Virtual Dream Big 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.


What to expect at Dream Big Career Camp

  • The Dream Big Career Camp is a week-long day camp that meets from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
  • Camps focus on professional development skills and showcase careers in STEM fields. 
  • Students will learn self-advocacy, goal-setting, independent living and disability rights, college readiness, financial literacy, professionalism and more.
  • Students will have fun, make friends, discover careers and gain confidence and skills.
  • Partner companies lead activities and games with Dream Big staff and camp counselors all via the Zoom video conference platform. We can provide laptops for students who need one.
  • All students will receive a Dream Big Swag Bag delivered to their home before the start of camp!



Campers and parents love Dream Big!





2021 Virtual Camp Schedule and Fees

Participants will spend each day of the week exploring careers with one of our partner companies and learn the necessary skills to attain them. All camp sessions will be hosted via Zoom. There are 3 weeks available for students based on their interests.


June 14 – 18, 2021: Innovate

For students who are interested in STEM careers. Registration ends June 4.


July 12 – 16, 2021: Hands-On

For students who are interested in trade and technical careers. Registration ends July 2.


July 26 – 30, 2021: Endless Possibilities

A combination of STEM, trade, and technical opportunities for students who are not quite sure what career to choose. Registration ends July 16.


Our partner companies this year include Bayer, Centene, Mercy, Nestle Purina PetCare, Riot Games, Wells Fargo, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity for your child to explore careers at companies committed to disability hiring and learn skills they need to transition to an independent, productive future!


How much does Dream Big cost?

The camp fee is $100 per week. Information about tuition assistance is available upon request.


How is Dream Big being facilitated?

Dream Big will be hosted via Zoom.


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



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


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