On the Playground


We’ve got tons of playground equipment of all shapes and sizes! Slides, ropes to climb, four square courts and more!

Talent Show


Age and gender drive the fun here! While little ones participate in sing-a-long songs and story telling, older kids might put on skits, choreograph a dance or practice improv comedy! It all depends on the group and what their interests are. This is also when groups can work on their talent show act! Our themes in the past have been “Badger Night at the Movies” and “Badger Goes Broadway”.



Led by a music teacher, campers engage with a variety of musical instruments throughout the summer in a room outfitted with a smart board and PA system. For those who already play an instrument it’s a great way to continue with music over the summer. For campers new to music, it’s a fun way to get familiar with instruments and rhythm. Who knows? We might discover the next great ukulele player right here at Badger!



Gaga is a fast paced game similar to dodge ball.  It is without a doubt a favorite activity of all campers.  We are proud to have three official gaga pits on campus!

Carnival Day

Group Games

In an outdoor, shaded space, campers go wild in the group games area. Our instructors lead campers in soccer, agility drills and even use hula hoops!

Dive in!


During the summer each group is taught how to dive. Under strict supervision, campers are first taught to dive from the side of the pool, then to our smaller diving board and finally to one of our Olympic diving boards. The instructors give demonstrations every day.

Arts and Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Under our big white tent, in a space set aside just for arts & crafts, campers get creative under the instruction of our art & crafts teacher.



Led by a professional dancer and instructor, our dance program has campers boogying all summer long! The theme for dance changes every summer to keep up with times and keep campers engaged. Some themes have been Frozen, Stomp and Zumba! Who knows what will be in store this summer!


Division Days

Throughout the summer each division has a special day of celebration. They dress up in a certain theme and have special events at each activity. The group also has a pizza party and flies unique flags designed by the campers for the entire camp to see. Some of the themes have included Frozen, Favorite Sports Team and even Halloween in the Summer!

Carnival Day

Theme Days

Never a dull moment at Badger! Throughout the summer we have special days to keep things exciting! Days like Topsy Turvy Day, Field Day, Carnival Day, Badger Olympics, Pirate Day and a Talent Show!

Tae Kwon Do

Martial Arts

Under the supervision of Hiawatha’s Martial Arts School, campers learn the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do. Made popular by the Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers, Tae Kwon Do at Badger helps increase discipline, self confidence, self defense and fitness.



What is camp without summer sports? We have a real baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, fields for soccer, kickball and more! We also have three official gaga pits!  Each summer we offer different clinics in a certain sport. All sports are led by instructors who specialize in their sport and adjust the activities for each age group.

Happy Campers


Our Science & Nature program is all about getting to know the environment. Campers learn to identify trees, insects and flowers, conduct super fun experiments and even grow vegetables! Our program is run by a certified science teacher.



Full Day and Mini Day campers jump in twice a day and receive instruction for the majority of the period and free time where they take part in water games, play with floats, noodles, diving rings and make a splash off the slides! Our swim staff are all trained in the Badger Learn to Swim Program.



In a special, shaded area, campers enjoy some relaxation time with our two wonderful yoga instructors who make yoga fun for all ages. For example, we like to rename some poses after our favorite cartoon characters and have some serious laughs while doing it!

Our Happy Campers

I have such fond memories of Badger from when I was a child.  1962 Oreos, 1961 Wrens, 1960 Chicadees.  I still have my swimming awards, All sports Award and diving certificates tucked away in an old trunk.  Just wanted you to know that there is a 59 year old woman who smiles whenever she thinks of Badger.

Ella Larsen