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WSA Camps

2017 Sessions: Registration starts in late January 2017 (click on links below for camp details). Camp Blue Skies is available now!

Each summer (and a special 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.  

 


WSA Camps:

 

 

Camp Blue Skies

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.

Apply Online

March 20-24,  2017

$850

 

 

 

Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience

Ages 6-12 years (4 day camp)

 

Camp Nissokone, Oscoda, Michigan

 

Application deadline is April 1, 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 April 1, 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

 

Apply Online

 

 

     

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 Details available January 2017  
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.    

Pay your deposit online

Soon to be activated when all camps are ready for registration. 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 one 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. For volunteering and working at the non-WSA camps, visit their websites directly. 

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Questions about Camp?

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