This year, Milwaukee's Camps For Kids Program will award over 100 MPS students with a "full campership" to attend a week long residential summer camp in Wisconsin. This is made possible through a partnership with the Camps for Kids program.
How Camps for Kids Works
Camps for Kids was developed to send urban children to camp for the first time. Children are referred to Camps for Kids from over twenty-five agencies. Often times following the camp experience, the child and his or her family connect with a new agency for services that last longer than just the week at camp. For additional information about Camps for Kids, please visit their website.
Families interested in having their children attend camp must meet the eligibility criteria listed below and submit a completed application form. Selected campers and their parents/guardians are sent a letter confirming their scholarship and are asked to attend a Camps for Kids orientation to learn about the camps available this summer and to complete some additional paperwork. Several camps will be on site at the orientations to tell families about what they have to offer. Individual camps will require that campers complete an additional application form, which must be accompanied by the $20 commitment fee.
Eligibility Criteria for "Campership":
- Students must be ages 8-15.
- Family must meet federal income guidelines for Foodshare/SNAP, Wisconsin Shares Childcare Subsidies, or child is in foster care
- Proof of enrollment/eligibility must be submitted to the camps along with camp application.
- Have not previously attended camp through the Camps For Kids Program.
- Live in Milwaukee County.
Application forms are due Friday, April 10, 2020 and scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Please don't hesitate!
Campers will receive a letter in April notifying them of their scholarship status. The letter will also contain information about the CFK family orientation on Saturday, May 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. Families are encouraged to attend the orientation. The orientation will take place in the auditorium at the MPS Central Services building – 5225 W. Vliet Street.
Prospective CFK candidates must fill out this registration form to the Milwaukee Recreation's Outdoor Education office. For more information, read the 2020 CFK flyer.