UW-Parkside Hosts Wide Range of Summer Youth Camps

Published: April 12, 2019

Youth Camps


Each summer, UW-Parkside strives to provide summer youth camps that focus on engaging children with meaningful programs that foster creativity and exploration. Class sizes are kept small in order to ensure that each camper gets personalized instruction from our expert teachers and reaps the benefits of guided opportunities to apply what they have learned in a hands-on lab setting.

By attending youth camps, young scientists, explorers, and programmers can immerse themselves in hands-on topics of interest, make new friends, and learn skills such as coding, building apps, kayaking, Lego robotics, a cappella, and much more.

Each participant’s time is spent developing essential skills for their future that may blossom into future careers. Under our knowledgeable, highly qualified instructors and teachers, each child does more than just have the time of their lives; they spark a passion for learning that can last a lifetime.

For more information or to register or apply for a scholarship, visit https://www.uwp.edu/learn/continuingeducation/youthprograms.cfm

Here are the many exciting summer youth camps:

Lego Robotics

Dates: June 17-21 | time: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cost: $279 |Ages: 10-14

Explore the design process and solve puzzles including maneuvering a robot through a maze using teamwork and LEGO MINDSTORM EV3.

App Attack!

June 24-28 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $279 | Ages 8-11

Using a specialized app and game-development tools. Students explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. Dive into making your own apps, just like the ones you’d see on the App Store!

App, iO: Make Your First App! (NEW THIS YEAR) 

June 24-28 | 1-4 p.m. | $279 |Ages 11-14 

The hottest new Apps are iO apps! Explore the most popular .iO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and discover the world of coding. Become the creator of the next viral web app!

Note: Students do not need to own a smartphone to take this camp.

Minecraft Designers

July 8-12 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |$279 | Ages 8-11  

July 15-19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |$279 | Ages 8-11  

Students learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design their very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into their favorite Minecraft games.

ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!

July 8-12 | 1-4 p.m. | $279| Ages 8-11 

July 15-19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $279 | Ages 8-11

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun!

eSports Apprentice (NEW THIS YEAR)   

July 22-26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $279 | Ages 8-11 

July 22-26 | 1-4 p.m. | $279 | Ages 11-14 

Be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster. No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest growing career for the next generation. Students develop competitive game skills, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, and, most importantly, practice online safety. 

Environmental Explorers

July 29-Aug. 2 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $299 | Ages 11-14 

UW-Parkside educators help students to holistically learn about the natural world. With a mix of in- and out-of-laboratory experiences, middle school students with a passion for the outdoors investigate their surroundings.

Youth Mindfulness

August 5-9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $279 | Ages 5-10 

Mindfulness is now discussed in all facets of society. The awareness this personal practice brings to children can be life changing! Students learn better stress management skills, improved awareness, and discover how to focus on their surroundings.

Summer Reading Programs

Children double reading speed, improve comprehension, and gain confidence to enjoy reading.

Mid-July to Mid August | Times Vary | Ages 4-Adult 

A Cappella University

Jul 8-13

Daily clinics, masterclasses, and final performances along with concerts by a cappella headliners add up to an awesome camp experience hosted by Parkside Range. A dorm with a roommate, three meals a day, and some rad apparel all come together with your voice to equal one incredible summer workshop!

Note: This camp is not eligible for Continuing Education Youth Scholarship program.

Uncovering Alternative Histories

Jul 15-Aug 2 | Apply by March 1, 2019

Current high school sophomores and juniors can explore the Native American narrative in historical events from a local and national perspective. Students learn on location at Parkside. Students will: Earn 3 college history credits for FREE; gain exposure to minority historical paths; learn with state and national experts; travel to Bayfield, Wis., for three nights and visit the Red Cliff Indian reservation, the Apostle Islands and Frog Bay National Park and other historical sites for place-based learning experiences for FREE

Note: This camp is not eligible for Continuing Education Youth Scholarship program. (Plus, it's free!)

For more information on this year’s summer youth camps contact the Continuing Education department by calling 262-595-3340 or sending an email to continuing.ed@uwp.edu.

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