Summer Camps and Youth Programs

We Make Learning Fun

Our youth programs provide fun, safe, hands-on learning environments in which children ages 8 to 14 learn the 4C’s – communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Our goal is to foster success and individual growth by teaching foundational skills that children can build on throughout their lives.

Summer STEM University 2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to keep our students, staff and volunteers healthy and safe, we have decided to move all of our June and July camps online. Our August camps, we hope to be able to offer in-person on campus. See our catalogs for in-depth workshop descriptions and schedules.

Washington County program catalog
Waukesha program catalog

Youth Summer STEM University

We offer two age group camps, one for ages 8-11 and one for ages 11-14 (including more advanced content). Each camp consists of two workshops; a morning session and an afternoon session. Families can enroll in a half-day or a full-day camp. Full-day camps meet Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. At the end of camp, students receive a certificate of completion and a camp gift.

Waukesha summer program brochure
Washington County summer program brochure

Here’s a peak at our online STEM programs:

Engineering/Leadership Exploration for High School Students

*The 2020 Engineering and Leadership Exploration Camp has been canceled*

In this engineering/leadership exploration class, high school students explore the numerous career paths that a degree in engineering offers! The week-long summer class includes visits to various companies and explores civil, electrical, industrial/manufacturing, mechanical, material, and architectural engineering as well as project management. Visits include SPX Transformer Solution, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Husco International, TLX, and MWES Engineering. Visits include the opportunity to speak with engineers to gain a broad understanding of each field. This course can be taken for one college credit (optional).

Youth Policy

Youth Health forms are required of all minors (under 18) participating in our classes. Health Forms are to be filled out prior to check out when registering online. Along with our Health Forms, families are required to fill out and sign a “Student Program Policy” form, which outlines our classroom expectations for students as well as policies we have in place to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students and staff.

Student Program Policy forms must be scanned and emailed or mailed to Continuing Education before the start of class. Forms will also be accepted at check-in on the first day of camp.

Only students who have a signed parental release form granting them permission to walk home at the end of camp, will be able to leave unaccompanied by an adult.