Urban Ecology Center Summer Camps are a terrific way for your child to explore the outdoors this summer!
The Urban Ecology Center has a professional environmental education staff who teach environmental education and outdoor skills to students in grades K4 - 12 throughout the school year. These same educators are ready to engage your kids in topics and activities that will encourage curiosity and discovery. With one staff member per 6 campers, your child is assured a personal, inclusive experience at camp. They’ll have tons of fun making new friends and be better prepared for the school year as they rock climb, do science experiments, create art projects, canoe and enjoy the beaches of Lake Michigan.
Camp sessions that are full:
Preschool & Kindergarten: Early Adventurers RP 1, Early Adventures MV 3, EcoKids WP 1, EcoKids RP 2, EcoKids RP 4, EcoKids RP 6, EcoKids MV 8, Imaginature RP 1, Trailblazers RP 1 (full day), Trailblazers WP 2, Trailblazers RP 3
Grades 1 or 2: Animal Extravaganza RP 1, Animal Extravaganza MV 2, Nature Explorers RP 4, Wet ‘n’ Wild WP 2
Grades 3 or 4: Discovery Quest RP 1, EcoArt RP 2, Outdoor Detectives RP 2, Outdoor Detectives RP 3, Wet ‘n’ Wild WP 1
Grades 5 - 8: Biking Adventures RP 1, Biking Adventures MV 2, Fishing Camp RP 1, Paddling Camp RP 1, Urban Ecologists RP 1, Young Naturalists RP 3
To register online, look for 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. Click on your chosen session to be taken to its registration page.
You will receive an email confirming your choice. If you have any questions about your online registration please call Shameka Tyler at (414) 964-8505, x159.
Online registrations receive priority enrollment.
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.
Camps fill quickly. Your child’s spot will be reserved on a first come, first served basis once payment or scholarship information is received. If your choice of camp/session is full, we will notify you. You can choose a different session or we can put your name on our waiting list.
New this year: Flexible drop-off time
For all camps with a 9:30am start time, you can drop off between 9am and 9:30am. Staff will be available to facilitate activities from 9am to 9:30am, and camp will officially start at 9:30am. Before Care is available before 9am for an additional fee (see above/below for Before Care details).
Thanks to generous donors we are able to offer need-based scholarships for children to attend camp. Scholarships include a one-year family membership. Click here learn more and apply.