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
2526 Monroe St., Madison
Three camps, segregated by age: 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14.
Educational Summer Camps in Madison
316 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 675, Madison
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.”
4200 Buckeye Rd, Madison
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.
569 S. Hillcrest Dr., Verona
Kids age 4 to 6 attend camp in the morning, those between 6 and 10 can go to camp in the afternoon.
3276 S. High Point Rd., Madison
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.
3802 Regent St., Madison
Camps for pre-schoolers, elementary school kids and middle school students. See their online program, here.
725 Gilmore St., Madison (church location)
“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.
901 Kimball Ln, Ste 1300, Verona
1340 Montondon Ave, Ste A, Waunakee
Art, science and sensory activities for kids age 1 to 6.
Edgewood High School
2219 Monroe St.
More than 20 camp options, from science to tech to creativity, performing arts, athletics and more.
100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison
These camps are selling out quickly. Scholarships are available.
Mixed Activity Summer Camps in Madison
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.
See Camp Pleasant Valley, above, for details. This camp is held in Verona.
Held at Van Hise Elementary School in Madison, see Camp Pleasant Valley, above, for details.
W5639 Anokijig Ln., Plymouth, WI
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.
S110W30240 YMCA Camp Rd., Mukwonago
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.
W7471 E. Swift Rd. Minong, WI
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.
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.
W9935 McGowan Rd
P.O. Box 18
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
“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.
8084 Watts Rd., Madison
Three separate summer camp programs based on weekly themes. Kids enjoy field trips and more.
330 Femrite Dr., Monona
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 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
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 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.
899 A 115th St., Amery
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 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
7762 County Route PD
Five sessions on offer, according to the child’s age: K through 5th grade and 6th through 9th grade.
2851 Crescent Drive
A Christian camp for kids in grades 2 through 8.
Sports/Athletics Summer Camps in Madison
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.
800 Langdon St., Madison
Offering courses in windsurfing, racing and sailing to children age 10 to 18. Classes suited to both beginners to advanced.
8312 Forsythia St., Middleton
Keva offers several programs for kids age 3 to 15.
1010 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie
Offering 5-day summer camps from June 12-September 1.
3170 Deming Wy., Middleton
Offering more than just Taedwon-do.
1920 Cayuga St., Middleton
“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.
1440 Monroe St., Madison
The University of Wisconsin offers a huge list of camps for kids age 4 through 18.
1440 Monroe St., Madison
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
Kids undertake projects utilizing STEM standards.
5606 River Rd., Waunakee
Madison Country Day School offers project-based, hands-on experience for children, working in the science labs.
104 King St., Suite 202, Madison
Offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Click on the link above to see the entire program of offerings.
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
2831 Parmenter St. Suite 290, Middleton
Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop for children ages 8 to 12 and over.
341 State St., Madison
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.
228 State St. Madison
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.
401 North Lake St., Madison
Musical theatre and dance camps for children in grades 1 through 12.
2500 Rimrock Rd., Suite 103, Madison
Click on the link above for the extensive list of classes on offer during their summer camp sessions.
Miscellaneous Summer Camps in Madison
5132 Voges Rd., Madison
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.
702 N Midvale Blvd #N-149, Madison
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.