BARRIER-FREE CABINS ~ WI STATE PARKS ~ Buckhorn, High Cliff, Kohler-Andrae, Mirror Lake, Potawatomi state parks, Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, and rustic cabins at Blue Mounds, Copper Falls and Harrington Beach State Parks. For reservation forms: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/camping/cabin.html; email: DNRWisconsinparks@wisconsin.gov; website: http://www.dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/forms/2500/2500-085.pdf or contact the park.
CAMPCOURAGE ~ Maple Lake, MN ~ Located on Cedar Lake between the TwinCities and St. Cloud. Is a great place for children, teens and adults to have the time of their lives. A focused, supportive camp environment helps develop positive friendships, boost self-esteem and improve independence. Diverse camp sessions for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, Aspergers or Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions. Contact: True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN55302; 800-450-8376; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.truefriends.org.
CampCOURAGE NORTH ~ Lake George, MN ~Located in the beautiful PaulBunyanState Forest area near ItascaState Park. Situated on Lake George, this fully accessible camp adds that "up north" feeling to everything you do there – and if you like the outdoors, there's a lot you can do! Is a great place for children, teens and adults to create lifelong memories. Through fun, dynamic activities, every camper experiences successes, discovers new interests and develops friendships. Our supportive camp environment helps build self-esteem and independence. Diverse camp sessions for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, Aspergers or Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions. Contact: True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN55302; 800-450-8376; email: email@example.com; website: www.truefriends.org.
CAMP COURAGEOUS ~ Year-round recreation, respite care and travel camp. Traditional and adventure activities offered, like rock climbing, low rope courses, swimming, canoeing, nature, crafts and more. Persons with disabilities (ages 3 and up). Sessions and fees are $4.25/hour per camper, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Travel Camp is for campers who work well in a group and are independent with personal care needs, some trips wheel chairs accessible. Contact: Stephen Fasnacht for week long camps at ext. 2310 or Stephen@campcourageous.org. Contact Rolando Morales for off site trips at Rolando@campcourageous.org. Contact: Shannon Poe for weekend camping sessions at ext. 2320 or Shannon@campcourageous.org, Camp Courageous of Iowa, 12007 190th St., Box 418, Monticello, Iowa 52310-0418; 319-465-5916; website: www.campcourageous.org .
Camp Eden Wood ~ Eden Prairie, MN ~ located in the SW suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. Is a great place for children, teens and adults to create lifelong memories. Through fun, dynamic activities, every camper experiences successes, discovers new interests and develops friendships. Our supportive camp environment helps build self-esteem and independence. Diverse camp sessions for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, Aspergers or Down Syndrome, autism, or other conditions. Day Camps available. Contact: True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN55302; 800-450-8376; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.truefriends.org.
CAMPFRIENDSHIP ~ Annandale, MN ~ Located on Clearwater Lake between Twin Cities and St. Cloud. Is a great place for children, teens and adults to have fun in a supportive camp environment. Focus on building self-esteem and independence; practicing social skills, discovering individual strengths and abilities while participating in a variety of activities. Camp sessions designed for persons with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities, Aspergers or Down Syndrome, autism or other conditions. Contact: True Friends, 10509 108th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302; 800-450-8376; email: email@example.com; website: www.truefriends.org.
CAMPLEE MAR ~ Lackawaxen, PA ~ 7 week summer program for ages 7-21. Private residential special needs camp for children and teenagers with mild to moderate developmental challenges. A structured environment, individual attention and guidance are emphasized at all times. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities PLUS academics, speech and language therapy, music and art, daily living skills, sensory-motor-perceptual training, and computers. Last summer we launched the Lee Mar L.I.F.E. Program (Living Independently Functional Education). It was a huge success and we expect a waiting list in 2016. Heated pool and air-conditioned buildings (including cabins). Contact: Camp Lee Mar, 805 Redgate Rd., Dresher, PA 19025; 215-658-1708 or FAX 215-658-1710; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; website: www.leemar.com. Like us on Facebook
CAMPMATZ ~ Watertown ~We offer week long residential camps for adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Activities that are offered – chapel, sing-a-long, cookouts, nature and many more activities. Our camp sessions are open to individuals ages 18 and up. For schedules and fees contact: CampMatz, 920-206-4495; email: email@example.com.
EASTER SEALS WISCONSIN CAMPS ~ Wisconsin Dells ~ The core philosophy of CampWawbeek and Respite Camp is to encourage campers to challenge themselves with new experiences and support them in any way they need to be successful. Campers of all abilities and diagnosis are welcome: campers who succeed (or want the social experience) in small groups at Camp Wawbeek, and campers who require more individualized support at Respite Camp. The camps offer a state of the art accessible swimming pool, field trips, accessible ropes course, arts and crafts, games, friendship, and fun - all provided with the support of trained staff members and volunteers. CampWawbeek serves campers ages 7 and older while Respite camp serves campers over the age of 3. Contact: Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps, 101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301, Madison, WI53713; 608-237-1551; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://camp.eastersealswisconsin.com.
RESIDENTIAL CAMP SANDY WHEELS ~ Mt. Morris, WI ~ Located at Mt.Morris Camp and ConferenceCenter. Serving individuals ages 7 and up having a physical or cognitive disability in Adams, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties first and if openings are available outside these counties. Two one-week camp sessions are held each year. Specially trained counselors and volunteers offer special attention to each camper making as normal as possible the camping experience. In collaboration with the UWO Adaptive Sports program, there will be indoor and outdoor adaptive sports, dances, talent shows, awards, swimming, crafts and bonfires in the evening. Contact: Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin, 36 Broad St. Suite 120, Oshkosh, WI 54901; 800-261-1895 or 920-424-4071; email: Brittani@cpmideastwis.com.
CAMPWINNEBAGO ~ Caledonia, MN ~ Providing recreational opportunities in a scenic natural environment for people of all abilities. CampWinnebago offers vacation opportunities designed for all ages and abilities including week long residential "resort type" sessions and travel trips. We offer swimming, arts and crafts, music and drama, sports, fishing, canoeing, archery and other nature activities. We specialize in providing an "Accomplishment Through Fun" atmosphere and focus on our camper's abilities rather than their disabilities. Situated on 116 acres in beautiful Southeastern Minnesota, CampWinnebago also provides trout fishing, 40 electric and tent camping sites open to the public, cabins, seasonal camp site rentals, dining hall, conference center and kitchen rentals for weddings, family reunions and meetings. For further information please call 507-724-2351, email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.campwinnebago.org.
COVENANT HARBOR ~ CovenantHarbor has been a place of retreat for youth, adults and families since 1947. Our 52 wooded acres on the north shore of GenevaLake were historically the site of an exclusive private estate. In this beautiful country setting, we have established a long tradition of personal, caring service to individuals, churches and non-profit organizations. Many organizations consider CovenantHarbor their retreat home - some groups returning for over 25 years. CovenantHarbor is open year-round to guest retreats for weekend, mid-week and week-long camps, conferences and retreats. Covenant Harbor can accommodate up to 489 guests during warmer months and 364 guests year-round. Several smaller groups can easily be accommodated at the same time. Covenant Harbor, 1724 W Main Street, Lake GenevaWI53147-1652www.covenantharbor.org. (262) 248-3600.
LuWiSoMo Camp ~ The Joyful Hearts program is specially designed for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. This program provides a quality experience for campers in a safe and Christian environment. Each day campers will participate in a chapel service and Bible study as well as a variety of activities modified for each individual camper. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, archery, and an assortment of games. Each day there is also a special activity. On Mondays there are horse rides, Bingo on Tuesdays, a talent show on Wednesdays, and a wagon ride and dance on Thursdays. These special daily activities help make the week a truly unique experience. Our staff members and volunteers are trained in working with campers with a variety of disabilities. The staff are committed to ensuring that each camper receives personal guidance and assistance as needed. We strive to maintain a one-to-one or two-to one ratio of campers to staff or volunteers to ensure that each camper has the best camp experience possible. Campers stay in our Krueger RetreatCenter and will eat meals in our new dining hall (attached to the KruegerRetreatCenter). W5421 Aspen Rd., Wild Rose, WI54984; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://luwisomo.org/joyful-hearts.
MOON BEACH CAMP ~ (St. Germain) / PILGRIM CENTER (Ripon) ~ Owned by the United Church of Christ – offers both youth camps and family camps. All are welcome, scholarships available. Several cabins and common buildings are ADA compliant. Campers take part in traditional summer camp activities, as well as lots of free time. Excellent meals and a great place to stay. Children and families with special needs are encouraged to register for the weekly family camp sessions. Including a family camp for families with a child on the Autism Spectrum. Contact: Moon Beach Camp,1487 Moon Beach Road., St. Germain, WI 54558; 715-479-8255; email: email@example.com ; website: www.ucci.org - or Pilgrim Center, W1010 Spring Grove Road, Ripon, WI 54971; 920-748-6750.
SPECIAL TOUCH MINISTRY INC. ~ WISCONSIN SUMMER GET-AWAY ~ at Spencer Lake Christian Center Waupaca, WI ~ June 27- July 1, 2016, $410.00 for the week. Ages 10 and up. Registration deadline May 31. Summer Get Away is a camp/retreat experience for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Families welcome and enjoy special rates. Professional medical staff on grounds - Trained caring volunteer staff - Functionally appropriate recreation and programming - Faith based gatherings - Swimming in beautiful Spencer Lake or indoor pool - Paddle Boating Fishing - Bon-fires + much more. Summer Get Away program also available in Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North East Region, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia. Check website: www.specialtouch.org for information, dates, costs and downloadable applications. Special Touch Ministry, Inc. P O Box 25, Waupaca, WI 54981 - 715-258-2713 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISCONSIN BADGER CAMP ~ Prairie du Chien ~ Overnight camp for youth and adults with developmental disabilities with one session for children ages 3 – 13, one session for young adults ages 14 – 21, and 8 sessions for adults over 18. WBC does not turn away anyone due to geographic location or severity of disability. Travel and primitive programs are also available for those looking for a little more adventurous outdoor experience. Camperships are available to those in need. Contact: Wisconsin Badger Camp, P.O. Box 723, Platteville, WI53818; 608-348-9689; email: email@example.com ; website: www.badgercamp.org.
WISCONSIN LIONS CAMP ~ Rosholt ~ Located on beautiful Lions Lake, free, one-week camp sessions are available at the Wisconsin Lions Camp near Rosholt, WI for children and adults ages 6 and above who are deaf or hard of hearing, or blind or visually impaired, children ages 9-17 with intellectual disabilities/educational autism, and children 9-15 with diabetes. Swimming, boating, campouts, teambuilding, and conferences, as well as Family Camp weekend programs for families with a member who has a disability. Contact: Wisconsin Lions Camp, 3834 County Road A, Rosholt, WI 54473; 715-677-4969; email: firstname.lastname@example.org: www.wisconsinlionscamp.com .
WISCONSIN UNITED METHODIST CAMPS ~ Special needs camps for young adults (ages 18 - 39) and adults. Campers must be able to care for own basic daily living needs. Please visit our website for registration forms, health forms and our guidelines for new campers. Contact: United Methodist Camping Office, Suite 203, Sun Prairie, WI 53590; 608-837-3388; email: PineLake@WisconsinUMC.org; website: www.wiumcamps.org.
TRIPS AND TOURS
ABLE TREK TOURS ~ Fully escorted/chaperoned vacations for people with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Average of one chaperone for every three travelers. Branson, Colorado Dude Ranch, Florida, Nashville, DoorCounty, and one-day tours (baseball, shows, and celebrations). Over 40 vacations for all budgets and interests. Pick-ups in Madison, Milwaukee, Platteville, Wisconsin Dells, LaCrosse, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Allenton Beloit, Rockford, IL and Dubuque, IA. Interest free payment plans available. Contact: Able Trek Tours, P.O. Box 384, Reedsburg, WI53959; 800-205-6713 or 608-524-3021; email: email@example.com ; website: www.abletrektours.com.
CAMP COURAGEOUS TRAVEL PROGRAM - Camp Courageous Travel Program- For adults 18 and older with Special Needs. We have many weeklong, weekend, wheeling weekends, and NEW ONE DAY Trips. Weeklong trips include Toronto, Canada, Portland, Oregon, Germany. Weekend trips consist of Wisconsin Dells, Kansas City, and St. Louis. Wheeling trips are geared to 1:1 care or individuals primarily in wheelchairs needing 1:1 care. One day trip include Adventure-land, MountOlympus(Wisconsin Dells), and Dubuque/Galena (Museum and shopping excursion). Please contact Rolando Morales at 319-465-5916 ext. 2330. Camp Courageous Address, P.O Box 418, 12007 190th St. Monticello, IA 52310.
LAMERS TOUR & TRAVEL SPECIAL NEEDS TOURS ~ Lamers serves travelers who need additional assistance while traveling. These special tours are designed to enlighten and expand each traveler's view, to allow travelers to discover and pursue leisure interests and to increase self-confidence and self-worth. Lamers offers a variety of day tours for your convenience with pickups in Wisconsin. Please contact us for a free brochure. Contact: Lamers Tour & Travel Special Needs Tours, 1825 Novak Drive, Menasha, WI54952; 920-832-9922, 800-832-0807 Ext 10927, email: DarcieL@GoLamers.com; website: www.golamers.com.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH ~ Off the Beaten Path, Inc. is a Minnesota-based corporation which has been providing economical vacations for developmentally disabled ambulant adults since 1985. Off the Beaten Path, Inc. vacations are geared to provide quality life experiences while meeting the special needs of our clientele. A tour-guide-to-consumer ratio of 1:4 ensures maximum consumer input and encourages group choice-making. A 1:5 tour-guide-to-consumer ratio is always available for the independent traveler. Complete information regarding tour-guide-to-consumer ratios may be found on the Participant Contract. Contact: Off the Beaten Path, P.O. Box 853, Faribault, MN 55021; 800-221-3155; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.otbp.info.
SEARCH BEYOND ADVENTURES ~ Over 150 yearly tours for adults with disabilities. Choices include Orlando, Memphis, Nashville, Branson, Las Vegas, Chicago, NYC, WashingtonDC, Toronto, plus dozens of other destinations, including cruises, Europe, and Australia. Many tours are wheelchair accessible. Payment plans available. Pick up locations throughout WI. Family and care providers welcome to attend at a discount rate. Contact: Search Beyond Adventures, Inc., 4603 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN55407; 800-800-9979; email: email@example.com; website: www.searchbeyond.com.
VENTURES TRAVEL – …because everyone deserves a vacation! We offer quality, safety and fun at an affordable price. Our vacations are all-inclusive, and take you to such destinations as: Disney World in Orlando, New York City, Colorado, Hawaii, Memphis, or guided fishing at a relaxing resort. Enjoy horseback riding at a Dude Ranch (Arizona), take the train to Chicago or visit famous international cities like London or Rome, world wide! We travel to your favorite places by van, train, plane, and cruise ship. We also offer personalized custom travel planning—go when & where you desire. Got a reunion coming up, or want to visit family in another state? Maybe you always wanted to go see a Red Sox game in Boston or swim with the dolphins! We can support anyone who needs additional assistance to travel. Visit us at: www.venturestravel.org or call 952-852-0107, toll free 866-692-7400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GUIDED TOUR, Inc. ~ Elkins Park, PA ~Since 1972 thousands of persons with developmental and physical challenges have had growth-producing vacation experiences traveling with The Guided Tour. The Guided Tour provides supervised vacations for persons 17 and up, safely and with dignity. Our staff to traveler ratio is one staff person to every three travelers (Our "On-Wheels" trips for persons in wheelchairs or slow pacers has a 1:1 staff to traveler ratio). Contact: The Guided Tour, Inc. 7900 Old York Road Suite 111BElkins Park, PA19027; 215-782-1370; fax:215-635-2637; email: email@example.com; website www.guidedtour.com. Like us on Facebook