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  • My son has been able to discuss the parts of the brain with us, and has shown us his focused breathing.We're encouraging him to do the focused breathing every day, and we use meditation apps together.  I hope that this camp is offered again next year!Mindfulness Camp Parent

Youth Development

What is STEAM?
If you asked the dictionary, it would say "the vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air." If you asked Continuing Ed, though, we'd say that it's our acronym for exciting, new youth camps that involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mindfulness. These fun and educational programs enhance the learning experience that your child receives at school while delving into topics of particular interest. Through these camps, your child will have the opportunity to create animated movies, play with robots, have an outdoor adventure, paint a masterpiece, and after all that excitement, learn to focus and meditate in our mindfulness camp.
Our youth programs have concluded for the season. Stay informed, sign up for our youth program emails, and follow us on social media. You will receive camp updates and as well as special discount promotions. See below for a preview of our new Black Rocket tech camps for 2018.
2018 New Camp Preview
Code Breakers
Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
Minecraft© Modders
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 
ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs
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! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has limited scholarship funds available to help eligible children participate in its 2018 STEAM Summer Camp program. Partial scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students whose families meet the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please note that because funds are limited, qualifying for a scholarship does not guarantee a scholarship award. The scholarship program allows one scholarship per child per summer. However, if a family has more than one child the parent or guardian may submit a separate application for each child in the household. Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified within 10 business days of receipt.

Stay tuned for the application link for Summer 2018!

Youth Sponsorship Opportunities


Youth Sponsorship Help bring opportunities to the children of Racine and Kenosha counties. All children should have the same opportunities for learning, growth, and development. That is why we have created a flexible sponsorship program geared toward our local youth. Visit our Youth Sponsorship Program site to find out how you can sponsor a camp today!


900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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