Neighborhood House Community Center

Madison's Oldest Community Center

Since 1916

29 South Mills Street | Madison, WI 53715 | MAP IT

Welcome to Neighborhood House!

Be a part of Neighborhood House

We hope you will stop by our community center and take part in some of our programs and events, volunteer your time, or rent out our meeting rooms. For more information on any events or programs please feel free to contact us at 608.255.5337 or e-mail us at

Check out our latest newsletter!

You can pick up a copy at Neighborhood House or read it online by clicking here--> August Newsletter

Be a Summer Camp volunteer at Neighborhood House!

Spend your summer jump roping, field tripping, painting, and hanging out with the coolest 7-12 year olds around!  We schedule volunteers throughout the day and ask a minimum of 2-4 hours per week.  We are a short walk or bike ride from campus and downtown Madison.  Have fun this summer making a positive difference in your community!  Stop by and pick up an application or click on the blue banner below to download.  Completed applications can be returned by email or in person.  Summer Camp Volunteer Application 


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  • Days/times: Summer Camp will run for 9 weeks from June 23rd - August 22nd Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm
  • Enrollment: Parents have the option to enroll in the summer camp on a weekly basis.
  • Age requirements: 7-12 years
  • Fee is $179 per child. Siblings receive a 10% discount. 
  • Registration: Enrollment is required. Please download and fill out the Registration Packet -Click on the link above.
  • Contact: Amanda Ryan, Program Director | | Phone: 608.255.5337

Want to know more about our great summer camp? Read On!


Why should I enroll my child in Neighborhood House Community Center Summer Camp?

Neighborhood House Community Center has had a successful summer day camp for over 33 years. It is the only all day community center summer camp in central Madison that is running a full service day camp! We provide a safe summer enrichment program for children ages 7-12. As a priority we focus on summer learning loss and integrate a curriculum that engages educational opportunities that other summer camps lack.

Neighborhood House Summer Day Camp builds community and provides a nurturing place for children to learn, grow and explore. We strive to promote a healthy lifestyle by introducing healthy eating habits and learning how to grow food in our Children’s Community Garden!

In addition to the MANY field trips we take on a weekly basis, we also work closely with the UW Madison Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and BioTREK (Biotechnology Center). We attend weekly workshops and labs that teach children not only the significance of an education but the importance of being a part of a community. 

Our goal here at Neighborhood House Summer Day Camp is to support the youth of Madison and the surrounding areas by teaching kids to become successful members of their community, school and family. We want children to develop positive attitudes towards learning and education.

Field Trips include:

  • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (Weekly Visits-Summer Science Workshops)
  • Geology Museum
  • Camp Randall
  • BioTrek (we will visit 4 times this summer doing a lab or workshop)
  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Ingersoll Physics Museum
  • Kohl Center
  • UW Libraries
  • and much more!


  • Science
  • Music, Dance, & the Arts
  • Green Week – Recycling & Composting
  • Greek Mythology
  • Roman Mythology
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Animals and Insects
  • Incredible Books


 2012 Annual Report

Our 2012 Annual Report is now available. Would you like to give to Neighborhood House? Please donate using PayPal, or see our wish list.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality programming and social services that facilitate the growth of a diverse, responsible, and welcoming community.

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Neighborhood House will create opportunities for area residents to strengthen the quality of their community by making connections, building relationships, and embracing diversity through social, educational, and recreational activities. 

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29 South Mills Street | Madison, WI 53715 | MAP IT

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