Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp – Wisconsin
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures

August 9th – 13th, 2023

17 – 19

Various locations in Wisconsin

Camper applications will open in March 2023!

Volunteer applications will open in March 2023!

New starting in 2023! Siblings get to join in the fun of Adventure Camp too!

Come explore with us! Campers will experience the joy of tent camping and the challenge of outdoor skills training and adventure activities that may include rock climbing, zip lining, and kayaking during this experience. This camp is for teens between 17 – 19 years of age for current and past pediatric cancer patients and their siblings. 20 year old campers that successfully complete the Summer Camp 2023 OSF program may also be eligible to attend. It will be an amazing adventure!

After Submitting Your Application2023-01-17T08:46:32-05:00

After registering you will begin to receive the following information from Program Leaders

  • Camper Welcome notification
  • Packing list & “What to expect”
  • Pick up/Drop off times
  • Bus transportation information if applicable

Paperwork will be required for each program and may include:

  • Physical exam form
  • Health insurance information (front and back of insurance card)
  • Immunization Records
Current Safety Strategies2023-01-14T10:25:12-05:00

Camp One Step remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of the individuals who participate in our camps. The Medical Advisory Committee members are currently reviewing our safety strategies and will be providing updates for 2023 in the near future.

Meet your Program Directors

Austin Cappelle, Program Director

Austin was a Camp One Step camper from 1984-1996 and started volunteering in 1997. His oncologist was Dr. Edward Baum, the founder of Camp One Step, who encouraged Austin to start coming to camp when he was just 5 years old. Austin has been a counselor for Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Family Camp, White Water Rafting (now Adventure Program), and the Utah Ski Program.  He has been involved with the Seabees Leadership Program, both as a facilitator for Summer Camp and as a previous co-director for the program as well as being a Group Leader for Winter Camp.  Currently he is one of the Program Directors for the Utah Ski Program and Adventure Program.   He has also participated as a board member on camp’s Junior Board for Milwaukee and Chicago, and also volunteers for the Chicago Marathon and Poker fundraising initiatives.

Jon Collazo, Assistant Program Director

Jon happened upon Camp One Step while doing a random Google search and started volunteering in the summer of 2017.  He has been a counselor and medical staff member and became one of the program directors for the Adventure Program in 2020.  He has also volunteered for Sibling Camp, both Stepping Up and Excursion programs in Summer Camp, Dude Ranch, and Winter Camp.  Jon said the atmosphere at camp is like nothing he’s ever seen before and that Camp One Step is like one big happy family he can’t get enough of!

Adventure Camp Testimonials

“Camp One Step has shaped me for the better and has taught me numerous lessons that will impact me both short and long term.”

“(My camper) had a great time at his first away camp! Thanks to all the staff members that made it special for each camper!”
-Camper parent

“Had such a blast! Memories I will remember forever.”

Photos from past camps

Our Medical Team

Camp One Step’s Medical Director, Susie Burke, leads our volunteer medical team. The Camp One Step medical team is comprised of volunteer physicians and nurses who have a passion for working with children and adolescents who are or have experienced the challenges of a life threatening illness. Even though it is important to have staff with pediatric oncology experience, we also welcome staff with other clinical backgrounds such as general pediatrics, adult oncology, emergency, and ICU to name a few. The medical staff work closely together in teams to address the medical needs of each camper. Our goal is to promote the health and well-being of the campers in an atmosphere of fun.

Have any Questions?

About our camps
Devin Ryan Director of Program Operations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312.924.4220

Jessica Hopper Director of Program Operations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312.924.4220

Madeline Brown Programs Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312.924.4220

About our CONNECTED programs
Mark Lowry Senior Manager, Digital Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312.924.4220

About our medical team
Susie Burke Medical Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312.924.4220

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