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

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

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

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

Special Education Foundation

Special Education Foundation Camp Funding

The mission of the Special Education Foundation is to assist children with disabilities served by Special School District in St. Louis County achieve success in areas not supported by tax dollars or United Way. The “Kid-to-Camp” program is one of the Foundation’s most successful programs. Through this program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to parents so their child can attend summer camp.

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

314-394-7030
jeanine@sef-stl.org

11933 Westline Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146 – 3203