What is Camp Daniel? Camp Daniel is a Christian non-profit ministry, located in northeast Wisconsin, providing opportunities to people with disabilities. Camp Daniel specializes in weeklong summer camps. A camper with a disability get paired up with a counselor and they do traditional summer camp activities and learn about Jesus during the week. Camp Daniel also has Special Olympic teams, churches for and by people with disabilities, group homes and special events.
How old do you need to be to go on a mission trip? – 12+. Our youngest counselor is 14 and our oldest counselor this past year was 92! We look for a wide variety of ages because our campers are the ages of 8-80.
Do I need experience? No, no experience is necessary, just the willingness to learn. The first day at Camp is all training. We learn about disability, how camp functions, and we meet in small groups and answer any questions about an individual’s camper. You are NEVER alone and there is ALWAYS someone there to help.
How much does it cost to go on a mission trip? If you are over the age of 18 it is free. Includes lodging, food etc. If you are under 18, it costs $175/person and there is a $25 discount if you pay by May 19th. Fundraising help can be provided.
What are Camp Daniel’s beliefs? We work toward imparting the belief that each of us have value and been given gifts by God to offer others. We teach that God made us, God loves us and God has a plan for our life.
What denomination is Camp Daniel? Camp Daniel is a nondenominational. We teach that God made you, God loves you, and God has a plan for your life.
What is the difference between a Counselor and a CIT? The only difference is age and level of supervision. If you are over the age of 18 you are considered a counselor, if you are 17 and under you are considered a Counselor –in-Training (CIT). It is the same “job” title. As a CIT, you will have even more people looking out for you and checking in to make sure things are going well. There is a fee associated with being under 18 as well.
What is the difference between being on Support Crew and Support Crew In Training (PCIT) The only difference is age. If you are over the age of 18 you are considered a Pit Crew Member, if you are 17 and under you are considered a Pit Crew –in-Training (PCIT). As a PCIT, you will have even more people looking out for you and checking in to make sure things are going well. There is a fee associated with being under 18 as well.
Where is summer camp actually held? Summer camp sessions will be held in Athelstane, WI at our Little Newton Lake Campus.
Where do we sleep? If you are a CIT or counselor you will be staying in cabins along with other campers and volunteers. We will always attempt to put people from the same group in the same cabin.
If you are on Pit Crew or a PCIT you will either stay in cabins with other campers and counselors, or in separate housing.
Does everyone dress up for theme meals? Yes, our theme meals are a way to get everyone involved. Every camper no matter their level of function will be able to get involved in a theme meals so we suggest that everyone dresses up and get’s involved. We encourage groups to bring their own costumes but we do have costumes available.
How many campers will a counselor get? One or two. Each match up is chosen with much consideration to age and experience. We believe that God has a plan for the week and we do our best to listen to Him and pair up people as best we can.