Our two camps (both located on 400 acres of wooded land in Wisconsin Dells) offer ten unique programs that accommodate a wide range of abilities while providing a much-needed break for parents and caregivers.
Camp Wawbeek's core philosophy is to encourage campers to challenge themselves with new experiences and to set goals for new accomplishments. Camp Wawbeek offers programs where campers enjoy their stay in small groups: Wawbeek, Transition Team, Pioneer, and Teens and Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism (ages 15-25). Campers are grouped with peers of similar age and interests in groups of two to six, depending on the needs of each camper. Small groups of two to three campers may be paired with one counselor, or three to six campers paired with two or more counselors. Camp Wawbeek strives to focus on the success of each camper, and wants campers to be supported by their peers and staff members alike. Camp Wawbeek serves campers ages 7 and up.
Our Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Wisconsin Respite Camp provides a 1:1 counselor to camper ratio, serving campers with medical conditions, behavior disorders or known physical aggression, and/or multiple disabilities that require one on one support throughout their day. Respite Camp's core philosophy is to provide a much-needed break to parents and caregivers with loved ones who require one-to-one supervision twenty-four hours a day, while providing each camper with a unique camp experience, catered to their individual needs. Each camper is a paired with a counselor who maintains the camper's daily routine. In addition to a 1:1 program, Respite Camp offers a program for children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism, with a care ratio of 1:2, for ages 7-18. Respite Camp serves ages 3 and up.
With the ever-changing needs of people in our communities, Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps are pleased to offer so many options to meet the needs of those who use our services. All of our programs provide respite and recreation. Please find below, guidelines to help you decide which Camp program best serves your needs:
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Please note these are just basic guidelines to help you decide in which program to participate. If a week you would like to attend doesn’t fit your schedule, or if you are unsure which program would best suit your needs, please contact us, and we will be happy to discuss with you the best fit. It is our goal for each person to have a successful camp experience.