Sports Camp

June 22-25, 2020
Online at Facebook: Special Olympics Missouri Sports Camp
Cost: FREE and open to EVERYONE -- We have decided to take our annual Sports Camp and turn it into a virtual affair in 2020. We will have more details as they become available, but for now, "like" this page on Facebook and you'll get updates once we have them.
The schedule for Virtual Sports Camp is below. We have a mixture of pre-recorded sports lessons and live Zoom hangouts scheduled all week. Even if you can't join us for the sessions lives each day, you can always go to the Special Olympics Missouri Sports Camp Facebook page and watch all of the past sessions.
Quick links:
Watch past sessions


Topic: Session date: Link:
Volleyball: Serving June 22 Watch me!
Tennis: Basic skills June 22 Watch me!
Flag football: Route running/flag pulling June 22 Watch me!
Cycling: Parts of the bike/helmet fitting June 22 Watch me!
Arts & Crafts: Make your own stress ball June 22 Watch me!
Disc golf: Basics/Driver June 23 Watch me!
Soccer: Dribbling/Turning/Passing June 23 Watch me!
Bocce: Rules/Modifications June 23 Watch me!
Pickleball: Set-up/Forehand/Backhand June 23 Watch me!
Arts & Crafts: Make your own spinner June 23 Watch me!
Volleyball: Bumping/setting June 24 Watch me!
Tennis: Forehand/backhand/serving June 24 Watch me!
Flag Football: Agility drills June 24 Watch me!
Cycling: Rules of the Road/slow race June 24 Watch me!
Arts & Crafts: Wind socks June 24 Watch me!
Disc golf: Mid-range/putting June 25 Watch me!
Bocce: Game strategy June 25 Watch me!
Soccer: Juggling/goalkeeping June 25 Watch me!
Pickleball: Rules/serving June 25 Watch me!
Arts & Crafts: Rock painting June 25 Watch me!
Health & Wellness: Endurance/Hydration June 26 Watch me!
Health & Wellness: Strength June 26 Watch me!
Health & Wellness: Flexibility/Balance June 26 Watch me!
Health & Wellness: Nutrition June 26 Watch me!
Health & Wellness: Cooking with Lynn June 26 Watch me!


In 1997, Special Olympics Missouri created a week-long sports camp. The camp occurs in June of each year. Athletes enjoy the usual summer camp experience while gaining important independent life and social skills, practicing current sports skills and learning new ones, and giving them a chance to spread their wings in a friendly and encouraging environment. 
-Registration free to attend $200
-A Limited amount of camp scholarships are available. An application must be filled out in order to show qualification for a scholarships.
-Sports Camp provides an intensive training program for Special Olympics Missouri athletes across the state. Athletes will walk up to 5miles every day
-Primary sports offered are swimming, track and field, basketball, bocce, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Special Olympics coaches and athletes who would like to attend Sports Camp must complete a Camp Application
Athletes of all skill levels are welcome from beginners to advanced athletes.
Athletes will be grouped with other athletes from across the state. 
If you have any questions
please contact Susan Shaffer
Mail application 
711 W McCarthy
Jefferson City 65101
Email application


Regular Physical activity is vital for good physical, social and emotional health.  While there is a risk of injury with any type of physical activity, the benefits of staying active far outweigh the risks.
You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by:
• Wearing the right shoes
• Using the correct equipment
• Drinking lots of water-stay hydrated
• Warming up and stretching properly
• Be aware of our surroundings-exercise in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items
• Maintain social distancing rules when exercising

Stop exercising immediately and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as:
• Discomfort or pain 
• Chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain traveling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades
• Extreme breathlessness
• A very rapid or irregular heartbeat during exercise




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