Robotics & STEM Camps

Session 1: June 9 - 12, 2019
Session 2: June 16 - 19, 2019 - FULL

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 One: Online Registration Closed

Session Two: FULL

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us at camps@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2775.


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 on Monday, June 10 (Session 1) and Monday, June 17 (Session 2)
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 camper on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.


Eligibility

  • For campers entering grades 6-9 in fall 2019.
  • Beginners and camp repeaters are welcome to attend either or both sessions of camp. Each session will offer a set of different challenges for both beginners and camp repeaters. 

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, 2019 to stay on campus.
  • Resident Campers check-in Sunday, June 9 (Session 1) and Sunday, June 16 (Session 2)

 

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Times, Locations, Camp Details: 
      Camp Info Letter-Session 1
      Camp Info Letter-Session 2                                                        
UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies 
UW-Green Bay Camp Health Form: Health Form
UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camp Map
UW-Green Bay Resident Handbook:  Housing Handbook 

Scholarships

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

 

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 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.

Camp Instructors

Sean Schuff

Sean 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

Melinda is the Brown County Youth Development Educator and 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.