Can’t Run Out of STEAM: UW-Stout Summer Camp Offers Students a Chance to Explore Careers
middle and high schoolers can experience hands-on STEAM activities this summer
Students are encouraged to explore their creative sides in June on the UW-Stout campus for the Summer and Junior STEAM Experiences. With several different tracks to choose from, there is something for every kid.
The Junior STEAM Experience, from June 19-23, is for students entering grades 6-8. There are five different tracks students can choose from including interior design, video production, comics/creative non-fiction, metalsmithing and jewelry, and 3D printing.
The Summer STEAM Experience, to be held June 12-16, is for 9-12 graders who want to explore future career paths. All of the Junior tracks are included in this camp, in addition to a 3D animation track.
At the end of both weeks, there will be a Camper’s Showcase where camper’s families and friends can come and see everything their student has been working on.
With tracks being instructed by UW-Stout faculty and a 10-1 camper to counselor ratio, students are bound to have an enriching and safe summer camp experience. Overnight campers are able to stay in the UW-Stout dormitories and get an authentic college experience.
The overnight camper fee is $450 and the day camper fee is $300, though scholarships are available thanks to the Eau Claire and Menomonie school districts.
“Project-based learning is the backbone of the class and gives students an authentic experience by disseminating work outside of the classroom,” said Jonny Wheeler, who will be leading the Video Production track.
To learn more about these two programs or to register a camper, you can go to uwstout.edu.