Start Packing: Summer camp listings, sign-ups, and more
Arrowhead Bible Camp abcamp.org Dedicated to religious camp ministry. They have camps for youth, middle school, and high school. Offering “adventure on purpose” for over 40 years, founded with the belief that God can be encountered in meaningful and life-changing ways at camp.
Camp Birch Trail for Girls birchtrail.com/no-more-mean-girls/ A traditional camp for girls located in beautiful NW Wisconsin. Offering a large variety of land and water sports, climbing, wilderness trips, crafts, drama, horseback riding and much more. Has one of the country’s premier wilderness tripping programs.
Camp Chip-a-Y-a chippewaymca.com A day camp program which provides special experiences through a wide variety of activities. They include arts & crafts, cooking, field trips, singing, sports, and storytelling. Expand your children’s interests through the unique worlds of culture, drama, exercise, music, and nature. Your child will develop new friendships, experience a wide variety of activities and feel like they belong to a community.
Camp Confidence at Lost Creek Ranch • lostcreekranch.info An overnight, weeklong horse camp for ages 7-18. Campers will ride twice daily and participate in other activities. A fully licensed horse camp with over 15 years of experience. This camp is for young horse lovers of beginner to expert experience to help build their confidence.
Camp Eagle Ridge • campeagleridge.com Camp Eagle Ridge hosts campers of age 7-17 for camps of 1-7 weeks in lengths, with over 40+ outdoor and nature based activities. There is a strong focus on traditional summer camp full of love, laughter and amazing activities AND a rich environment full of opportunities to practice leadership skills.
Camp Nebagamon • campnebagamon.com A camp for boys located on the shore of beautiful Lake Nebagamon. Campers decide what activities to participate in, including fishing, sailing, rowing, windsurfing, canoeing, athletics, sports, music, mountain biking, nature lore, climbing, photography, archery, cooking, and more.
Camp Newman • campnewman.org Offers fun, immersive Jewish experiences that empower children, teens and adults to better themselves, their communities and the world. Activities include outdoor adventures, creative arts, athletics, aquatics, off-camp trips, and aspects of Jewish life and faith.
Camp Pepin redwingymca.org/camps/camp_pepin A place for your child to grow and learn and on their own two feet with the guidance of a trained Camp Counselor. Features traditional camp experiences, and specialized camps like fishing, sailing, and farm life. Activities include canoeing, sailing, ropes course & zip line, climbing walls, fishing, and plenty of time in nature.
Camp Wabi campwabi.org A parternship between YMCA Camp Manitou and Mayo Clinic that provides a positive environment for children struggling with weight. Campers will be active, eat well, and learn to skills to live a healthy lifestyle. Build confidence, enjoy healthy living, develop leadership, embrace frienship, appreciate nature, and hae fun. An 8-day camp for Grades 6-10.
Children’s Nature Academy uwec.edu/Children/programs/summercamp.htm Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. This nature-based early childhood program promotes physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in a safe and nurturing environment.
Chippewa Valley Show Choir Camp • facebook.com/ChippewaValleyShowChoirCamp A week-long summer camp that teaches all that show choir students need to produce a successful show — singing, dancing and acting.
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Youth Drama Camp cvtg.org Students can learn acting, singing, dancing, puppet making, improvisational comedy, teamwork, costuming, special effects, sound, stage makeup, storytelling, how to put on a play, and much more. Classes are free for Eau Claire Area School District students.
CVTC High School Academies cvtc.edu/page/camps CVTC’s HSA programs offer an introduction into careers for high school students. Programs include learning jobs in in-demand fields, like machine work, construction, nursing, teaching, culinary arts, and more.
Eau Claire Children’s Theater Summer Programs ecct.org Programs include improv games, tech training, voice lessons, acting coaching, comedy, stage combat, and learning to put on a show.
Eau Claire Music School Summer Programs 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire • (715) 514-0475 • eauclairemusicschool.com The Eau Claire music school features several summer programs for youth music education. Offerings often include ukulele camps, a summer funk band, choir camp, group guitar, pre-school age programs, and more.
En Avant School of Dance Summer Programming enavantdance.com Offers a number of dance class sessions for youth 18 months and up.
Hand in Hand Summer Camp reach-inc.org Hosted by REACH Inc.: Regional Enterprises for Adults & Children. You can schedule week to week and enjoy family discounts. Breakfast, lunch, snack provided. Daily field trips and swimming at fairfax every Friday.
Herzl Camp herzlcamp.org A welcoming, independent camp where young people become self-reliant, create lasting Jewish friendships, and develop commitment and love for Judaism and Israel. Creates a vibrant Jewish community of future leaders. They offer camps for outdoor education, waterfront activities, creative arts, and sports.
Immanuel Lutheran College Summer Camp youthcamp.clclutheran.net/index.html Crafts, field games, FOB, survival classes, open gym dance parties, ninja, devotions, dodgeball, loud games of Bunco, jewelry-making, swimming, kickball, lightning, music sing-a-longs (a camp favorite!), campfires, s’mores, skits and so much more.
Joshua’s Camp joshuascamp.org A place for families with children going through cancer treatment. A respite where everyone can smile, laugh, have fun, and enjoy themselves. Also hosts a special retreat for families who have lost a child to cancer.
Kamp Kenwood kampkenwood.com The education programs focus on cooperatives, family farms, sustainability, leadership, conservation, rural communities, social justice, and active citizenship. Overnight camp activities include: hiking and campfires, swimming and sports, singing and drama, speakers and workshops, co-op games and theme nights, and arts and crafts.
L.E. Phillips Scout Reservation • campphillips.org Camp Phillips offers a wide array of programs in association with the Boy Scouts of America. Their programs include climbing & ropes course, sharpshooting, aquatics, outdoor skills, ecology & conservation, first year orientation camping, handicraft, and civics.
Museum Explorers & Time Travelers cvmuseum.com The Chippewa Valley Museum hosts two sets of summer programs. Museum Explorers is for ages 3-5 and features activities for a younger crowd. Time Travelers is for ages 6-12 where kids can learn about trees, the history of bicycles, farms, birds, and music in Eau Claire.
Northern Star Scouting Tomahawk Reservation • camptomahawk.org Activities at Tomahawk include archery, boating, sharpshooting, atv riding, axe throwing, blacksmithing, robotics, blow darts, bog walk, camp cooking, canoeing, sailing, conservation, climbing tower, horseback riding, fishing, ropes course, geocaching, and much more.
Shell Lake Arts Center Camps • shelllakeartscenter.org The Shell Lake Arts center offers overnight camps for children to hone their artistic talent. Their camp offerings include drum, guitar & bass, trombone, music production & editing, jazz ensemble & improvisation, concert band, rock band, piano, show choir, saxophone, viola, film production, musical theater, and painting & drawing.
STEPS: Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer uwstout.edu/steps/ A five-day summer camp for girls between their 6th and 7th grades in school. STEPS for Girls aims to build confidence in young women by structuring their participation in STEM-related activities. The hands-on activities and the high-energy environment are designed to inspire both confidence and enthusiasm.
Summer Camps at Children’s Museum of Eau Claire childrensmuseumec.com/programs/summer-camps/ Register your kids for a week of hands-on, interactive “edu-tainment” during the following summer day camps. Includes art classes, construction, gardening, and hands-on tiny science! Free for Eau Claire Area School District students.
Beaver Creek Reserve Day Programs beavercreekreserve.org Summer Camps available for youth. Choose from programs about butterflies, reptiles, birds, nature photography, adventure, kayaking and more conveniently hosted on the beautiful Beaver Creek Reserve.
Swift Nature Camp • swiftnaturecamp.com Swift Nature Camp offers experiences for youth ages 8-15 a camp to get out into nature even if they’re a little cautious in the woods. Activities include archery, canoeing, arts & crafts, lifeguarding, fire safety, astronomy, fishing, bird watching, water skiing, biking, horseback riding, riflery, and more.
Sylvan EDGE Camps locations.sylvanlearning.com If you’re looking for ways to introduce your child to new and fun experiences, check out Sylvan EDGE camps. Whether your child is interested in a robotics camp, a video game design camp, or a cool study edge camp, these camps are designed to be fun and interactive. Kids just love them. Camps are offered winter, spring and summer breaks.
Trinity Equestrian Center trinity-ec.com Aa multi-purpose horse ranch with a variety of programming throughout the year. Ranch Care is Trinity’s innovative and fun, Christian-based child care program. Trinity’s mentoring program offers at-risk and special needs children access to the support they need to thrive.
Summer Institute ce.uwec.edu/programs/summer-institute-chippewa-falls // ce.uwec.edu/programs/summer-institute-eau-claire/ A 40-year tradition of giving kids a great education over the summer with small class sizes and high quality instructors. Programs topics include Safari, magic, animals, world culture, art journaling, painting, babysitting, backyard adventure, space, cooking, books, writing, dinosaurs, fitness, music, games, graphic novels, Harry Potter, gardening, Spanish, weather, movies, outdoor games, travel, yoga, science, and more. For grades K-5.
UW-Stout Summer STEM Camp uwstout.edu/profed/stem-camp/ An opportunity for students (grades 8-10) to explore science, technology, engineering, and math while “cutting loose” in the summer fun and energy of UW-Stout campus life. Campers will stay overnight in the UW-Stout dorms and eat in the dining halls. 2019’s STEM tracks include woodworking, 3D animation, video game design, board game design, classical drawing techniques, 3D printing & jewelry, sculpture design, industrial design, robotics, human anatomy, technology design and more.
UWEC Bilingual Beginnings - Summer Language Immersion Programs https://www.uwec.edu/blugold-camps/academic/bilingual-beginnings/ The university, in collaboration with the Children’s Nature Academy (CNA), is offering two-week language immersion camps in French and Spanish. Go online for full program and schedule information.
UWEC Blugold Beginnings Summer Camps & Programs uwec.edu Blugold Beginnings offers a variety of summer camps each summer to promote college knowledge, campus comfort, and the overall goal of obtaining a higher education. Camps for grades 6-12 include a robotics day camp, coding day camp, STEAM, biomedical and kinesiology, and an art language and culture camp. Scholarships available for all students.
UWEC Blugold Youth Sports Camps blugolds.com/camps Blugold Sports offers youth training camps for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling. Some camps are offered as day camps, others are offered as overnight camps with residence hall stays and meals served. Full schedule and registration information available online.
WeHaKee Camp for Girls wehakeecampforgirls.com Girls will have fun, create friendships with girls from around the United States and the world, and discover the gifts within themselves. 40+ creative, active, and water activities to enjoy including horseback riding, water skiing, dancing, roasting marshmallows, and so much more all while building great relationships. Also hosts the WeHaKee Leadership Academy for high school girls.
Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures • wildernesspursuit.com Camps are week-end stays, Saturday through Sunday. Camps consist of cabin stays with emphasis on nature and horses Cabins are comfortable and cozy, log-sided sleeping cabins. Gentle, well trained Horses. A Picnic Shelter and small lodge is used for meals and visitation.
YMCA Camp Icaghowan ymcamn.org By living with other campers, they learn to work together and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They offer a traditional, well-rounded overnight camp experience as well as specialty camps with focuses on leadership, teen extreme outdoor excursions, canoe trips, and horse-back riding.
YMCA Camp Manitou ycampmanitou.org A resident camp in New Auburn, Wisconsin that has been operated through the Eau Claire YMCA since 1926. Located on the shores of the beautiful Long Lake in Chippewa County, youth will learn values like honesty, responsibility, caring, and respect in a unique outdoor environment.
YMCA Summer Day Camps media.wix.com YMCA’s summer day programs include acting & directing, athletics, writing, art, STEM, youth in government, swimming, wilderness trips, tennis, and more.