Find all the links and basic information you need for signing your young one up for a summer filled with outdoor exploration and adventure!

Nature Net Summer Camps

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Nature Discovery Camps Ages: 4-10

Treat your child to a summer they’ll never forget with ALNC’s summer camps where young adventure-seekers can explore the woods, and budding scientists can discover pond life! ALNC’s action-packed summer camps will provide your child with exciting, hands-on experiences to explore, learn, and enjoy the wonders of nature. More info here.

Bethel Horizons

Youth Programs Grades: 2-11

Summer Camps are the cornerstone of Horizons’ Ministry. Our camps run Sunday-Friday from mid-June through mid-August. Our camps are open to all youth in 2nd-11th grades. Set your Summer Camp schedule now, we look forward to sharing sunshine and smiles with your child this summer! More info here.

Henry Vilas Zoo

Summer Zoo School Ages: 4-13

Come and spend the summer at one or more of our week-long inquiry-focused Summer Zoo Camps! Campers enjoy special animal experiences and behind-the-scenes opportunities while facing scientific challenges that put the campers in the shoes of keepers, vets, or zoo administrators. More info here.

The Lussier Family Heritage Center

Junior Naturalist Summer Camp Ages 9-11 and 12-12

Looking for a fun-filled, adventurous summer outside? Join the Lussier Family Heritage Center’s Junior Naturalist Summer Camp in the heart of the Capital Springs Recreation area! Youth cohorts can practice being a naturalist and discover the world around them. Through biking, hiking, and canoeing, participants will get to develop a sense of community, build plant and wildlife ID skills, and much more! More info here!

Madison Children’s Museum

Summer Camps Grades: 1-6

Madison Children’s Museum’s summer day camps are the perfect combination of fun and learning! All camps are designed by the museum’s education team of skilled educators and child development experts, incorporating the museum’s philosophy of “learn through play.” Scholarships available. More info here.

Madison Schools & Community Recreation

Camp Tall Oaks Grades: 1-5

Camp Tall Oaks is your go to camp for exploring the outdoors at the Madison School Forest! Camps combine outdoor leadership, environmental education and outdoor recreation activities designed to foster camper relationships with themselves, each other and nature. Each week’s theme highlights different activities and campers are encouraged to sign-up for themes that spark their curiosity! No previous experience in any activity is required. More info here.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Garden Naturalist Camp Ages: 7-12

Anyone can be a garden naturalist! In this brand new camp, young naturalists will explore the diverse animal and plant life at Olbrich and how it connects to their own lives through observation and reflection. Campers will plant and tend to seeds in the Children’s Kitchen Garden, create unique art, and record their discoveries and questions in journals to bring home. Join us for nature observations, art, and scientific journaling as we connect to the natural world. More info here.

Upham Woods

4H Camps Grades 4-8

Upham Woods will bring exploration, discovery, and fun to your summer. We are offering our own open enrollment and family camp, and partner with 4-H county programs for summer camp and we offer unique outdoor learning experiences through grants and our other partnerships. Upham Woods supports 4-H summer camp for dozens of counties. See if yours comes to Upham!  More info here!

UW Arboretum

Earth Focus Day Camp Grades: K-8

Earth Focus Day Camp helps children ages 5-14 develop an understanding of how ecosystems work, nurtures a sense of wonder for nature, and guides children as they explore the habitats, plants, and animals of the Arboretum. In addition to this program, we are also offering another program, Learning Together, which provides preschool-age children and their caregivers the opportunity to share stories and get creative!  More info here.

Welty Environmental Center

Big Hill Adventure Camp Ages: various ranges for youth and adults!

Welty Environmental Center is back for the summer camp season! We will be investigating, exploring, building, experimenting, and crafting while learning about natural resources around the Stateline area. There are several offerings this summer ranging from Adult Field Trips to Family Camps to Youth and STEM Camps, so we have something for everyone! Check out our page for more details on our various options. More info here.

Statewide Resources

If you’re looking for adventuring and learning across the state, check out these links: