Camp Themes: A Weekly Breakdown
Themes provide focus and direction to each week of camp. The sessions include, but are not limited to
swimming, gymnastics, soccer, field hockey, basketball, t-ball and a weekly field trip to places like Schuster's Playtime Farm, Boulders Climbing Gym, Vitense Golf, Madison Children's Museum and more!
Every activity is tailored to the childís age and skill level.
Session 1: Blast Off into Summer
June 10 - June 14
That's one small step for campers and one GIANT leap into summer. Put on your moon boots and experience gravity on the trampoline, foam pits and spring boards at Badger Gymnastics. Fly across the Galaxy to the water filled planet of SwimWest were we will explore a crater. We will blast off on Friday to the UW Space Place where you will star gaze through a telescope, learn about constellations, and make a star chart!
Session 2: Treasure Hunters
June 17 - June 21
There is treasure at Swim&Gym and it is up to you to find it! Will you find it as you walk the plank at Badger Gymnastics and fall into the foam pit or as you sail the high seas and dodge cannon balls at SwimWest? Defend your captain as you practice your martial arts and prepare to set sail. Arrive at Governor Nelson State Park with your secret treasure map to seek your loot with your mateys.
Session 3: On Wisconsin
June 24 - June 28
Show your Wisconsin pride as we welcome Bucky Badger and the UW Cheerleaders to kick off “On Wisconsin” week! We will spend our week learning how to be a UW Badger with team work, field games, and camp spirit. Take a field trip to Camp Randall and the Kohl Center for a behind the scenes tour followed by lunch on Bascom Hill. We’ll waddle our way over to the Duck Pond and spend the day with the Mallards! On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin! Stand up, Badgers, Sing!
Session 4: All American
July 1 - July 5 (4-Day, Reduced Price Camp: July 4th Off)
Get ready to have some fun as we celebrate America’s favorite pastimes. Join us for our watermelon competition, ultimate dodgeball, softball games and a trip to the Children and Veterans Museums. Splish Splash as you play on the water slide and take a dip in the SwimWest pool. We’ll play a game of “Stars and Strikes” at Middleton Sports Bowl.
Session 5: Spy Kids
July 8 - July 12
Operation “Beat the Heat” begins with a BANG from the Wonder of Physics show! Action and adventure await us at Badger with a mock laser beam maze, and learn secret agent moves with Martial Arts. At Badger you will test your strength, agility, and smarts to see if you have the finesse it takes to be a spy. You will earn your Special Agent Badges in our secret mission to Devils Lake State Park with a giant obstacle course and a scavenger hunt.
Session 6: Wisconsin Adventure
July 15 - July 19
The FAIR is in town and we are checking it out! Join us for a week full of adventures from the State Capital, the Dane country Fair, and to Schusters Farm on Friday. We will enjoy farm animals, a hay ride, and a fun Wisconsin cookout. Come build self-esteem and test your strength and endurance as you climb the rope at Badger. Show off your swimming skills at the local watering hole, SwimWest. We will enjoy tasty treats of Wisconsin cheese curds, local grown apples, and Root beer floats.
Session 7: Harry Potter
July 22 - July 26
Charms and spells will start your week with a Magic Show from SwimGym wizards! Play a fun game of Quidditch (combination of dodgeball, capture the flag, and basketball), and a game of Dueling. Take flight on the air track at Badger, and create edible potions, wands, and fun theme snacks. We take a trip to the enchanting Dream Castle Park in Monona on Friday. A Special Harry Potter letter is sent to each child pre-registered for camp.
Session 8: Animal Planet
July 29 - August 2
Crikey Mate, it’s a jungle out there! ZooZort will start off our week with an interactive animal show. Climb like monkeys, swing like Tarzan, and jump like a kangaroo at Badger Gymnastics. Come splash in the SwimWest watering hole! Watch out! Lions, tigers, and bears, Oh my! Go on a safari at the Henry Vilas Zoo with a look at the animals and their environments, along with a fun visit to the Vilas beach area.
Session 9: Superheroes
August 5 - August 9
A special visit from the campus police starts off our week. Fly like Superman into the foam pit, climb like Spiderman on the ropes at Badger Gymnastics, and run like Dash on the field! No matter where you are, there is a superhero in all of us. On Thursday, its Dress-Up Day! Come dressed as your favorite Superhero and discover what your super powers are while we learn to be “The Incredibles” with Martial Arts! Campers will have the opportunity to meet local heroes at the Fitchburg Fire Department.
Session 10: Beach Party
August 12 - August 16
Summer is winding down and it's time to have a beach BLAST! Campers will spend a full week enjoying an awesome array of wet and wild water activities including an inflatable water slide, water balloon toss, swimming, and splashing water games. This week will guarantee to leave you cool and wet and enjoying all that summer has to offer. Come dressed up for the beach on Friday for our Beach Party at Devils Lake State Park complete with a cook out.
Session 11: Passport to FUN!
August 19 - August 23
Ready, set…GO! Swim&Gym has created our own Passport of Fun! The fun never ends this week with obstacle courses, field sports, gymnastics, and an awesome array of wacky water activities! Get your passport stamped as you experience each new and exciting activity that summer has to offer! Parents are invited Thursday to SwimWest for a swim meet and on Friday afternoon for a Gymnastic performance.
Open House - May 4, 2013
Join us at SwimWest to meet our 2013 Camp Counselors and learn about all the summer fun we have planned. The excitement starts at 1:00 p.m.! The day will be filled with many family fun activities. Check out the SwimWest Events page for the latest details. Click Here!
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The Gracia Family
I just wanted to thank you for the great summer Harrison had at summer camp! You all made them feel
comfortable, supported and confident, and I couldnít believe how his skills have improved!
It was great to see them playing outside, making new friends and using their imaginations to make up
new games with movement, rhythm and sports. Harrisonís already asked me if he can go to camp again next year!
The Carlson Family
This was my son and daughter's first summer at Swim&Gym and they loved it! Their favorite part was
the swimming, and they made many new friends. The counselors were very energetic and made my kids feel
The Webber Family
Kate had a blast this summer!! She attended camp with a few of her friends, and they learned so many new
games and activities. She had a great time on the field trips, too. Kate cannot wait to come back next year!
The Griffin Family
This was Joeyís third year at Swim&Gym, and he looks forward to it every year! He attends camp all summer
long and makes so many new friends. The counselors and coaches are very attentive to each camperís needs,
and they work hard to make every camper feel welcome in a new environment.
My sonís first year was a little
scary for him because he didnít know anyone, but he made friends the very first day! I would recommend Swim&Gym
to any parent out there looking for a fun alternative to summer daycare.
The Siman Family
Swim&Gym was so much fun this year! Itís all my kids talked about. They loved getting to make-up their team
names and meeting all the new campers every week. Their favorite sports were tennis, basketball, and gymnastics!
The extended care was a huge help with my work schedule, and the kids enjoyed spending even more time with
their friends after camp. Thanks for a wonderful summer!
The Johnston Family
Jolee had an excellent time this summer with her friends at camp. The variety of sports keeps the campers busy
all week and itís never repetitive. Everyday itís something new. We plan to bring even more friends to camp