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Summer Youth Camps

Youth Programs

You want youth camps that focus on transforming, engaging, and learning. That’s why we keep class sizes small, ensuring that each camper gets plenty of one-on-one instruction from our expert teachers. Your camper benefits from guided opportunities to apply what they’re learning in a hands-on lab setting.

Keep your kids engaged with meaningful programs that foster creativity and exploration through coding, technology, bioscience, and mindfulness.

Now taking scholarship applications for select camps!

Eligible camps feature an "Apply for Scholarship" button. To qualify for DPI Precollege Scholarship, student must be eligible for free or reduced price school meals, and must have finished fifth grade, but not have graduated from high school.

Python Programmers

Introduce your high schooler to the art of programming. With the opportunity to work individually and collaboratively with peers and UW-Parkside faculty, students will gain an understanding of the basics of Python programming. We aim to inspire students to continue elevating their programming skills by making programming both accessible and enjoyable.

Postponed until June '22

Mobile App Developers

Learn about a variety of programming languages and basic technology skills to prepare for advanced computer science studies. High school students will test their math skills by learning how to understand the fundamentals of coding and programming concepts. Students will practice working in a team environment, common in the modern workplace. UW-Parkside faculty will guide participants by answering questions and providing them with immediate feedback on their progress.

Postponed until June '22

Environmental Explorers

Embark on outdoor adventures as UW-Parkside educators guide your child to holistically learn about the natural world. 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. 

Registration now $50 thanks to a generous sponsorship from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments!

Aug 2-6 from 9 am-12 pm or 1 pm-4 pm
Ages 11-14  | $50 | In-Person


"I thought your class was really fun and both of the teachers were really nice. I loved when we caught frogs and the crawfish!"

- Environmental Explorers Participant

"I learned a lot of new skills like kayaking, soil sampling, and water chemistry."


- Environmental Explorers Participant

App Attack!

Students will learn all about app design, game development, and get the opportunity to create their very own layouts and objects. Upon completion of camp, students will be able to share their project with friends and family!

August 9-13 from 12:30-3:30 pm
Ages 11-14 | $169 | Online

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Young Authors

Students will channel their creativity by developing and producing their very own book. Each child will learn all about character and plot development and will receive their story as a soft cover book at the end of the course.

August 16-20 from 12:30-3:30 pm
Ages 11-14 | $209 | Online

Register Apply for Scholarship

There's so much to love about our camps.

Why Parents Love Our Camps

Your child's time is spent developing essential skills for their future that can blossom into future careers. Under the knowledgeable instruction of our faculty and highly qualified teachers, your child does more than just have the time of their lives; they spark a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Why Kids Love Our Camps

By attending our youth camps, young scientists, explorers, and programmers immerse themselves in hands-on topics of interest, make new friends, and learn skills such as coding, kayaking, and building robots. 

And of course, they have an absolute blast!

Online STEAM Camps

Each week get ready to be led by top teachers in LIVE classes featuring topics such as coding, game design, eSports, virtual reality and more! Click below to view the full catalog and learn more about our open enrollment virtual steam camps.

Ages 8-14  |  $149+ | Online

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Online Reading Programs

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

Note: This camp is not eligible for any promotions/discounts. 

Online Options Now Available 
Ages 4-Adult  |  Times Vary

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Give the gift of education

We believe all children should have the same opportunities for learning, growth, and development. That is why we created a scholarship program geared toward our local youth and sponsored by partners in the region.

Our flexible sponsorship program allows you to make an impact on our communities at the level that works best for your organization. Your support means scholarship opportunities -- and so much more.

Donate today

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Professional and Continuing Education  |  262-595-3340  |  continuing.ed@uwp.edu


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Professional and Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.

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