About Us


Established in 1994, the mission of Camps for Kids is to provide life changing, first-time resident camp experiences for children in Milwaukee County.

Camps for Kids offers a unique opportunity to youth ages 8-15 to attend an overnight, residential camp in Wisconsin. Each camp provides exciting activities and a chance to meet new friends and learn in a safe environment.

To Participate

Camps for Kids provides a one-time scholarship to youth who qualify so that they may attend an overnight, residential camp in Wisconsin.

Students must be ages 8-15 and meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in Milwaukee County
  • Eligible for free or reduced school lunch
  • Has not previously attended camp through the Camps for Kids Program

New Partner: Brewers Community Foundation

The founding organizations of Camps for Kids included: Faye McBeath Foundation,The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Youth Serving Agencies (Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, COA Youth & Family Centers, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Holiday Home, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee), the American Camp Association Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Community Recreation, and Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

For over 21 years, this collaboration has provided a week of camp for over 4,600 children (ages 8 -15 years old) who lacked the economic means for such a rewarding introduction to overnight camping.