Summer Overnight Camps

BEYOND HOUSING/NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES -- 4156 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110. - This group helps provide housing for working families in St. Louis who are looking for affordable housing to rent. Our own local version of Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers are needed to help with construction, landscaping, painting, and cleaning properties to be rented; to adopt families during the holidays; to make repairs in BH homes; to serve as after school tutors; to help collect and distribute school supplies and books to children in the fall; and to help with their summer camp. Call: 314.533.0600

CAMP COURAGE - “Camp Courage is a week long overnight camp for children and teens, ages 6-18, who are grieving the death of someone significant..” Camp Courage is usually held in early June. Sponsored by Annie’s Hope. Campers' ages range from 6 to 18 The camp is held at the Garrison Family Campground in Steelville, MO. Counselors must be 17 or older. Call 314.965.5015. Flier on file.

CAMP CRESCENT MOON--, week long camp sponsored by Wash U. Medical School for kids with sickle cell disease. Held at Camp Skullbones, usually the third week in June. Call 314.454.6041. email at

CAMP LION'S DEN - (SLARC- St. Louis ARC)) Overnight sessions. 8 days minimum. Located in Imperial, MO. Mid-June to mid-August. Interview and training session required. If you have one week for community service this summer, this is a terrific program. You can help in this hands-on, one-on-one camping program for the developmentally disabled. Volunteer age: 15 and older. Call: 314.569.2211.

CAMP RAINBOW. 14309 Millbriar Circle 63017. . This camp offers “seriously ill children the opportunity to enjoy a camping experience in an environment that allows each child to participate in exciting activities, to make new friends, to build self-esteem, and to be relieved of the everyday stress caused by their illness.” Campers’ ages range from 6-18. 314.469.8035.

DIABETES CAMPS -- The American Diabetes Association of the Gateway Area sponsors a number of camps of varying lengths for children with diabetes. Call: 314.822.5490, ext. 6826.

GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF GREATER ST. LOUIS. 2130 Kratky Road, 63114. Resident camp aides needed to work June-July, in one week sessions, Saturdays through Fridays in Troy, Missouri. Campers are ages 5-17.

MDA SUMMER CAMP (Muscular Dystrophy) - June. A one week overnight camp held at Babler Park in west St. Louis County. Volunteers are companions to a child or teenager. Volunteer age: mature 16 and up. Male volunteers are always needed. Office: 790, St. Louis, MO 63119. Read about the camp at:

STEPPING STONES. BJC HOSPICE/WINGS. 9890 Clayton Rd., Suite 200. St. Louis, MO 63124. WINGS provides hospice care for families with chronically or terminally ill children. A weekend summer camp is offered to children ages 6 - 12 who have lost a family member. Among the other services provided by the hospice program are art and music therapy, home visits, emotional support and pain management.

SUNNYHILL ADVENTURES -- Week long camping sessions for children and adults with all types of disabilities. Sponsored by the Council for Extended Care of Mentally Retarded Citizens.