Dates for 2013
Week 1: June 15-22
Week 2: June 22-29
We are excited about Summer Camp! 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 At A Time Summer Camp, we give children with cancer 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 At A Time 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.
Directions to Summer Camp
Summer Camp Packing List
To help parents and families better understand what camp is like, we have created some Camper Guidelines. Please review with your camper prior to camp. As always, let us know if you have any questions.
All camper forms and fees should be mailed to: Children's Oncology Services, Inc. 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 511, Chicago, Il 60610. Suggested Tuition for Summer Camp is $100 per week plus a $5 registration fee.
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.
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.
If this is your first time volunteering for One Step, please click on "Begin Volunteer Application" and click on "new applicant." We will be in touch. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering at One Step At A Time!
Applications are now available for Summer Camp! Helpful Hints About the Application Process:
A complete application is:
On-line Camper Application
On-line Health History
Medical Consent Form (Hard Copy)
Physical Exam Form (Hard Copy)
Copies of the front and back of valid health insurance
Flashes of Hope waiver
Registration is now CLOSED.