About Camp AweSum
Camp AweSum is a Not-For-Profit charitable organization, 501(c)3, dedicated to providing summer camp opportunities for children (ages 9-15) on the autism spectrum as well as four Family Camps for children on the autism spectrum along with their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Camps are supported by experienced professionals, including speech pathologists, special education teachers, and occupational therapists.
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.
Family Camp – at Moon Beach
Family camp is an opportunity to be with other families who ‘understand your story.’ All families with a member on the spectrum are welcome, as there are no age or support needs requirements! This is an opportunity for families to relax and rejuvenate in an idyllic Northwoods setting while connecting with other families and being supported by trained staff that embraces differences. You will have opportunities for respite, try new outdoor activities, and share stories that the other families will know and appreciate.
Family Camp is held at Moon Beach, nestled in the Northwoods of Wisconsin between Eagle River and St. Germain on the shores of Moon Lake and Little St. Germain Lake. Camp facilities include modern, clean cabins found amongst the native pine, oak, and birch trees. Meals are enjoyed in a family-like atmosphere. Camp AweSum is a typical camping experience: swimming, boating, hiking, arts & crafts, fishing, and campfires. Less typical events include karaoke, variety show, and dance night.
In 2023, there will be three weeks of CA Family Camp, two in June and one in August. We have condensed the family camps to three weeks to best fill our weeks with campers and volunteers.
– Save the Date –
CAF 1 June 11-17, 2023
CAF 2 June 18-24, 2023
CAF 3 August 6-12, 2023
Unfortunately, there will be no youth camp in 2023. 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. To support youth camp, we will be increasing our fundraising efforts with the goal of having it back on the calendar for 2024.
UCCI will be using a new, online registration system. New and returning guests will create a new account. In preparation for this, we encourage you to allow plenty of time to complete your registration. Technical support will be available and the UCCI team can assist you with questions about the events. In the meantime, here is a list of information to gather:
- Name, address, phone, email, and birthday of the primary contact person for your online account holder
- Name and contact information for an alternate emergency contact
- Names, birthdays, and grade levels of youth participants
- Name and contact information for the agency and caseworker that manages your third-party billing
In preparation for making your event selections, please take note of the following:
- The site hosting the event is Moon Beach/MB
- Event names are
- Camp AweSum Family Camp 1 (06/11/2023-06/17/2023)
- Camp AweSum Family Camp 2 (06/18/2023-06/24/2023)
- Camp AweSum Family Camp 3 (08/06/2023-08/12/2023)
Bookmark the UCCI 2023 events page for opening day and watch for more helpful hints about the online registration system to be shared soon.
We expect to reach capacity with the weeks of family camp and encourage all guests to utilize the wait list for openings. Families with questions or concerns may contact us by email at [email protected].
Volunteers at Camp AweSum Family Camp provide much-needed respite to parents and caregivers. 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 enjoy the opportunities that our camp environment offers such as swimming, boating, hiking, archery, and more. Ages 14 and up. “Camp AweSum has a flexible, uplifting, unique dynamic that creates a safe and welcoming environment for anyone who enters. I can honestly say that being a member of this camp for just one week has had a lasting effect on my entire life.” – K.W. CA Volunteer
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