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. Summer Day Camp is for campers entering grades K-5. Campers must be five years old to attend camp. 

Each week includes:

  • A new and exciting theme each week
  • Hands-on projects, activities and engaging free-choice options
  • A swim trip to a local pool or splash pad
  • An on-site guest presentation or off-site field trip
  • An opportunity to build friendships and memories in a small group with other similar-aged campers
  • Snack and milk provided each day
  • T-shirt provided for swimming and field trips

Weekly camp hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.    

  • Half-day camp is available during Verona summer school weeks
    • Half-day camp hours are Monday-Thursday 12-5:30 p.m. and Friday 12-4:30 p.m.
    • A Wisconsin Youth Company staff member will be available each day to walk half-day campers from summer school to Camp Wildcat.

Wisconsin Youth Company puts the health and safety of campers and staff first. Our day camps are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Additionally, our Day Camps are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited and YoungStar rated.

Tuition assistance is available to families for all programs.

Weekly enrollment is available. Registration for each week closes at the end of the business day on Friday (5 p.m.) six business days prior to the start of the camp week. A $35 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration for each week of camp. When capacities have been reached, wait-list registration will be available.

Please note that all field trips and presenters listed below are subject to change. Any changes to field trips and presenters will be shared with registered families via email by the Friday prior to the start of each camp week. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt which must be worn on off-site swim and field trips.

Fees below are listed as Full-Day/Half-Day.

11 Programs
Open Registration

School’s out and the sun is hot; time to get ready for another amazing summer! The first week of camp will give everyone a chance to get warmed up for all the summer fun to come. Campers will spend time getting to know staff, and new friends as well. Groups will take a walking trip to a local park. 

Camp is open Wednesday-Friday this week. Due to the short week, there will be no swim trip.

Field Trip: Local Park

Get ready to blast off during this funfilled outer space week! Even though this week will be a little late for 2024’s solar eclipse, campers will still participate in games and activities focused on the solar system and beyond. Camps will also be joined by a local star, The Amazing Mr. Magic, who will showcase his otherworldly magic abilities and teach a trick or two to campers.

Guest Presenter at Camp: Galen Metz aka The Amazing Mr. Magic

With so much diverse nature in our state, there is sure to be a landscape for everyone to enjoy. Natural Wonders week is all about appreciating the great outdoors. Campers will search for natural wonders around camp and have a guest presenter from an outdoor education outreach program during the week. 

Guest Presenter at Camp: Nature Presentation 

Campers will dive into a splashtastic week! There will be many water activities to get campers moving and splashing around, such as drip drip drop, sponge tag, and water relays! Camps will take a trip to a local swimming pool, too. Don’t forget to bring a towel!   

Camp is open Monday-Wednesday this week. Due to the short week, there will be no additional field trip.

What’s better than making a mess while having fun? Nothing! This week of camp is all about getting creative and exploring different types of art, both large and small. Groups will create projects individually, as well as work together for larger art creations. Each camp will also be visited by a guest presenter to add to the creative fun. 

Guest Presenter at Camp: Art Activity 

A true summer classic, the county fair! Join us this week as campers create their own carnival games, and participate in contests in the spirit of the county fair. Campers will finish the week with a trip to the fair to see animals, arts, presentations, and so much more! 

Field Trip: Dane County Fair

Backyard Bonanza
Jul 22-26

This week is all about celebrating the community we live in and all the great things it has to offer right in our own backyards! We will learn history and heritage of the area, and share our favorite spots. Campers will also embark on a walking trip to a local park or activity and take a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol.  

Field Trip: Wisconsin State Capitol 

On your mark, get set, GO! This week is all about the spirit of competition as we celebrate the kick-off of the summer Olympics. Campers will learn about and participate in classic Olympic activities and about the different countries competing in this summer’s games. This week will also include a field trip to an area dream park. 

Field Trip: Dream Park

Getting around the world has never been easier than enrolling in this internationalthemed camp week. Campers will learn about games and customs from across the globe, as well as cook up tasty treats from abroad. To top it all off, campers will visit the Henry Vilas Zoo. 

Field Trip: Henry Vilas Zoo

Let’s celebrate the end of summer camp with the best week yet! There will be tons of hands-on activities and group games for all the campers and camp counselors to enjoy together. The campers will go on their last field trip to a location that campers will help determine during an earlier week, as well as coming together with other camps for the All Camp Extravaganza! This is sure to be a memorable last week of camp!   

All campers must be picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

Field Trip: Varies by Camp

We are no longer accepting registrations for Encore Week. The waitlist has reached capacity.

All campers are invited to join us for the last week of summer at Camp Wildcat located at the Verona Area International School!

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 our day camps come together to say “Encore!” to summer at the Verona Area International School. 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 23


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Camp Hours  |  Camp hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All Campers must be picked up by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

Weekly Schedule  |  Days of the week and activity times may vary slightly from the provided sample schedule. A weekly welcome letter with camp-specific details is emailed to all families.

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 provided 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, campers slow down and rest a bit before another round of fun begins in the afternoon.

Field Trips, Presenters & Swimming  |  Camps take a weekly swim trip to to a local pool or splash pad. Each week will also consist of a visit from an outside presenter or an off-site field trip. 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.  Details will be shared via email prior to the start of the camp week.

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.

2024 Camp Wildcat Fees  |  Tuition assistance is available to families for all programs

Weekly Deposits  |  Deposits are applied toward weekly fees and are non-refundable and
non-transferable. $35 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.

Schedule Changes | Families may add or drop weeks any time until the end of the business day on Friday (5 p.m.) six business days prior to the requested week. Added weeks are dependent on space availability. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable when weeks are dropped.

2024 Payment Calendar