Adventures Seekers Weekend in St. Louis
Are you an active, independent individual with Williams syndrome, age 21 or older? If you are, please join us in St. Louis for a weekend filled with music, exploration and fun. Read the details first--registration link is below.
This trip is the first in a new series of trips designated by age, independence and activity level. The WSA’s Adventure Seeker Program will continue to provide opportunities for socializing and travel for all adults with Williams syndrome. However, recognizing that our group is growing in size and including a greater diversity of needs, we will be hosting a variety of experiences so we may provide trips tailored to each particular group.
Here are the details for our upcoming trip to St. Louis.
This trip is for active individuals who need minimal support:
Individuals will be rooming together (two to a room) with mentors in the hotel but not in rooms with attendees. They should be able to independently handle grooming and hygiene needs (we will be happy to remind someone to make adjustments if buttons are askew when they arrive at breakfast but we will not be knocking on doors to remind folks to shower and brush their teeth).
Individuals should be able to manage their medications independently. There will not be a nurse available.
Throughout each day we will be utilizing public transportation, exploring on foot (typical “walking tour” distances in a city/park terrain), and traveling with one mentor for every 4-5 individuals.
Individuals should be able to manage whatever money or credit cards they bring independently or with limited oversight to be sure that wallets are not left behind etc.
Attendees arriving by plane without an escort should be able to navigate the airport with limited assistance
- Able to get to baggage claim section of the airport on their own or,
- Comfortable with utilizing gate/wheel chair assistance to get to baggage.
- Able to wait without an escort at the departure gate until flight is called (we will help folks get through security and to their gates.
Parents escorting individuals to St. Louis who plan to stay in town are encouraged to find alternate accommodations and enjoy a weekend on your own.
Future Adventure Seeker Options:
· Blue Skies Camp – March 2018; all abilities and activity levels (more direct support)
· National Convention -July 2018; all abilities and activity levels
· Oklahoma City, OK – Fall 2018 – geared to those with a slower pace and activity level (more direct support available)
A limited number of need-based scholarships for this event are available.