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UW-Green Bay Robotics & STEM Camps

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? Whether we realize it or not, robots are integrated into our daily lives. Surgeons, car washes, video games, manufacturers and architects use robots!

Join us for an intense, hands-on, interactive camp! Campers will be partnered together with youth of similar programming knowledge. Each team will be provided a computer and a Lego Mindstorm NXT kit. Teams will be given missions (challenges) to complete, requiring them to build a robot and develop programming to allow the robot to “solve” the real world challenges. To further connect this camp to real life practices, campers will participate in a field trip to a business using robots in their business practice.

Each camp will be divided into beginner and advanced divisions; instruction for beginners will include basic building and programming, and advanced divisions will include more in-depth programming tips and pointers for success. On the final day of camp, teams will compete with and against all other teams in the camp and a winner will be crowned at the end of the matches. Teams will also receive awards based on the creativity, ingenuity, problem-solving, communications, and teamwork skills they demonstrate throughout the course of the camp.

Session 1: July 15-18, 2018

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Session 2: July 22-25, 2018

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Camp Specifics:

  • Fees for each session: $319 for commuter day campers (includes 3 lunches); $489 for campers who choose to live on campus. (Campers must be at least 12 years of age by September 1, 2018 to stay on campus.)
  • Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M-W) Housing campers will check into housing on Sunday afternoon, July 15 or July 22.
  • Eligibility: For campers entering grades 6-9. Students must be a minimum of 12 years of age by September 1, 2018 to stay overnight on campus.
  • Resident campers check-in: Sundays (July 15th and July 22nd). Commuter campers check-in on Mondays (July 16th and July 23rd).
    Beginners and camp repeaters are welcome to attend either or both sessions of camp. Each Session will split into two groups: beginners and intermediate campers. Each session will offer a set of different challenges for both beginners and camp repeaters. Any camper is welcome to take either or both sessions.

 

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Times, Locations, Camp Details: Robotics Camp Session 1; Robotics Camp Session 2

UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies

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UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camp Map

UW-Green Bay Resident Handbook: Housing Handbook

 

General Information

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 University Union, swimming at theKress 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. 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 8:00 a.m.  Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.

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.

 

Camp Instructors

Sean Schuff is the Robotics and STEM Camp Director. He teaches at Tesla Charter School in Appleton.  Mr. Schuff joined the staff of the Appleton Area School District in 1996 teaching an array of Technology and Engineering classes at all three high schools. In 1998 he joined the teaching staff of Appleton East full time and just a few short years later became one of the founding members of Tesla Engineering Charter School. Since then he has dedicated himself to the students in both Tesla and on the NEW Apple Corps Robotics Team.

Melinda Pollen, Brown County Youth Development Educator, believes in the power that youth have.  Melinda has more than 20 years collective experience working with youth, from kindergarten through 13th grade.  UW-Extension, and the 4-H Youth Development program, has made engaging youth in STEM as a national priority. Locally, Melinda has developed and implemented programs to engage youth in hands-on, project based learning using science, technology, engineering and math concepts.  Melinda is dedicated to providing youth the opportunity to learn and grow, in both work and STEM skills.

 

Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

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