Summer Camps | In + Around Madison, WI

Thank you for once again making us the #1 Google Search Result for Madison Summer Camp!

We know you’re probably already exploring Summer Camp options for your kids – and we’re here to guide you through the Madison area camp scene during these unprecedented times.

We’re organized by category and age (see below!).

As you review the camps in each category, you’ll find age appropriateness, descriptions and a direct link to the camp website.

There are so many awesome, unique summer programs for your kids in the Madison area, whether they’re into sports, adventuring, sailing, STEM activities, arts, animals, nature, or anything else!

*If you are a camp interested in being featured, please contact [email protected]

Here’s to SUMMER!

Summer on the Farm

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Summer on Prairie View Farm is a wonderful time for children of all ages. Our campus offers several shady playgrounds, a newly designed court and ten grassy acres just waiting to welcome children for loads of fun in the sun!

Each day, teachers plan fun, interactive activities promoting literacy, math, writing and learning. What makes Summer on the Farm a unique experience are the many enrichment programs offered. In the morning, school-age summer campers select either “Rock & Roll for Kids”, Zumba, gymnastics, golf, yoga, engineering or culinary classes. In the afternoon following lunch, the choices change to gardening, sports, art or nature/science classes.

3276 South High Point Road
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 845-3245

Mathnasium Summer Math

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OVERCOME MATH LEARNING LOSS THIS SUMMER

The pandemic has had a major impact on everything, including our children’s math education.  The limitations of school’s virtual learning platforms and reduced time spent in school have resulted in demonstrable math learning loss for many students. 

Mathnasium of Madison Summer Programs are designed to overcome the challenges resulting from the pandemic and meet the needs of students by:

  • Assessing each student’s current math skill set in order to identifying existing math concept gaps
  • Developing summer math learning plans that will prioritize each student’s needs and target the most important skills / concepts
  • Providing a structured curriculum which presents math concepts in a manner that children understand and then allowing students to get sufficient practice to master needed concepts

Mathnasium Summer Program students can access our talented Math Instructors in person at either our east side or west side locations or via our state-of-the-art online platform, Mathnasium @Home.

Summer program tutoring is available all summer, Mondays thru Fridays.  Flexible scheduling enables students and families to work around vacations and other summer activities.

Call or email to learn more about a Mathnasium summer!

West Side
668 North High Point Road
Madison, WI 53717 

East Side
5546 Eastpark Boulevard
Madison, WI 53718 

(608) 472-4100

Swim&Gym Camp

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Swim&Gym Camp is a summer and winter camp in the Madison area for children ages 5 to 13 who love being active, trying new things, and making new friends. Enjoy swimming, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, karate,  and much more at Swim&Gym Camp!

In addition to fun outdoor activities, campers also get to experience a new theme each week of our summer camp.   We have Secret Agents, Pokeman-Gotta Catch Them ALL!, Shark Week, Camp Hogwarts, and Everyday Heroes to name a few of our popular themes.

At Swim&Gym, our focus is to give each camper a fun, exciting, and truly rewarding experience they’ll never forget. With swimming lessons at SwimWest they’ll be learning water safety skills and stroke refinement to help them be strong, fit, safer swimmers.

In addition to being named the Best Summer Camp in Madison, our camp team has also been awarded a Channel 3000 Top Notch Teacher Award.

1001 Deming Way
Madison, WI

(608) 831-6829

Studio Dansu

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Studio Dansu is dedicated to educating and encouraging students to become knowledgeable, passionate, thinking artists.

With the goal of inspiring, nurturing, and sustaining a love of dance and theatre arts in all our students, Studio Dansu provides a comprehensive performing arts education to train the next generation of performers.

Our 8-week Summer Session includes group classes and day camps that showcase different aspects of performing arts education, but also include arts and crafts, and many other fun activities for the Summer! Each week features a theme, such as: American Girl History, Ninja Warriors, Awesome Astrology, Broadway Bound and more. 

2740 Ski Lane
Madison, WI 53713

(608) 445-3556

Madison's B.E.S.T. Summer Camp

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Our camp is located near several public parks, giving us tons of options for outdoor summertime fun! Campers will enjoy sports including basketball, volleyball, kickball and more – all while spending time outdoors in a safe environment.

Camp provides an all-inclusive atmosphere where children thrive and grow emotionally

Our campers love the active games, the exciting martial arts classes, and the team building/leadership games! Moms and Dads love the safety and structure of our summer camp!

Every day is something new! From karate classes and swimming to arts & crafts, movies, field trips, and more, we’ll give your kids a summer to remember!

6121 Odana Road
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 843-9222

Summer Adventure Camp

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Kids Junction’s Summer Adventure Camp Jr. and Summer Adventure Camp classic are state licensed, discovery and enrichment programs designed to facilitate an environment of fun, learning, and self-discovery. These camps are for kids entering kindergarten through 4th grade.

Our Summer Adventure Camp Sr. program is geared to middle school students. It is for preteens and teens entering 5th through 8th grade. This traveling camp is a high energy, interactive program that will challenge the preteen and young teen offering loads of fun with extensive field trips, challenging outdoor activities, group games and sports, fun crafts, and team building opportunities.

Each camp takes age into consideration as we plan engaging daily activities and field trips. Your child will make new friends, create memories and have a blast at our camps this summer!

8084 Watts Road
Madison, WI

(608) 827-5437

Girl Scout Summer Camp

Girl Scout camp this summer is all about girls and their grown-up experiencing the great outdoors together! We’re offering one night and multi-night camp experiences for girls and her favorite adult at our exciting Girl Scout properties.

Camp Brandenburg, Dane County

Camp Ehawee, La Crosse

(800) 236-2710

Camp Jorn YMCA

Camp Jorn YMCA offers kids the opportunity to become part of a special community focused on friendship, acceptance, character values, self-discovery, and independence. Located on a 70+ acre peninsula in the Northwoods of WI, our pine forest provides a unique setting for outdoor recreation and living skills. Rest Lake is perfect for swimming, boating and waterskiing. Use code MM2021 to save $50 on any session! (One use per family).

13591 Zenner Lane
Manitowish Waters, WI

(715) 543-8808

Badger Gymnastics Camp

Welcome to Badger Gymnastics! We are pumped this summer to spend all 12 weeks in our 12,000 square foot facility with your camper! Activities will include gymnastics, games, obstacle courses, water activities, art projects, messy experiments and more. We will utilize our large outdoor area for “lot and field” play. Our high energy staffers are ready with themed games and activities for each week of camp. Our co-ed camp is open to children five to thirteen years old. We will conduct twelve, one-week sessions (you may sign up for one, multiple, or all sessions.) See you this summer!

6901 Schroeder Road
Madison, WI

(608) 271-1885

Business and Entrepreneurship Camp

Kids will utilize their interests and talents to choose a business idea that they can start. They will learn about business and entrepreneurship through experiential activities and educational games including the Biz Ops Game. They will create an elevator pitch, business game plan and business blueprint so they are ready to start and run their own business once camp is over.

They can choose from virtual (live zoom) or live in-person (limited to 10 could change if COVID restrictions are change) and can choose either morning or afternoon sessions. All supplies and materials are included in the price. Will be held at the new Barnwood Events location at 3230 Larsen Rd, Madison 53711.

3200 Larsen Road
Madison, WI

(608) 332-9836

KEVA Summer Camp

KEVA has been running camps since 2003. Our goal is to keep your children entertained all summer long while fostering new friendships and experiences. Our Camps are packed with new adventures each week so things never get dull! Our camps include age appropriate groups, experienced and trained coaches along with our versatile facility that allows for play both inside and outside all summer long. Our My First Sports Camp is State Licensed. All activities, snacks, field trips, and agendas can be found on our website or contact us today! Register for as many weeks as you need and don’t forget to take advantage of our sibling and multi week discounts!

8312 Forsythia Street
Middleton, WI

(608) 662-7529

Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas has STEM and Coding camps for all ages 5-15! Whether you want to create your own Youtube channel, compose music with code, mod your Minecraft world, create your own Roblox game, or learn how to make a custom website we have a camp for you! Camps are each one week long, all offered à la carte style so you can join the perfect set of camps for you.

Camps offered from June 13th to August 14th, so the entire summer is full of fun and learning for your child!

2414 Montana Avenue
Sun Prairie, WI

(608) 710-4195

Swift Nature Camp

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Swift Nature Camp has over 50 land and water activities to boost your child’s appreciation for nature. Our Nature Center and Camp Zoo are just part of the learning. We are a child centered program away from technology, celebrity culture and academic pressures.

W7471 East Swift Road
Minong, WI

(715) 466-5666

Brewers Baseball Academy

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The official baseball/softball camps of the Brewers! These week-long camps combine terrific instruction with an unforgettable Brewers experience – A full Brewers uniform; 4 game tickets and a VIP trip to American Family Field. All that in addition to 30 hours of pro-grade instruction. 

WI Dells and DeForest Athletic Complex

(414) 939-8808

Horse Lover's Day Camp

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Enjoy a fun-filled week of horsemanship, games, crafts, and friends. Campers will receive daily riding lessons, as well as take part in a variety of horse related activities such as horsemanship 101, crafts, games on and off horse back and so much more! No Experience is necessary for a camper to attend.

3440 Meadow Road
Verona, WI

(608) 833-3635

WI Youth Company Camps

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Explore all that summer has to offer at Wisconsin Youth Company!

Campers will enjoy themed-based projects and outdoor adventures. Our summer camps are a great place for your child to develop lasting friendships, build independence, and discover new skills. Each camp group has a dedicated counselor who provides age-appropriate enriching and educational activities

1201 McKenna Boulevard
Madison, WI

(608) 276-9782

Summer Discovery Camp

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The mission of MCDS Summer Discovery is to engage and captivate young people’s imaginations in project-based, hands-on experiences. Spending the summer on our inspiring campus and working in our Science laboratories and Technology Makerspace, participants will gain a conceptual understanding of how technology, science, and nature interrelate, experiencing all aspects of a STEAM education.

5606 River Road
Waunakee, WI

(608) 850-6000

Tutu Camp

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Spend fun-filled camp days exploring the enchanted and enriching world of ballet! Each of our camp sessions focuses on a different ballet story from the classical repertoire, and favorites include: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Firebird, and Cinderella. Campers do not need to have prior ballet experience to participate, but they should be prepared for a lot of leaping, twirling, and imaginative adventures!

2551 Smith’s Crossing
Sun Prairie, WI

(608) 478-3770

Bummer Free Summer Camp

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Gymfinity’s Bummer Free Summer Camp offers gymnastics, swimming, bowling, games, crafts, and educational destinations around the state. Camps operate 5 days a week and include 2 field trips each week. Kids like summer camp, but every kid will L-O-V-E Gymfinity’s Bummer Free Summer! Sign up for one week or sign up for all 9.

6300 Nesbitt Road
Madison, WI

(608) 848-3547

Camp Pawprint

Camp Pawprint-Summer Break is a series of animal themed, week-long day camps, held Monday through Friday, from June through August. This adventure filled camp is recommended for campers ages 7-12. Check our website regularly for updated camp program information and registration details.

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI

(608) 838-0413

Summer Art Camps

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Monroe Street Arts Center is excited to return to in-person Summer Art Camps! We have morning camps, afternoon camps, or you can stay all day! From Nature Creations, to Textiles, to Wizards & Sorcery, we’ve got it all! Head to monroestreetarts.org to take a look at all our camp themes.

1732 West Lawn Avenue
Madison, WI

(608) 232-1510

Hoofbeat Ridge

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Hoofbeat Ridge Camps are family owned and our beautiful location is set in the gently rolling countryside of South-Central WI. Campers are offered daily western riding lessons, horse-care classes, crafts, sports, theme weeks and more. Bus service if provided from 2 Madison locations and Cross Plains. The Day Camp program is available for girls ages 7-14 and boys ages 7-9.

5304 Reeve Road
Mazomanie, WI

(608) 767-2593

Smokey Hollow Day Camp

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Our summer starts with an energetic staff who all share a passion for children. Then there’s our connection to Smokey Hollow Campground and all is cool stuff — swimming pond with sand beach, giant water inflatables, jumping pillow, trikes, mini-golf and more. Add in weekly themes, hands-on activities, team building, weekly field trips and you can see why we call it the Best Summer Ever!

W9935 McGowan Road
Lodi, WI

(608) 635-4805

Robotics STEM Camps

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BadgerBOTS offers 11 different camp topics for students to learn about STEM topics like robotics, programming, 3D printing, engineering, and game design.

7615 Discovery Drive
Middleton, WI

(608) 831-6479

Bethel Horizons

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Summer Camps are the cornerstone of Horizons’ Ministry. Our camps run Sunday-Friday for 8 different weeks over the summer 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!

4651 Cty Hwy ZZ
Dodgeville, WI

(608) 257-3577

YMCA of Dane County

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In 2021, we celebrate 100 years of YMCA summer camp in Dane County. While we all hope our world will be closer to “normal” by the time June rolls around, our state-licensed staff is planning camps that will include important health and safety protocols once again. As always, the primary ingredients in our camps will be fun weekly themes, skill development, tons of outdoor activity and countless opportunities to build self-confidence and make friendships to last lifetimes.

East Madison, Sun Prairie, West Madison

(608) 221-1571

Camp Beginnings

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The mission of Hike & Heal Wellness is to inspire personal growth through deep nature connection & mindful play. Kids gain skills in mindfulness, leadership, outdoor adventure & self-expression to realize the best version of themselves. Middle & high schoolers learn the art of mentoring through year-long programs to role model, encourage & motivate younger campers. All instructors are certified teachers, and the quality of programming matches that.

725 Gilmore Street – Madison

(920) 371-1289

Learn to Row Camp

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Learn the basics of rowing in a non-competitive, relaxed learning environment with exposure to the basics of the sport of rowing, on land and on the water. Sessions will be run with 3 pods of 8 rowers per time slot.

617 North Shore Drive – Madison

(571) 455-3177

Creative Soul Camp

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Creative Soul Camp is back for it’s 5th summer of creating adventures!  Kids will get the opportunity to express the creativity within their soul through drama, art, yoga and culinary classes each day with local experts including All About the Drama, little om BIG OM and Yummy Sprout!

Elementary and tween/ teen camps available.

645 Schewe Rd, Middleton

(608) 571-2730

Badger Precollege Programs

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What can young learners do at UW–Madison this summer? Just about anything. Badger Precollege offers an array of academic programs for students ages 5-18 — from advanced learning programs and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness conferences. 

21 N Park Street, 7th Floor – Madison

(608) 571-2730

Teen Climbing Camp

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5 day/night overnight rock climbing camp for high school age teens interested in developing their abilities in all rock climbing areas.

Teen Rock Climbing Camp offers teens a chance to unplug from their routines, engage with new friends and challenge their climbing skills in an outdoor setting.

Climbers will spend time exploring climbing routes and boulder problems in a supportive environment, with experience, professional instruction. 

Devil’s Lake State Park

(608) 616-5076

Infinity Martial Arts Camp

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Infinity Martial Arts Summer Camps provide a unique experience for campers by incorporating martial art tenements such as Respect, Focus, and Self Discipline in fun filled activities and adventures.

Infinity schools and Summer Camps for Kids are known for their Dynamic Instructors, Modern Curriculum and Safe/Clean environments. Our weekly themes such as Superhero Week, Space Exploration Camp, Dinosaur Week, etc. will keep your child engaged and learning all summer long.

Multiple Madison Area Locations

(608) 831-3332

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

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Trinity invites your child to sample a bit of their award-winning instruction. Our seasonal intro days are perfect for your future Irish dancer- now enrolling for Spring & Summer! Trinity’s “Irish Jig Crash Course” and “Intro to Irish Dance Summer Camp” teach children the basics of Irish dance and culture along with introducing important skills such as balance, coordination, and teamwork. No previous dance experience is necessary. Plus your dancer will be invited to dance at the big jig for our half-way to St. Patrick’s Day events in September!

Trinity is an institution that teaches children a balanced approach to life through Irish Dance. Trinity’s tri-fold philosophy of solo dancing, team dancing, and performance sets us apart and creates an atmosphere that sets children up for success as they take their own journey and carve their own path.

Trinity Irish Dancers is now offering both IN PERSON and VIRTUAL class options, adhering to local restrictions. For more information review health and safety protocols.

1340 Montondon Ave.
Waunakee

(773) 217-8566

Camp Woodbrooke

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A small, over-night, co-ed summer camp on 162 acres in Wisconsin’s Driftless region. Campers 7-15 years old can explore nature in a caring and safe community. Campers make cooperative decisions about activities, participate in work crews, and learn life skills such as independence, accountability, negotiation, and decision making.

1704 Roberts Court

Madison, WI 53913

(608) 647-8703

Madison Community Montessori School Summer Programs

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We are excited to welcome children ages 3-12 to attend our summer programming in 2021. Our summer programs offer an opportunity for children to spend a morning, afternoon, or all day learning and having fun at our beautiful prairie campus in Middleton. Note: MCMS is committed to following all COVID-19 guidance applicable to schools, child care, and youth settings as set forth by Public Health Madison & Dane County for safe operations of our summer programs.

8406 Ellington Way

Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 827-6267

Swim Play Explore | Harbor Athletic Club

Join Harbor Athletic Club Summer Camp for a summer of outdoor fun, swimming and enrichment!  In line with our Harbor Mission of Train For Life, our Summer Camp program will keep your kids minds and bodies active all summer long.  Each week at camp we focus on a different theme and each day will include a STEM/educational activity, outdoor exploration, swimming and connection with other campers.  Sign up by the week, or the entire summer.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am- 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm for Field Trip Day

2529 Allen Blvd, Middleton

(608) 831-6500

Summer on the Farm

Studio Dansu

Camp Jorn YMCA

KEVA Summer Camp

Tutu Camp

Bethel Horizons

YMCA of Dane County

Camp Beginnings

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Summer on the Farm

Mathnasium

Swim & Gym Camp

Studio Dansu

Madison’s BEST Summer Camp

Summer Adventure Camp

Girl Scout Summer Camp

Camp Jorn YMCA

Badger Gymnastics

KEVA Summer Camp

Code Ninjas

Swift Nature Camp

Brewers Baseball Academy

Horse Lover’s Day Camp

Wisconsin Youth Company

Summer Discovery Camp

Tutu Camp

Bummer Free Summer Camp

Camp Pawprint

Monroe Street Art Center

Hoofbeat Ridge

Smokey Hollow Day Camp

Robotics STEM Camp

Bethel Horizons

YMCA of Dane County

Camp Beginnings

Infinity Martial Arts

Badger Precollege Programs at UW

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Harbor Athletic Club

Summer on the Farm

Mathnasium

Swim & Gym Camp

Studio Dansu

Madison’s BEST Summer Camp

Summer Adventure Camp

Girl Scout Summer Camp

Camp Jorn YMCA

Badger Gymnastics

Business and Entrepreneurship Camp

KEVA Summer Camp

Code Ninjas

Swift Nature Camp

Brewers Baseball Academy

Horse Lover’s Day Camp

Wisconsin Youth Company

Summer Discovery Camp

Bummer Free Summer Camp

Camp Pawprint

Monroe Street Art Center

Hoofbeat Ridge

Smokey Hollow Day Camp

Robotics STEM Camp

Bethel Horizons

YMCA of Dane County

Camp Beginnings

Camp Randall Rowing Club

Infinity Martial Arts

Badger Precollege Programs at UW

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Harbor Athletic Club

Mathnasium

Studio Dansu

Summer Adventure Camp

Girl Scout Summer Camp

Camp Jorn YMCA

Badger Gymnastics

Business and Entrepreneurship Camp

KEVA Summer Camp

Code Ninjas

Swift Nature Camp

Brewers Baseball Academy

Horse Lover’s Day Camp

Summer Discovery Camp

Monroe Street Art Center

Hoofbeat Ridge

Smokey Hollow Day Camp

YMCA of Dane County

Camp Beginnings

Camp Randall Rowing Club

Wisconsin Youth Company

Badger Precollege Programs at UW

Teen Climbing Camp | Devil’s Lake

Harbor Athletic Club

Comprehensive List of Madison Area Summer Camps

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15 COMMENTS

  1. So far our favorite camps has been with The Wisconsin Veterans Museum! My kiddo was lucky enough to experience the photojournalism camp at the museum when they offered it.

  2. We have done MSCR and Keva. One thing I’d like to see mentioned is if they offer inclusion for kids with special needs. I’m excited by all these options and am excited to look into them!

  3. Thinking about summer adventures and trying something new seems harder than just continuing on but for the sake of our mental health, it’s so important. Stay safe.

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