Adventure Summer Camp

children pier summer AdvsummerpierSummer vacation is the perfect time for children to explore nature. Our camps are designed to let children ages 6 to 13 discover the natural world, make new friends and gain confidence as they learn new skills and take on outdoor adventures. Camps are led by professional naturalists who nurture each child’s natural sense of wonder.

Nature Snoopers (6-8 years)

August 1-4, 2016, 9 am-12 pm @ Wehr Nature Center

Become a super sleuth and uncover the mysteries of life around you. Each day will focus on a different topic such as mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. $125 per camper.

You Can Survive (10-13 years)

June 28 – 30, 2016, 9 am-4 pm @ Ross Lodge (Whitnall Park)

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Children will discover they can do things they never thought possible. They’ll use landmarks, compass and maps to find their way through the forest. They’ll build shelter from natural and man-made materials as well as learn fire building skills. Campers will make a survival kit. Finally they’ll compete in survival games to test their skills and see who can survive.  $150 per camper.


“This program was one of the most well organized, fun-filled, creative, educational programs that my son and I have participated in.” Parent of Nature Snooper participant


Registration Information

Registration begins February 1, 2016

4 Ways to Register!  Please Note: Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Online: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week            Click for Online Registration Form

Mail: 9701 W. College Ave. Franklin, WI 53132         Click for Printable Registration Form

In Person: Monday – Friday (8:30-4pm)  – 9701 W. College Ave. Franklin, WI 53132

Phone:  Monday – Friday (8:30-4pm)                  Phone: (414) 425-8550

If the camp you are interested in is CLOSED, please contact Carol and include your name, your child’s name, and your contact information to be added to our waiting list: carol.howard@ces.uwex.edu OR (414) 425-8550. We will contact you if an opening becomes available.


Read Prior to Registration

Refund & Cancellation Policy 

If you cancel: If you call at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of camp, you will receive a refund of your camp fee less 25%. No refunds for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the starting date. Refunds will be made by check within 60 days of your cancellation.

If we cancel: Wehr Nature Center reserves the right to cancel sessions; you will receive a full refund.

If you miss your child’s camp: It is important that you check your confirmation material immediately. If you arrive on a day other than the date on your confirmation, we will not be able to accommodate your child or issue a refund.

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Before Coming to Camp

Information and Forms for Participants