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 first day of camp.  

Location  | Verona Area International School | 400 N. Main Street, Verona

Camp Cell Phone  |  608-445-8013 

Camp Hours  |  Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

  • Drop-off takes place between 7:30-9 a.m.  
  • Pick-up takes place Monday-Thursday between 4-5:30 p.m. and Friday between 4-4:30 p.m.
  • Please note, there is no camp Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5
  • Camp ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 16

Meet the Staff  

  • Camp Director  |  Monica  
  • Assistant Camp Director  |  Isis 
  • Counselors  |  Karen, Tyler, Trey & Trina

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.   

Dropping Off Your Camper

Where to Park  |  Parking is available in the large lot located outside of the VAIS.

Drop-off Procedure  |  Enter through door #1. After entering, take an immediate left and proceed down the hallway. Camp is located in the cafeteria on the left.

Campers Arriving from Summer School  |  WYC staff will walk to Sugar Creek Elementary daily at 11:45 a.m. during summer school weeks to pick up children attending summer school and half day camp program. WYC staff will stand outside of door #1 at Sugar Creek. When summer school is released, campers should meet the staff outside Sugar Creek. Staff will verify attendance before walking to the VAIS for lunch and the rest of the camp day.

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 following items. All items should be labeled 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  

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: Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. and Friday 4-4:30 p.m. If you need to pick up your camper early, please coordinate that directly with the camp director in advance.  

Pick-up Procedure  | Enter through door #1. After entering, take an immediate left and proceed down the hallway. Camp is located in the cafeteria on the left. Camp staff will greet you and provide instructions for signing your child out of program.

Camp staff will check your ID or confirm your identity before releasing your camper to you. Because of the amount of children and families we work with over the summer months, there is a chance that you may be asked more than once. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated! 

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 info@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, 608-276-9898, 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 Wildcat 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 info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org. Campers will be grouped by swim level with no more than 8 campers per group. Camp Wildcat 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. Extra t-shirts can be purchased for $12 by emailing info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

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 info@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 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 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 

Summer Program Director, Nate Peterson
npeterson@wisconsinyouthcompany.org 

Wisconsin Youth Company Administrative Office – Mailing Address
733 Struck St.- 45620
Madison, Wisconsin 53744 

Phone: 608-276-9782 ext. 0
Fax: 262-547-0394
24-Hour Attendance Message Line (call or text): 608-276-9898
Email: info@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 on 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: 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: 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: 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.  

Q: What is the time frame I can drop off/pick up my child? 

A: Children can be dropped off and picked up throughout the camp day. Generally, it is preferred that your child is dropped off between 7:30-9 a.m. and picked up between 4-5:30 p.m. (4-4:30 p.m. on Fridays). If you will be dropping off or picking up outside of those hours, please talk with the camp directors at your camp location. 

Q: Is there transportation provided by WYC for campers from summer school locations? 

A: WYC does not provide transportation to camp following summer school sessions. Site specific information regarding arriving to camp following summer school can be found on the Welcome tab for that camp location. All transportation must be arranged through your school district. 

Welcome to Camp!

A note from the directors  |  Welcome to the first week of camp! Our theme this week is Summer Kick-Off. We look forward to meeting all the campers and having fun in the sun.

Monica and Isis

Here are a few reminders for camp:

  • Sunscreen is provided
  • Please pack nut-free lunches
  • Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s name
  • Campers must wear gym shoes or sandals with a back strap (no flip flops)

Swimming Trip  |  No swim trip

Field Trip |  No field trip

Weekly Projects & Activities:

  • Bridge building
  • Slime
  • Bag bracelets
  • Key chains

Welcome to Camp!

A note from the directors  |  Welcome to the first week of camp! Our theme this week is Out of this World. We look forward to meeting all the campers and having fun in the sun.

Monica and Isis

Here are a few reminders for camp:

  • Sunscreen is provided
  • Please pack nut-free lunches
  • Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s name
  • Campers must wear gym shoes or sandals with a back strap (no flip flops)

Swimming Trip  |  Goodman Pool, Wednesday, June 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

  • What to bring:
    • Orange camp t-shirt
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel

Presenter  |  Magician, Friday, June 21, 2 p.m.

Weekly Projects & Activities:

  • Balloon rockets 
  • Astronaut pudding 
  • Galaxy slime 
  • Moon sand 

Welcome to Camp!

A note from the directors  |  Welcome to this week of camp! Our theme this week is Natural Wonders. We look forward to meeting all the campers and having fun in the sun.

Monica and Isis

Here are a few reminders for camp:

  • Sunscreen is provided
  • Please pack nut-free/non-microwavable lunches
  • Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s name
  • Campers must wear gym shoes or sandals with a back strap (no flip flops or slides)

Swimming Trip  |  Goodman Pool, Wednesday, June 26, 12:30-4 p.m.

  • What to bring:
    • Orange camp t-shirt
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel

Presenter  |  Aldo Leopold Center, Friday, June 28, 1 p.m.

Weekly Projects & Activities:

  • Nature scavenger hunt
  • Tree snacks
  • Leaf rubbing projects
  • Dirt cups
  • DIY scented bubbles
  • Suncatchers

Welcome to Camp!

A note from the directors  |  Welcome to this week of camp! Our theme this week is Water Lovers. We look forward to meeting all the campers and having fun in the sun.   

-Monica and Isis 

Here are a few reminders for camp: 

  • Sunscreen is provided
  • Please pack nut-free/non-microwavable lunches
  • Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s name
  • Campers must wear gym shoes or sandals with a back strap (no flip flops or slides)  

Swimming Trip  |  Goodman Pool, Wednesday, July 3 | 12:30-4 p.m.

  • What to bring:
    • Orange camp t-shirt
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel

Weekly Projects & Activities:

  • Drip, drip, drop
  • DIY lava lamps
  • Water balloon toss & relays
  • Bubble art

Welcome to Camp!

A note from the directors  |  Welcome to this week of camp! Our theme this week is A Fine Mess. We look forward to meeting all the campers and having fun in the sun.

Monica and Isis

Here are a few reminders for camp:

  • Sunscreen is provided
  • Please pack nut-free/non-microwavable lunches
  • Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s name
  • Campers must wear gym shoes or sandals with a back strap (no flip flops or slides)

Swimming Trip  |  Goodman Pool, Wednesday, July 10, 12:30-4 p.m.

  • What to bring:
    • Orange camp t-shirt
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel

Presenter  |  Fired Up!, Friday, July 12, 9 a.m.

Weekly Projects & Activities:

  • Bubble painting
  • Shaving cream art
  • Blindfold art
  • Marshmallow sculptures

Welcome to Camp!

A note from the directors | Welcome to this week of camp! Our theme this week is County Fair. We look forward to meeting all the campers and having fun in the sun.    

-Monica and Isis  

Here are a few reminders for camp:  

  • Sunscreen is provided  
  • Please pack nut-free/non-microwavable lunches
  • Water bottles should be labeled with your child’s name
  • Campers must wear gym shoes or sandals with a back strap (no flip flops or slides)   

Swimming Trip  |  McKee Farms Splash Pad, Wednesday, July 17, 1:15-4 p.m.

  • What to bring:
    • Orange camp shirt
    • Swimsuit
    • Towel

Field Trip  |  Dane County Fair, Friday, July 19, 1-4 p.m.

  • What to bring:
    • Orange camp shirt
  • Campers will not be allowed to play games or ride games

Weekly Projects & Activities:

  • Cotton candy playdough
  • Coffee filter ferris wheel
  • Paper bag animals
  • Kool-Aid slushies
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