Ah, if only there were summer camps for grownups -- kids just don’t get how lucky they are! It’s time to get the young ones enrolled so they can be kept busy and having fun this summer. Although this list doesn’t include all Madison summer camps for kids, we feel it’s a pretty well-rounded list.

Art Summer Camps in Madison

Monroe Street Art Center Art Camp

2526 Monroe St., Madison

(608) 232-1510

Three camps, segregated by age: 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14.


Educational Summer Camps in Madison

Ceos of Tomorrow

316 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 675, Madison

(608) 298-6949

Offering two programs for kids in grades 4 through 8. “The curriculum used in each workshop has been aligned to math, literacy, entrepreneurship, and 21st Century standards.”

German School of Madison

4200 Buckeye Rd, Madison

(608) 770-0722

Open to children in grades 1 through 5. No prior exposure to German is necessary. Camp takes place at Bethany United Methodist Church in Madison.

Grow into Spanish

569 S. Hillcrest Dr., Verona

(608) 279-4491

Kids age 4 to 6 attend camp in the morning, those between 6 and 10 can go to camp in the afternoon.

Kids Express

3276 S. High Point Rd., Madison

(608) 845-3245

Yes, they accept infants into this summer camp. Children 6 weeks through age 12 may participate in the 12-week session at Prairie View Farm. 

Madison School and Community Recreation

3802 Regent St., Madison

(608) 204.3000

Camps for pre-schoolers, elementary school kids and middle school students. See their online program, here.

Camp Begin

725 Gilmore St., Madison (church location)

(920) 371-1289

“Camp Begin is a youth camp where kids learn to breathe, explore and grow in nature through creative arts, mindfulness, community building and yoga programming.” Held at Glenwood Moravian Community Church in Madison.

The Seventeenth Radish

901 Kimball Ln, Ste 1300, Verona

(608) 845-8111  

1340 Montondon Ave, Ste A, Waunakee

(608) 850-2600

Art, science and sensory activities for kids age 1 to 6.

Summer at the Edge

Edgewood High School

​2219 Monroe St.


 (608) 257-1023

More than 20 camp options, from science to tech to creativity, performing arts, athletics and more.

Madison Children’s Museum

100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison

(608) 256-6445

These camps are selling out quickly. Scholarships are available.


Mixed Activity Summer Camps in Madison

Camp Pleasant Valley

(608) 276-9782

Each week, this Waunakee camp features a different theme and activities. Kids in grades K-2 and grades 3-5 also enjoy swim trips and field trips.

Camp Wildcat

See Camp Pleasant Valley, above, for details. This camp is held in Verona.

Camp of the Lakes

Held at Van Hise Elementary School in Madison, see Camp Pleasant Valley, above, for details.


Out-of-Town Camps

Camp Anokijig

W5639 Anokijig Ln., Plymouth, WI

(800) 741-6931

Camp Anokijig has been serving Wisconsin children since 1926 and this summer they offer a resident camp and half-week mini-camp sessions. Best suited for children ages 7 to 16.

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp

 S110W30240 YMCA Camp Rd., Mukwonago

 (262) 363-4386

A wide range of offerings, Phantom Lake YMCA offers a resident camp, co-ed camp, boys camp, girls camp, teen camp and more. These camps are selling out quickly so act now if you hope to get your child a spot.

Swift Nature Camp

W7471 E. Swift Rd. Minong, WI

(715) 466-5666

Swift Nature camp caters to boys and girls ages 6-15. This overnight camp offers both traditional camp activities as well as a camp zoo, technology, celebrity culture and more.

YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow

1000 Division St.

Stevens Point, WI

(715) 342 2980

Y camps are always consistently traditional and loads of fun. Camp Glacier Hollow offers resident overnight camps, day camps and adventure trips for kids age 7 through 17.

Smoky Hollow Day Camp

W9935 McGowan Rd

P.O. Box 18

Lodi, WI

(608) 635-4805

A self-described “active day camp,” Smoky Hollow offers the classic recreational program (swimming, environmental education and more) and weekly field trips.


Outdoor Summer Camps in Madison

Girl Scouts Summer Camp

(800) 236-2710

“From camps that last a few hours to a few weeks,” Girl Scout camps create lifelong memories. And, your child doesn’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend.


Kids Junction Summer Adventure Camps

8084 Watts Rd., Madison

(608) 535-8265

Three separate summer camp programs based on weekly themes. Kids enjoy field trips and more.


Aldo Leopold Nature Camp

330 Femrite Dr., Monona

(608) 221-0404

Aldo Leopold Nature Center is offering more than 150 camp sessions for kids ages 2-16. These include half- and full-day camps, full week camps and more.


Wild Harvest Nature Connection

(608) 286-9087

Wild Harvest offers several programs, including one for families and a sliding scale tuition plan as well. The children’s camps are geared toward ages 4 to 14.


Special Needs Summer Camps in Madison

Camp Akeela

(866) 680-4744

Lawrence University in central Wisconsin in the setting for this two-week sleep-over camp that features athletics, performing arts, computer programming, swimming and more. The counsellors specialize in working with children with ASD or Asperger’s symptoms and keep the program predictable and structured.


Camp Firefly

(855) 275.5237

Camp Firefly is geared toward fun for boys and girls between the ages of nine and 18 who have been diagnosed with various social disorders, such as social anxiety, PDD, OCD, Asperger’s and others. The camp is located near the Dells.


Camp Avanti

899 A 115th St., Amery

(715) 256-7727

Although the camp is rustic, the program on offer from Camp Avanti provides an occupational therapy program children ages 6 to 15 who have learning disabilities and/or sensory processing dysfunction (SPD).


Camp Awesum

Camp AweSum has two types of camps, one for youths only and one for families who have a child with an ASD. Both camps are held at the same site, Moon Beach Camp, which is located near St. Germain.


Spiritual Summer Camps

Camp Shalom

7762 County Route PD


(608) 848-1822

Five sessions on offer, according to the child’s age: K through 5th grade and 6th through 9th grade.


Lake Waubesa Bible Camp

2851 Crescent Drive


(608) 838-3335

A Christian camp for kids in grades 2 through 8.


Sports/Athletics Summer Camps in Madison

Swim & Gym

1001 Deming Way

Madison, WI 53717

Phone: (608) 831-6829

Swim & Gym offers swimming, of course, but also gymnastics, karate, basketball, tennis soccer and more. It’s open to children age 5 to 13.


Hoofer Youth Program

800 Langdon St., Madison

(608) 262-1630

Offering courses in windsurfing, racing and sailing to children age 10 to 18. Classes suited to both beginners to advanced.


Keva Sports, Golf and Adventure Camps

8312 Forsythia St., Middleton

(608) 662-7529

Keva offers several programs for kids age 3 to 15.


Prairie Athletic Club Summer Camps

1010 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie

(608) 837-4646

Offering 5-day summer camps from June 12-September 1.


Silver Lining Taekwon-do

3170 Deming Wy., Middleton

(608) 836-5660

Offering more than just Taedwon-do.


The Little Gym Camp

1920 Cayuga St., Middleton

(608) 836-3028

“Day camp at The Little Gym of Middleton gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments.” Suited to children age 3 through 12.


Wisconsin Soccer Camp

1440 Monroe St., Madison

(608) 265-2971

The University of Wisconsin offers a huge list of camps for kids age 4 through 18.


Badger Sports Camps

1440 Monroe St., Madison

Contact specific departments for more information

It’s hard to find a sport that isn’t listed among the offerings at Badger Sports Camp. From basketball to volleyball, wrestling, football, diving, golf. . .the list is long and varied and offered in both residential and commuter styles.


Tech Camps in Madison

Engineering for Kids

(608) 620-5750

Kids undertake projects utilizing STEM standards.


Summer Discovery

5606 River Rd., Waunakee

(608) 850-6000

Madison Country Day School offers project-based, hands-on experience for children, working in the science labs.


Maydm STEM & Coding Camps

104 King St., Suite 202, Madison

(608) 421-2425

Offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Click on the link above to see the entire program of offerings.


University of Wisconsin–Madison Summer Tech Camps

(888) 709-8324

The University of Wisconsin is number one in summer tech education courses. Your child can choose from a long list of opportunities, from coding and game design to app development, film, web design and more.


Theater & Dance Summer Camps in Madison

Central Midwest Ballet Academy Camp

2831 Parmenter St. Suite 290, Middleton​

(608) 422-2003

Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop for children ages 8 to 12 and over.

Kanopy Dance

341 State St., Madison

(608) 255-2211

An eclectic list of offerings at Kanopy: Improvisation, jazz/musical theatre, yoga, improvisation, physical theatre, African dance, flamenco, capoeira, pilates and more. Kanopy is the resident company of Overture Center for the Arts.


Summer Stage 2017

228 State St. Madison

(608) 255-2080

Children’s Theatre of Madison offers one, two and three week programs to children in grades 1 to 2, 3 through 5 and 6 through 12.  


Express Yourself!

401 North Lake St., Madison

(608) 620-5192

Musical theatre and dance camps for children in grades 1 through 12.


Studio Dansu

2500 Rimrock Rd., Suite 103, Madison

(608) 445-3556

Click on the link above for the extensive list of classes on offer during their summer camp sessions.


Miscellaneous Summer Camps in Madison

Camp Pawprint

5132 Voges Rd., Madison

(608) 838-0413

Week-long day camps for animal-loving kids age 7 through 13. Hosted by the Dane County Humane Society, they’ll learn animal care and listen to guest speakers.

Confident Cooking for Kids

702 N Midvale Blvd #N-149, Madison

(800) 243-0852

Sur la Table offers 5-day camps for kids and teens. They’ll learn knife skills, measuring, sauté and sauces, baking, restaurant skills and more.



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