Milwaukee Respite Day Camp

  • DSAW 11709 West Cleveland Avenue West Allis, WI, 53227 United States

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. Educational topics will include money and budgeting, reading comprehension and fluency, personal boundaries, safety with social media and peer interaction 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! 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! 

WHO: DSAW is looking for 8 participants that meet the following requirements:

  • Middle school and high school students (ages 12-18*) with Down syndrome
  • Students looking to work on building math, reading, social and life skills
  • Makes safe choices while working with peers 
  • Attends lessons without causing disruption
  • One-on-one support is not required

*Note: Talk to us if you think your child younger than 12 could thrive in this environment

WHEN: Every Wednesday this summer, June 21-August 30
Drop off time: 7:00am-9:30am
Pick up time: 4:00pm-5:30pm 

WHERE: DSAW, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 53227.

COST: Camp will cost $60 per day. DSAW accepts funding from CLTS, FSP, CCOP, and IRIS. We will also offer need-based scholarships upon request. To discuss funding options, contact Dawn (dawn@dsaw.org). 

OTHER NOTES: While signing up please notify us of any allergies and medical concerns that your child may have. Include your child’s reading level so we can plan accordingly. Also, please have them bring a book that they can read independently on the first day.

Teacher to student ratio will be no more than 4:1, although most often it will be 2:1. Please note that while basic personal care will be provided (making sure kids can button their pants, wash their hands, etc.), we are not equipped to administer medicine, directly assist with toileting, etc. Campers should be toilet trained with minimal reminders or assistance with fastening.

Day Camp will be led by Megan Roth. Megan has a state-certified teaching degree in Special Education. Questions about camp? Contact Megan: meganr@dsawfamilyservices.org.