UWGB Nature's Outdoor Lab
For students entering grades 8, 9, or 10
Spend three days exploring the natural outdoor environment in Northeast Wisconsin. From field trips to various outdoor landscapes to classroom time in which to discuss your findings, you will learn new facts about habitats, including the animals and plants that live in them. Led by natural resource experts from the UWGB campus and the Green Bay community, you will learn as you go! Expect your shoes and clothes may get grubby! Join us at UWGB's new Nature's Outdoor Lab Camp!
- Dates: July 27-30
- Fees: $279 for commuter day campers (includes 3 lunches); $469 for campers who choose to live on campus
- Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-W) Housing campers will check into housing on Sunday afternoon, July 27.
- Hands-on learning through exploring the natural world around us
- Investigate animals and plants where they live
- Visit several natural areas in northeast Wisconsin
- Learn about human impact on the environment
Co-camp director Laurie Case is primarily responsible for UWGB’s campus-wide sustainability initiatives with emphasis on the continuing integration of sustainability into the campus culture and all aspects of campus activities. She, along with Lynn Terrien, Co-Director, and other community instructors will provide intensive curricular oversight and hands on lab and field experiences.
Lynn Terrien has been an award-winning science teacher in the Green Bay Area School District since 1993. She enjoys getting students actively involved in learning about science through hands-on activities and getting outdoors to learn by doing. Lynn has been involved with the Lower Fox River Watershed Management program since it began in 2003, helping form the group of teachers that participate in this important environmental monitoring program. In 2012, Lynn received the Brown County Environmental Educator Award for her efforts and UW – Green Bay is pleased to share her outstanding teaching skills with your campers!
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!
Scholarships - As many as 50% of our campers attend on scholarships or other assistance. Many 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 campers 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through 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 students or smooth operation of the camp.