UWM at Washington County 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. College for Kids camps will consist of two workshops each for both age groups. Ages 11-14 camps will offer more advanced content (ADV). Students will receive a certificate of completion and a camp gift. See below for more in-depth camp and workshop descriptions and schedules! Each College for Kids STEM camp will be offered in a full or half day (AM or PM) option.
Full day camp option: Monday - Thursday: 9:00a - 4:00p for $299.00, Register before April 30 for $269.00
Half day camp option: Monday - Thursday: 9:00a - 12:00p (AM) or 1:00p - 4:00p (PM) for $149.00, Register before April 30 for $139.00
Monday-Thursday, June 10 - 13
Ages 8-11: Aerospace Engineering (AM) & Biomedical Engineering (PM)
Spend the morning taking a dive into the foundations of aerospace technologies. Participants face off with powerful air; experience its drag and pressure; learn about laws of motion and how they impact flying things. In "Biomedical: Making Sense of our Senses," students will explore each of the five senses and discover how biomedical engineers work to improve our lives. Take a peek into the world of sensory disorders with hands on activities to help us better understand them.
Ages 11-14: ADV Biomedical Engineering (AM) & ADV Aerospace Engineering (PM)
Explore each of the five senses and discover how biomedical engineers work to improve our lives. Activities will include discovering how the senses work together to make sense of our world, testing all our taste buds, exploring sound vibrations, and trying to read with Braille. In "Aerospace Engineering", explore the forces that impact flight with a focus on two forces - weight and drag. Students will make paper choppers and through scientific inquiry and experimentation, they will learn the effect of more weight, bigger wing size, and a different wing turn on choppers' motion.
Monday- Thursday, June 24 - 27
Ages 8-11: SCRATCH Coding (AM) & Minecraft Engineering/ Coding (PM)
In "Scratch Coding", discover the hidden world of coding and how amazing it feels to program and watch it work for you! During our "Minecraft Engineering" afternoon, students will learn the foundation of skills involved in utilizing the Minecraft.edu format. Engage in a civil engineering project to build structures within specific confines of a budget and materials to create an entire city including roads, public services, homes, etc.
Ages 11-14: ADV Minecraft Engineering (AM) & Coding with Python (PM)
During the "Minecraft Engineering" morning, students will learn the skills involved in utilizing the Minecraft.edu format. Engage in a civil engineering project to build structures within specific confines of a budget and materials to create an entire city including roads, public services, homes, etc. 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.
Monday-Thursday, July 8 - 11
Ages 8-11: Engineering Design Challenges (AM) & Robotics: LEGO WeDo 2.0 (PM)
In "Engineering Challenges" students will tackle 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. During the afternoon session, take WeDo 2.0 Robotics to the next level! Build and code robots to meet daily challenges and battle for top ranking among your camp mates!
Ages 11-14: ADV Robotics: Mindstorm (AM) & ADV Engineering Design Challenges (PM)
During "Robotics: Mindstorm" students will build and code advanced robots and learn how to code and design robotic rovers, catapults, check-out scanners, and more! In "Engineering Challenges", students will tackle engineering feats with their imagination and through their critical thinking skills! Teams will be given an objective to meet, materials to use, and time to imagine, design, build, test, and rebuild.
Monday-Thursday, July 15 - 18
Ages 8-11: KODU Game Making Lab (AM) & Virtual Reality (PM)
During "KODU Game Making Lab", gamers will use drag and drop picture-based coding to make racing games, mazes, tag games, follow the leader, or "kid friendly" battles that include levels, score keeping, story lines, multi-players, and more! In "Virtual Reality" participants will start by learning the basic properties of the human eye and develop their own virtual reality world! Students will be truly amazed and be able to show off their worlds to their parents as well!
Ages 11-14: ADV Virtual Reality (AM) & Raspberry Pi (PM)
In "Virtual Reality" participants will start by learning the basic properties of the human eyes and develop their own virtual reality world! Created worlds will be viewed via a smartphone placed in cardboard VR glasses. During "Raspberry Pi" students will learn Python programming language to instruct their Pi (a small personal computer that is used to learn programming and digital making) to work wonders and get a primer on circuit designing. Put learning into action by designing and building various automation projects and learn how sensors, microprocessors with connectivity, and processes from the foundation of IoT (Internet of Things) work.
Monday-Thursday, August 5 - 8
Ages 8-11: Robotic Challenges WeDo (AM) & STEM Challenges Redstone (PM)
Take WeDo 2.0 Robotics to the next level! Build and code robots to meet daily challenges and battle for top ranking among your camp mates! During "Minecraft STEM Challenges Redstone", students will gain an understanding about energy that comes from a variety of sources and how it can be used to generate electricity. By using Redstone dust, daylight sensors and switches, students will create a lighting system for a village, power amusement park rides, and add motion to any of their builds.
Ages 11-14: Minecraft STEM Challenges Redstone (AM) & Robotic Challenges Mindstorm (PM)
During "Minecraft STEM Challenges Redstone", students will gain an understanding about energy that comes from a variety of sources and how it can be used to generate electricity. By using Redstone dust, daylight sensors and switches, students will create a lighting system for a village, power amusement park rides, and add motion to any of their builds. Take Mindstorm Robotics to the next level! Build and code robots that meet daily challenges!
Other Summer STEM Courses!
Build your own Google site showcasing your talented technology skills! Upload your own pictures, audio, or video clips on Google Photos to later insert onto your site. Embed widgets and videos from YouTube. Explore coding and videos while using a safe online learning environment with proper "netiquette" skills.
This summer, take off to amazing heights with our Rocketry Camp! During this week long camp, students will be taught physics principles involved in Model Rocketry as well as how to build, test and launch model rockets. Students will also learn about real world rockets and about space travel.
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 robot's exact behavior. On the final day, each robot will attempt challenges for earning points. One robot will walk away as champion, but all will have fun and learn!
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.