Map to Camp Albrecht Acres

Mission Statement

"Providing a unique environment for people with special needs"


  • Founded in 1975
  • 40 acres of wooded land
  • Private, not for profit organization
  • Operates exclusively on donations, fundraisers, camp fees and grants
  • Receives no direct financial assistance from local, state or federal government
  • Admission to all regardless of ability to pay, disability, race, color, creed, sex, religion or political affiliation
  • Staff is internationally recruited
  • Nursing services available 24 hours a day during camping season
  • Camper to counselor ratio is 3 to 1 and 1 to 1 when needed



  • Nature Study
  • Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Cookouts
  • Dances
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Camping in an authentic teepee
  • Exploring the woods on almost 2 miles of nature trails
  • Hay wagon rides
  • Volleyball
  • Frisbee Golf

Camp-Bee-A Friend

This two-week day camp is held on the Monday-Friday during the two weeks prior to the start of the school year in an effort to bridge a gap in services for children with autism. This camp will help prepare children for the structure of the school day and for interaction with their peers.


Camp Bee-A-Friend offers children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to work on social skills and form friendships with each other and their typically developing peers. The activities offered at this camp are designed to support each camper's individualized social skills goals. Campers will learn and practice play skills with their typically developing peers while having lots of fun. This camp offers typically developing children the opportunity to learn about the importance of inclusion while celebrating the abilities that each individual brings to the world. All campers will have fun taking part in creative camp activities while making a difference in the lives of others. The children who attend this camp will go back to their playgrounds more compassionate and with a better understanding of autism.

All children participating in Camp Bee-A-Friend will have fun playing games, swimming, hiking, fishing, arts & crafts, creative play, low ropes course, and more!

Please call Camp Albrecht Acres (563.552.1771) for more information regarding registration.

Camp Media

To watch a short overview video (30 seconds) of our Camp, click below.

To hear some camper and donor stories
- please CLICK HERE

To view another look at our Camp
- please CLICK HERE

To view the 2011 Hall of Fame Video
- please CLICK HERE

Board of Directors

Barbara Kurt

Vice President
Joseph Kane

Jim Liddle

Greg Malm

Board Members
Amanda Iburg
Arthur Sunleaf
Bob Slattery
Greg Orwell
Kevin Cattani
Larry Lee
Terry Mozena
Jimmy Willenborg
Richard Walker
Kris Tiernan

Eric Veltstra - Executive Director


Foundation Board

Jeff Streinz - President
Randy Judge - Vice President
Katie Thomas - Treasurer
Nicole Gantz - Secretary
Tim Breitfelder - Director
Wes Hartig - Director