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Summer Camp

Dates for 2015

Week 1: Sunday, July 5th - Saturday, July 11th

Week 2: Saturday, July 11th - Saturday, July 18th


Swimming in the lake at sunrise, learning to sail, camping out under the stars…these are just some of the memories that many of us have of summer camp.


But when a child has cancer, summer camp may seem like one more thing that the child has to give up. At One Step Summer Camp, children with cancer are given a chance to experience a week or two of carefree fun with other kids facing similar challenges.

Located on beautiful Lake Geneva in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, One Step Summer Camp offers a variety of fun and exciting camp opportunities for different age groups. Younger campers enjoy a traditional summer camp experience while special interest programs are offered for teenage campers.

 See below for a list of the seven programs offered at Summer Camp.


Applications for 2015 are available now!


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Standard (Ages 7-10)

Standard Camp provides our youngest campers with a well-rounded, traditional camp experience. Days are filled with swimming, boating, hiking, arts and crafts, nature studies, cookouts, movies, sing-a-longs and an overnight campout under the stars.   Standard Camp is all about fun and friendship.

*PLEASE NOTE: Standard Camp is a one-week only program for campers that are new to Summer Camp or are between the ages of 7-9.


Stepping Up (Ages 11-12)

Stepping Up offers preteen campers the chance to demonstrate independence and challenge themselves in new ways. Campers develop strong bonds as they learn basic camping skills that encourage responsibility, teamwork, problem solving and camaraderie.

All Camp Experience - ACE (Ages 13-16)

ACE allows campers to design their own camp experience. Campers choose from several specialized mini-camps that offer intense expert instruction in a variety of sporting and arts activities.

Campcraft (Ages 13-16)

Camp Craft is geared towards the 13-16 year old teen adventurer! We live, eat, learn and play outdoors. Camp Crafters sleep in tents that they pitch, eat food that they cook, and gather round the campfire every night to tell ghost stories, strum guitars, roast marshmallows and bond over the days events.

Excursion (Ages 13-16)

Excursion is designed for campers with a love of travel and adventure.  Campers log many miles visiting exciting destinations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.  Recent trips have been made to the Wisconsin Dells and Navy Pier in Chicago.  Campers also participate in traditional camp activities.

Water Sports (Ages 13-16)

Water Sports is for campers with a strong interest in SCUBA diving and other aquatic activities.  Campers participate in an intense SCUBA training course that concludes with certification testing.

EXCEL (Ages 17-19)

EXCEL is for young adults who want to Experience Excellence and Challenge at Every Level (EXCEL).

EXCEL campers take away important leadership skills that give them confidence to prepare for the challenges of adulthood.  Many times, our EXCEL campers use these skills to become One Step counselors.




One Step programs, where kids with cancer can just be kids!
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