UW-Green Bay Hands On Rocketry Camp
For campers entering grades 6-9, join us June 23-26, 2013 for rocket-building, the rocket science behind it, and about existing and new initiatives with NASA and private space companies. Held on the UW-Green Bay campus, campers will explore careers that will be a part of the future of space exploration and how science and engineering can lead to these ground breaking opportunities. Join Daniel W. Bateman, Executive Director from Spaceport Sheboygan, on a journey to space exploration and exciting launches throughout the camp experience.
Daniel W. Bateman has been working with space museums and student camps for 20 years. His knowledge of space exploration and a love for passing his experience on to campers is second to none. Daniel managed the Future Astronaut Training Program before moving to Sheboygan to launch Spaceport Sheboygan. He is also the director of Rockets 4 Schools, a student rocketry competition that helps students learn more about Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology.
- Dates: June 23-26, 2013
- Fees: $279 for commuter day campers; $469 for campers who choose to live on campus
- Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 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 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 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.