UWGB Life's a Lab Camp
UW-Green Bay, in partnership with Bellin College, offers Life’s a Lab Health Science Camp, June 15-18, 2014. Campers will explore careers in the health sciences, specifically in physical therapy, sports medicine, emergency medical fields, radiology/oncology, mortuary, and research science. This camp offers high school campers entering grades 10-12 an ideal experience for those interested in pursuing a college degree in science or a profession that requires a science foundation.
- Dates: June 15-18, 2014
- Fees: $279 for commuter day campers (includes 3 lunches); $469 for campers who live on campus
- Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-W) Housing campers will check into their dorms on Sunday afternoon, June 15 and check out by 4:30 on Wednesday, June 18.
Each day campers will spend their mornings in UW-Green Bay's state-of- the art science labs for anatomy and physiology classes. Campers will experience hands-on science including but not limited to sheep hearts and brain dissection, patellar/Achilles reflex testing, cat muscle and vascular dissection, iWorx reflex testing lab and muscle contraction/fatigue. These classes will be taught by UW-Green Bay faculty member Amanda Nelson and her team, from the UW-Green Bay Human Biology Department.
In the afternoons the team from Bellin College have coordinated on-site tours for campers to observe and encounter an array of health science professions including the following fields: oncology, radiology, sports medicine, physical therapy, research, EMT, paramedics and trauma flight services. In addition, the new Bellin College high tech simulation and radiology labs will provide opportunities for practicing skills learned in the science labs.
If you have a science aptitude and are looking for a future in health sciences this camp is for you! Because of the popularity of these topics, and attention to individual needs, this camp is limited to only 36 campers. Register early!
The Perfect Camp Location - This 700 acre campus location is a perfect setting for summer camps. Located five miles from the downtown Green Bay area.
Resident Housing Campers - UW-Green Bay's two-person dorm rooms are comfortable, offer a private bathroom per room, and are within a five minute walk to the campus facilities. Campers are assigned a roommate of the same gender and age; we honor one roommate request.
Special evening activities are planned for campers who live on campus. These events may include a talent show, field trips, game night in our newly renovated University Union, swimming at the state of the art Kress Events Center, outings to recreational areas in the Green Bay area, etc. Our campers aren't bored in the evening!
Campers who choose to live on campus will be supervised by a team of overnight camp counselors. This highly trained team undergoes hours of emergency training, simulated role-plays, and are experienced in working with today's youth.
Commuter Campers - Campers who don't live on campus, must provide for their own daily transportation to and from campus each day. Lunch meals are available for an additional fee. Order online when you register!
Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8 a.m. Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.
NOTE: Green Bay Transit operates to and from campus each day, with drop off locations at the Cofrin Library and the Studio Arts Building. The buses run :10 and :40 on the hour. Bus passes are $2 per day for students. For more information contact: http://www.greenbaymetro.org or call 920-448-3450.
Scholarships - Many of our campers attend on scholarships or other assistance. Community civic organizations, local businesses and area clubs often provide assistance to campers.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) offers some scholarship assistance for non-athletic camps. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to eligibility based on financial need. Application forms are available on our scholarships page.
Health Services and Insurance - The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is available to students 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.
Disciplinary Policies - The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any camper during any session for improper conduct, language, dress or attitude which, in the judgment of the summer camp administrative and counseling staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other campers or smooth operation of the camp.
2013 Camp Photos