Welcome to Badger Precollege
What can young learners do at UW–Madison this summer? Just about anything. Badger Precollege offers an array of academic programs for students ages 5-18 — from advanced learning programs and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness conferences.
Whatever you choose, your student will enjoy the university’s outstanding facilities, resources, faculty and staff — all while getting to know the UW–Madison campus, pursuing their passions and meeting new friends. Financial assistance is available for most programs.
2022 Programs: At this time, Badger Precollege plans to run our residential and commuter youth programs in person on the UW Madison campus for Summer 2022, pending approval by campus leadership. Final decisions regarding the format for youth programs on the UW Madison campus in 2022 are made at a campus leadership level. Badger Precollege will notify all families and registered students of any changes to our programs as soon as information becomes available. Please direct any questions to the Badger Precollege office: email@example.com.
Badger Precollege Senior
Immersive college-prep programs for students completing grades 9-12. Students select a course or area of interest, explore campus and learn with their peers.
Badger Precollege Junior
Day and residential programs designed to engage, challenge and inspire advanced learners in elementary and middle school. Students explore one area of study, build community and make lasting friendships.
Summer Music Clinic
A week-long residential program that provides middle school and high school performers the opportunity to learn from experienced educators, enhance their skills and create a community.
From the blog
One former student — now an instructor with the program — shares memories of his experience at WCATY, what’s changed and what remains the same.
Looking for other UW–Madison youth programs?
We are happy to include information on our site about the many sports camps, leadership summits, field trips, and other youth programs offered by our UW–Madison partners, including Badger Sports Camps, Wisconsin 4-H, the Language Institute and others.
You will find these programs as you search our site, along with a link so you can learn more and register with those programs directly.
Several UW–Madison youth programs have math components in their curriculum.