By Alex Hummel
he notion of “summer camp” conjures up images of piney forests “up north,” canoeing in lakes, glowing evening fires and all sorts of other stereotypical ideas relegated to woods and waters.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh continues to bring an entirely new look and feel to the idea of “summer camp.” Soon, another school year will wind down. And, for many students, the opportunity to venture off to summer camp will fire up… at their “backyard” University.
Students (and their families) don’t have to venture up to the northwoods. UW Oshkosh has an entire menu of diverse, hands-on, learning-focused camps at the ready for local and regional students and families. Students can learn more about each summer camp opportunity and register at uwosh.edu/camps. Also, like “UW Oshkosh Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement” (LLCE) on Facebook.
Here’s a quick glance at some of the camps the University is offering this summer. Registration remains open, and students and their families are encouraged to register soon:
ACT Prep Course
July 28 and August 4-8 (mornings) on the UW Oshkosh Campus
A strong performance on the ACT can make the difference in your ability to be admitted to your top college choices. Students prepare with two official off-record ACT tests, skill drills and a customized curriculum designed from pre-test results.
Fire Science Career Exploration Camps
Basic Camp: June 15-18 on the UW Oshkosh Campus
Advanced Camp: July 13-17 on the UW Oshkosh Campus
Join us for one of our exciting Fire Science Camps! Practice firefighting skills and knowledge. Fight fires, train with area firefighters, and explore career and education options. This is a residential camp.
Grow Your Future
June 22-26 on the UW Oshkosh Campus
Focus on agricultural sustainability, innovation and technology. Explore careers and opportunities in farming, science, engineering, business, management and environmental studies. See these initiatives at farms and businesses in the agriculture sector. This is a residential camp.
July 7-August 23 Online Prep Course
Incoming UW Oshkosh freshmen who placed into math 100 or 104 are invited prepare for and retake the math placement test. Content is derived from the material covered by the exam, and UW Oshkosh offers a guaranteed spot for fall if students improve their placement.
July 13-19 at UW Oshkosh
Come to UW Oshkosh for an experiential learning camp for future engineers! Learn through a combination of field trips, job site visits, hands-on activities, and discussions. This program is for students who will be entering eighth grade in fall 2014. This is a residential camp.
Women Soar You Soar
July 28-31 on the UW Oshkosh Campus and EAA Grounds
Join us for the EAA’s 9th annual Women Soar You Soar summer camp for young women, grades 9-12! In this residential camp, young women interested in aviation experience four full days of empowerment and inspiration.
Again, the place to learn more about each camp and how to get registered is uwosh.edu/camps. ν
Alex Hummel is the Director of News Services and Public Relations with Integrated Marketing and Communications at UW Oshkosh.