New Summer Camps!

Written by Alex LaBonte
    Thursday, 05 May 2016
New Summer Camps!

Our day-long and overnight Summer Camps can truly be a special time for kids to explore. This year I’m especially excited to announce two new camps: Outdoor Adventures for teens and Pathfinders for kids with special needs.

Outdoor Adventures is a week-long camp for youth who have completed the 9th grade, focused on developing outdoor skills, self-awareness and environmental stewardship. In addition, there will be a significant portion of the camp focused on team building and reflection time that will benefit their growth as individuals.

The camp will run from August 8-12th and includes a three-night camping trip to Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. We will spend the first day of camp learning essential outdoor skills in preparation for the trip. We’ll spend the next three days camping, paddling, hiking, swimming and more! The cost is $350 for Center members and $400 for nonmembers.

Pathfinders is an adventure-based camp for 5th-8th graders who have mild to moderate intellectual and physical disabilities and minimal mobility issues. We will be exploring along the Milwaukee River and the shores of Lake Michigan through activities such as hiking, paddling, rock climbing and more! Working with special education professionals from one of our partnering schools, we will be able to spend more one-on-one time with campers than in our traditional camps for a safe, positive outdoor experience. Pathfinders will run from July 11th-15th, and costs $235 for Center members and $285 for nonmembers.

Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to offer need-based scholarships for children to attend camp. Plus, scholarships include a one-year family membership!

To register visit urbanecologycenter.org/summercamp. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Kirstin Anglea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photo Credit: Lesley Sheridan
Alex LaBonte

Alex LaBonte

Alex LaBonte is an Environmental Educator at our Riverside and Washington Park locations. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Geography/Envioromental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she spent her time being an active environmentalist on campus. When she’s not exploring our green spaces with our wonderful partnering schools she enjoys traveling, biking and cooking.


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