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 on the autism spectrum. 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!
January 25-27, 2019: “Care for the Caregiver” – A Retreat for Parents and Caregivers at Moon Beach
This retreat is designed to give rest and renewal to those who care for children with special needs. This restorative event is led by Laura Sollinger and Brian McNurlen, parents from Camp AweSum. Join us for a relaxed weekend just for you! Singles and couples welcome!
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)!