Urban Ecology Center Summer Camps
Urban Ecology Center Summer Camps are a terrific way for your child to explore the outdoors this summer! As they explore the natural world together, campers gain outdoor skills and ecological intelligence. By learning about science and art through fun, outdoor activities, campers will be better prepared for the school year.
Oh, and they'll have tons of fun making new friends as they rock climb, do science experiments, create art projects, canoe, enjoy the beaches of Lake Michigan.
The Urban Ecology Center has an award winning, professional, environmental education staff who teach students in grades K4-12 through our school year Neighborhood Environmental Education Project. These same educators are ready to engage your kids in topics and activities that will encourage curiosity and discovery. With one staff per 6 campers, your child is assured a personal, inclusive experience at camp.
Research shows that two things make a person environmentally aware: consistent contact with nature early in life and an adult mentor (parent, teacher, friend, Urban Ecology Center educator) who demonstrates positive behavior toward the environment. Think of summer camp as the first step toward a greener future.
The following camps are full:
Week 1 (starts June 24):
Week 2 (starts July 1):
Week 3 (starts July 8):
Week 4 (starts July 22):
Week 5 (starts July 29):
Week 6 (starts August 5):
Week 7 (starts August 12):
How to Register:
Click the image above to download our 2013 Summer Camp brochure
Online registrations receive priority enrollment. Registering for camp is easy. You can search for camps by grade or starting date.Then just click on a camp! There you'll find a detailed description including date, time and location of the camp. You can also download this brochure to see all of our offerings at once.
While registering you'll be given an option to create a user account. Creating a user account allows you to enter your information which will then be used every time you sign up for our programs. This is a great time saver if you are signing up for more than one session of camp.
Mail and in person registrations
To register for summer camp by mail or in person, please download and complete the form found at the end of this brochure and return it to: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211.
Thanks to generous donors we are able to offer need-based scholarships for children to attend camp. Students attending our 2011-2012 Neighborhood Environmental Education Project partner schools are given scholarship priority. Scholarships include a one-year family membership. To qualify for a scholarship, families must be eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.
If you are applying for a scholarship please download the Urban Ecology Center Summer Camp brochure or search for camps online. Then complete the online form found at urbanecologycenter.org/summercamp/scholarship or use the form foundon the last two pages of the brochure and return it to: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211.
We have camps at all of our three branches. Choose a camp that's closest to home or explore another side of town!
Look for the session names to determine the location of that camp.
Camp Location Key
MV = Menomonee Valley, 3700 W Pierce St.
RP = Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl.
WP = Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Before and After Care
For your convenience, we offer Before & After Care activities for our full-day camps. With this option you can drop off your children early or pick them up late. At Riverside Park you can drop your camper(s)off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 5:30 p.m. At Washington Park and Menomonee Valley you can drop off is as early as 8 a.m. and pick up is as late as 5 p.m. Staff members will supervise games, reading time, play and activities.
Before & After Care fees (in addition to camp fees) are:
Weekly: $45, Daily: $9
We know things change. If they do, we request that you inform us of your cancellation 30 days or more before the start date of the camp so we can give the opportunity to another child. We will provide refunds on the following schedule:
30 days or more: full refund less $25 administration fee
15 days – 30 days: half refund
14 days or less: no refund
Summer Camp Health Forms
Please download and complete the form found at the link below and return it to Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53211 or fax it to 414-964-1084.
For more information regarding our Summer Camps, please contact Sarah Rohe at (414) 964-8505, x125.