“Always helps to humble me and keep me aware that my life’s problems are small compared to what others have to deal with. My favorite moments are the smiles on the children’s and participant’s faces as they are enjoying themselves.” – Volunteer Boater, Kemp Lake

“My son was able to be taught about fishing, water safety, nature and interacting with a stranger he never met, and it helped a lot. Captain Jack was amazing. He bonded with my son who doesn’t interact with others very often. Captain Jack went above and beyond and I’m so thankful for that. He even took my son on a ride around the property which helped my son when he was overwhelmed. This experience was amazing. Thank you to the Kemp family, Captain Jack, the other boat Captains, and volunteers. What you volunteered to do will forever hold a special spot in my heart as I don’t get to see my son smile often but you all made that happen. Thank you for the experience and thank you for taking time to work with children who have special needs.” – Parent of Participant, Kemp Lake

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 6 – 18, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!

Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events include lots of fun and celebration! You can expect 2-3 hours of fishing, a delicious lunch and an awards celebration where your child will receive a personalized plaque. The event will start at 8:00 am and will end at 1:00 pm. Please note a parent or guardian must be present with your child for the entirety of the event. If you are volunteering for this event you should expect about 6-7 hours of time at event, arriving before participants and staying after to help wrap things up. This is a day of fishing the children, families and volunteers will never forget! 

Event Location

Kemp Lake
1357 Grotemac Lake Road
Leasburg, MO 65535 (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Fred Kemp
(314) 323-7191

Lori Coleman
(618) 772-6704


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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Kemp Lake Game Preserve, Air Travel & Cruises, St. Louis Thrive, Signature Filling Company, Cuba Knights of Columbus, Sean Sullivan, Mike Ryan, Wallis Companies, Midstate Paving, Fred M. Kemp IV, Ken Harrington / Lea Luchetti, McClains’s Corner Bar & Grill, Donna Carillo, Jean & David Koller, Pete Macher, Jean and David Koller, Connor Slattery, Keith Kehrer, The Korpecki Companies, Dave Shone, Charles & Heather Baine, Lutz Contracting, Stuart Schuchardt, Jim Bulejski Architects