Camper dates for 2025 Camp BASIC

Week 1: Monday, June 9 thru Saturday, June 14
Week 2: Sunday, June 15 thru Friday, June 20

Applications accepted starting in February 2025
Note that staff arrive one day earlier for each week

About Camp Basic

During the second and third weeks in June, Camp BASIC offers an incredibly unique opportunity for the developmentally disabled to gather, explore, learn and share with a group of their peers at a week-long, WELS-affiliated summer camp. Our goal is to provide a fun, meaningful and lasting experience that strengthens bonds between community and Christ. And at the end of each session, the smiles on the faces of both campers and volunteers say it all.

We meet at a well-furnished, modern, indoor camp facility at scenic Wyalusing State Park on top of bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. When we set out on this journey more than 30 years ago, we had 25 campers. That number has since more than tripled and, for the last several years, there were more campers than available space. One day, we hope to purchase our own property and provide the facilities to accommodate all who are interested. To learn about our mission, keep scrolling.



Thinking about joining us this summer? We can't wait!


Are you interested in volunteering at Camp BASIC?

Camp BASIC is a wonderful opportunity for God's gifted people to
"Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
(2 Peter 3:18)

The Mission of Camp Basic

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for Christian worship and fellowship to persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities and to provide Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) members with a meaningful volunteer experience helping God's children in need, developing and improving leadership skills and forming everlasting friendships with fellow Brothers And Sisters in Christ.

Wish to help?

© 2024 Camp Basic

Director - Week 1

Aaron Punke
p: 414-305-5026

Director - Week 2

Andrea Schlei
p: 507-587-8368
Camp BASIC dates

Week 1

June 9 - 14, 2025

Week 2

June 15 - 20, 2025