Camp Courage Missouri is a 4-day summer camp for adults (21 - 72 years of age) with developmental disabilities, whose disability fits safely into the program and are physically able
& willing to participate. Camp is staffed entirely by volunteers who ensure these campers experience a fun and educational time of activities designed for their abilities and
interests. The camp is held in northern Missouri at Camp Farwesta (on Highway 36 between St. Joseph and Cameron), and it is celebrating its 36th year of camping.
Camp Courage Missouri is a unique program in that it exclusively caters to adults with developmental disabilities, giving them a typical camping experience - - with programs, parties and friends - -
all on an adult level. This is important because once individuals with developmental disabilities graduate from the public school system; social and age appropriate opportunities are not as readily
available to them and they are often grouped into activities with individuals much younger than their chronological age. Camp Courage Missouri intentionally provides the participants time with
Each summer, approximately 50 campers attend this program. Campers must be ambulatory and able to tolerate outdoor activities. Wheelchairs, walkers and/or canes are not approved, as we
stay on a semi-primitive campground area, with minimal sidewalks and smooth surfaces. Campers share their space and should enjoy being with other people throughout the day. Moreover, they
should be cooperative, free from aggression and in good health. Campers should be able to understand they are going to camp and look forward to participating. In addition to the campers, we host a
team of over 40 volunteers who come to assist with campers and activities. A staff of nurses is on the campgrounds at all times.
This camp is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, with funding generated by camper registrations, individual and group donations, and fundraising efforts of volunteers. This program would love to
receive donations from local businesses and organizations. We could use t-shirts, give-a-ways, prizes, assistance with groceries, and so much more! If you can help, or know someone who can, contact
us at email@example.com.