East Madison Community Center Summer Camp Program

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East Madison Community Center

East Madison Community Center's Summer Day Camp:

  • is FREE to enroll and attend
  • is one of Dane County’s longest running (since 1972) and best-reviewed Camps        
  • has a director who has served in that capacity for 25 years and is also a longtime MMSD teacher
  • has consistently demonstrated its ability to limit summer learning loss through its academic curriculum
  • is supervised mostly by minority staff from the neighborhood with over 5 years of experience at EMCC
  • also employs numerous local teens who have graduated from Camp and are now paid Camp assistants
  • runs from 9 am - 4:30 pm daily, with evening hours on Tues, Weds, and Thurs from 5 - 8 pm
  • provides: 
    • leadership development
    • academic tutoring
    • multi-cultural art
    • gardening
    • cooking classes
    • fitness
    • canoe lessons
    • “First Tee” golf lessons
    • squash lessons
    • community service projects
    • breakfast, lunch, and snack
    • other daily program choices

EMCC's Summer Day Camp is split into two four-week camps based on age.

  • Ages 7-10: June 19-July 14 (closed July 4th)
  • Ages 11-15: July 17-August 18

Please call (608) 249-0861 for more information.

Parents must complete a registration packet for students to attend.
EMCC is a single-story building with automatic doors and accessible restrooms.
Arrangements can be made to accommodate disabilities. Please call ahead of time to discuss your child's needs.
Several youth workers speak Hmong. Spanish translation also available.


  • East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Court, Madison, WI 53704


John Harmelink
(608) 249-0861
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Last updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 11:03am