2020 Summer Camp Independence

DATES:   June 8 - 12; June 15 - 19; June 22 - 26; July 6 - 10; July 13 - 17; July 20 – 24, 2020

TIME:      9:00 am to 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Webster Groves Recreation Complex, 33 E. Glendale, Webster, MO

AGES: Between the ages of 7-18 years old, functioning at a first-grade level or higher and able to follow directions. Campers must also be able to sit independently or with minimal support and have reasonable use of at least one arm. 

ACTIVITIES:  Camp activities will include adaptive basketball, dance, soccer, martial arts, baseball and swimming.  Participants will receive specialized attention from pediatric therapists in adaptive sports programs designed to challenge campers to increase their activity level, aerobic fitness, strength and balance in a safe, fun and rewarding atmosphere.  Our program will provide campers the opportunity to experience sports in a whole new dimension.  Our goals are to offer a wide variety of adaptive sports options to keep individuals with CP active for life and to help them embrace the concept that health and physical fitness are possible and necessary in order to maximize INDEPENDENCE.

Contact us if your child over the age of 7 wants to attend camp.  For more information call: 314.454.2642.

The Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports and Rehab Program is supported by generous donors to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation.

The following forms are required to attend 2020 Summer Camp Independence

If you would like to volunteer at 2020 Summer Camp Independence, please complete the following steps below

Step One: Complete the online Camp Independence volunteer application.

Step Two: Download and complete the following required forms which include:

  • Two Reference Forms 
  • Criminal History Background Check Release Form
  • Background Check Authorization Form (complete top half of the Authorization Form only)
  • Parental Consent Form (only to be completed for volunteer candidates younger than 18 years old)

Step Three: Submit documentation of the following required immunizations. 

  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccines
  • 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccines or proof of having Chicken Pox from a physician 
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) 
  • Current TB test  (placed and read within the last year to date) 

Following submission and review of your immunizations records, any needed immunizations may be completed at St. Louis Children's Hospital Occupational Health free of charge. If needed, instructions to do so will be provided by St. Louis Children's Hospital Camp Volunteer Coordinator, Deb Quarells.

Step Four: Return all of completed required forms and immunizations records at one time to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Volunteer Services, via fax, e-mail (as a PDF) or mail. 

All required forms must be sent by the applicant at one time. We will not accept incomplete forms or forms sent separately. If the required forms are not sent at one time, the individual’s application packet will be considered incomplete and will not proceed through the review process.  

Mail: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children's Place
Center for Families 3 S 12
Attn: Deb Quarells
St. Louis, Missouri 63110 USA
Phone: 314.454.2350
Fax:  314.454.2323
Email: deborah.quarells@bjc.org 

Step Five: Attend New Volunteer Orientation-Wed, June 3, 2020

After review of your Camp Independence volunteer application, if you are selected as a volunteer you will receive an email invitation to attend Camp Independence Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This email will include a link to RSVP.  You must RSVP to confirm your attendance. If you are unable to attend this date, you may receive an orientation on the first day you volunteer.

Step Six: Camp Independence Volunteer Placement

Following confirmation of a clear background check and verification of the required immunizations, you will receive an email confirming your volunteer dates at Camp Independence including instructions for your very first day.

If you have any Camp Independence specific questions please call Mary Eckhard at 314.454.2642.