K.I.T.E. Kamp! August 10th – 13th, 2015

K.I.T.E. Kamp (click here for flyer)

August 10-13th, 2015 (M – TH)

Town of Menasha Community Center

1000 Valley Rd. Menasha, WI 54952

Registration Fee:  $100

Ages: 6-16


1st 20 to sign up – will then move to a waitlist

Registration Deadline: July 9th, 2015



  1. Participant Information form must be turned in by August 1st, 2015
  2. Release of Liability with photo and pick up info.
  3. Payment has to be received prior to the start of Kamp.  Please go to our homepage and click on the DONATE button to make a payment.


Daily Themes

Monday – Space is The Place

Tuesday – Buggin Out

Wednesday – Hawaiian Hullabaloo

Thursday – Game Show Mania



Morning and Afternoon snack provided

Lunch Provided



If your son/daughter needs medication during this time, please put the medication in a ziplock bag labeled with their name and dispensing time.  If there are specific directions (ex: take with food). Please include those with any information that is turned in prior to camp.



SOAR staff will have sunscreen to apply when the Kamp goes outdoors.  If your son/daughter has specific sunscreen needs, please provide this in a bag labeled with their name.


Change of Clothes

Please provide a change of clothes that can be kept at Kamp for the week as a precaution.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

SOAR Fox Cities, Inc. Calendar of Events for March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month:

Thursday, March 5, 2015
SOAR to the Stars:

Banquet Venue at Fox Cities Stadium
2400 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton, WI
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Program begins at 6:15 p.m.

Join us for a fun night of networking, hors d’oeuvres, music from the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, fireworks and awards for local businesses who employ our participants.


Saturday, March 7, 2015
K.I.T.E. Conference:

(Knowledge. Independence. Togetherness. Empowerment.)

St. Bernadette’s School
2331 E. Lourdes Dr.  Appleton, WI  54915

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

An opportunity for parents and caregivers of people with disabilities to meet and speak with community resources focusing on planning for the future.

The conference will include the following:  A welcome from SOAR Fox Cities, three educational sessions on the topics of housing, guardianship, and employment, educational booths from community agencies and resources, a box lunch and note-taking materials, and day long program activities for children and adults (with a fee).

Conference is free with an option available for child care for ages 3-12 ($20)


March 9 – 13, 2015
Spirit Week:

Various Local Area School Districts

SOAR Fox Cities will be visiting local area schools to raise awareness for developmental disabilities.  Hands on workshops, penny wars and fun all week!

Check out the spirit week flyer for more info!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Disability Advocacy Day:

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive,  Madison, WI

Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can share your story with them. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect people with disabilities in their everyday lives.


Thursday, March 26, 2015
Positive Picket:

Houdini Plaza:
Appleton, WI

Join SOAR Fox Cities and our participants throughout the day, as we march up and down College Ave. in Appleton, sharing positive messages with the community.

Call (920) 731-9831 for details.

SOAR Fox Cities Inc. is a local non-profit organization that provides programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.  We serve close to 1,200 participants and touch over 19,000 family and community members.  Our variety of services range from Youth, Adult and Family Programs, Advocacy, Community Education and the third largest Special Olympics in the state!

Will you SOAR with us?


August 2014 Events and Information

Arc’s Walkabout To Happen in September! – Please see the enclosed information regarding the 2014 Walkabout! We’ve made a shift to September and we’re planning on it being just as fun as always! PLEASE complete a pledge form, even if you cannot participate with us! It’s just another way of ensuring quality programs! Thank you!

August 2014 Walkabout Flyer

August 2014 Walkabout Pledge Form

2014 Self-Determination Conference, November 10-12—Held at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, this conference invites adults and transition-aged youth with disabilities (and their family members), service providers, educators, state employees, IRIS staff, MCO staff, ADRC staff, county staff and support brokers to attend. Early bird registration is due by August 29, 2014. Contact our Arc office at 725-0943 for additional information.

Across the Lifespan Conference, November 13-14—Held at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, this conference is created to “Bring the Best together”. All age groups are targeted with hundreds of networking opportunities available. Please contact our Arc office for more information or visit www.atacrosslifespan.org
Daytime activities—Have you noticed the recent increase in activities, especially during the day? Be sure to read the adult calendar very closely as it boasts some activities to keep participants involved while not working, etc. We are SO happy to be able to serve more needs!

In the News—If you have not heard yet, there are some important policy changes that have taken effect in the past month. The first one is that President Obama signed a bill limiting eligibility for working in sheltered workshops. In summary, for individuals under 24, they will not be eligible for sheltered workshops unless they have gone through vocational rehab services, and searched for jobs first. The second piece is that there are new changes coming to HCBS (Home Community Based Services) 1915i and 1915c. These changes will limit the amount of spending, people receiving certain benefits from the government on services. The goal of this is mainly focused on making employment and housing as least segregated as possible. Community integration and participation is a main focus of this change. If you have questions about these pieces of policy, or would be interested in gathering at the Arc offices with other families and parents/caregivers regarding these changes, please let Mitch Cornils know at [email protected] or (920)731-9831 x111.

August 2014 Adult Activities

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August 2014 Youth Activities

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Freckleface Strawberry: The Muscial

Freckleface Poster FINAL


Interested in join The Arc Family for “Family” Night out? This month our family program is attending the Kimberly Papermakers Players Family Musical! We have a special invite to see the show on Wednesday night before it is open to the public. Need a little information on what Freckleface Strawberry is?


“”Freckleface Strawberry . . . has a sincere message about accepting differences that’s neither clumsy nor cloying, as well as sharp illustrations by LeUyen Pham.” –Parenting”


Here is the background on this Julianne Moore Children’s book turned Musical!

“FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a brand new family musical. You and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they’re in.
Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it’s her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special.
With soaring live music, awesome dancing, and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages…freckles or not!”- Check out their website for more information!


Sign up today to attend! We hope you and your family can make it!

Wed., April 17

Show starts at 6:30 pm

Cost: $5.00 per person

(pay at event-meet at door)

Kimberly HS Auditorium    1662 Kennedy Ave., Kimb



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