The Wisconsin Lions Foundation is proud to report that our Wisconsin Lions Camp has had yet another successful Summer Camp season. This year, we were able to serve 633 Youth and Adult Campers. Here’s a further breakdown of our Camp season and important dates for the Wisconsin Lions Camp 2023 Season.
2022 Wisconsin Lions Camp Numbers
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The Wisconsin Lions Foundation serves central populations of campers: blind or visually impaired, intellectual disabilities or autism, deaf or hard of hearing, with epilepsy, and with diabetes. In 2022, Lions Camp hosted 10 weeks of Camp out of a scheduled 11—one week was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID.
Of our 633 campers, 36% were 18+, 34% were 14-17 years old, 25% were 10-13 years old and 5% were between the ages of six and nine. There was also an incredible 78% of campers who were returning from previous seasons. We love to have familiar faces at Camp, year after year.
Each year, we also like to keep track of how many campers attend from each Wisconsin Lions District. In 2022, we welcomed the following campers from each District:
A1: 109 C2: 13
A2: 99 D1: 79
B1: 90 D2: 32
B2: 101 E1: 23
C1: 47 E2:40
Here’s the 2022 breakdown for each week of Camp:
|Camper Weeks||Camp Population||Total Campers|
|June 5-10||Adults who are Blind or Visually Impaired||95|
|June 12-17||Young Adults With Intellectual Disabilities or Autism||77|
|June 19-24||Youth With Intellectual Disabilities or Autism
(Cancelled due to COVID)
|June 26-July 1||Youth With Intellectual Disabilities or Autism||48|
|July 3-8||Youth Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Youth With Epilepsy
|July 10-15||Youth With Diabetes||83|
|July 17-22||Youth With Diabetes||63|
|July 24-29||Youth Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing||84|
|July 31-5||Youth Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing||78|
|August 15-19||Adults Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing||45|
2023 Lions Camp Schedule
We are already looking ahead to the summer of 2023 and have a Camp schedule available for next year. Here are important dates to keep in mind for the 2023 Camp season:
Camper Applications Open: January 16, 2023
Diabetes Camp Lottery Sign Up: November 7, 2022 – January 30, 2022
The table below outlines everything you need to know about Camp for 2023, including the dates a particular camp population will run, the applicable age ranges for each camp and the deadlines to apply.
|Camper Weeks||Camp Population||Age||Deadline to Apply|
|June 4-8||Blind or Visually Impaired||18+||April 28, 2023|
|June 11-15||Blind or Visually Impaired & Epilepsy||6-17||May 19, 2023|
|June 18-24||Intellectual Disabilities or Autism||18-25||By invitation|
|June 25-29||Intellectual Disabilities or Autism||10-17||Mau 19, 2023|
|July 2-6||Diabetes||10-17||May 19, 2023|
|July 9-13||Diabetes||10-17||By lottery|
|July 16-20||Deaf or Hard of Hearing||6-17||By lottery|
|July 23-27||Deaf or Hard of Hearing||6-17||May 19, 2023|
|August 14-18||Deaf or Hard of Hearing||18+||July 14, 2023|
We feel so grateful to have had another wonderful summer full of memorable Camp experiences and we are excited to do it all again next year! If you have questions about the 2023 Camp application process, please reach out to email@example.com.