Champions Special Ministries provides programs and events to individuals with disabilities and are based all across the country. They present 3 and 5 day day camp options in the summer, have a night program called Night of Champions. They are a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation based in Overland Park, Kansas.
Camp Trellis is designed for individuals with Autism to help develop their social skills in a fun and safe environment. The camp curriculum enables children to increase their abilities related to peer interaction and use social learning opportunities while developing meaningful friendships.
Camp Hope takes place each June at Camp Aldrich near Claflin, Kansas. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Hope is open to children and teens between the ages of 5 through 17 years old who have or have or had cancer. They have medical staff on-site to help take care of students needs. They also offer a day camp for children who are four years old. They do provide free bus transportation from Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka.
Camp SIBational is the first sibling-only camp of its kind in the region. This special camp is for campers ages 5 through 17 years old. What makes this camp unique is that all of their campers have something in common, they all have a sibling who is a cancer survivor. Cancer is not a disease that only affects the person who physically has cancer. It affects every member of the family and for siblings, it can be a huge struggle for siblings to understand or process.
Unfortunately, more than 260 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in Missouri. When you hear the word cancer, your whole world is turned upside down. Camp Quality is allowing these incredible young survivors a chance to be a kid again, even if it is only for a short amount of time. They are able to see other children, just like them and they are free from any whispers. There are several Camp Quality locations in Kansas and Missouri.
Camp Barnabas is a summer camp for people with special needs, chronic illnesses, and their siblings. It is for ages 7 and up. This is an overnight camp and everyone is placed into cabins with other individuals that are similar to themselves. They also have a one-on-one volunteer to help support them. They also have a full medical facility with nurses and doctors on staff.
Camp Encourage is a summer camp for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are ages 8 to 18 at the time of bi-monthly. This summer they will have multiple sessions, including overnights beginning in March and going through to October. This camp also offers scholarships to attend, for those in need of financial assistance.
These summer camp sessions are geared to different neurological disorders in each session. This camp is designed to give students a traditional summer camp experience while being surrounded by people who understand their needs and who have been welled trained to best support them. They also have students participate in at least two nature-related program activities! This camp is located in Lee Summit, Missouri at the Rotary Youth Club. Scholarships are available for those in need.
Camp Notaclotamongus provides campers with bleeding disorders a safe camping environment to learn about bleeding disorders, develop skills to care for themselves, and to have fun! The camp offers the opportunity to meet new friends and participate in a variety of traditional camp activities while developing future leaders of our camp and the community. Located in Eureka, MO.
The mission of Wonderland Camp is to provide a fun, educational, and safe camp experience for children, teenagers, and adults who have disabilities; to offer a respite from daily caregiving for their family members and caregivers, and to provide and nurture a personal development experience for volunteers and staff.
Sunnyhill Adventure Camp is situated on 60 acres of scenic beauty in Missouri. At Sunnyhill the fun doesn't stop when the summer comes to an end. It offers multiple camp experiences for ages eight and up (yes, even for adults!). The camp employee highly trained employees and a nurse aid is on duty 24 hours a day!
Camp Courage is a 4-day/3-night, all-inclusive summer camping program for
adults with special needs, including Down syndrome, birth defects, cognitive delays, and high functioning Autism. Campers are able to enjoy traditional camp experiences like hay rides, fishing, arts & crafts, and so much more!
CHD Families Camp Systole is a medically supervised, free, day and overnight camp for children ages 6-15 years living with congenital heart disease, as well as additional programs for their families. Camp Systole is an outreach activity of Congenital Heart Defects Families Association, a Kansas City area not for profit. Our campers are changed by the unique experience of interacting with the peers, like them, with congenital heart defects. They are able to participate in activities they may generally not do because of parental concerns for their safety. Through a transition walk, they are able to learn more about their own medical history and their futures. Our educational module is based on the chronic care model.
Camp MITIOG is a week-long camp accredited by the American Camp Association, held each summer for almost 50 years. During their week of camp, the children participate in regular camping activities including swimming, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature classes, classes on self-help medical care and evening campfires. Camp MITIOG is held at Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center which is located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and provides a wheelchair accessible environment.