Scholl Community Impact Group is proud to partner with Camp AweSum to provide equine-assisted therapy for it's campers. We will be at Camp AweSum on the dates listed.
Camp AweSum, a not-for-profit charitable organization, began as a youth-only camp in 2005. Additionally, in 2009 Moon Beach Camp began offering the family camp opportunity. In 2011, Camp AweSum assumed the organization of family camp in addition to the existing youth camp.
Camp AweSum is the result of dedicated hours of planning on behalf of a committed Board. Dr. Glenis Benson, an autism consultant, joined the Board at its inception. Other Board members include businessmen/women, parents of children with autism, special education teachers, an occupational therapist, and a registered nurse.
Camp AweSum has two types of camps, one for youths only and one for families who have a child with an ASD. Both camps are held at the same site, Moon Beach Camp, which is located at beautiful Moon Lake, in the majestic Northwoods near St. Germain, Wisconsin.
Camp facilities at Moon Beach include modern and clean cabins in a pristine Northwoods environment. Meals are enjoyed in a family –like atmosphere at the spacious Moon Beach dining hall. Camp AweSum is a typical camp experience with all the trimmings; arts & crafts, canoeing/kayaking/sailing, hiking, swimming, fishing, campfires, bog walks, and the less typical events like Karaoke, Variety Show and Dance night.
June 21 &22 - Family Camp
June 28 & 29 - Youth Camp
July 19 & 20 - Family Camp
August 16 & 17 - Family Camp
Volunteers are needed for all the Camp Awesome dates above. If you would like to volunteer, contact Lenelle at 715-493-3534 for more information.
Thank you SO much for your dedication to Camp AweSum and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. We are so grateful for you and your generous volunteers. I appreciate greatly the thought and time you put into meeting the needs of these kids.
- Glenis Benson, Founder & Director Camp AweSum
The horses and your staff bring a huge smile to his face. Your program is a fabulous addition to our week. It is something Michael looks forward to every year.
- Mark and Lisa Robbins, Camp AweSum Campers
Your horses opened the understanding that therapy doesn't have to be a traditional couch therapy. For us, that opened the door to therapy that actually helps my kids. Thank you for your time and the gift that you bring.
- Tracy Sirna, mother of 3 kids on the autism spectrum
The smiles on my sons' faces when they are in the saddles is priceless! Thank you!
- Kristin Wahl, mom of Jackson and Chase
I don't know that our kids would have the opportunity outside of camp to be around horses. So having them at camp is truly an experience they will treasure and remember for ever.
- The Rose Family
I have personally experienced Lenelle's patience when we worked to get Brysson up on a horse the very first time. We worked as a team - and as a result, he rides every year at camp.
- Amy Dahlin, Brysson, Drew and Blake's mom
We are SO thankful for your time and unconditional love that you give to our children. You are the best!
- The Hansens, Dan, Jodi, Dayton, Maddie and Lexie
It is always a highlight of our camp to see our anxious son, Eli up on that horse relaxed and happy; hugging every inch of that horse with his body. We know that the horse day is going to be a great day at camp.
- Amy, Troy, Hannah & Eli Bushman
I have had the privilege of hearing a non verbal child speak for the first time at the mere sight of the horses. I have watched otherwise shy children come out of their shells.
- Kristin Underwood, Group Leader Camp AweSum