Note: The term “WisconSib” or “Sib” refers to the child who has a sister or brother with a disability, long-term illness, or mental health condition.”
WHAT IS SIBDAYS OF SUMMER?
For over 22 years, WisconSibs has offered SibDays as a day-camp style program for children ages 6-12 who have siblings with disabilities, long-term illness, or mental health conditions. 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.
Date: Daily July 17-21, 2023 10 am – 3 pm Location: Plamann Park 1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton, WI
The Teen Sib Leadership Award is open to teen siblings ages 13-17 who are eager for a challenge and have a heart for serving others. To win an award you MUST APPLY. Once you have received the award you do not need to apply again to participate in the Teen Sib Leadership Day and all other events.
DOWNLOAD TEEN SIB LEADERSHIP AWARD APPLICATION
Award winners participate in the Teen Sib Leadership Day (see below). The day includes team building and leadership skill activities. Lunch, all supplies provided. Participation is FREE and open to new and previous award winners.
This one-day training guarantees to be exciting and fun while helping teen sibs build leadership skills.
With our summer theme, “LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION”, the Teen Sib Leadership Day will definitely be fun. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.
**To attend, you must be a new or previous recipient of the Teen Sibling Leadership Award and complete the Consent form.
DOWNLOAD CONSENT FORM.
Teens age 13 or older should apply no later than May 1. Download Teen Sib Leadership App. Previous winners may register online or contact us.
Siblings who have completed at least their freshman year in college are eligible to apply for a paid summer intern program with WisconSibs. Up to two interns are awarded a position each summer.
Questions? Contact us
Ages 12-16 Devil’s Lake State Park (tents)
Ages 12-16 Wagon Trail (yurts)
Ages 9-11 Wagon Trail (yurts)
Ages 12-16 Wagon Trail (yurts)
WHAT IS SIB CAMP? 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.
Download WHAT TO BRING TO SIB CAMP – SIB CAMP DIRECTIONS
REGISTRATION-PERMISSION FORM – a link to this form will be sent to you after your Enrollment-Registration is complete and payment (or Campership) is received.
*Campership grants are awarded, as funds are available, to families needing assistance. For financial assistance information contact us. Contact your county for information about applying CLTS funds.
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.