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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Locker rooms, Shower facilities, Parking area, Ramps, Front desk/Reception area, Swimming pool

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Adapted P.E., Therapeutic Recreation
  • Staff Certification:Registered Nurse

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 3 to 90

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Seating systems for canoeing, adaptive harness for climbing tower, accessible vans to get to activity locations

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Operating year-round, the Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Camp is unique. Not only are we one of the only programs in Wisconsin that provides overnight, individualized respite care, but we also accept campers with severe and multiple disabilities who have been turned down by many other programs.

Each camper�s around-the-clock individual counselor ensures that the camper�s daily routine is maintained at camp. These highly-trained and caring counselors are assisted by 24 hour program staff and volunteers and are backed up with the expertise of our on-site registered nurse. Parents and caregivers can take comfort in knowing that their loved ones� needs are being met.

And then the fun begins! Because of the one-to-one care Respite Camp provides, activities can be carefully tailored to meet the recreational, social and emotional needs of each and every camper.

Campers can take part in tandem bike and tractor-trailer rides, enjoy swimming and nature hikes, and experience the thrill of our high ropes course. A variety of sports and games are offered (on rainy days and in cold weather, we have a gym full of equipment so that the fun is uninterrupted), and campers also enjoy our accessible playground with swings, a sandbox and climbing equipment. There are field trips as well, to pumpkin patches and zoos and attractions in nearby Wisconsin Dells.