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Oct
25
Wed
Great Pumpkin Party @ Fox Valley Autism Treatment
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Great Country Pumpkin Party has new location

The Great Country Pumpkin Party is happening again! Come visit our WisconSibs room and pick up some fun treats!

Great Pumpkin Party -Oct 25 2023 - 4pm-7pm

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

 

Nov
1
Wed
WisconSibs READ Book Club @ Zoom
Nov 1 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 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.
Be open to a world of PosSIBility!

 

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

Book for November 1, 2023

The Stepping Off Place by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum
Join us!

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

Nov
11
Sat
Sibshop at Syble Hopp @ Syble Hopp School
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bridges to the Future @ Bubolz Nature Center Ballroom
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

Bridges to the Future
Fundraiser for WisconSibs
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Bubolz Nature Preserve
4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

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

6:00 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – Program
Emcee: Kathryn Brocho, Action 2 News Morning Anchor

9:30 pm – Last Call

Tickets: TBA

Limit of 200 seats available.

More Information Coming Soon

Dec
2
Sat
December Sibshop -Appleton @ WisconSibs Office
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sibs can feel a little overlooked and loss during this season of the year, but that won’t happen at this Sibshop*. Come have fun, meet other sibs, and discover some great ways to enjoy the holidays.

Sign Up info coming soon.

*Sibshop is for children ages 6-12 who have a sibling with disabilities. Registration form required in advance. Limited to 10 Sibs.

Dec
9
Sat
Santa Celebration 2023 @ Grand Meridian
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

“Santa Celebration” is designed for families who have children with special needs and their siblings of any age. The event takes place from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. 

Families may come/leave any time and also may schedule a specific time slot to visit Santa, helping them avoid long lines and giving children more time to play and parents relax. Volunteer Santa Helpers available to assist with children.

Activities during the event include: Cookie decorating, games, crafts, face painting, fun in the outdoor Santa’s courtyard, letters to Santa, breakfast treats, hot and cold beverages, and much, much more!

$10 for adults. Children are free. Registration REQUIRED.

LINK TO REGISTER COMING SOON

 

Jan
20
Sat
Sibshop – January 2024 @ Oshkosh Public Museum
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Oshkosh Public Museum Hosts Sibshop

The Oshkosh Public Museum is all about discovery. Join other children ages 6-12 who have siblings with disabilities to discover the challenges and joys we uniquely share as Sibs…and HAVE FUN EXPLORING THE MUSEUM!

 

Through our collections and exhibitions, we present stories about this place called Oshkosh. The Museum is the perfect place to find inspiration in objects, images, and information that interests you. With almost 300,000 objects in our collections, from quilts to decoys to clothing and more, you are sure to discover some awesome artifact on view. The Museum is the ideal place to connect with the community and its past, and to find out about people or meet friends. If you are searching for your ancestors, the Museum archives holds over 70,000 historic photographs, along with film, letters, and diaries.

 

Apr
10
Wed
National Siblings Day – Official date
Apr 10 all-day

IT’S NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY!

Every year on April 10, the Siblings celebrate their special day.

We cheer for siblings, especially the sisters and brothers of people with disabilities. Celebrate today! In the words of countless sibs, “My sib helped make me who I am today”.

Celebrate by making a paper crown, taking a photo, and posting on social media with the hashtag #happysiblingsday  #wisconsibs

DOWNLOAD PAPER CROWN TO COLOR AND WEAR

bannerofsibs

Share a photo of you and your sibling(s) on our Facebook page @WisconSibs.

Apr
13
Sat
Sibshop at Heckrodt Nature Center @ Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Sibshop at  Heckrodt!

Come join us to explore the environment as Spring finds nature waking up after a long winter. Learn about the importance of local wetlands; find fish, frongs, turtles, and all kinds of hands-on activities for kids.

SAVE the DATE

Cost:  $15/Sibshop participant
Registration required in advance.

Apr
20
Sat
Kidz Expo 2024 – FREE! @ Fox Cities Exhibition Center
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

FREE!  FAMILY-FRIENDLY!  ACCESSIBLE! Oh, and did we mention, FREE?

Visit our WisconSibs display and vote for your favorite Sibs Are My Peeps display.

More information about Kidz Expo

Would your business like to sponsor this event? (over 4000 people attended last year)

Would you like to exhibit?  More information

May
11
Sat
May 2024 Sibshop @ Washington Park
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

May Sibshop

This event will feature Sibshop activities and lots of fun reconnecting with other kids who have siblings with disabilities, long-term illnesses, or mental health conditions.

Advance registration required. Limit: 20 Sibshop participants.

Teen Sib Leadership opportunity. Click to volunteer.

Jun
20
Thu
Sib Camp 2024 – Devil’s Lake – June 22-23 @ Devil's Lake State Park-Baraboo, WI
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

Sib Camp June 20-23 for Ages 12-16 at Devil’s Lake State Park*, Baraboo WI (sleeping in tents) Sib Camp Tent inside

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 20 at the lower Ice Age Trail Campground and should be picked up by 12pm on June 23.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME

 

Jun
27
Thu
Sib Camp 2024 – June 27-30 @ Peninsula State Park
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

Sib Camp – June 27-30 Ages TBD  Peninsula State Park, Door County (sleeping in tents)  $TBD/camperSib Camp Tent inside

Great adventure for ages ___.  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.

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

Jul
7
Sun
Sib Camp 2024 – July 7-10 @ Wagon Trail Resort, Door County WI
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp 2024 – July 7-10   Door County Wagon Trail (yurts)

For Sibs Ages ____   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.

** 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.

Jul
15
Mon
SibDays of Summer 2024 @ Plamann Park
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm

SibDays of Summer – July 15-19, 2024

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.

10am-3pm daily
Sign up for 3 or more days.
Price to be announced**

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.

Contact us for more information

 

 

Jul
21
Sun
Sib Camp 2024 – July 21-24 @ Wagon Trail Resort, Door County WI
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp 2024 – July 21-24   Door County Wagon Trail (yurts)

For Sibs Ages ____   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.

** 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
4
Sun
Sib Camp 2024 – August 4-7 @ Wagon Trail Resort, Door County WI
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

Sib Camp 2024 – August 4-7   Door County Wagon Trail (yurts)

For Sibs Ages 12-16   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.

** 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.

Apr
10
Thu
National Siblings Day – Official date
Apr 10 all-day

IT’S NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY!

Every year on April 10, the Siblings celebrate their special day.

We cheer for siblings, especially the sisters and brothers of people with disabilities. Celebrate today! In the words of countless sibs, “My sib helped make me who I am today”.

Celebrate by making a paper crown, taking a photo, and posting on social media with the hashtag #happysiblingsday  #wisconsibs

DOWNLOAD PAPER CROWN TO COLOR AND WEAR

bannerofsibs

Share a photo of you and your sibling(s) on our Facebook page @WisconSibs.

Apr
10
Fri
National Siblings Day – Official date
Apr 10 all-day

IT’S NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY!

Every year on April 10, the Siblings celebrate their special day.

We cheer for siblings, especially the sisters and brothers of people with disabilities. Celebrate today! In the words of countless sibs, “My sib helped make me who I am today”.

Celebrate by making a paper crown, taking a photo, and posting on social media with the hashtag #happysiblingsday  #wisconsibs

DOWNLOAD PAPER CROWN TO COLOR AND WEAR

bannerofsibs

Share a photo of you and your sibling(s) on our Facebook page @WisconSibs.

Apr
10
Sat
National Siblings Day – Official date
Apr 10 all-day

IT’S NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY!

Every year on April 10, the Siblings celebrate their special day.

We cheer for siblings, especially the sisters and brothers of people with disabilities. Celebrate today! In the words of countless sibs, “My sib helped make me who I am today”.

Celebrate by making a paper crown, taking a photo, and posting on social media with the hashtag #happysiblingsday  #wisconsibs

DOWNLOAD PAPER CROWN TO COLOR AND WEAR

bannerofsibs

Share a photo of you and your sibling(s) on our Facebook page @WisconSibs.