2020 Waukesha County Summer Camp Guide last updated: 2-18-2020
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Summer is coming!!
Summer is just around the corner and Lake Country Family Fun knows how to have fun in the summer! It’s the best time to experience Lake Country and Waukesha County. We might be biased, but it really is!!
Good News Parents: So are Summer Camps!
Our best summer is a mix of summer camps or summer school with a couple weeks of laidback, lazy create-your-own-adventure-type summer days.
Since mid-January it’s been asked, ‘what can my kids do for summer camp?’ and ‘where is the best summer camp?’ Well, Lake Country Family Fun has put their ear to the ground and brought you the annual super resourceful and handy Summer Camp Guide! Below you will find the annual Summer Camp Guide with a variety of summer camps and the information on enrolling in summer school, where you’ll find something for everyone. Sports camps, day camps, overnight camps, STEM camps, and more! We’ve got you covered!
Need some further summer fun inspiration, start HERE!
35+ Summer Camps
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Premiere Sponsored Summer Camp – Good times Day Camp
Good Times…Where happiness and wonderment come to play. Give your child a summer to remember! An alternative to traditional indoor childcare. 15 acres, two heated pools, several athletic fields…just a few reasons 90% of our campers return year after year. Enjoy totally flexible scheduling that let’s you decide when to come. Simply choose the number of days you would like to attend and then come whenever you want. Today doesn’t work? Come tomorrow! You decide! We are so much more than just a sports camp! Onsite high school level coaches, swimming every day, and field trips included! Where challenges are met, goals are accomplished and friendships and memories made last a lifetime! Bussing available to and from Good Times serving locations in Hartland and Brookfield. Call today to schedule a tour 262-521-8100!
ELITE Sponsored Summer Camp –
Brookfield Academy’s Summer Days program offers a variety of classes and activities for any students ages 3-18. Whether it’s learning or keeping up with math, English, grammar, science, languages, and writing, or making tasty treats, seeking Star Wars adventures, creating unique art, or playing a favorite sport – Summer Days has something for everyone!
Check out some of our newest classes including: 2020 Summer Olympic Camp, Acting, American Girl, Book Club, Coding, Cupcake Boss, Cursive, Cultural Diversity, Day Tripping, Dino Terrariums, Disney Live, International Cooking, LEGO, Pirates, Science, Star Wars, Sewing, STEAM, Strings Band, Volcano: Lava Land, The Wonderful World of Dogs, and more!
Questions? Contact Julie D’Arruda at Julie.d’firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-783-3200.
OUr TItle Level Summer Camp listings (10)
Join Aspire for a fun-filled summer of classes for every age and level! This is the perfect time to give dance a try! Our Summer schedule features exciting themed classes for all ages, beginning at 12 months old!
- Cushing Elementary – Camp Invention: Elevate in Delafield on 8/10 – 8/14
- Valley View Elementary School – Camp Invention: Elevate in Menomonee Falls on 8/3 – 8/7
- Ronald Reagan Elementary – Camp Invention: Elevate in New Berlin on 7/27 – 7/31
- Rolling Hills Elementary – Camp Invention: Elevate in Mukwonago on 7/20 – 7/24
- Lincoln Elementary STEM – Camp Invention: Elevate in Watertown on 7/20 – 7/24
- St. John’s Lutheran School – Camp Invention: Elevate in West Bend on 6/22 – 6/26
- Woodfield Elementary – Camp Invention: Elevate in Waterford on 6/16 – 6/19
Woodlands – State Street Campus – Camp Invention: Elevate in Milwaukee on 6/16 – 6/19
|Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and be confident in their innovative ideas. |
Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12).
Kettle Hills Junior Golf Camps are four day camps filled with instruction that will work juniors through their golf bag. Focus is on driving, short game, putting and course management with daily on course play.
Sessions run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm with divisions for beginner and intermediate golfers. Juniors are encouraged to sign up for multiple sessions. Instructor Jeff Thompson is a lifetime teacher, high school coach and three season partner with Kettle Hills.
Juniors will take their game to the next level and find their comfort zone on the course learning a lifetime sport!
|Mini Musical Camp: The Little Mermaid | ages 5-10 | June 15-19 or/and June 22-26 | 9-12pm | $175 or $225 for both weeks|
Summer Tech Workshop| ages 10+ | June 15-26 | 2-5pm | $225
Academy Masters: Theatre Lab| ages 10+ | June 15-19 or/and June 22-26 | 9-12pm | $175 or $225 for both weeks
Summer Musical Workshop AUDITION REQUIRED | $275
The Little Mermaid Jr. – LAND CAST (Ages 7+) | June 29-August 5 | 9am-12:30pm
The Little Mermaid Jr. – SEA CAST (Ages 9+) | June 29-July 29 | 1:30pm-5:30pm
Once on this Island (Ages 11+) | July 13-August 12 | 2pm-5pm
Our Summer Camps are our most popular summer program! We offer 4 different week-long camps (Monday – Friday from 9 – 11:30am). Each camp week has a different theme and their day is filled with ballet classes, crafting and more! Our camps are designed for children ages 3 (must be pottery trained) to 10! But, our camps are pretty popular and we have several kids older than 6 who come back every year (and often multiple camps weeks) because it is that fun.
Camps are Monday – Friday from 9 – 11:30am for ages 3+
Week 1: ALICE IN WONDERLAND from July 13 – 17
Week 2: PETER PAN from July 20 – 24
WEEK 3: THE FAIRY DOLL from August 3 – 7
WEEK 4: COPPELIA from August 10 – 14
Come join us at Summer Blast! We provide a Christ centered, fun, educational, and safe environment for students from the greater New Berlin community to grow and learn over the summer months. We have everything from academic classes to avoid the summer slide to STEM activities that activate your curiosity and athletic camps that help you take your game to the next level. Come have a blast with us this summer.
“At UW-Oshkosh, we dedicate our summer to running what we feel is an extension of our program. We want our campers to work hard, be disciplined, learn, connect with others, and have fun! At our camps, you will see our entire coaching staff in the gym ensuring that our participants are getting the best possible instruction. Our staff goes out of their way to get to know each and every camper so that they can get the most out of them. It would be an honor to show you what Oshkosh Volleyball is all about. ” – UW Oshkosh Head Coach Jon Ellman
Each day hundreds of children will be out in the sun having a blast. We are a faith based all-day program, held weekdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm (extended care available). Kids choose a different activity each week, while daily participating in all-camp games as well as large group worship and bible teaching. Camp Vertical is a high-energy, fast paced, fun environment for kids entering 2nd through 6th grade in the fall and Camp Zoom age 4 years old to those entering 1st grade. Starting this summer, in addition to our Brookfield campus we will now add locations at the Elmbrook-Lake Country for Weeks 4-8!
Follow us on Instagram @camp_zoom and @camp_vertical.
YMCA at Pabst Farms Summer Day Camp is the perfect place to fill your summer with excitement! Campers participate in field trips and activities that promote confidence, character and self-esteem. Whether you come to camp for one week or for the entire summer, we’re sure the friendships you make and the experiences you have will last a lifetime.
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Concordia Soccer Academy (CUWSA) provides an excellent opportunity for players (ages 8-18) to work individually on their soccer skills as well as collectively on their tactical awareness. All camps take place on the beautiful, up-to-date and secure grounds of Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin and are run by experienced and quality coaching staff from the university.
CUWSA offers a variety of camp options, including full camp (3 days/2 nights) sessions and one day camp options. All sessions are packed with skill training and fun social activities.
Engaged in themed activities which change weekly, campers grow confidence, nurture friendships, accept responsibility, feel affinity for nature and solve problems! Located on 300 acres on Lake Keesus, we send campers home with lungs full of fresh air, legs tired from regular activity, needing a bath from outdoor exploring, & a smile!
Day Camp Themes
June 8 Friday-TryDay ($10 for the day)
June 8 -14 Time Warp OR CampTube
June 15-19 Games OR Cuddly Critter
June 22-26 Space OR Cooking
June 29-July 1 Super Hero OR Unicorns, Llamas & Princess
July 6-10 FrogWarts
July 13-17 Holidays
July 20-24 Olympics
July 27-31 Survivor
August 3-7 Water
August 10-17 PostCamp OR SCUBA
|Bright Ideas summer camp offers children the opportunity to participate in many traditional camp activities but with a twist! Our focus on anywhere, anytime learning creates an experience that involves camper generated projects, engaging activities during field trips, and extended exploratory outdoor time. The staff includes professional educators who know how to ignite the natural spark for learning in each child while maintaining a respectful and inviting environment for all. Our private facility is a unique blend of a fully remodeled building, rugged outdoor areas, and flexible space for campers to create and develop their ideas. Join us for Summer 2020!|
Wee Know School’s Camp Lotta-Fun is your place for summer fun! Our expansive backyard offers sand and water play areas, swings, sports, nature discoveries, and plenty of green space for group play or a picnic lunch. Our air conditioned indoors with full gym and individual classrooms is a welcomed break on rainy or exceptionally hot days. Weekly field trips allow school-age classes to explore area attractions. “In house” specials and Enrichment opportunities vary each month. In August we celebrate
the summer with an outdoor “Family Fun Night”! Wee Know is open Monday – Friday 6AM to 6PM. Choose “Morning Camp” or “Extended Care” scheduling to meet your family’s needs.
|WCT Academy is ready for a fun-filled summer of theatre programs. Are you? We offer Acting, Improvisation, Singing, Dancing, Scenic Design, On Camera Acting, a Junior Production, and more! Our highly engaging classes focus on developing listening, communication, and creative|
problem-solving skills. Our outstanding staff works to create a safe, fun, and supportive environment for students of all ages and backgrounds to gain more confidence, take creative risks, and have a whole lot of fun doing it! Check out our website to see a full schedule of our summer offerings
DaySpring Summer Camp has a roster that includes cool kids with back-to-back activities for fun and
learning featuring this summer’s theme “Mystery Island”! Flexible scheduling allows you to choose
which days and how many days each week you would like to attend. Our FULL DAY CAMP program is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our HALF DAY CAMP (4 hours or less) program is available Monday through Friday. Each week as we explore a new theme, your
camper will be enjoying the great outdoors on our 36 acres of beautiful farmland. There will be plenty of time for games, crafts, STEAM projects, and indoor recreational activities in our new facilities! Christian values are a part of everything we do, and great coaches are taking out the suntan lotion, milkshakes, and rolling out the red carpet for a fun summer in the sunshine with YOU! Call today to
schedule a tour 262-404-5092!
The nation’s leading high-impact theater training program for young people, led by professional theater artists. Students will develop skills in musical theater, scene study, Shakespeare, improvisation, and much more, while simultaneously building life skills, such as confidence, focus, and teamwork. One, two, three or four week sessions for students entering grades K4-12 this fall. Classes held in Milwaukee and Brookfield. Register by March 31 for lowest tuition. Details at FirstStage.org/summer.
Jump Start Clinics are five consecutive 30-minute lessons at the same time with the same instructor. They are a quick and easy way to get children swim ready or progressing toward their next swim level…all while learning how to be safer in and around the water.
|iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with 450,000 alumni since 1999, and 150 prestigious campus locations including Carroll University, Marquette, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Caltech, and NYU. Students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, design Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. Just 5-10 students per instructor (maximum 10) so students can enjoy personalized learning at their pace.|
We know how important it is for children to have fun and explore during the summer. We also understand the impact of the dreaded summer slide – the equivalent of one month of overall learning and two months of reading skills are lost after summer vacation.
Our philosophy is rooted in the ability to help curb the summer slide as much as possible, while still having fun and exploring the outdoors!
Lake Country Camp runs daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wrap Around care is available. Weekly field trips included.
Hand Building and Sculpting with Clay (Ages 5 and up)
- July 6 – 17, Mon. – Fri 2:30p.m. – 4p.m.
- July 27 – August 7, Mon. – Fri. 2:30p.m. – 4p.m.
- $190 per student, for each 2 week camp, all supplies included
Glass Fusing (Ages 8 and up)
- Aug. 17 – 21, 10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.
- $125.00 all supplies included
Age of Discovery, Silhouette Self Portrait (7yrs. and up)
- $125.00 all supplies included
- August 3 – 7
- 10:30am – 12pm or 2:30pm – 4pm
Sailboat Painting Workshop (7 and up)
- June 29 thru July 2 from 2:30-4
- July 13 thru 16 from 2:30-4
- $100.00 supplies included
Drawing (Ages 6yrs. and up)
- $120.00 all supplies included
- June 15.16,17,18 or July 9,16,23,30
- Mon. – Thur., 1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Watercolor Like The Masters (Ages 6yrs. and up)
- $130 all supplies included
- June 18 and 19, 9am -12:30p.m.
Build a Magical Fairy House
(7yrs. and up, unless accompanied by and adult)
- $30.00, Monday, June 15, or August 17, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Whimsical Wire Sculpture (7 yrs.and up)
- $30.00, Monday, July 20, 1pm – 3pm
Large Portrait Drawings (Adults)
- $130.00 all supplies included
- August 3 – 6 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Firework Painting Workshop (Ages 6 and up.)
- Wednesdays from 1-3
- $30.00, June 24
Beachin’ Painting Workshop (Ages 6 and up.)
- Wednesdays from 1-3
- $30.00 July 29
S’more Painting Workshop, (campfire theme) (Ages 6 and up.)
- Wednesdays from 1-3
- $30.00 August 5
Make this summer go down in history! Set in the beauty of a Wisconsin State Forest, nestled among historic buildings, these camps will be adventure-filled, educational, and of course fun! Summer Camps include: A Grand Adventure, Time Travel Adventure, Little House Adventure, and A Maker’s Adventure. Space is limited – register today!
|Heidi Haas is running multiple junior golf summer camps at The Practice Station this summer, where juniors ages 8-15 will work on the fundamentals of golf and play fun games and contests. Snacks and drinks included with every lesson.|
Includes craft supplies, a snack and a water bottle. DANCE CAMPS are divided by age and you may sign up for them regardless of experience level.
There are summer classes as well as camps.
- The classes are a 7-week session where dancers attend once a week.
- The camps are 1 day for 3 hours.
2020 Camp Themes and Age Breakouts Coming soon
Reach new heights this summer on the beautiful campus of St. John’s Northwestern! Our certified instructors and camp counselors are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and rewarding experience for all campers.
Lancers Day Camp (June 29 – July 3 & July 27-31) for grades 1-6 is an exciting, fun-filled time with team-building games, archery, swimming and more to keep campers busy all day long!
Adventure Camp (July 5-10, 12-17 & 19-24) for grades 6-10 with day and overnight options. Campers will realize their potential through a program focused on adventure skills and having fun!
Visit www.sjnma.org/camps for more information!
|Summer Garden provides healthy and wholesome fun interspersed with practical, nourishing activities for children ages 3-7. Campers will enjoy different fun themes every week, cultivating your child’s inherent connection to nature and wonder!|
Prairie Hill Waldorf Summer Camp helps your child explore the world around them through different fun themes each week such as a week of Gym games or Outdoor skills!
UWM at Washington County & Waukesha Summer STEM University camps are designed to meet the needs of highly motivated children between the ages of 8-14. We are eager to provide safe, fun, hands-on learning that will provide a foundation of skills that students will continue to build upon throughout their lives. These main skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity are the 4 C’s that employers are looking for. Our goal is provide students with these key skills needed for success and individual growth. Check our website for more in-depth workshop descriptions and schedules!
Check our website for more in-depth workshop descriptions and schedules!
Does your child love pretending or acting? Maybe they can’t wait to draw or paint. Perhaps singing and instruments make their heart soar. Or it could be their feet just can’t stop dancing. Of course, every child loves to make and eat delicious food.
Drama. Art. Music. Dance. Culinary Art.
Let your child learn and explore all of these in an art camp centered on the Savior, Jesus. Each day includes Bible lessons emphasizing his saving work for your child. It concludes with a grand finale on Thursday evening when your child helps us host for you an “Evening of the Arts” that will be fun for the whole family.
More SUmmer camps
|Nagawicka Lake Sailing School in Delafield, has many opportunities for families both on and off the lake to participate in sailing! We have classes for all ages 4-99. Younger kids sail the Optimist 1 to 2 person boat, teenagers can sail on the X boat or the 420 (which is used in the local high school racing and college). We also offer adult group and individual lessons. Sailing is a great way to enjoy summer and make new friends! *New this year parent-child class and try-it free days.* Membership in the club is optional, but there are many benefits to joining. See our website for more details!|
Questions related to classes directed to Jana P 262-565-8711.
Waukesha County Salvation Army Summer Day Camp
Ours is one of Waukesha County’s least expensive and most rewarding Summer Day Camp programs. Your son or daughter will have loads of fun and make new friends, while continuing to learn and grow all Summer long. Convenient– in downtown Waukesha near the hospital– close to swimming pools, parks, the library, the museum and other interesting, educational field trips, both in and out of Waukesha County. Wrap-around care available. Learn how enjoyable our Summer Day Camp experience can be — at The Waukesha County Salvation Army!
For more information contact Cheri Winchowky at 262-547-7367, ext 238 or email cheri_winchowky@usc.
Other summer camps we love
Arch Camp Pow Wow (For kids and adults with disabilities)
Milwaukee Zoo Camps
Bricks for Kidz
Ninja Camp Hartland at Midwest Twister
Camp Velocity at Momentum
Salto Summer Camps
Mini Strikers and Jr. Strikers Recreational Camp
Equitate Horsemanship Camp Summer Series
Camps by Category
Click on a camp name to be taken to that listing. Currently being updated for 2020.
Wrap Around Care
Field Trips Taken
Camp COunselor Positions Available
Summer 2020 is going to be awesome! Keep your kids busy this summer with awesome camps which not only introduce social skills, but also help them grow and learn!
Please thank our PREMIERE Sponsor:
Good Times Day Camp in Waukesha
Please thank our ELITE Sponsor:
Brookfield Academy Summer Camp
Please thank our 10 TITLE Sponsors:
YMCA at Pabst Farms
Summer Blast at Heritage Christian
Kettle Hills Golf Course Summer Camps
Club at Lac La Belle Golf Camp
Camp Zoom & Camp Vertical Elmbrook
UW Oshkosh Volleyball Camps
Aspire Dance Camps
Lake Country Playhouse
Thank you to ALL of our summer camps for hosting great camps for our kids! This guide is split out by tab. All of the summer camps are in the Summer Camp tab listed in the order of sponsorships and then in alphabetical order thereafter.
Find all things SUMMER here on Lake Country Family Fun’s one-stop Summer Spot Page (lakecountryfamilyfun.com/summer)!!!
SCHOOL DISTRICT SUMMER
Look below to find your district 2020 Summer School dates. Lake Country Family Fun is not responsible for the accuracy of information please verify with your school district.
Dates are TBD 2020. Classes for students in 4K-2nd grade will be at Hartland North Elementary, 232 Church Street, Hartland.
Classes for students 3-7th grade will be at North Shore Middle School, 800 E. North Shore Drive, Hartland. Online registration begins in March.
Summer School dates are June 22 – July 31, 2020 (6 weeks). There will be no school on July 4. No transportation is provided for summer school and no shuttle bus service is provided between sites. Important Note – we are not offering Summer School for students entering 4K in 2020. Online registration for Summer School 2020 will be held from March 31, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. to April 8, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
To help our families plan, here are tentative dates for Summer School 2020:
- E3: Eagleville Exploring the Environment – June 15-18
- District Summer School – Monday-Thursday, June 22-July 16
Last year there was no summer school. Stay tuned for Summer 2020 plans.
Online Registration is TBD 2020.
- S1 (Session One) is Monday, June 15 – Thursday, July 2 (no Friday classes)
- S2 (Session Two) is Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 23 (no Friday classes)
- S3 (Session Three) – TBD
The online registration takes place between 2/24 and 3/12. Class selection takes places 3/21 through 4/25. The Summer Program will have a different feel as Pewaukee embarks on construction. Session A is June 15 – June 26. Session B is June 29 – July 10th.
June 15 – July 23rd Mondays through Thursdays for High schoolers.
Registration for 2020 will begin Monday, Feb. 24. Classes held June 22- July 17.
Registration begins early spring TBD. Session 1 will be June 22- July 3. Session 2 will be July 13 – July 23, 2020.
Summer Semester classes will be held on 6/15/2020 – 7/16/2020. There will be no classes on July 2nd and July 6th, 2020. Summer Semester Registration opens Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at 7 PM.
ARROWHEAD AREA SUMMER SCHOOL COOPERATIVE : LAKE COUNTRY, NORTH LAKE, STONE BANK, RICHMOND & NON DISTRICT STUDENTS
JUNE 22 -JULY 17, 2020 from 8:00 AM-NOON at North Lake School. No classes on July 3. Bus transportation is available to and from North Lake School with pick up and drop off locations at Lake Country, Stone Bank, and Richmond school parking lots. There is no bus transportation for North Lake students. Registration opens April 13, 2020!
Registration will be open beginning March 2nd, 2020! Sessions June 22 – July 23rd, 2020 at Bay Lane Elementary School. Off week of June 29th.
Online registration will begin on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 am and close Friday, March 6 at 4:00 pm. Summer School classes will be held on Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 24, 2020. There will be NO Classes on Friday, July 3 or Monday, July 6, 2020. Click on the tabs to view Summer School Course brochures.
Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) are generally 1 week (3-5 day) programs put on by local faith-based churches and schools. There is always a “theme”. Check back often as more VBS camps get added in spring!
This year‘s theme is “Rocky Railway”.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or at 262-367-8400.
Lunch Daily | Interactive Music | Bible Stories | Crafts and Activities | Outdoor Games and Fun!
Camp Features: Art, Bible, Outdoor, Discount for Siblings, Theatre/Music, Faith-based, Financial Aid Available, Camp Counselor Positions Avail
Questions? Contact Summer at summer(at)ctkdelafield.org.
WAUKESHA CORPS –
- Contact: Cheri Winchowky, Youth Ministry Director
262-547-7267, ext. 238
More Vacation Bible Schools Listings coming Spring 2020! Advertise your VBS for $50 only. Email us via the contact form below.
CONCLUSION: WAUKESHA COUNTY OFFERS AN AMAZING ARRAY OF Summer Camps!
As parents ourselves here at Lake Country Family Fun, we have children that have gone to a number of these summer camps, summer school programs, and vacation Bible Schools, and loved our experiences, each for different reasons. We would love to continue the conversation via the comments below or through our social media channels about your child’s favorite summer camps.