What Will You Be Doing?

 
 
What Will You Be Doing?
What Will You Be Doing?




       T he Recreation Council
         of Greater St. Louis’
            2018 Summer
         Opportunities Guide
    A guide to assist individuals with developmental
      disabilities, and their families, find summer
         activities in St. Louis City and County,
               and St. Charles County areas.
       For more information, call the Recreation Council
                      office in your county!
    St. Louis City Residents          (314) 772-2299
    St. Louis County Residents        (314) 726-6044
    St. Charles County Residents      (636) 477-7704



     www.recreationcouncil.org
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What Will You Be Doing?
With Summer right around the corner, The Recreation Council of Greater
    St. Louis hopes that this Summer Opportunities Guide provides you with
    the information you might need in finding a program or activity that is just
    right for YOU! Make your summer plans soon . . . programs do fill quickly!!
    This Summer Opportunities Guide is a resource for information regarding
    summer programs and activities. The Recreation Council is not responsible
    for the claims made or services delivered by the camps and/or organizations
    listed in this guide. It is strongly recommended that a reference be obtained
    prior to committing to a program. It is also very important when you contact
    a program, which is of interest, that you provide as much information as
    possible about the person who will be participating in the program or
    activity. By sharing this information, program staff can plan to successfully
    include the participant in that program or activity.
    Some program and activity information was not available at the time this
    publication went to print, and funding may be pending on some programs as
    well. Please do not hesitate to contact the Recreation Council for up-to-date
    information, and/or if our staff can assist you in making contacts to the
    various programs. Also, visit our website at www.recreationcouncil.org for
    up-to-date information on year-round programs and activities. Are you on
    our mailing list or e-mail blast list for our quarterly newsletters and
    upcoming events throughout the St. Louis City, St. Louis County and
    St. Charles County areas? Contact us now and let us help you keep updated
    on all that our communities have to offer! If you are viewing this publication
    on-line, you can click on agencies’ websites and go to them directly.
    Do you need adaptive recreation equipment in order to participate in
    recreation programs? Give us a call to discuss the various pieces of
    recreation equipment we have that is available for you to use FREE on a
    two-week loan basis!
    Through our voucher programs, a limited amount of funding is available to
    assist individuals with developmental disabilities access a residential camp
    and other programs of your choice! Certain eligibility requirements do apply!
    Funding is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Find our voucher applica-
    tions on our website at www.recreationcouncil.org Don’t miss out, CALL
    NOW ! In St. Louis City, call (314) 772-2299; in St. Louis County call
    (314) 726-6044; and in St. Charles County, call (636) 477-7704.
    Have a Great Summer 2018 !

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What Will You Be Doing?
Questions To Ask The Camp Director
    (modified information from the American Camp Association)
    When you are looking for a camp, every item you can think to
    ask about is important. Before you talk with a director, make a
                                                                         INSIDE THIS GUIDE:
    list of questions. Ask questions specific to your or your son/                                           Page
    daughter’s specific interests and support needs! If possible, try
    to visit the camp when it is in operation before you make your       Summer Overnight Camps                4-8
    final selection. This will give you and/or your son/daughter the
    opportunity to observe the programs and philosophy of the            Outdoor & Travel Programs 9
    camp in action. Here are some important items to consider
    when you meet with the camp staff.
    What is the background of the Director? What is the camp’s           Day Camps                            10-12
    philosophy? What is the ratio of counselors to campers? Is
    there transportation provided by the camp? What are the              Parks & Recreation Depts.            13
    counselors’ ages? What training do the counselors possess?
    What type of assistance do the counselors provide? Are
    references available? What percentage of the staff return each       Sports/Recreation Programs 14-16
    year? Is the Camp accredited by the American Camp
    Association (ACA)? How are special needs handled? What               Teen/Young Adult Programs 16-17
    percentage of campers return each year?
    You can find a complete list of ACA Accredited Camps in the
    Guide to Accredited Camps. Call 1-800-428-CAMP
                                                                         The Arts                             18
    Also check out ACA’s website at: www.acacamps.org
    The Recreation Council has available various articles on             Other Programs of Interest            19
    preparing for and attending camp. Call (314) 726-6044.

Searching 4 Summer FUN? Find it at: BluePrint4Summer. This               Destination Playgrounds               20
is a free easy-to-use mobile app that connects YOUR kids to fun
summer activities. It’s easy! Go to www.blueprint4summer.com
Log in or create a FREE account to ACCESS all fun activities.
PLAN your summer and REGISTER on the website of each                    This 2018 Summer Opportunities Guide is
activity you choose. After you register, SAVE your activities           made possible through partial funding from
to your Blueprint calendar and get ready 4 FUN!                         the Saint Louis Office for DD Resources,
                                                                        Productive Living Board for St. Louis County
                                                                        Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, and
                                                                        the Developmental Disabilities Resource
                        Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
                             Of St. Charles County
                                                                        Board of St. Charles County
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What Will You Be Doing?
Rising Abilities Camp
                                                                    P.O. Box 3515, Camdenton MO 65020
                                                                    (417) 650-8352 or www.risingabilities.org
                                             OVERNIGHT              Rising Abilities is a traveling camp that provides a
                                               CAMPS                safe, educational and fun environment for campers with
                                                                    special needs, of various ages, utilizing the resources at
                                                                    the Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon, Missouri.
                                                                    The Rising Abilities camp will offer much needed
                                                                    social interaction. Campers will be offered the
    YMCA’s Camp Lakewood                                            opportunity to fish for trout, swim in the Park pool, and
                                                                    enjoy nature walks and the spring that feeds the river.
    OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP                                           We want to help our campers build memories, dreams,
    YMCA Camp Lakewood is where kids come in the                    and goals. Contact Angela Marks at (417) 650-8352 for
    summer time to have fun, learn new skills, make new             2018 camp session dates!
    friends, and to simply be a kid. Your camper will forget all
                                                                    Camp Manitowa
    about television, video games, and smartphones while            12770 N. Benton Rd., Benton, IL 62812
    discovering the ultimate childhood experience, all within       (314) 348-6412 Contact Dan Grabel
    the safe and trusted environment of the Y.                      Camp Manitowa is a small private camp
                                                                    working to help kids (youth and teens)
    Camp Lakewood provides a well-rounded experience for            become their best selves. We offer water skiing,
    campers and gets them outdoors to connect with                  tubing, climbing wall and zipline, canoeing, sports,
    nature. With a 360-acre lake, over 5,000 acres of forest-       campfires, arts and crafts and more. We offer kids a
    covered hills, caves, creeks and more, there are many           wide variety of wonderful activities. Our counselors
    opportunities for natural exploration and experiential          are cool, caring college students who take their
    learning. Whether it’s campfires, swimming, archery,            responsibilities seriously and have fun with each and
    climbing tower, zipline, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing,   every camper. This is an inclusive camp with a camp
    kayaking or a multitude of camp games, every camper             social worker and 1:1 advocate. Nurse on site.
    delights in waking up with a renewed sense of excitement        Program staff to participant ratio is 3:1. Fully
    as to what new activities each day at camp will bring.          accessible. Bus transportation on first and last day of
                                                                    each session. Camp dates: June 11-August 5, 2018.
    Call 888-FUN-YMCA (Toll Free) or go to their website at         One and two week sessions available. Fee: $ 1,100./
    www.ymcaoftheozarks.org for dates, fees, etc. Camps             week. Scholarships are available on a sliding scale
    sessions available for children 6-16 and run June-August        based on family need.
    2018.                                                           Accredited by the American Camp Association
                                                                    Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
    To discuss individual support needs call the YMCA
                                                                    2300 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
    Inclusion Services Department at (314) 678-0162.
          Accredited by the American Camp Association               (314) 592-2358
                                                                    The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri provides a wide
                                                                    variety of fun, creative and exciting programs during
                                                                    the summer. Whether your daughter is interested in
                                                                    sampling outdoor activities, wanting to explore her first
                                                                    overnight camping experience, or just experience some
                                                                    of the fun things that the St. Louis area has to offer, we
                                                                    have the program for her. Call for more information.
                                                                        Accredited by the American Camp Association
    Cub Creek Science Camp
                                                                    JCC Camp Sabra
    www.BearRiverRanch.com
                                                                    Our residential camping program has a rich tradition of
    (573) 458-2125 Lori or Scott Martin                             over 65 years. Camp Sabra is located at the Lake of the
    Cub Creek Science Camp takes place at Bear River Ranch,         Ozarks and welcomes kids every summer who are
    in Rolla, Missouri. Cub Creek Science Camp began                entering third through tenth grades. Set in a natural and
    operation in 1993. Each summer we have campers attend           beautiful setting on the lake, Camp Sabra offers the
    from nearly every state and many other countries. Ages          opportunity for sailing, water skiing, tubing, outdoor
    7 –17. It is the only camp with it’s own zoo! Over 300          sports, theatre, camp fires, challenge course and much
    Animals!                                                        more! Accredited by the American Camping
    Our programs range from one week to six weeks in length.        Association, Camp Sabra meets the highest standards
    Campers participate in new activities every day. Please         of health and safety. Caring and experienced staff are
    register early. This is an inclusive camp. Call for             recruited and help our campers to have fun, learn new
    information or visit the website at www.bearriverranch.com      skills and develop life long friendships. 1st Session:
    for 2018 camp session dates!                                    June 10-July 5; 2nd Session: July 9-August 3. For more
            American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited
                                                                    information, contact: Terri Grossman, Director, at
                                                                    (314) 442-3180 www.campsabra.com
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What Will You Be Doing?
OVERNIGHT RESIDENTIAL CAMPS
Wonderland Camp
18591 Miller Circle
Rocky Mount, MO 65072
(573) 392-1000 www.wonderlandcamp.org

“At Wonderland Camp, everyone is respected and accepted
for who they are.” – Camper
                                                               Camp Barnabas
Wonderland Camp has served campers ages 6 and above            P.O. Box 3200, Springfield, MO 65808
with disabilities since 1969. We create an individualized      (417) 708-5298 Kelli Hinderliter
experience for every camper who visits. Located on the         www.campbarnabas.org
Lake of the Ozarks in Rocky Mount, MO, Wonderland              At Camp Barnabas, we invite people with special needs, chronic
Camp offers campers swimming, fishing, boating, arts and       illnesses, and their siblings, to embrace life as Jesus made them
crafts as well as an accessible climbing wall and giant        and to reach their fullest potential at camp. Our goal is to make
swing. Each week is typically capped off with a talent show    sure everyone has the best week of the lives.
and dance.                                                     Every program and activity is adapted so each person, regardless
                                                               of ability, can participate. Each week we have is geared to a
Wonderland Camp keeps trained medical staff on site 24         specific age range (starting at age 7, and you cannot age out) and
hours and provides 1:1 care, if needed. Our staff is trained   a set of diagnoses so that each camper is in a cabin with others
to provide all the care that your camper needs while they      similar to themselves. We match our campers up one-on-one with
enjoy their time at camp. The kitchen can easily               a volunteer so they can get the full support they need. We also
accommodate special diets. A week, if registered by April      have a full medical facility with nurses and doctors to be able to
15, 2018, is $650; after April 15, 2018 costs are $680.        accommodate any medical needs our campers may require. No
                                                               camper is turned away due to financial need, therefore,
2018 Wonderland Camp Dates                                     scholarships are available upon request.
  Week                Dates                   Theme
                                                               Fee: $775. includes a $55. registration fee per session
    1     May 27 – June 1                Disney Week
                                                               For Camp Barnabas 2018 Session Dates, Go to
    2     June 3 – June 8                Wild West             www.campbarnabas.org
          June 10 – June 15
    3     (Prader-Willi Syndrome         Silly Olympics            Christian Camp and Conference Association Accredited
          campers only)
    4     June 17 – June 22              Mad Science
    5     June 24 – June 29              Pirates of the Sea     University of Missouri St. Louis SUCCEED Camp
          July 1 – July 6                America’s
    6                                                           What is SUCCEED?
          (3:1 campers only)             Celebration
    7     July 8 – July 13               Super Heroes           SUCCEED is a two year post-secondary program at UMSL for
                                                                students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While
                                         Under the Big          enrolled in SUCCEED, students live in Oak Hall, participate in campus
    8     July 15 – July 20
                                         Top                    activities, complete vocational training and vocational experiences,
    9     July 22 – July 27              Fiesta                 enroll in UMSL credit courses, and complete noncredit curriculum that
          July 29 – August 3             Magic/Harry            focuses on independent living, self-advocacy, self-determination, and
   10                                                           social skill development.
          (3:1 campers only)             Potter
          August 5 - August 10                                  What is the SUCCEED Summer Enrichment Camp?
   11                                    Safari
          (3:1 campers only)                                    The SUCCEED Summer Enrichment Camp provides students ages 17
                                                                to 22 the SUCCEED college experience. Students will stay overnight in
           American Camp Association Accredited                 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.
                                                                What are the qualifications to participate in the SUCCEED Summer
                                                                Enrichment Camp?
                                                                Student must be between the ages of 17-22; Student must be able to
                                                                manage medication independently; Student must be able to navigate
                                                                basic hygiene and self-care independently; Student must be able to
                                                                function successfully with a 3 to 1 staff to student ratio; Student must
                                                                provide diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disability

                                                                Camp dates are June 11-14, 2018
                                                                There is an application deadline! Call early for more information!
                                                                For more information contact Andrew Johnson Kliethermes at
                                                                (314)516-5901

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What Will You Be Doing?
Sunnyhill Adventures
                OVERNIGHT CAMPS                               6555 Sunlit Way, P.O. Box 246, Dittmer, MO 63023
    Camp Wartburg                                             (636) 274-9044 or www.sunnyhillinc.org
    (618) 939-7715 www.campwartburg.com                       The Sunnyhill experience long outlasts the week-long camp,
    Camp Wartburg is a Christian camp located within an       available to children (8+) and adults with developmental
                                                              disabilities. Campers establish new friendships, challenge them-
    hour of the St. Louis metropolitan area, nestled in the   selves and learn new skills to encourage independence. Our
    rolling hills of Southern Illinois, near Waterloo.        recreational programs offer campers the opportunity to experience
    With 123 acres of woods, fields, water, and trails,       the outdoors through float trips, high adventure through our 50 ft.
    Camp Wartburg seems far away to campers, but              Alpine Tower, Climbing Wall and Zip Line across the lake. In
    comfortably close to parents. Our summer program          addition to swimming at the pool and taking a paddle boat ride on
    offerings include camps for youth. We offer               the lake, campers can participate in float trips and other shared
    abbreviated weeks for younger campers who are not         experiences. Our multipurpose building allows campers a large,
    quite ready to be away from home for a full week,         indoor space to utilize during inclement weather. Whether they
    and trip camps for high school campers who cannot         attend for a week or choose to come more often, campers will
    wait to get away! Our days are jam packed with            surely have the time of their life!
    on-site activities like archery, canoeing, disc golf,
                                                              2018 Adult Programs (ages 18 and up)
    high ropes, swimming, and more. Off-site activities
                                                              Sunnyhill’s adult program provides a quality weeklong,
    are program specific and range from paintball, laser
                                                              themed camping experience to adults with developmental
    tag, and go-karting to horseback riding and river
                                                              disabilities. Families may choose from a counselor-to-
    canoeing. Evenings include a camp-wide night game,
                                                              camper ratio of 1:1 or 1:5. All adult programs offer all of
    such as Capture the Flag, and campfire devotions.
                                                              Sunnyhill’s camp activities plus dances, hayrides and cook-
    College-aged counselors are sure to make your
                                                              outs. Session Fee: $750. for 1:5 ratio; $925. for a 1:1 ratio
    camper’s experience exciting and unique. Camp
    programs run Sunday-Friday, end of May-August             Adult Camp 2018 Dates:
    2018. Camp fees range from $200.-$750. depending          ISLA Adventure Camp                 June 3-8
    on the program. For more information or to register,      Olympic Week                        June 10-15
    visit our website at www.CampWartburg.com.                Adult Arts Festival                 June 17-22
                                                              Adventure Camp (Transportation)     June 24-29
    Camp Wartburg presents “Shepherding Sheep                 Adult Every Day is a Holiday        July 1-6
    Servant Event Camp”                                       Adult Adventure Camp                July 8-13
    The Shepherding Sheep Servant Event Program at            Olympic Week (Transportation)       July 15-20
    Camp Wartburg is a great experience designed to get       Adult Every Day is a Holiday        July 22-27
    camper with disabilities outdoors and in an environ-      Arts Festival (Transportation)      July 29-August 3
    ment of interaction with other individuals. Camp
    Wartburg’s camper to counselor ratio is one-to-two
    staff/volunteers per camper.                              Youth Adventure Camp (Ages 8-17) Our week-long camp
                                                              is packed with excitement from the top of the Alpine Tower
    Camp Wartburg is a wonderful experience that              to the heart of an outdoor cave. All campers have the
    enables the campers to be themselves, enjoy the           opportunity to explore the camp countryside, and to
    outdoors, and participate in fun activities. There is     challenge their inner strength, taking away new-found skills
    focused attention on the camper, which makes them         and friendships.
    feel special for the time they are at camp. Session I     We provide tradition camp activities such as archery, arts
    is Sunday-Wednesday and Session II is Wednesday-          and crafts, swimming, nature study, hiking, sports, fishing,
    Saturday of Memorial Day Week, annually.                  games, hayrides and evening programs.
                                                              We also include off-site activities such as river floats, caving,
    How do I apply? Go to www.CampWartburg.com                orienteering, and nature exploration. Sunnyhill can accom-
    Click the “Online Registration” bubble at the top of      modate children of all abilities. We provide a 1:1 or 1:5
    the page. Create a profile with yourself (parent/         counselor-to-camper ratio. Session Fee:
    guardian/house rep) as the head and applicant(s) as
                                                              $750. for a 1:5 ratio; $925. for a 1:1 ratio.
    the camper(s). Select “Shepherding Sheep
    Application” and follow the step-by-step instructions     Youth Camp 2018 Dates:
    that follow.                                              Olympic Week                        June 10-15
    Campers must be able to 1) feed themselves (with          Adventure Camp (Transportation)     June 24-29
                                                              Olympic Week (Transportation)       July 15-20
    assistance needed for food prep at a minimum); 2)         Arts Festival (Transportation)      July 29-August 3
    Bathe themselves with minimal assistance; 3) Spend
    the night in a cabin with other campers and staff;
    4) Get around independently; however, camp can            Youth Day Camp (Ages 8-13) This program is geared
    accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, and other               towards those individuals who are interested in camp but not
    assistive devices; 5) Get along well with others; and     quite ready for an overnight stay. Campers will participate in
    6) Take their medications with minimal assistance.        outdoor adventures as well as traditional camp activities.
    Crushing of meds is provided if needed.                   Call for dates and costs!
    Camp Wartburg is a ministry of Lutheran Child &
    Family Services of Illinois.
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What Will You Be Doing?
OVERNIGHT RESIDENTIAL CAMPS
Camp MoVal                                                         Camp Encourage
2659 Camp MoVal Rd., Union, MO 63084                               4025 Central St., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (636) 583-2730 www.campmoval.org                            (816) 830-7171 Contact: Kelly Lee
                                                                   www.campencourage.org
Camp MoVal, nestled amid r olling hills a few miles west of        Our mission is to encourage social growth,
Union, Mo., is a Camp and Retreat Center operated by the           independence, and self-esteem in youth with autism
Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of              spectrum disorders through a quality, overnight
Christ. As an outdoor ministries and worship experience, we
provide a safe, sacred space where all guests feel welcome.
                                                                   camp experience located in the greater Kansas City
                                                                   area. Ages: 8-18 years old
                                                                   Application Deadline is February 22, 2018.
Camp MoVal is located on 280 acr es that includes beautiful
forest, native prairie, streams and a lake. Facilities include a
dining and meeting hall, four lakeside cabins, two retreat         Camp Encourage Summer 2018 Camp Dates:
lodges, two rustic camping villages, high and low ropes            June 19-23 and July 20-24
courses, a boat and fishing dock, game and archery fields,         Each Summer Camp Session: $1,200.
hiking trails, and more..                                          Scholarships are available.
Adults with Disabilities Camp 2018 Dates:                          The cost includes quality planning, specialized
Adventures in Community 1              May 28-June 2               materials and supports, meals, comfortable
Adventures in Community II             July 30-August 4            cabins, and tailored activities.

     American Camping Association Accredited                       Camp Courage Missouri
                                                                   11012 N. McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64155
Camp Little Giant—SIU-Carbondale                                   (816) 294-3929 www.campcouragemo.org
Touch of Nature Environmental Center                               Contact: Ashley Fields
1206 Touch of Nature Road, Makanda, IL 62958
(618) 453-1121 or www.ton.siu.edu                                  Camp Courage is a 4-day/3-night, all-inclusive
Contact: Vicki Lang-Mendenhall                                     summer camping program for adults, ages 21 and
The wooded setting, lake front and accessible environ-             over, with special needs, including Down
ment allows us to combine the best of traditional camp             Syndrome, birth defects, cognitive delays and high
programming with specially selected and adapted                    functioning Autism. This program is held each
activities to meet the needs of our campers. Camp Little           June, in Stewartsville, Missouri.
Giant provides 24-hour supervision, including a nurse on           Campers enjoy typical camping activities such as
site to handle all medical management and medication               fishing, hay wagon rides, crafts and music; as well
intake. We offer one-on-one assistance for our campers             as Bingo, dance parties and an evening of
requiring the extra support. Our typical ratio is one staff        carnival game fun! This program is ideal for
member to no more than four campers.                               individuals who enjoy outdoor activities and are
2018 Camp Session Dates                                            comfortable being away from their home
Camp Olympia is for adults, ages 21 and up, with high              environment.
care needs, low mobility or using a wheelchair                     Each summer, approximately 50 campers attend this
Camp Olympia I—June 10-15
                                                                   program. Campers must be ambulatory and able to
Camp Olympia II—June 10-22                                         tolerate outdoor activities. Wheelchairs, walkers
                                                                   and/or canes are not approved, as we stay on a semi-
Camp Traditions is for adults, ages 21 and up, with                primitive campground area, with minimal sidewalks
physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities                 and smooth surfaces. Campers share their space and
Camp Traditions II - June 19-29                                    should enjoy being with other people throughout the
Camp Traditions III - June 24-29                                   day. Moreover, they should be cooperative, free
Camp Traditions IV - July 8-13
                                                                   from aggression and in good health. Campers should
                                                                   be able to understand they are going to camp and
Camp Shawnee is for youth ages 8-21 with physical,                 look forward to participating. In addition to the
cognitive or developmental disabilities                            campers, we host a team of over 40 volunteers who
Camp Shawnee I—July 15-20                                          come to assist with campers and activities. A staff
Camp Shawnee II—July 15-27                                         of nurses is on the campgrounds at all times.
Camp Shawnee III—July 22-27                                        2018 Camping Session: June 21 - 24, 2018
                                                                   Camping fee: $200.
Dyna Camp is for youth ages 8-18 with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit
disorder (ADD)                                                     Looking for a summer
Dyna Camp - July 29-August 4                                       camp? Search over 2,400
                                                                   ACA-Accredited camps
                                                                   at www.acacamps.org
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What Will You Be Doing?
OVERNIGHT RESIDENTIAL CAMPS
    CHAMP Camp, Inc.
    (317) 679-1860 or www.champcamp.org                      BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION
                                                             Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
    CHAMP Camp 2018 dates are set for June 17-21 at          Contact: Alyssa Weissman
    Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN, and applications     (314) 426-4024 or 1-(800) 444-6443 www.biamo.org
    are now available at www.champcamp.org.
    Applications are due March 1st!                          The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Donald
                                                             Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a week-long organized
    CHAMP Camp provides a week-long, summer camp             outdoor experience, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer,
    experience for children and adolescents with             Missouri for persons with a brain injury.
    tracheostomies and those who require technological
    respiratory assistance. Our campers enjoy and fully      The need for such a camp was determined several years ago
    participate in outdoor summer camp activities            through discussions with families coping with changes in
    including zip lining, swimming, canoeing and             their lives following a brain injury of a loved one. For
    climbing that encourage independence, confidence,        survivors, this camp can help rebuild their self-confidence,
    and self-esteem to create memories that last a           learn how to overcome new obstacles and create new
    lifetime.                                                friendships for themselves. For caregivers, this camp offers a
          American Camp Association Accredited               week of respite from daily responsibilities and care for their
                                                             loved one.
    Timber Pointe Outdoor Center
    Hudson, Illinois                                         The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is
    (309) 365-8021 http://www.easterseals.com/ci             dedicated to assisting survivors. Activities such as swimming,
                                                             boating, fishing, arts & crafts, sports, games, zip- lining, rock
    Owned and operated by Easterseals Central Illinois,      climbing and paddle boating are adapted to survivors’
    accredited by the American Camp Association, and         abilities. Participation in camp offers individuals with brain
    located on the shoreline of Lake Bloomington,            injuries opportunities for fun, time with others with brain
    Timber Pointe Outdoor Center is the premier              injury and relaxation.
    resource in the state of Illinois for providing
    specialized outdoor recreational, experiential and       Please join us for the Donald Danforth, Jr. Wilderness Camp
    family programs for individuals with disabilities and    from May 27—June 1, 2018 Fee: $550.00 Ages: 18+.
    illnesses in a fun, safe and accessible environment.     Scholarships available, if needed. For more information,
    Week long residential programs for campers with          please contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at
    and without disabilities offer participants a broad      1-800-444-6443.
    range of fun-filled recreational activities, outdoor
    experiential learning, great meals, and attentive care
    and supervision. Traditional camp activities include
    canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, zip-line,
    horseback riding, barn yard visits, fishing, dance
    night, pontoon boat rides, campfires, night hikes,
    woodworking, and more!
                                                                Camp Roehr for Individuals with Epilepsy
    Registration for summer camp is now open at Timber          The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois
    Pointe Outdoor Center! Timber Pointe offers fully           hosts an annual week long residential camp each year.
    accessible camp to children with and without                Camp ROEHR gives children and teens with epilepsy a
    disabilities. Register for all residential day camps!       variety of opportunities to focus on their strengths.
    Find a program that is right for you. Call
    309-365-8021 for more information or go to                  With a staff of caring, qualified counselors and medical
    www.easterseals.com/ci for 2018 camp dates.                 support personnel, the children are able to make new
          American Camp Association Accredited                  friends and have a great time in a safe, supportive
                                                                environment.
    Joni and Friends Missouri Family Retreat
    Come receive encouragement are care in a safe and           Join us for an exciting, fun-filled camping experience
    fun family setting with other families who understand       without another moment lost to seizures. Camp Dates for
    the demands of disability. Short Term Missionaries          Camp Roehr are June 10-16, 2018.
    (STMs) volunteer and serve families with Christ’s
    love, genuine support, and friendship. Limited to 20        For More Information Contact Gary Miller at
    families. Registration begins January 11, 2018              (618) 236-2181, extension 111 or go to
    Family Retreat dates: July 27-30, 2018 at the YMCA          www.efgreatersil.org
    Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri. To register your
    family, contact Judy Redlich at (314)773-5664.
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What Will You Be Doing?
The Missouri Department of Conservation str ives to make
                                                          our state’s outdoor resources available to all residents.
    Sunnyhill Adventures                                  Conservation Areas in the St. Louis Region offer a variety of
    P.O. Box 246, Dittmer, MO 63023                       amenities to facilitate accessibility.
    (636) 274-9044 www.sunnyhillinc.org
                                                          For more information about MDC programs and facilities in the
    On the Road Adventures                                St. Louis Region, check out our website at
    Let’s pack up for a great American road trip!         www.mdc.mo.gov/areas/stlouis/ or call (636) 441-4554.
    Sunnyhill’s On the Road Adventures weekend
    travel program provides adults with                   Many Parks & Recreation Departments offer outdoor/adventure,
    developmental disabilities the unique opportunity     and senior travel programs! Refer to page 13 for more
    to take roads trips to locations such as: Chicago,    information on how to contact a Parks & Recreation
    Branson, Nashville, Louisville, Memphis,              Department close to your home!
    Indianapolis, Kansas City and the Lake of the
    Ozarks. Sightseeing, shopping and even catching       National Great Rivers Museum, located in Alton, Illinois,
    a show are just a few of the activities that are on   offers many year-round programs along the great Mississippi
    the agenda. Get in gear, check out our travel         River. For more information, call (618) 462-6979.
    guide and register with Sunnyhill today!
    Sunnyhill On the Road Adventures is a program         Specialized Travel Programs . . .
    that gives adults, 18 years and older, the
    opportunity to take short road trips with the         Sundial Travel This pr ogr am specializes in fully escor ted
    support of our Sunnyhill Adventure staff. Call        tours for persons with disabilities. Call (800) 547-9198
    for more information on staff to participant
    ratios!                                               New Directions A tr avel pr ogr am for individuals with
    Summer 2018 On the Road Adventures:                   disabilities. Call (805) 967-2841
    May 4-6      Chicago
    May 18-20    Lake of the Ozarks                       Wilderness Inquiry – meeting new friends, exploring
    June 1-3     Kansas City                              wilderness areas, and participating in exciting outdoor
    June 22-24   Memphis                                  activities is what WI is all about. Call (800) 728-0719
    July 6-8     Lake of the Ozarks
    July 13-15   Chicago                                  Trips, Inc. Special Adventur es – provides travel outings for
    July 20-22   Indianapolis                             people with developmental disabilities. (800) 686-1013
    August 10-12 Branson
    August 17-19 Eureka Springs                           Sprout A tr avel pr ogr am for individuals with developmental
    August 24-26 Memphis                                  disabilities. (888) 222-9575 or www.gosprout.org

    All trips are $750. and include transportation,       The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH)
    accommodations, meals and entertainment.              founded in 1976, is an educational non-profit membership
    Souvenirs, sodas and between meals snacks and         organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs
    beverages are not included.                           of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal
    Call now or go to www.sunnyhillinc.org for            barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the
    more information on the On the Road                   United States and abroad. Members include travel
    Adventures offer ed thr oughout the year !            professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals
                                                          and corporations who support our mission.
    St. Louis Arc “Arc Escapes”                           For information about travel opportunities catered to
    A weekend getaway adventure program for               individuals with disabilities, visit Environmental Traveling
    adults ages 18 & older. Individual trips are          Companions or the Society for Accessible Travel and
    planned throughout the ear to give participants       Hospitality at www.sath.org or call (212) 447-7284.
    the opportunity to travel and explore various         To learn more about Environmental Traveling Companions,
    locations throughout the Midwest. If you have         contact us at (212) 447-7284.
    questions or would like more information call
    Clinton Hall at (314) 817-2293.                       Making Wilderness Accessible at the Sierra Club
                                                          Though we are not equipped to accommodate all manner of
                                                          disabilities, it is our goal to make our trips as accessible as
                                                          possible. Many leaders will make reasonable accommodations
                                                          for individuals with physical challenges, so please call us.
                                                          (415) 977-5528.
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What Will You Be Doing?
Giant Steps of St. Louis
     7281 Sarah St., Maplewood, MO 63143
     (314) 932-1051 www.giantstepsstl.org/camp/
     Giant Steps is a nonprofit organization that offers a
     therapeutic school and a specialized summer camp for           Abra-Kid-Abra
     children and teens with autism spectrum disorders. The         803 Lafayette Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119
     programs serve students from the surrounding St. Louis         (314) 961-6912 Contact: Dan Davis
     and Illinois region.                                           Abra-Kid-Abra offers a variety of fun day camps
                                                                    around the region. They each offer magic, circus,
     Giant Steps provides a specialized summer camp and is          balloons and more of the sillier of the performing
     offered for six weeks each summer. The program combines        arts. Most of our camps are 1 week long. Some
     small-group, language-based activities that include daily      are full day, typically 9 am-3 pm. Others are half
     community outings. Each camper is paired one-to-one with       day, 9 am-noon, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, etc. All are
     a counselor.                                                   open to children, typically ages 6-12, regardless
                                                                    of special needs. Session dates vary throughout
                                                                    the summer as well as session fees. This is an
                                                                    inclusive day camp. Staff to participant ratio
                                                                    varys but does not exceed 1:15. Call now for
                                                                    2018 information!
                                                                    UCP Heartland
                                                                    8645 Old Bonhomme Road, St. Louis MO 63132
                                                                    (618) 593-2286 or (314) 994-1600
                                                                    Contact: Fiona Plunk www.ucpheartland.org
                                                                    UCP Heartland’s Summer Day Camp is located
                                                                    in Kirkwood, for individuals aged 10-20 (if still
     Jewish Community Center’s J Day Camps                          enrolled in school). Campers enjoy fun activities
     2018 is the summer of MORE! More ARTS. More                    including sports, arts & crafts, social and life skills
     TECH. More FUN! Plus swimming, lunch, field trips              activities, cooking and games. Meet and socialize
     and … MORE! We’ve even added a location – STEAM                with new friends. Experience exciting, new things.
     (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math)                   Explore the community. A place to feel
     Academies at and in partnership with Saul Mirowitz             welcomed. Weekdays June 4- July 27, 2018
     Jewish Community School. We have a camp for every              8a.m.—5:30 p.m. After summer school services
     kid, and every kid is welcome at the J.                        available. $200 per week or $175 per week for
     2018 Camp Dates: May 29-August 10.                             those attending summer school. St. Louis County
     The J has provided Day Camp experiences that promote           YMCA of Greater St. Louis’ DAY CAMPS
     happiness, growth and friendships for four generations         YMCA of Greater St. Louis offers day camps for
     of campers. We offer a variety of weekly camps for             young people to explore personal interests, build
     children ages 3-15, including traditional, sports, arts,       self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover
     gymnastics, STEM, pre-school, teen, leadership                 the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors,
     development and more. All of our activities help               and make lasting friendships and memories.
     campers develop self-esteem, confidence, leadership and        Give your kids the opportunity to learn, grow and
     friendships.                                                   thrive at one of the many YMCA branches close
     The J Day Camps welcome diversity!                             to your home. Camp at the Y is designed for
     Campers of all backgrounds are welcomed regardless of          preschool through teens and has something for all
     race, faith or national origin. We strive to instill a sense   interests. Visit your local Y branch site for
     of community and connection to Jewish culture, values          specifics on summer day camps.
     and history. Jewish values are integrated into our             If you would like to discuss how supports can be
     programs and activities in a manner which appeals to all       provided for children with disabilities, call the
     people. The J invites and welcomes ALL persons,                YMCA Inclusion Services Department at
     including those with disabilities, to participate in camp      (314) 678-0162 or go to www.ymcastlouis.org
     and other programs. Contact Sara Carpenter, Inclusion
     Coordinator, 314-442-3295, for more information about          MO-FEAT iCan Bike Camp
     our inclusion program.                                         June 18—22, 2018 at the South
                                                                    Technical High School at 12721
     Down Syndrome Association’s                                    West Watson Road, St. Louis,
     Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp—June 4-8, 2018                    MO 63127 For information or to
     For more information contact Melissa Harwood,                  register email Katie at
     DSAGSL Intern at intern@dsagsl.org or call                     info@mofeat.org or call
     (314) 961-2504                                                 804-839-0866.
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TASK (Team Activities for Special Kids)
                                                                                    980 Horan Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
                                                                                    (636) 343-TASK (8275) Deb Fruend
     LifeBridge Partnership                                                         www.tasksports.org
     1187 Corporate Lake Dr., Ste.100, St. Louis, MO 63132
     (314) 989-1188 Heather Ward                                                    TASK is a nonprofit 501(c)3, year-round
      www.lifebridgestl.org                                                         instructional sports program that provides athletic
                                                                                    and social opportunities to kids with special needs.
     Join LifeBridge for our one week day camp filled with fun, new                 The purpose of the program is to help build
     friends, field trips, sports, art and music, and much more.                    self-esteem and skills in children with
     Ages 6-21.                                                                     special needs. In addition to their year-round
                                                                                    sports programming, TASK offers day camps for
     Camp Dates:                                                                    individuals with disabilities, ages 3-adulthood.
     May 29-June 1, 2018                                                            TASK Summer Adventure Program I
     (St. Louis City and St. Louis County Residents)                                June 4-8, 2018, M-F Hours: 9 am-4 pm
                                                                                    Cost: $125. Ages: 17+ Location: TASK, 980 Horan Dr.,
     July 30-August 3, 2018                                                         Fenton, MO 63026 Description: Participants will
     (St. Charles County Residents)                                                 participate in a variety activities each day including
                                                                                    sports, (basketball, ice skating, volleyball) cooking,
                                                                                    arts & crafts and fitness activities.
     Application Deadline: Registr ation opens Apr il 2 and closes
     April 21, 2018.                                                                TASK Summer Adventure II
                                                                                    June 25-29, 2018 , M-F Hours: 9 am-4 pm
                                                                                    Cost: $125. Ages: 5-16 Location: TASK, 980 Horan
                                                                                    Dr., Fenton, MO 63026 Description: Participants will
                                                                                    participate in variety activities each day including drama,
     TREE House of Greater St. Louis                                                cooking, sports, arts and crafts
     332 Stable Lane, Wentzville, MO 63385
     (636) 332-4940, ext. 220 Holly Franer, OTR/L                                   TASK After Hours Camp
     www.thstl.org                                                                  July 24-27, 2018 Hours: 9 am-2 pm Cost: $75.
     2018 SUMMER HORSE CAMPS                                                        Ages: 19+ Location: CBC High School, 1850 De La
      TREE House of Greater St. Louis is happy to offer various summer              Salle Dr., 63141 Description: Campers will participate
     camp opportunities for children of all abilities ages 5 through 17. Since      in socialization and a variety activities each day including
     our most popular camp, Camp Champ has licensed Occupational                    cooking, recreational and fitness activities.
     Therapists as part of the staff; we are able to accommodate all abilities in
     our camps. This means that all of our camps are open to children with          TASK CBC Camp
     and without disabilities. Spaces are limited as we provide a low staff to      July 9-13, 2018 Hours: 9 am-2 pm Cost: $125.
     camper ratio so hurry and reserve your spot today! We are always               All ages! Location: CBC High School, 1850 De La Salle
     looking for fun new ways to engage your children, not only with the            Dr., 63141 Description: Campers will participate in a
     horses, but also by utilizing our full 88 acres!                               variety activities each day including drama, dance,
     There is a deposit required for all camps. The deposit for the full day        science, sports and art.
     Camp Champ and the Beginner Camp, is $100, and the half-day Camp
     Champ is $50. The deposit is applied to the overall cost of the camp.          TASK Camp
     For more information, call 636-332-4940.                                       July 16-20, 2018 Hours: 8:30 am-2 pm Ages: 5-18
                                                                                    Cost: $150       Location: TASK, 980 Horan Dr., Fenton,
     Camp Champ, All abilities. Cost $475 full day, $325 half day. The              MO 63026 Description: Campers will participate in
     typical staff to camper ratio is 1: 2-3, however, if your child requires       variety activities each day including drama, cooking,
     more 1:1 attention please give us a call. Incorporates traditional camp        sports, arts and crafts and swimming.
     activities of hiking and exploring, crafts, with horsemanship skills.
     Approximately 50% of the campers’ time will be with the horses                 To Register: visit taskspor tsshop.or g; Registr ation
     learning how to groom, lead, tack, and ride the horses. The campers will       opens March 1; participants MUST have a current 2018
     receive up to 5 riding lessons in the full day camp, and at least 3 in the     TASK Application on file and participated in an activity
     half-day camp! No prior horse experience or exposure is required for this      prior to joining us for a week long camp, no exceptions.
     camp.                                                                          Check our website for updated locations, dates, times,
     The Beginner Horse Camp, Ages 8-15. Cost is $450. The typical staff to         costs and activities.
     camper ratio is 1:4. This camp is for those who have prior horse
     experience and are able to be on the horse and steer their horse
     independently at the walk. There will be up to 7 horseback riding lessons
     throughout their week of camp, but they will also learn more
     horsemanship skills including leading, grooming, tacking, and even
     some basic first aid for their horses.
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The Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy
Sports & Rehab Center
(314) 454-2642

Camp Independence For Young People with
Cerebral Palsy
Our program will provide campers the opportunity to
experience sports in a whole new dimension. Our
goals are to offer a wide variety of sports options to
keep individuals with CP active for life and to help
them embrace the concept that health and physical
fitness are possible and necessary in order to
maximize INDEPENDENCE.
Days:       Monday through Friday
2018 Dates: June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29
            July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27
Where:        Webster Groves Recreational Center
              33 E. Glendale, Webster Groves, MO
Time:         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: Between the ages of 7-18 years,
functioning at a first grade level or higher and able
to follow directions. Campers must also be able to
sit independently or with minimal support and have
reasonable use of at least one arm.
Call: (314) 454-2642 for more information or to
register.




St. Louis Variety 2018 Camp
11840 Westline Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 720-7709     www.varietystl.org

Variety Adventure Camp— ACT FAST!
Specially trained counselors and medical                 Play Differently—Come Play with a Purpose!
professionals are on-site each day, as Variety places    Our Sensory and motor rooms provide parents a respite
great emphasis on safety, proper equipment fit, and      as their children play in a safe, therapeutic environment.
expert instruction, all adjusted for each camper's
ability level.                                           REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT
                                                         http://www.gateway61.org/special-needs-ministry.php
2018 Camp Session Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15;
June 18-22; July 9-13; and July 16-20.                   Sunday Mornings 10:00—11:45 a.m.
9 am-3 pm each day.                                      Children ages 4-17

Teen Camp                                                1st and 3rd Fridays of Each Month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Dates: July 23-27, 2018                                  Children ages 4-12
Campers ages 15-20 will enjoy socializing with their
peer counselors at this camp.                            2nd Saturday of Each Month, 10:00—Noon
The goal of the new Teen Camp is for older teens to      Children ages 4-12
foster appropriate peer relationships while having a
blast!                                                   For more information contact terrie@livediff.org or
                                                         call (314)409-6534

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INCLUSION IN PARKS & RECREATION
                                                                         in St. Louis County

                                                                         St. Louis County Municipal Parks &
                                                                         Recreation Departments
                                                                         Check Out Your Community Resources!
                                                                         The following parks and recreation departments
     If you live in St. Charles County . . . check out your              invite people of all ages and abilities to participate in
     community resources at your local Parks and                         the numerous programs and special events they plan.
     Recreation Departments! Give them a call for a variety              Try day camp, t-ball, dance lessons, soccer, martial
     of summer programs and opportunities!                               arts, an exercise class, a craft class, drawing class,
     St. Charles Parks & Recreation            (636) 949-3372            swim lessons, or any of the numerous programs for
     St. Peters Rec-Plex                       (636) 939-2386            tots to senior citizens. For more information or to
     St. Peters Community & Arts               (636) 397-6903            obtain a brochure please call the departments you are
     O’Fallon Renaud Spirit Center             (636) 474-2732            interested in attending.
     St. Charles Co. Parks & Recreation       (636) 949-7535
                                                                         Municipal Partners for Inclusive Recreation
                                                                         1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, Missouri 63131
                                                                         (314) 835-6157 Contact: Terri Johnson
     INCLUSION IN PARKS & RECREATION
     in St. Charles County                                               Relay Mo 1-800-735-2966 TDD
     Through funding from the Developmental Disabilities
     Resource Board of St. Charles County, three Municipal               Ballwin            (636) 227-8950
     Parks & Recreation Departments (St. Charles, St. Peters and         Brentwood          (314) 963-8689
     O’Fallon) hired an Inclusion Coordinator, to assist their staff     Des Peres          (314) 835-6150
                                                                         Manchester         (636) 391-6326
     in providing full access to individuals with developmental
                                                                         Crestwood          (314) 729-4860
     disabilities in their existing programs. These parks &
     recreation departments offer a variety of year-round                Ellisville         (636) 227-7508
     activities for individuals of all abilities and ages. For details   Kirkwood           (314) 822-5855
     about Day Camps or other Summer Programs call the                   Sunset Hills       (314) 842-7265
     departments (above) or find details through their individual
                                                                         North County Region Recreation
     websites: www.ofallon.mo.us, www.stpetersmo.net
     www.stcharlesparks.com                                              8969 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, Missouri 63042
                                                                         Call the Inclusion Facilitator at (314) 839-5575
     For questions regarding the participation and
     personalized modifications for a participant with a disability      Bellefontaine (314) 867-0700
     contact: Brita Weight at (314) 359-9970. Funding is                 Ferguson      (314) 521-4661
     available for personal care for children with developmental         St. Ann       (314) 429-4545
     disabilities who need support for toileting, dressing, and          Bridgeton     (314) 739-5599
     feeding while attending day camps. Funding for this                 Hazelwood     (314) 839-5575
     program by Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of             Florissant    (314) 839-7670
     St. Charles County.
                                                                         Mid County Parks & Recreation
                                                                         (314) 290-8507 Contact: Malory Smysor
     St. Louis County Dept. of Parks & Recreation
     41 S. Central, Clayton, Missouri 63105
                                                                         Richmond Heights            (314) 645-1476
     (314) 615-4FUN or www.stlouisco.com
                                                                         Maryland Heights            (314) 738-2599
     St. Louis County Parks offers all kinds of activities for
                                                                         Clayton                     (314) 290-8500
     people of all ages and abilities. Call for information on a
                                                                         Webster Groves              (314) 963-5600
     variety of summer programs offered throughout the County
                                                                         University City             (314) 505-8626
     (including day camps)!                                              Mid County Inclusion Partnership provides services at
                                                                         local parks and recreation departments. Inclusion helps to
     City of St. Louis Recreation Division                               enhance the quality of life for individuals with and without
     5600 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110                              disabilities through recreational opportunities that include
     (314) 289-5320                                                      everyone regardless of their limitations. Inclusion
     Summer and day camp programs, and learn to swim                     programs help to foster friendships and create a sense of
     programs will be offered at various sites throughout                community.
     St. Louis City. Call NOW for 2018 information!                      Funded in part by Productive Living Board for St. Louis County
                                                                         Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
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ShowMe Aquatics & Fitness
     2085 Bluestone Drive, #202, St. Charles, MO 63303           Team Central Gymnastic Academy
     (636) 896-0999 www.showmeaquatics.org                       Cardinal Power Kids Gymnastics
     SHOWME AQUATICS & FITNESS offers aquatic                    2675 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
     occupational therapy, water exercises, adaptive             (314) 291-0101
     swimming lessons in individual or group water               Cardinal Power Kids, boys and girls 4 years old—teens
     programs. Each participant is individually evaluated at     with developmental delays and physical challenges.
     the beginning of the program and a personalized water
     exercise program is designed with progress toward           This is a unique modified movement and gymnastics
     functional based goals. Physical endurance, motor           program. Our trained staff create a fun, safe and
     planning and coordination and functional based goals        educational environment. Our program develops
     are reassessed based on progress every ten weeks.           flexibility, coordination, strength and self-confidence.
                                                                 Please call the gym at 314-291-0101 or go to
     Super Swimmers Academy                                      www.teamcentral.org for more information and questions
     (314) 989-0901 Sarah Marx                                   you might have.
     www.superswimmersacademy.com
     Super Swimmers Academy is a year
     round learn-to-swim program,                                Little Gym of St. Charles
     established in 1980 by Sarah J.                             7347 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376,
     Marx. We work with children and                             (636) 970-1220 or www.littlegym/stcharlesmo.com
     adults with disabilities and will                           Our age-appropriate activities for kids in St. Peters are
     make modifications and adaptations to their skills as       designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill
     needed. Children who have a variety of special needs        development through movement, music, learning and
     have benefitted in taking lessons with Super Swimmers       laughter. Your child progresses at their own pace, having
     Academy. For information about lessons, schedule,           fun and building confidence as they develop new skills.
     fees and more, contact Miss Sarah at (314) 989-0901.        Explore the range of classes we offer at The Little Gym of
                                                                 St. Charles. Ages 3-12
      Little Fishes Swim School                                  Grade School Gymnastics: Your big kid will flip at the
     Two Locations:                                              chance to tackle new challenges at their own skill level in
     155 Hanley Industrial Ct., Brentwood, MO 63144 &            a super fun environment. Ages 6-12
     17359 Edison Ave, Chesterfield, MO 63005
     (314) 647-7946 Coach Ruthie
     www.littlefishesswimschool.com                              Community Living
     Little Fishes Swim School is a swim                         107 Sheriff Ct., O’Fallon, MO 63366
     instruction program for children 6                          Community Living Inc.’s Adult Recreation Services offers
     months through 6 years old.                                 pre-planned supported recreation opportunities for adults
     Personalized swim instruction and                           with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Adult
     summer programs are available in an environment             Recreation events include sports teams, crafts, book club,
     where your child will be comfortable and can thrive.        drama, cooking classes and more.
     Small classes are available year-round in warm indoor       To become a member, please contact Alyssa Renaud at
     pool.                                                       (636) 614-1326 or at Arenaud@communitylivingmo.org

     Jamestown New Horizons
     15350 Old Jamestown Rd., Florissant, MO 63034
     (314) 741-5816
     The Jamestown New Horizons 2018 June
     Horsemanship camps are all about allowing children to
     move! Experienced therapeutic riding instructors and
     well-trained volunteers help to ensure their safety.
     Each rider has a horse leader and a side-walker.
     They are taught to work as partners with their mounts
     and are instructed in all aspects of horsemanship to
     help them understand the nature of the horse. Through
     this understanding and caring, the students gain a sense
     of responsibility and develop self-confidence and
     courage. They get plenty of exercise as they go on
     their daily walkabouts surrounded by nature. They            Check Out What Your Local Library Has
     learn to work together with their classmates as they         To Offer This Summer! Programs and
     participate in horse and nature-related crafts and games.    classes for all ages! Story time, Book
     June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29. 8am-12
     noon. Application deadline is May 15, 2018. $250/wk          Bingo, Yoga & Meditation, Movies and
     In addition to the June camps, JNH provides a 12 week        Much More!!!
     session (June 5-Aug. 23) on Tues., Wed. & Thurs.
14   evenings. 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Challenger Baseball
402 N. Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 822-2518 or buck@challengerbaseball.org                      Missouri Special Olympics
Contact Buck Smith                                                 St. Louis Metro Area www.somo.org
                                                                   (314) 961-7755
The main goal of St. Louis Challenger Baseball is to make          At Special Olympics Missouri, our mission is to
friends. Our players make friends with other players who           provide year -round sports training and athletic
have disabilities, and they also make friends with their           competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for
“buddies.” (Buddies are kids and young adults who don’t            children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving
have a disability and are between the ages of 10 and 20            them continuing opportunities to develop physical
years old. These buddies are paired up with a player and           fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and
hang out and assist our players on the field. We always            participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship
need buddies, so if you know of a child or young adult             with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and
between the ages of 10 and 20 who would like to help,              the community. Ages 3 and Older (Individuals under
please have them go to www.challengerbaseball.org or               8 years old are eligible for Young Athletes Program)
just come out!
                                                                   KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
Challenger Baseball has teams for players from 5 years to          P.O. Box 411922, St. Louis, MO 63141
10 years, 11 years to 17 years, and 18 years and up.               (314) 259.5980 www.keenstlouis.org
Teams play other teams with similar skill levels. We don’t         Contact Kristen Kremer
count outs and we don’t count runs. Our teams wear full            KEEN offers opportunities for children and youth with
uniforms including pants, socks, jerseys and hats. All             disabilities to participate in fun sports, basketball,
players bat each inning and play the full game in the field.       music, and swim activities at no cost to families and
Any child, regardless of their disability, can play!               caregivers. At KEEN Sports, participants choose from a
We’re always looking for more players! Go to                       variety of activities in an open gym with trampolines,
www.challengerbaseball.org and register any time. If you           basketball, scooters, a large multi-colored parachute,
have any questions the best way to contact us is to email          and more. During KEEN Basketball, participants learn
buck@challengerbaseball.org                                        basketball skills and practice drills in a group setting.
                                                                   At KEEN Music and Singing, youth play musical
Spirit League                                                      instruments and learn simple songs as part of a large
Contact: Mike Hagan (314) 853-3293                                 group. KEEN Swim sessions offers youth fun
The Florissant Area Athletic Association's Spirit League           recreational swim activities, such as diving for swim
offers baseball and soccer programs for children whose             rings, hitting inflatable balls, or just relaxing in the
physical and/or intellectual disabilities prevent them from        water. Ages 6-21.
participating in standard league play. The program is
open to children and young adults ages 6-21. A buddy
system is employed for children that require assistance            TASK (Team Activities for Special Kids)
when playing.                                                      980 Horan Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
                                                                   (636) 343-TASK (8275) www.tasksports.org
Camp WeCanDu
DASA (Disabled Athlete Sports Association)
1236 Jungermann Rd., Ste. A, St. Peters, MO 63376
                                                                   Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK) is a nonprofit
www.dasasports.org (636) 477-0716                                  501(c)3, year-round instructional sports program that
Contact: Meghan Morgan                                             provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with
Camp WeCanDu brings children with physical disabilities,           special needs. The purpose of the program is to help
who are between the ages 6-18 and who are cognitively age          build self-esteem and skills in children with special
appropriate, together for an eventful week of activities.          needs. Each athlete receives a team t-shirt and trophy
Campers get opportunities to experience new athletic and           upon completion of the sport.
sensory opportunities each day. Activities include archery,
tennis, fencing, special field trips, and much more!               TASK began in the summer of 1996 with a tee ball
June 17-22, 2018.                                                  program involving 26 athletes with special physical
Cost is $350 prior to 5/4/18; then price increases to $400. Day    and/or mental needs. Since then we've evolved into a
Camp is available for $50/day. Register by 5/18/18. Scholarships   year-round sports program and currently offer a variety
are available on a limited basis.                                  of sports to over 1,918 participants yearly.
                                                                   We offer activities in team sports, individual sports,
SPENSA                                                             social clubs and like skills.
Special Needs Soccer Association is a St. Louis-based soccer
program for young people with disabilities. This program is
open to any boy or girl, teen or young adult, ages 5-21. It is
designed to bring the excitement and fun of soccer to players
who traditionally have not a place to play in the youth soccer
system. Games are typically held at the World Wide
Technology Park located at Highway 44 and I-270. The
Program is FREE to its participants. For more information go
to www.spensa.org or call (314) 894-1339

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