Kids form a connection to nature through hands-on adventures and healthy outdoor fun!
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Campers will

Look under logs
Hike in the woods
Climb trees
Build forts
Create art
Take pictures
Learn to fish
Build science & engineering skills
Be better prepared for the school year
Look under logs
Hike in the woods
Climb trees
Build forts
Create art
Take pictures
Learn to fish
Build science & engineering skills
Be better prepared for the school year
"I love that we go on field trips and that [there] are so many cool spots to play! And I think that it is just really fun here and I want to keep coming back!"
- Outdoor Detectives camper 2022
"[Because of UEC camp, my child]... has gained confidence in making friends and what to expect. She seems more willing to try new things outdoors and has become more comfortable with being messy. She cares about the environment."
- Camp parent 2022
"Although all of it really pushed me to try my hardest I liked all of it"
- Biking Adventures camper 2022

Important Notes

Online registrations

receive priority enrollment.
A squirrel wearing sunglasses standing next to a sign that says "Adventure, Exploration, Curiosity."

Wait Lists

If a camp session is full, you can add your child to the wait list or choose a different session.

Grade Completed

Any reference to your child’s grade is referring to the grade completed by June 2023.

Need Email & Health Info

You will need an email address and your child’s current health information to complete registration.

First-come, First-served

Camp spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis after the registration form is completed and payment or scholarship information is received.
To Register by Mail
Please request the hard copy registration form by contacting and return it to: Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

Create an Account

or sign in during the registration process. Find the sign in link in the above right corner of the registration page.

This user account allows you to save registration receipts, check out faster and access your membership pricing!

Member Discount

Urban Ecology Center members receive a discount on Summer Camp fees! Join or renew your membership as you register for summer camp.

Daily Schedule

Before & After Care Fees:
$20 per day
NO Before and After Care on dates when there are no camps.
8:00 - 9:15 am
Before Care — Activities available for an additional fee
9:15 - 9:30 am
Camp Drop Off — All campers can be dropped off as early as 9:15 am.
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Camp Day
3:30 - 3:45 pm
Camp Pick Up — For campers not attending After Care
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
After Care — Activities available for an additional fee. Kid(s) must be picked up no later than 5 pm. Late fees will apply for each child per 15 minutes or portion thereof.

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Registration Pro-tips

We recommend registering online using a computer or tablet rather than a mobile device, if possible.

Sign in / Create Account

When viewing camp offerings, please sign in to the registration system using the “Sign in” button at the top of the program description or registration screen before adding any items to your cart. If you have not registered for a program in our system yet, please “Create an Account” and use the same email address at which you receive any messages from the Urban Ecology Center (if applicable). If you are a member, your 20% discount will automatically apply to orders when you’re signed in.

Register for multiple camps in one purchase

When completing registration information, the system will retain information you have already entered during that session. So, if you’d like to register for multiple camp sessions and/or for multiple children, we recommend doing so in the same order session. Then, you’ll have an option that appears to auto-fill the lengthy registration form, which can be edited as needed.

Gift of Summer Camp Code

If you are using the Gift of Summer Camp code, a single week camp session will be discounted by up to $350 in your order. This code cannot be applied online to multi-week camps and overnight camps. Please contact our registration team if you have questions about applying discount or coupon codes.

Scholarship Discounts

Scholarship recipients can expect to see their scholarship discount; however, there is not an additional 20% off, regardless of membership status.

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