 months-18 years of age.  If your child with a disability needs specialized instruction, we offer private lessons for children that focuses on developing skills based on individual ability.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Martial Arts, Gymnastics
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

1317 Tom Ginniver
O’Fallon, Missouri

Superstars Special Needs Cheer Team

Cheerleading and Gymnastics

Superstars Cheerleading is an acrobatic gymnastics team for children ages 6 and older of ANY and ALL abilities including mobility issues.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Fall, Spring, Winter
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

Chances Pride Acro Gymnastics
827 Midpoint Drive
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

 

Spectrum Fitness, CrossFit

Personal Training in St. Charles, MO

Personal Trainer, Stephanie Hoffman, pushes you to your limits with individualized Cross Fit personal training sessions. This program serves people with disabilities in St. Peters, St. Charles, O’Fallon, Wentzville & Surrounding areas in MO. Training sessions occur at the Cross Fit locations in St. Charles County

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Stephanie Hoffman, Lead Trainer
spectrumfitmo@gmail.com

2001 Trade Center Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376

Ohana Martial Arts

Kajukenbo Martial Arts

We teach Kajukenbo, a combo of four martial arts styles that encourage personal expression of martial arts. We tailor our classes to your needs and offer a special needs class for youth and adults with disabilities. Our classes are upbeat, challenging and fun! Check out a class for free!

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Martial Arts, Gymnastics
Ages Served: Adults, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

2287 First Capitol Drive
St. Charles, Missouri

Boxing Lessons for Fitness and Therapy

The Boxing Therapy

Jose Jones, owner and therapist, is ready to show you how to box for fitness and self-improvement. He uses the skill of boxing to teach self-esteem skills, of setting personal goals, or just plain having fun while learning the art of boxing.

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

1227 North 2nd Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Project HEART through Willows Way

Health and Life Enrichment Classes for Adults

HEART is an acronym for Health Enrichment And Resource Training. We offer free personal skill classes to adults with developmental disabilities on topics such as cooking, nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, relationships, and problem solving. Individuals attend with their caregivers as needed.

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

800 Friedens Road
Suite 100
St. Charles, Missouri 63303

Leaps and Bounds

Therapeutic Early Intervention Services and Family Support
Leaps and Bounds is the premier pediatric therapy center in the St. Louis area specializing in Sensory Processing Disorders and Developmental Concerns. Leaps and Bounds is dedicated to helping children learn, grow, and develop to their fullest potential. We have an indoor gym with swings hanging from the ceiling, a trampoline, a rock wall and more that creates a one-of-a-kind, fun-filled experience for your child. We hold workshops and classes that combine fun with therapy.
Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

324 Jungermann Road
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

St. Louis Community College

Adult Continuing Education / College for Kids Summer Day Camps

Continuing Education is the non-credit program for ages 16 and older who want to improve their lives through education. Enjoy experiential, life-long learning in a diverse, inclusive community with courses continually evolving for an ever-changing world. College For Kids is our summer day camp program for youth in grades K-8 which happens on our Meramec Campus. We provide engaging, impactful summer learning opportunities that span varied skill levels and student interests that provide a week of exploration that kids absolutely love. Access Office services provide accommodations for those with disabilities.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation
Ages Served: Adults, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Florissant Valley Campus – North County St. Louis
Meramec Campus – Central, West, and South St. Louis
Forest Park Campus – City Campus

www.stlcc.edu

St. Charles Community College

Continuing Education Classes / Youth Camps

Our Continuing Education division offers a wide variety of  non-credit classes for all ages including arts, crafts, computers, music, recreation, dance, fitness, sports, theater, language and more.  One of our latest developments is a series of cooking, photography, and We also offer specialized classes designed for those with disabilities. Browse our class offerings here. In the summer, we have a huge “College for All Kids” day camp program for youth ages 3-16.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, Missouri

Jewish Community Center (the J)

After-School, Recreation, Sports, Day Camps, Overnight Camp

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center (The J) is a multigenerational gathering place, offering a variety of programs and services for the St. Louis Jewish community and the community at large. We welcome people of all backgrounds and faiths. The J provides educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building and recreational programming on its campuses in Creve Coeur, Chesterfield and at Camp Sabra, located at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The J is an inclusive agency that welcomes people of all abilities. We host wonderful weekend friendship and enrichment programs for both children and adults with disabilities. Persons of all abilities may participate in any agency program where a suitable match exists, pending eligibility and the successful procurement of any needed supports. The J remains committed to including all persons, as fully as possible, in all agency programs. Contact Shamecka Nichols, 314-442-3295

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Overnight Camps, Performing Arts, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Staenberg Family Complex
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

Marilyn Fox Building, Chesterfield
16801 Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005

YMCA Inclusion Services

The Gateway Region YMCA

The YMCA offers a wide variety of programs for adults and youth, including sports, swimming lessons, swim teams, break camps, special events, a 12-week inclusive summer camp for children, and integrated school-age child care. Financial assistance is available to reduce the membership fee for low income families and individuals. Additional supports are provided for children with disabilities at the summer camps at no charge. To learn more about specialized services, call the Inclusion Services Department.  For additional program information, contact your local YMCA location.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

Visit Your Branch for Information: Locations

314-436-1177
www.facebook.com/GWRYMCA

Tree House of Greater St. Louis

Therapeutic Horseback & Riding Lessons

TREE House has provided award-winning equestrian therapy programs for individuals, ages 2 and up, with disabilities since 1975. The day camp, Camp Champ, is open to children ages 5 and up of all abilities and horse experience.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Horseback Riding
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

332 Stable Lane
St. Charles, MO 63385

Exceptional Equestrians

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc. (EEMV) is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that provides enjoyable, affordable horsemanship experiences for therapeutic effect, developing and strengthening mind, body and spirit. We serve individuals with disabilities ages 2 and up with a wide range of diagnosis from autism to down syndrome to ADHD.  We offer therapeutic riding and vaulting, a military veteran program, and summer camp for children.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Horseback Riding
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Washington, Missouri

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

Community Programs, Recreation, Sports Day Camp

Our facility is an ideal playground for children with special medical needs, siblings and friends. Year-round classes and activities are free for children of all abilities and their families. We offer everything from golf to fishing to yoga for toddlers to teens. 

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

11365 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, Missouri, 63043

TASK: Team Activities for Special Kids

Team sports, Individual sports, Social Clubs, Day Camp

Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit 501(c)3, year-round instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs. The purpose of the program is to help build self-esteem and skills in children with special needs.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

980 Horan Drive
Fenton, Missouri 63026

St. Louis Children's Hospital, Cerebral Palsy Center

Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports & Rehabilitation Center

Designed to promote the integration of young people with cerebral palsy and related disabilities into sports activities. Activities are supervised by physical therapists or other individuals who are trained to adapt activities to the individual participant and continuously monitor each child’s progress. 

CAMP INDEPENDENCE: One week of summer day camp for youth that includes baseball, basketball, martial arts, dance, tennis, swimming, soccer, volleyball and adaptive cycling. Participants receive specialized attention from pediatric therapists in sports programs designed to challenge campers’ activity levels, aerobic fitness, strength and balance in a safe, fun and rewarding atmosphere.

TRI MY BEST TRIATHLON: Usually held in September, this annual event challenges youth complete up to 3 events including swimming, running, and cycling. Modifications are made based on ability.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Equestrian Adventures

Horseback Riding Adventures

Horseback riding, carriage driving, wagon rides, learning to trim a horses feet or putting on a shoe or packing out on an overnight camp by horseback or wagon.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Horseback Riding
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Lucy Smith, owner
Defiance, Missouri

Delta Gamma Center

GRAD Groups

Recreation & support group for school age youth to make friends and enjoy new experiences in the community. Groups meet one Saturday a month throughout the school year, and take an exciting summer challenge trip.

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

1750 S Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63117

LifeBridge Partnership

Sports Activities, Socialization, Day Camp

LifeBridge Partnership responds to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities by impowering them through Recreation Therapy in their community. They provide a variety of events including physical fitness, shopping, bowling, eating out, swimming, day camps, break camps and movies. Our summer day camp serves youth through age 18, and up to age 21 if still in school.  

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Day Camps, Recreation
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1187 Corporate Lake Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

Challenges Unlimited Social Club

AADD provides support to adults of all ages with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on those age 50 years and older in maintaining their independence and support them in continuing to be active members of their communities. Social Clubs is a large group socialization program that meets on Saturday nights and is open to adults age 21 and over with a developmental disability who reside in St. Louis City and County.  Activities include dances, bowling, movies, dining out, sports events, plays and musicals.  Challenges Unlimited is a group recreation program that meets after work and is open to adults age 21 and over with a developmental disability who reside in St. Louis City. Participants have the opportunity to participate in health and fitness classes, learn new skills, and attend community activities.

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

2385 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63139

OASIS St. Louis

Sports & Fitness Hobbies/Interests Social Groups

OASIS promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.  Our vision is to see that adults age 50 and older in St. Louis have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives. Together as friends, a large goups, consisting of individuals with developmental disabilities and volunteers, goes out and about in the St. Lousi area to enjoy community programs and develop new skills. Some of the programs enjoyed by this group include taking classes, attending ballgames, going fishing, watching performances at the Muny, visiting health fairs, and playing bingo.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, Missouri 63105

EasterSeals Midwest

From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. We support over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities, empowering all to live, learn, work, play and advocate in our community.
Live: We provide a variety of individualized programs including Autism Services, Community Living Services, and therapy.
Work: We offer a variety of training and placement services that help people prepare for the workforce.
Learn: Our programs help children and adults learn basic functions and master skills needed to develop and thrive at all stages of life.
Play: We offer fun, supportive programs where children and adults can relax, connect with friends, and gain new experiences.
Act: Through volunteering, advocating, donating, and participating in events, we offer everyone an opportunity to be inspired and take action.

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

11933 Westline Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Pathways to Independence

Socialization, learning, self-advocacy, increase in self-confidence and esteem

Pathways to Independence supports the development of skills that positively impact the lives of adults with disabilities who seek greater independence and social success.

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

200 S. Hanley Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Paraquad Youth Services

Social Group

Paraquad’s Youth Services Program focuses on social and recreational activities that promote the development of social skills not acquired in segregated environments. Participants include young people with and without disabilities. Non-disabled youth develop an awareness and understanding of their disabled peers and learn to work and play side-by-side with people with disabilities, while youth with disabilities learn to participate within the community as an equal.

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

5240 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Scouts-BSA

Youth Development and Outdoor Skills Program

ScoutsBSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) proudly serves boys and girls ages 6-20. Youth join a Cub Scout Pack, Scouts-BSA troop, Venture Crew, or Exploring Post designed for their age group and follow the a structured year-round program that develops outdoor skills, service to our community, leadership, and personal skills.  A special needs committee at the Council level offers support, leader training, and resources to help your Scout with a disability be more successful. 

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Day Camps, Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

4568 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63108

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Youth Development and Outdoor Skills Program

Girl Scouts Council of Greater St. Louis is committed to helping all girls from every background to develop confidence, determination, and skills needed to thirive in today’s world. The Girls Scout programs is based on the Girl Scout Promise and law, and is adapted to meet the developmental, eudcational, emotional, and social needs and interest of firls at five levels of girls ages K-12 grades. All girls in Kindergarten throug 12th grade are encouraged to participate in Girls Scouts. Summer Residential Camp is Available.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Day Camps, Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

2300 Ball
St. Louis, Missouri
63146

Family Advocacy & Community Training (FACT)

Family Support Services / People First Self-Advocacy

The FACT Family Support program is designed to help families who have a child with a disability as they manage life’s challenges. A Parent Support Partner visits you at home and give you emotional and practical support to help you access community services such as health care, special education, recreation, housing, caretakers, employment and finances, and more.  For adults with disabilities, FACT supports People First, a national organization that is run by, and for, people who have a developmental disability. Members of People First are empowered to self-advocate so that they can affect positive change at all levels of society.

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

St. Charles & St. Louis County

Emmaus Link

Specialized Classes

Emmaus Link offers seasonal classes for adults with special needs. Classes are held at St. Charles Community College on Saturday mornings 3 times per year in topics like art appreciation, cooking, and personal enrichment. 

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

3731 Mueller Road
St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Unlimited Play

Fully Accessible Playgrounds for All

Unlimited Play is an award winning non-profit organization that builds universally accessible playgrounds to promote health and wellness while transforming communities by providing the freedom of play for ALL children and families.

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

St. Louis City (2), Clayton, Lake St. Louis, St. Charles, Wentzville, O’Fallon & more!

St. Louis Arc Escapes Adventures Travel

St. Louis Arc

A weekend getaway adventure program for adults ages 18 & older. Individual trips are planned throughout the year to give participants the opportunity to travel and explore various locations throughout the Midwest. There will be both pre-planned activities, such as ziplining, hiking, sporting events, and more. If you have questions or would like more information.

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

1177 North Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Sunnyhill On-The-Road Weekend Adventures

Adult Trips and Adventures

Let’s pack up for a great American road trip! Sunnyhill’s On the Road Adventures weekend travel program provides adults ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities the unique opportunity to take roads trips to locations such as Chicago, Branson, Nashville, Louisville, Memphis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Hannibal, Lake of the Ozarks, and Santa Claus, Indiana. Sightseeing, shopping and even catching a show are just a few of the activities that are on the agenda.  Get in gear, check out our travel guide and register with Sunnyhill today. 

 

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

6555 Sunlit Way
Dittmer, Missouri 63023

Wilderness Inquiry

Inclusive High Adventure Trips

When traveling with Wilderness Inquiry you help create opportunities for others to share the adventure. As a nonprofit organization, we provide opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to experience the great outdoors. Together we can help people build meaningful connections with each other and the natural world. Join us on a trip to help make this possible!

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

808 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Tandem Bike Adventures

Delta Gamma Center

Tandem Adventurers is a unique tandem cycling team for children 10 years and up who are visually impaired.   This group enjoys weekly rides each season from April through September where participants are teamed up with trained captains to enjoy friends and the freedom that cycling  offers , and even a big year-end challenge for those who demonstrate the readiness  to participate.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1750 S Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63117

Champ Camp

Overnight Camp for Youth with Respiratory Conditions

CHAMP Camp provides a summer camp experience for children and adolescents with tracheostomies and those who require technological respiratory assistance. Our campers enjoy and fully participate in outdoor summer camp activities including swimming, canoeing, climbing and zip lining to encourage independence, confidence, and self-esteem and create memories that last a lifetime.

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

494 E Emerson Ave, Suite H-1
Greenwood, IN 46143

Timber Pointe Outdoor Centre

Overnight Camp

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center provides specialized lodging, staff and programming modified to accommodate kids and adults of all abilities. From day camps, overnight summer camps, partner group camps, and weekend family retreats there’s a camp fit for everyone.

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

20 Timber Pointe Lane Hudson, IL 61748

Wyman Center

Outdoor Center, Youth Empowerment Programs

The Wyman Center has served as the birthplace to our successful youth development approaches that are now offered to young people in St. Louis, and across the country. Today, Wyman’s campus still serves as the home of the Wyman Leaders Program, which supports around 600 St. Louis teens annually through summer residential experiences at Wyman’s camp and individualized coaching and enrichment opportunities throughout the school year.
When camp is not being used for Wyman programming, it is available for individuals and organizations to hold their events, enjoy the outdoors, and benefit from Wyman’s leadership and team building expertise. By holding your event at Wyman, you are supporting our programs and helping to empower the teens we serve.

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

Camp Courage

Specialized Overnight Camp for Adults

Camp Courage is a 4-day/3-night, all-inclusive summer camping program for adults with special needs, including Down syndrome, birth defects, cognitive delays and high functioning Autism. This program is held each June, in Stewartsville, Missouri.

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

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Specialized Overnight Camp

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible — from swimming, to zip-lining and horseback riding to dancing under a disco ball and gaining valuable life skills. Each summer, thousands of kids attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. — at no cost to their families, thanks to our generous supporters.

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

13801 Riverport Dr #303
Maryland Heights, Missouri
63043

Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch - Great Circle

Overnight Camp for Youth with Autism

Summer Camp : Great Circle combines adventure and fun to create an environment focused on providing opportunities for growth and healing. Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed for youth ages 7-18 on the autism spectrum. This week-long camp is a break from day-to-day living and the chance to explore the outdoors in an exciting, supportive and safe environment. Space is limited to 36 campers.

Sibling Adventure Camp is for siblings ages 7-17 currently in foster care in Missouri, this program enables campers to spend time together and rebuild relationships while enjoying outdoor adventures. There is a 10-day and 5-day camp option.

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

American Camp Association

Camp Advisor and Resource Center

ACA offers expert advice from camp professionals on camp selection, readiness, child and youth development, and issues of importance to families. ACA helps you find the right camp for every child.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Overnight Camps
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

All over the country

Camp Manitowa

Youth Overnight Camp

Camp Manitowa Properties host coed overnight summer camps and year round retreats at its two locations in southern Illinois just a couple hours’ drive from St. Louis. We serve campers in 2nd-9th grade from all over the Midwest. During the school year, Camp Manitowa hosts retreats for schools, college student groups, religious groups, scout groups, musicians, men’s and women’s groups, families, weddings, and anyone else wanting to get away for a fun and meaningful camp experience. Camp Manitowa utilizes three different lakes and offers a wide variety of programs and activities for all our participants.  We aim to create lasting friendships and personal growth by providing campers with a forum to experience new challenges, enhance self-confidence, develop skills and establish enduring friendships in safe, beautiful surroundings.

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

12770 N. Benton Road Benton, IL 62812

BluePrint4Summer

Search Engine of Day Camps & Overnight Camps

A web app providing easy mobile access to summer camps and events in the local area so you can plan your summer around fun activities.

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

Inclusive Outdoor Classes and Programs

Missouri Department of Conservation

The MDC manages state outdoor recreation areas and offers free educational programs for all age groups on topics like fishing, wildlife, plants, hunting, birds, conservation and more. We operate a number of our conservation and education centers in the metro St. Louis area to share our love of nature and the great outdoors.

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

Throughout Missouri

Swim Theory

Individualized Swimming Lessons

Swim Theory offers small group classes, private lessons, and semi-private lessons for all ages and ability levels. They teach proper swim technique and evaluate strokes using a mounted camera system.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

50 Algana Ct.
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Emerge Everyone

Specialized Fitness Program & Personal Training

Emerge EveryOne is a group workout program designed specifically for exercisers with intellectual disabilities. We offer these classes once per week free of charge. We also offer individualized fitness training at our gyms in St. Charles and Wentzville, MO.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

920 Hemsath, Suite 100
St. Charles, MO 63303
info@emergefitnesstraining.com

1231 Wentzville Parkway, 63385

Camp WeCanDu (DASA)

Specialized Overnight Camp

Run by the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA), Camp WeCanDu provides an opportunity for local youth with physical disabilities to fully participate in a week-long, traditional summer camp experience. Children living with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, and many other forms of physical disabilities will come together to create a fun and engaging social support system that encourages campers to discover their natural abilities through athletic and sensory activities while instilling family values and promoting independence and self-confidence that will later resonate through all aspects of life.

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

1236 Jungermann Road, Ste. A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

After School Programs, Sports, Recreation, & Summer Day Camps

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Everyday, BGCSTL provides after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth while also providing a safe place for children to learn and grow. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations across St. Louis City & County, & two locations in St Charles County.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

 

 

St. Louis, MO: 314-335-8000
Mathews-Dickey Club, St. Louis: 314-382-5952​
www.bgcstl.org

St. Charles: 636-946-6255
O’Fallon: 636-240-9150
www.bgcstc.org

COCA, Creative Arts

Arts, Dance, Theater

COCA provides meaningful arts experiences for youth and adults in our own studio and through community outreach programs. We nurture the artistic and creative potential through classes in art & design, dance, fitness, theatre, and voice. We pride ourselves on offering some of the most creative Spring & Summer Arts Camps for youth ages 3-18.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts, Day Camps, Performing Arts
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

524 Trinity Ave St. Louis, MO 63130

Webster University, Community Music School

Music Lessons & Music Day Camps

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) has offered outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis area and beyond since its founding in 1925.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Performing Arts
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

535 Garden Ave Webster Groves, MO 63119

Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design

Art and Craft Classes, Workshops and Camps

Enriching and empowering community through craft. We are a non-profit art center offering contemporary craft exhibitions, classes, free community programs, and a gallery shop featuring the work of national and regional artists. We offer classes in glass, metal, clay, fiber, wood, drawing, painting, weaving, and jewelry. Our summer camps for ages 7-14 are designed to engage youth in learning fun and new studio techniques by making amazing artworks.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts, Day Camps
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

5080 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130

 

Different Dynamics

Music Therapy, Adaptive Music

Different Dynamics provides music programming, serving families with children ages 3-5, youth ages 6-21 and adults ages 21+, who have a special need and a love of music. The team at Different Dynamics brings meaningful experiences with music to people with special needs. They focus on each person’s strengths and help them grow.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Performing Arts
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Masterpiece Ministries

Youth Art and Performance Overnight Camp

Masterpiece Project summer camp is a Christ-centered camp that allows campers to concentrate on one of the following interest areas: drama, music, visual arts or writing. In addition, campers will also be able to explore other media through additional workshops and special presentations by a staff of professional artists. Camp is available at two locations, Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and Barefoot Republic Camp in Fountain Run, KY.

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

445 Lawrence Rose Rd Lebanon, TN 37087

Premier Martial Arts

Premier Martial Arts

At Premier Martial Arts, we believe that all children are special, capable of greatness and we seek to provide our students with the skills they need to be exceptional. Premier Martial Arts strives to not only transform your child’s work-ethic, instill discipline and respect, but also works to boost their self-confidence and help them become physically active and mentally fit.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Martial Arts, Gymnastics
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Qwiz Camp

Youth Overnight Camp

Qwiz Camp provides middle school and high school students, interested in qwiz bowl, with the knowledge and practice to become a better competitor. Camp includes classes, practices, tournaments and also provides the camp experience, with the opportunity to meet and connect with others who share your passion for the game. You’ll build your skills at Qwiz Camp but you’ll also build friendships that can last a lifetime.

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

Bradley University (Peoria, IL) 3620 Pelham Rd, Suite 30 Greenville, SC 29615

St. Louis Rock Music School

Music Lessons, Rock Band & Music Day Camps

STL Rock School (formerly Dave Simon’s Rock School) has re-imagined the way that we teach music so you or your child will love to play. By using a combination of modern music and traditional music theory, you’ll learn using the music that you love. There’s no reason to pull teeth – you can learn music theory from any genre of music!

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Performing Arts
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

1305 Baur Blvd St. Louis, MO 63132

Williams Temple - Neighborhood Outreach Center

After school programs, summer day camps

Summer camps and after school programs for youth.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Day Camps, Performing Arts
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

5325 Dr Martin Luther King Drive St. Louis, MO 63112

Abra-Kid-Abra

Circus, Magic, and Comedy Camps

We strive to make Abra-Kid-Abra one of the most fun summer camps St. Louis children can have. When you are learning magic, circus, balloon twisting, comedy, how can you help but have fun.  Abra-Kid-Abra day camps are for designed youth ages 6-12 years with some topical classes for youth up to 14. See our schedule for details.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Performing Arts
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

803 Lafayette Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

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

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

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

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

The Synapsory

Sensory Room Development and Consultation

The Synapsory specializes in assisting churches and community groups to develop sensory rooms that provide rest, regulation, and renewal for special needs families. We’ve helped people in St. Louis City, Hazelwood, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Ellisville, South St. Louis County, and Wentzville MO. Illinois locations include Edwardsville and Freeburg IL.

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

Go to their website for locations www.thesynapsory.org
or email terrie@thesynapsory.org

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

Camp Encourage

Specialized Youth Overnight Camp

Camp Encourage provides youth ages 8-18 who have autism with meaningful overnight camp experience in which they build the knowledge, courage, and skills to be empowered participants in the community. Our camp takes place at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, KS, about one hour west of Kansas City, MO. Each camp session includes both traditional camp activities and activities tailored around the individual campers’ interests. Check our our camp page to see more details.

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

4025 Central
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111

Camp Independence

YMCA Metro Chicago

Campers have fun while playing sports, creating arts and crafts, singing around the campfire, paddling a boat, and making new friends.  For many people, this may be their first chance to spend a night away from home. We encourage attendees to be active participants in their own care as well as their continued development of independence. Most importantly, the prescription for camp is fun! We serve youth ages 7-19 and adults 20 and older with sessions divided by age group allowing the staff to provide age-appropriate programming.

 

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

Camp Independence Metro Chicago
32405 N. US Highway 12, Ingleside, IL 60041
847-546-8086

Behavior Intervention Services

Behavior Intervention Services provides a variety of services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities that reside in Missouri and Illinois. Our agency, founded in 2004, has grown to serve hundreds of individuals in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.

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

2644 Metro Blvd
Maryland Heights MO 63043

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

Family Partnership Parent and Caregiver Retreat

MO Dept. of Health & Senior Services

Annual Family Partnership Parent and Caregiver Retreat is usually held in the fall and is designed to educate and support the needs of families with special needs. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early. Click on “Calendar of Events” for conference information

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

St. Louis/St. Charles Rep: Pat Fox, 314-409-7915
pat.fox@health.mo.gov

State: PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
www,health.mo.gov/living/families

Circle Star Ranch Camp

Camp Circle Star

Day Camp for indivuals under the age of 18 held in __ MO. Transportation can be provided from West County Mall or other TBD location. Call for more details.

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

Family Forward

Short Term Care

Flexibility and support for families in an encouraging environment that gives children receiving respite care for positive social interactions with other children and adults. Family Forward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families.

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

9445 Litzsinger Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

 

Gateway Tykes on Trykes

Gateway Tykes on Trykes

Gateway Tykes on Trykes is a group of local Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapists along with local families dedicated to providing adapted tricycles to children in the St. Louis area and surrounding communites by raising funds for and assessing for, proper fit of the AmTryke® therapeutic trike to children & others who are otherwise unable to ride a regular bike.

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

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

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy

Tennis Lessons for Those with Down Syndrome

The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy is designed to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down Syndrome. Through a high level of motivational exercises and positive attitudes, our staff is dedicated to giving our students training in tennis, all the while having fun and building relationships. Our day camp comes to the St. Louis metro area one week per summer.

 

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Joni & Friends

Family Retreat and Support Services

Retreat is a safe and accepting Christ-centered camp environment where individuals and families living with disability are cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated. A loving and trained volunteer attends activities with our campers with special needs while parents, siblings and caregivers attend programming worry free.  We also offer year-round support services including family fun nights, marriage enrichment, and parent support groups.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

314-773-5664

MO area coordinators:
David Smith,  314.924.3204, dsmith@joniandfriends.org
Kathy Nichols, 314-773-5664, missouri@joniandfriends.org

Judevine Center for Autism

Judevine provides support both in the natural home environment & in the community while addressing specific goals designed by the family and the Judevine team. They also provide social skills groups in a group setting to children and/or adults.

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

1810 Craig Rd. Ste 109, St Louis, Missouri 63146

I Can Ride Bike Camp

Lydia Cox Foundation

This week-long summer program is for children ages 8 and older who want to learn to ride a 2-wheel bike.  Our 75 minute lesson uses a graduated method with 80% of our camp participants riding a typical two-wheel bike independently by the end of our 5-day program.  We also welcome volunteer spotters who can run beside the riders as they learn.  The Lydia Faith Cox Family Foundation was established in 2009 in memory of Lydia who filled us with joy for 3 beautiful years. 

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

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Program Location: South Technical High School
12721 West Watson Rd., St. Louis MO 63127

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

Opera Theatre St Louis

Opera On The Go!

Introduce children to the magic of opera with Opera on the GO!  This program combines live performance with engaging workshops on stage makeup, lighting design, and singing. Sensory friendly performances occur annually.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Performing Arts
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Sally S. Levy Opera Center
210 Hazel Avenue
St Louis MO 63119

www.opera-stl.org

Spark/AMT Dance Therapy & Movement

a program of DK Dance Productions

Spark / AMT is a dance therapy program based on the principles of Autism Movement Therapy for children who struggle with motor coordination, social, speech, and behavioral skills. It consists of warm up, short routines, movement, and games with therapeutic benefits.  In addition to the program instructor, the class is staffed with volunteers to assist hands-on to enhance learning and a positive experience in the program.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Performing Arts
Ages Served: Pre-School, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

12350 Old Halls Ferry Rd
Florissant MO 63033

Special Education Foundation

Special Education Foundation Camp Funding

The mission of the Special Education Foundation is to assist children with disabilities served by Special School District in St. Louis County achieve success in areas not supported by tax dollars or United Way. The “Kid-to-Camp” program is one of the Foundation’s most successful programs. Through this program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to parents so their child can attend summer camp.

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

314-394-7030
jeanine@sef-stl.org

11933 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 – 3203

St. Louis City Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Programs

We offer swimming, weight lifting, boxing, basketball, youth football, volleyball, aerobics, arts and crafts, and additional activities for the citizens of St. Louis City.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

St. Louis City Library

St. Louis City Library Sensory Story Times

Select St. Louis City Public Library locations offer Sensory Storytimes. Designed for children ages 3-9, Sensory Storytimes are more interactive and provide built-in time for sensory play. Literacy-rich environments are essential to the development of all modes of language for children and public libraries help caregivers provide this exposure to all children from a young age. Sensory Storytimes include freedom of movement with more visual aids, action and sensory experiences. These Storytimes are also smaller, reducing the group size and noise level for those with sound sensitivity.

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

314-241-2288

Various locations

St. Louis County Library

St. Louis County Library Sensory Story Times

St. Louis County Library offers Sensory Story Time for families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a welcoming environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. The program uses props, toys and tactile objects, to offer children a variety of ways to process the information being presented. In an effort to help kids feel more comfortable, SLCL also provides noise canceling head phones and blue light covers to mitigate sensory stimulation such as fluorescent lighting and loud noises.

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

314-994-3300
kidzone@slcl.org

Various locations

Strength & Honor Mentoring & Tutoring

Strength & Honor Camp and After School

Strength and Honor offers mentoring and tutoring services throughout the year, plus an AWESOME youth summer camp. We recently started a FTC Robotics Team and are looking for young people ages 12-18 to join the team.

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

Ferguson Community Center
1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson MO

Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation Equipment and Family Support

The Arya Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that provides funding for need-based adaptive equipment, tricycles, and toys to children with special needs in St. Louis.  We host an annual disability awareness family conference. 

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

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

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

Mid St. Louis County Parks and Recreation

Inclusion Coordinator

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Serving Mid-County:  Cities of Clayton, Maryland Heights, University City & Webster Groves.  Inclusion Coordinator at 314-290-8507

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 290-8507

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

North St. Louis County Parks and Recreation

Inclusion Coordinator

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Serving North County:  Cities of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bridgeton, Ferguson, Florissant, Hazelwood & St. Ann.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 839-5575

8969 Dunn Rd
Hazelwood, MO 63042

Southwest St. Louis County Parks and Recreation

Inclusion Coordinator

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments by including people with disabilities into existing programs. The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Serving South & West Counties:  Cities of Ballwin, Brentwood, Crestwood, Des Peres, Ellisville, Kirkwood, Manchester & Sunset Hills.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 835-6157

1050 Des Peres Rd.
Des Peres, MO 63131

St. Charles County Parks and Recreation

Inclusion Coordinator

A Coordinator of Inclusive Recreation assists parks and recreation departments in St. Charles County by including people with disabilities into existing programs . The Coordinator’s role is to work with the participant, family members, teachers and the recreation program staff to ensure appropriate and individualized accommodations are provided. Challenges to inclusion do exist, but through open communication and the willingness to work cooperatively, successful inclusion can happen. Serving the St. Charles Cities of St. Charles, O’Fallon & St. Peters.

Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

(314) 359-9970

Inclusion Coordinator, Brita Weight

Fun 4 STL Kids

Listing of fun activities for youth and families

Fun 4 STL Kids is your local resource for family friendly events and activities in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Listings include kids events, children programs and classes, youth sports, kids eat free directory, birthday party resources, rainy day activities, free fun for kids, summer camps and MORE fun things for kids and families to do in and around St. Louis. Areas include: St. Louis, Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, Wildwood, Manchester, Clayton, Florissant, Crestwood and all of St. Louis County.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

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

IDD Help

Telephone Helpline of Resources for People with I/DD

IDDHelp.org was created for you – whether you are an individual who needs help, a family member needing services for a loved one, or an organization seeking better ways to serve your clients. A trained Community Connector is available to listen and to help provide information on agencies in the St. Louis/St. Charles MO Region that provide services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Watch our informational video HERE

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

Randy Schraier
1-877-256-2202

Harbor Unlimited

Family Support and Recreation
HARBOR Unlimited is a nonprofit organization that works closely with families who have a disabled person in their lives.  We work with all age groups and encourage full families to participate in our  events, education, camps, and other meet-ups. Our FREE monthly events are designed to be low stress, relaxing environments where families can meet other families and engage in activities and have included adapted snow and water skiing, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, games, and more.  In the summer, we hold a weeklong overnight family retreat at a local camp provider in the area.
Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Overnight Camps, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized
(314) 956-2665

Mailing Address: PO Box 209 Jonesburg, MO 63351

Program site: Summit Church, 927 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, MO

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

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

Butterfly Dreams

State Pageant

Butterfly Dreams is a nonprofit organization which provides an opportunity for girls, women, boys and men with significant intellectual disabilities/developmental delays to participate in both an annual pageant and numerous yearly activities promoting the event. Our goal is to give every participant their moment to stand in the spotlight, showcase their abilities and not be defined by their disabilities. Our Mission: To provide opportunities for individuals with significant intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to learn life skills and build pride in a nurturing environment.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Performing Arts, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

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

 

Ainsley's Angels

Endurance Racing for All Abilities

We assist individuals with significant physical and cognitive disabilities to participate in endurance events such as marathons, races, walks, and runs.   Through participation in endurance events, Ainsley’s Angels aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in local communities.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Ainsley’s Angels of America
PO Box 6287, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Waymakers Adult Social Club

Waymakers Chapel for the Exceptional

The Chapel Social Club offers our members the opportunity to get out and about and have fun! Some of our activities include going to The Muny, St. Louis Cardinals games, the pumpkin patch, the movies, bowling, going out to eat, camping, and an annual trip to Branson, Missouri. We have Easter egg hunts, holiday parties, arts & crafts and much more!

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

Eva May: 314-776-7172
Email: evamay.waymakerschapel@yahoo.com

3436 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

www.waymakerschapel.org

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Adapted Gymnastics

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Martial Arts, Gymnastics
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Chesterfield, Eureka, Lake St. Louis, and O’Fallon locations
Adapted Gymnastics at Lake St. Louis and Chesterfield.
Cost and class times may vary slightly.

636-532-7762

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