Campers on an outdoor multipurpose field waiting to play a game.

Summer Camp 2024 is here!

Our summer day camp features recreational activities and on and off-campus field trips with partners including Outdoor UW, Babcock Hall Dairy Store, science labs, and more for 9 one-week sessions. We strive to provide a supportive and enjoyable environment for children ages 5 – 14 where learning and fun go hand in hand. Each participant will receive one complimentary summer camp t-shirt. (Score!)

Rec Well Teen Camp!

Our Teen Camp aims to provide an enjoyable and beneficial camp experience that allows 13 – 14 year olds to have fun while also developing soft skills. Throughout the summer, this group will have opportunities to play classic camp games, attend field trips around UW-Madison’s campus, engage in team building activities, participate in leadership workshops, plan camp activities for the younger age groups, and more!

Two campers sharing a kayak on Lake Mendota.

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Registration for camp is open! Head to our registration page for more information.



Camperships are available to help with the weekly cost of Summer Camp. Individuals seeking assistance can request up to $200 per week to make the camp experience more accessible. Our team will take careful consideration of each applicant’s circumstances and final decisions on camperships will be made by May 1.  

  • Does not cover the $50 deposit cost 
  • Families can apply for assistance per session (9 sessions) 
  • Campership forms are available to fill out after registration  

This camp completely exceeded our expectations! There is a WIDE variety of activities from swimming to rock climbing to paddling to museums to ice skating. I loved picking my camper up each day to hear about all her great adventures. Definitely signing up for EVERY week next year!

Camp Grown-Up


Campers will have the opportunity to:
- play hard, get fit, & live well in a safe campus environment
- connect with peers & staff through positive age appropriate relationships
- learn new skills through intentional programming

Campers ice skating at the Sub-Zero Ice Center.

ACA Accreditation

Rec Well Summer Camp became accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) in 2022. Camps and the ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to child safety.

Camp counselor and camper in a two-seater kayak on Lake Mendota.