Camp Backpack Program

The Recreation Council recently received a generous grant through Cardinals Care which allowed us to purchase a limited number of backpacks filled with items needed for an overnight camp experience. The items include, sunglasses, sunscreen, shampoo, toothbrush, a toothbrush holder, and paste, a swim towel, deodorant, insect repellant, soap, soap container and a $25 gift card to address other camper needs.

Eligible recipients include St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County children (under 20 years old) with developmental disabilities who are receiving our overnight camp voucher funding and have a financial hardship.  If you are interested, please complete our application for a backpack which can be found on our website at