Summer Camp


2022 Camp Dates:

Block 1: June 13-July 1, 2022
Block 2: July 5 -July 29,  2022
Block 3: August 1 -August 26, 2022

University Avenue Discovery Center provides a unique summer camp adventure for students, with experienced  teachers, fun-filled activities, and tailored by age groups in the heart of Madison. Students benefit from enrichment classes and learn to explore parts of the community that are enriching for their particular age and interests. The groups take the city bus or chartered buses to explore farther surroundings near and far, like farms, water parks and state parks etc. Nutritious whole foods are prepared for breakfast, lunch and snack onsite by our own chef with many ingredients sourced from a local organic farm. 

We offer two programs tailored to the age groups: Badgers campers are going into grades 1-2 and Packers campers are going into grades 3-5 (through age 11). Each program has a similar structure but is customized by age and interest. For example, Badger campers may take a morning visit to an art museum and then return to camp to create their own art. The Packer group may tour the museum, meet with an artist to ask questions and then sketch while at the museum.

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UADC believes strongly in keeping a small student-to-teacher ratio to maximize the individual attention that our students receive. Our programs have small group sizes (18 students) with a low teacher to student ratio. The unique interest of the group is taken into account when planning learning activities, field trips and guest expert visits. An emphasis is placed on inquiry based curriculum, arts enrichment, the building of strong relationships and fun!

Wisconsin Shares and UW Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP) funding are accepted. Scholarships are also available for qualifying families.

Summer Schedule
Summer camp program hours are Monday – Friday 7:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Tuition and Fees
Tuition is due at the start of each session.
Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, specialty lessons, and most field trip fees. 

Priority will be given to those enrolling for all three sessions. Please contact us at for enrollment information. Families in need of scholarship or who would like to break up the registration fee into installments should contact our office at 608-233-5371.