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

UMSL Succeed Enrichment Camp

UMSL Succeed

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.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

314-516-5911

113 Lucas Hall
1 University Blvd
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

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

I Can Ride Bike Camp

Lydia Cox Foundation

This week-long summer program is for children ages 8 and older who want to learn to ride a 2-wheel bike.  Our 75 minute lesson uses a graduated method with 80% of our camp participants riding a typical two-wheel bike independently by the end of our 5-day program.  We also welcome volunteer spotters who can run beside the riders as they learn.  The Lydia Faith Cox Family Foundation was established in 2009 in memory of Lydia who filled us with joy for 3 beautiful years. 

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

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Program Location: South Technical High School
12721 West Watson Rd., St. Louis MO 63127

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy

Tennis Lessons for Those with Down Syndrome

The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy is designed to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down Syndrome. Through a high level of motivational exercises and positive attitudes, our staff is dedicated to giving our students training in tennis, all the while having fun and building relationships. Our day camp comes to the St. Louis metro area one week per summer.

 

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Gateway Tykes on Trykes

Gateway Tykes on Trykes

Gateway Tykes on Trykes is a group of local Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapists along with local families dedicated to providing adapted tricycles to children in the St. Louis area and surrounding communites by raising funds for and assessing for, proper fit of the AmTryke® therapeutic trike to children & others who are otherwise unable to ride a regular bike.

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

Circle Star Ranch Camp

Camp Circle Star

Day Camp for indivuals under the age of 18 held in __ MO. Transportation can be provided from West County Mall or other TBD location. Call for more details.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Big Muddy Adventures

Canoe Adventure Trips

Whether this is your first time paddling or you’re a bonafide river rat, Big Muddy Adventures has a trip for you. We offer a wide range of options, from hour-long paddles to multi-day expeditions to private island dinners on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. We can customize a trip for your group and we make accommodations to support people with disabilities to attend our trips.  

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: Adults, Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Big Muddy Adventures (business office), 4245A Manchester Ave, St Louis MO 63110

Camp Independence

YMCA Metro Chicago

Camp Independence is specifically designed for children and young adults with spina bifida

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Camp Independence Metro Chicago
32405 N. US Highway 12, Ingleside, IL 60041
847-546-8086

The Synapsory

Respite Services

The Synapsory specializes in assisting churches and community groups to develop sensory rooms that provide rest, regulation, and renewal for special needs families. We’ve helped people in St. Louis City, Hazelwood, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Ellisville, South St. Louis County, and Wentzville MO. Illinois locations include Edwardsville and Freeburg IL.

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

Go to their website for locations www.thesynapsory.org
or email terrie@thesynapsory.org