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Preview camps and apply for scholarships
January 17 - February 5

Registration opens:
February 6

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 like to learn about how plants and animals work together. And that without bees and insects the world wouldn't be how it is now so we have to take care of them.
- Outdoor Detectives camper 2022
"Thank you so much for approving my scholarship application. This makes summer camp possible for my daughter when it otherwise would not have been!
- Camp parent 2023
"My favorite thing about the UEC’s summer camps is that you see so many things that you couldn’t have seen anywhere else."
- Summer Camper 2023

Important Notes

Online Registrations

Register through this site and receive priority enrollment. Check out these Registration Pro-tips and make online registration easier.
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 2024.

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 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 and check out faster!

Why are there Two Prices Listed?

We know that personal financial situations vary widely so we provide multiple pricing options to make our programs accessible. Use the price that best suits your family.

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.

Ready to see what’s in store this summer?

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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).

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.

Before and After Care

Before and After Care may be added for the week at a time, or by individual days. These are also available to add later. To add individual days, select your preferred week, then the link for “Show individual events”. 

Scholarship Discounts

You may also qualify for a scholarship. Recipients can expect to see their scholarship discount.

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