Milwaukee Area Summer Camp Guide

Milwaukee Summer Camp Guide 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Milwaukee Area Summer Camp Guide!

Though it’s the dead of winter, it can be hard to get our heads around the fact that summer will be arriving in Wisconsin eventually and spring is a great time to plan ahead for what to do with the kids when school is out. That’s where summer camps come in!

We know that summer camps are at the top of the list of things moms need to figure out early. While summer makes many think of popsicles, parks, and festivals we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece childcare together week by week and month by month. We hope that this guide provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer. This guide features programming options in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee County, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, and so much more.

This guide is brought to you by our title sponsors, YMCA of Greater Waukesha County and Mad Science of Milwaukee as well as the other featured sponsors listed below.

Milwaukee Area Summer Camps

YMCA of Greater Waukesha County

Summer camp at the YMCA 2020

Summer Day Camp at the Y is more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn fundamental skills, build self-reliance, and establish healthy, trusting relationships. But most of all, Summer Day Camp at the Y offers an experience that is always so much fun!

The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County has planned an exciting variety of Summer Day Camp programs conveniently located at 14 different sites throughout our expanded service area. Our programs at the Y offer something for every child. Parents will have peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe and enriching environment with activities led by trained staff.

Locations | Waukesha | Greenfield | Menomonee Falls | Wauwatosa | Mukwonago


Mad Science of Milwaukee

Summer Camp at Mad Science

We offer kids full-day and half-day camp experiences that are sure to entertain and delight! They will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. Camps held at many locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin and at our Lab in Franklin.


MORE than a Summer Camp

We offer the BEST Summer Camp in the Milwaukee Area! Our Camps are SAFE! FUN! and ACTIVE! Everyday campers experience new and exciting things! At the end of camp, they will say – “This was the BEST Summer Ever!” We do Sports, Games, Toys, Martial Arts, Crafts, Science, Leadership Development, and MORE! Every 20 minutes our campers will be switching up activities. Everyday we go on a Field Trip AND the Park! Places like: Discovery World! Skateland! & Laser Tag! All of our pricing INCLUDES: Early Care (7am – 9am), Late Care (4pm – 6pm), and Field Trips! Every Friday we treat our campers to lunch! Find out why Parents LOVE this Camp and why we are OVER 50% FULL for 2020!

Locations: Brookfield, Pewaukee & New Berlin


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iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with over 450,000 alumni and 20+ years of experience. Weeklong, day and overnight programs for ages 7-18 held at 150+ prestigious campuses including Marquette, Carroll University, Caltech, and NYU. Kids and teens learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more!

Milwaukee area summer camps are conveniently organized by category or geographical location. Select a location below to jump to that section.

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Select a Milwaukee area summer camp category below to jump to that section.

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Nicolet Recreation Department


The Nicolet Recreation Department continues to provide an exciting summer camp experience for K4-6th Graders! In addition to our core five-week program, we also offer a week of pre-camp & a week of post-camp. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and more!

6701 N Jean Nicolet Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Email :: [email protected]


Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy

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Official Youth Summer Baseball and Softball Camps of the Milwaukee Brewers

One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214


Summer I.D.E.A.S. at University School of Milwaukee

University School of Milwaukee - 2020 Summer Camp

Summer I.D.E.A.S. at University School of Milwaukee provides academic, enrichment, athletics, and arts programs for children in grades PK (age 3) through grade 12. Our programs provide students from the greater Milwaukee area with opportunities to develop new skills, explore ares of interest, or learn core academic subjects both on our campus and throughout Milwaukee. Registration opens in February 2020. Be sure to register early to take advantage of our early registration discount.

Email :: [email protected]


Breakthrough Basketball

Break Through Basketball

Skill development basketball camps for boys & girls 4th – 12th grades.

Email :: [email protected]


Lynden Sculpture Garden

Lynden Sculpture Garden Summer Camp

Lynden’s art and nature camps for children aged 20 months to 15 years integrate our collection of monumental outdoor sculpture and temporary installations with the natural ecology of our hidden landscapes and unique habitats. Camps are organized around themes–from metamorphosis to webs–and introduce a range of imaginative experiences, materials, and tools. Led by artists, naturalists, and art educators, the camps explore the intersection of art and nature through collaborative inquiry and hands-on artmaking, using all of Lynden’s 40 acres to create a joyful, all-senses-engaged outdoor experience.

2145 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217


Elite Sports Clubs

Summer Camp SCAMP at Elite Sports Clubs

We welcome kids as young as 2 years old to join us at the club this summer for three months of sports, games, fitness, and of course fun! Elite Sports Clubs offers a variety of camps, including our summer day camp “SCAMP” which includes tennis and swim lessons, or “Petite Elite SCAMP” & “Mini SCAMP” one-week half-day camps for the younger kids. We also offer Tennis Lessons, Swim Lessons, Dance Lessons, and Music Lessons. Sessions and packages vary to fit your family’s busy schedule this summer. So, choose what works best for you! Get 10% off any SCAMP program when you register by the end of February!

[email protected]



Goldfish Swim School Brookfield

Goldfish Summer Camp 2020

At Goldfish Swim School, we teach children how to swim and be safe in and around the water through guided play in a safe environment – what we call, the Science of SwimPlay. Our swim lesson curriculum has been proven to build confidence while learning how to swim in a fun, child-approved way. From our small class sizes, passionate swim instructors and heated shiver-free pool to our flexible class times and make up lessons; when you swim with Goldfish, you can expect a GOLDEN experience.

Email :: [email protected]


UWM at Washington Co and Waukesha Continuing Education

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UWM at Washington County & Waukesha Summer STEM University camps are designed to meet the needs of highly motivated children between the ages of 8-14. We are eager to provide safe, fun, hands-on learning that will provide a foundation of skills that students will continue to build upon throughout their lives. These main skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity are the 4 C’s that employers are looking for. Our goal is provide students with these key skills needed for success and individual growth. Check our website for more in-depth workshop descriptions and schedules!

1500 N University Dr
Waukesha WI 53188

Email :: [email protected]


Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy

Summer Camp - Milwaukee Ballet

Learn about famous ballet stories, improve your technique and make new friends this summer at Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. Register by April 1, 2020 for 10% off!

128 N Jackson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Other Locations :: Brookfield and Fox Point


First Stage Theater Academy

First Stage Summer Camp 2020

First Stage Theater Academy offers half-day and full-day theater training for students entering grades K-12 in fall 2020. Students will learn Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation, and much more, developing life skills through stage skills. One, two, three, and four-weeks sessions offered, with locations in Milwaukee and Brookfield. Registration opens February 3, 2020.

325 W. Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Contact :: [email protected]



Danceworks Summer Camp

Summer Creative Arts Camps at Danceworks integrate dance and visual arts, along with music and drama, into one fun-filled program. Taught by experienced professionals, each week offers an age-appropriate theme that sparks imagination and creativity. The grand finale of each camp week is an informal performance for friends and family in the Danceworks Studio Theatre. Make new friends, use your imagination, create original artwork and experience the thrill of performing this summer at Danceworks!

Email :: [email protected]


Milwaukee Montessori School

Montessori Summer Camp

Whatever the interest of your child, there is a unique program for them at Milwaukee Montessori School’s Summer Camp. With camps based in Montessori learning, Studio Art, Culinary Arts, Musical Theatre, 3D Game Design, DJI Robo Master Technology, and Drone Racing, the MMS Summer Camp offers novel and adventurous opportunities throughout each day. Half or full-day camps feature a wide range of activities to ensure that campers are busy and happy! Explore our full list of programs at Early Bird pricing ends March 20.

345 N. 95th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Milwaukee Bucks

MKE Bucks Summer Camps

Milwaukee Bucks Summer Camps presented by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network provide a fun and team-oriented environment for boys and girls ages 7 to 15. These camps include instruction on ball handling, passing, shooting, defensive and offensive concepts with 5 on 5 scrimmages. Each Summer Camp participant will receive a basketball, performance tee, Bucks pennant, Bucks folder and a ticket to a 2020-21 Bucks home game.

1543 N 2nd Street
Milwaukee WI 53212


Trinity Irish Dancers

Summer camp Irish Dance

This Intro to Irish Dance course will teach children the basics of Irish dance and culture along with introducing important skills such as balance, coordination, and teamwork. Trinity’s tri-fold philosophy of solo dancing, team dancing, and performance sets us apart and creates an atmosphere that sets children up for success as they take their own journey and carve their own path.


Marquette University High School

Summer Camp

Summer EXPLORE! programs provide learning and social opportunities for boys from all schools entering grades 3-9 in fall 2020. Classes are offered in history, science, math, computer science, finance, German, movie making, drum set, and multi-discipline (academic/arts/athletics) as well as a variety of sport camps.

3401 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208


Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Zoo Summer Camp

Check out what’s wild about Zoo Camps! These interactive and educational camps are available for children ages infant to 14. Zoo Camps, sponsored by Penzeys Spices, include animal information, hands-on learning, tours of the Milwaukee County Zoo and a lifetime of memories. Depending on age, parents can choose a half-day, full-day or weeklong camp.

10005 W. Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Mathnasium: The Math Learning Center

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The Summer Slide is real! Kids lose up to 2.6 months of math learning over summer. Sign up for the Mathnasium Summer Program by May 31 and receive $100 off!

Multiple MKE locations

Wisconsin Humane Society

Wisconsin Humane Society Summer Camp

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers interactive camps for kids grades 1-8 who are wild about animals! We offer a variety of camps for different age levels and topics. Camp activities feature dog training, cat socializing, wildlife rehabilitation, veterinarian science, and more. Of course, meeting animals is the highlight of each day!


Ebenezer Child Care Centers

Ebenezer Milwaukee Area Summer Camp

Ebenezer Child Care Center’s STEAM’N Summer Program, June 8 – August 26 will teach children about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and Nature in a fun and educational way. Children will be inspired to question things like a scientist; design like a technologist; build like an engineer; create like an artist; deduce like a mathematician; and play like a kid.

1496 S. 29th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

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Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun in a supportive all-girl, girl-led environment. She can pick her own adventure to include paddle boarding around the lake, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and more! With multiple camp locations throughout southeast Wisconsin, we’ve got her home away from home this summer—and at Girl Scout Camp, ALL girls are welcome!

[email protected]


Superior Culinary Center

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SCC runs an annual ten-week summer cooking camp from June to August 2020 for kids between the ages of 5 to 16 years. These kids cooking classes have been developed to inspire excite and feed the curiosity of your growing Chef. They give the Junior Chefs the opportunity to experience a variety of cooking methods as they create delicious meals. The young chefs will have the opportunity to cook & have fun in the kitchen while learning the basics of etiquette & nutrition.

4550 S Brust Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53235


Milwaukee Art Museum

MAM Summer Camp

Calling all young art enthusiasts! Explore current exhibitions during fun-filled, interactive tours, and then enjoy hands-on projects in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio. Each class has a different focus. Sign up for one camp—or the entire series! Scholarships are available!

700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee 53202



Young Dance Academy

Young Dance Academy

Our 2-Day Themed Mini Dance Camps are perfect for your tiny dancer ages 3-5! Classes are held Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout the summer from 5:00 – 6:00pm beginning Tuesday, June 19th. Each week is a different themed class. This is a great way to experience dance all summer long! Cost: 1 Session for $25; 4 Sessions for $85; 7 Sessions for $150. Call or email the studio for details!

181 W Marquette Ave

Oak Creek, WI 53154


Milwaukee Wave

Wave Summer Camp 2020

Wave camps offer personalized instruction from Professional Milwaukee Wave players, coaches and other highly qualified instructors that sets us apart from the rest.

Whatever your soccer needs might be, rest assured that the Milwaukee Wave’s Summer Camps are right for you! Choose from dozens of camps in many locations throughout southeast Wisconsin and come play with the Pros this summer!

7044 S Ballpark Drive
Franklin WI 53132



St. John's Northwestern Academies

St. John's Northwestern Academies

St. John’s Northwestern offers a summer experience that your child will remember for years to come. We offer camp options for boys and girls in grades 1-12, with a boarding option available for middle and high school campers. All St. John’s Northwestern camp experiences take place on its beautiful 110-acre campus in Delafield, WI – the heart of Waukesha county’s “Lake Country.”

1101 Genesee St.
Delafield WI 53018


Humane Animal Welfare Society

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HAWS offers a variety of camp offerings to animal loving children between the ages of 7 and 14 years of age. Campers will get plenty of hands on time with animals, do activities and play animal themed games.

701 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188

Email :: [email protected]


Aspire Dance Center

Aspire Summer Camp

Join Aspire for a fun-filled summer of classes for every age and level! This is the perfect time to give dance a try! Our Summer schedule features exciting themed classes for all ages, beginning at 12 months old!

1700 Rockwood Drive
Pewaukee, WI 53072


Camp Vertical & Camp Zoom

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Each day hundreds of children will be out in the sun having a blast. We are a faith based all-day program, held weekdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm (extended care available). Kids choose a different activity each week, while daily participating in all-camp games as well as large group worship and bible teaching. Camp Vertical is a high-energy, fast paced, fun environment for kids entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall and Camp Zoom age 4 years old to those entering 1st grade. Starting this summer, in addition to our Brookfield campus we will now add locations at the Elmbrook-Lake Country for Weeks 4-8!

777 S Barker Road
Brookfield, WI 53045

1100 Hwy 83 (NEW LOCATION)
Hartland, WI 53029

Phone: 262 780 1843


Heritage Christian Schools

Heritage Christian School

We offer a fun, Christ centered, educational, and safe environment for your student to grow and learn over the summer months. We offer athletic, fine arts, cooking, computer and many more camps! Come have a blast with us!

3500 S Glen Park Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151


Old World Wisconsin

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Set in the beauty of a Wisconsin State Forest, nestled among historic buildings, camps at Old World Wisconsin are adventure-filled, educational, and, of course, FUN! Old World Wisconsin offers camps from June through August with programming for kids entering first grade and older. There’s even a new camp for adults!

W372 S9727 Why 67
Eagle, WI 53119


Camp Anokijig

Camp Anokijig

New friends, positive values, personal growth, great adventures, and outrageous fun are the foundations of the Anokijig experience. Campers choose from a HUGE variety of activities to customize their adventure, including Horses! Built upon the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, Anokijig provides a safe and enriching overnight, summer camp experience.

Register before March 1st, 2020 and receive the Early Bird Discount!

W5639 Anokijig Lane
Plymouth, WI 53073



Swift Nature Camp

Swift Nature Camp 2020

Swift Nature Camp attracts bright, curious and creative children with a passion for nature and the outdoors. At camp, they tackle exciting adventures, and gain confidence and independence with their outdoor explorations. Special FIRST TIMER CAMP. Boys & Girls 6-17. 2, 3, 6 week sessions.

W7471 Ernie Swift RD
Minong, WI 54859

Email :: [email protected]


Angelic Organics Learning Center

Angelic Organics Learning Center

Kids help run the farm for a week – engaged with animals, great food and outdoor adventure. At Farm Camp, kids immerse themselves in the rhythms of life on a working farm, forming deeper connections to the land, animals, food, and each other.

1936 Rockton Road
Caledonia IL 61011

Milwaukee Milkmen

Milkmen Summer Camp - 2020

Milwaukee Milkmen coaches and players invite you to experience the fun and excitement of Milkmen Baseball during our 2020 Summer Youth Baseball Camps. Boys & girls ages 6-13 will learn the fundamentals through one-on-one and group instruction led by Milwaukee Milkmen Manager Anthony Barone. The camp will reinforce the fundamentals of hitting, catching, and throwing in a fun atmosphere.

[email protected]


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We run half-day camp sessions throughout the summer for kids ages 8-15! Kids will learn to play i...
7105 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214, USA
Children ages 6 -14 will learn how a professional pottery studio works. Involve your child in the...
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N50W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012, USA
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts offers three separate summer camps for ages 5-16!...
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Sports camp 2020
W189N10991 Kleinmann Dr, Germantown, WI, USA
Tumble and flip your way into developing self confidence, strength, sports readiness and sel...
2220 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
Adventure Rock has been serving the needs of climbers of all ages in Southeastern Wisconsin for o...
21250 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53072, USA
Adventure Rock has been serving the needs of climbers of all ages in Southeastern Wisconsin for o...
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12645 W. Lisbon Rd Brookfield, WI 53005
The focus of our Milwaukee martial arts school is on character development, physical fitness, and...
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STEM camp 2020
7740 S. Lovers Lane Rd, #430, Franklin WI 53132
Mathnasium offers a year-round extracurricular math program, as well as a summer program. Some o...
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nature camp 2020
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1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee, WI, USA
This Urban Ecology Center has live animals in display and lots to explore in their building and i...
4382 Hickory Rd West Bend, Wisconsin 53090
Wellspring Organic Produce is available through our CSA program. You can find us at the West Bend...
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N12W29143 Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee, WI 53072 262-646-7497
Prairie Hill Waldorf Summer Garden Camp provides healthy and wholesome fun interspersed with prac...
Experience Wisconsin State Fair through hands-on workshops, team activities and more! Youth will...
4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville, WI 53080
Within Our Natural Sanctuary: We work to change lives by inspiring youth, families, and adul...
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10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226
Ocean Connections is a professional, registered, 501(c)3 non-profit organization organizatio...
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overnight camp 2020
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N885 Youth Camp Rd, Campbellsport, WI 53010
In Milwaukee children grow up without ample opportunity to build trust, understanding, and empath...
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W309 S10910 CR-I, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Summer Camp is more than just a week of fun. It is an experience children and parents cannot affo...
600 Lac La Belle Drive Oconomowoc, WI 53066
OSRUI provides creative and innovative Jewish experiences combined with all the fun of summer cam...
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1724 W Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Covenant Harbor is owned and operated by the Central Conference of the Evangelical...
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P.O. Box 2068 Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
Camp Odayin provides fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportuniti...
9025 Camp Awana Rd. Fredonia, WI 53021
Camp Awana was established in 1946 and has a rich tradition and heritage in camping ministry. Loc...
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W5639 Anokijig Ln, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073, USA
Summer programs: Boys and Girls ages 7 to 16 Our largest and most popular program is the Resident...
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W 1741 County Road J Mukwonago, WI 53149
Jewish Summer Camp is one of the most important experiences a child can have. Kids learn new life...
W220 N7880 Townline Rd Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
ARCh Camp Pow Wow is a day and residential camp serving campers with disabilities ages 5-75. ...
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  1. A really awesome list, I found it very helpful and I signed my children up for multiple camps. I guess my only issue is the lack of financial assistance many of these camps do not have. It leaves so many great kids out.

    Anyway, thank you!

    • Hi Laurie! Thanks for your interest! The guide is published in a purely digital format, so we don’t have a hard copy booklet to mail out. The easiest thing would be to print out the guide on the website or to save it as a PDF if you are interested in that format. Thanks!

  2. Hey thanks for the info about the camps, the most enticing of them all is the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County which indeed is going to provide a deep and enriching environment to the kids


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