Camp Vertical Activity Groups

Camp Vertical 2017 is completely full!!

Your camper will be able to choose an activity group per week to participate in during camp vertical! We have lots of fun planned in all of our groups – you won’t be disappointed! Sign up quickly as space is limited in all of our activity groups.

(Please Note: the colored boxes below only indicate the weeks each activity is offered. It does not show which weeks are still available. You are able to view open activity groups by logging into your account.) 

Camp Weeks 2017

Week 1: June 12-16

Week 2: June 19-23

Week 3: June 26-30

Week 4: July 10-14

Week 5: July 17-21

Week 6: July 24-28

Week 7: July 31- August 4

Week 8: August 7-11

 

Camp Vertical FAQ’s

  • Week 1

    • Adventure
    • Basketball
    • Boys Boot Camp
    • Construct Camp
    • Crafts & Cooking
    • Extreme
    • Go for the Gold!
    • Home Run
    • Loud & Proud
    • Paints & More
    • Puppets
    • Rockets & Roller Coasters
    • Take Aim
  • Week 2

    • Adventure
    • Bon Appetit
    • Build a Block
    • Girls VBall/BBall
    • Go for the Gold!
    • Infinity & Beyond
    • Lights, Camera, Action
    • Loud & Proud
    • Mad Scientist
    • Rip-n-It
    • Table Games
    • Top Secret
    • Wide World of Sports
  • Week 3

    • Anchors Away
    • Basketball
    • Construct Camp
    • Girls Inc.
    • H2O
    • Home Run
    • Man Camp
    • Paints & More
    • Puppets
    • Snapshots
    • Soccer
    • Steps
    • Turn the Page
  • Week 4

    • Adventure
    • Beyond the Brush
    • Boys Boot Camp
    • Extreme
    • Girls VBall/BBall
    • H2O
    • Lights, Camera, Action
    • Loud & Proud
    • Mad Scientist
    • Soccer
    • Take Aim
    • Turn the Page
    • Wide World of Sports
  • Week 5

    • Adventure
    • Basketball
    • Beyond the Brush
    • Build a Block
    • Crafts & Cooking
    • Extreme
    • Girls Inc.
    • Go for the Gold!
    • Man Camp
    • Northwoods Expedition
    • Project Runway
    • Rockets & Roller Coasters
    • Table Games
  • Week 6

    • Beyond the Brush
    • Bon Appetit
    • Boys Boot Camp
    • Construct Camp
    • Girls VBall/BBall
    • Go for the Gold!
    • H2O
    • Infinity & Beyond
    • Lights, Camera, Action
    • Northwoods Expedition
    • Rip-n-It
    • Steps
    • Turn the Page
  • Week 7

    • Adventure
    • Anchors Away
    • Bon Appetit
    • Girls Inc.
    • Home Run
    • Mad Scientist
    • Man Camp
    • Paints & More
    • Puppets
    • Snapshots
    • Soccer
    • Table Games
    • Way Off Broadway (grades 3-6)
  • Week 8

    • Basketball
    • Build a Block
    • Crafts & Cooking
    • Extreme
    • Go for the Gold!
    • Paints & More
    • Project Runway
    • Rip-n-It
    • Rockets & Roller Coasters
    • Soccer
    • Steps
    • Top Secret
    • Wide World of Sports

Adventure

Adventure is one of our most popular camps. Come prepared to have a different and exciting adventure every day. Of course, the highlight is Wednesday when we enjoy our WET, WILD, WATER day.
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Anchors Away

Ahoy there, matey! Are you looking for a nautical adventure? Anchors Away is the camp for you. We will journey to the pond to fish, race boats and fire the canons. All week long you will try to protect your leaders from having to walk the plank. Sail on over and sign up for this week of fun.
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Basketball

Basketball is a game of fun and exercise. Our leaders will help us learn what it takes to be an All-Star on and off the court. You won’t want to miss this great week hitting the hardwood!
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Beyond the Brush

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Our older kids will use their imagination and creativity to design, build, paint, and draw their way through a great week. This is the most advanced creative camp we’ve ever offered at Camp Vertical. So take a look around you, dream big, and get ready for an explosion of creativity in Beyond the Brush.
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Bon Appetit

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Do you have sudden urges to create culinary masterpieces? Do you have dreams about cream puffs and crème brulee? Does the thought of making and eating your own creations excite you? Then we have a camp for you! Join other cooking lovers and get ready for a week of planning, mixing, baking, boiling and tasting. A must attend camp for those who love creativity with food!
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Boys Boot Camp

NewGrades 4 - 6 Only

Left... left... left, right, left... Attention cadets: are you ready to be stretched to your limits? This is boot camp with a Vertical twist! Throughout the week we will work on your teamwork, experience extreme obstacle courses and of course compete in the epic camouflage tournament.
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Build a Block

Future engineers and construction leaders: sign up for Build a Block and spend a week designing, collaborating, and building creations only the imagination can generate! Campers will participate in design challenges, creative competitions, and enjoy the ever popular free build time. Come ready to let loose your creative side and build until your heart’s content!
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Construct Camp

Calling all kids who love to design, build, and knock things down…this camp is for you! This is your chance to put your creative energies into action. Each week we will use a variety of materials to design and build our own amazing structures. This camp is highlighted by our own, safe, demolition day on Thursday of each week!
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Crafts & Cooking

This camp is filled with good eats and fun projects. Under the watchful eye of our staff, the campers will create many culinary masterpieces. Those with good taste will sign up for this adventure.
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Extreme

Extreme is for those kids who like the adventurous side of Camp Vertical. This week often includes relaypalooza, team building, and a visit by the "Rock Wall" for some rock climbing. (Don't worry Mom, it’s safe!) Bring your A-game and be prepared for an extreme adventure.
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Girls Inc.

Grades 4 - 6 Only

This camp is all about girls being girls! Days will be full of fun girlie things like painting nails, spa treatments, chocolate, pajama day, interactive games, and lots of other things that girls love. One of the highlights each day is when we take a break to talk about the inner qualities that make a woman truly beautiful.
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Girls VBall/BBall

We know that girls like to play more than one sport, so here is your chance. We are combining volleyball and basketball- two high-energy sports into one fast-paced camp. Sign up for a slam-dunking, high-spiking week!
Weeks
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Go for the Gold!

The Summer Olympics hit Camp Vertical! Compete against fellow Vertical contestants in various Olympic-style games like Pillow Polo and King of the Kick. Create your own team name and flag. Compete to win the treasured Golden Flip Flop award. Sign up for this activity and bring home the gold for your team! Also, watch out for water wars each week!
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H2O

We will be diving into a week full of water escapades! Water wars, crazy experiments, amazing discoveries, and tons of fun await each camper as they cannonball their way into a great week. You won't want to miss the wettest, wildest camp ever seen at Vertical!
Weeks
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Home Run

The dog days of summer are just perfect for getting out on the diamond and playing some baseball. Home Run camp will spend some time practicing the basics, but as with all of our sports camps, emphasis will be on playing the game and having fun. Don't forget about the one-of-a-kind Vertical Home Run Derby happening later in the week!
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Infinity & Beyond

Do you love the mysteries of outer space? Are you ready to blast off into fun that is out of this world? Then this camp is right for you! Spend your week creating your own constellations, building and launching rockets, and adventuring through uncharted space. You won’t want to miss out on this inter-galactic adventure!
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Lights, Camera, Action

This camp will allow more "dramatic" campers to practice their acting skills in fun and exciting ways. They will have the opportunity to write their own scripts and perform them in different settings throughout the week.
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Loud & Proud

A week of high flying, loud cheering action. Girls will get a crash course in cheer and pom moves and prepare a rockin’ program for the whole camp and parents on Friday! Stretch those muscles and get ready for a high-energy week that will be cheer-tastic!
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Mad Scientist

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Experiments, Explosions, and Eruptions… Join our Mad Scientist leaders in exploring the crazy fun side of science. Kids will participate in “hair-raising” experiments that will knock their goggles off (but not really)!
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Man Camp

Grades 4 - 6 Only

This camp is filled with all kinds of activities that boys will love including adventures in male cooking, CV video game tournament, Lumber Jack Day, and tons of other high-energy activities. The most important part of the day is when the whole group gathers to discover what it takes to not only be a real man, but a gentleman.  
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Northwoods Expedition

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Journey with us as we learn how to survive in the wilderness. Kids will learn how to build a campfire, pitch a tent, build a fort and much, much more. Kids in this camp will have the unique opportunity to learn the basics of archery from skilled archery instructors. It will almost be like being in the north woods of WI.
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Paints & More

Budding artists come in all shapes and sizes. Paints and More is built so that each child, whether a beginner or the next Picasso, will have fun using water colors, clay, chalk, wood and more. Get your creative juices flowing, and join us for this "masterpiece" of a week.
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Project Runway

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Girls, do you have an eye for design? In Project Runway we are going to be designing clothing of all kinds. From drawing the hippest new trend- to creating our very own clothes, (out of a variety of wacky materials) this camp is all about creativity. This fun week will end with a fashion show.
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Puppets

Children who like to perform will enjoy learning the basics of being a puppeteer and presenting songs and skits. Each child will also be part of our special program at the end of the week.
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Rip-n-It

(Required equipment: skateboard, helmet, knee pads) Skateboarding is a sport that is both enjoyable and creative. Skaters in this camp will learn the four basic skills every rider needs to know and also some cool tricks to show their friends. We will be safe and secure on the Camp Vertical skate park, with fun instructors who know what they are doing.
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Rockets & Roller Coasters

This week is filled with the high-flying adventure of model rocketry and loop-de-loop roller coasters. Each child will build and launch a rocket and create a marble roller coaster with enough drops and turns to make you dizzy.
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Snapshots

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Picture this… a place where kids actually get to take the pictures. Come enjoy a week of digital photography... and don't worry: we provide the cameras! Your unique creations may be featured on the Camp Vertical "Wall of Fame". Friday is special for the snapshot crew because they will be part of the production of our end-of-the-week photo montage.  
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Soccer

This is a special week of kicking and running for all soccer fans. We also try to play as much soccer as we can and still have time for some basic drills. As with all of our sport camps, the emphasis is on play and sportsmanship.
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Steps

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Join the Steps camp for a week of high flying, dance-tastic fun. Girls will learn the basics of dance and have fun putting them together for the whole camp on Friday! Stretch those muscles and get ready for a high-energy week that will be fun for all.
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Table Games

Do you consider yourself a master game player? Join table games for foosball, chess, Sorry, carpetball tournaments and more… Sign-up for a week of exciting, friendly competition!
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Take Aim

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Ready, Aim, Nerf! Explore the Nerf world with target practice, bash ball, football and more. Hand-eye coordination will serve you well as you aim, shoot and score all week long in a variety of exciting competitions with your fellow teammates. Prepare to take aim in this exciting activity.
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Top Secret

NewGrades 4 - 6 Only

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend the week working on a top secret Vertical case. Fingerprints, clues and dead ends are sure to keep you on your toes in this mysterious activity. Do you have what it takes to crack the code?
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Turn the Page

Do you love to read? Then Turn the Page is your kind of camp. Get ready for a week full of fun and adventure as kids dive into the wonderful world of books. Besides the obvious activity of reading, campers will learn the fine art of creating a book nook, be able to write and illustrate their own story, and then there is the ever popular Random Reading Spot time. So find a comfy seat, grab a good story and get ready for the adventures that can only be found in books.
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Way Off Broadway (grades 3-6)

La la la la la. Calling all actors, dancers and singers! Join us for a week of musical production like this town has never seen. We will learn the moves and songs to blow our audience's socks off at the end-of-week performance. The show must go on, so don’t miss this week of theatrical fun. (Note! This special camp has a required performance Friday night at 7PM.)
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Wide World of Sports

Grades 4 - 6 Only

Racquets and bats and bikes…oh my! The kids have spoken and we have heard! We want to play tennis, check! We want to ride our bikes, check! We want to mini-putt, check! All these activities plus flag football, cricket, and many more will make up a week of camp you will not soon forget. Sign up quickly and get ready for a world-wide adventure in sports.
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