Educational summer experiences for 11-17 year old students. Camps will inspire and engage students with hands-on experiential learning activities and career exploration. Camps feature Madison College's top programs, instructors, and resources. View flyer with camp session descriptions.
Camp sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:00AM-4:00PM. Lunch is Included. Cost is $75 per session. All camps meet at Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street, Madison WI 53704. Some camps will have off-site fieldtrips.
If plans change, you may request a refund prior to July 31. No refunds will be authorized after July 31, 2019.
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August 20-22 Sessions:
Recreation & Wellness—Ages 11-17: Don't get stuck working behind a desk all day...instead explore careers with movement and adventure such as personal training, group fitness, and recreation programming. In this camp you get to be active and feel spectacular with healthy lifestyle practices in fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness. Rock a variety of fun fitness and wellness classes using the latest equipment in our new fitness studio. Learn about health analysis tools.
Engineering Explorations—Ages 14-17 (mature 13-year-old students may also register): Exposure to 4 different applied engineering and technology pathways to help you identify the career path you may want to pursue: Architectural, Mechanical, Civil, and Electronic Technologies. Explore through cool hands-on activities and projects. Tackle a real-world problem, learn how the problem would be approached, and deliver practical solutions.
(Session full) Baking & Decorating—Ages 11-17: Learn to make delicious desserts and bakery items from scratch as well as decorating your items using a variety of trendy designs! Explore careers in the baking industry, such as baker, cake decorator and more.
(Session full) Diesel TECH Fit—Ages 11-17: What does it take to move 80,000 pounds down the highway and bring it safely to a stop? Examine 500 horsepower engines that power the trucks moving freight. Disassemble and reassemble the foundation air compo-nents used to stop the truck. Plus much more to explore if diesel tech is a fit for you.
(Session full) Graphic Design & Printing—Ages 13-17: Create your own design using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. Take your design to press with screen printing on fabric and/or paper to produce t-shirts, posters, or other items with your own design! Explore careers in Graphic Arts, Visual Arts, and Printing.
(Session full) Animation—Ages 13-17: Explore and apply principles of animation. You’ll sketch flipbooks, film stop motion shorts, and bring digital creations to life with Adobe Character Animator. Bring creativity and curiosity; computer familiarity is a plus.
(Session full) Neuroscience—Ages 11-15: Interested in brain-related research and how the brain works? Dissect a sheep brain to learn about structure and parts. Topics: Neurotransmission (How brain cells communicate); Neurological Disorders and Diseases; Genes and Cognition (Learning and Memory); Systems to study neurosciences (effect of drugs on heart rate); and Optical Illusions and Perception.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Attendees must be between 11-17 years of age (18-year-old students entering their senior year may also attend). Individual sessions list specific age restrictions.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Camp is held at Madison College-Truax, 1701 Wright Street, Madison.
Enter the parking lot from Hoffman Street, which is just west of the intersection of Wright and Anderson streets. Park in student parking across from the main building, no permit is required.
Students should arrive between 8:30-8:50AM on Tuesday to check in. The check-in table will be located just inside the front doors of the Gateway entrance on Wright Street.
On Wednesday and Thursday, students may be dropped off at the Madison College Gateway between 8:45-8:55AM and will proceed directly to their classroom.
Alternative transportation options: A Madison Metro bus stop and a BCycle station are available at the college.
What can I bring into the event?
Some camps require specific clothing for safety--see individual camp information for details.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-246-6433.
What's the refund policy?
Refunds can be requested prior to July 31, 2019. No refunds after that date.