2023 Winter Camp Independence

DATES: December 27- December 29, 2023

TIME: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

CAMPERS: Children and young adults with a primary diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy (CP) between the ages of 7-21 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 adaptive support (i.e. wheelchair).

ACTIVITIES: Camp activities will include adaptive basketball, dance, soccer, martial arts, baseball, ice skating, yoga, and more.  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 way.  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 to maximize INDEPENDENCE.

REGISTRATION: Winter Camp Independence 2023 registration will begin on November 1, 2023 and close on Nov. 10, 2023.  Please email or call Mary Eckhard on or after Nov. 1, 2023, if interested.  Based on the response, we may have to have a lottery drawing for camper spots.  Mary Eckhard: [email protected] or call her at 314.305.2353.
Volunteer at Camp Independence
If you would like to volunteer at 2023 Winter Camp Independence, and are over the age of 16, please complete this volunteer application.

If you volunteered at Summer Camp 2023 and completed the application there is no need to fill out the Winter application but please email Julie Grassi with your interest.  If you have questions about volunteer opportunities please email [email protected] 
The Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports and Rehab Program is supported by generous donors to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation.