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

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

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

St. Louis Children's Hospital, Cerebral Palsy Center

Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports & Rehabilitation 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. 

CAMP INDEPENDENCE: One week of summer day camp for youth that includes baseball, basketball, martial arts, dance, tennis, swimming, soccer, volleyball and adaptive cycling. Participants receive specialized attention from pediatric therapists in sports programs designed to challenge campers’ activity levels, aerobic fitness, strength and balance in a safe, fun and rewarding atmosphere.

TRI MY BEST TRIATHLON: Usually held in September, this annual event challenges youth complete up to 3 events including swimming, running, and cycling. Modifications are made based on ability.

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

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

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

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

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

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