About Camp Awesum
Camp AweSum is a Not-For-Profit charitable organization, 501(c)3, located in St. Germain Wisconsin, dedicated to providing a one week summer camp for children (ages 9-15) on the Autism Spectrum as well as three Family Camps for children and their parents. All camps are supported by experienced professionals, including Autism Specialist, Dr. Glenis Benson, and Occupational Therapists that are supervised by Jill Umlauf.
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.
Camp AweSum aims to provide an experience that enables campers, ages 9-15, to access a camp experience that is similar to those available across the nation to kids without disabilities. Campers on the spectrum are supported in a respect-based manner, by counselors and staff that use proactive sensory strategies and visual supports. Through intentional programming, campers are able to try new activities, learn new skills, and engage with peers!
Family camp is an opportunity to vacation with other families who “understand your story.” All families with a child on the spectrum are welcome, as there are no age or functioning level requirements! This is an extraordinary opportunity for families to relax and rejuvenate in an idyllic Northwoods setting, while connecting with other families and being supported by an organization and staff that embrace differences. You’ll have opportunities for respite, try new outdoor activities, and share stories that only families such as yours could know and appreciate!
All of our camps are held at Moon Beach. Moon Beach is nestled in the Northwoods, between Eagle River and St. Germain on the shores of Moon Lake & Little Saint Germain Lake. Cabins overlook Moon Lake amongst the native pine, oak and birch trees. Here you’ll enjoy clear waters, mixed forests with numerous nature trails, and a wide variety of wildlife.
Camp facilities at Moon Beach include modern and clean cabins in a pristine Northwoods environment. Meals are enjoyed in a family –like atmosphere at the spacious Moon Beach dining hall. Camp AweSum is a typical camp experience with all the trimmings; arts & crafts, canoeing/kayaking/sailing, hiking, swimming, fishing, campfires, bog walks, and the less typical events like Karaoke, Variety Show and Dance night.
The staff of Camp AweSum will work to support the campers to enjoy camp to the best of their ability. Self-esteem will soar at Camp AweSum!
Come join the fun!
2019 Youth Camp Dates
June 24, 2019 – June 29, 2019
(Please note – **MONDAY arrival, SATURDAY departure** )
2019 Youth Camp Rates
* Non-Refundable Deposit due at registration: $100/Youth Camper (Eligible to be reimbursed through county/waiver funding)!
2019 Family Camp Dates
June 16 – 22, 2019
July 14 – 20, 2019
August 11 – 17, 2019
2019 Family Camp Rates
Ages 0 – 2 $ 0
Ages 2 – 3 $250
Ages 4 – 11 $484
Ages 12+ $648
* Non-Refundable Deposit due at registration: $250/per Camper Family (Eligible to be reimbursed through county/waiver funding)!