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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

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**Update your teens information for the STARS program here. We are trying to start a Carpool program and teen contact book. We need your help!**

Upcoming Events: April/May

Contact julie@kcdsg.org if you need to be put on a waiting list for a SOLD OUT event

Wednesday, May 16th 6:00PM-8:00PM
HopSports and Jazzercise @ DSG SOLD OUT
Get ready to slay that dragon, ride the roller coasters, practice your karate moves, and much much more. The HopSports equipment is making a comeback for a night of Fun Fitness! Healthy Snack provided.

Wednesday, May 23rd 6:00PM-8:00PM
Get ready to battle it out with your friends, Nerf style! DSG will provide all the gear, so please leave your nerf items at home. Nerf games, nerf battle, and lots of nerf fun! Fun snack provided.

Wednesday, May 30th
We are preparing for Summer Camp!


STARS Summer Camp Registration: 

Enrollment is now full for STARS Summer Camp. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please email julie@kcdsg.org

Summer Camp Reminders:

Pick up and Drop off will be at the address listed for each event, unless otherwise specified. We encourage carpooling.

- Summer camp is a Parent-free zone. This will be enforced this summer to give our teens time with their friends. We will send information in weekly emails as to where parents can go during the activity if you need ideas.

Click here to see the STARS Summer Camp Calendar!

-If you don't get in to an event you want, please email julie@kcdsg.org to be put on a waiting list. Every attempt will be made to get your teen into the event. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 1-4pm
Timber Ridge Adventure Center SOLD OUT
12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe, KS 66061

Have fun doing archery, hiking, and paddle boats with Timber Ridge's trained staff. We will also have access to shade for breaks when needed. Drop off and Pick up at Timber Ridge.

Friday, June 8, 2018 9am-1pm
Northland Therapeutic Riding Center SOLD OUT
13608 Henson Rd. Holt, MO 64048

Transportation will be provided from the DSG office. Only 25 spots available for transportation. Vans leave at 9:00am and return at 1pm. We will be at the Center from 10-12pm. Please provide sack lunch. Teens will get to groom horses, tour the center, and dress up mini horses for the horse parade. They will also learn about life on a ranch. Dress to get muddy and have a good time! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3pm-10pm
Arrowhead Stadium Tour and Royals Game
1 Arrowhead Dr. Kansas City, MO 64129

FYI: Must register by May 12th to get tickets at discounted rate and with the group. This event is partially for families as well. Teens will tour Arrowhead Stadium with DSG staff @4pm. We ask that families arrive between 3-3:30pm to our designated tailgate location (Private lot). Each car will need to pay $12 to get in the parking lot and tailgate. Teens will go with staff, while parents remain at tailgate site to prepare food, have fun, enjoy beverages.When tour is over, teens and staff will rejoin the group at the tailgate and everyone will eat together.DSG will provide tailgate food and non-alcoholic beverages. Parents may bring their own alcoholic beverages as they wish, we just ask that you be responsible. Everyone will walk to the game together, which begins at 7:05pm. This night is a giveaway night as well for the first 10,000 fans.

DSG will pay for tailgate food and the Arrowhead stadium tour for teens ONLY. Parents are not allowed in the tour.

You will pay for $12 parking (per car) and tickets to the Royals game ($12 per person). You will buy tickets for anyone in your party, including your teen with DS. If you bring alcoholic beverages you will also need to purchase those and bring with you.

Due to the complexity of this event and the large crowds which are likely, DSG has decided to only allow this event as a package deal. Either your teen comes to the Arrowhead Stadium Tour AND Royals game or they do not come at all. A responsible adult will need to attend with your teen to the Royals game and tailgate in the lot during the Arrowhead Tour. There will NOT be an option to pay to tailgate only and then take your teen home. Sorry for the inconvenience. This is for the safety of all involved.  DSG will not be responsible for teens at the Royals game, only at Arrowhead Stadium.

DSG will purchase all tickets together and distribute. You MUST order your tickets by May 12th! Ticket Sales have CLOSED

Friday, June 15, 2018 9am-12pm
Outdoor Fun and BBQ with Welstone @ DSG SOLD OUT
Enjoy a BBQ lunch provided by DSG and play some outdoors games in the field, such as kickball, ladder ball, etc. Our senior friends from The Welstone will join us for some fun and lunch. They want to watch and cheer for teens and be their biggest fans!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1pm-4pm
Blue River Forest School SOLD OUT
17315 Antioch Rd. Stilwell, KS

This is a rain or shine event. We will be exploring the great outdoors with the Blue River Forest School. This is the property of The Kelly Gallery. Wear shoes to get muddy and explore the creek, do some hiking, fishing, nature games, and enjoy stories by a bonfire. Smores will be served with a Gluten Free option. Check out www.connectedwild.com for more info on this awesome place!

Friday, June 22, 2018 9am-12pm
KC Copters Hangar Tour SOLD OUT
12921 151st St. Olathe, KS. 66062

The KC Copters Crew has agreed to open up the hangar for us and allow us to sit in, learn about, and pretend to be real pilots. They will have the helicopters open for us to get inside and explore. They will also be available for us to ask questions about what it is like to be a pilot.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:30am-11:30am
DSG Day at Powerplay
509 NW Barry Road, Kansas City. MO 64155

Join DSG families for a fun, FREE morning at Powerplay! This is an All Guild event. Please see separate flier for details. Parent required to attend. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00am-3:00pm
Carwash at Miles of Exotics Pet Store
(in the Powerplay parking lot)

After you eat lunch at Powerplay, come across the parking lot and help us wash cars to raise money for our Shooting for the STARS walk team! We need people to wash and dry cars, as well as our teens with DS to hold our donation bucket. This is a family event so bring the family to help! Please sign up to let us know who will be attending. DSG will provide all the car washing supplies, so just bring yourself and be prepared to get wet! Discounts will be available in the pet store for those that go through the car wash. Tell all your friends and family to come out and support us!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1pm-4pm
Main Event (Northland Location) SOLD OUT
8081 NW Roanridge Rd. Kansas City, MO 64151

Enjoy bowling, laser tag, unlimited video games, and lots of fun with STARS friends at Main Event Entertainment. Teens do not have to participate in all activities listed, but all will be offered.

Friday, June 29, 2018 9am-12pm
1324 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64101

Scraps KC is a non-profit company that collects arts and crafts materials and provides a location for individuals to come and create fun things. Teens will do a job tour and volunteer in the Scraps job site, where they will sort arts and crafts items. They will then go to the make and take building and have time to MAKE anything they wish from the items available and then TAKE the item home.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
NO STARS- 4th of July Holiday

Friday, July 6, 2018 9am-12pm
One Life Fitness Class @ DSG SOLD OUT

One Life Fitness will be at DSG again to show us how to work out and get the most out of it. They will bring their big ropes, hand weights, and fun equipment, which is sure to be a good time. This will be a circuit style workout, so come dressed to move and have some fun.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 9am-11am
Gladstone Farmers Market Fundraiser
7010 N. Holmes, Gladstone, MO (next to Linden Square)

STARS teens will be selling baked goods to raise money for our Shooting for the STARS walk team. Teens are invited to help parents bake yummy treats to sell at the Farmers Market. One of our STARS parents is graciously allowing us to use her booth to sell the items. Parents will be able to walk around the market, while the teens sell baked goods. Sign up to bake yummy treats and/or help work the event.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1pm-4pm
Water Fun in the Sun @ DSG SOLD OUT
It's bound to be hot in July, we hope! Let's have fun in the sun by getting wet, playing water games, and enjoying each others company! Bring a towel and sunscreen! Yummy summer treat provided too!

Friday, July 13, 2018 9am-12pm
Indoor Fun Not in the Sun @ DSG SOLD OUT

Relax and have fun with STARS friends in the air conditioning of DSG. Play games, watch a movie, have a snack, and have a good time with friends.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1pm-4pm
Soccer and Yogurt SOLD OUT
Tiffany Athletic Zone 8201 NW 97th Terrace, KCMO, 64153 (near Zona Rosa and Airport)

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. There was an error in the flier that was mailed. Play some indoor soccer and get some instruction from one of the KC Comets players (owner of Tiffany Athletic Zone). Then, DSG will transport teens to Zona Rosa (1 mile away) to get some yummy frozen yogurt at Yogurtini. Drop off at Tiffany Athletic Zone and pick up at Yogurtini.

Friday, July 20, 2018 12pm-3pm
Sonflower Bakery Job Tour SOLD OUT
Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave. Leawood, KS 66224

Teens will work with the Sonflower Bakery, Special Needs Bakery, at Church of the Resurrection. They will produce baked goods to fill orders in the bakery and learn job skills.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1pm-4pm
Heroes Behind the Movies @ DSG SOLD OUT

Teens will walk to the Mission Fire Station for a job tour and then walk back to DSG to watch a movie (firestation related) to see the heroes in action. Movie (most likely): Firehouse Dog

Friday, July 27, 2018 9am-12pm
6800 Zoo Drive, KCMO 64132

Enjoy a morning at the Zoo with STARS friends!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1pm-4pm
COR Teen Room & Winstead's SOLD OUT
13720 Roe Ave. Leawood, KS 66224

Teens will hang out with friends in the Church of the Resurrection teen room, where they can play video games, basketball, pool, ping pong, foosball, etc. Then we will walk to Winstead's (in the parking lot) to enjoy a delicious shake!

Friday, August 3, 2018 9am-12pm
Karate Class @ DSG SOLD OUT

Linda, our favorite karate instructor, will be here with her crew to teach us some fun karate moves and have a good time.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 10am-2pm
Carwash @ The Welstone with Waterway
6050 Broadmoor, Mission, KS 66202

Our last fundraiser of the summer to raise money for our Shooting for the STARS walk team! Waterway employees have asked to come help and want to teach us car washing skills! This is a family event, so bring your mom and dad, brothers and sisters. Invite friends and neighbors to come get their car washed too! Sign up to come help!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 1pm-4pm
Elite Gymnastics SOLD OUT
13600 W. 108th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215

We have the gym to ourselves and 3 hours to have fun! Teens will get a demonstration from some of the gymnasts and then enjoy open gym for the remainder of the time with the gymnasts.

Friday, August 10, 2018 9am-12pm
End of Summer Bash SOLD OUT
Shawnee Mission Park, Shelter 10 (7900 Renner Rd. Shawnee, KS. 66219)

Let's enjoy some fun together as we say goodbye to summer! Shawnee Mission Park is a beautiful place to celebrate a great summer! We will have shelter and shade if its hot or raining. We will be near the playground and bathrooms, and have room to do outdoor activities.