Pathfinder Camp


“Lake Valley Camp has always been a very significant part of my life. For the last six years of my life Lake Valley Camp served as a place for me to escape the troublesome inner-city..." - Mario, Participant and Counselor


Program Overview

The Pathfinder Day Camp experience at the Milwaukee Program Center is the entry point into Lake Valley Camp, the first place that Pathfinders become familiar with the program and make the friends with which they will remain through their senior year of high school. The days begin at 9 am and end at 4 pm, filling the hours with group play, gardening, sharing stories, learning about the natural world, creative expression, and fun! Over the two-week session, Pathfinders learn the four beliefs that are at the core of all LVC programs. 

Favorite Moment: “So many favorite moments - most of which are centered around watching our Pathfinders  begin to use and own our 4 Beliefs! Being a part of helping these practices to grow, and being able to help our youth enhance their connections is an amazing experience for our counselors and campers alike!” - Hannah Cawley (Sr. Day Camp Counselor)

Who: New and Returning Participants Ages 7 & 8

What: DAY CAMP Program - takes place at Lake Valley Camp’s program center in Milwaukee County’s Tiefenthaler Park. This program develops participants’ knowledge of the natural world, creative expression, encourages the love of reading, and healthy living habits through cooperative play and hands-on activities. 

When: June - August  (Four 10-Day Sessions that run Monday - Friday)

Why: Summer DAY CAMP Program is a rich, energetic, and stimulating environment that provides our Pathfinders with unique learning opportunity - complete with recreational and hands-on activities, we encourage each Pathfinder’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being.

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