Adventure Camp for Special Needs Children

Variety kid Emily at Variety Adventure Camp in St. Louis, a free program for special needs kids with disabilities.

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Are you ready for an adventure? To try new things and create special memories? Then join us at Adventure Camp, where all activities focus on your strengths and abilities. Develop social skills and camaraderie in a fun camp setting. 

Open to children ages 4-16 with physical and intellectual disabilities, Variety Adventure Camp includes four week-long sessions in the summer and a two-day session in the winter - all free of charge! 

Specially trained counselors and medical professionals are on-site each day, as Variety places great emphasis on safety, proper equipment fit, and expert instruction, all adjusted for each camper's ability level.

***Camp registration opens February 6, 9am***                                                                                                                                                          


Week 1: June 12-16

Week 2: June 19-23

Week 3: July 10-14

Week 4: July 17-21

9am-3pm each day. NOTE: There will be no before or after care this summer.


2017 Adventure Camp Destinations:

  • Dennis & Judith Jones Variety Wonderland Playground,
    Forest Park
  • St. Peters Rec Plex
  • Catch 22 Miracle Field
  • Chesterfield Aquatic Center
  • Sunset Hills Aquatic Center
  • And more to come!

Activities Include:

  • Karaoke/Music
  • Cooking
  • Riding therapeutic bikes
  • Art
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Tennis

New for Summer 2017: Teen Adventure Camp


July 24-28, 9am-Noon

Campers ages 15-20 will enjoy socializing with their peer counselors at this half-day, week-long camp. Teens will encounter a different St. Louis adventure each day. Possibile destinations: St. Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum, Upper Limits Climbing Gym, and more!

The goal of the new Teen Adventure Camp is for older teens to foster appropriate peer relationships while having a blast!