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 2023 Camp Registration Dates

Jan. 21st at 9am - Returning families

(Register for ONE camp per camper on this day)

Jan. 22nd at 9am - Open registration for returning and new 

Fishing Camp Progression
Registration Info
Please note that we have made a few minor adjustments to our 2023 Camp Schedule. The edits can be seen highlighted in yellow in the schedule below. 
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Half day camps - $195
Basic Camps - $395
Advanced/Specialty Camps - $415

More schedule and registration information:


All Camps run from 8:30-3:00pm unless they are specified as an AM or PM camp which run from 9-12p or 1p-4p. 

  • Out of the consideration of others, as our camp sizes are small and our waitlist is always large, we are asking that no individual camper register for more than 3 camps over the summer. 

  • Half day (AM or PM) camps are not designed to be combined to create a full day camp, so please choose either the AM or PM session for your camper.

  • Please click here if you would like to apply for tuition assistance.

  • Please click here if you would like to donate to the Camp Wingra scholarship fund.

Camp Descriptions

Camp descriptions

Play Paddle Discover


Welcome paddlers, explorers, paddlers and budding scientists! If you like to collect water specimens, to find out what is in the water, turn logs over to find grubs, dissect owl pellets, build shelters and paddle to cool places like Pheasant Branch Conservancy- then come on aboard!  This camp not only lets campers have a blast on the water, it builds paddling skills, and includes hands-on learning activities where campers balance outdoor learning with plenty of fun!

Fish Paddle Play

Fish Paddle Play

This is Camp Wingra’s signature camp to give you everything you love about Camp Wingra in one week of fun! Learn to navigate different boats; master tricks on a stand-up paddleboard, reel in bluegills, bass, or Oscar the Bull Shark, and display your courage in capture the flag! This smorgasbord of activities includes learning paddling strokes and fishing techniques. At Fish Paddle Play you can do it all- and more. Grab your friends and join us!

Intermediate Fishing

Intermediate Fishing

Time to fish!  Cast under that log, pick the right lure, and begin to understand the impact that weather has on the fish.  This is for the camper who is ready to take their fishing skills to the next level and wants to learn more about how to fish with lures and learn tips and techniques to become a serious angler.  Campers should be comfortable paddling a canoe and have some prior fishing expereince. 

Advanced Fishing

Advanced Fishing

This camp will target fishing for bass as well as northern, walleye, and ... the elusive muskellunge. This camp is all about building your skills. It takes more than a line in the water to catch the big ones. This camp is for experienced anglers only, they must want to want to fish all day and never stop until they must!  This camp may require a drop off or pick up at a couple different locations around Madison.

Ahoy Matey! 

Ahoy Matey!

We've got swashbuckling paddling fun at this exciting camp for aspiring buccaneers who love being on the water! Band together with fellow pirates, search for treasures as you learn paddling and navigational skills. Pirate arts and crafts and role-playing will help campers experience a pirate’s life on the high seas! We seek only the most fearsome scallywags to join our pirate crew! The half day camp (AM/PM) is designed to only be taken for AM or PM, not both.


Shipwrecked on the bay

What do you do if you find yourself SHIPWRECKED? Campers will have fun learning survival skills, capsizing canoes, performing T-rescues and learning to tie different knots. This camp will have campers making rafts, reading maritime maps, and “surviving” through fun team building activities.



Bluegills, Sunfish, Crappies and more! This is our intro fishing camp that allows campers to spend a week of fishing. This camp is perfect for campers hoping to catch their first fish or for those ready to become an independent angler. The half day camp (AM/PM) is designed to only be taken for AM or PM, not both.



Calling all anglers who are ready to take their skills to the next level. This camp will explore different fishing spots, techniques, lures and get your camper comfortable fishing out of a boat. This is the perfect camp for campers who love to fish, but may not yet have the skills to attend our Intermediate Fishing camps.

Canoe, Kayak, SUP

Canoe Kayak SUP

Learning correct paddle strokes, playing paddle-sponge-tag, mastering a buoy turn on a SUP, and navigating an obstacle courses will be part of the week’s fun as you expand on your paddling knowledge in kayaks, canoes, and SUP’s (Stand Up Paddle Boards). This camp can be repeated since counselors tailor the camp to each camper’s level of skill and interest.

Girls Do It All!


Paddle, fish, yoga, create, explore, and more! This unique camp will allow you to 'Do it All'.  Staff work with the campers to create a week that connects campers with other girls while developing their paddling and fishing skills. A lot of fun activities like breakfast on the lake awaits anyone lucky enough to be in this camp.  In the past this camp has filled very quickly, so don’t wait! 

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