Middleton, West Madison & Oregon


Non-Stop Summer Fun!

Offering new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships. Club Wannago takes place at different locations throughout Dane County. Days are spent in teacher-led groups of 12-13 children with an enriching healthy kids curriculum that includes: arts & crafts, cooking, math, literacy, science, swimming, service learning, character development, and field trips.



Middleton Northside Elementary
3620 High Road
West Madison Midvale Elementary
502 Caromar Drive
Oregon Netherwood Knoll Elementary
276 Soden Dr

Daily Schedule

7:00 - 9:00 am Campers are offered a choice of structured activities and snack in Before Camp care.
9:00 - 9:15 am The day kicks off with an opening ceremony. Your camper will sing their hearts out, join in a camp-wide game, giggle at a staff skit, test their brain with food for thought or even give their staff a messy treat!
9:15 am - 3:45 pm After opening ceremony, campers will start their days activities centered around the weeks theme. One to two times a week, your camper will cool off while swimming. Times and days differ by site. We designate some time for our campers to take a break and enjoy some quiet cool-down time. Campers can read a book as part of our "Camp Readers" program, play board games, take on an art project or participate in spirit-mind-body talks.
3:30 - 4:00 pm After an exciting day filled with amazing activities, groups will gather for their afternoon snack. Similar to the morning, groups will enjoy their snack and prepare for the day’s closing ceremonies.
4:30 - 6:00 pm Following the Closing Ceremony, a wide range of camper choice activities are set up offering different choices for different ages. Campers have time to catch up with each other and play games before they are picked up, head home, and are ready to return for another great day!





Your Week, Your Way

Week Dates Themes
June 15 - 19 Camp Friends Unite!
A week of camp introduction, team building, traditional camp games and creating new friendships. 
June 22 - 27 Zoo Keepers In Training
We will be learning about all types of animals! We will visit these animals at the Henry Vilas Zoo. Amazing pet projects everyone can take home. 
June 29 - July 3 As American As...
This is the week we celebrate our Country’s Birthday and all things American!
July 6 - 10 Sports-A-Palooza
We will play favorite camp sports and introduce a lot of fun games. For those non-sporty campers we will still be doing all of our fun crafts and projects.
July 13 - 17 Take Apart!
Have you ever wondered how something works? Or do you like to turn trash into treasure?!? If so, this week is for you. We will equip you with the skills and tools to take apart and recreate in the ultimate spirit of REUSE, REPURPOSE AND RECYLE!
July 20 - 24 Nature Navigators
This week you will learn about our mother earth and the importance of taking care of it through fun games, projects and a field trip to Blue Mounds State Park.
July 27 - 31 Water Works!
A week to beat the heat! Bring swim suits, because we will be getting wet almost every day! We will learn about rain and where it comes from and visit an area Splash Pad!
August 3 - 7 Volcanoes, Waterfalls & Geysers!
This week at camp we will learn about all the great landforms all over the world! And dive into some awesome projects and games that will best portray these amazing landforms.
August 10 - 14 H2Olympics
AtLast! H2Olympics has finally arrived! In the heat of the summer, when you want to play hard and keep it cool, come join in the fun! Sponge tag, water balloon relays, bows and arrows, water balloons and more! Our superstar athletes will gather at Discovery Day Camp to compete in the 2015 West YMCA Camp Olympics.
August 17 - 21 Oh, The Great Outdoors
Enjoying everything that is outside before we go back to school, a super active week introducing new outdoor activities. Can you say... Paddle, Plunge and Shoot?!



  • Tennis shoes/hiking boots with socks
  • Please do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothes for movement and play. Clothes that can stand to get messy and are easily cleaned.
  • If wet or rainy, prepare with a poncho or rain jacket and light boots.



  • Extra clothing
  • Water Bottle
  • Bag Lunch
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • *Optional Items - Plastic Bag for wet suit and towel, comb/brush, goggles, ear or nose plugs
  • *Make sure to label items with a permanent marker


  • Recommended age: 5 - 13 years old
    * Must have completed Kindergarten
  • Facility Member: $180/Week
  • Program Member: $230/Week
  • $25 Registration Fee per child
  • $10 Deposit per week
  • ​Registration Opens March 1​


  • YMCA Camp FAQ
  • "It Shouldn't Hurt to Be A Child"
  • Licensing Rules
  • City of Madison Accreditation Standards
  • Wisconsin Shares
  • City of Madison Child Care Assistance Program
  • Contact Stephanie Murphy for questions about West Day Camp via  or phone at 608 276 6606 ext 4022

*YMCA Summer Camps is NOT a school sponsored activity. The DeForest, Madison Metropolitan, Middleton/Cross Plains, Monona Grove, Oregon, Sun Prairie, Verona and Windsor School Districts do not approve, support, supervise or endorse this program/activity.