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
2021 Safety Protocols 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!
2021 Family Camp Dates
June 13 – 19, 2021
June 20 – 26, 2021
August 1 – 7, 2021
August 8 – 14, 2021
2021 Family Camp Rates (the same as 2020)
Ages 0 – 2 $ 0
Ages 2 – 3 $250
Ages 4 – 11 $494
Ages 12+ $661
* Non-Refundable Deposit due at registration: $250/per Camper Family (Eligible to be reimbursed through county/waiver funding)!
Youth Camp 2021 – suspended
After much discernment, the Camp AweSum and UCCI leadership teams have made the difficult decision to suspend the Camp AweSum Youth program for Summer 2021.
We had been hopeful that with many modifications (such as shorter stays and smaller capacities) during another COVID year we would be in a spot where we could safely host Camp AweSum Youth Camp at Pilgrim Center as Youth Camp is no longer held at Moon Beach. We are all so disappointed that this unfortunately will not happen in 2021. However, with the support of the Camp AweSum and UCCI leadership teams, we plan to host this amazing program in the summer of 2022 at Pilgrim Center!
We miss you and cannot wait to see you in 2022!!
The Camp AweSum leadership has created a helpful Social Story for you to share with your youth camper: Camp AweSum Youth 2021 – Cancelled – Social Story
Youth Camp – NEW in 2022 – at Pilgrim Center
Camp AweSum Youth Camp is moving to Pilgrim Center in 2022!!! Camp AweSum Youth will look a little different; there will be multiple weeks of smaller groups of campers. The leadership will work to 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!
Youth Camp Registration Opens 1/2/22 at 9:09am!
More information and exciting news about the Camp AweSum Youth program move to Pilgrim Center in 2022 will be coming throughout this year so be sure to check our website often!
Looking for a fun way to support Camp AweSum? Join us for the June 3rd at the
Golf Fore Kids 25th Annual benefit Golf event! Funds raised at this wonderful event directly support Camp AweSum!
2021 Registration Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that any referenced layout information is given for users on a desktop computer.
How do I edit a form after I’ve completed the Registration Process?
- Filling out a new form that is required for your session: You will see “Incomplete Tasks” highlighted on your account homepage. Click to find a list of tasks/forms to complete in order to attend camp. Complete each form until no more incomplete tasks/forms are listed!
- Making changes to an existing form: When you’re logged into your account’s homepage, click on the account member’s name whose forms you’d like to edit. Next click “My Forms.” All your current forms should appear. Click on the name of the form you’d like to edit. Complete the changes on the form. Be sure to save your changes by clicking the button at the bottom of the form!
What if the event is full?
If the event is full, please register for the Waitlist! Every year we are able to offer spots to waitlisted guests so please don’t overlook this option. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted by phone or email to decide if you still want to attend the event.