Welcome to the Wisconsin Lions Camp
Join us for a week away from home to experience the adventure of the lifetime!
Come swim and boat on Lions Lake, explore in our environmental education program, hit a target in archery, climb to new heights on our climbing tower, high ropes and adventure course, create lasting art and performance projects, enjoy a campfire and wallow in our mud pit. Meet other children and adults from Wisconsin and build lasting friendships in a safe environment.
This quality camping experience is provided free-of-charge to eligible children and adults with disabilities from Wisconsin. We serve children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, children with intellectual disabilities or autism, children with diabetes, and children with epilepsy. A chance remark, “Blind kids can’t go to outdoor camps and stuff like that…” started it all in 1955 and in 1956, the Lions Clubs of the State of Wisconsin founded the Wisconsin Lions Camp and the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc. to administer the Camp program. From that humble beginning with 26 campers, we are proud to serve 1,200 campers a summer.
- COVID-19 (coronavirus) statement (updated 5/18/2020):Please see our summer schedule to see the changes to our camp program that have occurred due to the coronavirus.
Our facility and offices are still closed to visitors and guests at this time.
Summer Camp planning continues in a modified fashion as shared on our summer schedule.
- Camp Application deadline is May 22, 2020 for the following youth camps: Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Blind or visually impaired and children with epilepsy.
For questions around the application process, please call the office at 715-677-4969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing applications will remain active until July 17, 2020.
- When you go to the website to apply, you start the process by clicking on the “Apply to camp” on the bottom of the page. Returning campers or new campers – you all go to that button. You are all new to the on-line application. You cannot create a username or password this year. That’s for future when we hope to be able to set up accounts, send you confirmation packets on line and not have to deal with paper. So bottom line – click on “Apply to camp” to begin the application.
- On the payment page the button that says click here to pay on-line doesn’t take you to PayPal automatically. You will need to click the link next to the button. Also, remember that PayPal opens in a separate window, so you should be able to get back to the application by closing the PayPal window only. If you choose to pay by credit card it will take you to our Foundation’s donation platform. Even though the button says “donate”, we know that this payment is for a camper deposit and is not a donation. Please pay the $25 application deposit and make a notation of the camper’s name.
- You do not have to send confirmation of payment to us – we will get it. The number assigned to you is from the database and is for camp tracking – you do not have to memorize the number, send us the number or keep it for future reference – it just gives us something to reference in the office.
- If you have any problems, give us a call in the office. If there’s a concern on our end with your application, we will reach out to you. Thank you for trying our new on-line system!