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Each summer more than 200 youth and young adults with Williams syndrome enjoy 1 or more camp weeks designed especially for them, at WSA sponsored camps. The camps keep them busy and happy with many different activities and specialized programming.

 

2014 Sessions (click on links below for camp details) Location & Dates Cost
WSA Camps:    
Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Ages 6-12 (4 day) July 13-17, 2014 $400
Ages 10-12 (6 day) July 13-19, 2014 $500
     
Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Ages 13-20 August 10-16, 2014 $525
     
Adventure Seekers Reunion Week Grand Rapids, Michigan  
Ages 21-35 July 27-August 2, 2014 $550
     
Other (non-WSA) Specialized Camp Opportunities for those with WS:    
Camp Manitowa Rend Lake, Illinois  
2nd – 9th graders June 9-15 or June 23-29  
     
ACM Lifting Lives Camp – Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee  
Ages 16 & older August 10-16  
     
BHMA Music Workshop for Teens & Young Adults South Hadley, Massachusetts  
Ages 16-25 July 6-19 or July 20 - August 2  
     
BHMA Music Therapy Program South Hadley, Massachusetts  
Ages 7-13 August 7-10  
     
 
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 above WSA Camps, please return the scholarship application along with your camp application. If you are planning to attend a non-WSA Camp, please complete the scholarship application and return it to the WSA National Office. 

 

Pay your deposit online

All fees above include $100 deposit due with application.

 
Work or Volunteer at one of our Michigan Camps
The Williams Syndrome Association only accepts applications to work at the camps in Michigan. 

 

Questions about Camp?

Contact Jessica Cummins at 1-800-806-1871 or jcummins@williams-syndrome.org 

 

 


 

Whispering Trails Therapeutic Camp Experience

July 13 – 17/19, 2014
4 – day (ages 6-12): $400
6 – day (ages 10-12): $500

Download Application - application deadline is April 1, 2014

Children attend with one adult caregiver.  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.

 

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Whispering Trails Music and Enrichment Camp

August 10 – 16, 2014
Ages 13 – 20: $525 

Download Application - application deadline is April 1, 2014

Teens and young adults will gather at Indian Trails in Grand Rapids one week later this year.  The week-long music and enrichment camp will include music lessons, chorus, dance, band opportunities, arts and crafts, and regular camp activities (archery, swimming, boating, climbing wall, hiking etc).

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Adventure Seekers Reunion Week

July 27 –  August 2, 2014
Ages 21 – 35 
Weekly Tuition: $550

Download Application - application deadline is April 1, 2014

The Adventure Seekers will be meeting in a different week and at a different Michigan location, but with the same great options that were put in effect last summer.  Attendees will gather at Grand Valley State University where they will stay in college suites (4 Adventure seekers to a suite) and choose from several different options each day, both on site and at area events and activities.

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Camp Manitowa, Rend Lake, IL

June 9-15 or June 23-29, 2014
2nd – 9th graders

Camp Manitowa includes those with WS in their traditional camp program with peers who do not have WS. For more information about Camp Manitowa please visit their web site.

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ACM Lifting Live Camp - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

June 22-28, 2014
Ages 16 & older: 

A weeklong residential music camp focused on a passion and love for performing music. Campers with Williams syndrome (ages 16+) must be independent in personal and daily living skills to keep the focus on performing music in a variety of venues including the Grand Ole Opry stage, rehearsal stage and a real recording studio.  Registration must be completed in January.  Please visit their web site for more information and to register. 

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BHMA Music Workshop for Teens & Young Adults, South Hadley, Massachusetts

July 6-19 or July 20-August 2, 2014
Ages 16-25

Choose from 2 – 2-week sessions in July (Rock Music or Broadway) or stay for both.  Sessions provide musical activities, academics, skill building, friendship, and fun. Please visit their web site for more information.

 

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BHMA Music Therapy Program, South Hadley, Massachusetts

August 7-10, 2014 
Ages 7-13

Children who enjoy making music will experience a wide variety of instruments and styles of music in both group and individual settings.  Children attend with one or both parents. Please visit their web site for more information.

 

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