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 camper.

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

Location | Camp Connection at Merton Intermediate School  |  N68 W28320 Sussex Road, Merton 

Camp Cell Phone | 414-380-8805 

Camp Hours

June 10-28 & July 8-26

  • Camp hours are Monday-Thursday 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Pickup takes place between 4:30 – 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Fridays)

July 1-3 & August 5-9

  • Camp hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Pickup takes place between 4:30 – 6 p.m. (4 p.m. on Friday, August 9)

There is no camp July 29 – August 2 

Meet the Staff  

  • Camp Director | Samm
  • Assistant Camp Director | Missie  
  • Counselors | Catherine, Olivia, Julia R., Julia D.
  • Additional Support Staff | Stacey, Jennifer, Sam 

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.   

Arriving at Camp

Where to Park  | Park in the Intermediate School parking lot and enter through Door 1 at the front of the Intermediate School. Once inside the school, walk forward and proceed to the ramp on your right.  The program rooms will be at the top of the ramp. 

Arriving from Summer School | Summer school will take place in the Intermediate School. When summer school ends each day, campers should proceed to our classrooms (117, 118, and 119) at the Intermediate School. Campers will walk by themselves to our program spaces. If Parents are dropping off their camper at our program space, they should wait with their camper until the staff member has signed them in. 

Drop-off Procedure (Days without Summer School) | Camp staff will greet you at the doorway and you will sign your camper into camp. If you would like your camper 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 camper’s first and last name 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed  

Please do not send your camper with any unnecessary items. Toys from home are not 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 listed above. If you need to pick up your camper early, please coordinate that directly with the camp director in advance.  

Pick-up Procedure | Park in the Intermediate School parking lot and enter through Door 1 at the front of the Intermediate School. Once inside the school, walk forward and proceed to the ramp on your right.  The program rooms will be at the top of the ramp. You can pick your camper up outside their camp room door: 117, 118, and 119. Staff will ask you to sign your camper out.  

Independent Departure | If you would like your camper 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 camper. If you would like to add an additional authorized pick-up person, please email waukesha@wisconsinyouthcompany.org. 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.  

Absences  

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

Camper Groups  

Each camper will be assigned a group for the week.  Groups will have no more than 18 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.  
  • Camper groups will be divided by age. If you have two or more campers that you would like to request remain in the same group, please contact our administrative office.  
  • Each camper will have a designated space to store their belongings. Campers should only bring essential items for the day.  

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.  

Field Trips  & Guest Presenters

Details regarding field trips & Guest Presenters can be found on the This Week at Camp tab. Camp Connection will typically take field trips or have a guest presenter on Friday each week; however, this is subject to change. If a field trip is scheduled, campers should come prepared for the day 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 contact your camp director or email waukesha@wisconsinyouthcompany.org. Campers will be grouped by swim level with no more than 8 campers per group. Camp Connection will typically swim on Wednesday each week; however, this is subject to change. Camp 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.  

Please review Wisconsin Youth Company’s swim guidelines to ensure accuracy. If your camper has been previously enrolled in a WYC camp program, their swim level may not match their current swimming skill. To help ensure a successful week of camp for your child and WYC staff, please update this information by emailing waukesha@wisconsinyouthcompany.org prior to the start of the camp week. 

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 camper dressed for the outdoors, every day.  

Parent Contact Information  

It is important that Parents can be easily 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 camper 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 

Contact Wisconsin Youth Company  

Program Manager, Jennifer Niggemeier
jniggemeier@wisconsinyouthcompany.org 

Wisconsin Youth Company Administrative Office

Address: 300 Cottonwood Ave. Suite #6 , Hartland, WI 53029

Phone: 262-547-8770 ext. 0

Fax: 262-547-0394

24-Hour Attendance Message Line: 262-547-2326

Email: waukesha@wisconsinyouthcompany.org

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 through the Parent Portal.

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: 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. While in this space, they will remain supervised by staff. Staff will call for immediate pick-up. Please ensure that your camper is picked up as soon as possible. 

Q: Can I pick up my child from a field or swim trip? 

A: Pick-up from an off-site field or swim trip is an option when needed by families, although is not preferred. Please coordinate specific details with the camp director at your child’s camp location. Please note off-site pickup is not always an option. Field and swim trips are pre-determined and will not be altered to accommodate pick up or drop off for children. 

Q: When will my camper receive their camp t-shirt and when do they need to wear it? 

A: Campers will receive their t-shirt during their first week of camp. Campers should wear their t-shirts on all field and swim trip days. 

Q: Do I need to provide sunscreen and insect repellent for my camper? 

A: Wisconsin Youth Company provides sunscreen and insect repellent for all campers attending summer programs. WYC uses Rocky Mountain brand 30 SPF lotion sunscreen and Cutter DEET-free insect repellent. Families may provide their own sunscreen and/or insect repellent. Please contact our administrative office at info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org for Dane county families and waukesha@wisconsinyouthcompany.org for Waukesha families for additional details. 

Q: How do I update my child’s swim level? 

A: The easiest way to update your child’s swim level is to contact the administrative office at info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org for Dane county families and waukesha@wisconsinyouthcompany.org for Waukesha families. You can also fill out necessary paperwork at your child’s camp location, but due to the volume of changes and the workload of camp staff, it is preferred that you contact the administrative office. Please note changes are not immediate.  

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