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Adventure awaits on over 60 scenic acres in Dittmer, Missouri.  Sunnyhill Adventures offers summer camps and year-round adventures for youth and adults of all abilities.

Girl by pool

Sunny day at the pool

The camp experience at Sunnyhill benefits those that attend long after they leave our wilderness retreat.  Camp is a community where individuals can generate greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of themselves, through the activities offered and interaction with their peers.

Our recreational programs give individuals the chance to explore nature with activities such as: float trips, the alpine tower, climbing and rappelling, swimming, boating, or riding the zip line.

Through shared experience, these programs assist individuals with the formation of new friendships and the nurturing of established relationships.  Whether a week or a weekend with Mother Nature – the memories will last a lifetime.

Our multi-national staff hails from six continents to share stories, songs and life experiences from their homelands – providing campers with a unique cultural experience.

Our staff receives specialized training which allows them to provide the level of support requested by the individual or family.  Our summer camp also has a nurse aide on site 24 hours a day to help medication administration and other health needs.

Types of Camps:

Adventure Camp

Our adult adventure camp is a combination of canoeing, fishing, climbing, caving, archery and other activities designed to delight the outdoor enthusiast while allowing for the creature comforts of air conditioning and a warm bed.

Art Camp

Arts & Crafts at Sunnyhill

Arts & Crafts at Sunnyhill

We also offer an adult arts festival camp that features all the traditional elements of camp plus an assortment of arts and crafts, music, painting, and dance parties.

Every Day is a Holiday

In addition to all of our traditional camp activities, we celebrate a different American holiday every day for the entire week!

Youth Programs (ages 8-17)

During our summer camp season, we offer a few specialized weeks to our younger campers.  The week is filled with peer oriented adventure activities that our youth campers really respond to.

For some youngsters, it is their first overnight opportunity away from home, and our highly trained staff works effortlessly to make them feel excited and comfortable.

Our week-long camp is packed with excitement from the top of the alpine tower to the heart of an outdoor cave.  All campers have the opportunity to explore the camp countryside, and to challenge their inner strength, taking away new-found skills and friendships.

We provide individual attention through counselor-to-camper ratio options of 1:8, to accommodate the wishes of both families and individuals while ensuring a safe adventure experience for everyone.

**NEW**Day Camp for children ages 8-13.

Sunnyhill is proud to announce the introduction of a new day camp, geared towards children ages 8-13 with developmental disabilities.  This new endeavor was introduced thanks to a generous donation from the Jefferson Foundation, who is fully supportive of programs to further the outreach to children in our communities.

The camp will be held weekdays at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer and include a variety of activities inside our NEW multipurpose building/wellness center as well as outdoor adventures.

The day program is a great introduction to camp for those who may not be quite ready for the overnight experience.  Qualifying siblings are also invited to attend camp, creating opportunities for families to participate together in a welcoming environment.

Cost is only $125/child and includes a snack.  Drop off time is starting at 6:30am with pick-up as late as 6:30pm.  Eight weeks to choose from with four themed camps available:

  • Adventure Camp June 5-9; July 10-14
  • Arts & Crafts June 12-16; July 17-21
  • Olympics Week June 19-23; July 24-28
  • Every Day is a Holiday June 26-30; July 31-Aug. 4

Click HERE for a downloadable flyer.  For more information, email Jeff or call (314) 845-3900 x231.

Archery is just one of the fun activities we offer in our youth program.

Archery is just one of the fun activities we offer in our youth program.


Adult Programs (AGES 18 and up)

Sunnyhill’s adult program provides a quality week-long themed camping experience to adults with developmental disabilities.  Families may choose from a counselor-to-camper ratio of 1:1 or 1:5.  All adult programs offer all of Sunnyhill’s camp activities plus dances, hayrides, and cookouts.

Apply to Attend Camp

CAMP DATES– Click here

Fill out a Sunnyhill Adventure Registration Form and submit to the camp office. See below if you need financial assistance, as that is a separate application.

Financial Assistance

Campers may qualify for a voucher through the Recreation Council of Greater St Louis to cover all or part of the cost.

For additional information please contact the Recreation Council of Greater St Louis:

  • St. Louis City: (314)772-2299
  • St. Louis County: (314)726-6044
  • St. Charles County: (636)477-7704

Please note: Being approved for financial assistance does not guarantee you a spot at camp. Please fill out a 2017 Sunnyhill Adventures Registration-to apply to attend camp.