Camp Shioc is licensed and Youngstar rated. The Appleton YMCA maintains 10 beautiful acres 20 miles northwest of Appleton where kids can enjoy fishing, paddle boating, kayaking and canoeing on our stocked fishing pond. They also have the opportunity to try our archery range (must be 7-years-old to participate in archery), sports field and playground areas along with an outdoor amphitheater for skits and plays. Camp Shioc is a fully enclosed campus, which also includes a complete infrastructure of eating facilities and lavatories for kids ages 5-12 (must have completed 5K).

Your child will have a day packed with fun and activities that may include: 

  • Group games/activities
  • Fishing
  • Archery (must be 7-years-old)
  • Crafts
  • Boating
  • Sports
  • Cooking
  • STEM 

Camp Contacts:
Kim Norton, Director

Shelly Seif, Registrar

Session Dates:
June 8-August 26, 2020
Monday-Wednesday care August 24-26 is available from the Appleton YMCA only
6:30 AM-6:00 PM


  • Bus Departure 8:30 AM (children must arrive no later than 8:15 AM)
  • Bus Return 4:00 PM
    • Due to transportation, half day option is not available.
  • Pick Up/Drop Off
    • Appleton YMCA, Ferber School in Appleton or Sunrise School in Kimberly. 

Important Information:

  • Meals & Snacks - Participants must provide their own AM and PM snack and lunch daily
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays-Swimming at the Appleton YMCA 
  • Wednesdays-Field trip day (t-shirt required) *field trip subject to change
  • Field Trip schedule coming soon!
  • Open House June 6, 2020 • 1:00-3:00 PM at Camp Shioc

Day Camp Leaders in Training (LIT)

At Camp Shioc, our Leaders In Training (LIT) program will focus on developing leadership skills through training,  discussion, observation and supervised child interaction. This is a program for teens ages 13-17 who are serious about learning to work with children and improving their leadership skills. All teens are required to complete an application and participate in an interview process to help develop job skills before they may be accepted into the program. Weekly fees cover field trips, transportation and supplies for the LIT. This new program replaces the Junior Counselor program from previous summers.

LIT Level 1 – Day Camp

This two-week required program consists of training sessions with a LIT Counselor, counselor-shadowing throughout the weeks and visits to other day camps. The level 1 sessions will teach LITs about role-modeling, LIT expectations and camp operations. Upon completion of Level 1, LITs may sign up for Level 2 programs for the remainder of the summer. All LIT participants must complete Level 1 if new to the program. Participants must attend every day of the session and a minimum of 5 teens are required to run the session.

Two sessions will be offered this summer: June 15-26 and July 20-31

LIT Level 2 – Day Camp (prerequisite Level 1) 

Teens must successfully complete Level 1 to participate in the Level 2 LIT programs. In these programs, LITs will be focusing on specific skills each week. Some examples include coaching, personal growth, developing others and conflict management. Teens will be assisting counselors in leading children as well as helping around camp. Participants are encouraged to attend every day of the session.

These programs are offered weekly: June 29-August 21 & August 24-26 

How to Apply:
Contact Elizabeth Mayer