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WSA Camps

Each summer (and a special first-time adult camp in March!) more than 200 youth and teens with Williams syndrome enjoy camp weeks designed especially for them, at WSA sponsored camps. The camps are busy, happy and enriching places with many activities and specialized programs.  

2017 Sessions: Registration has completed. Check back in early 2018 for next year's camp schedule.  WSA camps require a $100 deposit upon reserving, which are payable from the live form.  For non-WSA camps, the booking process is through them and links take you directly to their site.


WSA Camps:

 

 

Camp Blue Skies

Ages 21 and older.

Camp Blue Skies was a success in its inaugural year 2017! It will be offered again in March, 2018--check back to see exact dates! 

Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA

 

A 5-day/4-night overnight camp for adults (21+) with Williams syndrome 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, along with music programming – in the safe and friendly environment of Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA.  Campers must be physically mobile and have independent and daily living skills. Please visit their web site for more information.

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March 20-24,  2017

$850

 

 

 

Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience

Ages 6-12 years (4 day camp)

 

Camp Nissokone, Oscoda, Michigan

 

Application deadline is June 15, 2017

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.

July 23 - 27, 2017 $650

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Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp

Ages 13-20

 

Camp Nissokone, Oscoda, Michigan

 

 Applicaton deadline is June 15, 2017

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).

July 30 - August 5, 2017 $650

 

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Other (non-WSA) Specialized Camp Opportunities for those with WS:

 

Camp Manitowa

Rend Lake, Illinois

 

2nd – 9th graders

 

Several Sessions: Check link for their dates and prices

 

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ACM Lifting Lives Camp – Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Ages 16 & older

Please direct any questions about the camp to wsmusiccamp@vanderbilt.edu

June 21-28, 2017

$1500

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Berkshire Hills Music Academy Summer Program

South Hadley, Massachusetts  
Ages 16-25    

Choose from 2 – 2-week sessions in July (Rock Music or Broadway) or stay for both. Session I: July 9, 2017 — July 22, 2017 (Rock ‘n’ Roll). Session II: July 23, 2017— August 5, 2017 (Broadway). Sessions provide musical activities, academics, skill building, friendship, and fun. 

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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 one scholarship each summer for a Canadian teen interested in attending the Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp.   

Scholarships have been allocated for the 2017 camp season. Check back in early 2018 for next year. 

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Work or Volunteer at one of our Camps

The Williams Syndrome Association only accepts applications to work at the camps in Michigan. For volunteering and working at the non-WSA camps, visit their websites directly. 

For Whispering Trails Music Camp (teens to age 20):

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For Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp (ages 6-12):

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Junior Assistant/Junior Counselor Program Application (for Whispering Trails Music Camp) for 15-17 year old siblings of individuals with Williams syndrome. Your participation will help prepare you for a future position as a counselor at the WSA’s Music and Enrichment Camp. Most importantly, you will have the chance to make a difference in the life of a child with Williams syndrome.

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Questions about Camp?

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