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. 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Exploration Camp will now be offered as a virtual program.

All activities and lessons will take place online. The daily timeline will be flexible so that students can participate when it is convenient for them. The Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp is scheduled to take place Monday-Friday, July 20-July 31, 2020

If your student does not have access to a computer and/or access to the internet, Mini-Courses is able to provide this support for the Summer Exploration Camp dates.

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.

$200 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 414-430-3119 or email and request registration materials.

Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp Dates:

Summer 2020: July 20-31, 2020

Registration Deadline is June 12, 2020 or when program reaches full enrollment.
Math & Science Week
Health Science Careers
July 20 – July 24, 2020
Reading & Writing Week
History in Milwaukee
July 27 – 31, 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 program cell phone at 414-430-3119.

How to Register

If you would like registration materials for the Mini-Courses Summer Exploration Camp, please call 414-430-3119 or email Thank you for your interest in our program!

Policies and Fees

The fee for this program is $200. 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