Join us this summer for a safe and engaging experience at Camp Wildcat and give your camper the opportunity to build friendships in a welcoming environment. 

Each week includes: 

  • A new and exciting theme 
  • Hands-on projects, activities and engaging free-choice options 
  • One off-site field trip and a swim trip to a local aquatic facility 
  • Weekly festival  
  • An opportunity to build friendships and memories in a small group with other similar-aged campers 

Camp Wildcat offers weekly enrollment from June 14 through August 19. Weekly camp hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campers participate in supervised self-directed activities, play outside and enjoy fun games with friends. 

  • During the weeks of July 5-29, Camp Wildcat offers half-day camp option for summer school students

Field trips are back this summer! Campers participate in bi-weekly off-site field trips, including a swimming trip to a local aquatic facility. Campers receive a camp t-shirt on their first day at camp that should be worn during all off-site activities, including swim trips. 

Wisconsin Youth Company puts the health and safety of campers and staff first. All programs follow CDC, public health and Department of Children & Families guidelines. Elementary age day camps are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited and YoungStar rated. 

Tuition assistance is available to families for all programs.

If you need support paying summer camp deposits, please contact us at

Multi-week or full summer registration is strongly encouraged to keep camp groups consistent. You may register or add weeks any time until the end of the business day on Friday (5 p.m.) six business days prior to the week being requested, provided space is available.

Half-day summer school registration is offered at Camp Wildcat.

Fees below are listed as: full-day camp | half-day camp

10 Programs
Open Registration

What’s the best thing about summer camp? That everyone can join the fun! This week we kick-off camp with activities and projects that everyone can enjoy, and give a snapshot of all of the cool things your camper(s) can expect this summer at Wisconsin Youth Company. Campers will make new friends and revisit with old friends as we play large group games, get messy with some arts & crafts, and celebrate the start to a great summer! 

Field Trip: State Park 

Please note: No camp Monday, June 13

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This week is all about celebrating campers’ differences and what makes them all unique. We’re all a little wacky and that’s what makes us wonderful! Things might be a little silly as camp staff plan themed days like Wear Your Pajamas to Camp or Wacky Hair Day.  

Field Trip: Madison Children’s Museum  

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When the sun is shining and the weather is fine, there’s no excuse for not getting outside to PLAY! This week is all about celebrating games and activities that all campers can do together. Groups will be engaging in all the classic large and small group games, as well as making up a few new ones along the way.  

Field Trip: Kohls Wild Theater of American Family Field

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H20h Yeah!
Jul 5-8
$235 / $180

Whether your camper is ready to dip their toes or jump right in, we will all have fun during our water-themed week. We’ll be guaranteed to stay cool with water games like sponge tag and drip, drip, drop. It’s going to be a splashtastic week! 

Field Trip: Splash pad (McKee Farms Park, Lakeview Park, Riverfront Park) 

Please note: No camp July 4.

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This week campers will focus on spreading kindness to others at camp and beyond! Groups will participate in service-learning activities, as well as large group events that encourage campers to be kind friends. We’ll also take time to show kindness to our Earth and neighbors as we visit a local farm and learn about shared community gardening.  

Field Trip: TBD

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Animals, shows, and crafts, oh my! This week campers will put on their own camp county fair, with art showcases, talent performances, and carnival games galore. Groups can see how they stack up to the real deal at the end of the week, when they visit the Dane County Fair.

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It’s going to be an udderly wonderful week! Down on the “camp farm,” campers will create animal themed crafts and enjoy games with friends. There’s no end to the fun as we learn about life on the farm.  

Field Trip: Country Bumpkin Farm 

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Art comes in all shapes and sizes. We’re going beyond coloring and getting creative with all forms of art. From painting to origami and acting to singing, campers will brush up on their art skills and warm up their vocals as we bring out the artist in all of us.  

Field Trip: TBD

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Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun isn’t done. While there’s still light in the day and sun in the sky, join us for one last summer hurrah! We’ll revisit our favorite projects, games, and activities from summer 2022.  

Field Trip:  TBD

All campers must be picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. 

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Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun isn’t done. While there’s still light in the day and sun in the sky, join us for one last summer hurrah! All WYC camps are welcome to join us as we say “Encore!” to summer at Sugar Creek Elementary in Verona. Encore! week includes multiple field trips, swimming trips, and plenty of hands-on fun at camp.  

Field Trips: TBD 

All campers must be picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.

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Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).

Half-Day Campers  |  Campers will join the camp group prior to lunch each day there is summer school, and follow the remainder of the daily schedule. Field trip times will be adjusted to accommodate campers.

Weekly Schedule  |  Days of the week and activity times may vary slightly from the provided sample schedule. A weekly welcome letter with campspecific details is emailed to Parents. 

Monday Kick-Off  |  On Monday, counselors welcome campers, review rules and emergency procedures, and share weekly plans with campers.   

Snack & Lunch  |  Morning and afternoon snacks are served daily. Campers bring their own nut-free lunch. Lunches should be packed so they do not require refrigeration or heating. Due to scheduling, lunch may occasionally be eaten off-site at a field trip location. Milk is available daily for snack and lunch.

Rejuvenate  |   After an active morning and a satisfying lunch, campers slow down and rest a bit before another round of fun begins in the afternoon.

Field Trips & Swimming  |   Camps take one field trip and one swim trip weekly; transportation is provided by school bus partners. Some camps may take walking field trips to nearby parks or other locations during the week, approved by the summer program director. Guest presenters may be invited to camp as well. Details will be shared in weekly email welcome letters. 

Group Time  |  Campers spend the majority of their camp week in established small groups of 12-18 campers based on age. Each small group is led by a counselor who facilitates age-appropriate, theme-based activities for their assigned group of campers. 

Weekly Festival  |  The weekly festival is a celebration of the week designed around the theme. Included is an opportunity for campers to share highlights from their week and create new traditions within their small group. Weekly festivals include talent shows, carnivals, field games, water fun, and much more.

Camp Wildcat Fees  |  per child, per week 

  • June 20-July 1 & July 11-August 5  |  $250
  • June 14-17 & July 5-8 (4-day weeks)  |  $235
  • August 8-19  |  $280

Half-Day Camp Option

  • July 5-8 (4-day week)  |  $180
  • July 11-29  |  $190

Weekly Deposits  |  Deposits are applied toward weekly fees and are non-refundable and non-transferable. 
$25 per child, per week 

If you need support paying summer camp deposits, please contact us at

Remaining Fees  |  Remaining weekly fee (less deposit) is due by the end of the business day Monday (5 p.m.) five business days prior to the start of program.

Tuition assistance is available to families for all programs.