2023 Summer Camps | In + Around Milwaukee, WI


Welcome to the 2023 Milwaukee Area Summer Camp Guide!

We know you’re probably already exploring Summer Camp options for your kids and we’re here to guide you through the Milwaukee area camp scene!

We’re organized by category and age (see below!).

As you review the camps in each category, you’ll find age appropriateness, descriptions and a direct link to the camp website.

There are so many awesome, unique summer programs for your kids in the Milwaukee area, whether they’re into sports, cooking, drama, STEM activities, nature, or anything else!

Here’s to SUMMER!

*If you are a camp interested in being featured, please contact [email protected].


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Did you know that seasonal learning loss of up to 3 months of math skills can contribute to lower self-confidence, and a lower chance of school success in the fall? In only 2-3 sessions per week with Mathnasium, your child can prevent the summer slide, and start the school year strong!

Mathnasium is the premier, math-only learning center for students going into grades K-12 who want to catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math.

With 11 locations throughout the Greater Milwaukee area, and flexible scheduling, Mathnasium makes it easy for your child to take a leap forward in math this summer. And with customized learning plans, our instructors will make the most out of your child’s time, so that they can get out and enjoy all the other fun things summer has in store for them.

University School of Milwaukee Summer IDEAS

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Learning does not stop when summer begins, and neither does the excitement at USM! Each year, USM hosts a full summer of recreational, athletic, and enrichment campus, for-credit classes, as well as ice skating lessons and hockey camps.

Explore our summer offerings for children PK (age 3) through 12th grade, and see just how much learning, adventure, and excitement can happen outside of the school year!

2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road – Milwaukee, WI


Mad Science

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Our camps are the perfect way to keep kids learning throughout summer! We offer kids a camp experience that is 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.

Join us, there’s something for everyone! Our multiple camp locations offer one-day, half-day and full-day options to keep kids learning and entertained summer long.

Various locations in the Milwaukee and Waukesha Area

(262) 330-5029

Danceworks Summer Creative Arts Camps

Exploration, creativity, and play are needed now more than ever, and Danceworks’ Summer Creative Arts Camps are here to deliver! Our team of professional arts educators has provided high-quality arts programming for over 25 years, and are dedicated to helping students see the world through their own imagination. Your child will have a fun-filled week dancing, creating and making new friends at any and all of our exciting week-long camps this summer!

Don’t miss our Summer Dance Intensives—for serious dancers ages 8-11 and 13-19 who are looking to take their dance skills to a new level!

1661 N. Water Street – Milwaukee, WI

(414) 277-8480

First Stage Theater Academy

First Stage Theater Academy is the nation’s largest high-impact theater training program for young people! Our region’s finest professional theater artists share their expertise, skills, and passion for their art with over 2,000 young people this summer. Half-day and full-day weekly sessions are available for students entering grades K5-12 in fall 2023.

Students will learn Creative Drama, Acting, Voice and Movement, Musical Theater, Improvisation, and more in a fun and nurturing environment, fostering like skills through stage skills. Next Steps Theater Academy is offered in a one-week session, specifically designed for students on the autism spectrum.

325 W. Walnut Street – Milwaukee, WI

(414) 267-2970

Milwaukee Ballet

Delve into the worlds of favorite childhood stories through ballet, scenic and costume design, craft making, music study and choreography. Students will enjoy a special visit from a Milwaukee Ballet dancer and musician, and share their accomplishments in a mini performance on their last day.

Brookfield – Fox Point – Third Ward

(414) 902-2117

Summer Blast - Heritage Schools

Want to beat the lazy summer heat? We have fun and educational camps for your kids to make new friends and learn or improve their skills. From music to sports to art and academics, we have camps everyone can enjoy! Come all day or just a few hours for one class. Academic classes are free if you qualify for Milwaukee or Wisconsin CHOICE programs. Join our amazing instructors for some summer fun!

New Berlin, WI

(262) 432-0333

Journey's Kind/Brave Karate Camp

This unique summer day camp experience for kids is focused around growing brave and spreading kindness! From the games we play, to the crafts we create, the outdoor exploration we engage in, and the daily Karate classes…. we’re building friendships and laying the foundation for future leadership.

In addition, our weekly service projects and meetings with KIND & BRAVE community leaders will leave a lasting impression and empower our campers to find ways to make a positive impact, wherever they may go.


Waukesha, WI

(262) 899-2984

Camp Vertical

Camp Vertical is Elmbrook’s high-energy all-day summer camp where kids can explore their faith, make new friends and have fun. Kids entering 2nd-6th grade have the opportunity to choose different activities each week while participating daily in all-camp games, large group worship, and bible teaching. Each camp day runs from 9am-3:30pm.

Brookfield, WI

(414) 916-2380

Old World Wisconsin

Give your kids a history-making summer experience through interactive summer camps for all ages at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, just 45 minutes from Milwaukee!

They’ll get hands-on with history and travel back in time through fun activities and interactive learning experiences, making memories that last a lifetime.

Eagle, WI

(608) 264-4848

Breakthrough Basketball

What will players learn at camp?

  • You will learn the techniques and skill needed to become a great shooter.
  • You will learn the essential skills to becoming a great ball handler… no fluff
  • You will learn how to make more lay ups.
  • You will learn how to become a defensive stopper and rebounding machine.
  • You will learn the critical components of basketball IQ required to become a great offensive player from an individual and team aspect.

We will teach you all of the critical skills and concepts that coaches love and help players excel.

Milwaukee, WI


The Country Experience at Amstutz Family Farm

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SUMMER CAMP on the farm is a week-long sleepaway experience for 7-17 year-olds, full of meaningful fun where children get in touch with the substance of their character and develop a greater sense of the world.

We use hands-on experiences and real-world tools to build an appreciation for the value of time and effort, a respect for life and nature, and development of important life skills including communication, responsibility, decision-making, teamwork, and respect for self and others.

The daily flow of camp is determined by the natural needs of the farm – animals require care, vegetables are ready to be harvested, structures need repair. Campers take on a meaningful, hands-on role as they work and play side by side with adults, each with value in the community and an opportunity to discover new interests and passions.

Our goal, at the end of a week of camp, is for your child to move a step closer to becoming themselves, confident, caring, curious, compassionate young people.

115 Wind Mill Road – Elizabeth, IL

(312) 852-7400

St. John's Northwestern Academies Summer Academy

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Reach New Heights This Summer! SJNA Summer Academy offers three amazing opportunities: Summer Academy PLUS, Little Lancers Day Camp, and Raider School.

All St. John’s Northwestern’s summer experiences take place on our picturesque campus, located in the quaint town of Delafield in the heart of Waukesha county’s Lake Country.

Whether in the classroom, rappelling off the 43′ tower, or enjoying Lake Nagawicka on our private island, your child is sure to reach new heights this summer! No matter the goals, through compassionate leadership, empowerment and structure, we make it happen!

1101 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI 

(262) 646-7199

HAWS Summer Camp

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Ages: 7-14 years
Category: STEM; Nature + Animals; Day Camp
Location: Waukesha and Delafield
Phone: 262-542-8851

Camp Grey

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Ages: Grades 2-12
Category: Multi
Location: Reedsburg, WI
Phone: 608-356-8200

Milwaukee Brewers Camps

Hoofbeat Ridge (49)

Ages: 6-14 years
Category: Sports and Rec
Location: Milwaukee Area
Phone: 414-939-8808

Ebenezer's Epic Adventures

Hoofbeat Ridge (54)

Ages: Infant-School Age
Category: Day Camp; STEM
Location: Milwaukee Area
Phone: 414-643-5070

Camp Anokijig

Hoofbeat Ridge (40)

Ages: 7-16 years
Category: Nature and/or Animals, Overnight Camp
Location: Plymouth, WI
Phone: 920-893-0782


Hoofbeat Ridge (38)

Grades: 1-11 and Family Camp
Category: Nature and/or Animals, Overnight Camp
Location: Elkhorn, WI
Phone: 262-742-2352

First Steps Summer Camp

Hoofbeat Ridge (44)

Ages: 5-11 years
Category: Day Camp; Nature
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Phone: 262-912-6338

Playhouse Performing Arts Academy

Hoofbeat Ridge (47)

Ages: 5-18 years
Category: Theater/Arts
Location: Hartland, WI
Phone: 262-352-4440

Arts Camp: The Art of Nature

Hoofbeat Ridge (45)

Grades: 1-6
Category: STEM / Educational, Theater / Arts, Nature and/or Animals
Location: Brookfield, WI
Phone: 262-373-5023

Camp Whitcomb/Mason

Hoofbeat Ridge (46)

Ages: 7-17 years
Category: Nature and/or Animals, Overnight Camp, Day Camp
Location: Hartland, WI
Phone: 262-538-1190

Camp Woodbrooke

Hoofbeat Ridge (56)

Ages: 7-15 years
Category: Overnight Camp
Location: Richland Center, WI
Phone: 608-509-7061

Crossways Camping Ministries

Hoofbeat Ridge (55)

Grades: 1-12
Category: Overnight Camp
Location: 3 Wisconsin Locations: Clintonville, Waupaca, Hatley
Phone: 715-258-3813

Atid- a Taste of OSRUI- A URJ Camp

Hoofbeat Ridge (37)

Grades: 2-12
Category: Overnight Camp
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Phone: 847-509-0990


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Comprehensive List of Milwaukee Area Summer Camps

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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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