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Camp Helen Brachman

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For over 115 years, COA has provided transformative camp experiences for hundreds of Milwaukee’s youth at COA’s Camp Helen Brachman (CHB), located in central Wisconsin. Trained camp counselors provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment for all campers to enjoy the wonders of nature, try new things, and make new, lifelong friends during summer camp. Camp Helen Brachman is the longest-serving camp in Wisconsin’s history!

COA Camp Helen Brachman is a 206-acre facility located 150 miles northwest of Milwaukee in Almond, Wisconsin. Pickerel Lake, located at the heart of camp, is the focal point for many beautiful views and fun activities! There are also prairie, pine, and hardwood forests, 3.8 miles of hiking trails, a main lodge and program hall, a library, cabins, sports fields, and basketball courts.

Camp Informational Website

Camp Provider: COA

Number of Years in Service: 115 Years (Accredited by the American Camp Association for 33 years)

Location: Almond, Wis. (2 hours from Milwaukee, 140 miles)

Camp Session Dates:

  • June 24-30 (For youth ages 8-15)
  • July 5-14 (For youth ages 8-15)
  • July 28-August 2 (For youth ages 8-15)
  • July 18-24 (For youth entering 6th-12th grades)

Registration Deadline: 5 weeks prior to first date of attendance.

Update (6/1/23): All of our 2023 summer camps are now full.  Please complete this form to join the MPS Overnight Camp Program mailing list, and you'll be the first to know about future opportunities! 

Only students from these MPS schools are eligible to participate. Each MPS student may only participate in one camp session this summer.


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