Wilderness Camp

2017 BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp

What: BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp

Who: Survivors of brain injury, ages 18 and older

Where: Sunnyhill Adventures Camp, 6555 Sunlit Way, Dittmer, MO 63023

When: June 18 – June 23, 2017

Why: Survivors enjoyed a week of fun, relaxation and independence, while family members and caregivers received a week of respite.

How: Cost per survivor was $390 for Missouri Residents and $475 for non-Missouri Residents.  

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp was a week-long organized outdoor experience, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, Missouri for persons with a brain injury.

The need for such a camp was determined several years ago through discussions with many families coping with the changes in their lives following a brain injury of a loved one. For survivors, there is a need to rebuild their self-confidence, to begin to learn how to overcome new obstacles and create a new life for themselves. For the caregiver, respite from daily responsibilities and care for their loved one is occasionally needed.

The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is dedicated to assisting survivors. Activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, sports, games, zip lining, rocking climbing and paddle boating are adapted to the abilities. Participation in camp offers individuals with brain injuries opportunities for fun, time with others with brain injury and relaxation.

More information and details are available as well as suggestions on financial resources and assistance with Camp Fees. Or Contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) at 1-800-444-6443 or send us an email by clicking on Contact Us. 

Frequently Asked Questions…

Transportation: Sunnyhill Transportation Vans service through BIA-MO from St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Columbia for a $25 fee per rider as space is available, or personal transportation to Camp.

Day Activities – Boating, Fishing, Arts and Crafts, Target Shooting, Basketball, Zip Lining, Paddle Boats, Rock Climbing

Evening Activities – Karaoke, Casino Night, Dinner Dance, Pool Party

Personal Care Assistance – Sunnyhill Adventures Camp has staff to provide personal care assistance, as needed, for survivors' enjoyment of Camp.

Assistance with Camp Fee – If assistance is needed to cover a Camper’s Fee, check with local resources who may be able to help.  

Sunnyhill Adventures Camp – They are accredited by the American Camping Association serving individuals with special needs for more than 40 years. Learn more about Sunnyhill Adventures.

What to Pack -  Suggested Packing List


Approximately 40 percent of Campers attending the BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp need scholarship assistance with the Camp Fee. 

Your donation of $390 or more would provide Full Scholarship assistance for a Camper, or, your generosity of any amount will support partial scholarships and program support to ensure Campers who want to attend have the opportunity for this week of fun, relaxation and independence. 

It should be noted that the Camp Fee charged to Campers is less than 50 percent of the actual cost of $750 per Camper.

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Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290