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Overnight Camp

Camp Barnabas

Camp Barnabas is a unique ministry providing Christian camping experiences to individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses, along with their siblings. Whether you are a camper, or serving as a part of a mission trip, we provide ministry and social experiences that increase spiritual knowledge, social learning, and human dignity. Our goal is to show others the love of Christ in every aspect of our ministry

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

901 Teas Trail
Purdy, Missouri 65734

Overnight Camp

Camp Lakewood

YMCA Camp Lakewood is where kids 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.

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

13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664

Overnight Camp

Camp Little Giant

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.

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

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

Overnight Camp

Camp Wartburg

Camp Warburg also provides Christ-centered ministries to youth through Shepherding Sheep events for persons with developmental disabilities. In addition, we work in partnership with organizations such as Annie’s Hope, supporting children coping with the loss of a loved one, HIS Kids -serving children struggling with cancer and their siblings and other local organizations, including church congregations.

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

Overnight Camp

Cub Creek Camp
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

Rolla, Missouri

Camp Roehr Overnight Camp

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois

Camp Roehr is a seven day long residential camp for children and teens with epilepsy. This year there were 52 individuals in attendance. Camp Roehr provided campers with a variety of activities that included swimming, arts and crafts, tye dying, kite making, Biking, Volley Ball, ping pong, miniature golf, zip lining, Archery, Rifle Marksmanship, camp fires 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: All Ages
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

3515 North Belt West
Belleville, Illinois 62226

Overnight Camp

Sherwood Forest

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: Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

2708 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood, Missouri 63143

Overnight Camp

Wonderland Camp

The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational and safe camp experience for children, teenagers and adults who have disabilities; to offer a respite from daily caregiving for their family members and caregivers; and to provide and nurture a personal development experience for volunteers and staff.

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

18591 Miller Circle
Rocky Mount, Missouri

Overnight Camp

Brain Injury Association Donald Danforth Wilderness Camp

This supervised residential camp provides persons with brain injury an exciting week of recreational and social activities that are adapted for individual abilities. Family members receive a week of respite from daily caregiving.

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

Overnight Camp Experiential Adventures

Sunnyhill Adventures

Adventure awaits on over 60 scenic acres in Dittmer, Missouri. Sunnyhill Adventures offers summer camps and year-round adventures for youth and adults of all abilities. The camp experience at Sunnyhill benefits those that attend long after they leave our wilderness retreat. Camp is a community where people can generate greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of themselves, through the activities offered and interaction with their peers.

Our recreational programs give a person the chance to explore nature with activities such as: float trips, the alpine tower, climbing and rappelling, swimming, boating, or riding the zip line. Sunnyhill On the Road Adventures is a program that gives adults, 18 years and older, the opportunity to take short road trips with the support of our Sunnyhill Adventure staff.

Some activities for each trip are planned in advance. Others are suggested by staff, but many are chosen by the group to allow them to personalize their adventure. In some instances not all activities listed for a destination will be utilized.

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, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

6555 Sunlit Way
Dittmer, Missouri 63023

After-School Recreation, Sports Day Camps Overnight Camp

Jewish Community Center (the J)

St. Louis Jewish Community Center has been providing excellent health and cultural experiences for over 130 years. Members enjoy access to state-of- the-art facilities and programs, arts and sports experiences.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Overnight Camps, 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
314-432-5700

Marilyn Fox Building
Chesterfield
16801 Baxter Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Horseback Riding Adventures

Equestrian 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: Overnight Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Defiance, Missouri

Overnight Camp

Champ Camp

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

Overnight Camp

Timber Pointe Outdoor Centre

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

Overnight Camp

Camp Wyman

The Wyman Center is rented for hosting outdoor education camps that incorporate science, environmental education and team-building activities, adult and youth retreats, corporate teambuilding, weddings, and more.

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

Overnight Camp

Camp Courage

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

Overnight Camp

Muscular Dystrophy Association

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

Overnight Camp

Meramec Learning Ranch - Great Circle

Summer Camps – Exhilarating and therapeutic activities for the youngsters Great Circle serves that combine 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.
Cost is covered by the State of Missouri’s Children’s Division.

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

Overnight Camp

American Camp Association

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: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Both

All over the country

Overnight Camp

Camp Manitowa

Whether a weekend retreat or summer camp, Camp Manitowa offers a multitude of outdoor activities at two midwest locations (Rend Lake and Cedar Point). 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

Day Camps Overnight Camps

BluePrint4Summer

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

Around the St. Louis Area

Overnight Camp

Camp WeCanDu (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

Overnight Camp

Masterpiece Ministries

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

Overnight Camp

Qwiz 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
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

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

Overnight Camp

Camp Encourage

Each camp offers a quality experience involving relationship development, recreation, and relaxation and is specifically designed to meet the needs of children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. We are currently serving individuals on the autism spectrum that are: fairly independent witih self-care, able to stay with or near the group, able to tolerate the outdoors, successful with 3:2 or 2:1 child:adult ratio, able to not have any access to electronic devices during the camp session.

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

4025 Central
Kansas City, Missouri, 64111

Camp Independence

YMCA Metro Chicago

Camp Independence is specifically designed for children and young adults with spina bifida

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

Family Retreat

Bureau of Special Health Care Needs

Annual Family Partnership Parent and Caregiver Retreat, usually held in the fall. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early. Contact Pat Fox for further details and other events

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

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services:
PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
www.health.mo.gov/living/families/shcn/familypartnership
1-573-751-6246 or (toll-free) 1-800-451-0669

Overnight Summer Camp for Adults with Disabilities

Heartland Camp

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. Campers participate in Christian-based activities each day 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: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Family Retreat

Joni & Friends

Come receive encouragement are care in a safe and fun family setting with other families who understand the demands of disability. Short Term Missionaries (STMs) volunteer and serve families with Christ’s love, genuine support, and friendship. Limited to 20 families.

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

St. Louis City
St Louis County
St Charles

Overnight Camp

Mo-Val

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 weeks specifically for special needs campers plus family retreat camps.

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

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

SEF-Summer Camp Scholarships

Special Education Foundation

The Special Education Foundation provides camp scholarships aimed at maintaining educational momentum and progress for students with disabilities over the summer.

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

11933 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 – 3203
(314) 394-7030
website: https://sef-stl.org/programs/scholarships/

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

113 Lucas Hall
1 University Blvd
St. Louis MO 63121-4400
www.umsl.edu/succeed
(314) 516-5911

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