Are you looking for a Day Camp this summer where your child can have fun and continue to build valuable skills? DSAW’s Respite Day Camp is a program that provides multiple types of curriculum and activities. We will practice social skills and hands on life skills. Lessons will be taught through the use of modeling, role-playing, visuals, and hands on activities. We will also be selecting recipes and cooking in the kitchen. There will be a fun physical activity each afternoon. This could include zumba, yoga, kick ball and more! In addition, we will be taking field trips throughout the summer and integrating into the community! If you are in search of a place for your child to have fun, spend time with friends and learn... DSAW Respite Day Camp is the place to go!
CAMP REQUIREMENTS: Each week of camp we will host up to 18 individuals who meet the following requirements:
Middle school and high school students (ages 12-17) with Down syndrome; teens turning 18 prior to June 17th are ineligible to attend. Teens turning 12 prior to June 17th are able to attend.
Makes safe choices while working with peers
Attends lessons without causing disruption
One-on-one support is not required*
*We will have at least 1 staff member for every 5 participants (in addition to Counselors in Training). If your loved one needs more support, please contact Chris Gagne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: June 17-August 2
Families can choose to send their kids to camp for full days or half days. If you sign up for half day, our AM session runs 9am-12:30pm and our PM session runs 12:30pm-4pm.
Week 1: June 17-21 Week 2: June 24-28 NO CAMP THE WEEK OF JULY 1-5 Week 3: July 8-12 Week 4: July 15-19 Week 5: July 22-26 Week 6: July 29-August 2
Drop off time: 9:00am Pick up time: 4:00pm
You can sign up for the whole summer or pick and choose the weeks that work for you!
WHERE: DSAW, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 53227.
COST: Camp will cost $250 per week for full day camp. Half day camp is $150 per week. Additional fees for field trips are not included in the camp price. DSAW accepts funding from CLTS and CCOP. We also accept private pay (cash, check, credit). We will offer need-based scholarships upon request. To discuss funding options, contact Chris (email@example.com).
Plan to send along a bag lunch with your camper throughout the summer. Occasionally we will take food-based field trips or practice cooking skills. We will notify you in advance of these special days.
Teacher to student ratio will be no more than 1:5, although most often it will be 1:3.
Campers will receive t-shirts included in the cost of tuition.
Applications are due NO LATER than Wednesday, May 15.
We will publish a tentative schedule with daily themes and activities closer to the summer.
Day Camp will be led by DSAW-Family Services staff and volunteers who have been interviewed and background checked.
Questions about camp? Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that submission of this application does NOT guarantee your acceptance into camp. We will contact you to confirm acceptance. Applications are due NO LATER than Wednesday, May 15. Please fill out an application for each child with Down syndrome that would like to attend camp. Thank you!