Butterfly Dreams

State Pageant

Butterfly Dreams is a nonprofit organization which provides an opportunity for girls, women, boys and men with significant intellectual disabilities/developmental delays to participate in both an annual pageant and numerous yearly activities promoting the event. Our goal is to give every participant their moment to stand in the spotlight, showcase their abilities and not be defined by their disabilities. Our Mission: To provide opportunities for individuals with significant intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to learn life skills and build pride in a nurturing environment.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Performing Arts, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Tim Tebow Foundation

Night To Shine

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. Our largest event is Night To Shine Formal Dance for individuals with disabilities. The dance happens worldwide in February and is sponsored by local churches and faith-based organizations.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Winter
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Albert Pujols Wellness Center

St. Luke's Hospital

The Albert Pujols Wellness Center for Adults with Down Syndrome is the first of its kind in the St. Louis area and helps fill a growing need for wellness services for adults with Down syndrome.  Patients ages 17 years and older receive a comprehensive physical and are referred to various services focused on nutrition, exercise, safety and social/emotional well-being.  The center offers classes on various topics including yoga, music, fitness, performing arts, plus caregiver classes and programs. This service complements the patients’ regular visits with their primary care physician for other medical issues.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Luke’s Hospital
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017

314-576-2300

EMail: ADS.WellnessCenter@stlukes-stl.com

www.stlukes-stl.com

Harbor Unlimited

Family Support and Recreation
HARBOR Unlimited is a nonprofit organization that works closely with families who have a disabled person in their lives.  We work with all age groups and encourage full families to participate in our  events, education, camps, and other meet-ups. Our FREE monthly events are designed to be low stress, relaxing environments where families can meet other families and engage in activities and have included adapted snow and water skiing, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, games, and more.  In the summer, we hold a weeklong overnight family retreat at a local camp provider in the area.
Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Overnight Camps, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized
(314) 956-2665

Mailing Address: PO Box 209 Jonesburg, MO 63351

Program site: Summit Church, 927 E. Terra Lane, O’Fallon, MO

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

Fun 4 STL Kids

Listing of fun activities for youth and families

Fun 4 STL Kids is your local resource for family friendly events and activities in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Listings include kids events, children programs and classes, youth sports, kids eat free directory, birthday party resources, rainy day activities, free fun for kids, summer camps and MORE fun things for kids and families to do in and around St. Louis. Areas include: St. Louis, Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, Wildwood, Manchester, Clayton, Florissant, Crestwood and all of St. Louis County.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation Equipment and Family Support

The Arya Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that provides funding for need-based adaptive equipment, tricycles, and toys to children with special needs in St. Louis.  We host an annual disability awareness family conference. 

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Strength & Honor Mentoring & Tutoring

Strength & Honor Camp and After School

Strength and Honor offers mentoring and tutoring services throughout the year, plus an AWESOME youth summer camp. We recently started a FTC Robotics Team and are looking for young people ages 12-18 to join the team.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Ferguson Community Center
1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson MO

St. Louis County Library

St. Louis County Library Sensory Story Times

St. Louis County Library offers Sensory Story Time for families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a welcoming environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. The program uses props, toys and tactile objects, to offer children a variety of ways to process the information being presented. In an effort to help kids feel more comfortable, SLCL also provides noise canceling head phones and blue light covers to mitigate sensory stimulation such as fluorescent lighting and loud noises.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Pre-School, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

314-994-3300
kidzone@slcl.org

Various locations

St. Louis City Library

St. Louis City Library Sensory Story Times

Select St. Louis City Public Library locations offer Sensory Storytimes. Designed for children ages 3-9, Sensory Storytimes are more interactive and provide built-in time for sensory play. Literacy-rich environments are essential to the development of all modes of language for children and public libraries help caregivers provide this exposure to all children from a young age. Sensory Storytimes include freedom of movement with more visual aids, action and sensory experiences. These Storytimes are also smaller, reducing the group size and noise level for those with sound sensitivity.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Pre-School, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

314-241-2288

Various locations