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Summer Camp 2017

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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.
You will need an email address and your child’s current health information. If the online registration indicates that a camp is full, you can put your child on the waiting list or choose a different session. Please note, that any reference to your child’s “Grade” is referring to the grade completed by June 2017.

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We use ActiveNetwork as our online registration system. During 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.

Link to Summer Camp 2016 Guide

Click here to view the
Summer Camp Brochure as a PDF (1.3 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

  • Our summer camp schedule is June 26-August 25, with a couple of exceptions. We have one camp at Washington Park which runs June 19-23, and one camp at Riverside Park that runs June 24-28.
  • Your child’s spot will be reserved on a first come, first served basis once the registration is completed and payment or scholarship information are received.
  • Urban Ecology Center members receive a discount on Summer Camp fees! Check your mailing label to see if your membership is current. If it isn’t, feel free to renew your membership on your registration form.


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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Summer Camp isn't just for kids!

Friday, July 15th 6-8:30 PM

Update: All Sessions are full! If you didn't register, please join us next year.

At the Riverside Park branch (1500 E. Park Pl.)

Adults, join us for an evening of summer camp fun with a twist! 


green arrow  Rock Wall Climbing  green arrow

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green arrow  Paddling  green arrow

green arrow  Obstacle course  green arrow

green arrow  Archery  green arrow

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green arrow  Arts and crafts  green arrow

green arrow  Pond exploration  green arrow

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Participants can enter to win a New Belgium prize package. Come on grown-ups, bring your friends and come to summer camp!

Register for an arrival time:

6:00 pm (full)     6:15 pm (full)     6:30 pm (full)      6:45 pm (full)

$20 ($25 for non-members) | Must be age 21 and over.
Space is limited Registration is required by Thursday, July 14th at 5pm.


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Saturday, June 18th 2016

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Come Celebrate 25 Years...

of educating urban youth, preserving the land, connecting people to nature and bringing communities together! We’ve been called Milwaukee’s best hidden gem, but we don’t want to be hidden any longer! Just like the rivers, valleys and green space surrounding our three branches, treasure awaits if someone will only show you the way!

All proceeds from the event directly support the Center’s mission and help to bring the wonders of our urban landscape to more students, families and neighborhoods.

Event Details

6:00pm Drinks & Appetizers

Enjoy a small bite and beverage as you stroll into the event. Along the short paved walk, you’ll learn about the impact your support has on our successful programming and have an opportunity to participate in a unique Scavenger Hunt. (optional)

6:30pm Delectable Dinner Stations & Silent Auction

8:33pm Live Auction & Sunset Celebration

9:00pm Dessert & Coffee

Tickets $150 per person  |  Casual Cocktail Attire  |  Complimentary Valet

Hosted by:
Carolyn & Jay Scott
Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust
Kristyn & Mike Eitel
Susie & Fred Kasten


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Please RSVP by June 6th, 2016. For more information or to register by phone or mail please call Amy LaMacchia at (414) 964-8505 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Processing fees apply to online purchases.

Solstice Event Committee

Penny Cruse  |  Emily Di Nardo  |  Antoine McDuffie  |  Lisa Schultz
Brooke Stringer  |  Mark Stodder  |  Mary Gute Witte 

Thank you to our sponsors! 


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Lianna Bishop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (414) 964-8505.

Upcoming Events

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Washington Park

Friday, April 28th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Riverside Park

Friday, April 28th

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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