Each summer (and at 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.

Camp Blue Skies - March 7-11, 2022

Ages 21 and older.

Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA

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 website for more information.

Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience

IMPORTANT NOTE: WSA will take a "gap year" from our in-person camp in 2022. We hope you will join us at the national convention in Schaumburg this summer to see all your friends. Watch for exciting updates about our Summer 2023 camp!

Ages 6-12

Children attend with one adult caregiver in late July.  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.

Whispering Trails Teen Camp Experience

IMPORTANT NOTE: WSA will take a "gap year" from our in-person camp in 2022. We hope you will join us at the national convention in Schaumburg to see all your friends this summer. Watch for exciting updates about our Summer 2023 camp!!

Ages 13-20

Teens and young adults will gather at camp 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, horseback riding, climbing wall, hiking etc.).

ACM Lifting Lives Camp

Ages 18 and older

June each year at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Find more information, review the site linked below. Please direct any other questions about the camp to wsmusiccamp@vanderbilt.edu.

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 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 our camps. For volunteering and working at the non-WSA camps, visit their websites directly.

For all positions at Whispering Trails Music Camp, apply for a position using the button below.

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.

The Junior Counselor Program will not be available for Summer 2021. Check back in early 2022 for an application for Summer 2022.