University of Wisconsin–Madison

High School (Grades 9-12)

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American Culture | English
  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

This 2-week residential program is for international students, focusing on studying and improving English as well as learning how to succeed at an American University. You’ll meet new friends in a warm and welcoming city, engage in fun activities, and take day trips to nearby metropolitan areas. Participants are 14-17 years old and must have an intermediate level of English.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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!

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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!

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Sports

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

Business
  • Business

  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

The Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program is designed for promising students 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.

Technology
  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

An exciting five-day agenda in meteorology, astronomy, remote sensing and geology. Participating students stay on campus in lakeside dorms and experience science education, research and technology through hands-on activities, working directly with scientists, graduate students and professors.

  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

CAP is a three-week residential summer program for first-generation students and/or students from low-income families. The student must be a freshman or sophomore at the time of application. CAP aims to enrich the students’ math, science, writing, and problem-solving skills to prepare them for college.

Engineering
  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

  • Languages & Culture

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Field Trip (Chaperoned)

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.

Multicultural
  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

I have gotten so many great opportunities and have met so many amazing people through TEEM Scholars which has really shown me, that we matter, and that we can do a lot in the future. TEEM has shaped my goals by helping me strive for better things.

Academic Enrichment
  • Communications & Writing

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • Communications & Writing

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

For Credit
  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

Qualified high school juniors and seniors may apply for admission to UW–Madison as a University Special student to enroll in one course per term for which they may earn high school credit, post-secondary credit, or both.

  • Outdoor Adventure

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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

Dance | Drama | For Credit | Visual Arts
  • Arts

  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

Rising high school juniors and seniors will explore art and college life in Imaging Self: School of Education Precollege Summer Arts Intensive, a for-credit, residential experience at UW–Madison. Students will choose from three tracks: visual art, dance, or theatre and drama, and work with world-class instructors and faculty. They will learn about themselves through artistic expression and work with practicing artists. This is a unique chance to earn three college credits, improve communication and writing skills, contribute to a portfolio, and prepare for college while living on campus.

  • STEM

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Internships

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.

<a href=”https://studentjobs.wisc.edu/leapforward/”>Leap Forward</a>

  • College Preparation

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

The UW-Odyssey Project changes lives for adults near the poverty level. This inspirational project has empowered more than 400 low-income adults to find their voices and get a jumpstart at earning college degrees they never thought possible. Graduates of the program have journeyed from homelessness to UW–Madison degrees, from incarceration to meaningful work in the community.

For Credit | Study Skills
  • College Preparation

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

Science
  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight 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.

  • STEM

  • College Preparation

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day 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.

Technology
  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

Russian
  • Languages & Culture

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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

  • Communications & Writing

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

Korean
  • Languages & Culture

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

Music
  • Arts

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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 (including students who have finished their senior year of high school in the spring of 2018).

  • Arts

  • Business

  • College Preparation

  • Communications & Writing

  • Languages & Culture

  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

Music
  • Arts

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

  • 4-H Programs

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

Science
  • STEM

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

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.

Science
  • STEM

Grade School Students (Grades K-5), Middle School Students (Grades 6-8), High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Commuter (Day Program)

  • Field Trip (Chaperoned)

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.

The financial support you gave us based on the free/reduced lunch program allowed us to go on this trip. Thank you. Many of our students did not have a vision of what a scientist looks while working in a lab or even a college campus. They might find it difficult to imagine themselves becoming a scientist or a Madison student if they are not able to generate a supporting mental image.Teacher from field trip (Spring 2016)

Science
  • STEM

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Residential (Overnight Program)

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.

Being able to attend the Summer Science Camp is a wonderful opportunity that we can get nowhere else. The closest college campus for us is two hours away. Summer Science Camp is the only place where my students could do experiments right alongside graduate students, ask them questions about their chosen field, and learn about stem cell research. It also is a great way for them to sample college life while living on campus. They also got to receive college advising as sophomore students, which gives them insight into the college admissions process. All of this gives them real goals to aim for as they continue through high school. Without doubt, it meets our high school mission statement of providing college and career readiness for our students.
High School Teacher from a rural Wisconsin community

  • Languages & Culture

High School Students (Grades 9-12)
  • Field Trip (Chaperoned)

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


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