Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for families who have children with disabilities. This event brings together families and the providers who support them to learn, connect, and become more knowledgeable about programs and services for their children.
This year’s conference will be held on May 11-12, 2023. WisconSibs will be offering a Sibshop on Thursday, May 11 from 9 am – noon.
To learn more about the conference go to CirclesofLifeConference.com
Who benefits from attending WisconSibs training?
Siblings age 16 and older of people with disabilities
School and child care personnel
Therapists, health professionals
Current Sibshop facilitators looking to refresh their knowledge; gain new insight
This two-day Sibshop Facilitator training includes:
Questions? We are happy to answer any question. Just contact us
*Note: This is first-generation Sibshop training that allows trainees to start Sibshops in their own community or join the troupe of WisconSibs facilitators that will help expand the number of WisconSibs Sibshops offered throughout Wisconsin. Emily Holl, Director of the Sibling Support Project, will be the trainer.
More information and registration at foxcitiesbutterflyfestival.com/registration/why-register
Sib Camp June 22-25 for Ages 12-16 at Devil’s Lake State Park*, Baraboo WI (sleeping in tents)
This Sib Camp is 4 days, 3 nights of hiking, swimming, and much more. Guided by experienced Door County Adventure Center staff certified in education, ropes course, kayak, lifeguard, CPR and first aid. Siblings get to kick back and experience the freedom and thrill of adventure while sharing a great time with other Sibs who “get it”. This camp session features tent sleeping and is limited to 10 campers.
Health and Consent Forms will be sent to you after Registration is received. Enrollment is complete once all paperwork and payment have been received.
NOTE: Campers will meet at 3pm on June 22 at the lower Ice Age Trail Campground and should be picked up by 12pm on June 25.
This high energy day-camp for siblings ages 6-12 is held at Plamann Park just north of Appleton. Each day is packed with activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, hikes and hunts, games, carnival and playground fun. PLUS—siblings have the opportunity to share and celebrate the challenges and joys of being a sibling.
All campers start the first day at the Chris Brandt shelter. Older campers expand into their own shelter part of each day.
Sign up for 3 or more days.
$50 per day* or $225 for all 5 days **
SibDays 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 to 45 campers.
** Check with your case manager to learn if your county will pay some or all of the fee for this sibling respite program.
Plamann Park—1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton: From
HWY 41, exit Ballard Rd., go north 2.2 miles, turn left on Broadway to park entrance. Follow signs to your WisconSibs event.
Registrations accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.