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Esports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 07/15/2024
  • End Date: 07/19/2024
  • Meeting Time(s): 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Cost: $359 through 4/30, then $379
  • Includes: Snacks

Whether they want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster, your student will learn the basics to get started! In this course, students develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s Esports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly, practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.

Age Range: 11-14 years old (Middle School)

Scholarships are available to middle school students (grades 6-8) who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch. Each student can receive up to 3 scholarships, which will cover the full camp cost. If your scholarship is approved, you will be supplied a coupon code to register for free. Apply now at: https://form.jotform.com/240253980203146

Do I need to provide a computer for my student?

UW-Parkside will provide computers and all other technology needed for the course. All students need to bring is themselves! 

Where will this camp take place?

This camp takes place on UW-Parkside's campus. More information regarding drop off and pick up location will be shared a few weeks prior to the camp start date. 

What age group is this camp for?

This camp is for middle school aged students (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Please reach out to us with any questions at youthpac@uwp.edu or 262-595-3340.        

I want more information on scholarship opportunities, how can I find out more information?

Please reach out to us at youthpac@uwp.edu or 262-595-3340. 

Youth Camps
Environmental Explorers AM Session
  • Type: In Person
  • Start Date: 07/29/2024
  • End Date: 08/02/2024
  • Meeting Time(s): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Includes: Snacks

With a mix of in and out of laboratory experiences, we encourage middle schoolers who have a passion to be outside to investigate their surroundings. With activities based on geology, ecology, microscope use, dissection, and soil studies, the environment will be a new frontier for your child's investigation.  

Age Range: 11-14 years old (Middle School)

Scholarships are available to middle school students (grades 6-8) who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch. Each student can receive up to 3 scholarships, which will cover the full camp cost. If your scholarship is approved, you will be supplied a coupon code to register for free. Apply now at: https://form.jotform.com/240253980203146

Thank you to Shimadzu for their support! Their support allows us to keep the this camp affordable for everyone! 

Laura Schulz
Lecturer and Environmental Education Manager
Environmental Studies Department
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014

Laura Schulz has her BS in Geosciences from UW Parkside and an MS in Soil Science from UW-Madison. She has worked at UW-Parkside since 2016. Laura teaches courses in Environmental Studies, Geosciences, and Chemistry and is the director of the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) located at 6th Street in Racine.

The mission of the Environmental Explorers Summer Camp held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is to provide an enriching educational experience for local middle school students interested in the natural sciences. The sessions are hands-on and take place outside, weather permitting. The week also features several field trips.

I enjoyed this camp and think it should be continued throughout the years - 06/23

Camp was fun because we got to be active and hands on while learning something new - 04/23

The camp is extremely fun and the instructors are extremely nice and are easy to make a bond with - 08/23

What type of clothing should my child wear?

This camp has a mix of indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting), so please make sure your child is dressed appropriate for the weather and wears clothes that are ok to get dirty/muddy. Closed-toed shoes are preferred, however, sandals/water shoes may be appropriate on some days. Camp instructor and director will provide recommendations for clothing based on activities during drop off or pick up. 

Where will this camp take place?

This camp takes place on UW-Parkside's campus. The camp involves a field trip to the REC and students will also explore in Petrifying Springs parks adjacent to campus. More information regarding drop off and pick up location will be shared a few weeks prior to the camp start date. 

What age group is this camp for?

This camp is for middle school aged students (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Please reach out to us with any questions at youthpac@uwp.edu or 262-595-3340.        

I want more information on scholarship opportunities, how can I find out more information?

Please reach out to us at youthpac@uwp.edu or 262-595-3340. 

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Environmental Explorers PM Session
  • Type: In Person
  • Start Date: 07/29/2024
  • End Date: 08/02/2024
  • Meeting Time(s): 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $50
  • Includes: Snacks

With a mix of in and out of laboratory experiences, we encourage middle schoolers who have a passion to be outside to investigate their surroundings. With activities based on geology, ecology, microscope use, dissection, and soil studies, the environment will be a new frontier for your child's investigation.  

Age Range: 11-14 years old (Middle School)

Scholarships are available to middle school students (grades 6-8) who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch. Each student can receive up to 3 scholarships, which will cover the full camp cost. If your scholarship is approved, you will be supplied a coupon code to register for free. Apply now at: https://form.jotform.com/240253980203146

Thank you to Shimadzu for their support! Their support allows us to keep the this camp affordable for everyone! 

Laura Schulz
Lecturer and Environmental Education Manager
Environmental Studies Department
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014

Laura Schulz has her BS in Geosciences from UW Parkside and an MS in Soil Science from UW-Madison. She has worked at UW-Parkside since 2016. Laura teaches courses in Environmental Studies, Geosciences, and Chemistry and is the director of the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) located at 6th Street in Racine.

The mission of the Environmental Explorers Summer Camp held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is to provide an enriching educational experience for local middle school students interested in the natural sciences. The sessions are hands-on and take place outside, weather permitting. The week also features several field trips.

I enjoyed this camp and think it should be continued throughout the years - 06/23

Camp was fun because we got to be active and hands on while learning something new - 04/23

The camp is extremely fun and the instructors are extremely nice and are easy to make a bond with - 08/23

What type of clothing should my child wear?

This camp has a mix of indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting), so please make sure your child is dressed appropriate for the weather and wears clothes that are ok to get dirty/muddy. Closed-toed shoes are preferred, however, sandals/water shoes may be appropriate on some days. Camp instructor and director will provide recommendations for clothing based on activities during drop off or pick up. 

Where will this camp take place?

This camp takes place on UW-Parkside's campus. The camp involves a field trip to the REC and students will also explore in Petrifying Springs parks adjacent to campus. More information regarding drop off and pick up location will be shared a few weeks prior to the camp start date. 

What age group is this camp for?

This camp is for middle school aged students (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Please reach out to us with any questions at youthpac@uwp.edu or 262-595-3340.        

I want more information on scholarship opportunities, how can I find out more information?

Please reach out to us at youthpac@uwp.edu or 262-595-3340. 

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