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Summer Camps 2016

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Online registrations receive priority enrollment. Please note: you will need an email address and your child’s current health information. 

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Our Summer Camps are a terrific way for your child to:

dragonfly-noBGExplore the secrets of nature by looking under logs, hiking in the woods, climbing trees, building forts, creating art projects, letter-boxing, taking pictures and much more.

dragonfly-noBGExperience the fun of an overnight adventure!

dragonfly-noBGEnjoy healthy outdoor fun with kids from all over the city.

dragonfly-noBGBuild science and engineering skills to be better prepared for the school year.

dragonfly-noBGPlant a garden and watch it grow throughout the summer!

dragonfly-noBGWade in or paddle along waterways, fish and enjoy the beaches of Lake Michigan.

dragonfly-noBGFoster a deep connection to nature through fun, hands-on adventures!

We have an energetic, professional environmental education staff who teach students throughout the school year. These educators are ready to engage your kids in topics and activities that will encourage curiosity and discovery, developing skills for school and life.

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Online registrations receive priority enrollment. Please note: you will need an email address and your child’s current health information. You can also come to one of our Centers to complete online registration. Your child’s spot will be reserved on a first come, first served basis once this registration form and payment or scholarship information and deposit are received.

Click Here to Register Today!

We are excited about the new online registration system we’re using this year. We ask for your patience and feedback! Near the end of the registration process, you will be asked to create an account. Creating a user account allows you to save registration receipts, check out faster and is a great time saver if you are signing up for more than one session of camp.

Online registration is powered by Active Network.

Link to Summer Camp 2016 Guide

Click here to view the
Summer Camp Brochure as a PDF (2.19 MB)

By mail or in person

To register by mail, in person, or to pay by check or cash, please click on the icon on the left to download our Summer Camp Guide. Please note: you will need your child’s current health information. 

Complete the registration and health history forms and mail them with your payment or scholarship information to: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53211.

Important Registration Information

  • Your child’s spot will be reserved on a first come, first served basis once this registration form and payment or scholarship information and deposit are received.
  • Camps fill quickly. If your choice of camp/session is full, you can choose a different session or put your name on our waiting list.
  • Members receive a discount on Urban Ecology Center Summer Camp fees! Check your mailing label to see if your membership is current. If it isn’t, feel free to renew your membership when you register.


We have camps at all three branches. Choose a camp that’s closest to home or work, or explore another side of town! Check the session names to determine the location of each camp.


Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to offer need-based scholarships for children to attend camp. Scholarships include a one-year family membership. To qualify, families must complete the necessary scholarship application prior to registering a child for a camp.

Click Here to Apply for a Scholarship

For more information call Kirstin Anglea at (414) 964- 8505, x125. Scholarship priority is given to students attending our 2015-2016 Neighborhood Environmental Education Project partner schools.

Click here to see if your child attends one of our partner schools.

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We want fundraising to be fun so we're offering some fantastic incentives!

Raise $50 or More: Get a Water Bottle!

Anyone who raises $50 or more will get a high-quality water bottle with the Urban Ecology Center logo on it! 

Top Individual Fundraising Prize: Custom Canoe or Kayak Trip!

The top individual fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive canoe or kayak trip*, complete with a delicious picnic meal (could be breakfast, lunch or dinner) for up to 4 people with Ken Leinbach, Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center. Ken and another Urban Ecology Center staff member will take the group on his favorite two-hour boat trip through the heart of the city, with occasional stops and short hikes along the way to share some hidden gems of the Milwaukee River Corridor. Depending on the route chosen, a delicious lunch will be provided either at his one-of-a-kind home on the bluff near the river, or at the Urban Ecology Center. Date to be mutually determined by group.

* Water level, canoe experience and weather conditions will be taken into consideration when designing this customized trip with Ken.

Top Team Fundraising Prize: Fireworks Viewing Party!

The top fundraising team will enjoy use of the Urban Ecology Center's award-winning green facility in Riverside Park for a 2016 4th of July party for up to 40 people. The Center will provide an optional tour of the building, evening snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for the occasion and will open the tower for viewing of the numerous nearby neighborhood fireworks displays (alcoholic beverages may be carried in).


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Upcoming Events

Event Listings

Early Morning Bird Walk (Riverside Park)

Riverside Park

Thursday, February 11th

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Cross-country Skiing for Kids

Menomonee Valley

Thursday, February 11th

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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