Thursday, June 16, 2022
As the 2021-22 school year comes to an end, families can find daily affordable child care with Milwaukee Recreation all summer long. Milwaukee Recreation provides a safe haven for young people during non-school hours throughout the year, including during the summer months, at Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers, and Safe Places (Ages vary by location. Several locations offer programs to children as young as three years old. Please contact the listed Site Director/Coordinator for more information).
Each summer program provides a variety of academic and recreational support, including:
- Academic assistance
- Enrichment activities (art and music)
- Technology education
- Sports and fitness activities
- Leadership and social skills development
Over 60 locations are currently open for affordable summer child care and enrichment programs. Read below to learn more about Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers, and Safe Places. Many sites operate daily summer programming from the morning to the evening (M-F) beginning Tuesday, June 21; however, program hours and dates vary by location.
Click here to see the full site list; contact the listed Site Director/Coordinator to register and learn more.
Child Care Camps
Milwaukee Recreation leads a variety of activities at Child Care Camps to provide academic support, enrichment, and recreation to thousands of young people during the summer.
Our staff members foster an environment that promotes creativity, expands knowledge, and offers a safe place for students to be themselves. Child Care Camps are affordable and Wisconsin Shares child care reimbursements are accepted (prices vary by location).
See the full list of summer Child Care Camps here. Contact the listed Site Director to register and learn more.
Community Learning Centers (CLCs)
In partnership with local youth serving and neighborhood agencies, Milwaukee Recreation strives to increase student achievement and learning by offering engaging academic enrichment activities at Community Learning Centers. Our CLCs are safe, fun places for youth to learn and play throughout the year. The program provides positive out-of-school alternatives and serves as a haven for young people.
Milwaukee Recreation offers educational, recreational, and social activities for youth at CLCs including: youth development activities, college and career readiness, social and emotional learning, technology education, art, music, family engagement activities, and more.
CLC programs are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. CLC programs may charge a nominal program fee. However, the ability to pay is not a barrier to program participation. Scholarships may be available upon request.
See the full list of summer CLCs here. Contact the listed Site Coordinator to register and learn more.
In partnership with local youth serving and neighborhood agencies, Milwaukee Recreation offer educational, recreational, and social enrichment activities for youth at Safe Places.
Under the direction of trained staff from agency partners, Safe Places provide youth with opportunities to engage in educational and social enrichment activities and play in safe environments. Safe Places also support families by providing opportunities for parent involvement in various activities and social events.
A nominal program fee is charged. Most Safe Place programs accept Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies.
See the full list of summer Safe Places here. Contact the listed Site Coordinator to register and learn more.