Youth (7-18yrs)

So what's new this year? Oh, only EVERYTHING!!!

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 NEW!  UW Summer College for Kids Camps!

Our new summer camps are designed to meet the needs of highly motivated children between the ages of 8-14. We are eager to provide safe, fun, hands-on learning that will provide a foundation of skills that students will continue to build upon throughout their lives. These main skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity are the 4 C’s that employers are looking for. Our goal is provide students with these key skills needed for success and individual growth.

Our camps provide students with the ability to:
· Learn at an appropriate level and pace through interesting activities
· Investigate a broad variety of ideas & topics
· Experience creative thinking & problem solving
· Seek practical applications of knowledge
· Develop self-awareness & acceptance of one’s own capacities, interests, and needs

Summer camp topics include:
Computer Programming camp- Minecraft Gamers and Website Design
Biomedical Engineering Camp- Organ Systems I - Hitting the Funny Bone, and Eyeing Virtual Reality™
Classic Engineering Camp – Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Camp – Motion Commotion™ and Animal Frenzy™
Advanced Manufacturing Camp – Ah! The Power of Math™ and Computers and Communication @ UW-Waukesha

UW Summer College for Kids camps will consist of two workshops each for both age groups, ages 11-14 camps will offer more advanced content (ADV). See below for descriptions and schedule. Check our website for more in-depth workshop descriptions! Students will need to bring a bag lunch and drink. Students will receive information on higher education opportunities and a camp gift.
All camps will meet Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, $299*.


early bird

  Save! Register by April 30 for only $269!




 Computer Programming Camp! (Ages 8-14)

 We experience computers and its digital creations every day. It is not enough to just know how to use a computer anymore. Creating, developing computational thinking and ability to personalize & customize applications to solve your problems are needed skills today. It is no surprise then that Computer Science represents the fastest growing segment of jobs in all STEM fields. Experts believe that this field is impacting roughly 80% of all STEM jobs directly or indirectly. Programs are designed to engage young minds and help them advance from being merely computer users to creators. This camp will consist of two workshop programs, Minecraft and Website Design. See below descriptions and schedule; 11-14 camp will offer more advanced content. Skills Focus: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Practice, Computational Thinking, Computing Practice and Programming. Please bring a bag lunch and drink.

Computer Programming Camp Schedule:

Computer camp

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biomedical camp

 Biomedical Engineering Camp! (Ages 8-14)

  The emerging field of Biomedical engineering deals with the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. Closing the gap between engineering and life sciences, this is an exciting intersection of two classic industries: health and mechanical engineering. This camp will consist of two workshops: Hitting the Funny Bone and I Spy, My Eye™ (8-11yrs) and Organ Systems and Eyeing Virtual Reality™ (11-14yrs). Please bring a bag lunch and drink.

Biomedical Engineering Camp Schedule:


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classic engineering

 Classic Engineering Camp! (Ages 8-14)

Our classics showcase two important fields of engineering that have fueled development over the last few centuries through the industrial revolution, civic infrastructure projects, access to clean water, human flight and reach outside planet Earth. The discoveries and inventions continue to shape our worlds. We will head out of the classroom to see firsthand how both civil and environmental engineers work! This camp consists of two workshop programs, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering; advanced content is provided for ages 11-14. Please bring a bag lunch and drink.

Classic Engineering Camp Schedule:

Classic Engineering

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mechanical engineering

 Mechanical Engineering Camp! (Ages 8-14)

 One of the oldest and broadest fields of engineering, Mechanical deals with design and production of machine and tools. It fueled the industrial revolution and today mechanical engineers are pursuing developments in biomedics, nanotechnology, and mechatronics. Participants venture into the land of mechanics in this exciting series of hands-on / minds-on programs. This camp consists of two workshop programs, Motion Commotion™ and Animal Frenzy™; advanced content is provided in workshops for ages 11-14. Please bring a bag lunch and drink.

Mechanical Engineering Camp Schedule:


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 Advanced Manufacturing Camp (Ages 8-14)

The use of innovative technology is improving products and processes all around us. Computing technologies are at the heart of the rapid innovations seen in recent times. This camp is designed to promote innovative thinking in young minds through an integration of hardware and software. We will find the answers to questions like these: What is the skeletal make-up of computers? What are some ways we use computing technologies to organize content, structure our thinking and improve communications? How can we automate repeating steps in manufacturing and get things done without the muscle power? This camp will consist of two workshop programs: Ah! The Power of Math™ Computers and Communication. Please bring a bag lunch and drink.

Advanced Manufacturing Camp Schedule:

Advanced camp

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Build robots? That's a no-brainer!

brainy bot

Popular! Summer Robotics: Brainy Bot Lab- Build an Android (Ages 9-14)

Price: $169.00

Start with a re-purposed Android device, add some electronics and mechanical parts... and build the smartest robot yet. Learn about robotics, electronics, and computer programming as you build a robot to participate in an all new, unique competition the final day. We provide the Android device and all the parts needed to build an incredible robot. When the class is over, you can keep the device and robot to further explore its capabilities. Parents are invited to watch our robotics competition where students demonstrate the different skills their robot has! Space is limited.

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Wham! Boom! Pow!

NEW! Cartooning for Kids (Ages 10+)

Price: $79.00

Learn how to draw silly faces, cartoon animals, and create your own superhero character in this fun drawing class for kids! Taught by certified Wisconsin art teacher Cecelia Blenker, students will explore the art of creating cartoon characters and animals by practicing facial expressions, shape, and form. Materials will include pencil, ink, marker, and collage. Wham! Boom! Pow! We will even invent our own super hero!  

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NEW! After School Spanish (Grades K-5)

Price: $69.00* 

After-school Spanish provides an opportunity for elementary students to gain exposure to the Spanish language at an early age. Children in kindergarten–5th grades will have fun learning the basics including pronunciation, alphabet and number review, vocabulary building, common phrases, and simple conversation. Ask about our family discounts or visit our registration site!

*Ask about our family discounts or visit our registration site!

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Celebrate Spanish culture!

NEW! Summer Mini Spanish Immersion (Grades K-5)

Price: $79.00

Children in kindergarten–5th grades will be immersed into the Spanish language and culture by participating in games, songs, and Spanish cultural traditions. Spanish snacks included! Visit our registration site for complete details!

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Mysteries of Outer Space! (Ages 11-14)

Price: $79.00

The universe is the final frontier to us, and in this beginning class, you will get to explore the big questions: How did the universe come into existence? How did the sun and all the planets form in our solar system? Is there life outside our own solar system? What is an exoplanet? How do stars form and die? The effects of gravity will be demonstrated using an exhibit that shows how space-time distorts. Join us to discover what the building blocks of life itself are…and how it relates to you!

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View our full Youth Learning Catalog HERE!