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U.S. Paralympic Sport Club of St. Louis, MO

Disabled Athlete Sports Association

 

June 17-22, 2018

Camp WeCanDu brings children of all physical abilities together for an eventful week of activities.  Campers experience new athletic and sensory opportunities each day through overnight or day camp opportunities.

About Camp WeCanDu

Camp WeCanDu Campers

Camp WeCanDu provides an opportunity for local youth with physical disabilities to fully participate in a week-long, traditional summer camp experience.  Children living with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, and many other forms of physical disabilities will come together to create a fun and engaging social support system that encourages campers to discover their natural abilities through athletic and sensory activities while instilling family values and promoting independence and self-confidence that will later resonate through all aspects of life.

Testimonials

About the experience...

"...he has never been away from home before and has extreme anxiety and he gained so much confidence and independence during the week that still shows on a daily basis."

"So many times in the real world she gets left out or has to sit on the sidelines and watch other kids participate. Not with Camp WeCanDo. More importantly she made friends and had fun and was able to be a kid without limits. As hard as it was to leave her for the week I'm so thankful I did and it still brings tears to my eyes just looking at the pictures and thinking my child was doing all of the things any other kid can do. I don't think saying thank you is enough to express how I feel."

"There are too many amazing moments to share. My son rode a horse!! He went SCUBA diving, are you kidding, I've never done that!! Luke  [the counselor] was just a Godsend. Thank you Thank you Thank you"

About our Staff...

"These counselors are rare and I trust them more than I do most Para's at their school and counselors at other camps! I have no concerns with supervision because after 2 perfect years, they have earned my trust and I have so much love and respect for all of them!!"

"Absolutely [the nursing staff attended to our needs in a professional manner]!!! I have never felt more confident leaving medicines with any other nursing staff ([e.g.] Variety, school)!!!

Camp Staff

Camp WeCanDu is home to the best counselors around!

Camp WeCanDu Counselors

With an average of 50-60 campers each year, DASA requires a large number of super-dedicated counselors to adequately meet the needs of each and every individual over the whole week of camp.  DASA recruits students and other individuals from various fields and backgrounds to assist at Camp WeCanDu.  Although camp serves as a great opportunity for those headed into therapy and related professions to put their education and knowledge to work in a unique, real world setting, it offers each and every counselor a life-changing experience - no matter their background.

Check back in February 2018 for the
2018 CAMP WECANDU STAFF APPLICATION 

For questions, please contact campers@dasasports.org

Camper Registration

Registration for Camp WeCanDu 2018 opens in February 2018

Prices

Camp Prices 

Overnight


Day Camp


Complete Photo Collections

Photos from previous Camps:

2017 (Password: DASA)
2016 (Password: DASA)
2015 (Password: DASA)
2014
2013

Camp Activities

Activities include:

 Kayaking Rock Climbing
 Carnival NightHorseback Riding
 Campfires Field Trips
  Archery Tree Climbing
 Swimming Arts & Crafts
 Talent Show Messy Slip & Slide
 Handcycling And MUCH MORE....

CAMP WECANDU SPONSORS

Toyota Bodine First Capitol Lions Club

Electronic Rain, LC Swank Motion Pictures

  • AJD, LLC
  • Flexible Cutting Systems, LLC
  • Hoffman Family Charitable Fund

Contact Us

Disabled Athlete Sports Association

1236 Jungermann Rd., Suite A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Email Us: meghang@dasasports.org
Phone : 636-477-0716
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