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CAMP BRIGHAM

  • Celebrates NATURE
  • Advocates STEWARDSHIP
  • Values FRIENDSHIP
  • Explores CURIOSITY

Skills for Life in a Safe, Fun and Caring Environment

Camp Brigham is a science and nature focused day camp located at Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark and Brigham Farm in beautiful Blue Mounds, Wisconsin.  Campers ages 7-12 participate in themed activities all around the grounds including our historic Barn Discovery Center, Interpretive Nature Trails, and the underground cave environment.

  • “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 2018 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 25-28: EcoTrek Nature Camp

June 25-28: EcoTrek Nature Camp

June 25-28: 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 Summer Frolic Friday on June 29 for an extra day of camp fun!

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July 9-12: Survivor Outdoor Skills Camp

July 9-12: Survivor Outdoor Skills Camp

July 9-12: Survivor Outdoor Skills Camp

Be prepared! Learn and practice a variety of skills to help you stay safe while exploring the outdoors. Explore the many items nature provides to help you survive!

You can add Fun Factor Friday on July 13 for an extra day of camp fun!

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July 16-19: GeoJourney Geology Camp

July 16-19: GeoJourney Geology Camp

July 16-19: GeoJourney Geology Camp

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

You can add Fascinating Fossils Friday on July 20 for an extra day of camp fun!

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July 23-26: Explorology Science Camp

July 23-26: Explorology Science Camp

July 23-26: Explorology Science Camp

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

You can add Funology Friday on July 27 for an extra day of camp fun!

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July 30 - Aug. 2: Trailblazer Teen Camp

July 30 - Aug. 2: Trailblazer Teen Camp

July 30 - Aug. 2: Trailblazer Teen Camp

This NEW camp week is designed specifically for 13-15 year old campers.
Outdoor Survival Skills, Cave Tour Guide Skills, Conservation & Stewardship, Scientific Research Skills

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August 6-9: Mound Bound Adventure Camp

August 6-9: Mound Bound Adventure Camp

August 6-9: Mound Bound Adventure Camp

Chart your course throughout the grounds and around the mound through scavenger hunts, map making missions, locating letterboxes and much more!

You can add Find It Fast Friday on August 10 for an extra day of camp fun!

Register Online

August 13-16: Wild Safari Animal Camp

August 13-16: Wild Safari Animal Camp

August 13-16: 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 Feathers, Fur and Fins Friday on August 17 for an extra day of camp fun!

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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 29: Summer Frolic Friday

June 29: Summer Frolic Friday

June 29: Summer Frolic Friday

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

You can pair this with EcoTrek Nature Camp June 25-28 for a full week of camp fun!

Register Online

July 13: Fun Factor Friday

July 13: Fun Factor Friday

July 13: Fun Factor Friday

Test your outdoor skills and challenge yourself while having fun with friends. The perfect way to spend a summer day!

You can pair this with Survivor Outdoor Skills Camp July 9-12 for a full week of camp fun!

Register Online

July 20: Fascinating Fossils Friday

July 20: Fascinating Fossils Friday

July 20: 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 GeoJourney Geology Camp July 16-19 for a full week of camp fun!

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July 27: Funology Friday

July 27: Funology Friday

July 27: 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 23-26 for a full week of camp fun!

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August 10: Find It Fast Friday

August 10: Find It Fast Friday

August 10: 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 6-9 for a full week of camp fun!

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August 17: Feathers, Fur and Fins Friday

August 17: Feathers, Fur and Fins Friday

August 17: 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 13-16 for a full week of camp fun!

Register Online

Special Half-Day Camp for 5 & 6 Year Olds – Friday, July 13

We have planned a special half-day morning camp just for 5 and 6 year old campers.  The camp will take place on Friday, July 13 from 9 AM until 1 PM.  This is a great introduction to Camp Brigham for younger campers!  We will get to know each other, make new friends, explore the Cave, and have fun in the beautiful natural surroundings above ground.

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 2018 Camp Rates & Hours

  • Full-Day Week-long Camp – $200/Week – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday through Thursday)
  • Friday Field Days – $60 (Fridays only)
  • Half-Day Camp for Ages 5 & 6 on July 13 – $40
  • 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

QUESTIONS? For more information about Camp Brigham 2018 please call 608-437-3038 or email groups@caveofthemounds.com.

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 30 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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