Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Summer Camp – Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Fun is spelled C.A.M.P.

July 8th – 15th, 2023
July 15th – 22nd, 2023


Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Camper applications will open in March 2023!

Volunteer applications will open in March 2023!

Our Summer Camp leadership team has put an incredible amount of time, effort, and love into planning a special and safe Summer Camp experience for you!

Campers can expect a mix of their favorite Summer Camp activities and new experiences to create jam-packed days of fun with their camp family! We offer 9 distinct summer camp opportunities based on age and interest. Which one is right 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 Strategies2023-01-14T10:25:12-05:00

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.

Thanks to The Eppstein Uhen Foundation for supporting 2023 Summer Camp.

Summer Camp Options

7-10 years old

In this option, campers will enjoy the fun of classic camp with activities like swimming, fishing, water craft, sports and games, and field activities. They will experience the joy of time away from home and newfound friendships.

11-12 years old

These campers participate in classic camp activities while focusing on learning independence and building self-confidence. Some of these activities include swimming, fishing, water craft, sports, and games and field activities.

13-16 years old

In All Camp Experience (ACE), campers will participate in classic camp activities along with specialized experiences led by “expert” activity leaders. Whether it be basketball, arts & crafts, magic, or STEM, ACE is the place to come explore everything camp has to offer!

13-16 years old

In this unique travel camp, campers in Excursion will spend the week on various field trips to local places of interest. Navy Pier, Great America, The Milwaukee Zoo, and The Wisconsin Dells Water Park have all been highlights in the past! The itinerary changes every year, but the joy of adventure remains the same!

13-16 years old

Love the water? This camp is for you! Participants can plan to spend their session enjoying fun in the water in many different ways – water fights, swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and SCUBA certification just to name a few. And that’s not all – come experience fun on land with campfires, outdoor movies, and more!

17-19 years old

In Excel, friendships – whether lifelong or newfound – are really what it’s all about. Time spent bonding over conversation is just as important as volleyball, swimming, or Chopped food challenges. Excel campers will revel in their favorite camp activities in their last years as campers while serving as role models for the younger kids on campus.

20+ years old

Participants in the Seabees Leadership Program are former campers 20 years and older who have limitations due to their disease, treatment, or other factors. 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]

Guided by facilitators, this camp focuses on personal growth through achievement and service to camp. 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 camp for you!

20+ years old

This leadership training experience is offered to past participants of any Camp One Step camp who want to take One Step Further (OSF). Notifications to eligible applicants for the 2023 season have been sent. If you are interested in OSF, please reach out to Hopper at [email protected] or Devin at [email protected]

Meet your Program Director

Erin Fullmer, Program Director

Erin was diagnosed with leukemia in 1987. Dr. Baum, the founder of Camp One Step, was her oncologist and suggested to Erin’s parents that they send her to Summer Camp. She first came to camp as a camper in the summer of 1990 and became a volunteer in 2003. Erin is currently the Program Director for Summer Camp but has also been a counselor for Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Dude Ranch, the former White Water Rafting Program, Brain Tumor Family Camp, Sibling Camp, and Family Camp. She has also run the Chicago Marathon twice for Team One Step.

Summer Camp Testimonials

“The program staff continue to knock it out of the park. My daughter came home with a full heart and beyond happy.”
-Camper parent

“My camper was so excited to share her experience with her (non cancer kiddo) friends. I feel like she is more willing to share with them that she survived cancer after her Camp One Step experience – she is not afraid to talk about it.”
-Camper parent

“Thank you for offering this amazing opportunity for her to connect with others, play and just have fun! She has been so isolated through this journey through a new life after treatment, and these camp experiences help so much with boosting her comfort level to interact with others. We are so grateful for all you do! Thanks!”
-Camper parent

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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