We wanted to provide some updates on summer camps for 2021 as families start planning. We will update as we have more information. When considering camps there can be many options depending on your child’s needs and interests. You can talk to camps to see if they can accommodate your child or other parents who may have already had their children participate.
YMCA Camp Sturtevant in Wausau offers day camps for the entire summer as well as other opportunities. They do accept the child care subsidy and have camper scholarships. Kids are outside all day enjoying camp and the activities that come with it. There is an indoor building for activities for rainy weather. www.woodsonymca.com/summer-camp
Also in the Wausau area, Rainbow’s End Day Camp for children 5-21 is typically held in July but is canceled this year. www.aspirus.org/rainbowsend-day-camp
Camp Awesum fills up very quickly each year and they are only holding their Family Camp this year. Registration for Youth Camp for 2022 opens on 1/2/22.
Wisconsin Lions Camp is running this year with less campers due to Covid-19. Each week they have a cap of 100 campers. The link below is updated weekly to show how many openings are still available for each week. www.wisconsinlionscamp.com/summer-camp/
WisconSibs is offering sibling camps this summer in Door County- wisconsibs.org/whats_happening/eventscalendar/
Our partners at Family Voices of Wisconsin created this list of camps across the state a few years ago if you are looking outside the area: familyvoiceswi.org/resource-library/1304/.
Cost of camps: Camps are funded in a variety of ways and the costs can vary greatly. For example, Wisconsin Lions Camp is $25 to attend, but when the camper gets to camp they are able to use those funds at the camp store. Child care subsidies or a sliding fee scale may assist with camp. Some camps have scholarships available or you may be able to utilize CLTS funds for camp as respite. Give us a call if you need help navigating this or want more information.