Philosophy of Camp
Wonderland Camp knows everyone can benefit from quality relationships, outdoor experiences and fun places. Our Camp is committed to the individual to be as independent as they want to be with the support to be successful. Success is individual and experiences should be personalized.
Typical Camp Experience
3:1 ratio, camper to staff is the Wonderland Camp policy. ACA Camp Accreditation requires 5:1 ratio for campers 6 years of age and older. Wonderland Camp strives for a safe environment for every camper and maintains a ratio above the minimum camping standard.
One-on-One Camp Experience
1:1 Ratio, camper receives a counselor for their experience at camp. One-on-one camper spots are limited each week. Please register earlier if you interested in this program.
Does my child require a 1:1?
Please use this criteria to see if your child may be more successful with a one-on-one week of camp:
- needs constant supervision for safety of themselves or others.
- could run-off and become lost.
- requires individualized help because of the specific disability.
- is in a manual wheelchair and must be pushed by a staff.
Please only use this if your camper requires it.
At Wonderland Camp, campers will participate in various different activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, recreation, nature, music and different games. Evening activities include dances, karaoke, pool parties, carnivals and various other events.
All of the staff are trained on how to provide daily personal care of the campers that attend Wonderland Camp as well as knowledge of individuals with various ability levels, syndromes, and disorders that they will be working with. Staff are with campers at all times including activities, cabin time and while campers are sleeping.
Meals are designed around a healthy menu and served by courteous, professional kitchen staff. Any special diets or food preparation methods are provided to any camper or staff as needed.
Here's a few of the features of Wonderland Camp:
Campground is specially designed to be accessible to all individuals in wheelchairs. There are six duplex air conditioned cabins with 36 beds for campers and staff. Each of the duplexes are equipped with accessible restrooms.
Air Conditioned Dining Hall
The camp dining facilities are furnished with a massive stone fireplace, modern kitchen and lower level storm shelter which seats up to 200 people.
Easy access in-ground swimming pool
Constructed of a concrete deck and a gently sloping ramp with handrail for easy entry for all individuals.
Paved trails and sidewalks
Easy to walk trails with hand rails and paved trails leading to the waterfront and archery range.
Our clinic feature two treatment rooms, separate locking medication areas, two bathrooms, four bedrooms for campers who may need extra attention or not feeling well, and private nurses quarters.
Health Care at the Lake
Lake Regional Health System is Wonderland Camp's health care provider of choice. Lake Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. The Emergency Department is a state-designated Level III Trauma Center and cares for nearly 35,000 patients annually. Lake Regional Health System also operates seven primary care clinics, 19 specialty clinics and four pharmacies in the lake area. Because Lake Regional is here, Wonderland Camp campers have access to high-quality health care close to camp.
The “Game Room” is equipped with video games, board games, air hockey, a juke box, and arcade games.
Fully covered dock area
Equipped for fishing, paddleboats, canoes, and pontoon boats.
Campers can enjoy sharing stories as they sit around the camp fire.
Here, campers can enjoy special activities and events, like an outdoor cookout.
A soccer/baseball field with goals and a storage shed
The field also serves as a registered Heli-pad for any medical emergencies.