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Fall Grandparents’ University

Grandmother and granddaughter cookingShare your love of learning at the first ever virtual Grandparents' University® (GPU)!
 

November 7

Registration Closed
9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1-4 p.m.
Family Fee: $59 per session (total of $118 for both)
 
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Self Study and Scheduled Virtual Sessions


We have taken our ever-popular summer GPU and converted it to an online format. Although we can’t provide the exact experience you would have on campus, you will still experience quality time virtually with your grandchild.
 
GPU is designed for children ages 7-14 accompanied by their grandparent(s). However, all ages are welcome to participate. Choose one or two classes to take during a morning and/or afternoon session. Our virtual classes will include STEM, cooking, art and creative writing! Your instructor will teach you the basics and foundations for a project to be completed together with your grandchild(ren) after the camp day. Once completed, you and your grandchild(ren) can submit your final project to us to be displayed on our website and social media.
 
So join us this November and get ready for some activities and enjoy the fun and relationship-building time at through UW-Green Bay's virtual Grandparents' University!

NOTE: Fall Grandparents' University has been designed for grandparents and grandchildren to maintain social distancing and participate together via an online platform of their choosing. 

General Information

Recommended for ages 7-14; all ages welcome

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 4​

Camp Supplies

Each major will have a class supply list for you to make sure you have on hand prior to the start of class. Most items will be household items with a few that you might have to purchase.

Technology Needed to Participate in Virtual Camp
  • Computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Access to reliable internet
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
Morning Classes

I Remember When (Creative Writing) - Registration Closed
Of all that we find valuable in heirloom and heritage, there is nothing more important than the family story. In the modern era of TikTok the growing-up clock, Nintendo Switch- this and Hovercraft-that—there is a lost opportunity to sit in the still and listen to the rhythm of a simpler time; those histories and legacies trapped on fading sepia toned paper and in rusting metal. There are stories be told of hallowed dirt, trees climbed, scars earned, first loves, last loves, war and peace. We know who we are as identity from the roots we grew from.

This class will lead through the importance of story- of family history-not as a series of dates and events, but from the lives which were shaped by them. It will lead through inquiry, information gathering, active listening, and critical thinking during the interview process, and result in creative summary-- bound in the culmination of stories-told; both written and in an audio/visual presentation. These treasured time capsules will provide opportunity for a deeper look at family, history, cultural identity, and roots.

Instructor: Roshelle Amundson, UW-Green Bay, Marinette
Supply List: Writing materials of choice (paper/writing utensils or word processing ability), smart phone/video recorder/digital recorder, *optional art materials for visual storytelling


Hello Hapa Zome - Registration Closed
Join us for this highly interactive session to learn all about Hapa Zome; the Japanese technique for creating art with nature.  Along the way, you will learn about nature while using engineering and design principles.  We will have a smashingly good time hammering and pounding leaves and flowers to design and construct beautiful works of art.

Instructors: Melinda Pollen & Andrea Ackerman, UW Extension
Supply List: Hello Hapa Zome Supply List
 
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Afternoon Classes
Fun Cooking & Edible Gifts for the Holidays - Registration Closed
This fun cooking class will be jammed packed full of fun ideas for holiday get-togethers, family fun and edible gifts that you can give to teachers, family and friends. Grandparents and kids will learn knife skills, kitchen safety and some fun kitchen shortcuts that make cooking and baking easier. We will explore a variety of cooking and baking techniques while discovering the joy that time in the kitchen brings. This three-hour class is guaranteed to be filled with laughter and inspiration to kick off your your holiday season. 

Instructor: Laura Nolan, UW-Green Bay
Supply List: Fun Cooking Supply List
DISCLAIMER: This class will require the use of knives and the oven/stove. Supervision of a parent/guardian recommended for the children. 
 
I Remember When (Creative Writing) - Registration Closed
Of all that we find valuable in heirloom and heritage, there is nothing more important than the family story. In the modern era of TikTok the growing-up clock, Nintendo Switch- this and Hovercraft-that—there is a lost opportunity to sit in the still and listen to the rhythm of a simpler time; those histories and legacies trapped on fading sepia toned paper and in rusting metal. There are stories be told of hallowed dirt, trees climbed, scars earned, first loves, last loves, war and peace. We know who we are as identity from the roots we grew from.

This class will lead through the importance of story- of family history-not as a series of dates and events, but from the lives which were shaped by them. It will lead through inquiry, information gathering, active listening, and critical thinking during the interview process, and result in creative summary-- bound in the culmination of stories-told; both written and in an audio/visual presentation. These treasured time capsules will provide opportunity for a deeper look at family, history, cultural identity, and roots.

Instructor: Roshelle Amundson, UW-Green Bay, Marinette
Supply List: Writing materials of choice (paper/writing utensils or word processing ability), smart phone/video recorder/digital recorder, *optional art materials for visual storytelling
 

Cardboard City! - Registration Closed
What does your PERFECT city look like?  Tall skyscrapers?  Lots of trees and green space?  Futuristic elements, or old fashioned homes and cabins?  Join us as we explore cities – and the elements of them – and then BUILD your perfect city out of cardboard.  Together, we will explore building, engineering and design, and give you all of the tips and tricks you need to be able to build a city out of cardboard and other recyclables you have around your house.  How will your city be the same as, and different, from others?  

Instructors: Jon Hill, Brown County; Melinda Pollen, UW Extension 
Supply List: Cardboard City! Supply List

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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.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Camps Office should be notified no later than 10 days before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to 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.

Contact

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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