Summer Camp 2018

Register Today!

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

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Your child will love exploring nature with us!

Discover the secrets of nature by looking under logs, hiking in the woods,
climbing trees, building forts, creating art projects, letterboxing, taking pictures and much more.

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

Enjoy healthy outdoor fun with kids from all over the city.

Experience the fun of an overnight adventure!

Plant a garden and watch it grow throughout the summer!

Build science and engineering skills to be better prepared for the school year.

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

How to Register


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, child on the waiting list or choose a different session.
Any reference to your child’s “Grade” is referring to the grade completed by June 2018.

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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 2018 Guide as a pdf

By mail or in person

To register by mail or in person, please click the book icon to the left and download a copy of our Summer Camp Guide (PDF file). Complete the form in the guide and return it to: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211, or to any of our branches.

Camps fill quickly. 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

Schedule and Multi-Week Optionspaddle

Our primary summer camp schedule is June 25-August 25. In addition to our primary schedule, we have a few camps that run the week of June 18-22. Camps are on weekdays (4-5 days long). Check the session you are interested in for specific dates and times.

Multi-week camps

This year we’ve created several multi-week camps for ease of summer scheduling

Sign your child up for one of our multi-week camps or build your own schedule using the chart found here.

  • Six-week camp: Forest Camp for kids who have completed at least one year of kindergarten.
  • Two-week camps: Nature Explorers RP 5 for kids who have completed grades 1 or 2; Outdoor Detectives RP 5, for kids who have completed grades 3 or 4; Art and Science of Water Engineering MV 2 for kids who have completed 7 or 8 grade.

Important Registration Information

  • Your child’s spot will be reserved on a first come, first served basis once the registration form (online or included in this booklet) is completed and payment or scholarship information is 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, 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. Click the addresses below to find directions to that branch.


Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to offer need-based scholarships for children to attend camp. Scholarships are on a sliding-fee scale, based on family income and number of children in the household. They include a one-year family membership. Click below to apply or complete the necessary information at the bottom of the registration form found in our pdf guide.

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 2017-2018 Neighborhood Environmental Education Project partner schools.

Click here to see if your child attends one of our partner schools.
Enlace a la Guía del Campamento de Verano 2018

Haga clic aquí para ver la Guía de Campamento de Verano en formato PDF


¿Está interesado/a en inscribir a su(s) hijo(s) en el Campamento de Verano del Urban Ecology Center? ¿Le gustaría ayuda al inscribirse? Tenemos muchos campamentos maravillosos en todos nuestras localidades, y tenemos becas disponsibles que podrían bajar el costo a cada campamento. Los empleados de nuestra localidad de Menomonee Valley hablan español y podrían ayudarle en inscribir a su(s) hijo(s) para el Campamento de Verano. Por favor, llame al (414) 431-2940.

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