When campers arrive at Camp Wawbeek just north of Wisconsin Dells, they have full access to 400 acres of beautiful woodlands. Within the classic camp setting, campers can boat, fish, hike, climb, swim, play basketball, do crafts, race through obstacle courses and fly through the air on a zipline! Dorms provide comfortable accommodations, and the dining hall is a central meeting spot for more than just meals.
Campers are encouraged to challenge themselves with new experiences and set goals for new accomplishments. There is plenty of fun and time to relax while making new friends and reminiscing with old ones. During the evening, campers can attend dances and special events, perform a little karaoke, join in singing songs and laughing over stories told around a campfire.
Counselors are highly trained to meet the individual needs of each camper � whether that�s helping with personal care or acting as a cheerleader as a camper tackles a new challenge.The extracurricular, educational and personal development activities reap year-round rewards.
Outcomes include easier adjustments to new environments, a greater sense of personal satisfaction, and improved personal habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Best of all, the friendships formed at camp provide a support and social network that can last a lifetime. At camp, disabilities seem to disappear as campers build confidence and realize just how much they can do.
The youth and teen sessions at Camp Wawbeek are designed for individuals with:
For those with no physical disability and mild to moderate cognitive disability, Trailblazers sessions are designed to meet these needs.
Weekend Sessions (one staff person is paired with three campers)
During weekend sessions, campers take a break from their usual winter routine and enjoy the outdoors and comfortable camp accommodations. Trained Easter Seals counselors and a registered nurse are on site to support campers in a safe and fun weekend. Camp Wawbeek is a unique environment that allows a camper to experience many different things that they may not be able to otherwise while socializing with their peers.
Sponsoring Organization Contact Information:
Easter Seals Wisconsin
101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (800) 422-2324
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