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Summer Youth Camps

We are happy to provide online youth camp options year-round. Please see below for more details!

Virtual 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!  

Spring Options Coming Soon!
Ages 8-14  |  $149-$159 | Online

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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.

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!

Young Filmmakers

Learn about the history of film, explore film theory, and gain the basic skills to create a movie. Campers will be inspired to create movies with the goal of submitting to the Milwaukee Film Festival's Youth Show.

Summer '21 Dates TBD
Ages 11-14  |  9 am-3:30 pm  | In-Person

Lego Robotics

Robots and computers are for more than just games! You can use them to solve fun, interesting challenges. Explore the design process and solve puzzles including maneuvering a robot through a maze using teamwork and LEGO MINDSTORM EV3.

Summer '21 Dates TBD
Ages 10-14  |  8:30 am-12 pm | In-Person

“This camp was the best. You can play with robots and learn new things. The people are nice.”

- Lego Robotics participant 

"I highly recommend this camp. It has the nicest teachers you'll ever meet, plenty of fun, and difficult challenges to overcome."

- Lego Robotics Participant

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.

Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021
Ages 11-14  |  9 am-3:30 pm | In-Person

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"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

3D Game Design with Unity

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021
Ages 11-14 | 1 pm-4:00 pm | In-Person

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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 a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her 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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021
Ages 8-11 |  9 am-12 pm  |  In-Person

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Minecraft Modders

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
Ages 11-14 | 1 pm-4 pm  |  In-Person  

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Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while 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.  

Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021
Ages 8-11  |  9 am-12:00 pm  |  In-Person

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Online Reading Programs

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

Online Options Now Available 
Ages 4-Adult  |  Times Vary

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a cappella university

A Cappella University

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.

Summer of 2021 

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Help bring opportunities to the children of Racine and Kenosha counties.

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.

Sponsor Now!


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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