SUMMER CAMP UPDATE:
Registration for two-hour sampler camps (for ages 4 to 8)
begins at noon on Feb. 21st.
Enrollment in the full-day weighted lottery is now closed.
This summer, we’re offering day camps as well as two-hour sampler camps for Tadpoles. We’ve made some changes to the registration process, so please read on for important dates and information.
We recognize that the registration process for camps is inequitable with how quickly camps have filled up, so we are holding a weighted lottery for full-day camps. Families have from January 20th to January 29th to indicate their interest in the full summer (June 12th – Aug 25th), one of the 3-week sessions, and/or the last week of camp. The weighted lottery randomly selects registrants with additional entries given to students who have been historically underserved and underrepresented. Families not selected in the weighted lottery will automatically be waitlisted. Once notified of selection, families will have the option to register for camps.
Registration for the two-hour sampler camps will open at noon on February 21st and is first come, first served.
THE 2023 SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE IS HERE!
ENROLLMENT PROCESS FOR FULL-DAY CAMPS
STEP 1: Choose which sessions* work for your family.
Full Summer: June 12 – August 25, 2023 (11 weeks) – $3,650
Session #1: June 12 – June 30, 2023 (3 weeks) – $1,095
Session #2: July 10 – July 28, 2023 (3 weeks) – $1,095
Session #3: July 31 – August 18, 2023 (3 weeks) – $1,095
Session #4: August 21 – August 25, 2023 (1 week) – $365
*To increase access, children who do not enroll in the full summer session may attend one three-week session AND/OR the final week of summer camp.
STEP 2: Register for the lottery by EOD January 29th.
Enter your child’s information and indicate which session(s) work for your family. This does not guarantee your child a spot, but rather puts their name into our lottery system. The registration process will ask you to rank your preferences for camp sessions (e.g. first preference is for the full summer, second preference is for session #1, etc.). Please note that this process is NOT first-come, first-serve, so there’s no need to refresh your browser at midnight! Families have 10 days, starting January 20th, to register their interest, after which names will be placed into a lottery and pulled to fill camp spots.
STEP 3: Wait for placement notification.
Registration closes on January 29th. ALNC will let you know by February 17th if your child’s name has been drawn for a camp session or has been placed on the waitlist. You’ll receive an email with either a registration offering or notification of waitlist placement. You may choose to accept or decline the spot for your child. If selected for a camp spot, a non-refundable $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot in this session; please let us know if this amount is prohibitive for you and we can discuss an alternative amount.
STEP 4: Confirm your acceptance and complete enrollment.
Once you accept your placement and make your deposit payment, you will receive additional details and paperwork to complete your enrollment. You may make your final payment at once or by setting up a payment plan with us. Tuition assistance is available.
ENROLLMENT PROCESS FOR TWO-HOUR SAMPLER CAMPS
If you’re seeking a more flexible summer camp experience, we have two-hour sampler camp sessions from 9-11 am M-F that you can register for 1 week at a time. This registration will begin on Tuesday, February 21st at noon and will not be a lottery. The age ranges are also broader for these camps.
Held June 18 – August 18, 2023 (1 week each) – $110
- Check out our Summer Camp Lottery FAQs
- Contact Lauren Mordini, Camps Manager, with any questions.
Register for Tadpoles camps below.
We accept Wisconsin Shares and tuition assistance is available for families in need. Our Wisconsin Shares FIS Provider ID is E276605. Please reach out to our Camps Coordinator via email or phone with any questions.
It is our goal to be inclusive and representative of our diverse community and to assist all families in enrolling, registering, and attending environmental education programs at ALNC. Families of ALL abilities, backgrounds, communities, income-levels, neighborhoods, and other societal structures are encouraged to register for Summer Camps at ALNC.
In an effort to be inclusive of our diverse community of varied backgrounds, ALNC reserves the right to hold space for families in financial need and/or who speak English as a second language.
Interested in receiving tuition assistance? Click here for our online application.