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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax

STARS is excited to offer several options for camp this Spring Break and Summer! You only have to fill out one application too! You gave feedback and we listened! Check out all the options below! 


Camp Address: All camps will be held at the Youth Rotary Camp in Lee's Summit (22310 NE Colbern Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64086) EXCEPT for the traditional camp offered Tuesdays and Fridays, where we will travel around the city exploring!

Camp Requirements: Teens between the ages of 12-18 with Down syndrome are invited to apply.

1) Teen must have attended a minimum of 5 STARS events prior to applying. If teens have attended less than 5 events, they must go through an interview with Julie Brickey, Program Manager. 
2) Teen must be in good standing in regards to the 3 strike procedure (cannot have been suspended from STARS. If they were suspended, they must have attended 5 events successfully since that incident). 
3) Julie will have a phone conference with a family, if behavior is a concern. 

You must fill out one form for each STARS teen, if you have more than one teen with Down syndrome.

Spring Break Camps

  • Offered two different weeks (same camp both weeks) to accomodate school districts having spring break on different weeks. 
    • Session 1: March 11-15th 9am-3pm daily, campers bring own lunch
      • Cost $250
    • Session 2: March 18-22nd 9am-3pm daily, campers bring own lunch
      • Cost $250
  • Applications are due January 11, 2019 by 12pm CST. 
  • Campers will be notified of their status by February 11, 2019 at 12pm CST.
  • Payment: Due by February 16th at 5pm.




Summer Camp Options:

  • Applications are due March 1, 2019 by 12pm CST. 
  • Campers will be notified of their status by April 1, 2019 at 12pm CST. 
  • Payment is due: May 1, 2019 by 5pm CST.

Camping with the STARS: Weeklong summer camp in Lee's Summit, MO offered daily June 24-28th, 2019. DSG will have a full time certified nurse on-site 24 hours a day at the camp. 

  • Option 1: Overnight Camp:
    • For campers ready and eager to leave mom and dad for the week and enjoy some time with friends. Those who are comfortable staying overnight away from home. 
    • Day AND overnight camp, ALL meals and snacks provided
    • Cost: $500
  • Option 2: Day Camp and Partial Overnight Camp:
    • For campers who would like to try the overnight option, but aren't quite ready for the whole week away from home.
    • Day camp + ONLY overnight on June 26 and 27 (two nights), lunch and snacks provided, dinner provided on June 26 and 27 only 
    • Cost: $400
  • Option 3: Day Camp Only:
    • For campers who don't like to stay overnight away from home, but would love to attend day camp.
    • Only day camp (9-5 PM), lunch and snacks provided 
    • Cost: $300

Traditional DSG Summer Camp: On Tuesday PM and Friday AM- this is what DSG has always offered in the summer. 

  • Total of 15 events, 3 hours each
  • Most locations will be off-site- TBD
  • Offered June 4 to August 9 (EXCEPT NO Camp on June 21, 25, 28, and July 2)
  • Snacks provided 
  • Cost: $125 ($25 credit given for each camp enrolled in above up to $50 per child with Down syndrome) 
    • For example, If you enroll in a Spring Break camp, overnight summer camp, and regular summer camp, you would get a $50 credit or reduction in price for your summer long camp, costing you only $75 for the summer)


One application for all camps!

Before Applying be sure to have the following handy:

  • Access to your teens health insurance card
  • Information for emergency contacts (This can be updated later at camper drop off)
  • Primary care physician contact info and hospital preference. 



Know someone who wants to volunteer at camp? Have them apply! Remember, siblings and parents of campers cannot volunteer at the camp. We are all about building independence!