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WSA Camps

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

 

2016 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 24 - 28, 2016 $450
     
Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp Oscoda, Michigan  
Ages 13-20 July 31 - August 6, 2016 $575
     
Adventure Seekers Reunion Oscoda, MI  
Ages 21 and up October 5 - 9, 2016 TBD
     
     
Other (non-WSA) Specialized Camp Opportunities for those with WS:  
Camp Manitowa Rend Lake, Illinois  
2nd – 9th graders TBA  
     
ACM Lifting Lives Camp – Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee  
Ages 16 & older June 22-29, 2016  
     
BHMA Music Workshops for Teens & Young Adults South Hadley, Massachusetts  
Ages 16-25 July 10-23 (Rock & Roll) July 24 - August 6 (Broadway)  
     

Camp Blue Skies

Rutledge, GA & Boomer, North Carolina  
Ages 21 & older
March 20-24,  2017 Rutledge, GA
 
 

 

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 24 – July 28, 2016
4 – day (ages 6-12): $450

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Application deadline is April 1, 2016

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

July 31 – August 6, 2016
Ages 13 – 20: $575 

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Application deadline is April 1, 2016

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 

Fall 2016
Ages 21 and older 
Registration Fee: $TBD

The Adventure Seekers will be meeting at the National Convention in Columbus, Ohio and in Oscoda, MI in the Fall.  Watch for more details soon.

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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 22-29, 2016
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 10-23 or July 24-August 6, 2016
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, Rutledge, Georgia (WS only) and Boomer, North Carolina 

 
March 20-24, 2017 - Rutledge, GA
Ages 21 & older 
 
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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