Frequently Asked Questions

Camper Applications

If your camper fee is being paid through your County, another agency, or IRIS, then the county/agency will probably require an invoice before they will pay the camp fee. You should contact your caseworker to verify. If they do require an invoice, you will need to get an authorization number from them. You then need to contact Camp Daniel with the authorization number.

accounting@campdaniel.org or (715) 757-3880

No, if you paid online, you do not need to fill out or mail in a Fee Schedule.

No, once an application is submitted, you are not able to go back into it to make any changes, including paying with credit/debit.

You will need to mail a check to Camp Daniel at W10541 Army Lane, Athelstane, WI 54104.

If you did not print the medical page while filling out the application, no problem! Just click on the button below labeled “Medical Page”. You will be directed to a PDF version of the camper medical page that you may download and/or print.

To send a copy of this link to your doctor’s office, you may copy and paste the url link below into an email. (Right click on the url and select “Copy”. Open an email, right click in the message area and select “Paste”.)

An email will be sent to the person that filled out the application, 30 days before camp. To ensure the safety and best experience possible for all campers, campers and volunteer counselors cannot be matched up until then.

An automated email is sent to the email of the person that filled out the application immediately after submitting the application. This email says that we have received the application, as well as a summary of the submitted application. The email also gives important information on the next steps of the application process. You may print the email summary to keep for your records.

Campers

Follow the Packing List. Also include all medical devices used including wheelchair, charger, water for c-pap, communication device, extra batteries for hearing aid, all medications etc.

Camp Daniel prides itself on programming that gives ALL campers lots of opportunities for entertainment, fellowship, and activities. Our campers have a wide range of abilities and interests, so our programming does as well. We offer camp-wide recreation times throughout the week, where campers and counselors ALL participate to together in group games. During all of those activities, we encourage everyone to stay engaged and cheer for their teammates. There’s also sports announcers for play-by-play highlights, and in the background we play music to match the spirit of the activity. This multi-layered system offers entertainment for those actively playing the game and also for those who are currently watching the game.

Camp Daniel offers typical summer camp activities like: swimming, fishing, archery, basketball, paddle-boats, carpet ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, kickball, kayaks, nature walks, evening dances and volleyball.

Less physical camp activities that we feature are: crafts, talent shows, drive-in movie night, art contest, day spa, tea party, board games, and cardmaking.

Don’t forget meals! Since we seem to spend so much time in the dining hall each day, the Camp Daniel staff decided several years ago to make each meal it’s own form of entertainment that everyone can participate in. We now have Themed Meals for 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners! Every meal is a different theme, each with themed background and sing-a-long music, costumes, meal, decorations and a host character. Many feature special musical guests and choreographed performances. Theme meals change each year, so check out the packing list for this year’s Themed Meal list.

The base fee for one week of summer camp is $345.

There is a $45 Late Fee for completed applications after the May 20th deadline. A completed application includes:

  • A submitted online application
  • Fees paid, or if agency/county is paying, then authorization number given to Camp Daniel office.
  • Medical form, completely filled out, signed by doctor and submitted to Camp Daniel.
  • For new campers, we also need a photo of the applicant.

If an Agency/County/IRIS is paying-

  • There is an additional $20 for processing the invoice.
  • $75 cancellation deposit must be made by applicant/guardian/etc. This will be refunded when camper attends accepted week of camp, or is denied. The $75 deposit will be kept if applicant is accepted, but then cancels prior to camp. All campers are subject to $75 cancellation fee, but since county/agency does not pay Camp Daniel until AFTER camp, this $75 deposit must be paid prior to camp by someone other than paying county/agency/IRIS.

Spending Money

The amount of spending money that is sent to camp is up to you, but we recommend –

  • $20-$30 for the snack stand, and
  • $25-$75 for the gift shop.

Spending money is normally sent in with camp fee, but you may send at any time, or bring with to camp check-in.

Please review the requirements for bringing medications to camp.

  1. All regularly scheduled medications, including over-the-counter medications and vitamins/supplements will be reviewed by the nurse at check-in.
  2. For campers taking 1-2 medications, they may be:
    • pre-packaged (bubble packed) with pharmacy Rx label attached OR
    • sent to camp in the original container with accurate, unaltered pharmacy Rx label
  3. For campers taking 3 or more medications/supplements per day:
    • They MUST be pre-packaged by pharmacy in a multi-dose system, where each med time for each day has one container/compartment for all medications to be administered at that time.
    • Only exceptions are for liquids, drops, powders and lotions. Although these prescribed medications do not need to be bubble packed, they must have an Accurate Rx Label from the pharmacy.
    • Please request this at the pharmacy as soon as possible and ask for bubble-packed, pill-packed, or other pre-packaged forms for their session at camp.
    • Most independent or local pharmacies will be able to do so for a small fee.
  4. Only send enough medication for the duration of camp. (3-4pm on Sunday to 9-10am on Saturday)
  5. Please adjust camper’s medication schedule to match camp’s medication schedule. (8A/12P/5P/8P)
  6. Please provide any specialty supplies necessary for the proper administration of medicine. Ex: syringes, test strips, tubing, droppers.

COVID-19

All volunteers and campers must be fully vaccinated to apply to weeks 1 and 2 of camp. Weeks 3 and 4, campers and volunteers do not need to be fully vaccinated to apply, although we strongly encourage vaccination against Covid-19.

Check-in will be done with only one other individual (parent, driver, caregiver, etc.). Anyone else in the vehicle will be required to stay in their vehicle. This includes children; please prepare accordingly for this.

Unfortunately, the campus will not be open for exploring during check-in. If you would like to see the new campus, we invite you to our Grand Opening on Jun 18, 2022.

Camp Daniel’s definition of fully vaccinated is having your primary series shots with a booster if eligible. If you are not yet eligible for your booster by your week of camp, the booster is not required.

If there is a suspected case within a cabin cohort, families/homes of the other campers in the cabin will be contacted with the option to pick up campers early.

No, at this time, campers and volunteers must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hrs prior to the start of check-in. Proof of antibodies will not be an exemption for either of these. (This is for weeks 3 and 4, all campers and volunteers must be fully vaccinated to attend weeks 1 and 2 of camp)

You can use all or a portion of your account balance towards a Camp Daniel gift card in any amount. A new camp t-shirt can soften the blow of camp being cancelled and offer something to look forward to! The digital gift card can be used to purchase merchandise at the online shop, The Trading Post. You can also buy a gift card for someone else who would love some new Camp Daniel gear.

At this time, rollover is not an option in the refund process. You can purchase a Camp Daniel digital gift card to be used at The Trading Post (gift shop online).

Yes, but you won’t be accepted into week 1 or 2 until submitting proof of vaccination, so promptness is encouraged to boost your chances of attending these weeks. You will be able to select weeks 3 and 4 without proof of vaccination.

Amendment – Updated 03/12/2022

Following updated CDC recommendations Camp Daniel will not be requiring the use of face masks at summer camp. Our local community level is “low” so masking is completely optional and based on personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

If a camper gets sick within 14 days before their respective week of camp, they must reach out to camp with this information. We’ll do our best to get campers into a later week of camp once their symptoms go away.

Campers/volunteers will be asked to alert Camp Daniel with any COVID-19 symptoms or positive test results up to 7 days after checking out so contact tracing can be carried out as needed.

Summer Camp

Follow the Packing List. Also include all medical devices used including wheelchair, charger, water for c-pap, communication device, extra batteries for hearing aid, all medications etc.

Camp Daniel prides itself on programming that gives ALL campers lots of opportunities for entertainment, fellowship, and activities. Our campers have a wide range of abilities and interests, so our programming does as well. We offer camp-wide recreation times throughout the week, where campers and counselors ALL participate to together in group games. During all of those activities, we encourage everyone to stay engaged and cheer for their teammates. There’s also sports announcers for play-by-play highlights, and in the background we play music to match the spirit of the activity. This multi-layered system offers entertainment for those actively playing the game and also for those who are currently watching the game.

Camp Daniel offers typical summer camp activities like: swimming, fishing, archery, basketball, paddle-boats, carpet ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, kickball, kayaks, nature walks, evening dances and volleyball.

Less physical camp activities that we feature are: crafts, talent shows, drive-in movie night, art contest, day spa, tea party, board games, and cardmaking.

Don’t forget meals! Since we seem to spend so much time in the dining hall each day, the Camp Daniel staff decided several years ago to make each meal it’s own form of entertainment that everyone can participate in. We now have Themed Meals for 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners! Every meal is a different theme, each with themed background and sing-a-long music, costumes, meal, decorations and a host character. Many feature special musical guests and choreographed performances. Theme meals change each year, so check out the packing list for this year’s Themed Meal list.

If your camper fee is being paid through your County, another agency, or IRIS, then the county/agency will probably require an invoice before they will pay the camp fee. You should contact your caseworker to verify. If they do require an invoice, you will need to get an authorization number from them. You then need to contact Camp Daniel with the authorization number.

accounting@campdaniel.org or (715) 757-3880

No, if you paid online, you do not need to fill out or mail in a Fee Schedule.

No, once an application is submitted, you are not able to go back into it to make any changes, including paying with credit/debit.

You will need to mail a check to Camp Daniel at W10541 Army Lane, Athelstane, WI 54104.

The base fee for one week of summer camp is $345.

There is a $45 Late Fee for completed applications after the May 20th deadline. A completed application includes:

  • A submitted online application
  • Fees paid, or if agency/county is paying, then authorization number given to Camp Daniel office.
  • Medical form, completely filled out, signed by doctor and submitted to Camp Daniel.
  • For new campers, we also need a photo of the applicant.

If an Agency/County/IRIS is paying-

  • There is an additional $20 for processing the invoice.
  • $75 cancellation deposit must be made by applicant/guardian/etc. This will be refunded when camper attends accepted week of camp, or is denied. The $75 deposit will be kept if applicant is accepted, but then cancels prior to camp. All campers are subject to $75 cancellation fee, but since county/agency does not pay Camp Daniel until AFTER camp, this $75 deposit must be paid prior to camp by someone other than paying county/agency/IRIS.

Spending Money

The amount of spending money that is sent to camp is up to you, but we recommend –

  • $20-$30 for the snack stand, and
  • $25-$75 for the gift shop.

Spending money is normally sent in with camp fee, but you may send at any time, or bring with to camp check-in.

Please review the requirements for bringing medications to camp.

  1. All regularly scheduled medications, including over-the-counter medications and vitamins/supplements will be reviewed by the nurse at check-in.
  2. For campers taking 1-2 medications, they may be:
    • pre-packaged (bubble packed) with pharmacy Rx label attached OR
    • sent to camp in the original container with accurate, unaltered pharmacy Rx label
  3. For campers taking 3 or more medications/supplements per day:
    • They MUST be pre-packaged by pharmacy in a multi-dose system, where each med time for each day has one container/compartment for all medications to be administered at that time.
    • Only exceptions are for liquids, drops, powders and lotions. Although these prescribed medications do not need to be bubble packed, they must have an Accurate Rx Label from the pharmacy.
    • Please request this at the pharmacy as soon as possible and ask for bubble-packed, pill-packed, or other pre-packaged forms for their session at camp.
    • Most independent or local pharmacies will be able to do so for a small fee.
  4. Only send enough medication for the duration of camp. (3-4pm on Sunday to 9-10am on Saturday)
  5. Please adjust camper’s medication schedule to match camp’s medication schedule. (8A/12P/5P/8P)
  6. Please provide any specialty supplies necessary for the proper administration of medicine. Ex: syringes, test strips, tubing, droppers.

If you did not print the medical page while filling out the application, no problem! Just click on the button below labeled “Medical Page”. You will be directed to a PDF version of the camper medical page that you may download and/or print.

To send a copy of this link to your doctor’s office, you may copy and paste the url link below into an email. (Right click on the url and select “Copy”. Open an email, right click in the message area and select “Paste”.)

An email will be sent to the person that filled out the application, 30 days before camp. To ensure the safety and best experience possible for all campers, campers and volunteer counselors cannot be matched up until then.

An automated email is sent to the email of the person that filled out the application immediately after submitting the application. This email says that we have received the application, as well as a summary of the submitted application. The email also gives important information on the next steps of the application process. You may print the email summary to keep for your records.

Technical Issues

The most common reason why users get an error when trying to login, is that they never “Registered”. You must first register and create a login account by providing your email address and a password. After registering, you will be logged in, and may start on a camper application.

Note: If you created a login for camp 2018, you may use that same login and password.

Volunteers

Camp Daniel prides itself on programming that gives ALL campers lots of opportunities for entertainment, fellowship, and activities. Our campers have a wide range of abilities and interests, so our programming does as well. We offer camp-wide recreation times throughout the week, where campers and counselors ALL participate to together in group games. During all of those activities, we encourage everyone to stay engaged and cheer for their teammates. There’s also sports announcers for play-by-play highlights, and in the background we play music to match the spirit of the activity. This multi-layered system offers entertainment for those actively playing the game and also for those who are currently watching the game.

Camp Daniel offers typical summer camp activities like: swimming, fishing, archery, basketball, paddle-boats, carpet ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, kickball, kayaks, nature walks, evening dances and volleyball.

Less physical camp activities that we feature are: crafts, talent shows, drive-in movie night, art contest, day spa, tea party, board games, and cardmaking.

Don’t forget meals! Since we seem to spend so much time in the dining hall each day, the Camp Daniel staff decided several years ago to make each meal it’s own form of entertainment that everyone can participate in. We now have Themed Meals for 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners! Every meal is a different theme, each with themed background and sing-a-long music, costumes, meal, decorations and a host character. Many feature special musical guests and choreographed performances. Theme meals change each year, so check out the packing list for this year’s Themed Meal list.