Dream Big Teen Career Camp

Starkloff Institute

At the Starkloff Disability Institute, we help adults and youth with disabilities prepare for the next step in their professional life. Adults entering or already in the workforce have opportunities to build professional skills, network with business leaders, and find a job in their desired field. Youth can join programs and events that expose them to numerous career fields and help them build professional skills for the future. In the summer, we offer the DREAM BIG camp for teens to explore career options.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Day Camps
Ages Served: Adults, Teens
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

(314) 588-7090

133 S. 11th Street, Suite 500
Saint Louis, MO 63102

 

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

IDD Help

Telephone Helpline of Resources for People with I/DD

IDDHelp.org was created for you – whether you are an individual who needs help, a family member needing services for a loved one, or an organization seeking better ways to serve your clients. A trained Community Connector is available to listen and to help provide information on agencies in the St. Louis/St. Charles MO Region that provide services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Watch our informational video HERE

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Not Applicable

Randy Schraier
1-877-256-2202

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

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