The Wisconsin Lions Camp is still accepting registrations for the 2023 season. The Wisconsin Lions Camp provides quality camp experiences for Wisconsin youth and adults with disabilities.
Youth and Adult campers are invited to reserve a spot at one of the nine camp sessions offered:
- Blind/Visually Impaired Adults – June 4-8
- Blind/Visually Impaired Youth & Epilepsy – June 11-15
- Intellectual Disabilities or Autism – June 25-29
- Intellectual Disabilities or Autism – July 2-6
- Youth with Diabetes – July 9-13
- Youth with Diabetes – July 16-20
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing Youth – July 30-August 3
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing Adults – August 14-18
Camp Capacity and Application Deadlines
Each session accepts up to 125 campers per week, with an even split between female and male campers (63 and 62, respectively). Camp applications are available online for all campers except Youth with Diabetes, which is by lottery. Youth or adults with diabetes can apply by reaching out to the Wisconsin Lions Camp office via phone or email. Applications will close on May 19 for all Youth camps, and July 14 for Deaf or Hard of Hearing adults.
Applications are easy to complete and available online. New campers will need to apply as a “New Camper” and follow the instructions for creating a new account. Returning campers can sign in using last year’s login, which will autofill your application to make the process quicker and smoother.
There is a $25 deposit when registering to reserve the camper’s spot. However, this fee may be waived by calling the Wisconsin Lions Camp at 715-677-4969. Each year, donations from the Lions Clubs of Wisconsin, private donors, grants, and yearly fundraisers allow campers to attend camp free of charge.
If you have a question regarding the application process, or if you would like to request a paper application, reach out to Michelle Kruzicki, Camp Administrative Assistant, at email@example.com.
Unsure if Camp is a good fit for you or your camper? The Wisconsin Lions Camp has a set of eligibility rules for each camp session. Camp Director Andrea Yenter can help answer any eligibility questions you may have. You can contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-677-4969, ext. 319.
About Wisconsin Lions Camp
The Wisconsin Lions Camp is one of five statewide projects of the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, which allows the camp to be run free of charge to campers. There is an experienced staff of healthcare supervisors, counselors and specialists; food service and housekeeping; a camp director and a program supervisor, all of whom work together to ensure a safe and successful camp experience.
The Wisconsin Lions Camp aims to build a positive self-concept and promote independence for campers through a variety of outlets. Camp provides social interaction and opportunities for campers to grow their social skills, while also developing outdoor recreational skills with camp activities. Through these experiences, campers not only learn to be independent and more confident, but they also learn how to self-advocate.
The camp itself is located on 440 acres in Rosholt, WI and is home to beautiful Lions Lake, a 45-acre lake stocked with panfish, largemouth bass, and northern pike. The lake provides a complete range of waterfront activities for campers, including beach lounging, fishing, boating, tubing, and swimming, as well as a mud pit and rope swing. Other fun activities include challenge courses, such as the adventure course, climbing tower, and low and high ropes. Classic camp activities like crafts, campfires, hiking, archery, and a variety of sports are also available to keep campers entertained all summer long.
There are still several spots open in each session to register before the application deadlines. Remember, May 19 is the last day to register for all youth camps, and adult applications will close April 28 and July 14 for Blind or Visually Impaired and Deaf or Hard of Hearing adults.
For full details on registration, eligibility, and spaces left, visit the Wisconsin Lions Camp website for more information.