Sunnyhill Adventure Camp

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.

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

Our recreational programs give a person 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 people 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 person or family.  Our summer camp also has a nurse aide on site 24 hours a day to help medication administration and other health needs.

Apply to Attend Camp

2020 CAMP DATES and themes Coming Soon!

Camp Brochure

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.

Need to know what you will need to bring to camp? View the Camper Checklist here.

If you have received your confirmation letter that you have successfully registered for camp, and chose to receive your packet online, please download the correct packet below. (The packet is meant to be printed double sided for best results.)

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.

If you are receiving funding from the Recreation Council, please send us a copy of your approval letter. In addition to the Recreation Council Funding application, you must also fill out a Sunnyhill Adventures Registration Form to attend camp.

*NEW*Day Camp for children ages 8-14.

Sunnyhill is proud to announce the introduction of a new day camp, geared towards children ages 8-14 with and without developmental disabilities. 

**Multipurpose Building**

Thanks to a generous grant from the Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation and The Dana Brown Charitable Trust as well as a number of personal donations, Our new multipurpose building at Sunnyhill Adventures Camp in Dittmer is almost complete.  This structure will allow us to provide camp activities rain or shine, creating an experience like no other for the people we serve. Thank you to everyone who made this possible! (the

Types of Camps:

Adventure Camp

Sunnyhill's 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.

Olympic Week

Be sure to sign up for Sunnyhill Olympic Weeks! Participate in the Sunnyhill Olympic Opening Ceremony and more to win medals at the end of the week.

Art CamP

Sunnyhill offers 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.

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.


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!



Adult Programs
(AGES 18 & up)

Sunnyhill’s adult program provides a quality week-long themed camping experience to adults with developmental disabilities.  All adult programs offer all of Sunnyhill’s camp activities plus dances, hayrides, and cookouts.