Camp Oz

YMCA Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI

Founded in 1983, Camp Oz is a traditional summer camp that provides a safe and fun camping experience for youth ages 9–17 with epilepsy.

Camp Oz is intended for youth with epilepsy, and siblings, ages 9-17 who have a high level of independence. Traditionally, campers enjoy activities like swimming, horseback riding, team-building exercises, and more. Space includes 15 cabins, two modern bathroom/shower buildings, an indoor lodge/dining hall/activity center, and beachfront access.

Camp Oz Requirements:

Camp Oz requires campers to function independently, with a positive attitude, within a structured group setting. For the safety of all participants, campers must be able to do the following: 

  • Stay overnight at Camp Oz for the week
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Stay involved in camp activities (up to 2 hours)
  • Interact in a respectful way with other campers and staff
  • Move among different camp areas and activities with limited supervision
  • Participate in outdoor activities within a hilly/wooded setting
  • Capable of performing activities of daily living (e.g., showering, eating, etc.)

Safety and Medical Support:

Safety is our priority. Registered nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, as are physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, and a neurologist from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Camp St. Croix staff and volunteers are trained in seizure recognition and response.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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More programs for youth with epilepsy

In addition to our camp programming, we offer a Shining Star program specifically for youth to help kids and teens with epilepsy meet and support each other.

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This program is funded in part by:

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