Register Now for Summer Camp 2022

Adventure Camp is available to children ages 4 – 16 and Teen Camp is open to teens ages 14 – 20. This year, both Camp experiences will be available each week of the summer. Campers will be split into groups based on age, and activities are geared towards each age group.

Summer Camp 2022 is currently being planned as an in-person Camp and we can’t wait to see everyone again! If necessary to keep our campers safe and healthy due to the pandemic, we will shift to a Virtual Camp program filled with awesome activities.

When you register for Camp, you will be given the opportunity to select your preferred week(s). After registration is complete on February 7, campers will be randomly assigned to weeks based on these preferences. This is not a first-come, first-serve registration process!

Summer Camp 2022 Schedule:
Week 1: June 6-10, 2022
Week 2: June 13-17, 2022
Week 3: June 20-24, 2022
Week 4: July 11-15, 2022
Week 5: July 18-22, 2022
Week 6: July 25-29, 2022

Complete the form below to register. See you this summer!

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Variety has every intention of holding Summmer Camp in person if conditions are safe to do so.

Variety will make the decision of in person or virtual on March 21 and you will be informed of the decision at that time.

Camper Information

Parent/Guardian Information

Additional Health Information

Enter any additional health related information that will assist camp staff in helping your child have a successful camp experience.
Select all that apply.
(i.e., peanuts, bee stings, latex)

Preferences

If you wish your child to be paired with a certain child we will try to accommodate your request. This is to enhance socialization. Both friends must choose one another.

General Information

Having a behavior plan in no way disqualifies any child from participation in Variety Camp. If your child does have a behavior plan, please fax or mail a copy to Variety. Feel free to provide details or alter procedures for camp setting. Please share this plan with your child’s counselor.

RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE – PHOTOS

I am the ward or guardian of above camper, (“the child”). I am responsible for the child and have authority to sign this release on behalf of the child. Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis (“Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis”), is sponsoring 2022 SUMMER ADVENTURE AND TEEN CAMP.

Either the child by him or herself, I by myself, or the child and I together wish to participate in the event. There is no charge to us for our participation.

I understand that unless I sign this release, including all its terms, on behalf of the child and me, the Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis will not allow the child or me to participate in the event.

In order to participate in the event, on behalf of the child and myself, I therefore release the officers, directors, agents, affiliates, sponsors, volunteers, successors, assigns and employees of Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis from all liability for injuries or damages resulting from activities connected with the event, to the extent those injuries or damages are result of negligent acts.

I further agree to hold the released parties harmless and to indemnify them against any claims brought against them by third parties due to my actions and/or the child’s actions.

On behalf of the child and myself, I thus hereby release the released parties from all claims for damages or injuries for negligent acts connected with the event. I exclude from the release grossly negligent acts, intentional acts, and acts done with malfeasance.

I understand this release is quite broad, but I nevertheless accept its terms.


I also hereby authorize the media and/or representatives of the Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis to take photographs and/or videos of the child and me, and to publish and/or air those photographs and/or videos for the purposes of publicity and/or other reasonable purposes.

Variety Camp Behavior Policy

The mission of Variety Camp is to provide a supportive environment where children with physical and developmental disabilities can improve their skills and self-esteem, leading to greater socialization and independence.

Variety wants your camper to have a successful camp experience. We feel that all campers, staff, and volunteers should feel safe and comfortable in our program.

Variety staff will contact you if your child is having a difficult time participating in activities appropriately. Specific follow-up plans will be put in place following a parent-staff discussion.

If the camper’s difficulties are not able to be successfully addressed, Variety Camp reserves the right to dismiss your child if he or she exhibits inappropriate behavior or is not having a successful recreational experience. Dismissal is done at the discretion of the Camp Manager.

If your child has an IEP, 504 Plan, or any other behavior plan in place during the school year which would be beneficial at camp, send this in with your application. Please only send portions that you feel would relate to the camp experience to robin@varietystl.org.

Variety is committed to making the camp experience the very best for your child and your assistance is key in this commitment.

At the conclusion of camp Variety will distribute a survey seeking feedback on your camper's experience. We will use this information to guide the development of future camps.

In addition to improving the experience for your child, this information is also critical in summarizing outcomes that are accomplished in camp. Grant applications and other funding opportunities that assist in bringing this camp to life often require outcome measurements.

It is therefore a requirement/expectation that each family will complete a camp survey upon receipt of the survey. Failure to complete the survey may impact future camp attendance.