Thank you for choosing Wisconsin Youth Company Summer Day Camp!

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).

Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of camp. 

Location  |  Camp Connection at Merton Intermediate School  |  N68 W28320 Sussex Road, Merton
Camp Cell Phone  |  414-380-8805
June & July Camp Hours   |  Monday-Thursday 12-6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Pick-up takes place Monday-Thursday between 4:45-6 p.m.  
  • Please note, there is no camp Monday, July 4 and July 25-29  

August Camp Hours   |  Monday- Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Drop-off takes place between 8-9 a.m. 
  • Pick-up takes place between 4:45-6 p.m. 
Meet the Staff 
  • Camp Director  |  Megan 
  • Assistant Camp Director  |  Missie 
  • Counselors  |  Cheyenne, Annika, Jada
  • Additional Support Staff  |  Stacey, Jennifer, Hailey 

All staff have education and/or experience related to working with children. They receive training prior to the start of the camp season and are certified in first aid and CPR.  

Health & Wellness at Camp 

Please monitor your camper(s) for possible COVID-19 or other illness symptoms at home prior to arriving at camp each day. If your camper has a fever greater than 100° F or COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child(ren) home for the day and contact our administrative office regarding their absence.  

COVID-19 symptoms include:  

  • Fever or chills  
  • Cough, shortness of breath  
  • Loss of taste or smell  
  • Vomiting or diarrhea  
  • Sore throat  
  • Headache  
  • Unusual fatigue  
  • Muscle or body aches  
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion  

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test, please inform us right away at 608-276-9782 or

If your camper is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and has been in close physical contact with anyone who tested positive with COVID-19, please contact us at 608-276-9782 or to determine next steps.   

Upon arrival, directors will complete a visual wellness check before campers enter their group.  

Where to Park   | Park in the Merton Intermediate School parking lot. Enter through the main entrance and follow signs to our classrooms: 117, 118, and 119. 

Arriving from Summer School  |  When summer school ends each day, campers should proceed to the Merton Primary School cafeteria. Our staff will meet your camper(s) there and walk them over to the intermediate school. Campers should not walk by themselves to our program space. If Parents are dropping off their camper(s) at our program space, please wait with your child(ren) until the staff and other campers arrive before leaving.  

If you are dropping your child(ren) off at camp, please head directly to rooms 117,118, and 119 at the intermediate school. Please wait for staff to arrive before leaving.  

Drop-off Procedure (Fridays in June & July  |  Every day in August)  |  Camp staff will greet you at the doorway and you will sign your child(ren) into camp. If you would like your child(ren) to arrive independently by walking or biking, please contact the administrative office to authorize Independent Arrival.  

Medications, Sunscreen and Insect Repellent   |  If your camper has medications, sunscreen or insect repellent, please bring these on the first day of their attendance. All items should be labelled with first and last name. Wisconsin Youth Company does provide sunscreen and insect repellent. Campers are not required to bring their own. 

What to Bring 

Please only send your camper with the following items. All items should be labelled with your camper’s first and last name: 

  • Sack lunch (nut-free) that does not need to be refrigerated or microwaved 
  • Gym shoes or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops) 
  • Water bottle labeled with child’s first and last name
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 
  • At least one face mask for field trip and swimming days. At this time face masks are required while on transportation. 

Please do not send your camper with any unnecessary items. Toys from home will not be permitted. Wisconsin Youth Company is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including clothing. 

Picking Up Your Camper 

When to Pick-up  |  Campers should be picked up during the designated pick-up timeframe: 4:45-6 p.m. If you need to pick up your camper(s) early, please coordinate that directly with the camp director in advance. 

Pick-up Procedure  |  You can pick your child(ren) up outside their camp room door: 117, 118, and 119. Staff will ask you to sign your child(ren) out. 

Independent Departure  |  If you would like your child(ren) to walk home independently or meet you at your vehicle, please contact the administrative office to authorize Independent Departure. Campers cannot meet you at your vehicle unless they have prior authorization. 

Authorized Pick-up Person  |  Only authorized pick-up people can pick up your child(ren). If you would like to add an additional authorized pick-up person, please email All authorized pick-up people are encouraged to have a photo ID on them. With the safety of campers in mind, staff will check IDs if they have not met a pick-up person or do not recognize a pick-up person. 


Please call the 24-hour attendance message line, 262-547-2326, if your camper will be absent. Please call before 8:30 a.m. if the message pertains to that day.

Camper Groups 

Each camper will be assigned a group for the week. Each group will have a designated classroom space and outdoor space. Groups will have no more than 17 campers. 

  • We will aim to keep your camper in the same group each week. Since some campers are only enrolled for a few weeks, some campers may change groups throughout the summer. 
  • Materials and toys will be cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis 
  • Camper groups will be divided by age. If you have two or more children that you would like to request remain in the same group, please contact our administrative office 
  • Each child will have a designated space within their group or right outside their group to store their belongings. Campers should only bring essential items for the day. 
Face Coverings at Camp 
  • Masks are not required while at camp or on the bus, however campers wanting to wear a face covering will be supported in doing so 
  • If a field trip destination requires masks to be worn, Wisconsin Youth Company campers must wear a mask as well
  • Appropriate face coverings include medical grade masks or cloth masks that cover the nose and mouth 
Snack & Lunch 

It’s important campers start each day with a good breakfast prior to camp, and bring a nutritious and satisfying lunch.
Sack lunches must not require refrigeration or microwaving; milk is provided. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Some campers have life-threatening allergies (like a peanut or tree nut allergy). For this reason, WYC requests that campers bring a nut-free lunch. All snacks served at camp are nut-free. 

  • Campers will eat snack and lunch with their group either in the classroom or outdoors 
  • All campers must wash hands with soap and water before and after eating 
Field Trips 

Details regarding field trips can be found on the This Week at Camp tab. Camp Connection will typically take field trips on Tuesdays; however, this is subject to change. Campers should come to camp prepared for the day’s field trip with appropriate footwear, their camp t-shirt, and water bottle. 

Swimming Trips 

Details regarding swim trips can be found on the This Week at Camp tab. To review your camper’s swim level please connect with your camp director or email Campers will be grouped by swim level with no more than 8 campers per group. Camp Connection will typically swim on Friday each week; however, this is subject to change. Camp Connection will only visit local pools with lifeguards on duty and an option for zero-depth entry. Some weeks, camp will visit a splash pad instead of pool. Campers should come to camp prepared with a swimsuit, towel, and camp t-shirt. 

Keeping Camp Clean 

We understand that the need to keep camp clean is more important now than ever before. Because of this, we are implementing the following practices: 

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp and outdoors. Hand sanitizer will be used under the direction of camp staff. 
  • Campers and staff will be required to wash hands often and thoroughly 
  • Staff will be cleaning and disinfecting program materials on a regular basis
  • Facility staff will clean high traffic areas within the building including bathrooms 
  • All disinfecting will happen in a room that is not accessible to campers. Disinfecting of group spaces will only happen when campers are not present 
  • For cleaning, staff will use a detergent/soap and water solution 
  • For disinfecting, staff will use a EPA-approved product to use against coronavirus 
Spending Time Outdoors 

Counselors will be encouraged to take their campers outdoors as much as possible. Campers will have water, sunscreen and shade available to them while outdoors. Please send your child dressed for the outdoors, every day. 

Program Activities & Guest Presenters 

Our summer team has been working hard to ensure that campers have a fun and enriching experience this summer. Campers will participate in weekly theme-based activities. Weekly themes can be found on your camp’s website. Additional activities will be led by guest presenters. Details regarding guest presenters can be found on the This Week at Camp tab. 

Parent Contact Information 

It is important that Parents can easily be reached throughout the camp day. Please verify your contact information in your parent portal and contact the administrative office if changes need to be made. 

In the event that camp staff contact you requesting that your child be picked up for illness or other reasons, we ask that you do so immediately. If you are unable to pick up your camper immediately, please arrange for emergency pick-up individuals. These individuals must be listed as authorized pick-up persons on your account. 

Changing Account Information 

Written notification is required to make any changes to your account information (i.e. phone numbers, pick-up persons, emergency contacts, etc.). An email from the email address on-file is sufficient. Your account password is required to make changes. 

Additional Program Information 

Additional program related information can be found in the program handbook. 

No Camp Days 

There is no camp Monday, July 4 and July 25-29

Camp Snack Schedule

2022 Camp Snack Schedule – coming soon

Contact Wisconsin Youth Company 

Program Manager, Jennifer Niggemeier

Administrative Office
Wisconsin Youth Company
1130 James Drive, Suite 103

Phone: 262-547-8770 ext. 0
Fax: 262-547-0394 
24-Hour Attendance Message Line: 262-547-2326

Use the above address, fax, email and phone number for payments, registration and billing inquires, and other general information. You may also access your account online at 

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).

Q: Who can drop off and pick up campers? 

A: Following Wisconsin Youth Company policy, campers may only be dropped off and picked up from camp by authorized pick-up person(s) listed on their registration. 

Q: Will campers and staff be required to wear a mask? 

A: At this time, campers and staff will be required to wear a mask while on the bus to swimming or field trip destinations. Masks are not required at camp but campers wishing to wear a mask will be supported in doing so. 

Q: What happens if my child gets sick while at camp? 

A: Each camp has a designated space available to use in the event that a camper gets sick. If your camper becomes ill at camp, they will be isolated in this room with a camp staff. Staff will call for immediate pick-up. Please ensure that your camper is picked up as soon as possible. 

Q: What happens if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case at camp? 

A: In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case at camp (camper or staff), Wisconsin Youth Company will follow local public health guidance as it pertains to contact tracing. Families will be notified as soon as possible if their camper is considered a close contact. If your child is a close contact, they may be asked to quarantine from camp.  

Q: What should I do if my child has a confirmed case of COVID-19? 

A: If your child has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our administrative office immediately at

June 27-July 1   |   Welcome to Camp Connection! This week’s theme is Planting Kindness !  

Field Trip  |   Tuesday, June 28 – Jellis Market

  • Campers will pick strawberries and meet animals that live on the farm
  • What to Bring/Pack  |  Tennis shoes/sandals with strap, orange camp t-shirt 

Swimming Trip  |   Friday, July 1 – Nixon Splash Pad

  • We will leave camp at 1:15 p.m. and return to camp at 4 p.m.
  • What to Bring/Pack  |  Swimsuit, orange camp t-shirt, towel, swim shoes 

Weekly Projects   |   Throughout the week, campers will create kindness rocks, fairy flower pots,  and nature portraits. Campers will also have a fun nature scavenger hunt.


June 20-24   |   Welcome to camp! This week’s theme is listen to your art!  

Field Trip   |   Campers will go to the Milwaukee Art Museum on Tuesday, June 21. Please send the WYC field trip t-shirt with your camper on Tuesday.

Presenter   |   We will have a presenter on Wednesday, June 22. The children will create their own painting with the presenter.

Swimming Trip  |   Campers will go to Horeb Springs Aquatic Center on Friday June 24 . Please send your camper with a towel, swimsuit, and WYC field trip t-shirt. We will leave camp at 1:15 p.m. and return to camp at 4 p.m.

Weekly Projects   |    Campers will create alien name creatures, baking soda dropper art, origami, and ice cube paintings. This will be a fun week for campers to create art with different types of materials.

2022 Camp Connection Photo Gallery  |  Please enjoy the fun moments and memories from camp this summer!


June 13-17   |   Welcome to camp! This week’s theme is Camp Inclusion!  

Presenter   |   We will have Challenge Island visit camp on Tuesday, June 14 for fun hands-on STEM activities!  

Swimming Trip  |   Campers will go to Horeb Springs Aquatic Center on Friday, June 17 . Please send your camper with a towel, swimsuit, and WYC field trip t-shirt. We will leave camp at 1:15 p.m. and return to camp at 4 p.m. 

Weekly Projects   |   Campers will create camp banners, friendship bracelets, and handprint collages. There will be many icebreaker and team building games for campers to meet each other.