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 . 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.
Family Camp – at Moon Beach
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.
Family Camp is held 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!
2022 Family Camp Dates – Coming Soon!
Youth Camp – NEW in 2022 – at Daycholah Center
Camp AweSum Youth Camp is moving to Daycholah Center in 2022!!! Camp AweSum Youth will look a little different but the leadership will make sure the programming you have loved in the past is the same, with some enhancements. Campers will continue to be supported in a respect-based manner, by counselors and staff that use proactive sensory strategies and visual supports. With intentional programming, campers will continue to be able to try new activities, learn new skills, and engage with peers.
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!
More information and exciting news about the Camp AweSum Youth program move to Daycholah Center in 2022 will be coming so be sure to check our website often!
Looking for a fun way to support Camp AweSum? Join us on June 2nd at the
Golf Fore Kids 26th Annual benefit Golf event! Funds raised at this wonderful event directly support Camp AweSum!