Adventure Camp

 

Registration for Summer Adventure Camp and Teen Camp 2018 is NOW CLOSED. You may still register online here  or via U.S. mail, but all new registratants will be automatically placed on a waiting list. Need a paper registration form? Have questions? Contact Robin at 314-720-7717 or Robin@VarietySTL.org.

Doesn’t every kid deserve to go to camp? That’s how Variety feels. And so, for seven weeks in the summer, and three days during winter break, we give kids with special needs a very special experience.

Variety St. Louis’ Adventure Camp is open for children ages 4 – 20 with medically diagnosed physical and developmental disabilities. Campers participate in experiences they may not be able to have anywhere else alongside new friends and experienced, certified staff. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Locations vary day-to-day, but stay within the St. Louis area, and families will be given a schedule of these locations. As in previous years, campers will be limited to a choice of two weeks of camp so that we can serve the most campers possible!

Activities may include rock climbing, swimming, ice skating, playing tennis, various games (indoor and outdoor), arts and crafts, music time and so much more! We also take field trips to various St. Louis-area attractions. 

Madi was one of our campers this summer. And here’s the thing about Madi: she smiles all the time. So, whether the smiles at camp were just regular Madi smiles, or were actually conjured by the unique experience of camp, it’s kind of hard to say.

Or it was. Until we got this note from Madi’s mom:

I love when Madi goes to Variety camp & comes home with the "I Can" attitude. She got out of the tub all by herself for the first time tonight. Thank you for having such an amazing camp experience!

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Our dates for camp this year are: 

Adventure Camp Week One  June 4-8

                             Week Two   June 11-15

                             Week Three  June 18-22

Curtain Up! Camp June 25-29

Adventure Camp Week Four  July 9-13

                              Week Five  July 16-20

Teen Camp July 23-27

New this year is our updated registration process. The goal of the enhancement is to reduce family anxiety of a short registration window, while at the same time ensuring all families have an equal chance to register their child for summer camp. 

Registrations will be accepted during a weeklong window, from February 5-9, and can be submitted online or by U.S. mail. Registration forms will be mailed out to families at the beginning of February. Online registration will be available starting February 5 at 8 a.m. and will close on February 9 at midnight. Paper registrations must be post marked no later than midnight on February 9. More details, including the online link, will be available closer to registration.

Camp assignment will be determined by random selection from submitted camp applications. Applications received within the designated registration window will be processed in a randomly generated order. Those outside of the window will be processed as capacity allows.

Interested in joining our 2018 camp staff? More information, as well as applications for both volunteer and paid positions, can be found here