Brookfield- Camp Vertical

Camp Vertical is a high-energy, fast paced, fun environment for kids seven-years-old through 6th grade in the fall and is located at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield.

Each day hundreds of children will be out in the sun having a blast. We are a faith based all-day program, held weekdays from 8 am to 4:00 pm (with check-out until 4:30pm). Kids have the opportunity to choose a different activity each week of the summer, while daily participating in all-camp games as well as large group worship and bible teaching. 

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The Udderly Outrageous Adventures of Patty the Cow

Dear Sam the Ham,

Greetings from Wisconsin, home of America’s best dairy farms and the happiest cows (even happier than California, and I would know... because I’m a cow.) I’ve somehow meandered into a small town where I met Arby McDonald (you know, Old McDonald’s cousin). Arby has been retired for years and enjoys cross-stitch and woodworking. I’ve decided he needs a new lease on life, so I am introducing him to some of the finest joys Wisconsin has to offer! While cheese-tasting across the state, we have come across a HUGE problem. There is a serious cheese shortage in Wisconsinville! As a cow, I cannot stand for this outrageous affront. I need your help! Please come soon and help me convince Arby that there is nothing quite like freshly cut cheese.

 

Sniff you soon,

Patty

Activity Groups

Trying to Decide?

You can print an activity options worksheet for your camper to help them plan out their summer!  Don't forget to plan an alternate activity in case your first choice fills quickly.

Your camper will be able to choose one activity group per week to participate in during Camp Vertical! We have lots of fun planned in all of our groups – you won’t be disappointed! Sign up quickly as space is limited in all of our activity groups. 

(Please Note: the activities below only indicate the weeks each activity is offered. It does not show which weeks are still available. You are able to view open activity groups by logging into your account.) 

Why doesn’t Camp Vertical have a friend request option?

When a child signs up for Camp Vertical, they are also choosing an activity group to be a part of.  When kids are split into groups, they will be split by activity group.  To ensure that friends will be together, they should be signed up for the same activity group.  

 

What does a typical day at Camp Vertical look like?

Each morning the kids will compete in all camp games for points. After the game is finished kids are dismissed to their activity groups for the rest of the morning. At noon kids go to outdoor lunch locations. (On a rain day we move lunch inside). After lunch kids are brought inside for worship, puppets, and large group teaching. Next, kids break up into small groups to talk about the large group time. After small group the children spend the rest of the afternoon in their activity groups. Around 3:15pm we gather all of the kids together to share cheers about their day. 

NOTE: We have eliminated pods starting in week 3. You will still see pods listed when you register but this no longer means anything for you. 

Week 1 

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

  • Basketball POD B

  • Beyond the Brush + POD A

  • Boys Boot Camp- POD B

  • Extreme POD A

  • Home Run POD A

  • Loud & Proud POD A

  • Project Runway + POD B

  • Rockets & Roller Coasters POD B

  • Adventure POD A

  • Boys Boot Camp POD A

  • Break A Leg POD A

  • Girls VBall/BBall POD B

  • Mad Scientist + POD A

  • Soccer POD B

  • Top Secret + POD B

  • Turn the Page POD B

  • Basketball POD A

  • Construct POD B

  • Girls Inc. + POD B

  • Loud & Proud POD A

  • Man Camp + POD A

  • Paints & More POD A

  • Pumped Up PE POD B

  • Wide World of Sports + POD B

  • Adventure POD B

  • Beyond the Brush + POD A

  • Boys Boot Camp POD A

  • Break A Leg POD A

  • Christmas in July POD A

  • Girls VBall/BBall POD B

  • Mad Scientist + POD B

  • Steps + POD A

  • Turn the Page POD B

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

  • Beyond the Brush + POD A

  • Extreme POD A

  • Girls Inc. + POD B

  • Loud & Proud POD A

  • Man Camp + POD A

  • Project Runway + POD A

  • Pumped Up PE POD B

  • Rockets & Roller Coasters POD B

  • Soccer POD B

  • Break A Leg POD A

  • Christmas in July POD A

  • Construct POD B

  • Girls VBall/BBall POD B

  • Home Run POD A

  • Steps + POD A

  • Take Aim + POD A

  • Turn the Page POD B

  • Wide World of Sports + POD B

  • Adventure POD A

  • Extreme POD A

  • Girls Inc. + POD B

  • Mad Scientist + POD B

  • Man Camp + POD A

  • Paints & More POD A

  • Project Runway + POD A

  • Pumped Up PE POD B

  • Soccer POD B

  • Basketball POD B

  • Home Run POD A

  • Paints & More POD A

  • Rockets & Roller Coasters B

  • Steps + POD A

  • Take Aim + POD B

  • Top Secret + POD A

  • Turn the Page POD A

  • Wide World of Sports + POD B

        Camp 2021 Weeks-
         Brookfield Campus

              Week 1         June 14-18

              Week 2         June 21-25

              Week 3         June 28-July 2

              NO CAMP     July 5-9

              Week 4         July 12-16

              Week 5         July 19-23

              Week 6         July 26-30

              Week 7         Aug 2-6

              Week 8         Aug 9-13

Adventure

Adventure is one of our most popular camps. Come prepared to have a different and exciting adventure every day. In Adventure we spend most of our time outside so if you just can't get enough of that Wisconsin summer sun join us for some fun & sun!

Basketball

Basketball is a game of fun and exercise. Our leaders will help us learn what it takes to be an All-Star on and off the court. You won’t want to miss this great week hitting the hardwood!

Beyond the Brush

Our older kids will use their imagination and creativity to design, build, paint, and draw their way through a great week. This is the most advanced creative camp we’ve ever offered at Camp Vertical. So take a look around you, dream big, and get ready for an explosion of creativity in Beyond the Brush.

Grades 4-6 Only

Break A Leg

 

“Don’t worry Mom, it’s just a saying!” Drama kids unite! This camp is for all aspiring actors & comedians. In Break A Leg, we won’t actually break anything, but we will create scripts, play hilarious improv games and have opportunities to perform throughout the week. So if you thrive in the spotlight this camp is a perfect fit for you!

NEW!

Boys Boot Camp

Left...left...left, right, left... Attention cadets:  are you ready to be stretched to your limits?  This is boot camp with a Vertical twist!  Throughout the week we will work on our teamwork, experience extreme obstacle courses, and of course compete in the epic camouflage tournament.

Christmas in July

 

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All the Way… Oh what fun it is to play outside on a sunny day… HEY! That’s right, Christmas came early this year. Like way early! We are going to do all the things we love about winter and Christmas in JULY. Sledding, decorating trees and singing carols are just the beginning of this very merry camp.

NEW!

Construct

Calling all kids who love to design, build, and knock things down…this camp is for you! This is your chance to put your creative energies into action.  Each week we will use a variety of materials to design and build our own amazing structures.  This camp is highlighted by our own, safe, demolition day on Thursday of each week! 

Extreme

Extreme is for those kids who like the adventurous side of Camp Vertical. This week often includes relay-palooza, team building, and a visit by the Rock Wall for some rock climbing. (Don't worry Mom, it’s safe!) Bring your A-game and be prepared for an extreme adventure.

Grades 4-6 Only

Girls Inc

This camp is all about girls being girls! Days will be full of fun girlie things like painting nails, spa treatments, chocolate, pajama day, interactive games, and lots of other things that girls love. One of the highlights each day is when we take a break to talk about the inner qualities that make a woman truly beautiful

Home Run

The dog days of summer are just perfect for getting out on the diamond and playing some baseball. Home Run camp will spend some time practicing the basics, but as with all of our sports camps, emphasis will be on playing the game and having fun. Don't forget about the one-of-a-kind Vertical Home Run Derby happening later in the week!  Bring your favorite glove!

Mad Scientist

Experiments, Explosions, and Eruptions… Join our Mad Scientist leaders in exploring the crazy fun side of science.  Kids will participate in “hair raising” experiments that will knock their goggles off (but not really)! 

Grades 4-6 Only

Paints & More 

Budding Artists come in all shapes and sizes. Paints and More is designed so that each child, whether a beginner or the next Picasso, will have fun using watercolors, clay, chalk, wood and more. Get your creative juices flowing, and join us for this "masterpiece" of a week. 

Pumped Up PE

Raise your hand if Gym is your favorite subject!?! If you love Gym at school, then Pumped up PE is the activity for you. Each day we are going to play the best of the best games from your gym classes. Dodgeball, Around the World, Pac-Man, Kick Ball and even Hungry Hungry Hippos are all going to come to life in the Elmbrook Gym. So if you are always longing for gym class, Pumped up PE is ready to satisfy.

NEW!

Soccer

This is a special week of kicking and running for all soccer fans. We also try to play as much soccer as we can and still have time for some basic drills. As with all of our sport camps, the emphasis is on play and sportsmanship.

Take Aim

Ready, Aim, Nerf! Explore the Nerf world with target practice, bash ball, football and more. Hand-eye coordination will serve you well as you aim, shoot and score all week long in a variety of exciting competitions with your fellow teammates. Prepare to take aim in this exciting activity.

Grades 4-6 Only

Turn the Page

Do you love to read? Then Turn the Page is your kind of camp. Get ready for a week full of fun and adventure as kids dive into the wonderful world of books. Besides reading, campers will learn the fine art of creating a book nook, will be able to write and illustrate their own story, and enjoy the ever popular Random Reading Spot time. So find a comfy seat, grab a good story and get ready for the adventures that can only be found in books.

Girls VBall/BBall

We know that girls like to play more than one sport, so here is your chance. We are combining volleyball and basketball- two high-energy sports- into one fast-paced camp. Sign up for a slam-dunking, high-spiking week!! 

Loud & Proud

A week of high flying, loud cheering action! Girls will get a crash course in cheer and pom moves and prepare a rockin’ routine for the whole camp and parents on Friday! Stretch those muscles and get ready for a high-energy week that will be cheer-tastic! 

Man Camp 

This camp is filled with all kinds of activities that boys will love including adventures in male cooking, CV video game tournament, Lumberjack Day, and tons of other high-energy activities. The most important part of the day is when the whole group gathers to discover what it takes to not only be a real man, but a gentleman. 

Grades 4-6 Only

Project Runway

Girls, do you have an eye for design?  In Project Runway we are going to be designing clothing of all kinds.  From drawing the hippest new trend, to creating our very own clothes (out of a variety of wacky materials), this camp is all about creativity.  This fun week will end with a fashion show. 

Grades 4-6 Only

Rockets & Roller Coasters

This week is filled with the high-flying adventure of model rocketry and loop-de-loop roller coasters. Each child will build and launch a rocket and create a marble roller coaster with enough drops and turns to make you dizzy.  A great week for everyone!

Steps

Join the Steps camp for a week of high flying, dance-tastic fun. Girls will learn the basics of dance and have fun putting them together in a routine for the whole camp on Friday! Stretch those muscles and get ready for a high-energy week that will be fun for all. 

Grades 4-6 Only

Top Secret

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend the week working on a top secret Vertical case.  Fingerprints, clues, and dead ends are sure to keep you on your toes in this mysterious activity.  Do you have what it takes to crack the code?

Grades 4-6 Only

Wide World of Sports

Racquets and bats and bikes…oh my!  The kids have spoken and we have listened:  We want to play tennis.  Check!  We want to ride our bikes.  Check!  We want to mini-putt.  Check!  All these activities plus flag football, cricket, and many more will make up a week of camp you will not soon forget.  Sign up quickly and get ready for a world-wide adventure in sports. 

Grades 4-6 Only