Adventure Camp

Variety Adventure Camp provides a fun outlet for children with disabilities or special needs in St. Louis.

To view more photos of past outings, visit our Flickr page

Are you ready for an adventure? To try new things and create special summer (and winter) 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. From climbing a rock wall to cooking a meal--from riding a horse to petting a snake--this camp rocks--for YOU!!

Open to children ages 4-16 with physical and intellectual disabilities, Variety Adventure Camp includes a two-day session in the winter and four week-long sessions in the summer - all free of charge! Teen Track is available for campers ages 13-16. Teen campers enjoy unique opportunities, such as cooking lessons, horseback riding and other age appropriate activities. Our teens enjoy spending time with their peers while experiencing new adventures!

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.

2014 Summer Adventure Camp Dates:

Open House: 2 to 4 p.m. June 8 at The HEIGHTS, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Daily Schedule: 9AM-3PM

Pre-care available at 7:30AM

Post-care available till 5:30PM (depending on location of camp)

Session 1: June 9-13

Monday June 9 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Tuesday June 10 St. Peters Rec Plex

5200 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

Wednesday June 11 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Thursday June 12 Forest Park Visitor's Center 5595 Grand Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112
Friday June 13 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Session 2: June 23-27

Monday June 23 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Tuesday June 24 St. Peters Rec Plex 5200 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Wednesday June 25 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Thursday June 26 Forest Park Visitor's Center 5595 Grand Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112
Friday June 27 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Session 3: July 7-11

Monday July 7 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Tuesday July 8 St. Peters Rec Plex 5200 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Wednesday July 9 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Thursday July 10 Drop Off: Catch 22 Miracle Field
Pick up: Chesterfield Galaxy
17925 North Outer Forty Rd Chesterfield, MO 63005
14 450 THF Boulevard Chesterfield, MO 63005
Friday July 11 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Session 4: July 21-25

Monday July 21 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Tuesday July 22 St. Peters Rec Plex 5200 Mexico Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Wednesday July 23 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Thursday July 24 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Friday July 25 The Heights Community Center 8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Summer Camp 2014 Applications:

Camper Application (All camper spots are filled for Summer 2014!)

New Staff Application (All staff positions filled for Summer 2014!)

New Volunteer Application (All volunteer positions filled for Summer 2014!)

 

Past Adventure Camp Destinations Include:

  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Catch 22 Miracle Field
  • Dennis & Judith Jones Variety Wonderland playground, Forest Park
  • L'Ecole Culinaire

Activities Include:

  • Karaoke
  • Cooking
  • Riding therapeutic bikes
  • Art
  • Ice skating
  • Soccer
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Basketball