Summer Youth Camps

Summer Youth Camps

You want summer 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 this summer with meaningful programs that foster creativity and exploration through coding, technology, bioscience, and mindfulness.

There's so much to love about our summer 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. 


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!

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.

June 17-21  |  $279
Ages 10-14  |  8:30 am-12 pm

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“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."

- 2018 Lego Robotics Participant

App, iO: Make Your First App!

NEW THIS YEAR  |  The hottest new Apps are iO apps! Explore the most popular .iO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and discover the world of coding. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Become the creator of the next viral web app!

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

June 24-28  |  $279
Ages 8-11  |  9 am-12 pm

June 24-28  |  $279
Ages 11-14  |  1-4 pm

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Minecraft Designers

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.

July 8-12  |  $279
Ages 8-11  |  9 am-12 pm

July 15-19 |  $279
Ages 8-11  |  1 pm-4 pm

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"This camp is amazing because you create new things and add them to Minecraft."


- 2018 Minecraft Modders participant

"Every kid deserves to do this camp for fun and learning."


- 2018 Minecraft Modders participant



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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

July 8-12  |  $279
Ages 8-11  |  1-4 pm

July 15-19 |  $279
Ages 8-11  |  9 am-12 pm

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eSports Apprentice

NEW THIS YEAR  |  Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster, this course will teach you the basics to get started. No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest growing career for the next generation. In this camp, students will develop competitive game skills, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly, practice online safety.  

July 22-26  |  $279
Ages 8-11  |  9 am-12 pm

July 22-26  |  $279
Ages 11-14  |  1-4 pm

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"The camp was inspiring and super fun!"

- 2018 ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs Participants

"I would say that this was the best week of my life."

- 2018 ROBLOX Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs Participants

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.

July 29-August 2  |  $299
Ages 11-14  |  9 am-3:30 pm

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"I loved it. It was so fun! You should come to this camp because you get to do so many things."

- 2018 Environmental Explorers Participant

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

- 2018 Environmental Explorers Participant

Youth Mindfulness

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.

August 5-9 |  $279
Ages 5-10  |  9 am-12 pm

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Summer Reading Programs

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

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


"I liked the hands-on activities, yoga and coloring!"


- Youth Mindfulness Participant

"The mindfulness tips and apps were great because we can refer to them during the school year."


- Youth Mindfulness Parent

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.

Jul 8-13

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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.

2019 Youth Sponsorship Program


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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 Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email

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