Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp

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

August 10th – 13th, 2023

17 – 19

Various locations in Wisconsin


Applications for 2023 are now closed.  Applications for 2024 will open in March!


Applications for 2023 are now closed.  Applications for 2024 will open in March!

Staff will be asked to arrive a day early to camp start date for training and preparation.

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 Strategies2023-02-17T20:06:37-05:00

Camp One Step is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the individuals who participate in our camps.  With our camper and volunteer wellbeing in mind, the following safety strategies are in place:

  • COVID-19 vaccine will be recommended, not required*
  • Masking will be optional and masks will be available for those desiring one
  • HEPA filters will be used in shared sleeping rooms (HEPA filters will only be available at local programs not travel programs)
  • Pre-camp COVID-19 testing will be required
  • Pre- and post-camp health screening will be required

*Requirements for routine childhood vaccinations, which include diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox, are required to attend in-person camps.  Medical exemptions for campers will be reviewed by the Medical Director and Physician Advisor.

Camp One Step encourages any individuals at an increased risk of infection to consult with their healthcare team prior to attending camp to ensure that an in-person camp is a good fit.  If you have any questions or concerns about the above, please send questions to Medical Director, Susie Burke at [email protected].

Camp One Step is so grateful to the community for continuing to put health and safety at the forefront of all that we do.  We hope to see you at camp!


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 Camp), 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 Utah Ski and Adventure Camp. 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.

Photo of Austin Cappelle
Jon Collazo, Assistant Program Director

Jon first heard about Camp One Step from Erin H. (Program Director for Utah Ski) who raved about how amazing COS is and told Jon he had to see it for himself. He volunteered for Utah Ski in 2020 and was immediately blown away by the campers and volunteers and has been hooked on camp from then on. In addition to Utah Ski, Jon has also been a volunteer for Summer Camp virtual and Winter Camp virtual.

Jon’s advice for campers and volunteers – ‘#1 HAVE FUN!’.

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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Medical Volunteers photo in William Bay on the walking trail

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