Youth (7-18yrs)

 



2019 Summer College for Kids!

STEM

UWM at Waukesha Summer College for Kids 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. Check our website for more in-depth workshop descriptions and schedules! College for Kids camps will consist of two workshops each for both age groups; ages 11-14 camps will offer more advanced content (ADV). 

Check our website for more in-depth workshop descriptions and schedules! Students will receive a certificate of completion and a camp gift. This summer, we are offering both full day and half day options. Full day will meet Mon-Thur, 9am-4pm. Half day sessions will meet 9am-12:00pm (AM) or 1-4pm (PM). 

Save! Register before April 30th for $269/full day camp or $139/half day camp.  Register after April 30th for $299/full day camp or $149/half day camp. 

 


Creative Programming Camp

Monday-Thursday, July 22-25

VR

KODU Game Making Lab (AM) & Virtual Reality (PM) Ages 8-11

Love playing video games?  Watch as your student’s imagination comes to life when they make their very own video game! Gamers will use drag and drop picture based coding to make a game that displays their personal style and interests. The possibilities are endless! In Virtual Reality, students will learn about the human eye and develop their own virtual reality world using drag and drop coding! The majority of the time will be spent creating their own VR worlds on the computer. Students will build the worlds on the computer that they imagine but will be viewed via a smartphone placed in Google Cardboard VR glasses. Students will be truly amazed at what they can create! 

 

ADV Virtual Reality (AM) & Raspberry Pi (PM) Ages 11-14

In Virtual Reality students will learn about the human eye and develop their own virtual reality world using drag and drop coding! The majority of the time will be spent creating their own VR worlds on the computer. Students will build the worlds on the computer that they imagine but will be viewed via a smartphone placed in Google Cardboard VR glasses. Students will be truly amazed at what they can create! In Raspberry Pi, students will learn the basics of Pi anatomy-including Systems on a chip, input/output interfaces and operating systems and get a primer on circuit designing and watch learning take action. Students will design and build various automation projects and learn how sensors, microprocessors with connectivity, and processes form the foundation of IoT (Internet of Things). 

 


Environmental Studies Camp

Monday-Thursday, June 24-June 27

Environmental Studies

Environmental Engineering (AM) & Environmental Investigations (PM) Ages 8-11

Environmental engineering focuses on ways to sustain and improve the natural environment. This program provides a hands-on exploration of our environment through engineering.  Take a fresh look at air and water; fight the evil pollution; work as  environmental detectives to investigate the 3 Rs of green living - reduce, reuse and recycle. Conduct experiments to understand the Greenhouse Effect and witness water’s vanishing color act! This program focuses on local ecosystems and your child’s place within the system.  Through hands-on activities your student will learn about bird migration, pollution, the life cycle of plants and bugs and how humans can help.
 

ADV Environmental Investigations (AM) & Environmental Engineering (PM) Ages 11-14

This program focuses on local ecosystems and your child’s place within the system.  Through hands-on activities your student will learn about bird migration, pollution, the life cycle of plants and bugs and how humans can help. Environmental engineering focuses on ways to sustain and improve the natural environment. This program provides a hands-on exploration of our environment through engineering. Take a fresh look at air and water; fight the evil pollution; work as environmental detectives to investigate the 3 Rs of green living - reduce, reuse and recycle. Conduct experiments to understand the Greenhouse Effect and witness water’s vanishing color act!

 


Computer Programming Camp

Monday-Thursday, July 15-18

Minecraft

SCRATCH Coding (AM) & Minecraft Engineering (PM) Ages 8-11

Learn the ins and outs of computer programming with these two great programs! In SCRATCH Coding students will discover the hidden world of coding and just how amazing it feels to program a computer and watch it work for you! During our Minecraft afternoon, students will learn the foundational skills involved in utilizing the Minecraft.edu format. Participants will engage in a civil engineering project to build structures within specific confines of budget and materials. As a group, they will construct an entire city including roads, public services, homes etc. If time permits, coding will be introduced to the participants as a way to create their own game modifications. 

ADV Minecraft Engineering (AM) & Coding with Python (PM) Ages 11-14

This introductory Minecraft.edu class will provide the foundational skills involved in utilizing the Minecraft.edu format. Engage in a civil engineering project to build structures within specific confines of budget and materials. As a group, students will construct an entire city including roads, public services, homes etc. Python is an impressive introduction to the text based coding world and was used to develop Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Google and many other familiar sites. Python will allow students to develop video games, desktop GUI's, software and more! Many programming concepts such as algorithms, looping, nesting, debugging, variables and conditionals will be covered. Participants will be amazed to see their ideas and imaginations come to life! Discover the limitless possibilities and fun of Minecraft and Python Coding!

 


Engineering Challenges Camp

Monday-Thursday, June 17-20

Lego

Engineering Design & Lego Robotics; WeDo 2.0 Ages 8-11

Students will surprise themselves tackling engineering challenges with perseverance and imagination! In Engineering Design Challenges teams will be given an objective to meet, materials to use, and time to imagine, design, build, test, and rebuild. Expect your creativity and problem solving to be brought up a level or two! In LEGO Robotics, take WeDo Robotics to the next level! Build and code robots that meet daily challenges and battle for top ranking among your camp mates! Every day will bring new challenges, new fun, and exciting unexpected results!

 

Mindstorm Robotics & Engineering Design Ages 11-14

Build and code advanced robots in Mindstorm Robotics! Learn the basics of coding and design robotic rovers, catapults, check-out scanners and complete challenges to build and code your own robots to solve real-world problems! In Engineering Design, students will surprise themselves by tackling engineering challenges with perseverance and imagination! Teams will be given an objective to meet, materials to use, and time to imagine, design, build, test, and rebuild. Expect your creativity and problem solving to be brought up a level or two!

 


STEM Challenges Camp

Monday-Thursday, July 29-August 1

LEGO

WeDo Robotics (AM) & Minecraft Redstone (PM) Challenges Ages 8-11

Take WeDo 2.0 Robotics to the next level!  Build and code robots that meet daily challenges! Battle for top ranking among your camp mates! Every day will bring new challenges, new fun and exciting unexpected results. Understanding that energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy. Using Redstone dust, daylight sensors and switches, students need to create a lighting system for a village, power an amusement rides and add motion to any of their builds. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination! Amazing challenges will be provided to the children to work together to create various electrical systems.

 

Mindstorm Robotics (AM) & ADV Minecraft Redstone Challenges (PM) Ages 11-14

Take Mindstorm Robotics to the next level! Build and code robots that meet daily challenges! Battle for top ranking among your camp mates! Every day will bring new challenges, new fun and exciting unexpected results. Understanding that energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy. Using redstone dust, daylight sensors and switches, students need to create a lighting system for a village, power an amusement rides and add motion to any of their builds. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination!  Advanced challenges will be provided to the children to work together to create various Redstone objectives.

 


Smart Phone Robotics Grades 4-9

Monday-Thursday, August 12-15, 9:00am-1:00pm

Smart Phone

Create a robot from scratch that can be controlled by your smart phone! You will start with a pile of parts, then assemble and wire it up. You’ll write computer code to control your robots’ exact behavior. This years robot has an all new design. On the final day of the course, parents are invited to come watch the students compete. Each robot will attempt challenges to earn points. One robot will walk away as champion, but all will have fun and learn. 

 


 

View our full Youth Learning Catalog HERE!

 

Youth Policy

The Youth Event Health Form & Student Program Policies are required to be filled out for all minors (under 18) in order to participate in our classes. A new set of forms must be submitted for each class that a student is registered for. All youth forms must be scanned, faxed, or mailed back to Continuing Education prior to the start of class. Only students who have a signed parental release form granting them permission to leave unattended will be able to leave without an adult. If your child is to go home on their own, make sure you sign that form.

Youth Event Health Form & Student Program Policies