2017 Summer Camp Guide

summer camp guide wisconsin

Here it is, our 2017 Summer Camp Guide! Lots of great options all over Wisconsin for art, music, sports, overnight, day camps and more. Its also filled with reader recommendations and feedback. If you have a camp you’d like to recommend or would like to feature your camp in this 2017 Summer Camp Guide, please email us at govalleykids@gmail.com. Now, bring on summer!

Featured Camps

Rooster Dream’s Camp Feather

Camp Feather Art Neenah

Rooster Dreams studio offers “Camp Feather”, a week-long visual arts program! Students will spend their time: Drawing & Painting. Building & Creating. Each summer month has a different theme; nature, color & home. Every week incorporates a wide variety of projects. Students can enroll for multiple camps, as each will be a unique experience!

Ages: 7 – 14+

For More Information:
Downtown Neenah Marketplace
(920) 850-2564

 Swift Nature Camp

Camp Swift Wisconsin

1st Time Camper Specialists – We Guarantee campers succeed while at Overnight Camp.  For Boys and Girls ages 6-15. Our camp activities include: Swim, Sail, Horses, Archery, Skiing, Arts & Crafts, Canoeing, Lego and more… We play outside, without a screen while appreciating nature and learning science. Our Camp is Perfect for Nature Nuts!

Ages: 6-17

For More Information:
W7471 Ernie Swift Rd, Minong, Wisconsin
(630) 654-8036


Green Bay Botanical Garden

Get into nature with games, crafts, and unforgettable adventures at Camp GBBG! Green Bay Botanical Garden is excited to offer one day and week-long camps this summer. These fun, outdoor camps offer kids a wide variety of activities that utilize the unique landscapes at the Garden. Each session is an exciting new adventure!

Ages: 6-12

For More Information:
2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, Wisconsin
(920) 490-9457

Summer Art Camps & Classes at
The Trout Museum of Art

Summer Art Camps and Classes

Explore art this summer during 10 different camps and classes with The Trout Museum of Art! Introduce your little one to various media and techniques during Art Play for Toddlers, or have your child explore their creativity at Teen Design Camp! Register for summer art classes today on our website.

Ages: 2 – adult

For More Information:
111 W. College Ave. Appleton, Wisconsin
(920) 733-4089

Camp Luther

Camp Luther

Camp Luther is a Christian overnight camp in Three Lakes, WI. Summer programs are open to Pre-K-12th grade, and range from a weekend to 10 days. There are also high school programs available at their satellite location in the U.P.! Get ready for the best week of your summer!

Ages: Pre-K – 12th grade

For More Information:
1889 Koubenic Road, Three Lakes, Wisconsin
(715) 546-3647 or Toll Free: 1-877-264-CAMP (2267)

Learning Coach: Educational Summer Camps and Offerings, Fox Valley

Learning Coach Fox Valley

Girls Math Camps, Book Clubs, Blogging Clubs, Yoga Camps, and private tutoring are being offered from Learning Coach this summer. We provide impactful and engaging opportunities for youth, driven by the talents of passionate local educators. Whether your child is struggling or thriving as a learner, we hope to keep them growing all summer!

Ages: 5 – 14

For More Information:
Located at various Fox Valley, Wisconsin locations
(920) 810-1029

Oshkosh Community YMCA Summer Camps

Oshkosh YMCA Summer Camp

The Oshkosh YMCA is your place for Summer Camp fun! Amazing opportunities for girls and boys—starting with preschoolers through teens. Check out: Preschool Day Camp, Summer Fun Club, Camp Winni-Y-Co Day Camp and our Teen Adventure Program. All of our programs offer adventure, friendship and fun in a safe, active and stimulating environment. To receive a copy of our Summer Camp brochure, call 920.230.8439 or go to www.oshkoshymca.org.

Ages: 5 – 11

For More Information:
3303 West 20th Avenue, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
(920) 230-8439

Camp Phillip

Camp Phillip

Summer camp is important to you. And you are important to us! Our counselors are ready to provide you with fun, safe, and memorable experiences. Enjoy ropes course, archery, swimming, crafts, campfires, devotions and more! It’s relaxation in creation and renewal in Christ – and we’re excited to share it with you!

Ages: 5 – 14

For More Information:
W9944 Buttercup Ave, Wautoma, Wisconsin
(920) 787-3202

Unicorn Camp at Pony Playce!

Pony Playce Unicorn Summer Camp

Special mini – camps for unicorn lovers! Help make the unicorn beautiful and ride it.  Unicorn stories, crafts and games complete your magical experience. Reserve your place at mini-camp, or schedule a private Pony Play Date or Party by calling (920) 931-2918 or email ponyplayce@gmail.com.

Ages: 3-5 year olds: 1 ½ hr camps (with parent or guardian) $15.00 per child
Ages: 6 – 8 year olds: 2 hr camp, $25.00 per child

For More Information:
N2757 Alphorn Ln, Appleton, Wisconsin

(920) 931-2918

Camp Invention

Summer Camp Invention

Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! This summer’s all-new curriculum allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to transform a distant exoplanet, blast rockets, wire circuits, and take risks as future entrepreneurs. Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s 21st century skills.

Ages: Children entering K-6th grade

For More Information:
Various locations in Appleton, Neenah & Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Summer Camp at Karate America

Appleton Karate America

Karate America in Appleton offers a purpose and value driven summer and martial arts & sports experience. Summer camp includes constructive fun and martial arts benefits. We offer convenient times and weekly camp options. Campers enjoy diverse days with field tips, sports, physical games, movies, downtime & crafts!

Ages:  5 & up

For More Information:
220 W. Northland Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin
(920) 830-2233


Appleton Parks and Recreations Summer Programs

Are your kid(s) ready for a fun-filled week-long camp adventure? Each week has a different camp theme with activities, crafts and games. Our camp includes fun field trips such as Bay Beach, Barlow Planetarium, Sky Zone and More!  Campers will go swimming, ice skating, fishing, canoeing and have special guests.

Ages: 6-13

Appleton Memorial Park Pavilion, 1620 Witzke Blvd., Appleton
To register visit: https://tinyurl.com/m4fytpf

UW Oshkosh STEM Outreach Summer Camps

uw oshkosh summer campsJoin us for our exciting day camps designed to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. We’ll be launching catapults, growing crystals, navigating forests, racing pill bugs, performing magic, causing explosions, and more. Sign up for as many days as you’d like, and be prepared for hands-on fun!

Ages: Students entering 2nd – 7th grade

For More Information:
UW-Oshkosh STEM Outreach
Contact us at stem@uwosh.edu or (920) 424-0287

2017 Summer Camp – Rock University

heid rock university summer camp

Rock U gives guitarists, bassists, drummers, pianists, vocalists and non-traditional rock instrumentalists (e.g., violin, saxophone, trumpet, etc.) an opportunity to gain valuable music advice and tips, while making friends and having fun.

During this week-long camp participants will rehearse for a live concert performance at the end of the week. Campers will also be able to:
•  Participate in discussions
•  Attend workshops and breakout sessions
•  Practice on-stage
•  Hear from special guests, including Mile of Music artists
•  Take part in band photo shoots
•  Get a band name and logo created

This unique summer music day camp will be held August 7 to 11 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Xavier Middle School (2626 N. Oneida Street, Appleton).

Ages: musicians ages 11 to 18

For More Information:

Day Camps

Oshkosh Community YMCA Summer Camps

Day Camps at the Kroc Center

Appleton Park & Recreation Playground Program

Operation Recreation, Neenah

TCCES Son-Sational Summer, Neenah

Fox Valley Technical College Summer Camps, Appleton

YMCA Fox Cities Summer Camps

Sports Summer Camps

Xcel Sports Camps

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy Summer Camp

Lawrence University Sports Camps

UW-Oshkosh Sports Camps

Music Summer Camps

St. Norbert’s Band Camp

UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps

Lawrence Academy of Music Summer Music Camps

Art Summer Camp

Rooster Dream’s Camp Feather

Summer Art Camps & Classes at The Trout Museum of Art

The Fire

Summer Art Studio Camps at UW-Green Bay

Science Summer Camps

Career Exploration Programs at UW Oshkosh

iD Tech Summer Camps

Camp Invention

Barlow’s Astronomy & Space Programs

UW-Green Bay Summer Reality Science Camps

Nature Summer Camps

Swift Nature Camp Minong, Wisconsin

Camp GBBG, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton

Eco-Explorers Summer Camp at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

 L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve

Overnight Summer Camps

Swift Nature Camp Minong, Wisconsin

Camp Luther, Three Lakes, Wisconsin

Oshkosh Community YMCA Summer Camps

Camp Phillip, Wautoma

Camp Anokijig, Plymouth

Silver Birch Camp, White Lake

Boys & Girls Camp Brigade Onaway Island Camp, Waupaca

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Amherst Junction

Camp Luwisomo

Animal Summer Camps

Unicorn Camp at Pony Playce!

Zoo Camp, Green Bay

Other Specialized Summer Camps

Learning Coach: Educational Summer Camps and Offerings, Fox Valley

Heritage Hill History Camps

WisconSib Summer Programs

Wisconsin Lion’s Camp

Crossways Camping Ministries/Imago Dei Village

Rawhide Adventure Camp

Summer Camps Just for Girls

GLAD Camp, De Pere, Wisconsin

Girl Scout Camp Winnecomac, Kaukauna

Summer Camps Just for Boys

BOLD Camp, De Pere, Wisconsin

If you have a camp you’d like to recommend or would like to feature your 2017 summer camp, please email us at govalleykids@gmail.com.




























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Amanda Chavez
As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids I am passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!


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