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.
Space is limited, so advanced registration required. No walk-ins.
Cost = $37.50 per day or $160 for all 5 days*
Register online or call 920-968-1742.
*Campership grants are awarded, as funds are available, to families needing assistance. Request financial assistance information by clicking Campership Application
To attend, you must be a new or previous recipient of the Teen Sibling Leadership Award.
To apply, click Teen Sib Leadership Award Application
Teens age 13 or older should apply no later than May 1. Download 2019 Teen Sib Leadership App. Previous winners may register online or by calling 920-968-1742.
Don’t miss the application deadline – May 1.
Siblings who have completed at least their freshman year in college are eligible to apply for a paid summer intern program with WisconSibs.
For siblings ages 9-16, Sib Camp is an opportunity for some respite for siblings and 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.
Activities 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.
THREE sessions available in Summer 2020
June 18-21 for ages 9 and older at Peninsula State Park site (sleeping in tents) $275/camper (space limited to 10 campers)*
August 3-6 for ages 9-11 at Wagon Trail Campsite (bed sleeping in yurts) $325/camper (space limited to 14 campers)*
August 9-12 for ages 12-16 at Wagon Trail Campsite (bed sleeping in yurts) $325/camper (space limited to 14 campers)*
Campers report to the Door County Adventure/Team Leadership Center at NOON (note: 2 hours later than in past years) of the first day of camp. Pick up is NOON the last day of camp.
Advanced registration required. No walk-ins. ENROLLMENT-PERMISSION FORM – complete this form AFTER registering and making payment.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15, 2020.
*Campership grants are awarded, as funds are available, to families needing assistance. For financial assistance information contact us.
Summer 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.