Tips to Find a Camp or Program
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
UMSL Succeed Enrichment Camp
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.
113 Lucas Hall
1 University Blvd
St. Louis MO 63121-4400
Special Education Foundation
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.
Youth Overnight Camp, Specialized Adult Week
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.
Joni & Friends
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.
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.
16965 NW 45 Highway
Kansas City MO, 64152
Family Partnership Parent and Caregiver Retreat
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
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.
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.