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Summer is a special time at the Goodman Community Center. Here, children and youth aged 3 through 19 come to learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

Goodman staff take an intentional approach to programming to create activities and outdoor adventures that merge learning with fun, and kids have the opportunity to just be kids. From STEM activities to arts and crafts, practical gardening and kitchen skills to employment opportunities for teens, the Goodman Center’s summer camps and programs are a good idea for children and young people of all ages.

On top of all of that, Goodman has implemented strict pandemic safety policies to ensure children and staff stay safe. You get the peace of mind that your child or teen is in a safe space learning and growing while you work.

Check out the tabs for summer camps and programming for:

  • Preschool (3-5 years old)
  • Elementary School (6-12 years old)
  • Middle School (incoming 6th through 8th grades)
  • High School (incoming 9th through 12th grades)

 Spots fill fast! Get in touch today!

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2021 SUMMER 01 Preschool

In this play-based preschool summer camp, each week is filled with enriching activities to keep your child engaged. Children will enjoy outdoor adventures, STEM activities, arts and crafts, weekly field trips and more, all in a safe environment.

  • Ages: 3 – 5 years old
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8am – 5pm
  • Dates: June 14 – Aug. 13
  • Fee: $250 / week
    City and county funds accepted. Sliding scale fee and scholarships available.
  • More info or to register: Contact Lindsay at 608.204.8055 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note: This program is almost full! Limited part-time space available.

This program is state licensed and City of Madison accredited. The Goodman Center takes COVID-19 very seriously. Each child will go through a health screen upon arriving at the start of the day. Rooms are disinfected regularly. All participants and staff wear masks.

2021 SUMMER 02 Elementary

Our elementary summer day camp consists of 9 fun-filled weeks of engaging activities that let kids be kids – while they learn and grow. Staff-lead enrichment clubs for a variety of interests, swimming lessons, gardening, arts and crafts, and field trips are just a sampling of the fun activities and adventures your child will have this summer at the Goodman Community Center.

  • Ages: 6 – 12 years old
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8am – 5pm
  • Dates: June 14 – Aug. 13
  • Fee: $200 / week
    Goodman’s summer CLC grant offers free programming to eligible participants. City and county funds accepted. Sliding scale fee and scholarships available.
  • More info or to register: Contact Tanya at 608.204.8034 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note: This program is FULL! Wait list space available.

This program is state licensed and City of Madison accredited. The Goodman Center takes COVID-19 very seriously. Each child will go through a health screen upon arriving at the start of the day. Rooms are disinfected regularly. All participants and staff wear masks.

2021 SUMMER 03 Middle School

FULL!

Enrollment for this program is closed.

Summer at the Lussier LOFT is filled with a fun range of activities, field trips and mini courses. Middle school youth can learn to fish, join Bike Club, play group games and learn to be a part of their community, and young people can even shape their own activities with the support of our amazing staff.

  • Ages: Incoming 6th thru 8th grades
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9am – 4:30pm, or Monday thru Thursday, 12pm – 5pm
  • Dates: June 14 – Aug. 13
  • Fee: FREE
  • More info or to register: Contact Alejandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Garden Fit

Garden Fit is a popular program for incoming 6th graders. Led by Howard Hayes, youth participating in this middle school transition program spend time learning, growing and having fun at the Youth Grow Local Farm, and they participate in fun outdoor adventures like canoeing and kayaking at Brittingham Boats.

  • Ages: Incoming 6th grade
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9am – 4:30pm, or Monday thru Thursday, 12pm – 5pm
  • Dates: June 14 – Aug. 13
  • Fee: FREE
  • More info or to register: Contact Alejandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Goodman Center takes COVID-19 very seriously. Each student will go through a health screen upon arriving at the start of the day. Rooms are disinfected regularly. All participants and staff wear masks.

2021 SUMMER 04 High School

The Lussier LOFT High School Program has two exciting opportunities this summer for incoming 9th through 12th graders.

 

9 on Time

This unique high school transition program is designed for incoming 9th grade students to gain the skills to successfully make the move from 8th to 9th grade. In this program, youth build a social network and relationships with future classmates and mentors while being trained in job and life skills through our TEENworks program. Most importantly, they have fun, go on field trips, have cookouts and learn hands-on in the program kitchen and garden with a group of peers and adults who support them.

  • Ages: Incoming 9th grade
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday, full days
  • Dates: Aug 2 – 13
  • Fee: FREE, youth are paid for their work

 

Lussier LOFT High School Summer Program - FULL!

Enrollment for this program is closed.

In Goodman’s Lussier LOFT high school summer program, high school students (including incoming 9th graders) gain employability skills, build college and career readiness, engage with our community and – most importantly – have fun. There will be hands-on learning activities in our program kitchens and gardens, as well as field trips and outdoor adventure opportunities. Youth will build a community of friends and mentors that supports each other to be their best selves and achieve their goals.

  • Ages: Incoming 9th thru 12th grades
  • Hours Cohort 1: Monday & Tuesday, 8:30am - 2:30pm; Wednesday 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Hours Cohort 2: Wednesday, 12pm - 3pm; Thursdsay & Friday, 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Dates: June 14 – July 30
  • Fee: FREE, youth are paid for a portion of their participation

 

The Goodman Center takes COVID-19 very seriously. Each student will go through a health screen upon arriving at the start of the day. Rooms are disinfected regularly. All participants and staff wear masks.

CONTACT:

  • For applications/enrollment and transportation questions, please contact Catie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • For COVID-19 safety questions and/or general questions, please contact Weethne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2021 SUMMER 05 Girls IncGirls Inc. of Greater Madison (GIGM) is excited to offer FREE two-week Summer Adventure camps for middle- and high-school girls, female identifying students and non-binary students. Our camps will focus on outdoor adventure, health and wellness. We'll be implementing Girls Inc. National's research-based curriculum, Girls enCourage. Girls enCourage is designed to sustain girls’ interest in sports through adolescence by introducing them to nontraditional activities and adventures that go beyond stereotypes and challenge them to set their own personal goals and create their own definitions of success.

Camp activities will include canoeing, hiking, high and low ropes challenge courses, log rolling, and a 3-day/2-night overnight camping trip at Lake Farm Park.

Please note: Middle school spots are FULL, and we have set up a wait list. We still have lots of room in our high school camps!

  • Ages: 6th to 12th grades (must be in these grades in current 2020-2021 school-year at enrollment)
  • Hours: Week One: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5pm; Week Two: Monday thru Wednesday (overnight camping week, hours vary)
  • Dates: June 28 - July 9, July 12 - July 23, July 26 - Aug. 6, or Aug. 9 - Aug. 20
  • Fee: FREE
  • Find more info here.

For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ENROLL NOW

Please note: Summer Camp enrollment forms can be completed electronically. If you’d prefer to complete a paper copy, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we’ll send you paper copies of the enrollment form along with a return envelope and stamp. Please enroll your child by Friday, May 28. GIGM will enroll girls until all spots are filled. Girls Inc. staff will reach out to confirm your child’s enrollment within 7 days of receiving your enrollment information.

Photo taken pre-COVID.