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Summer Camp Guide for Southeastern Wisconsin

Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

With the choice and variety of summer camps available in southeastern Wisconsin in 2013, boredom won't be an option.

There are dozens of camp choices for science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby.

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Milwaukee County

Location: Oak Creek
Name: Camp Invention
Type of camp: Instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun.
Cost: $225
Where: Oak Creek West Middle School
When: Aug. 5 to Aug. 8 
Age range:  1st through 6th grade
For more information, call: (800) 968-4332

Location: Greendale
Name: Summer Adventure Club
Type of camp: The Summer Adventure Club is more than a summer day care, it’s an adventure! We offer hands-on activities that will hold your child’s attention, build self-esteem and build confidence. Your child will explore, create, problem-solve, experiment and most importantly, have a great time!
Cost: Registration Fee for Individual, $35; Family, $65; Fee per day $33.
Where: Greendale Middle School Student Activity Center, 6800 Schoolway Drive
When: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning June 11 through August 31 (exclude July 4).
Deadline for registration: May 21.
Age range:  5 to 12
For more information, call: (414) 423-2790

Location: Fox Point
Name: Summer Nature Adventure Camps
Type of camp: The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center has over 185 acres of unspoiled nature at its best, located on the shores of Lake Michigan and just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
Cost: $15 to $205
Where: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E Brown Deer Road
When: There are a variety of camps available from June 10 through Aug. 9.
Deadline for registration: There is no set deadline.
Age range: 4k to 10th grade
For more information, call: (414) 352-2880

Location: Milwaukee
Name: I.D.E.A.S. (Investigate, Discover, and Explore Academics, Arts, and Sports)
Type of camp: 
Cost: Fees are found in the registration insert and in the programs and workshop descriptions on our website, www.usmk12.org/IDEAS
Where: 2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road
When: June 10 through August 23. See workshop book for specific dates.
Deadline for registration: May 15 for programs running from June 10 through July 26; July 1 for programs starting after July 27
Age range:  Age 3 to 12th grade
For more information, call: (414) 540-3350

Location: Milwaukee
Name: Discovery World Teen Workshops & Summer Camps
Type of camp: "10 weeks of unique, exciting, non-stop fun for young scientists, engineers, artists, innovators, and designers"
Cost: $275 Members, $300 Non-Members
Where: 500 N Harbor Drive
When: Weeklong camps run from June 17 to Aug. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Deadline for registration: May 20
Age range: 3rd grade to 12th grade 
For more information, call: (414) 765-8625

Location: Shorewood
Name: Milestones Programs For Children
Type of camp: Summer day camp
Cost: Ranges from $77 to $197 a week depending on the option you choose.
Where: 2214 East Capitol Drive
When: Camp M programs run Monday through Friday 7 am to 6 p.m. from June 11 through Aug. 24.
Deadline for registration: Call for deadline information
Age range: Kindergarten through 8th grade
For more information, call: (414) 964-5545

Location: Milwaukee area suburbs
Name: 2013 Milwaukee Bucks Summer Basketball Camp
Type of camp: Basketball
Cost: $139.99 to $189.99
Where: Locations vary
When: Ten different sessions that from from June 17 to Aug. 8
Deadline for registration: Call for infomation
Age range: Call for information
For more information, call: (414) 227-0500

Racine County

Location: Caledonia
Name: River Bend Nature Center
Type of camp: Weekly themes inspire young adventurers as they learn and play in our 78 acres of ponds, fields, and forest. Weekly sessions give children an opportunity to simply “be a kid” while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends.
Cost: $120 for members, $135 for non-members
Where: River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road
When: Weekly camps start June 17 through Aug. 16
Deadline for registration: Until they are full or by the date the camp begins.
Age range:  4 to 13 years old
For more information, call: (262) 639-1515

Location: Mount Pleasant
Name: Racine YMCA, Sealed Air Branch
Type of camp: Activities such as environmental hikes, swimming, arts & crafts, group games, sports, camp songs, and field trips are designed to promote success, confidence and self-esteem, which are fundamentals in all YMCA youth programs.
Cost: Y Members–5 days, $160; General Public-5days, $185; Y Members-3 days, $140; General Public-3 days, $165. Extended hours are available for a flat rate of $50.
Where: Smolenski Park, 438 S Stuart Road
When: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 10 through August 30.
Deadline for registration: All payments are due on Tuesday prior to attendance. Your first week’s payment is due at the time of registration. There's also a $30 registration fee.
Age range:  5 to 12
For more information, call: (262) 634-1994

Waukesha County

Location: Delafield
Name: Camp St. John's Northwestern
Type of camp: One-week, high-energy camps designed for boys to promote leadership, self-confidence, teamwork and physical endurance. Activities include archery, canoeing, golf, hiking, riflery, sailing, swimming and water sports.
Cost: Varies, from $650 to $999
Where: St. John's Military Academy, 1101 Genesee St.
When: One-week camps from July 7 to Aug. 3
Age range: 11 to 16 (boys only)
For more information call: (800) 752-2338

Location: Menomonee Falls
Name: Summer Kids INC and Kids INC Jr. 
Type of camp: Recreation based camp. Activities include indoor and outdoor group games; arts and crafts; board games; sports; field trips, socializing and swimming for the older kids. 
Cost: Early Bird rates are between $26 per day for residents and $44 per day for non residents depending on various options. 
Where: Ben Franklin Elementary and North Middle Schools, Menomonee Falls
When: June 17 to Aug. 30. Flexible registration options. Must attend a minimum of eight days per month. 
Age range: 4k through sixth grade 
For more information, call: (262) 255-8460. General information will be available online towards the end of March. Registration begins April 15 for residents.

Location: Mukwonago
Name: Phantom Lake YMCA Camp
Type of camp: Utilizes Christian principles to provide the opportunity for both children to grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially.
Cost: $500 to $649
Where: S110 W30240 YMCA Camp Road
When: June, July and August. Dates vary.
Age range:  7 to 17
For more information, call: 262-363-4386

Location: New Berlin
Name: Camp Invention
Type of camp: Instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun.
Cost: $215
Where: Ronald Reagan Elementary School
When: July 8 to July 12
Age range:  1st through 6th grade
For more information, call: (800) 968-4332

Location: Sussex
Name: Camp Invention
Type of camp: Instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun.
Cost: $225
Where: Maple Avenue School
When: July 29 to Aug. 2
Age range:  1st through 6th grade
For more information, call: (800) 968-4332

Location: Waukesha
Name: Good Times Summer Day Camp
Type of camp: Field trips, swimming, sports, guests, crafts, special events, and a theme based cookout
Cost: All summer $3,850; Weekly $350; Daily $75
Where: 443 Merrill Hills Road
When: June 10 through August 30, Monday through Friday
Deadline for registration: May 1
Age range: Age 3 and older 
For more information, call: (262) 521-8100

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