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  • Afterschool Expeditions

    Afterschool Expeditions is a free program from UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research for students in grades K-8 to explore, engage, and discover science with structured hands-on activities. This program takes place during the fall and spring semesters.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Science

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Afterschool Expeditions.
  • American Culture and English Program (ACE)

    Participants must be at least 14 years old and no older than 17, and must have at least an intermediate level of English. Participants study and improve their English skills and learn how to succeed at an American University. Registration information and cost of program available on their webpage.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    American Culture,
    English

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Badger Animal and Dairy Camp

    Badger Dairy Camp is an annual camp held July 30 – August 1, 2020 and is open to youth between the ages of 14 and 17. This camp, held on the beautiful University of Wisconsin Madison campus, provides an excellent opportunity for youth to get hands-on experience learning how to fit and show animals. Youth also learn about the purebred cattle industry and attend workshops including “Roaming Through the Rumen”. Instructors for the camp include dairy industry leaders, graduate students, and UW professors.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Science

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Badger Dairy Camp.
  • Badger Precollege Online

    Badger Precollege is pleased to offer engaging online courses to students in grades 6-12. Each live online course meets for one to two weeks and includes high-quality educational and social content to help prepare students for the college experience — all backed by the academic reputation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to academic enrichment, students will have the opportunity to build friendships in a community of like-minded individuals.

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Arts, College Preparation, STEM

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Engineering,
    Math,
    Medicine,
    Science

    Format

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about Badger Precollege Online.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Basketball

    The University of Wisconsin offers an array of Boys Basketball Camps: Father/Son Camp, Resident/Commuter Camp, Advanced Camp, Team Camp and the Badger Basketball Experience Day Camp.  Headquartered at The Kohl Center, these camps are focused on providing a first-class learning experience using dedicated and enthusiastic staff.  Current Badger coaches will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Badger Men’s Basketball team as well as visiting coaches and clinicians.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Basketball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Basketball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Golf

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Boys’ Golf Camps focus on teaching sound fundamentals for a player’s entire game. Camps will cover full swing, scoring game, course management, introduction to competitive golf, rules and etiquette. All camp activities take place at the nationally acclaimed University Ridge Golf Course which includes the exclusive Badger men’s and women’s team outdoor practice facility and new indoor UW Golf Training Center. Whether you are interested in playing college golf or making your high school varsity team, the Badger Boys’ Golf Camp will maximize your potential and give you a clear plan to improve. Our camp is for players of all skill levels. The small coach-to-camper ratio allows for an optimal learning environment for each student. And we are committed to HAVING FUN!

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Golf

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Golf Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Hockey

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of Boys Hockey Camps which are focused on developing the skills of hockey in an enjoyable atmosphere. Current Badger coaches will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Badger Men’s Hockey team as well as visiting coaches and clinicians. The Team camp will include position practices, off-ice conditioning and post-game recovery, and tournament-format competition throughout the week. The Youth Skating and Skill Camp is a day camp that will focus on power skating, puck skills and small area games.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Hockey

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Hockey Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Rowing

    Campers will be instructed on the basic skills required to succeed at a top rowing college. Our campers represent a variety of athletic backgrounds. Many have never rowed before, while some have extensive high school experience. We will tailor the camp experience to fit the needs of the individuals. The camp will be staffed by University of Wisconsin coaches and oarsmen.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Rowing

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Rowing Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Soccer

    The University of Wisconsin Soccer camps will provide players of all levels with advanced training activities and playing opportunities that can be used to take their game to new heights. Whether you are looking to improve your technical skills, make your local club or high school team or are trying to advance your game to the college level, the University of Wisconsin Soccer Camps can help you reach your goals. Camps will feature a staff of coaches who have the experience and dedication necessary to help you develop on and off the field.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Soccer

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Soccer Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Cross Country

    The Wisconsin Cross Country Camp of Champions is a five-day program open to any and all entrants for boys and girls who are cross country and middle-distance runners from high school and junior high. At 42 years old, it is one of the country’s oldest camps of its kind. The camp’s purpose is to provide quality individual instruction in the techniques and training that are necessary for young athletes to reach their full potential. Workouts, lectures, films and activities are all designed to instruct, entertain and motivate. We are aware that our campers represent a wide variety of talent, motivations, education and experience, and we are prepared to tailor our program to each athlete’s needs.

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Cross Country

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Cross Country Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Diving

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of summer, fall, winter, and spring diving clinics. Since the summer of 2011, Head Coach Anton Slobounov has offered instructional camps and clinics for campers of all ages and skill levels on campus at the UW Natatorium. Training includes both dive well and dry land instruction, tailored for campers to receive the maximum amount of individual instruction.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Diving

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Diving Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Football

    The 2018 Wisconsin Badgers Football Camps provide players of all ages a first class learning experience. Held at Camp Randall Stadium, current Wisconsin coaches will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Wisconsin Football Team as well as visiting coaches. Campers will be instructed on the fundamental skills of their selected position.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Football

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Football Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Basketball

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of Girls Basketball Camps: Badger Day Camp, Elite Camp, Team Camp, All-Skills Camp, and Youth Skills Camp. Each of these camps have a different focus that will contribute to player development. Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis and the rest of the UW coaching staff will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Badger Women’s Basketball team.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Basketball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Basketball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Golf

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Girls Golf Camps were developed to expose girls to the fundamentals of the game of golf and provide a fun learning environment in a college setting. The camps feature professional instruction, educational seminars, and rounds of golf. All camp activities take place at the nationally acclaimed University Ridge Golf Course which includes the exclusive Badger men’s and women’s team outdoor practice facility and new indoor UW Golf Training Center. There is also time for other fun activities, so come join us this summer and take your game to a new level!

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Golf

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Golf Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Hockey

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of Girls Hockey Camps at the home of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey, LaBahn Arena, which are focused on developing the skills of hockey in an enjoyable atmosphere.  Each of our camps will include sessions on power skating, skill development and stick handling, and team concepts for both offense and defense.  Our camps are great for players that are looking to take their game to the next level.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Hockey

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Hockey Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Rowing

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of seasonal sessions of Women’s Rowing Camps, which will be tailored to both experienced and beginner-level rowers.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Rowing

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Rowing Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Soccer

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Girls’ Soccer Camps are designed to prepare players to compete and train at a higher level. Sessions focus on technique development as well as teamwork and special team tactics and strategy. An additional area of concentration is the development of positional skills through practices designed to improve positional awareness and understanding. The Girls’ Soccer camps provide an excellent opportunity for girls to enjoy great soccer, meet new friends, and have a great camp experience. Under the direction of Wisconsin’s goalkeeper coach, Tim Rosenfeld, the Girls’ Soccer Camps will provide specific goalkeeper instruction.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Soccer

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Soccer Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Softball

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of softball camps throughout the year.  The softball camps are focused on developing the fundamental, individual skills of softball in an enjoyable atmosphere, as well as providing instruction on game situations.  Each of our camps will include sessions on individual and team concepts for both offense and defense.  Our camps are great for players that are looking to take their game to the next level.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Softball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Softball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Swimming

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Swim camps provide an enjoyable, challenging learning experience for campers.  The camps focus on swimming all four strokes in the most effective manner with proper technique to maximize efficiency.  Special attention is also given to the training principles involved in successful competitive swimming, which includes dry land training.  Each camper will receive one-on-one skill stroke attention along with help on all different types of starts and turns.  Campers will also have the opportunity to be filmed above and below the water while swimming all four competitive strokes and receiving instant feedback.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Swimming

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Swimming Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Tennis

    The University of Wisconsin Tennis program offers multiple co-educational instructional camps this summer. Please consult each session page for details regarding the target population for each camp. We are happy to offer beginning players the opportunity to advance their skills and highly skilled players the opportunity to take their game to the next level. All camps will focus on individual skill instruction and will expose campers to the Badger Tennis experience.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Tennis

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Tennis Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Track & Field

    The purpose of our various track and field camps is to provide quality individual instruction in the techniques and training that are necessary for young athletes to reach their full potential. We are aware that the athletes represent a wide variety of talent, motivations, education, and experience and we are prepared to tailor our program to each athlete’s needs.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Track & Field

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Track & Field Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Volleyball

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Volleyball program is happy to offer an array of volleyball camp opportunities to participants that range in age and experience. We have programs which are intended to attract the interest of young campers to introduce them to the game as well as programs that seek to focus on advanced, specific skill instruction for advanced and experienced players. Under the direction of Wisconsin Head Coach Kelly Sheffield, each of our camps will focus on making better volleyball players in a fun, competitive environment.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Volleyball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Volleyball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Wrestling

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Wrestling Camps are designed to provide technical instruction, develop and improve skills in a competitive atmosphere, and prepare student-athletes for the upcoming wrestling season. Camp instruction will be led by our very successful Badger Coaching Staff with assistance and demonstration from current and former UW wrestlers.  Our camps will address all aspects of becoming a better wrestler with emphasis on drill technique, live wrestling, and mental toughness.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Wrestling

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Wrestling Camps.
  • Badger Summer Scholars

    Spend your summer with UW–Madison, exploring a college-level course, living and learning with a community of peers. Badger Summer Scholars is a transformative learning opportunity for high school students across several academic areas of interest. Applicants should be ready to take the next step in their academic journey and to engage in a lively college program with peers from all over the country.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about Badger Summer Scholars.
  • Business Emerging Leaders Program (BEL)

    The Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program is designed for promising students (grades 10-12) who come from diverse backgrounds and have strong academic records and demonstrated leadership skills. Program participation gives students a distinct competitive advantage when adjusting to college life, learning in classes, and applying for internship opportunities, ultimately preparing them for successful careers in business. BEL meets every summer for three years, beginning the summer after tenth grade. Students must apply in the spring of 10th grade.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Business, College Preparation

    Specialty

    Business

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Classics Camp

    Explore the rich and fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire in this Classics Camp on the UW-Madison campus. Through interactive activities, students will learn about everyday life in ancient Greece and Rome, including myth, history, drama, art and architecture, clothing, and food.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    Classics

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Classics Camp.
  • College Access Program (CAP)

    CAP is a three-weeks residential summer program for first-generation students and/or students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The student must be a rising 10th or 11th grader at the time of application. CAP will enrich the students’ math, science, writing, and problem-solving skills to prepare them for college.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about College Access Program (CAP).
  • College Ready @ Badger Precollege

    College Ready @ Badger Precollege is a three-week online college preparation course for high school students. This holistic program combines a broad college readiness experience with a jumpstart in analytical skills exploration to help prepare students for college success. While each course helps prepare students for academic success, our curriculum also includes information about the path to college.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, Communications & Writing, STEM

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Science,
    Technology,
    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about College Ready .
  • College Ready @ Badger Precollege

    Badger Life Ready is a two-week online course for high school students. This holistic program combines a broad college readiness experience with a jumpstart in career exploration to help prepare students for life success. High school students from anywhere in the world are invited to apply.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, Communications & Writing, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Badger Life Ready.
  • Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellites Studies (CIMSS) & Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)

    Interact with PhD students from the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center to help each side gain a better understanding of research topics in the field of Computational Dynamics.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Technology

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Earth Focus Day Camp – Eco-Trekkers

    Camp activities include outdoor discovery hikes and observations, hands-on science exploration, and nature games and activities. Returning campers will find new and exciting experiences every year. Children are encouraged to ask questions, play, and share, create, discover, construct, and cooperate.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Earth Focus Day Camp- Afternoon Adventures

    Entering grades 1-5. A variety of 3-day camps offered during the afternoon.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Earth Focus Day Camps.
  • Earth Focus Day Camp- Explorers

    Entering grades 1–5. A variety of different 3 and 5 day camps offered through the UW Arboretum.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Earth Focus Day Camps.
  • Earth Focus Day Camp- Learning Together

    Ages 3 and 4, entering kindergarten, with an adult. 1-day sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children and adults will explore nature topics through crafts, songs, stories, hikes, and games.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Earth Focus Day Camps.
  • Earth Focus Day Camp- Young Explorers

    Entering kindergarten and grade 1. 3-day sessions. Great for first-time campers. Discover the animals living in Arboretum gardens.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Earth Focus Day Camps.
  • EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison

    The EducationUSA Academy at UW–Madison provides students age 15-17 the tools and experience to successfully prepare for and excel in the American college environment. We invite international students to join us for the EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison, providing an in-depth experience of life at an American university. Take your learning beyond the classroom, your time here will provide educational, social and services opportunities to prepare you for success in higher education and create lifelong memories. Join us for an unforgettable three weeks at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    American Culture

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about EducationUSA Academy.
  • EducationUSA Academy Connects

    EducationUSA Academy Connects at UW-Madison provides international high school students the opportunity to experience life at a US university, in an online environment. Students will learn about study opportunities and the admissions process at three different higher education institutions, develop their leadership skills, and perfect intercultural communication abilities. Students can decide between College Preparation or Business Skills Development sessions, each interacting live with UW-Madison instructors and students from around the world.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Business, College Preparation

    Specialty

    Business,
    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about EducationUSA Academy Connects.
  • Engineering Summer Program (ESP)

    Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a fully funded, six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Other structured programming such as industry site visits, field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring will help students gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Engineering

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Expanding Your Horizons

    Day-long conference for middle schools girls interested in STEM careers. Conference occurs in late October to early November. Registration forms are available in late August. Conference is limited to 350 girls and typically fills before the application deadline.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Expanding Your Horizons.
  • Experience Languages!

    Experience Languages! offers Wisconsin middle and high school students the opportunity to experience world languages classes at the college level and learn about related learning opportunities such as study abroad, international internships, and residential language communities. Groups of up to 30 students come to the UW–Madison campus to experience at least two different world languages from among those offered at UW–Madison. Students may participate in demonstration lessons taught exclusively for the group or may observe or participate in a current UW–Madison language class.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    Multicultural

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Experience Languages!.
  • Forward Madison Tomorrow's Educators for Equity in Madison (TEEM) Scholars

    TEEM Scholars’ programming is designed to prepare students for college and careers in education. TEEM Scholars is interested in recruiting a diverse pool of Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) students each year who have an interest in improving the educational opportunities for all students in the district.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    Multicultural

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Grandparents University

    Grandparents University is an intergenerational learning experience for children aged seven to 14 who are accompanied by a grandparent(s) or older adult relative(s) who is not a parent. Grandparents University offers a wide range of “majors” taught by UW faculty, staff, and graduate students from disciplines across campus. You and your grandchild will stay together in the same major for the entire two-day program. An adult must accompany each child at all times during the activities related to the major.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Grandparents University.
  • Greater Madison Writing Project – Young Writers Camp

    Young writers meet in the beautiful setting of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens and use their surroundings as inspiration for writing, in a supportive environment, led by a staff of Greater Madison Writing Project Fellows and experienced teaching of writing. Participants then share their favorite pieces from the week with their families and friends at an evening celebration.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Communications & Writing

    Specialty

    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Greater Madison Writing Project- High School Writing Camp

    A supportive and creative environment to learn new techniques and meet other writers. Led by Greater Madison Writing Project Educators and guest writers. For students entering grades 9-12.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Communications & Writing

    Specialty

    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about High School Writing Camp.
  • Hoofer Youth

    Courses in sailing, windsurfing, and racing for youth from beginner to advanced, designed to teach outdoor recreation skills and support personal growth.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Sailing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Hoofer Youth.
  • Imaging Self

    Open to current sophomores and juniors, this is a for-credit university class and residential program exploring one of three tracks: visual art, theater or dance. Students will grow their portfolio while learning from UW–Madison faculty, discovering more about themselves and their medium of choice along the way.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Dance,
    Drama,
    For Credit,
    Visual Arts

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Learn more about Imaging Self.
  • Information Technology Academy (ITA)

    ITA programs serve students in the communities of Lac du Flambeau, Madison, and Oneida. Through ITA, high school students build technology knowledge and skills with hands-on training, and receive academic support, leadership development, community service, and internship opportunities. ITA is designed to increase the enrollment and success of diverse students at UW–Madison.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, STEM

    Specialty

    Technology

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) – Fun with Chemistry Camp

    At an ICE Fun with Chemistry camp, campers actually get to do science—they don’t just watch it happen! Through experiments, projects, and discussions, they explore chemistry and science in laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Experienced staff supervise students in small groups, emphasizing lab safety while communicating fundamental concepts in science and encouraging campers to exercise their reasoning skills.

    This program accepts students grades 5-8

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Chemistry

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Latino Youth Summit

    Conference for Latino middle school students to explore and build their knowledge about college through workshops and activities.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Leadership & Youth Summits

    Specialty

    Multicultural

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Latino Youth Summit.
  • Leap Forward

    The LEAP Forward Internship Program is a 6 week paid internship for current sophomore high-school students. As a LEAP Forward Intern, you will not only gain key practical experiences within the field of Health Sciences, but will also gain exposure to the opportunities which exist for you beyond High School, whether at UW-Madison or elsewhere.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Medicine

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Leap Forward.
  • Madison French Camp

    Day camp that teaches French to children of any language level through interactive stories, songs, crafts, games, snack time, and role play.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    French

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Madison French Camp.
  • Nelson Institute: Last Child in the Park

    We will be working hand in hand with staff at Madison’s Sherman Middle School to provide a nature study program. A high percentage of Sherman’s ethnically diverse students live in poverty. The school is making herculean efforts to meet student needs by providing after-school programming. Our class helps the school meet those needs by pairing UW students as after-school mentors with a Sherman student.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Last Child in the Park.
  • No Limits Kids Fitness

    An eight week summer class dedicated to exciting and empowering children with disabilities to be active.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Website coming soon!.
  • Odyssey Junior

    Students ages 2-18 whose parents are enrolled in UW Odyssey Project may participate in one of our three Odyssey Junior classrooms. Recognizing that breaking the cycle of generational poverty involves whole families, Odyssey Junior supports children in self-discovery, literacy and expression through writing, speaking, visual arts, music, movement and theater.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Odyssey Junior.
  • Operation Military Kids University- Camping Programs

    4-H Military Kids STEM Camp is offered to youth with a parent/guardian/sibling in the military, ages 9 -13. Camp is held in August at the Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center in Wisconsin Dells. This is a four day, three night camping experience where youth stay in cabins and participate in activities including swimming, canoeing/boating, hiking and a ropes challenge course.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    4-H Programs

    Specialty

    Science

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Camping Programs.
  • PEOPLE Precollege

    PEOPLE (Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) is for students of color and low-income students. It helps motivated students build study skills and explore and strengthen academic and career interests, and prepares students to be successfully admitted into UW–Madison. Registration, application information, and applicant qualifications are listed on the program page.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Study Skills

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about PEOPLE Precollege.
  • Pharmacy Summer Program

    Four-day summer program for underrepresented groups in the health science fields. Program includes hands-on demonstrations, tours of campus and different pharmacies, attendance at faculty and student panels, and more.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Medicine

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Pharmacy Summer Program.
  • POSSE Program

    Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, diverse teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, STEM

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Multicultural

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about POSSE.
  • Precollege OPTIONS program: Technology & Arts

    In this full-day, full-week program, students learn about technology and arts including architecture, performance and visual arts, computer design, and more. Students learn from and use current technology and software in multidisciplinary courses that challenge and inspire growth.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    Dance,
    Drama,
    Technology,
    Visual Arts

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Promoting Computational Science Initiative (ProCSI)

    This free six-day residential program on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison promotes a multidisciplinary Computational Science Initiative. Organized by the members of the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Applied Computing Center, ProCSI introduces high-school students to the Computational Science discipline. Participants will be shown how the fundamental building blocks they are currently learning in high-school math, physics, and science classes are connected to advanced concepts in computer science and engineering that they may encounter at the University as a student or in the everyday world around them.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Technology

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Pushkin Summer Institute

    This six-week residential program on campus teaches Russian language and culture through the life and works of Russian national poet Alexander Pushkin.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    Russian

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Pushkin Summer Institute.
  • Rec Well Summer Camp

    Our summer day camp features recreational activities and on and off-campus field trips with partners including Outdoor UW, Babcock Hall Dairy Store, science labs, and more for 11 one-week sessions. We strive to provide a supportive and enjoyable environment for children ages 5-12 where learning and fun go hand in hand. Each participant will receive one complimentary summer camp t-shirt. (Score!)

     

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Rec Well Summer Camp.
  • Rise Up & Write

    Rise Up & Write is a program from the Greater Madison Writing Project and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Rise Up and Write will bring together high school students interested in issue advocacy through writing.  Youth writers will work together and with professional teachers of writing to read, research, and write for awareness and change around issues that matter.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Communications & Writing

    Specialty

    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Rise Up & Write.
  • Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH)

    A premed pipeline program to select and nurture students who show an interest in practicing medicine in rural and urban underserved areas of Wisconsin. RUSCH has been developed by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in partnership with three UW System campuses (UW–Milwaukee, UW–Platteville, and UW–Parkside), Spelman College in Atlanta, and Wisconsin’s Native American college students enrolled in any campus.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Medicine

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about RUSCH.
  • Southeast Asian American College Assistance Program (SEACAP)

    SEACAP was established to reach out to and empower rising 7th and 8th grade Southeast Asian American students in Dane County to further their education beyond high school. Additionally, SEACAP is intended to strengthen students’ academic pursuit within the UW System by assisting students in utilizing the optimum educational benefits available to them. Program workshops highlight college and career readiness, financial aid, admission, basic skills and competencies, and campus student support and services.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about SEACAP, email Pao Thao at pao.thao@wisc.edu or call 608-263-2237.
  • STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy

    The 4-week Korean Language & Culture Academy is a nonresidential, non-credit program where students learn to communicate in Korean while exploring Korean culture and traditions.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    Korean

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Summer Expeditions

    Summer Expeditions is a free program at UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research for students in grades K-8 to explore, engage, and discover science with structured hands-on activities. The program takes place on Wednesday afternoons during the summer from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and includes two 45-minute guided activities. Summer Expeditions runs from late June to early August.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Science

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Summer Expeditions.
  • Summer Music Clinic – Junior Session

    Approximately 800-900 middle and high school musicians come together every June for the love of music, learning, and making friends. Students in band, chorus, jazz ensemble, musical theatre, and orchestra have a chance to expand their musical horizons by working with experienced educators from around the country, rehearsing and performing in ensembles with peers from other communities, and participating in classes and activities that will sharpen existing skills or open the door to new topics. Junior Session is for students completing grades 6-8.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Music

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Summer Music Clinic – Senior Session

    Approximately 800-900 middle and high school musicians come together every June for the love of music, learning, and making friends. Students in band, chorus, jazz ensemble, musical theatre, and orchestra have a chance to expand their musical horizons by working with experienced educators from around the country, rehearsing and performing in ensembles with peers from other communities, and participating in classes and activities that will sharpen existing skills or open the door to new topics. Senior Session is for students completing grades 9-12 .

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Music

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Summer Research Scholars

    Each summer, the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) hosts the Summer Research Scholars program. This week-long program provides 9th – 12th grade students with the opportunity to conduct their own research project. These research projects are centered on teen health and social media. Scholars will learn different types of research methods, discover a variety of career paths in research and health-related fields and practice their public speaking and presentation skills. The Summer Research Scholars program aims to engage students who may not have other opportunities to engage with topics in research and health-related fields.

    Grades

    K-5
    9-12

    Focus

    Communications & Writing, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Summer Research Scholars.
  • Summer Term

    You can apply to take UW–Madison classes during Summer Term during your junior or senior year of high school. You will be admitted as a University Special student, and will earn college credit for face-to-face and online courses. To apply, your GPA must be at least 3.0 overall as well as in your most recent semester of high school. Your guidance counselor must also recommend you for Summer Term. University Housing is accepting high school students taking Summer Term courses in 2018. Depending on the course, students may choose to do a residential program while taking college credit courses.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    For Credit

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Summer Term.
  • WCATY – Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

    The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) gives gifted students finishing ninth through twelfth grades the chance to learn and live alongside each other on the beautiful UW–Madison campus. ALP is an intense, three-week summer camp designed to push students to the next academic level while housing them in an intimate learning environment. Students enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience not possible in crowded high school schedules. Students gain insight from instructors who are experts in their fields. ALP participants experience a truly unique learning environment where gifted students can interact, learn, and grow with each other. Course options include engineering, physics, biology, neuroscience, theater, psychology, political science, philosophy, sociology and economics, and computer science.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts, Business, College Preparation, Communications & Writing, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • WCATY – Precollege Academic Campus Experience (PACE)

    This program gives students finishing fifth through eighth grade an opportunity to explore their current interests and passions with like-minded peers in a college setting. Students will spend one week taking one accelerated course designed specifically for middle school advanced learners on the UW–Madison campus. This program is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire young minds. Not only will you explore the area of study in your class, you will have the opportunity to spark your curiosity during on-campus field trips during the week. Course topics include engineering, science, writing, politics, biotechnology, improvisation, computer science, and art.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    Arts, Business, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • WCATY – Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

    The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives an opportunity for students finishing grades 7-8 to spend two weeks on a college campus studying one accelerated course. STEP is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire. lt offers a learning atmosphere that nurtures students’ talents and abilities, enriches social life, and encourages creativity. Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) strives to balance the academic and recreational sides of camp. This program is for those who are ready for above-grade-level challenges and are serious about having fun in and outside of the classroom with peers who share similar aspirations and interests. Course options include forensic science, acting, psychology, robotics, engineering, writing, computer programming, chemistry, law, biology, and economics.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Arts, Business, College Preparation, Communications & Writing, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • WCATY – Growing Early Minds (GEM)

    The Growing Early Minds (GEM) program is designed to challenge and engage advanced learners finishing grades one through four. Students will be exposed to multidisciplinary concepts and themes that will feed their curious minds. Each class is small and designed to enrich learning and introduce new areas of interest, helping students expand their knowledge about the world and discover how much there truly is to learn. Social and emotional curriculum components will focus on fostering autonomy, encouraging development of growth mindset, and fostering effective collaboration skills. Course options include biology, engineering, coding, psychology, architecture, and multidisciplinary options.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    Arts, Communications & Writing, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Winds of Wisconsin (WOW)

    WOW provides outstanding young musicians with an opportunity to learn wind literature of the highest quality. Work with faculty who have made music education of youth a top priority. Make lifelong connections with others who share a love and passion for music. The program consists of two concerts with five rehearsals each, sectionals, an instrumental masterclass with UW–Madison School of Music faculty, and additional topics presented by the music education faculty.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Music

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Winds of Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference

    Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is a three and a half day Statewide Educational Experience. Youth from all over Wisconsin come to Madison, Wisconsin for educational seminars, assemblies, speakers, exploration, and fun on the UW–Madison campus.

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    4-H Programs

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Wisconsin AHEC: Health Careers Summer Camps

    Our Health Careers Camps are five day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. This unique experience is a collaboration of the Wisconsin AHEC regional offices, local colleges, technical schools colleges and area healthcare practitioners.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Wisconsin AHEC Summer Camps.
  • Wisconsin Heights Summer Science Camp – BioCore Summer Science

    The Biocore Outreach Ambassadors have partnered with UW professors, graduate students from the Biology Outreach Club, and public school teachers since June 2007 to develop a week-long, inquiry-based day camp for fourth through twelfth grade students in the Wisconsin Heights district. Students work in small groups to investigate original questions centered on Prairies, Streams, Human Anatomy, Microbiology, Nematoad Worms, and Forest Ecology.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery – Saturday Science

    Saturday Science at Discovery is a monthly series that features interactive exploration stations centered around a particular topic. Families and learners of all ages are invited to explore hands-on science fun during this free drop-in event, which generally is held from 10 a.m. until noon on the first Saturday of each month in the Town Center of the Discovery Building.

    Grades

    K-5

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery – Field Trips

    The Town Center at the Discovery Building is an exceptional destination for scientific exploration. Several field trip workshops are offered for students in elementary, middle, and high school.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Field Trip

    Student

    Domestic
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery – Summer Science Camp for Rural Schools

    Top scientists as well as graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Morgridge Center volunteer teaching and leading experiments as part of the program. Students conduct experiments and hear talks on gene transfer, cardiac cell differentiation, drug discovery, tissue engineering, and other topics. The week culminates with poster sessions given to employees in the Discovery Building, 330 North Orchard Street.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • World Languages Day

    High school students and teachers come to campus for a day of language lessons, presentations, and more.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Field Trip

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about World Languages Day.