Milestone celebrations for summer youth programming at UWMC
The University of Wisconsin Marathon County (UWMC) is entering its 36th year of hosting the College for Kids Summer Enrichment Program – an amazing milestone of youth summer programming in the Wausau community! The UWMC continues to offer an exceptional assortment of educational programs for our youth.
College for Kids, designed for students entering Kindergarten up to 6th Grade, is offered two weeks in June (June 18–22 and June 25–29, from 8 a.m.–12 p.m.). This program offers 43 different class offerings ranging from rocketry, foreign language/culture, fishing, digital photography, art and much more. The program will be collaborating this year with many community members – Colossal Fossil, Snapshot Science, Sean Sullivan – “The Mammoth Hunter,” Monk Botanical Gardens, and Marathon County Historical Society. In addition to these outstanding instructors, the expertise of UW staff members will bee teaching classes in IT, Engineering, Biology and other subjects.
For example, students can sign up with “Living History at the Little Red School House” with the Marathon County Historical Society and go back in time to experience life in 1909. Students will make candles, butter, and ice cream and learn the art of penmanship all in the historic surroundings of the Little Red School House. Students can journey back to prehistoric times to explore fossils and geology with Executive director and founder of Colossal Fossils.
UWMC will be offering its third annual Girl Power Camp (June 18-22 or 25-29), a full day, week-long summer day camp designed for team-focused, project-based activities introducing young girls (ages 8 to 13) to new activities. This year’s theme for Girl Power Camp is Indie Film Edition. Girls will learn about digital storytelling and will make their own nonfiction documentary about an aspiring woman from the Wausau community.
Take your computer skills to the next level with Camp Imagination, Tech Week (July 9–13) with Black Rocket computer design. Join in the summer fun as students enhance their S.T.E.A.M. (Science-Technology-Engineering- Arts- Mathematics). Every program is powered by the campers’ innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun hands-on learning environment. Offered for students age 8 to 14, students have the option to choose from Coding their Own Adventure, Learning about Virtual Reality with your very own virtual reality headset, learn about Python programming and make their own multi-player game or discover how to code in Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX, an on-line universe. Learn about the fastest growing career fields, IT – all while having fun!
Later in the summer (July 16–20, July 23-27), UWMC will be present its 11th year with the Wizarding Academy. For students in grades 4 through 9, who love the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series – this is the camp for you. Attention all Harry Potter fans! It is time to get your Hogwarts letter! Get sorted into your house by the Sorting Hat, earn points for your house to win the House Cup, play Quidditch, solve riddles, test your knowledge of the wizarding world with a fast–paced Trivia contest, and even receive correspondence from your favorite Harry Potter characters via Owl Post. This year, campers will be challenged to use their wits and knowledge of the Harry Potter universe to “Escape from Azkaban.” You’ve been accused of a wizarding crime – how will you clear your name… or make a plan to escape from Dementor guards? Only the most devoted Wizarding fans will succeed.
To learn more about class offerings, please check out www.ce.uwc.edu/wausau.
Scholarships have been generously provided by local foundations, civic organizations, and individuals. Applications are now available on-line.
Printed brochures with registrations form are available. They can also be found at the Marathon County Public Library and the UWMC Continuing Education Office, or on the UWMC website. Registrations will be taken on a space available basis.
For more information, please call 715-261-6294 or send an e-mail to [email protected].