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WSA Camps

Each summer more than 200 youth and young adults with Williams syndrome enjoy 1 or more camp weeks designed especially for them, at WSA sponsored camps. The camps keep them busy and happy with many different activities and specialized programming.

 

2015 Sessions (click on links below for camp details) Location & Dates Cost
WSA Camps:    
Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience Oscoda, Michigan  
Ages 6-12 (4 day) July 26 - 30, 2015 $450
     
Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp Oscoda, Michigan  
Ages 13-20 August 2-8, 2015 $575
     
Adventure Seekers Reunion Branson, Missouri  
Ages 21 and up May 28-31, 2015 $450
     
Camp Krem Boulder, California  
Ages teens & young adults August 6-10, 2015 $600
     
Other (non-WSA) Specialized Camp Opportunities for those with WS:    
Camp Manitowa Rend Lake, Illinois  
2nd – 9th graders June 9-15 or June 23-29, 2015  
     
ACM Lifting Lives Camp – Vanderbilt University - CLOSED Nashville, Tennessee  
Ages 16 & older June 18-24, 2015  
     
BHMA Music Workshops for Teens & Young Adults South Hadley, Massachusetts  
Ages 16-25 July 5-18 or July 19 - August 1, 2015  
     

Camp Blue Skies

 Ashley, Ohio and Boomer, North Carolina  
Ages 21 & older
September 14-18, 2015 in Ohio
October 3-7 and October 10-14, 2015 in North Carolina
 

Pay your deposit online

All fees above include $100 deposit due with application.

Scholarships

Scholarships are provided annually to individuals with Williams syndrome based on financial need.  If you are applying for a scholarship for any of the camp listed above or for a non-WS camp, please click on the link below to complete an application.  Canadian members:  Please note that CAWS (Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome) provides 1 scholarship each summer for a Canadian teen interested in attending the Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp.

 

Work or Volunteer at one of our Camps
The Williams Syndrome Association only accepts applications to work at the camps in Michigan. 

Questions about Camp?

Contact Jessica Cummins at 800-806-1871 or jcummins@williams-syndrome.org

 

 


 

Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience

July 26 – July 30, 2015
4 – day (ages 6-12): $450

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Application deadline is April 1, 2015

Children attend with one adult caregiver.  Sessions are led by therapy professionals (MT, OT, PT, etc) and include singing, dancing, musical instruments, arts and crafts, and motor activities, plus swimming, boating,  outdoor games, campfires, open mic. opportunities  and entertainment.  Parents enjoy optional educational sessions, networking opportunities, and a little R&R while the kids are in sessions.

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Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp

August 2 – 8, 2015
Ages 13 – 20: $575 

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Application deadline is April 1, 2015

Teens and young adults will gather at Camp Nissocone in Oscoda, Mi for one week in August.  The week-long music and enrichment camp will include music lessons, chorus, dance, band opportunities, arts and crafts, and regular camp activities (archery, swimming, boating, horse back riding, climbing wall, hiking etc).

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Adventure Seekers Reunion 

May 28-31, 2015
Ages 21 and older 
Registration Fee: $450

The Adventure Seekers will be meeting twice this year, for 4 days each time.  Our first "adventure" will be to Branson, MO.  Additional details available here.

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Camp Krem 

August 6-10, 2015
Ages teens & young adults 
Registration Fee: $600

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Application deadline is April 1, 2015

Campers spend a week in the Santa Cruz Mountains at a beautiful facility in the woods.  Activities include swimming, hiking, talent shows, dance, music, games, campfires, nature study, arts and crafts, and ceramics. Playground activities like kickball, soccer, baseball, basketball and bocce ball are also available.

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Camp Manitowa, Rend Lake, IL

Details coming soon.

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ACM Lifting Live Camp - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

June 18-24, 2015
Ages 16 & older: 

A weeklong residential music camp focused on a passion and love for performing music. Campers with Williams syndrome (ages 16+) must be independent in personal and daily living skills to keep the focus on performing music in a variety of venues including the Grand Ole Opry stage, rehearsal stage and a real recording studio.  Registration must be completed in January.  Please visit their web site for more information and to register. 

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BHMA Music Workshop for Teens & Young Adults, South Hadley, Massachusetts

July 5-18 or July 19-August 1, 2015
Ages 16-25

Choose from 2 – 2-week sessions in July (Rock Music or Broadway) or stay for both.  Sessions provide musical activities, academics, skill building, friendship, and fun. Please visit their web site for more information.

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Camp Blues Skies for Adults, Ashley, Ohio and Boomer, North Carolina

 
September 14-18, 2015 in Ohio
October 3-7 and October 10-14, 2015 in North Carolina
Ages 21 & older 
 
A 5-day/4-night overnight camp for adults (21+) provides the opportunity to make friends, acquire new skills, and experience the traditional aspects of camp culture – field games, arts and crafts, fishing, canoeing, hiking, team building and campfire sing-alongs – in a safe and friendly environment.  Campers must be physically mobile and have independent and daily living skills. Please visit their web site for more information.
 

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