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Re-Imagine Summer

Virtual Youth Camps

We are RE-IMAGINING SUMMER with youth camps designed to engage and inspire creative thinking in an online-based format.

"Ultimately our goal was to create camps that get kids away from the computer screen and out to explore their passions through interactive and hands-on activities while also still providing them with camp instructors and camp peers to make it the full camp experience."
Jason Mathwig, Director, Education Outreach


The health and well-being of our campers is our highest priority. We feel it is in the best interest of the community we serve this summer to cancel our physical camps and to create new virtual camp opportunities. While there is no way they can replace the experience of a camp on campus, we are excited to offer families an alternative summer camp experience. 

Original camps sparked by inventive instructors, including:

Art

Re//Purpose and Re//Use (Grades 6-12)
Creativity Through Art Journals & Books (Grades 3-6)
Fantastic Figures (Grades 9-12)

College Credit

Summer Scholars (Grades 10-12)

LGBTQ+

Middle School Pride Leadership (Grades 6-9)
High School Pride Leadership (Grades 9-12)


 

Music

TOB in Harmony (Ages 8 & Up)

STEM

Hello Hydro (Grades 4-8)
Design Tech (Grades 6-12)
Simply Coding (Grades 5 & Up)
Home Garden Workshop (All Ages)


ON NBC 26 NEWS

Jason Mathwig, Director of Education Outreach, appears on NBC 26 News discussing how UW-Green Bay is re-imagining summer with a lineup of new and interactive virtual camps and other opportunities. Watch

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person with reusable tote bagRe//Purpose & Re//Use

August 3-7

12-3 p.m. 

Campers should also plan for additional hours each day outside of the scheduled time to work on their projects. 

Cost: $119

Grades 6-12

Registration deadline: July 27

The RE//purpose and RE//use Summer Art Camp will ask students to create useful (long-term) tote bags and lunch bags out of old repurposed plastic shopping bags. Students will be challenged with the task of thinking about how to form useful products that are practical, ergonomically designed, aesthetically pleasing, and made of recycled plastic. We will learn eco-friendly and safe plastic fusing techniques, basic product design skills, sewing techniques, design fundamentals, and concept building, while doing our part to help the planet.

Disclaimer: Project will require use of hot iron and sharp knife/cutting device.

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Camp Supplies: Make sure to have the following supplies prior to camp, SUPPLY LIST.

Register

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art journal

Creativity Through Art Journals & Books

July 27-30

10-11 a.m. 

Campers should also plan for additional hours each day outside of the scheduled time to work on their projects. 

Cost: $79

Grades 3-6

Registration deadline: July 22

Journals and sketchbooks can be more than just a place to write or practice drawing. They are a great resource for challenging your creativity, developing your skills, and finding your artistic style. This class we will start an art journal from the scratch — from making your own custom journal to filling it with art and experiments to help you explore and grow as an artist.  Daily virtual group critiques will help artists grow in skill, style, and vision.

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Camp Supplies: Make sure to have the following supplies prior to camp, SUPPLY LIST.

Register

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figure drawingFantastic Figures

July 27-30

1-2 p.m. 

Campers should also plan for additional hours each day outside of the scheduled time to work on their projects. 

Cost: $79

Grades 9-12

Registration deadline: July 22

Learn the rules, so you can choose to break the rules! Learn to sketch the human face and form more accurately and more quickly. Daily activities will encourage artists to use different techniques to map a figure's proportions and angles. Then use extended drawing time to polish sketches into finished artworks. Daily virtual group critiques will help artists grow in skill, style, and vision. 

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Camp Supplies: Make sure to have the following supplies prior to camp, SUPPLY LIST.

Register

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person with smartphone and headphonesTOB in Harmony

Dates:

Scheduled individually with the instructor based on availability. Lessons are 45 minutes each.

Cost: $59 per week

(3 lessons a week on M, W, Th)

Ages 8 & Up

(Adults are welcome)

Theatre on the Bay

Tune your voice through voice lessons that will go through vocal warm ups, breathing exercises, learning to read music, and vocal technique. Individualized lessons will be for three half hour sessions per week and can be offered throughout the summer. This offering is brought to you by the UW-Green Bay Marinette's Theatre on the Bay program. 

Technology needed to participate:

  • Instructor will be using FaceTime or Skype. Camper will need access to an Apple product with the FaceTime app or the ability to use Skype if they don't have an Apple product.
Register

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pride flagMiddle School Pride Leadership

July 27-31

2-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Grades 6-9

Registration deadline: July 17

The UW-Green Bay Pride Leadership Online Camp offers youth from grades 6-9 opportunities to meet other LGBTQ+ and allies their age. Together they will learn how to enhance leadership skills. Students will focus on a new topic each day: personal integrity in leadership; enhancing family relationships; healthy friendships and relationships; community resources; and developing leadership skills and goals. Campers will explore what interests and skills they may have for leadership, learn individual and team leadership skills, and begin to learn how individuals lead by being the primary leader, or by supporting a leader and team with positive community purpose. Camp will be led by UW-Green Bay instructors. The camp will include individual journal work that needs to be completed each day prior to the virtual classroom time from 2-4 p.m. each day. Virtual learning, including visits by guest speakers will provide insights on community resources, individual coping skills, and opportunities for youth to learn how to be positive leaders. 

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

If you do not have access to one or more of these devices/services, please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Camp Supplies: All supplies you will need for camp will be mailed to you prior to the start of camp.

Register

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people with pride flagsHigh School Pride Leadership

August 3-7

2-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Grades 9-12

Registration deadline: July 24

The UW-Green Bay Pride Leadership Online Camp offers youth from grades 9-12 opportunities to meet other LGBTQ+ and allies their age. Together they will learn how to enhance leadership skills. Students will focus on a new topic each day: personal integrity in leadership; enhancing family relationships; healthy friendships and relationships; community resources; and developing leadership skills and goals. Campers will explore what interests and skills they may have for leadership, learn individual and team leadership skills, and begin to learn how individuals lead by being the primary leader, or by supporting a leader and team with positive community purpose. Camp will be led by UW-Green Bay instructors. The camp will include individual journal work that needs to be completed each day prior to the virtual classroom time from 2-4 p.m. each day. Virtual learning, including visits by guest speakers will provide insights on community resources, individual coping skills, and opportunities for youth to learn how to be positive leaders. 

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

If you do not have access to one or more of these devices/services, please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Camp Supplies: All supplies you will need for camp will be mailed to you prior to the start of camp.

Register


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person with reusable tote bagHello Hydro

July 30-31

9-11 a.m.

Cost: $95
Optional Shipping +$25

Grades 4-8

Registration deadline: July 20



 

This camp is an introduction to Urban Horticulture though small scale hydroponic systems. Campers will take a virtual tour of a local hydroponic farm and create a hydroponic micro-farm of their own to grow delicious produce all year long! You will learn the basics of hydroponic systems, plant science, the role water and nutrients, and discuss careers in horticulture.​ This camp is being offered in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Brown County.

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Camp Supplies: All supplies you will need for camp will be purchased for you. You have two options to receive those supplies:

  1. Pick-up your kits from the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus on a select date prior to camp; or
  2. We can ship the camp supplies directly to you for an additional $25 fee.
Register


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student thinkingDesign Tech

June 15-July 24

(5-week program, no classes week of June 29-July 3)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Campers should also plan for an additional 1-2 hours a day outside of the scheduled time to work on projects. View a sample schedule.

Cost: $199
Optional Shipping +$20

Grades 6-12

Einstein Project

"What if?" The question that sparks creativity. DesignTech: Neurons>Bits>Atoms transforms that question from thought to product with design thinking. Bring to this workshop your curious mind, a willingness to learn and a solid work ethic and you'll walk out with physical products that you create in your brain (neurons), design with software (bits) and output using digital fabrication tools like 3D printer and laser cutters (atoms).​ This camp is being offered in partnership with the Einstein Project.

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers

Camp Supplies: All supplies you will need for camp will be purchased for you. You have two options to receive those supplies:

  1. Pick-up your kits from the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus on a select date prior to camp; or
  2. We can ship the camp supplies directly to you for an additional $20 fee.
REGISTRATION CLOSED

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student codingSimply Coding

Dates:

No scheduled time, work at your own pace! Access to course is available for 1 year from the date of enrollment. 

Cost: $99

Grades 5 & Up

If you have ever wanted to develop your own website, create Minecraft mods or work with JavaScript, Java and Python, this course pathway is for you! With UW-Green Bay and Simply Coding, you can:

  • Advance through multiple levels of coding courses 
  • Learn at your own pace through self-directed lessons
  • Create a custom online portfolio of work
  • Live-chat and screen-share instructor help Monday-Friday
  • No prior coding experience required
  • 24/7 online access to all the lessons for one full year

Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to enter AP and concurrent enrollment computer science classes in high school and/or be very prepared to start your freshman year of college in a technology related path. Access to this course is available 1 year from the date of enrollment.

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Speakers
Register


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family gardenHome Garden Workshop

Dates:

No scheduled time, work at your own pace! Access to course is available for 1 year from the date of enrollment. 

Cost: $25 per Household

Includes 4 hours of instruction: 2 hours of a prerecorded video from the instructor about planting the seeds and a 2 hour live session to answer questions and to provide next steps to ensure the plants keep growing and for participants to show off their gardens.

Grades 5 & Up

Gardening as a family is a fun and rewarding summer activity. Discover what goes into a successful vegetable, flower and herb garden. In addition to basic maintenance and garden care, you and your family will learn practical skills:

  • How to prepare soil
  • How correct watering techniques
  • How to select the best seeds and plants
  • How to germinate and plant seeds

Participants will receive a list of recommended seeds for a successful home garden. Participants will have access to a 2 hour prerecorded video covering the basics of beginning your home garden. Participants will then tune into a 2 hour Zoom Call with the instructor Christina to ask any questions they might have and to show off their progress of their home gardens! The Live Zoom Call Date is TBD but will be scheduled in late June or early July and will be dependent on participants availability.

Technology needed to participate:

  • Computer, tablet or smart phone
  • Reliable internet access
  • Speakers
Register

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Questions

If you have questions about youth camp registration or payment please contact us at 920-465-2775 or camps@uwgb.edu.
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UW-Green Bay Camps are licensed by the WI Department of Health Services, Educational and Recreational Camps.

April 14, 2020 - Due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to not bring campers, volunteers and staff to UW-Green Bay Camps this summer. The health and well-being of all is our highest priority. The medical risk and our ability to protect our campers, volunteers and staff onsite is too great. While news changes daily and all our lives continue to be significantly impacted by the spread of COVID-19, we feel it is in the best interest of the community we serve to not bring people together at a physical camp this summer. While there is no way we can replace being at camp, we are excited to offer families alternative virtual summer camp experiences.