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WSA Camps

Note: Summer 2020 camp will be virtual this year, July 27-31

School-aged childred 6-12 and teens (13-21) are welcome to join our camp staff and counselors for a fun-filled virtual program!

To access the email invitatation sent to members and campers, click here



*Information about our traditional camps is still listed so viewers can get a sense of what they are like typically.

Each summer (and a special adult camp in March!) approximately 250 youth and teens and adults 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.  Scroll down for specific camp links and the scholarship application.

WSA camps require a $100 deposit upon reserving.   For non-WSA camps, the booking process goes directly through that camp and links take you directly to their site.

WSA Camps:



Camp Blue Skies

In March every year. Check back November 2020 for 2021 registration, which fills up fast.  

Ages 21 and older. 

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 9-13,  2020



Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience

Ages 6-12 years 

July 26-30, 2020

Inspiration Hills Camp, Burbank, OH




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

Ages 13-20. 

Camp parents made this video/pic collage of the 2019 experience--enjoy!

August 1-August 7, 2020

Inspiration Hills Camp, Burbank, OH



Teens and young adults will gather at Camp Inspiration Hills in Burbank, OH for one week in early August.  The 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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Other (non-WSA) Camp Opportunities for those with WS:


Camp Manitowa

Though this camp is not specialized for children with WS, the owners of the camp are both social workers and their counselors are experienced working with campers with intellectual disabilities, though many of their campers are typically developing. They have had a few campers with WS in the past with success and welcome more. Their philosophy is that camp is inclusive. 

Rend Lake, IL and 

Cedar Point, IL


2nd – 9th graders


Several Sessions this summer: Check link for their dates and prices


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ACM Lifting Lives Camp – Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee


Ages 18 and older

Here is a flyer about the 2020 program. Apply with the link below. Please direct any other questions about the camp to

June 2020 


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Berkshire Hills Music Academy Summer Program

South Hadley, Massachusetts  
Ages 16-25 July 7 - August 3  

2 - two-week sessions. This program is intended for young adults, ages 16-25 with intellectual disabilities who have an interest in exploring music. Applicants to the Summer Program must have basic self-care skills, display consistently positive social behavior, and exhibit mature group behavior skills. Applicants are also required to submit a minimum of two personal references.  Programming is musical, growth-oriented, and recreational. Participants have the opportunity to try a variety of musical and enrichment activities, and to enjoy concerts, museums, parks, and other outdoor venues.

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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.   

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Work or Volunteer at one of our Camps

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

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

All positions:

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Junior Assistant/Junior Counselor Program Opportunity (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. Please fill out the form attached, scan it and email Alex Carrico  or mail to the address on the form if you're interested. 

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Questions about Camp?

Contact Jessica Cummins at 800-806-1871 or