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.

Adventure Summer camps are held at Wehr Nature Center. The 2015 offerings include:

Nature Detectives (6-8 years)

August 11-13, 9am-4pm

Become a super sleuth and uncover the mysteries of life around you. We will use our detective skills to discover a new nature topic each day. Hikes, snacks, crafts, stories and hands-on fun are part of every session.  $150 per camper.

Kid Expeditions (7-9 years)

August 4-7, 9am-4pm

This isn’t a camp, it’s an ADVENTURE! Our group of curious explorers go on daily expeditions to discover the wilds of Wehr. Treks, games, and art and lab activities will teach children about the natural world.  $200 per camper.

Pioneer Trails (10-13 years)

June 23 & 24, 9am-4pm

Travel back in time to life in 1800’s Wisconsin. Search fields, woods and waters to create a delicious pioneer lunch over the fire. Visit the old school house and trading post and master pioneer skills, crafts, and games.  $100 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 23, 2015

4 Ways to Register!

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

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 and/or childcare 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. If we cannot accommodate your child(ren) in another camp, 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