Wander Wisconsin offers daily field trips and adventure-themed activities for campers entering grades 3-5. Small group sizes and engaging staff provide the perfect environment for campers to challenge themselves, feel included, and build self-confidence.   

Wander Wisconsin takes place several different weeks throughout the summer, with base camps in Madison, Waunakee, and Verona. Camp takes place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Drop-off is 7:30-8 a.m. and pick-up is 5-5:30 p.m. 

  • Madison Base Camp  |  Crestwood Elementary
  • Verona Base Camp  |  Sugar Creek Elementary
  • Waunakee Base Camp  |  Heritage Elementary

Wander offers different theme-based adventures with daily field trips and hands-on theme-related activities each week. Most camp activities will be held off-site. Transportation is provided via 15 passenger vans driven by trained Wander Wisconsin Adventure Trip Leaders, or through WYC school bussing partners.

Wisconsin Youth Company puts the health and safety of campers and staff first. All programs follow CDC and public health. At this time, children and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors and being transported to/from off-site locations. 

You may enroll your camper(s) in one or more weeks of Wander Wisconsin. Because space is limited, early registration is recommended. 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. 

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Madison Base Camp

After a two-summer hiatus, Wander Wisconsin is back and we’re going to kick it off with a week full of adventures! Campers will explore the natural world hands-on at Goodman Youth Farm. We’ll see the great Wisconsin landmarks at Devil’s Lake State Park and WI Dells Duck Tours. We will bounce, jump, and swing at Urban Air and end our week with the wonders of the world at the Milwaukee Public Museum. 

Trip Destinations Include:  

  • Milwaukee Public Museum 
  • Goodman Farm/Splash Pad 
  • Devil’s Lake State Park
  • Original WI Ducks/Gibraltar Rock 
  • Urban Air 
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Campers will experience a wide range of activities during this adventure-filled week. We will travel high up in the trees at the Dells Zipline Adventures Aerial Park and delve deep underground at Cave of the Mounds. We’ll explore the beautiful natural areas all around Southern Wisconsin such as Gibraltar’s Rock, the Mackenzie Center, and Governor Dodge State Park. To round out our experience, we will explore underground at Eagle Cave. 

Trip Destinations Include:  

  • MacKenzie Center 
  • Dells Duck Boats/Zip-Line Adventure 
  • Governor Dodge State Park 
  • EAA Museum 
  • Eagle Cave  
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Water Lovers
Jul 11-15
$350

Does your camper love swimming, boating, and fishing? If so, they are probably a water lover! During this water-themed week, campers will paddle along local waterways such as Brittingham Bay, Lake Wingra, and Mirror Lake State Park. From canoeing to kayaking, each day we will focus on a different aquatic activity and always make time for a swim. We’ll finish off our week with a splash at a Wisconsin Dell’s waterpark.   

Trip Destinations Include:  

  • Brittingham Canoe Rentals 
  • Madison Area Fishing Spots 
  • Mirror Lake State Park 
  • Wingra Kayak Rentals 
  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark
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Waunakee Base Camp

Water Lovers
Jul 25-29
$350

Does your camper love swimming, boating, and fishing? If so, they are probably a water lover! During this water-themed week, campers will paddle along local waterways such as Brittingham Bay, Lake Wingra, and Mirror Lake State Park. From canoeing to kayaking, each day we will focus on a different aquatic activity and always make time for a swim. We’ll finish off our week with a splash at a Wisconsin Dell’s waterpark.   

Trip Destinations Include:  

  • Brittingham Canoe Rentals 
  • Madison Area Fishing Spots 
  • Mirror Lake State Park 
  • Wingra Kayak Rentals 
  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark
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Verona Base Camp

Water Lovers
Aug 8-12
$350

Does your camper love swimming, boating, and fishing? If so, they are probably a water lover! During this water-themed week, campers will paddle along local waterways such as Brittingham Bay, Lake Wingra, and Mirror Lake State Park. From canoeing to kayaking, each day we will focus on a different aquatic activity and always make time for a swim. We’ll finish off our week with a splash at a Wisconsin Dell’s waterpark.   

Trip Destinations Include:  

  • Brittingham Canoe Rentals 
  • Madison Area Fishing Spots 
  • Mirror Lake State Park 
  • Wingra Kayak Rentals 
  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark
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Summer may be coming to an end, but the adventures don’t stop! We’re combining our favorite summer trips with some brand-new destinations for an awesome summer’s end. We’ll explore land and water at Devil’s Lake State Park and the Original WI Dells Ducks. We’ll travel to Milwaukee for a hands-on experience at Discovery World Museum. We’ll experience wonder and intrigue at Wizard Quest and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Campers will explore the unique House on the Rock landmark and, of course, we’ll send summer off with a splash at a Wisconsin Dell’s Waterpark.    

Trip Destinations Include:  

  • Discovery World Museum 
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not/Wizard Quest 
  • Devil’s Lake State Park 
  • House on the Rock 
  • Noah’s Ark Waterpark
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Wander Wisconsin Fees  |  $350 per camper, per week

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

$50 per camper, per week