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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.

ALL THE DETAILS

Sep
10
Sat
WisconSibs Day at N.E.W. Zoo @ N.E.W. Zoo
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Arrive between 9:00-10:30 am for FREE* ADMISSION
NEW Zoo – Green Bay

The NEW Zoo offers so much fun and hundreds of animals to watch and enjoy. Bring the whole family for a Wisconsin September day with the penguins, lions, emus, and all the other attractions.

WisconSib families who register and come to the Zoo between 9 am – 10:30 am get in FREE.

Bring the whole family and a picnic lunch to stay the whole day. (Regular admission prices after 10:30 am)

Best of all…a special Sibshop program for Sibs ages 6-12 takes place between 10:30-11:30 am while children with disabilities and their parents participate in a scavenger hunt through the Zoo. Sibs will be greeted by our Sibshop and Teen Leaders at the Education Center for this special presentation.

Free event. Registration required.
Click HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

Sep
28
Wed
WisconSibs READ Book Club @ Zoom
Sep 28 @ 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)

Upcoming Book Club Discussions
Wed., September 28, 2022  – 7:15 pm CDT
Book: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Myrata


Tues., October 25, 2022 – 7:15 pm CDT
Book -To Be Announced

In the meantime, check out our closed WisconSibsREAD Facebook page.

 

Oct
26
Wed
WisconSibs READ Book Club @ Zoom
Oct 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)

Upcoming Book Club Discussions
Tues., October 26, 2022 – 7:15 pm CDT
(note date change)
Book -To Be Announced

In the meantime, check out our closed WisconSibsREAD Facebook page.

 

Oct
27
Thu
Great Pumpkin Trick of Treat @ Country Inn & Suites
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Great Country Pumpkin Party is back!!!

The Great Country Pumpkin Party is happening again! After two years’ hiatus, this annual trick-or-treating event for children with disabilities, their siblings, and families will be in full swing this year! Come visit our WisconSibs room and pick up some fun treats!

Country Inn & Suites on Fox River Dr (next to the Fox River Mall) is the host of this fun event. WATCH THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Teen Sib Leaders who are interested in volunteering at some or all of this event should contact Mathilde or Tessa.

 

Oct
28
Fri
Sibling’s Choice Award – Final week to nominate a caregiver @ ONLINE
Oct 28 @ 12:15 am – Nov 5 @ 11:59 pm

Click ONLINE NOMINATION FORM

Nominations for the Sibling’s Choice Award recognizing caregivers, either family caregivers or paid professionals are due November 5, 2022. These awards are nominated BY SIBLINGS of people with disabilities and can be ANY AGE.

Selection Criteria:
-Nominated by an individual (any age) who is a brother or sister of a person with a disability.
-Nominations received after the deadline will be considered the next year.
-For teams or agencies, one person should be identified as a contact person and representation of the team.
-Cannot be self-nominated
-It is not required to be a resident of Outagamie County to nominate or be nominated.

more details

Nov
5
Sat
Sibling’s Choice Nominations Due @ ONLINE
Nov 5 all-day
Nov
12
Sat
Sibshop at Syble Hopp @ Syble Hopp School
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrating WisconSibs! @ Bubolz Nature Center Ballroom
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Because you have shared in the successes of WisconSibs, we invite you and your guest(s) to join us for

Celebrating WisconSibs!
An evening to Salute our past. Secure our future.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Bubolz Nature Preserve
4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Social Hour | Cash Bar | Music

6:00 pm
Dinner – Family Style

7:00 pm
Program  – Emcee Bill Jartz
Saluting our Past. Securing our future.
(and recognizing Harriet’s retirement)

Live Auction |Raffle prize drawings |Dessert Reception

9:30 pm
Last Call

Tickets: $75 each Table of 10: $700

Limit of 200 seats available.
Dress: Snappy casual or wear your FVSSN or WisconSibs t-shirt.
Don’t have one? 25th Anniversary shirts will be available for purchase.

More information and Make Reservations

Nov
15
Tue
Carols for Cause – Thrivent @ Online voting
Nov 15 @ 12:15 am – Nov 22 @ 11:45 pm

In the spirit of it’s upcoming holiday concerts, Thrivent wants to bless some of the organizations making such an important impact in our communities with “Carols for a Cause!”

Between November 15-22, Thrivent will donate a total of $50,000 to 5 nonprofit organizations, including WisconSibs, based on the number of votes each receives. The more votes an organization gets, the more money Thrivent donates to it.

Total Votes – Organization Receives:

1st – $15,000      2nd – $12,500    3rd – $10,000    4th – $7,500    5th – $5,000

Please vote for WisconSibs at https://bit.ly/CarolCauseEast

*Voting is open to all. One vote per person.  No products will be sold. One submission
Generosity Multiplier Gift per individual. One gift per organization.

Thanks to Thrivent for this holiday cheer!

 

Nov
17
Thu
Family Caregiver Appreciation Event – Appleton @ The Grand Meridian
Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

2022 Family Caregiver Appreciation Event

FREE and sponsored by Outagamie Caregiver Coalition

OPEN TO ANY FAMILY MEMBER SERVING AS A CAREGIVER –

FREE, YOUR REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED.

3:30 PM  Light fare (soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert) | Free raffle baskets | Resource tables
4:30 PM  Inspirational presentation on self-care by David Chapman from Compassus Hospice
5:15 PM   Presentation of Siblings Choice Caregiver Award
5:30 PM  Laughter Yoga

To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or call 920.997.0118

Family Caregiver Event - Nov 17 2022 - 3:30 pm - Grand Meridian, Appleton

Nov
29
Tue
Giving Tuesday @ Online
Nov 29 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Dec
3
Sat
Michelle’s Action Angels Celebration Event @ Stillwaters Church
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Michelle’s Action Angels for their FREE holiday celebration and ornament making event.

More information, call 414-303-0665.

 

Michelle’s Action Angels has been a long-time supporter of WisconSibs. Enjoy this opportunity to get to know them.