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 June 1. No refunds will be authorized after June 1, 2019.
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June 25-27 Sessions:
Bus available for this week’s sessions from Reedsburg/Baraboo/Portage--limited spots!
Design your Dream—Ages 11-17: Explore creative design careers such as fashion marketing and interior design with a mindset of entrepreneurship. Have fun with creative, hands-on activities that enhance flexible thinking while maintaining a parallel focus on business strategies. Learn how creative work promotes positive change in the world through social, economic and environmental impact.
Girls Only (GO) STEM—ages 11-14--Dive into the exciting world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Learn about environmental and food science in a farm setting. Work cooperatively to build a bridge; and build your confidence. Explore the basics of 3D printing by designing and creating cool stuff, from jewelry to Pokémon. You’ll discover how you can make an impact on your community (or the world!) with a STEM career.
Law & Order—Ages 12-15: Work with real facts and fun situations as you actively participate in a mock trial in a court-room setting. Take on the role of a judge, lawyer, paralegal, witness, bailiff or juror, and learn more about what it takes to have these jobs. Learn about the legal system, the law and legal proceedings, and careers in law.
(Session full) Welding & Metal Fab—Ages 11-17: Create a variety of customized projects from start to finish! Learn basic welding and metal fabrication techniques to complete your projects. Draw digital mock ups of your custom designs in 3D Solidworks.
(Session full) Movie Maker—Ages 11-13: A comprehensive video production workshop covering pre-production (planning & story-boarding), studio and location production techniques (cameras and sound equipment), and post-production editing workflows.
(Session Full) Woodworking: Table 4 One—Ages 11-17: Build your own side table! Using state-of-the –art equipment in the College’s Cabinetmaking shop, you’ll learn to measure, cut and plane to size for width and thickness, join pieces, customize with laser engraving, assemble, sand, detail, and finish
(Session full) Robotics—Ages 11-17: Explore the operation and programming of Industrial Robots. Identify component parts of a FANUC robot; describe teach pendant and robot functions; power up the robot control in proper sequence; jog in Joint and Cartesian movement; identify axis move-ments; navigate the teach pendant to set up the robot for desired movement; demon-strate working knowledge of arm speed and motion control.
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 June 1, 2019. No refunds after that date.