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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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