Group Work Camp-Wisconsin

The next Group Work Camp-Wisconsin will take place in July 2020. More information to be shared soon.

The fifth biennial Group Work Camp took place July 27-30, 2017 at George Williams College on the shores of Lake Geneva in southern Wisconsin. 63 members attended, including 31 students who received scholarships by generous donations from supporters both in and outside IASWG. The weather was glorious, the lakeside setting gorgeous, the smores delicious. As the photos from the camp hopefully show (by Jon Habegger), the experience of building community through sharing meals, workshops, playing and talking together is always unique and surprising and a living testimony to the power of group work. Jen Clements and John Genke coordinated and co-facilitated the event along with GW Camp founder and creator Ann Bergart. The next Group Work Camp in Wisconsin will take place July 2019.

About Group Work Camp

Group Work Camp is an initiative of the International Association for Social Work with Groups. This unique event offers an opportunity for professionals, educators, and students to engage in experiential group work training–while at the same time “getting away from it all” in an informal and relaxed lakefront setting. Facilitated by a skilled team of practitioners and educators, a wide array of training, workshops, and activities are available for both beginning and experienced group workers. Come and join us for this unforgettable experience!


July 27 - 30, 2017 at George Williams College, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Remember the power of going to summer camp as a kid? Camp creates an instant sense of community - something about a lake, towering evergreens and a bonfire brings out the sense of wonder and openness to learning. This feeling of interconnection is not solely reserved for children. As practicing social group workers and learners, we all need to be rejuvenated in our practice. Back by popular demand, this summer the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG, Inc.) is once again offering Group Work Camp!

Group Work Camp is an opportunity for social work students and practitioners to glean knowledge from one another on the importance and efficacy of groups. Participants will be able to select beginning- or advanced-level workshops focused on experiential and interactive learning. Group work is not learned by reading or attending lectures, but rather by doing and reflecting. Group Work Camp is a unique and intergenerational opportunity to build networks, skill-swap and stimulate positive group work practice.

Shippensburg University, a CSWE accredited Social Work Program, has generously offered to sponsor up to 22 Continuing Education Credits for this program.  Please check with your state for your own individual licensing requirements.

Registration Information

The registration rate is $50. Please note, participants must be IASWG members. To join or renew your membership click here. For questions, please contact Jen Clements via email [email protected].