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CAMP BRIGHAM

  • C*elebrates NATURE
  • A*dvocates STEWARDSHIP
  • V*alues FRIENDSHIP
  • E*xplores CURIOSITY

Day Camps for Ages 7-12 – Teen Camp for Ages 13-15

Camp Brigham is a place for area kids to unplug from technology and connect with nature and each other. We play outside, build forts in the woods and stop to admire butterflies in the prairie.  We value face-to-face interactions and build community with friends. We explore our cave, investigate along the creek and discover something new at every turn along the trail. Our camp counselors are environmental educators who plan and lead activities designed for learning through fun, with the hope of fostering a love of nature and sparking a commitment to protect it.

Shuttle bus transportation is provided by the Mt. Horeb School District to and from stops in Madison, Verona and Mt. Horeb.

  • “I cannot say enough good things about the summer camps at Cave of the Mounds. Officially, it is called Camp Brigham, but we referred to it as ‘Cave Camp’.”

    – Camp Brigham Parent

  • “From the moment we first walked through the front door, when one of the counselors, Krysta greeted my son first and asked him to introduce his parents, every aspect of our experience has been a kid-focused, positive and engaging learning experience for our little guy.”

    – Camp Brigham Parent

  • “The staff there has turned the caves and the beautiful surrounding landscape into a place of discovery and adventure for kids of all ages.”

    – Camp Brigham Parent

  • “They seem to really know how to engage kids of all interest and skill levels.” – Camp Brigham Parent

  • “Even on rainy days our son came home with armfuls of cool dioramas or sculptures or drawings that he did up in the big red barn with counselors Cheryl and Krysta and “Little” Evan while exploring the theme of the day.”

    – Camp Brigham Parent

  • “History of the landscape, dinosaurs, fossils, insects, gemstones and animal tracking are just a few of the cool subjects they explore with hands-on activities in the cave, the barn and in the woods.”

    – Camp Brigham Parent

  • “Now that this summer’s camp days have ended, we really miss hearing stories of the day at camp each night at dinner and can’t wait for next year for more fun up at Cave of the Mounds.”

    – Camp Brigham Parent

Summer 2019 Camp Dates & Themes

Weeklong Camps

Weeklong camps are full-day,  Monday through Thursday.  (NEW! Friday Field Days can be added for an additional fee.) Campers are grouped by age (typically 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds).  Teen Camp (July 30 – August 2) is for 13-15 year olds.  Click on a camp week to find out more.

June 24-27: RocksROCK Geology Camp

June 24-27: RocksROCK Geology Camp

June 24-27: RocksROCK Geology Camp

Learn about minerals, rocks, water and caves and discover how scientists use this information to study the earth!

You can add Friday June 28 for an extra day of camp fun!

“Kids are born curious about the natural world. They are always turning over rocks and jumping with two feet into mud puddles.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

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July 8-11: EcoTrek Nature Camp

July 8-11: EcoTrek Nature Camp

July 8-11: EcoTrek Nature Camp

Immerse yourself in the natural environment and explore the variety of landscapes here at Cave of the Mounds including prairie, oak savanna, karst topography, an intermittent stream and of course THE CAVE!

You can add Friday July 12 for an extra day of camp fun!

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright

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July 15-18: Mission Ordivician Fossil Camp

July 15-18: Mission Ordivician Fossil Camp

July 15-18: Mission Ordivician Fossil Camp

Learn all about the fascinating world of fossils! Mine for your own fossil collection and make your own fossil. Become a paleontologist and see what fossils you can find in our fossil dig and even inside the cave!

You can add Friday July 19 for an extra day of camp fun

“Kids like their fossils. There’s nothing more magical than finding a shiny shell and knowing you’re the first person to have seen it for 150 million years.”
-David Attenborough

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July 22-25: Explorology Science Camp

July 22-25: Explorology Science Camp

July 22-25: Explorology Science Camp

Geology, biology, zoology, paleontology – how many “ologies” can you name?! Explore the fascinating world of science.

You can add Friday July 26 for an extra day of camp fun!

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
– Dorothy Parker

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July 29 - Aug. 1: Teen Leadership and Environmental Stewardship Camp

July 29 - Aug. 1: Teen Leadership and Environmental Stewardship Camp

July 29 - Aug. 1: Teen Leadership and Environmental Stewardship Camp

This program is designed specifically for 13-15 year old campers interested in leadership and environmental stewardship. The program is based on the American Camp Association’s Camp2Grow program.

“Leadership is stewardship, it’s temporary and you’re accountable!”
-Andy Stanley

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August 5-8: Mound Bound Adventure Camp

August 5-8: Mound Bound Adventure Camp

August 5-8: Mound Bound Adventure Camp

Learn and practice a variety of outdoor skills like fire building, shelter building and orienteering. Chart your course throughout the grounds and around the mound through scavenger hunts, map making missions, locating letterboxes and much more!

You can add Friday August 9 for an extra day of camp fun!

“Adventure is worthwhile.” -Amelia Earhart

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August 12-15: Wild Safari Animal Camp

August 12-15: Wild Safari Animal Camp

August 12-15: Wild Safari Animal Camp

Investigate the lives of animals by looking at animal homes, scats and tracks, and special adaptations. Learn how to be a citizen scientist!

You can add Friday August 16 for an extra day of camp fun!

“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.”
– John Muir

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Friday Field Day Camps

Friday Field Days at Camp Brigham are a blast! Registration for Friday programs is separate from the weeklong camps, and the weeklong camp is not a prerequisite of the Friday program. Parts of the Friday programs take place at nearby Blue Mound State Park and/or Brigham County park and school bus transportation is provided by Camp Brigham. Fridays at Camp Brigham are also a great option for vacationing families. Click on a Friday Field Day program to find out more.

June 28: Kids ROCK Friday

June 28: Kids ROCK Friday

June 28: Kids ROCK Friday

You can pair this with RocksROCK Geology Camp June 24-27 for a full week of camp fun!

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July 12: Forest Frolic Friday

July 12: Forest Frolic Friday

July 12: Forest Frolic Friday

Summer fun in the sun exploring the natural environment. What could be better?!

You can pair this with EcoTrek Nature Camp July 8-11 for a full week of camp fun!

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July 19: Fascinating Fossils Friday

July 19: Fascinating Fossils Friday

July 19: Fascinating Fossils Friday

Find fossils, mine for fossils, excavate your own fossils, identify fossils and learn about the unique creatures you have uncovered. Fossils are fascinating!

You can pair this with RocksROCK Geology Camp July 15-18 for a full week of camp fun!

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July 26: Funology Friday

July 26: Funology Friday

July 26: Funology Friday

Experience simmering, bubbling, sparkling, colorful, wierd, interesting experiments and get answers to your tough science questions. Science is fun!

You can pair this with Explorology Science Camp July 22-25 for a full week of camp fun!

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August 9: Find It Fast Friday

August 9: Find It Fast Friday

August 9: Find It Fast Friday

Follow the clues, look at the map, solve the mystery, dig for buried treasure. It’s Find It Fast Friday!

You can pair this with Mound Bound Adventure Camp August 5-8 for a full week of camp fun!

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August 16: Feathers, Fur and Fins Friday

August 16: Feathers, Fur and Fins Friday

August 16: Feathers, Fur and Fins Friday

Whether it flys, swims, climbs or crawls we want to learn all about it. If you love animals this is the Friday for YOU!

You can pair this with Wild Safari Animal Camp August 12-15 for a full week of camp fun!

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Shuttle Service to and from Camp Brigham

Four Convenient Stops Serving Madison, Middleton, Verona & Mt. Horeb

  • Blackhawk Park – 741 Bear Claw Way, Madison 8:00 AM / 5:00 PM (Just off of Old Sauk Rd on west side of Madison – meet on the park side of the street)
  • Reddan Soccer Park – 6874 Cross Country Road, Verona 8:15 AM / 4:45 PM (Enter across from the main soccer park entrance – meet in the shelter parking lot)
  • Summer Frolic Sunrise Park – 119 Telemark Parkway, Mt. Horeb 8:30 AM / 4:30 PM (Meet by shelter between skate park and playground)
  • Grundahl Park – 400 Blue Mounds Street, Mt. Horeb 8:45 AM / 4:15 PM (Meet by concessions shelter near baseball field parking lot)

Summer 2019 Camp Rates & Hours

  • Full-Day Week-long Camp – $200/Week – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Thursday)
  • Friday Field Days – $60/Day – 9:00AM to 4:00 PM (Fridays only)
  • Munch Bunch Lunch Option – $5/Day
  • Madison Shuttle – $48/Week – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday through Thursday)
  • Verona Shuttle – $40/Week 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM (Monday through Thursday)
  • Mt. Horeb Shuttle – $20/Week 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Thursday)
  • Friday Field Day Shuttle – $12 from Madison, $10 from Verona, $5 from Mt. Horeb

REGISTER ONLINE FOR CAMP BRIGHAM 2019

QUESTIONS? For more information about Camp Brigham 2019 please call 608-437-3038 or email groups@caveofthemounds.com.  We would also be happy to meet face-to-face by appointment.

Camp Leadership

Jason and Kim Anderson are proud to manage the camp team at Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark.  Jason’s background is in Camp and Youth Program Management and Kim’s specialty is Outdoor Education and Interpretation.  Together they bring a combined 40 years of experience in camps and youth development.  Jason and Kim supervise enthusiastic camp counselors and experienced environmental educators who work directly with campers.

Camp Brigham at Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark

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