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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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