Camp AweSum

Summer camp for children on the autism spectrum and their families

Camp AweSum Mission Statement

We are transforming lives by providing a respect-based culture of acceptance, support, and understanding for those who are touched by autism, through community building and education.

Welcome to Camp AweSum!

Camp AweSum Family Camp at Moon Beach is an opportunity to vacation with other families who ‘understand your story.’ Camp AweSum Family Camp will fill your heart and provide you with much-needed rest, relaxation, and play. Experience the hospitality and acceptance of our staff with other families. Share a week in a community like no other for this exceptional opportunity in the beauty of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Respite is provided daily between breakfast and lunch by trained volunteers. During your respite time, campers age five and older, regardless of neurodiversity, will participate in activities such as archery, boating, and drumming. This gives parents/caregivers time to rejuvenate while enjoying activities on their own. Some families bring bicycles and enjoy the miles of paved trails in the area. Others go kayaking, fishing, hiking, participate in yoga, or guided arts and crafts sessions.

Everyone will enjoy traditional camping activities such as swimming, games, and campfires.

Camp AweSum 2024 Dates

Camp AweSum Family Camp 1:  June 16-22, 2024

Camp AweSum Family Camp 2:  June 23-29, 2024

Camp AweSum Family Camp 3:  August 4-10, 2024

NEW! Camp AweSum 5-Day Family Camp: August 11-15, 2024

In 2024, there will be three full weeks and one shorter week of Camp AweSum Family Camp. Volunteers are needed for all sessions. 

There will be no youth camp in 2024. We are still discussing the best way to offer youth camp in terms of location and staffing.

Registration for 2024 Camp AweSum Family Camps and volunteers will open on

Monday, January 15, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Register online or by calling 715-479-8255

Clicking the Register button will open a new window for the account creation/account login page. After creating your account and logging in, select yourself as a participant and filter the sessions by Moon Beach. 

Family Camp Registration Example

Here is a tutorial video that walks through the process of registering for Family Camp. If you have questions or need help with registering, please contact us! 

August 2024

Camp AweSum Family Camp 3

Camp AweSum Family Camp is an opportunity to vacation with other families who ‘understand your story.’ This week will fill your heart and provide you with much-needed rest, relaxation, and play. Take part in scheduled activities, respite, and unstructured time to enjoy camp as a family.
04 - 10 Aug
All Day
Moon Beach
1487 Moon Beach Road, St. Germain, WI 54558

Volunteer – Camp AweSum Family Camp 3

Observe, learn, and work alongside experienced professionals in the field of autism to provide respite care each morning, various afternoon hours, and one evening during the week of camp. Volunteers will increase their understanding of individuals on the autism spectrum and gain information to use in their own school, career, or community. Volunteers may also […]
04 - 10 Aug
All Day
Moon Beach
1487 Moon Beach Road, St. Germain, WI 54558

Camp AweSum 5-Day Family Camp

NEW! Camp AweSum Family Camp is an opportunity to vacation with other families who ‘understand your story.’ This 5-day camp will fill your heart and provide you with much-needed rest, relaxation, and play. Take part in scheduled activities, respite, and unstructured time to enjoy camp as a family.
11 - 15 Aug
All Day
Moon Beach
1487 Moon Beach Road, St. Germain, WI 54558

Volunteer – Camp AweSum 5-Day Family Camp

Observe, learn, and work alongside experienced professionals in the field of autism to provide respite care each morning, various afternoon hours, and one evening during the week of camp. Volunteers will increase their understanding of individuals on the autism spectrum and gain information to use in their own school, career, or community. Volunteers may also […]
11 - 15 Aug
All Day
Moon Beach
1487 Moon Beach Road, St. Germain, WI 54558
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Camp AweSum is a not-for-profit charitable organization, 501(c)3, dedicated to providing summer camp opportunities for those touched by autism. Camps are supported by experienced professionals and trained volunteers.

Camp AweSum Mission Statement: We are transforming lives by providing a respect-based culture of acceptance, support, and understanding for those who are touched by autism, through community building and education.

In 2024, there will be three full weeks and one shorter week of CA Family Camp. 

June 16-22, 2024

June 23-29, 2024

August 4-10, 2024

August 11-15, 2024 New, shorter week (Sun-Thurs)

Registration will open on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.!

There will be no youth camp in 2024. We are still discussing the best way to offer youth camp in terms of location and staffing. Youth camp is the most expensive endeavor for Camp AweSum because of staffing.

If you are interested in working with children on the autism spectrum and their families, please consider volunteering for Camp AweSum Family Camp at Moon Beach.

It is one of the most rewarding, life-changing, impactful experiences you will ever have. There are so many things to learn and experience, so many ways to grow and change, and so many friends that you will make along the way

I use the knowledge I learned from camp every single day! Neurodiversity is everywhere, and it is important to understand that no matter where you go, you do not know what someone is going through

Volunteer counselors support all the children of the families (those on the spectrum and those not on the spectrum) for three hours each morning, one hour in the afternoon, and one evening during the week of camp. Campers have all meals with their families. Volunteer counselors will have various afternoon hours. Volunteer counselor’s duties are finished after families leave and camp is packed up. Youth volunteers under 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a group chaperone or guardian.

When not providing respite or supporting camp activities, volunteers may enjoy the many amenities and natural beauty of Moon Beach. Volunteers will receive training and will complete a background check after signing up.

Lodging and meals are provided for volunteers; if you would like to offset this cost, please consider making a donation.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER!

Clicking sign up will open a new window for the account creation/account login page.

Camp AweSum

CampAweSum@ucci.org

800-683-UCCI (8224)

 

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