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].

University School of Milwaukee Summer IDEAS

At Summer I.D.E.A.S., campers in grades PK – 8th have the opportunity to cultivate new skills, forge friendships, and explore diverse interests, all while enjoying the flexibility to create a personalized schedule that caters to the unique needs of each camper. Through the care and supervision provided by our outstanding faculty and staff, families return year after year to participate in Milwaukee’s premier summer program. 

Summer I.D.E.A.S. campers can enjoy a variety of activities such as cooking, robotics, sailing, fishing, coding, performing arts and much more to ensure fun, enriching and unforgettable summer experience!

Learn more at www.usm.org/summer and use the code EBMKEMOM when registration opens on Tuesday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. to lock in early bird pricing and save!

2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road – Milwaukee, WI
(414) 540-3350

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

Old World Wisconsin Summer Camps

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Make this summer one for the history books with a Wisconsin Historical Society summer camp experience! Four camps give a unique peek into the life of a 19th-century Wisconsinite for a fun, educational, and adventurous time on the grounds of Old World Wisconsin.

Learn more about History Explorers Summer Camp for Teens, Little House Family Adventure Summer Camp, Maker’s Summer Camp, and Little House Adventure Summer Camp on our site.

Register now, these camps fill up fast!

W372 S9727 Hwy 67 – Eagle, WI

(608) 264-4848

Crayola Imagine Arts Academy of Milwaukee

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Think It! Draw It! Make It!

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the ocean, the Mars, comic book heroes, a futuristic city, and more!

Campers will use the I.D.E.A. Process (Identify, Design, Explore, Assess) and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems in different environments. They will experiment with Crayola products and many art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. (And, they’ll discover careers like costume design, urban design, graphic design and product design!)

Various locations in the Milwaukee and Waukesha Area
(262) 330-5029

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Summer Camps

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Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast summer camps are a great way to seek challenges, learn new skills, make new friends, and develop an appreciation for nature. There are four camp options so you can choose your own adventure!

Day Camps by Community: Sessions at these completely volunteer-led camps are for five days in East Troy, West Bend, Waukesha, or Kenosha, and are perfect if you want to get involved with your local Girl Scout community. You’ll participate in progressive activities and learn new skills as you grow!

GSWISE Day Camp: Sessions focused on creative arts, STEM, nature exploration, first aid, and sports and games are for five days in East Troy and are perfect if you want to experience camp during the day and return to the comforts of home at night.

Camp Alice Chester Overnight Camp: Sessions are two+ nights in East Troy—you’ll enjoy traditional camp activities, as well as horse programs, leadership programs, and climbing/paddling trips away from camp.

CampHERO (grades 7-12): This five-night session offers hands-on training from professionals in law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medicine. You’ll work alongside professionals at MATC Oak Creek during the day and spend nights at Trefoil Oaks Program Center.

Various Wisconsin Locations
(800) 565-4475

Club SciKidz

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Unleash your child’s inner scientist this summer with Club SciKidz’ camps! Club SciKidz has full-day, week-long camps for children ages 4-14.

Camp sessions include Robotics, Pokémon, Minecraft, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry, American Doll, Paleontology and Mini Medical School to name a few! Our camps are completely hands on with 20 make and take projects per week.

Register today to secure your child’s spot!

Mequon, WI
(262) 344-1295

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.

Milwaukee, Brookfield, and Oak Creek
(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

Cedarburg Children's Theater Summer Camps

Three Fun Summer Camps to choose from!

Comedy Improv Camp: June 24-28
The actors create their own show, learning about characters and script writing and perform in front of a live audience! Free showcase on the last day of class!

Musical Theater Dance Camp: July 15-19
Learn to dance show-style with songs from Disney, Matilda and the Barbie movie! Free showcase on the last day of class!

One-Act Play with Dance – Two week intensive acting July 29-Aug. 9 (M-F)
Produce a haunted and hysterical one-act play and dance to ‘Thriller’! Perform in a theater-in-the-round showcase. Taught by former ‘Days of Our Lives’ actress Beth Albright.

Cedarburg, WI

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

Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts

The renowned Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, located on the beautiful campus of Carthage College in Kenosha, presents another summer of theater, fun and friendship in 2024.

Campers take classes in singing, dancing, and acting and also enroll in electives, choosing from a variety of sports, fine arts, performance, production and other activity classes. Every evening features an exciting schedule of cabin nights, games, concerts, and more!

Campers reside in dorms overlooking Lake Michigan and enjoy delicious meals catered by Parkhurst Dining. Other amenities include a dance & fitness center, swimming pool, on-campus security, and more.

Harand Camp adheres to a non-competitive philosophy where “no man is an island” and everyone is a star. The goal is to develop performance skills and build self-confidence. Harand is a second home to thousands of alums worldwide who have built lifelong friendships and cherished memories.

Kenosha, WI
(847) 867-1356

Marquette University High School

Our Summer EXPLORE! program and sport camps provide learning and social opportunities for boys from all schools entering grades 3-8 and MUHS grade 9.

Classes are offered in math, finance, science, history, multi-discipline, Spanish, mixed media, special interest (strategy board games, sheepshead, cribbage, etc.).

Sport camps include basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and running. Your student will have fun learning new skills, making new friends, meeting teachers and coaches, and experiencing the Marquette High community.

Camps are taught by current faculty, staff and coaches with the same excellence that is the hallmark of a Marquette High education.

3401 W. Wisconsin Ave – Milwaukee, WI
(414) 933-7220

Arts Camp: The Art of Nature

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

Camp Vertical

Grades: 2-6
Category: STEM / Educational, Sports and Rec, Theater / Arts, Nature and/or Animals, Day Camp
Location: Brookfield, WI
Phone: 262-780-1843

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 Woodbrooke

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

Journey's Kind/Brave Karate Camp

Ages: 5-12 years
Category: Sports and Rec, Theater / Arts, Nature and/or Animals
Location: Waukesha, WI
Phone: 262-899-2984


Breakthrough Basketball

Ages: Grades 1-12
Category: Sports and Rec
Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Phone: 866-846-7892 x 1

Camp Jorn YMCA

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Ages: 8-17 years
Category: Overnight Camp
Location: Manitowish Waters, WI
Phone: 715-543-8808

The Country Experience at Amstutz Family Farm

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Ages: 6-17 years
Category: Nature and/or Animals, Overnight Camp
Location: Elizabeth, IL
Phone: 312-852-7400

Camp Anokijig

Hoofbeat Ridge (40)

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

Camp Whitcomb/Mason

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

Camp Glacier Hollow

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Ages: 7-17 years
Category: Nature and/or Animals, Overnight Camp, Day Camp
Location: Amherst, WI
Phone: 715-342-2980 x306

Ebenezer's Epic Adventures

Hoofbeat Ridge (54)

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

Camp Crossways

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Grades: 1-12 + Family Camp
Category: Nature and/or Animals, Overnight Camp
Locations: Clintonville, Waupaca + Hatley
Phone: 920-882-0023

FUN Camp or Sports Camp

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Grades: K-6
Category: Sports and Rec, Day Camp
Locations: Oak Creek, WI
Phone: 414-677-1100

Milwaukee Area Camps by Category

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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