Register Now for Virtual Summer Camp 2021

 

St. Louis-area kids and teens (ages 4 – 20) with disabilities are invited to apply for this summer’s virtual Adventure Camp and Teen Camp program. If you live in one of the 30 Missouri and Illinois counties we serve, we hope you’ll join us for this free and super fun virtual Camp experience!

Campers will be split into age groups and will enjoy age-appropriate activities such as playing games, singing songs, making crafts and much more, all while spending time with friends old and new on our clickto.camp platform. All materials needed will be provided and caring and enthusiastic staff will be there to guide campers through all activities!

See the registration form below for this year’s Camp schedule – each Camper will be able to attend up to three weeks and you can select your preferred weeks and times. A morning and afternoon session are available each week. And, new this year, both Adventure Camp and Teen Camp will be offered every week, giving parents more choices to fit into busy schedules!

Registration is now closed for our June Camp weeks. This deadline has been extended for our July Camp weeks ONLY, and will now be open until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 23. Simply fill out the form below and select your preferred dates and session times! Please note that, just like with in-person Camp, attendance will be tracked. Failure to attend your session without advance notice may jeopardize your ability to apply for future Adventure and Teen Camp programs.

Click here (link to Adventure Camp page) to learn more about the Camp experience and email Senior Program Manager Robin Diehl with any questions.

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Camp Dates

Camper Information

Your answer will not affect the status of your application, and is not required. Variety uses this information when applying for grants and for reporting purposes.
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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.
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(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 2021 ADVENTURE AND TEEN CAMP, held virtually.

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, please feel free to send this in with your application. Please only send portions that you feel would relate to the camp experience.

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.