2016 Northeast Wisconsin Summer Camp Guide

Wisconsin Summer Camps for kids

Here it is, our 2016 Summer Camp Guide! Lots of great options all over Wisconsin for art, music, sports, overnight, day camps and more. Its also filled with lots of reader recommendations and feedback. If you have a camp you’d like to recommend or would like to feature your camp in this 2016 Summer Camp Guide, please email us at govalleykids@gmail.com. Now, bring on summer!

Sponsor Spotlight

Camp Winni-Y-Co

YMCA Summer Camp

Camp Winni-Y-Co is a Day Camp in Oshkosh – just south of the Outlet Malls – on Clairville Road. It is for girls and boys, ages 5-11 and features awesome trails, crafts, songs, games, weekly field trips. Daily drop off and pick up happens at the Y and campers take a bus to and from camp.

Click here to download a brochure.

Ages: 5 – 11

Contact Information
4528 Wagon Trail Road Oshkosh, Wisconsin
websiteemail  | (920) 230-8439

YMCA Summer Camp

Featured Camps

Camp Feather at Rooster Dreams Visual Arts

Camp Feather Rooster Dreams

The summer visual art program at Camp Feather offers a varied & fun journey. By the end, the students will have something to crow about! Students will spend their time:Drawing & Painting.Building & Creating. Each month has a different theme. With each week of camp incorporating a wide variety of projects. A student could enroll for multiple camps this summer, knowing that each will be a unique experience!

Ages: 7 – 18

Contact Information
124 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 235, Neenah, Wisconsin
websiteemail  |  (920) 850-2564

 

Camp GBBG

Green Bay Botanical Gardens Summer Camp

Like the outdoors?  Then get into nature with games, crafts, and dirty adventures at Camp GBBG!  Green Bay Botanical Garden is excited to offer both 1-day and week-long camp options this summer.  Choose from Dragonfly Detectives, Story Book Adventure – Stone Soup, or Garden Chefs.  These fun, outdoor camps offer kids a wide variety of activities that utilize the unique landscapes at the Garden.  Which will you choose?

Ages: 6-12

Contact Information
2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, Wisconsin
website | khartman@gbbg.org | (920) 491-3691 x 107

 

Career Exploration Programs at UW Oshkosh
UW Oshkosh Summer Camps

See what the world looks like atop a 100-foot firefighting ladder, solve a murder mystery using CSI techniques, try your hand at TV or radio production, and more! Learn about exciting and hands-on careers with a daylong session or weeklong academy on the UW Oshkosh campus. Programs include Firefighting, CSI, Environmental Health and Engineering, Law Enforcement, and Radio/TV/Film.

Ages: Grades 5–12

Contact Information
800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
website | email | (920) 424-1134

 

Fire Escape Summer Art Camps

Fire Escape Oshkosh Sumeer Camps

Fire Escape Summer Art Camps are fun and interactive. We focus on creating practical projects that kids can use at home and each camp has a different theme. We work with wide variety of techniques and mediums! Sign up can be completed on our website or at the studio on Main Street in Oshkosh.

Ages: 5+

Contact Information
428 N Main St, Downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin
website | email | (920) 420-0700

 

Circus Summer Camp at Arial Dance Pole Exercise

Arial Dance Pole Exercise Appleton

An Aerial Adventure for ladies aged 10-17. Circus students will train on hammock, hoop, pole and silks, culminating in a performance on Friday, June 24 at 6pm for family and friends. In addition to gaining strength and flexibility, wellness topics like nutrition and injury prevention will be taught as will performing topics like creating choreography and managing performance anxiety. Circus Summer Camp attendees will build confidence and increase self esteem while having a LOT of fun!

Ages: 10 – 17

Contact Information
1871 N. Silverspring Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin
website | email | (920) 750-1441

 

 

General Day & Overnight Summer Camps

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Camp Winni-Y-Co

YMCA Summer Camp

Camp Winni-Y-Co is a Day Camp in Oshkosh – just south of the Outlet Malls – on Clairville Road. It is for girls and boys, ages 5-11 and features awesome trails, crafts, songs, games, weekly field trips. Daily drop off and pick up happens at the Y and campers take a bus to and from camp.

Click here to download a brochure.

Ages: 5 – 11

Contact Information
4528 Wagon Trail Road, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
websiteemail  | (920) 230-8439

 

Day Camps at the Kroc Center

At our state licensed, full-day camp your 5-12 year old’s summer will be FULL of non-stop fun and adventure, no matter their interest! And, they will be having such a blast with other campers and our counselors; they won’t even realize how much they’re learning! Register today, camps start June 13! Call our Youth Development Department at (920) 544-4975 for more information.

Ages: 7 – 12

 

Appleton Park & Recreation Playground Program

Participate in sports, games, special events, bus trips, crafts and much more throughout the summer. A complete calendar of events will be posted online when available and will be distributed during the first week of playgrounds. Participants are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis. Monday-Thursday, 9:00-Noon & 1:00-4:00 p.m. FREE with additional charges for bus trips and special events.

Ages: 7 – 15

 

Operation Recreation, Neenah

Operation Recreation is an affordable, flexible and convenient summer day camp run out of the Boys & Girls Brigade by the City of Neenah Parks & Recreation Dept. The program runs 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday on posted dates.

Ages: 5+ – 6th grade

 

Summer School Classes at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley will once again offer a full array of summer youth development programs for youth ages 6-18 at its Downtown Appleton facilities.

Ages: 6 – 18

 

TCCES Son-Sational Summer, Neenah

Faith-based day camp program.

“Son-Sational Summer through TCCES. They do the pool, field trips, library, planned lessons and activities and there are certified teachers and aides!”

Ages: 5 – 12

 

Fox Valley Technical College Summer Camps, Appleton

Hands-on summer camp options for middle school and high school students. We offer a variety of high-tech, engaging summer camp options for middle school and high school students, all at a reasonable cost. Programs include: Electric Guitar Building, Girltech, Japanese Language & Culture, Jewelry Design & Fabrication, Power of Manufacturing, Professional Baking, Professional Cooking, Vex Robotics Camp and Fire Science Camps.

 

YMCA Summer Camps

Camp Shioc, Shiocton, Wisconsin

Camp Nan A Bo Sho, Lakewood, Wisconsin

“YMCA Camp Shioc day camp is great!”

“My daughter goes to Camp Shoic through the YMCA and loves it they go on field trips every week, have fishing, archery, arts and crafts, sports, an awesome playground, and go swimming at the Appleton YMCA twice a week.”

“YMCA camp shioc is the best! Archery,canoe, kayak, peddle boat, fishing, sports and arts n crafts. Swim at y twice a week, fieldtrip every Wednesday!”

“My 9 year old loves Camp Schioc through the YMCA, this will be her fourth year going.”

“We love Appleton YMCA Camp Nan a Bosho. Our son started a 2 night after kindergarten and now that he is 8 can go for a week.”

 

Camp Anokijig, Plymouth

Boys and girls, for four days, one week, two weeks, or for up to nine weeks of summer fun.

“Camp Anokijig – we highly recommend it!!!”

“Camp Anokijig comes highly recommended – I have a first grader & third grader who LOVE it. Going back for more this summer!!!”

Ages: 7 – 16

 

Silver Birch Camp, White Lake

Silver Birch Ranch is a Christian camp that offers both youth and family camps.

“Silver Birch Ranch is absolutely fantastic!!!!!”

 

Camp Phillip, Wautoma

Christian summer camp and retreat for youth and families for grades Kindergarden to 8th grade. They also have a camp for grandparents and their grandchildren.

“We would recommend Camp Phillip in Wautoma. Only an hour away and a great camp.”
“Camp Philip in Wautoma is unbelievably fantastic!”

 

Boys & Girls Camp Brigade Onaway Island Camp, Waupaca

Camp Onaway currently hosts four girls camps, three boys camps, family camp, Onaway Adventure Camp (OAC), Leadership Training Conference (LTC), and Anchor Camp–a camp for youth who have just completed 5th grade. Several day camps are also available for youth who have just completed 4th or 5th grade.

 

Camp Luther, Three Lakes
Camp Luther summer youth camps provide a fun, faith-filled experience for children from Kindergarten all the way through High School.

 

Lake Lundgren, Pembine

Christian summer camps for 2nd to 12th grade including New Camper Experience, Youth Camps, Discipleship Camps and Adventure Trips.

“We would recommend Lake Lundgren in Pembine. Spent my childhood there and it is still going strong. AMAZING camp!!!”

 

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Amherst Junction

Summer camps, adventure trips and day camps connecting kids with nature and the environment. Located 19 miles east of Stevens Point on Sunset Lake.

Ages: 9 – 16

 

Sports Summer Camps

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Circus Summer Camp at Arial Dance Pole Exercise

Arial Dance Pole Exercise Appleton

An Aerial Adventure for ladies aged 10-17. Circus students will train on hammock, hoop, pole and silks, culminating in a performance on Friday, June 24 at 6pm for family and friends. In addition to gaining strength and flexibility, wellness topics like nutrition and injury prevention will be taught as will performing topics like creating choreography and managing performance anxiety. Circus Summer Camp attendees will build confidence and increase self esteem while having a LOT of fun!

Ages: 10 – 17

Contact Information
1871 N. Silverspring Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin
website | email | (920) 750-1441

 

Xcel Sports Camps

Basketball/Volleyball Camps, Soccer Skills Camp, All-Sport Camp (soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, kickball, speed and agility and Family Fun Run) and week long camps for a couple hours each day. All located at Xcel Sports, a ministry of Appleton Alliance Church.

Ages: K – 8th grade

 

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy Summer Camp

This week long day camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and includes instruction, Brewers game tickets, a V.I.P. day at Miller Park, the opportunity to meet a Brewers player, instruction from a Brewers coach, and a full Brewers uniform. Multiple locations across Wisconsin including Appleton, Green Bay and Fond du Lac.

Ages: 6 – 14

 

Lawrence University Sports Camps

Lawrence University sponsors a variety of summer camps for boys and girls, youth and varsity, including basketball, soccer, fastpitch softball and volleyball.

 

UW-Oshkosh Sports Camps

UW-Oshkosh hosts nearly 40 camps and clinics annually in baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. Each session offers instruction to all skill level, from introductory to advanced, grades kindergarten to high school.

 

 

Music Summer Camps

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Appleton Area School District Summer Band Camp

Week long band camp at Appleton North High School for students entering grades 7-9.

Ages: entering grades 7 – 9

 

Fox Valley Consortium Summer School Elementary Choir Camp

A premiere choral experience for students going into grades 3-6 who really like to sing at Einstein Middle School, Appleton.

Ages: entering grades 3 – 6

 

Appleton Summer Band/String Lessons

Current Band students entering Grades 7-8 and current String students entering grades 5-8 at Roosevelt and Wilson Middle School in Appleton.

Ages: entering grades 7 – 8

 

Heid Music Rock University

Week long camp includes: Theory, Rhythm, Songwriting, Everybody Sings, Sound Checking, Rock Music History, Recording Techniques, Social Media Marketing, Break-out sessions, Band rehearsal, Photo shoot, and Band logo design. Special guest appearances by Mile of Music performers, product specialists and more.

Ages: 12 – 18

 

St. Norbert’s Band Camp

Annual Summer Band Camp for students who have completed grades 5-9.

Ages: Completed grades 5 – 9

 

UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps

For middle and high school instrumentalists and vocalists held on the UW-Green Bay campus. UWGB faculty, community guest instructors and artists will lead middle and high school students for an intensive music performance and classroom experience.

Ages: Entering Middle and High School

 

Lawrence Academy of Music Summer Music Camps

“Showing Off” Musical Theatre Camp is a theatre day camp for high school students. Chamber Music Odyssey Camp is a chamber ensembles day camp for middle and high school students. Piano Odyssey Camp is a piano day camp for 8-16 year olds. Band Camp is a residential band camp for middle and high school students. “Beginning Broadway” Musical Theatre Camp is a theatre day camp for middle school students.

Ages: 6 – 18

 

 

Art Summer Camps

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Camp Feather at Rooster Dreams Visual Arts

Camp Feather Rooster Dreams

The summer visual art program at Camp Feather offers a varied & fun journey. By the end, the students will have something to crow about! Students will spend their time:Drawing & Painting.Building & Creating. Each month has a different theme. With each week of camp incorporating a wide variety of projects. A student could enroll for multiple camps this summer, knowing that each will be a unique experience!

Ages: 7 – 18

Contact Information
124 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 235 Neenah, Wisconsin
websiteemail  |  (920) 850-2564

 

Fire Escape Summer Art Camps

Fire Escape Oshkosh Sumeer Camps

Fire Escape Summer Art Camps are fun and interactive. We focus on creating practical projects that kids can use at home and each camp has a different theme. We work with wide variety of techniques and mediums! Sign up can be completed on our website or at the studio on Main Street in Oshkosh.

Ages: 5+

Contact Information
428 N Main St, Downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin
website | email | (920) 420-0700

 

 

Trout Museum of Art

Explore a world of Art through mediums, movements and methods. Camps include: Pre-School Summertime Fun, A World of 3D Art, Art Explorers: Painting, Art Explorers: Drawing, Emerging Artists: Off the Grid, Rebooted Robots, Emerging Artists: A New Perspective, Discovering Perspective, Discovering Composition, Writing through Time: From Free Writing to Tweeting and Art Immersion: Japan.

Ages: 3 – 15

 

Summer Art Studio Camps at UW-Green Bay

In-depth experience for middle and high school students. Classes are offered in a variety of media and subject areas and are all held in the well-equipped art studios of UW-Green Bay.

 

Science Summer Camps

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Career Exploration Programs at UW Oshkosh
UW Oshkosh Summer Camps

See what the world looks like atop a 100-foot firefighting ladder, solve a murder mystery using CSI techniques, try your hand at TV or radio production, and more! Learn about exciting and hands-on careers with a daylong session or weeklong academy on the UW Oshkosh campus. Programs include Firefighting, CSI, Environmental Health and Engineering, Law Enforcement, and Radio/TV/Film.

Ages: Grades 5–12

Contact Information
800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

website | email | (920) 424-1134

 

iD Tech Summer Camps

iD Tech is the #1 summer tech camp provider on the planet. At iD Tech summer programs, students ages 6-18 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, model 3D characters, engineer robots, create websites, discover photography, print 3D models, and much more! Programs are held at many prestigious campuses nationwide, including Marquette, University of Wisconsin, Stanford, Caltech, Rice, Northwestern, Emory, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, and more.

While most programs are weeklong (overnight stays optional at many locations), teens can enroll in two-week, pre-college academies for the most immersive, in-depth instruction. Half-day camp sessions are offered at select locations for kids ages 6-9 as part of iD Tech Mini. Visit us online at www.idtech.com to find a camp near you.

Ages: 6 – 18

 

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is a S.T.E.M. based science camp that will be hosted at local elementary and high schools.

Ages: Entering grades 1 – 6

 

Barlow’s Astronomy & Space Programs

Explore the thrill of astronomy, space and science through hands-on rocketry activities.

Ages: Completed grades 2 – 8

 

UW-Green Bay Summer Reality Science Camps

UW-Green Bay Reality Science Camps, with offerings such as the Aviation Student Training Experience for campers ages 12-17, our Video Game Programming camps for campers entering grades 8-12+, Robotics Camps for campers entering grades 6-9, and Life’s a Lab health sciences for high school campers entering grades 10-12+. These camps offer hands-on lab and field experiences along with a solid career exploration component.

 

 

Nature Summer Camps

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Camp GBBG

Green Bay Botanical Gardens Summer Camp

Like the outdoors?  Then get into nature with games, crafts, and dirty adventures at Camp GBBG!  Green Bay Botanical Garden is excited to offer both 1-day and week-long camp options this summer.  Choose from Dragonfly Detectives, Story Book Adventure – Stone Soup, or Garden Chefs.  These fun, outdoor camps offer kids a wide variety of activities that utilize the unique landscapes at the Garden.  Which will you choose?

Ages: 6-12

Contact Information
2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay
website | khartman@gbbg.org | 920.491.3691 x 107

 

Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton

Summer camps exploring adventures in nature. Half Day programs for ages 4-9 and full day programs for ages 7-12.

“Check out Bubolz Nature Preserve!! They have some great programs/activities for kids this summer!”

Ages: 4 – 12

 

Eco-Explorers Summer Camp at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Eco-Explorers Summer Day Camps are designed for children ages 3 through grade 8 to learn about their natural environment through hands-on interactive activities. During each program, participants will enjoy nature related activities and crafts. Puppets, games, and stories may also be used to examine our natural world. Small group sizes allow children to experience nature with personal direction from our naturalists.

Ages: 3 – 14

 

 

Animal Summer Camps

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Zoo Camp, Green Bay

“For just a day, the zoo camps at the NEW zoo are great.”

 

Other Specialized Summer Camps

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Heritage Hill History Camps

Half-day and one-day camps discovering history, cooking, adventure and military.

Ages: 6 – 15

 

WisconSib Summer Programs

SibDays of Summer is a high-energy day camp for siblings ages 6-12 of brothers and sisters with disabilities. Features swimming, arts and crafts, hikes and hunts, games, carnival and playground fun, plus the opportunity to celebrate the joys and challenges of being a sibling. Sponsored by WisconSibs.

Sib Camp is an opportunity for siblings of children with disabilities to kick back, experience the freedom and thrill of adventure, and share a great time with peers who truly understand the ups and downs of life with siblings who have special needs. Includes zip-lining, kayaking, geocaching, biking, swimming, campfires and lots of fun!

Leadership Camp is tent camping at Devil’s Lake with Team Leadership Center guides. Includes lots of fun and team building with peers who truly understand the joys and challenges of life with siblings who have special needs. Camp is for siblings of children with disabilities ages 14 and older.

Ages: 6 – 14+

 

Summer Camps Just for Girls

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GLAD Camp, De Pere, Wisconsin

Girls camp at St. Norberts for girls in grades 1-8. Taught by Wisconsin-certified female teachers chosen for their ability to serve as positive role models, GLAD Camp builds confidence and leadership skills, fosters positive body image, and encourages girls to set high-reaching goals.

“GLAD Camp at St Norbert’s. It’s fabulous!”

Ages: Grades 1 – 8

 

Girl Scout Camp Winnecomac, Kaukauna

A girl day camp open to all girls grades K-7 even if they are not a Girl Scout. Girls can go for a week at a time or just by the day. Day camp enrollment is still open and there are plenty of sessions to choose from depending on a girl’s interests. Before and after camp care and bus transportation available for busy parents. Read more here.

Ages: Grades K – 7

 

Summer Camps Just for Boys

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BOLD Camp, De Pere, Wisconsin

Boys camp for boys in grades 4-8. Learn to explore their potential by learning to recognize their authentic selves and what they stand for, while inspiring them to become thoughtful, confident, empathetic leaders who recognize talent in themselves and others. In a fun, supportive atmosphere, boys will work to become their personal best. They’ll discover untapped courage, strength, determination and will.

Ages: Grades 4 – 8

 


If you have a camp you’d like to recommend or would like to feature your 2016 summer camp, please email us at govalleykids@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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