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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Specialized Fitness

Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports & Rehab 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. We hold a week of summer day camp and an all-ability triathalon annually.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

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

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

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