Life's a Lab Medical Camp

2020 dates coming this fall!

UW-Green Bay offers Life’s a Lab Medical Camp. Campers will explore careers in the health sciences, specifically in physical therapy, sports medicine, emergency medical fields, radiology/oncology, mortuary, and research science. This camp offers high school campers entering grades 10-12 an ideal experience for those interested in pursuing a college degree in science or a profession that requires a science foundation. If you have a science aptitude and are looking for a future in health sciences this camp is for you! Because of the popularity of these topics, and attention to individual needs, this camp is limited to only 36 campers. Register early!

College Vacation 2019

Resident Campers

  • Cost $495 for campers who live on campus.
  • Housing campers will check into their dorms on Sunday afternoon and check out by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • 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, swimming, outings to recreational areas in the Green Bay area, etc. 
  • 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. 
  • Campers must be at least 12 years of age by September 1, 2020 to stay on campus.

Commuter Campers

  • Cost $325 for commuter day campers (includes 3 lunches).
  • Campers who don't live on campus, must provide for their own daily transportation to and from campus each day. Lunch is included in the Commuter Camper camp tuition.
  • Commuter Campers check-in Monday.

Camp Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Campers will spend half of their day in UW-Green Bay's state-of-the art science labs for anatomy and physiology classes. Campers will experience hands-on science including but not limited to sheep hearts and brain dissection, patellar/Achilles reflex testing, cat muscle and vascular dissection, iWorx reflex testing lab and muscle contraction/fatigue. These classes will be taught by UW-Green Bay faculty member Amanda Nelson and her team, from the UW-Green Bay Human Biology Department.
  • On the other half of the day, there will be coordinated community site tours for campers to observe and encounter an array of health science professions including the following fields: oncology, radiology, sports medicine, physical therapy, research, EMT, paramedics and trauma flight services.

Already Registered?

Camp Fee Payment: Pay camp balance
Times, Locations, Camp Details: Coming this fall!
UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies
UW-Green Bay Camp Health Form: Health Form
UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camp Map


Many of our campers attend on scholarships or other assistance. 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

General Information

Drop-off/Pick-up Policy

Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:00 a.m., with staff on site at 7:45 a.m.  Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your camper on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.

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.

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 - 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. 

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.

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.