Summer Programs – Sibling Intern

SibDays of Summer – 2017 WisconSibs Summer brochure

SibDays of Summer – Making friends. Having fun. Enjoying the outdoors.

SibDays of Summer – Making friends. Having fun. Enjoying the outdoors.

A day-camp for children ages 6-12 who have siblings with special needs, this high energy day-camp is packed with games, arts and crafts, hikes and hunts, a carnival, playground fun, swimming and lots of other exciting outdoor fun.  PLUS . . . siblings make new friends and have the opportunity to share and celebrate the challenges and joys of being a sibling.  It is typically held in July at Plamann Park, just north of Appleton.

SibDays of Summer directors are trained WisconSibs Sibshop facilitators.  Campers especially enjoy their teen and young adult small group leaders, many of whom also have siblings with special needs.

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July 17-21, 2017 – Plamann Park, Appleton

Space is limited, so advanced registration required.  No walk-ins.
Cost = $35 per day or $150 for all 5 days*
Register online or call 920-968-1742.  SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
Download – 2017 WisconSibs Summer brochure

*Campership grants are awarded, as funds are available, to families needing assistance.  Request financial assistance information by clicking Campership Application 2017

Teen Sib Leadership Day (TSL) – June 20 – Appleton, WI

088A one-day exciting and fun skill building experience for teen siblings who have been awarded the Teen Sibling Leadership Award.  June 20, 2017 at City Park, 500 E Franklin St., Appleton from 10 am – 3 pm.

To attend, you must be a new or previous recipient of the Teen Sibling Leadership Award.  Teens age 13 or older should apply no later than May 1.  Download 2017 Teen Sib Leadership Application    Previous winners may register for the June 20th event by calling 920-968-1742 or REGISTER ONLINE.

SIB LEADER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
 Siblings who have completed at least their freshman year in college are eligible to apply for a paid summer intern program with WisconSibs. Positions filled. 

For more information, click  WisconSibs Sib Leader Intern Description-Summer-2017
For application, click 2017 Sib Internship Application

Sib Leaders In Training Camp SibLIT- July 25-27, 2017

If you’re a sibling aTeen Sib Leadership 2015 (34)ge 14 or older and ready for some serious fun and team building, request Enrollment Forms for this Teen Leadership Camp. NEW FOR SUMMER 2017 – Cabin camping in Door County with Team Leadership Center guides. Campers set their own personal goals for the camp experience. Gear provided. Unforgettable experience. SPACE STILL AVAILABLE

Register online to request Enrollment Forms or download SibLIT2017EnrollmentForms and mail to WisconSibs office.   2017 WisconSibs Summer brochure


Sib Camp

For siblings ages 9-16, Sib Camp is an opportunity to kick back, experience the freedom and thrill of adventure and share a great time with peers who truly understand the ups and downs of life with siblings who have special needs.

1620594_285969371590635_7038379701286800850_nActivities include biking, hiking, swimming, paddling, zip lining, stargazing, camp cooking, campfires, ecology, photography, and much more!

Sib Camp is held at the Team Leadership Center near Sturgeon Bay in Door County, and is guided by experienced Team Leadership Center staff who are certified in education, ropes course, kayak, lifeguard, CPR and first aid.  It is open to sibs from across the state.

2017 WisconSibs Summer brochure

Download ENROLLMENT FORMS FOR 2017 COMING SOON.

10561631_286737211513851_5478398368456877118_nSib Camp – 4 day/3 night in Door County, WI

Two sessions available in 2017

August 5-8 for ages 9-11  at Wagon Trail Camp site (bed sleeping in yurts)   $375/camper*
August 10-13 for ages 12-16 at Newport State Park site  (tent sleeping)  $325/camper* SPACE STILL AVAILABLE

Campers report to the Door County Adventure/Team Leadership Center at 10 am of the first day of camp.  Pick up is noon the last day of camp.

Space limited to 16 per session.  Advanced registration required.  No walk-ins.

Register online to request Enrollment Forms or download SibCamp2017-EnrollmentForms and mail to WisconSibs office.

2017 WisconSibs Summer brochure

*Campership grants are awarded, as funds are available, to families needing assistance.  Request financial assistance information by clicking Campership Application 2017

 


 

SibDays of Summer – Making friends. Having fun. Enjoying the outdoors.

SibDays of Summer – Making friends. Having fun. Enjoying the outdoors.

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Sib Camp – Adventuring the outdoors. Making great friends. Practicing leadership.


Camp is Good for Sibs

camp-photo1Summer can get boring and sometimes pretty difficult for kids, especially siblings at home together.  A break from one another, the couch and the electronic toys with the opportunity to play freely with other children outdoors are some of the most valuable features of the camps and summer activities offered by the WisconSibs.

Campers build confidence.  Make lifelong friends. Learn new skills.  Enjoy a sense of independence. All with others who share the concerns and joys of growing up with siblings who have special needs.

Camp is a place to make lifelong friends.  A place to discover their passions and develop character.  A place to try new things.  According to the American Camp Association, 63% of children who learn new activities at camp will sustain an interest in those activities well after camp is over.


What do Parents Say About WisconSibs Summer Programs?

  • “My son has increasingly gotten kinder to his sister over the years, and I think a large part of that is having an outlet such as SibDays where he can talk about his sister with other children. I think it makes him feel less alone.”
  • “My daughter looks forward to this EVERY year. All staff is so great with the kids. I never worry about dropping her off. I know she is in great hands and gets physical and emotional support she needs.”
  • “My son has a lot of fun while attending and it seems to keep him calmer and help him deal with his sister. He comes home and is much kinder to her and we all get along better.”
  • “[After SibDays] my daughter did talk to me about how she is feeling when it comes to fairness in our family. How she feels cheated sometimes.  This was on day 2 and I was thrilled she felt comfortable enough to bring this up and talk about it with me.  I know it’s hard to express these types of feelings and she did so very honestly.  Thank you!”