So what's new this year? Oh, only EVERYTHING!!!
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*.
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:
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:
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:
Build robots? That's a no-brainer!
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.
A Stroke of Genius!
Register 3 weeks prior to each session for early bird pricing!
Whether you have a student who loves to draw and paint, or one who would like to gain more confidence, this class makes it easy to foster a deep love for the arts. All supplies are included and no experience is necessary. Click on the documents below to view a sample of each painting session: