Your Guide to Local Summer Camps

Five fun and educational spots for the kids – and one relaxing weekend in the woods for you.

FOR YOUR YOUNG YELICH:

Brewers Baseball Academy

Learn America’s pastime at Brewers Baseball Academy. The cost of registration includes four Brewers tickets, a full MLB-quality uniform, a chance for your child to participate in the skills competition, and a VIP trip to American Family Field to meet a Brewers coach and player.

When: June 14- Aug. 23
Where: Multiple locations around Milwaukee
Who: Boys and girls, ages 6-14
Registration fee: $405 

FOR GROWN-UPS NEEDING A WEEKEND AWAY:

Camp Halcyon

Halcyon means “a period of time that was idyllically happy and peaceful,” and that’s exactly what Central Wisconsin’s Camp Halcyon for adults is hoping to give you. Stay in a cabin in the Northwoods for four days and enjoy canoeing, archery, axe throwing, paintball and more. Your fee gets you three meals a day and a wide collection of adult beverages provided by Lost Whale, The Explorium Brewpub and more local spots. Register soon the August session is already sold out.

When: July 1-4
Where:  N1875 21st Ave., Wautoma
Who: Ages 21 and up
Registration fee: $500

 

 

FOR THE CHILD EXPLORER:

Camp Nicolet for Girls

The overnight Camp Nicolet for Girls offers myriad outdoor and water activities: horseback riding, archery, water skiing, sailing and more. This year, the Northwoods camp is running one six-week session due to COVID protocols. The campers will remain in a “bubble” throughout the summer to avoid outside exposure.

When: June 27-Aug. 6
Where: 16040 WI-70, Eagle River
Who: Girls, ages 7-17
Registration fee: $9,000 ($1,000 deposit)

FOR THE COLLEGE- BOUND KID:

EXPLORE!

Marquette University High School is here to make sure your boy stays ahead of the academic curve while school is out. The high school’s EXPLORE! programs offer classes in STEM, history, finance, German and movie making, as well as sports camps. The classes are taught by faculty and staff of the high school.

When: June 14-July 30 (tentative)
Where: 3401 W. Wisconsin Ave. 
Who: Boys, ages 8-15
Registration fee: $60-$180

FOR THE ANIMAL LOVER:

Kids ‘N Critters Camp

Activities and games keep campers engaged and teach them about pet responsibility, animal needs and other animal welfare issues at the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha’s Kids ’N Critters Camp. Campers also get hands-on time with HAWS animals by walking dogs, playing with kittens and petting rabbits and other small animals.

When: June 14-Aug. 20, one-day, two-day, and week-long sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 701 Northview Rd., Waukesha
Who: Ages 7-14
Registration fee: $60-$250

FOR THE GOURMET- IN-TRAINING:

Superior Culinary Center

Superior Culinary Center puts on 10 weeks’ worth of cooking and baking classes for kids in the summer. Each one has a different focus, from “Dreamy Desserts” to “Food Truck Wars.” Working with recipes geared to their age group, kids learn the fundamentals of cooking and explore new culinary techniques. The center also offers a “Junior Chef ” kit with a set of kitchen tools, including measuring cups, a vegetable peeler, a rolling pin and much more to take home for $59.

When: June-August, four-day sessions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 4550 S. Brust Ave.
Who: Ages 5-16
Registration fee: $250 per week


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