Camp Dates and Applications

Camp SOAR Summer 2023

Returning Campers: Camper applications for summer 2023 will be sent via email in December 2022.
If you are not receiving emails please contact Sari at as soon as possible so that we can make sure to have your updated email address. 

New Campers: The age range for our campers is 7-19 years old. Please click here to complete the New Camper Interest Form and contact with any questions about Camp SOAR!

2023 Camp SOAR Dates 

Week One: July 9th - July 14th, 2023

Week Two: July 16th - July 21st, 2023

Counselors attend both Saturdays for an evening of training & connection activities prior to the campers arriving on Sunday. 

You can always check out our pre-recorded activities from Summer 2020: Click here to be directed to our Camp SOAR YouTube page

Camp Fees

The cost of Camp SOAR is $500 per camper. This low rate comes through generous donations and fundraising throughout the year, as well as our annual Gala is November. 

Camper families are welcome to apply for full or partial scholarships to attend Camp SOAR after their child has been accepted. Families can request a scholarship application after they receive acceptance information in early spring. 

No fees are collected during the application process; it is free to apply for Camp SOAR. 

Payment is required by June 1st 2023 if your child is accepted for the summer. 

Important application information for future summers:

Camper Applications

Please contact Sari Rieger at to request a new camper application or additional information.

New camper acceptance is a two-step process: an initial screening and interest is followed by a review of the completed application by the Camp SOAR leadership team. Due to the high demand for placement, campers may only attend one summer session each year. Camp applications are available in winter.

All returning age-appropriate campers will be automatically included on the mailing lists for future years to receive applications. Spaces fill quickly, don't wait to mail your child's camp application.

Camp SOAR Timeline

Counselor Applications

All counselors are volunteers.  No compensation is received other than the knowledge you have participated in a life-changing experience and have helped a special needs child enjoy a week of fun summer activities. You must be 15 years old by the start of camp. 

Counselor’s volunteer time may be applied to service hours for school and religious purposes, up to 144 hours per week at Camp SOAR. Counselors may volunteer for either week or both weeks, but must commit to the full session and attend training. For more information and a counselor application, please review the Expectations of a Camp SOAR Counselor.

New counselors please click here to join our 2023 mailing list

For each session, we will accept 80-95 counselors. Some will be one-on-one with a camper, others will be supporting cabins and in leadership positions. 

Ladies: Keep in mind there are always more female counselors than needed so don’t wait to get your application in to us. Along with experience, we take into account when your application is received.

Guys: We can’t accept camper boys over the age of 12 until we know you will be there for sure. Please get your applications in as soon as possible.

We swim in Geneva Lake, which is a popular fishing lake. Everyone MUST have received a tetanus shot no earlier than 2010. Please include the date of your tetanus (DTaP) and measles (MMR) vaccine on your application. In 2021 & 2022 we did require a COVID-19 vaccination.

We have current physicals on file for many returning counselors; ask us if you are unsure if you need an updated one. You can apply without sending a physical.