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Apr
26
Tue
WisconSibs READ Book Club @ Zoom
Apr 26 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Book Club for adult Sibs!

wisconsibs readJoin other adults who have siblings with disabilities for this new book club designed just for you.

Here’s a chance to connect with other adult sibs while getting into a book on your reading list or a new read.

Any Sib may join from anywhere in Wisconsin. Books will be chosen by participants and meetings are expected to be held once per month via Zoom.

Don’t always have time to read? Join us anyway and read when you can (or use it as extra encouragement to make time to read.) Be open to a world of posSIBility!

 


https://bit.ly/wisconsibsREAD
(note: case sensitivity)

April 2022 – If at Birth You Don’t Success by Zach Anner

If at Birth You Dont Succeed

March 2022 – Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

Apr
29
Fri
Teen Sib Leaders Overnight – WI Autism Conference @ Kalahari Resort
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm

WisconSibs Teen Sib Leaders * will be leading the Sibshop on Saturday along with trained WisconSibs Sibshop Facilitators at the WI Autism Conference being held at the Kalahari, WI Dells.

On Friday, April 29, teen sibs will leave Appleton at noon and arrive at the Kalahari in time to meet other teen sibs attending the conference for some teen social time.

There will be plenty of time for fun in the waterpark attractions at the Kalahari later Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Hotel accommodations and three meals will be paid by WisconSibs, Inc. Teen Sib Leaders that are participating should bring money for snacks and one meal.

We are seeking parent chaperones who can drive Teen Sibs from Appleton to the Kalahari on Friday, chaperone a hotel room, and return to Appleton on Saturday. Contact Harriet if you are interested.

*Teen Sib Leaders apply to be selected and trained as leaders with WisconSibs. They often lead small groups, mentor young siblings, and volunteer throughout the year for various WisconSibs events.

 

Apr
30
Sat
Sibshop at 2022 WI Autism Conference @ Kalahari Resort
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm

WisconSibs will be providing Sibshop for children ages 8-12 who have siblings with autism and attending the WI Autism Conference being held at the Kalahari, WI Dells. WisconSibs Teen Sib Leaders will be leading the Sibshop along with trained WisconSibs Sibshop Facilitators. To sign up, visit the WI Autism Conference registration

May
12
Thu
Circles of Life Sibshop 2022 @ Holiday Inn Convention Center
May 12 @ 9:00 am – May 13 @ 12:00 pm

Sibshop for ages 8-17 at Circles of Life conference

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 12–13, 2022. You can attend
either in person or remotely (online).
Attend in Person The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The Holiday Inn is holding some rooms for conference attendees who want to stay at the hotel. We recommend making hotel reservations early.

To learn more about the conference go to CirclesofLifeConference.com

Sibshop offered to siblings ages 8-12

WisconSibs offers Sibshop for attendees who are 8-12 years old and have a sibling with developmental disabilities.

Sibshops are celebrations of the many contributions made by sisters and brothers of kids with special health or developmental needs.

This special Zoom Sibshop takes place Saturday, May 12 from 9 am – noon. It is for kids ages 8-12 who have siblings with disabilities and have registered for the Circles of Life conference.

At Sibshop kids will meet other kids who share the challenges and joys of having a sibling with disabilities. Of course, like all Sibshops, lots of fun! For registration information, visit https://www.circlesoflifeconference.com/sibshop/

May
25
Wed
WisconSibs READ Book Club @ Zoom
May 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Book Club for adult Sibs!

wisconsibs readJoin other adults who have siblings with disabilities for this new book club designed just for you.

Here’s a chance to connect with other adult sibs while getting into a book on your reading list or a new read.

Any Sib may join from anywhere in Wisconsin. Books will be chosen by participants and meetings are expected to be held once per month via Zoom.

Don’t always have time to read? Join us anyway and read when you can (or use it as extra encouragement to make time to read.) Be open to a world of posSIBility!

 


https://bit.ly/wisconsibsREAD
(note: case sensitivity)

May 2022 -A List of Cages by Robin Roe

A List of Cages

Jun
4
Sat
Sib Camp Orientation for Campers and their Parents @ Zoom
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This Zoom meeting is for Sib Campers and their parents.

You will meet your Sib Camp guides, hear about the activities planned for camp, learn what to bring to camp, and ask your questions.

Campers can get acquainted and parents can discuss ride sharing if they are interested.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81471425680?pwd=OWNQMkwyaEFjZkJsK1ZVQ3lPQ1ZMQT09

Meeting ID: 814 7142 5680           Passcode: WisconSibs

 

Jun
10
Fri
Sib Camp Orientation for Campers and their Parents @ Zoom
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Zoom meeting is for Sib Campers and their parents.

You will meet your Sib Camp guides, hear about the activities planned for camp, learn what to bring to camp, and ask your questions.

Campers can get acquainted and parents can discuss ride sharing if they are interested.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81471425680?pwd=OWNQMkwyaEFjZkJsK1ZVQ3lPQ1ZMQT09

Meeting ID: 814 7142 5680           Passcode: WisconSibs

 

Jun
16
Thu
Sib Camp 2022 – June 16-19 @ Devil's Lake State Park-Baraboo, WI
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm

NEW! Sib Camp June 16-19 for Ages 12-16 at Devil’s Lake State Park*, Baraboo WI (sleeping in tents)  $425/camperSib Camp Tent inside

New this year, this Sib Camp is  4 days, 3 nights of hiking, biking**, 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”.

Sib Camp is outfitted and guided by experienced DC Adventure Center staff. This camp session features tent sleeping and is limited to 10 campers.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

** Camper brings their own bike.

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 16 at the lower Ice Age Trail Campground and should be picked up by 12pm on June 19.

 

Jun
18
Sat
Madison Sibshop @ Lussier Community Education Center
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Family Voices of WI and WisconSibs are collaborating to offer this Sibshop in Madison for children ages 8-12 who have siblings with disabilities.

Like all Sibshops, this event will treat you to a combination of lively activities and time to relax with other kids who share the challenges and joys of having a sibling with disabilities.

The event is FREE, but registration is required. We look forward to meeting you!

REGISTER NOW!

 

Jun
21
Tue
Teen Sib Leadership Day 2022 @ ATW International Airport
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

INVITATION ONLY

New and previous winners of the Teen Sib Leadership Award are invited to this leadership training event. For details about applying for a Teen Sib Leadership Award click here.

Teen Sib Leadership Day 2022

Jun
23
Thu
Sib Camp 2022 – June 23-26 @ Peninsula State Park
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp – June 23-26 Ages 9-14  Peninsula State Park, Door County (sleeping in tents)  $375/camperSib Camp Tent inside

Great adventure for ages 9-14.  4 days, 3 nights hiking, biking**, swimming, paddling, and camping. 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”.

Sib Camp is outfitted and guided by experienced DC Adventure Center staff. The camp session at Peninsula State Park features sleeping in tents and is limited to 10 campers.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

** Camper brings their own bike.

Health and Consent Forms will be sent to you after Registration is received. Enrollment is complete once all paperwork and payment have been received.

Jun
29
Wed
WisconSibs READ Book Club @ Zoom
Jun 29 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Book Club for adult Sibs!

wisconsibs readJoin other adults who have siblings with disabilities for this new book club designed just for you.

Here’s a chance to connect with other adult sibs while getting into a book on your reading list or a new read.

Any Sib may join from anywhere in Wisconsin. Books will be chosen by participants and meetings are expected to be held once per month via Zoom.

Don’t always have time to read? Join us anyway and read when you can (or use it as extra encouragement to make time to read.) Be open to a world of posSIBility!

 


https://bit.ly/wisconsibsREAD
(note: case sensitivity)

June 2022 Book -To Be Announced

 (previous month’s book)

A List of Cages

Jul
11
Mon
SibDay Training for Volunteers and Teen Sib Leaders @ Badger Sports
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SibDays campers and leadersSibDays of Summer is a camp for children ages 6-12 who have siblings with disabilities. Training is required for volunteers, including Teen Sib Leaders planning to participate as a Group Leader, mentor, or junior camp counselor.

This training session is repeated on July 12 at 11 am if you are unable to attend on July 11.

Please click RSVP or text 608-778-5847 to let SibDays organizers know which session you are attending.  July 11 at 4 pm OR on July 12 at 11 am.

Jul
12
Tue
SibDay Training for Volunteers and Teen Sib Leaders @ Badger Sports
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

SibDays campers and leadersSibDays of Summer is a camp for children ages 6-12 who have siblings with disabilities. Training is required for volunteers, including Teen Sib Leaders planning to participate as a Group Leader, mentor, or junior camp counselor.

This training session is repeated on July 11 at 4:00 pm if you are unable to attend on July 12.

Please click RSVP or text 608-778-5847 to let SibDays organizers know which session you are attending.  July 11 at 4 pm OR on July 12 at 11 am.

Jul
14
Thu
Sib Camp 2022 – July 14-17 @ Wagon Trail Resort, Door County WI
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp  July 14-17 Ages 9-11  Wagon Trail, Door County (bed sleeping in yurts)  $475/camperYurt and picnic table

This is the ultimate adventure for ages 9-11.  4 days, 3 nights hiking, biking and camping. 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”.  Sleeping in yurts with beds.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

** Camper brings their own bike.

Health and Consent Forms will be sent to you after Registration is received. Enrollment is complete once all paperwork and payment have been received.

Interested in a similar camp but for ages 12-16? See August 4-7 Sib Camp

Jul
18
Mon
SibDays of Summer 2022 @ Plamann Park
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm

SibDays of Summer – July 18-22, 2022  SOLD OUT

(Contact us to be placed on wait list)

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. We will have cruising through the week having fun with our 2022 theme “A World of PosSibilities”.

 All campers start the first day at the Chris Brandt shelter. Older campers expand into their own shelter part of each day.

10am-3pm daily
Sign up for 3 or more days.
$45 per day* or $200 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.

DOWNLOAD SUMMER BROCHURE

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.

 

 

Jul
27
Wed
FREE Concert – Kick off the 25th Anniversary with the Sunshine Singers @ CopperRock Coffee
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for this FREE concert at the CopperRock Coffee Shop, 210 W College Ave, Appleton from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Come and go as you please and enjoy a cup of coffee, an icy beverage, or a delicious gelato before heading to the Children’s Parade starting at 6:00 pm.

Donations will be accepted.

WisconSibs in Children’s Parade @ Building for Kids
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We invite all WisconSibs children and their siblings with disabilities to walk
in the Appleton Children’s Parade on Wednesday, July 27.
The parade begins at the Building for Kids/Houdini Plaza. Be there by 5:50 pm.

College Avenue is closed  off so parade has the whole street.
Parade ends at City Park for a Randy Petersen concert, Food Truck Rally, and fun!!

IMPORTANT: If you want your children to participate, please let Mathilde know. Plan to be at the Building for Kids by 5:50 pm to be ready to go.

Families can walk together. Wear a costume if you want, ride a human powered vehicle, or carry one of our signs. Whatever makes it fun for you.

Aug
4
Thu
Sib Camp 2022 – August 4 @ Wagon Trail Resort, Door County WI
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp 2022 – August 4-7   Door County Wagon Trail (yurts)

For Sibs Ages 12-16   SOLD OUT  (Contact us to be placed on wait list)Yurt and picnic table

Zip line, kayak, and stand-up paddle boarding are just a few of the adventures at Sib Camp .

Join this 4-day (3-night) camping adventure in Door County.  Campers will have a blast experiencing either Door County parks. Campers bike** and hike each day to explore this outdoor adventure camp.

As always, swimming, camp cooking, campfires and talking with other Sibs means lots of fun!

Sib Camp is outfitted and guided by experienced DC Adventure Center staff. The camp session at Wagon Trail features yurt (beds) sleeping and is limited to 14 campers.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

** Camper brings their own bike.

Health and Consent Forms will be sent to you after Registration is received. Enrollment is complete once all paperwork and payment have been received.

Aug
16
Tue
Golf FORE Children @ Royal St Patrick's Golf Links
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links

This event raises funds for The Building for Kids, WisconSibs and the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis children’s charities.

Enjoy some great golf and fun friends.

What? You don’t golf? You can still have fun and support a great cause by joining the CORN HOLE tournament starting at noon! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Wisconsin day on a beautiful course.

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