Last week, July 22 – 26, was our second week of Teen Adventure Camp for 2019. Thanks to added interest and support, this was the first year we were able to expand our Teen Camp program (designed for those ages 14 – 21) to two summer weeks.
This past week was also our last week of Summer Camp 2019, and while we are sad to see it end, we love looking back on all of the fun we had!
On Monday, we hung out at the Forest Park Visitor Center. We made crafts and snacks, played on the accessible playground and even took a trip over to the Missouri History Museum to learn new things.
Tuesday, we took a trip to Paraquad. While there, we had the chance to try out their fully accessible gym and exercise classes, learning how to stay healthy and strong while having fun! We also learned a bit about Bloom Café, which employs adults with disabilities, and saw what it’s like to work in a restaurant.
On Wednesday, we headed back to Forest Park Visitor Center, this time with new activities. Our friends at Washington University Sam Fox School of Design came out and helped us design our very own t-shirts. We used special markers to create our own designs, which were then transferred onto the shirts using heat. In addition, we had prospective Washington University students visit Adventure Camp to learn about what we do.
We spent all day Thursday at one of our favorite places, the St. Louis Science Center! Not only did we get to try new experiments, but we also got to explore the exhibits with our friends.
To wrap up the week, we spent Friday morning at Sports Fusion. While there, we played laser tag, mini golf and basketball, explored the playground and inflatable obstacle course, climbed the climbing wall and more. In the afternoon, we headed to Marcus Theatres to watch the new Lion King, ending the week, and the summer, on a high note.
Thank you to all who made Adventure Camp and Teen Adventure Camp possible this summer!