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Milwaukee Recreation offers daily summer camps at 75 sites around Milwaukee from June to August!

See below for the full lists of available sites. Contact the schools or site directors to register and find more enrollment information. Ages vary per site.
 

Milwaukee Recreation's Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers, Safe Places, and Summer Recreation Enrichment Camps all focus on serving Milwaukee's students during out-of-school time at an affordable rate.

These programs provide recreation and academic opportunities to students of all ages during the school year and the summer, such as:

  • Art & Music
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Technology Education
  • Leadership & Social Skills development
  • Mentoring
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Field Trips
  • And More!

Outdoor Week-Long Camps

Summer CampEncourage your kids to get out of the house and enjoy nature in a variety of ways! We will explore our environment through many exciting educational activities. Each day will focus on a different nature theme(s) and the kids will learn through hands-on discovery, games, crafts, science experiments and plenty of hiking.

All camps are at Hawthorn Glen!

Explorers

Get up close and personal during a week of exploration of our natural world. From insects to mammals, large and small; let's journey together and see them all.

  • Date: June 15-19 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Ages: 7-9 years old
  • Cost: $100 for Milwaukee residents/$200 for non-residents

Child Care Options for Explorers Camp

  • Times: 7:30-9 a.m. / 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 for Milwaukee residents/$50 for non-residents

WonderBugs

Letting their inherent sense of wonder about nature be the context for learning, your preschooler will explore our environment with all of their senses and learn to communicate their discoveries to those around them through play, songs and crafts.

Session 1 (4 years old)

  • Date: June 22-26 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Cost: $40 for Milwaukee residents/$80 for non-residents

Session 1 (5-6 years old)

  • Date: June 22-26 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Cost: $40 for Milwaukee residents/$80 for non-residents

Session 2 (4 years old)

  • Date: Aug. 3-7 (1-4 p.m.)
  • Cost: $40 for Milwaukee residents/$80 for non-residents

Session 2 (5-6 years old)

  • Date: Aug. 3-7 (1-4 p.m.)
  • Cost: $40 for Milwaukee residents/$80 for non-residents

Adventurers

If you have participated in our Explorers Camp before and are ready to enhance your investigation of nature, then come join us as an Adventurer! Our Naturalists will journey with you through the far reaches of Hawthorn Glen to challenge you and enhance your skills and knowledge of nature.

  • Date: July 13-17 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Ages: 8-9 years old
  • Cost: $100 for Milwaukee residents/$200 for non-residents

Child Care Options for Explorers Camp

  • Times: 7:30-9 a.m. / 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 for Milwaukee residents/$50 for non-residents

Rangers

Come and spend a fun-filled week learning, exploring and discovering the wild world around us. Each day we'll create a (sometimes messy) experiment. We will observe and analyze our environment to better understand our connection with the Earth.

  • Date: July 20-24 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Ages: 10-12 years old
  • Cost: $100 for Milwaukee residents/$200 for non-residents

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