Middle School Camps

MSCR Middle School Camps offer something for every child entering grades 6 - 9. Check our current program guide for offerings.

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2017 Camps Booklet

Camp Registration Policies - Please Read -- Please note: No programs on July 4.

Camp Registration Policies


REGISTRATION CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: A $20 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due for each session of the day camps at the timeof registration. Balances are due seven days prior to the start for each week of camp your child attends. All online registrations require payment in full at the time of registration. Payment plans and scholarship are not available when registering online. All changes to your registration including cancellations, withdrawals and changing sessions/programs must be made in writing and received in the MSCR administrative office at least one week prior to the start of the session. All registration changes or withdrawals incur a $20 fee per session. No refunds are given for cancellations/changes made less than one week prior to the start of the session. Deposits cannot be transferred from one session/program to another.

Fee Waivers: Fee waivers are limited to two per session (i.e. 2 weeks of summer camp) and are available only to MMSD residents.Day camp fee waiver request form (page 52) must accompany registration form; fee waivers are not grantedafter registration is processed.

If requesting a fee waiver for Super Center Arts Camp, Warner Park Kids Kamp & Safe Haven Summer Camp programs, parents must apply for Dane County childcare assistance by calling the connection line at 242-7441 and then provide written documentation of the County’s decision before MSCR will approve a fee waiver and register your child. A $20 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due for each session of the day camps listed at the time of registration. 

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Camp Adventure

Explore and experience the great outdoors through rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, swimming, field trips & one overnight camping trip per session. Camp Adventure focuses on teaching leadership, team building & outdoor skills.

MAD City Sports Camp

Boys and girls of all skill levels learn sports fundamentals through presentations, demonstrations, games and recreational camp activities. The focus is on building skills, sportsmanship, confidence and having fun. Learn health and fitness tips that can improve athletic ability and coordination. Be prepared to actively participate and sweat. Please note: this camp is for youth who enjoy being active!


Release your inner artist. Refine your art skills or try something new. From drawing to sculpture to fiber arts, CR8TV U, has it all. Use a variety of media with breaks to play games and take local field trips. Each week concludes with a chance for artists to showcase their work for family and friends. All experience and ability levels welcome! Previous CR8TV U campers can find plenty of new activities and projects to keep them interested and having fun.

Spring Harbor Green House Garden Program

Learn the joys of botany, horticulture and gardening while working at Spring Harbor’s sustainable greenhouse. Tend gardens, plant and harvest produce, design and construct new garden plots, and help restore local environments. Building on Spring Harbor Middle School’s environmental mission,the program discusses methods to protect and nurture local habitats through maintenance and restoration activities. Learn how to design and build rain gardens, rain barrels and much more. Prepare foods grown in the garden. A healthy daily snack is provided.

Middle School on the Move

Meet new people, lend a helping hand and gain a better understanding of the community needs. Campers spend a portion of each day participating in community service and service learning activities that range from conservation methods, to visiting with senior center residents, to working in local food pantries. Each session’s community service activities focus around a different theme. In addition, each day includes recreational activities such as swimming, bowling or games and activities at a local park. An itinerary of the week’s activities is mailed prior to camp beginning. Bring a sack lunch, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen every day. Register for half day or full day.

Soccer Camps

For recreational and beginning players. Camps are co-ed and children are grouped by grade. Children must wear shin guards and bring full water bottles. Emphasize skill development, fitness and fun for beginners. Camps available half-day or full-day. Not all youth are physically/emotionally ready for a full day program, so choose carefully. Staff is local skilled soccer enthusiasts who enjoy working with children. Soccer balls provided for use during the camp. Full day camp includes soccer in the morning and other outdoor activities in the afternoon. If participating in the afternoon, bring sack lunch, drink, swimsuit and towel. Activities may include fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, art activities, table games and other outdoor activities. Children should be prepared to swim on hot days. Busing provided for a weekly field trip. No camp on July 4. Weather: on rainy days, pre-school camps may be cancelled and elementary and middle school camps meet indoors for activities. 

Folkstyle Wrestling Camp

La Follette High School Wrestling Coach Gary Skiles is the lead instructor in this introduction to ‘folkstyle’ or high school style of wrestling. Learn the basic fundamentals and techniques of wrestling from Coach Skiles and other wrestlers. T-shirt and daily snack provided. This one week camp is held in the La Follette HS Wrestling Room and designed for boys and girls. Participants must complete a Concussion Release Form upon registration.*


Instructional, co-ed program designed to teach the basics of rugby sevens - a 2016 Olympic Sport. Rugby is a game rooted in sportsmanship and the skills apply to a variety of other sports. Children learn ball carrying, passing, catching, kicking, teamwork and spacing strategy. Instructors are from the Madison United Rugby organization.