Summer camp opportunities for youth offered Print
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
Summer at the EDGE shines warmly

MADISON -- Last year, Edgewood High School in Madison revived its summer camps program for elementary and middle school children.

This year, there are even more interesting and unique "academic" and "life skills" camps, including topics as varied as 3D printing and Arduino electronics, to photography and art, to cooking and baking, to crafts, languages, and outdoor skills, most designed for students in grades five to nine.

Another two dozen sports camps, offered in a range of age brackets and ability levels, include basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, soccer, dance, dodgeball, and ultimate frisbee as well as the popular All Sports Camp.

Natalie Koblenski, Edgewood English teacher and coordinator of the Summer at the EDGE program, said, "This year, we used what we learned last year to really enhance our offerings. We listened to what attendee families suggested, got input on what topics kids would be interested in taking, and arranged for full day options that allowed many of the camp participants to do both sports and other topics."

New features are a hot lunch program and after care, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., for those parents who need to arrive later to pick up their children. All academic camps and some athletic camps will be held June 11 to 15 and June 18 to 22, while other athletic camps run at times throughout June and July.

For more information and to register, visit

Wisconsin Historical Museum camps

MADISON -- This summer, the Wisconsin Historical Museum will be offering summer camps to teach kids the wonders of their city and state.

"Students who participate in the museum's summer camps will learn about Wisconsin through adventure filled, educational, hands-on activities," said Michael Hollander, director of the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Below are the camps to be offered this summer:

• Wisconsin Animal Pals & Tales -- Grades one to three, June 25 to 29

From badgers and cows to bees and more, come learn more about your favorite animal characters. Each day, we will read tales, make crafts, and play games just like the characters in the stories. Each day, we will visit an animal-azing place in Madison, including the zoo and Babcock Dairy Hall.

• Curiosity Camp -- Grades three to five, July 9 to 13

We will take daily adventures to explore everything from animals, to art, to archaeology, to the circus, and more -- all in the context of the wonderful state of Wisconsin. Daily adventures include the Wisconsin Science Museum and the effigy mounds on the UW campus.

• Wonderful Wisconsin Animals -- Grades three to five, July 23 to 27

Travel with us to our favorite places in Madison to find out about Wisconsin animals, alive and extinct. We will visit somewhere new each day of camp, including the UW Arboretum and the Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the option for extended care until 4:30 p.m. The cost per camp is $250, with Wisconsin Historical Society members receiving 10 percent off. Extended care is $10 per day.

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