Seabees Leadership Program – Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Focused on personal growth through achievement and service

July 16th – 22nd, 2023

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Williams Bay, Wisconsin



Volunteers will arrive the day before Seabees participants on July 15th.

The Seabees Leadership Program is a one week program for former campers 20 years and older who have limitations due to their disease, treatment, or other factors. Guided by facilitators, participants focus on personal growth through achievement and service to camp.

Program participants have an important role in aiding the counselors and leading the campers. They have hosted dinner parties for other camp groups, operated Casino Night, created a memorial rock garden and planned days of special fun for younger campers. And of course, they also get to enjoy participating in all-camp activities.

The Seabees Leadership Program allows former campers to stay involved with their camp, maintain friendships and give back to camp and the campers. Acting as role models and mentors to the younger campers while at camp, Seabees also continue their involvement throughout the year by volunteering at fundraising events and assisting with administration projects.

Seabees participants are sent invitations once they are age eligible and go through a special application process. Notifications to eligible applicants for the 2023 season have been sent. If you are interested in being a participant in the Seabees, please reach out to Hopper at [email protected] or Devin at [email protected]

We are in need of additional facilitators for this program. If you are interested in working with active adults charged with mentoring, service to camp, and personal growth, this would be a great program for you!

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 Director

Donna McHale, Program Director

After Donna’s sister died of ovarian cancer in 1986 her family wanted to do something in her memory and her Aunt found Camp One Step. Donna became a volunteer to keep her sister’s memory alive and make something positive out of her cancer journey. She started volunteering with Camp One Step in 1987 and has been back every year since then! Donna is currently the Program Director for the Seabees Leadership Program and has also been a counselor at Summer Camp for both the Excursion and Excel programs as well as leading games at Family Camp.

Seabees photo of Donna

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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