UW-Green Bay Robotics Camp - FULL
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Science + Math + Robots = FUN!
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. Did you know that over the past 10 years growth in STEM careers was three times larger than growth in non-STEM careers?
This camp challenges students entering grades 6-9, from July 21-24, to learn the basics of the engineering design process using hands-on learning with the Lego® Mindstorms® platform. Join Oshkosh FIRST Program Director, Tyler Olds and other professionals on July 21-24, 2013 on a mission to enhance students’ interest in robotic design and basic programming. Held on the UWGB campus students will have the opportunity to meet professionals from the STEM industry, learn about existing and new initiatives in robotics from companies in the Green Bay area, and develop problem-solving and team-building skills. Students do not need robotic or programming experience prior to taking the UWGB Robotics Camp.
Brown County Cooperative Extension is a program partner as we align with the 4-H STEM national mission: One million scientists. One million new ideas. For more information on this endeavor: http://4h.uwex.edu/set
Tyler Olds is the Program Director and Co-Founder of Oshkosh FIRST. Oshkosh FIRST provides STEM programs and outreach for over 300 students in the Winnebago County area. Their varsity-level program, Wave Robotics, has been ranked a top 1% program the last two years out of over 2200 other programs in the world. www.waverobotics.com
- Dates: July 21-24, 2013
- Fees: $279 for commuter day campers; $469 for campers who choose to live on campus
- Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M-W) Housing campers will check into housing on Sunday afternoon.
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 financial 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 campers or smooth operation of the camp.