Mini-Courses – Summer Exploration Camp

What is the Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp?

The Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp is a two-week academic enrichment program that reinforces middle school students’ reading, writing, math, and science skills. The two week camp includes a reading and writing component one week, and a math and science component the other week. Summer Exploration Camp includes activities and educational field trips where students explore majors and careers, goal setting, study skills and college awareness. The program will conclude with an overnight stay in the UWM Residence Halls to experience college and continue exploring life as a college student. The enrichment program serves students who are rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and requires students to have a 2.0 core grade point average.

Class Size: 50 Students (first come, first serve basis)

Eligibility: Students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade for the upcoming academic year. Must have a core GPA of 2.0 or above.

Lunch is Provided *
$300 class fee or DPI Pre-College Scholarship *

* Students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch to apply for the DPI Pre-College Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for the program, please call 414-229-6236 or email and request to be placed on our summer mailing list.

Future Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp Dates:

Registration for Summer 2019 has closed. The program has reached full enrollment. Thank you for your interest.

Summer 2019: July 8-19, 2019

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Math & Science Week: July 8th – July 12th, 2019
Reading & Writing Week: July 15th – July 19th, 2019

Summer 2020: July 6-17, 2020

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Math & Science Week July 6th – July 10th, 2020
Reading & Writing Week July 13th – July 17th, 2020


Students must have a core GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for this class and must be entering grades 6-8 in the upcoming fall semester.

How to Determine Your Core Grade Point Average (GPA):

Please note that only the core classes are used to determine the student’s core GPA. Those classes include variations of reading, math, English, science, social studies and foreign languages. Do not include classes such as music, art, physical education, computer science, etc. when calculating your core GPA. If you have any questions regarding a core class or need help determining your core GPA for eligibility, please call our office at 229-6236.

How to Register

Registration for Summer 2019 has closed. The program has reached full enrollment. Thank you for your interest.

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list for the Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp, please call 414-229-6236 or email Thank you for your interest in our program!

Policies and Fees

The fee for this program is $300. A DPI Pre-College Scholarship is available for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch.


Please contact our office at 414-229-6236 or email to be added to our mailing list. Thank you for your interest in our program!


Tricia Maldonado
Program Coordinator

Londan Roohr

Contact Us

Telephone: 414-229-6236
Fax: 414-229-3490

Office Location

Mitchell Hall, Room 141
3203 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211

Mailing Address

Mini Courses
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413