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If you’re looking for affordable or free options to keep your children entertained, we’ve got you covered.
Check out our second batch of summer camp recommendations. (For a list of full summer camps, click here.)
1. Camp Whitcomb/Mason
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee offers day camp and overnight camp options at Camp Whitcomb/Mason. A one-week session for day camp costs $220, overnight costs $499, a single day costs $65 and a half-day costs $135 a week. Activities include hiking, swimming, field games and arts and crafts. Financial aid is available. Call (262) 538-1190 for more information on scholarships.
The Urban Ecology Center offers camps at all three of its locations, Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place; Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.; and Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce St. Those interested can register here for any of the locations and camp dates. Need-based scholarships are available, for more information call Lynn Anders, (414) 964-8505, ext. 125.
3. COA’s Camp Helen Brachman
Youth ages 8-17 can register for COA’s summer camp sessions at Camp Helen Brachman. Activities range from boating and biking to art and cookouts. Sessions go for six days or 12 days at a time. Click here to register.
The Peak Initiative offers weekly summer programs for youth ages 7-17. Through various activities, children can pursue their passions, develop skills and more. To register, click here or call (414) 431-4508.
5. Lake Valley Camp
In addition to weekly camps, the Peak Initiative offers overnight camp at Lake Valley Camp in Boscobel. Ages 9-18 are welcome to attend Resident Camp for 12-day sessions. Click here to register or call (414) 431-4508.
Danceworks, 1661 N. Water St., offers summer camps and dance sessions for children ages 3 and older throughout the summer. Prices range, but scholarships are available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Drop-ins and day camps
Enrollment is still open for multiple locations of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. Summer hours go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a majority of the locations.
The Lighthouse Youth Center offers drop-in camps all summer long at Havenwoods, 5641 N. 68th St., and Garden Homes, 2475 W. Roosevelt Drive. Each week, campers will explore different themes such as black history, the environment, careers and healthy choices. To participate, youth can register for free at either location and come as often as they want. Drop-ins are welcome. The centers hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Programming will include lunch, scheduled activities and free time.