About Camp Awesum
Camp AweSum, a not-for-profit charitable organization, began as a youth-only camp in 2005. Additionally, in 2009 Moon Beach Camp began offering the family camp opportunity. In 2011, Camp AweSum assumed the organization of family camp in addition to the existing youth camp.
Camp AweSum is the result of dedicated hours of planning on behalf of a committed Board. Dr. Glenis Benson, an autism consultant, joined the Board at its inception. Other Board members include businessmen/women, parents of children with autism, special education teachers, an occupational therapist, and a registered nurse.
Camp AweSum has two types of camps, one for youths only and one for families who have a child with an ASD. Both camps are held at the same site, Moon Beach Camp, which is located at beautiful Moon Lake, in the majestic Northwoods near St. Germain, Wisconsin.
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.
Our vision is to provide an experience that enables campers to feel pride in learning new skills while being away from home. Campers will be with children their age, who share similar interests, skills, and wonderful gifts. Campers will learn new skills, gain confidence in being away from home, develop lifelong friendships, experience a summer camp without stress and anxiety, and be supported in all they attempt to do. Self-esteem will soar, and friendships will burgeon at Camp AweSum!
Family camp is an opportunity to vacation with other families who “understand your story.” The age and functioning level of the person on the Autism Spectrum is irrelevant for this camp. This is an extraordinary opportunity for families to relax and rejuvenate in an idyllic Northwoods setting while enjoying the understanding and support provided by other families and by an organization and staff that embrace differences. You’ll have opportunities to share tales and laugh about things only families such as yours could know and appreciate!
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!
2018 Youth Camp Rates
2018 Youth Camp Dates
June 25, 2018 – June 30, 2018
(Please note the change **MONDAY arrival, SATURDAY departure** )
2018 Family Camp Rates
Ages 0 – 2 $ 0
Ages 2 – 3 Coming soon
Ages 4 – 11 Coming soon
Ages 12+ Coming soon
2018 Family Camp Dates
June 17 – 23, 2018
July 15 – 21, 2018
August 12 – 18, 2018
* Please note: Camp AweSum events will only have the published rates above available, they will not have the two tier rate options.