Dream Big

Summer Career Camps

The Dream Big program strives to empower college and technical school-bound youth with disabilities to dream big about their future. The program aims to show students that they can do many things that their non-disabled peers can do, and they should not limit their career goals.

NEW THIS YEAR: our final week will be an experience for middle school students (6th-8th grade) with disabilities to discover career possibilities and learn about disability pride and history!

2023 Camp Schedule

Students will spend each day exploring careers with one of our partner companies and learn the necessary skills to attain them. There are 4 weeks available tailored to the career interests of students. See more information about our virtual and in-person camps below.

At Home: June 5-9 (Virtual Only; Ages 14-21)

For students interested in learning about a variety of careers. This session is exclusively held on Zoom.

Innovate: June 26-30 (In Person; Ages 14-21)

For students interested in STEM careers.

Hands-On: July 10-14 (In Person; Ages 14-21)

For students interested in trade and technical careers.

Endless Possibilities: July 24-28 (In Person; 6th-8th Graders)

For younger students interested in learning about a variety of careers.

Request a Camp Brochure Today!

What to expect at Dream Big Career Camp

Intensive focus on showcase careers in a variety of fields, including STEM

Instruction in self-advocacy, independence, goal-setting, college prep, and much more

Increased confidence, marketable skills, and new friendships for life

Immersive games and activities led by camp partner companies and counseling staff

Dream Big Swag Bag full of prizes prior to the start of camp!

Start Your Journey Today!

Download a brochure for Dream Big Camp and request a Camp application

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dream Big cost?

The camp fee varies by week. Information about tuition assistance is available upon request.

How is Dream Big being facilitated?

Dream Big will be hosted via Zoom for the first week of camp. All other weeks will take place in person.

Have other questions?

Contact Danielle Giuffrida at dgiuffrida@starkloff.org or (314) 588-7090.

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who help make Dream Big Career Camp possible.

Emerson logo
Ameren logo
Bayer logo
Bi-State Development
Visit Centene's US careers page.
Cigna logo
FleishmanHillard logo
Visit Mercy's careers page.
Visit Nestle Purina's careers page.
Visit Wells Fargo's careers page.

Foundation Supporters

Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company logo
Dana Brown Trust Logo
Saigh Foundation logo