Wisconsin Youth Company administrative ​staff are now answer​ing phone calls Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. As businesses begin to re-open, Wisconsin Youth Company offices remain closed and our limited staff are working remotely. Thank you for your patience with our delayed response times.

Wander Wisconsin is unable to run this summer due to COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming campers back for Summer 2021.

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 children to challenge themselves and build self-confidence. Campers stay active all day with activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, low ropes course, tree climbing and more! Each week, campers will also have an opportunity to cook their own outdoor lunch over the camp stove.

Wander Wisconsin Adventure Trips run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  Daily drop-off is between 7:30-8 a.m. and pick-up between 5-5:45 p.m. Campers will be transported by Wisconsin Youth Company van or school bus for daily field trips.

August 17-21  |  Wander Encore!  |  Base Camp for Wander Encore! is located at Wisconsin Youth Company |1201 McKenna Blvd., Madison

Campers must be a swim level yellow, green or higher to participate in Wander Wisconsin Adventure Trips. Our swim levels are in place to ensure that parents/guardians choose an appropriate level for their camper’s ability and confidence.

3 Programs
Open Registration

We are ready to kick off the season with summer favorites such as the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Original Wisconsin Ducks. Campers will reach new heights at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park. 

This week’s activities include: 

  • Milwaukee Public Museum 
  • Gardening at Community Groundworks
  • Splash pad 
  • Hiking, swimming & cookout at a state park 
  • Farm tour at Sassy Cow Creamery 
  • Madison Mallards baseball game 
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park 
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The summer is hot, and we’ve got the perfect solution for cooling down: Water! Campers will learn to canoe & kayak, enjoy waterparks and even go fishing. Each day we will focus on a different aquatic activity and make time for a swim.  

This week’s activities include: 

  • Kayaking & canoeing 
  • Fishing 
  • Hiking, swimming & cookout at a state park 
  • Waterpark  
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Base Camp for Wander Encore! is located at Wisconsin Youth Company | 1201 McKenna Blvd, Madison

Everyone wants more summer and Wander is here for one last hurrah! We’ll travel east and west, as we tour Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee and the Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, IACampers will see wildlife, explore outdoors and challenge themselves on high ropes course in the summer’s final adventure. 

This week’s activities include: 

  • Discovery World Museum 
  • Mississippi River Museum 
  • Henry Vilas Zoo 
  • Hiking, swimming & cookout at a state park  
  • High & low ropes course at Kennedy Elementary 
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Fees  |  per child, per week
June 15-19 & August 10-21  |  $290

Weekly Deposits  |  Deposits are applied toward weekly fees and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
$50 per child, per week

*All campers must be picked up between 4:45-5 p.m. on Friday, August 14 and Friday, August 21.