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Youth Career Exploration Camps

Join us for Camp Badger Exploring Engineering™!

July 5–11, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Camp Badger is a one-week, residential program for Wisconsin and Minnesota teenagers entering eighth grade in the fall. As a camper, you will explore many types of engineering fields and see how they can lead to great careers—all while living in a student residence hall and experiencing life on a college campus.

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Health Careers Summer Camp

Fox Valley Camp: June 21 - June 25th
Lakeshore Camp: July 12 - July 16th


The Health Careers Summer Camp is a 5 day program that provides an opportunity for high school students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by instructors and health care professionals.
 
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Fire Science Camps

June 21 - 24, 2015

At UW Oshkosh

Join us for one of our exciting Fire Science Camps! Live the life of a firefighter, and practice firefighting skills and knowledge. 

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Business World Core Program

June 28th - July 1st • Edgewood College, Madison
June 21st - June 24th • St. Norbert College, De Pere

Wisconsin Business World is a program for high school students from across Wisconsin. The students learn real-world business experiences and gain an understanding of the importance of the free enterprise system.

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Camp Badger

July 5th - July 11th, 2015

Come to UW Oshkosh for a one-week experiential learning camp for future engineers! Participants will learn through a combination of field trips, job site visits, hands-on activities, and small group discussions. This program is for students who will be entering eighth grade in fall 2014.

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GirlTech

Participate in hands-on activities with computers, welding, science and much more, all taught by professional women. Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, daily snacks and take-home projects. Learn more >>

  • Date: July 14-18, 2014
  • Time: 7:45 a.m.-Noon
  • Ages: Girls entering grades 6-8
  • Location: Appleton Campus
  • Cost: $45
  • More info: 920-735-4782 or email | Register >>

Electric Guitar Building

Learn about design and manufacturing principles and techniques through the process of designing and building an electric guitar. Topics include: body and headstock design, basic woodworking, finishing, fretting, electronics assembly, hardware assembly and guitar setup. Discover the processes that go into creating a consumer product and walk away from the class with a beautiful solid body electric guitar that you designed and built yourself.

Session A | SORRY, this session is now full. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, send us an email.
Dates: June 15-19, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session B | REGISTER >>
Dates: July 6-10, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 14-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session C | REGISTER >>
Dates: July 20-24, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session D | REGISTER >>
Dates: August 17-21, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 14-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email


Learn Japanese Through Manga & Anime Comics

Learn Japanese in a fun, innovative way through Manga and Anime animation. Learn what the comics characters say and say it yourself.

  • Date: July 21-25, 2014
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Ages: Students entering grades 6-12
  • Location: Appleton Campus
  • Cost: $65
  • More info: 920-831-5476 or email | Register >>

Learning Chinese Is Fun

Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world: 935 million people (14% of the world's total population) speak Mandarin Chinese on a daily basis. In this camp, you'll be introduced to this language as well as Chinese history, legends and the traditional culture that makes up Chinese civilization.

  • Date: July 21-25, 2014
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Ages: Students entering grades 6-12
  • Location: Appleton Campus
  • Cost: $65
  • More info: 920-831-5476 or email | Register >>

VEX Robotics Camp

Discover the excitement of robots! Work with VEX Robotics equipment, program and drive robotic vehicles. This camp features engineering activities, team projects and friendly competition.

Session B - Oshkosh

  • Date: August 10-14, 2015
  • Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
  • Ages: 12-15
  • Location: FVTC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (4200 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh)
  • Cost: $50
  • More info: 920-735-4782 or email | Register >>

Fire Science Camps (Partnership between FVTC & UW-Oshkosh)

Explore careers in fire and emergency response services. Registration for these camps is coordinated through UW-Oshkosh, and camps are held at the FVTC Fire Training Center in NeenahLearn more >>

Girls in the Shop

Girls will gain confidence in the shop as they participate in hands-on learning using a variety of manufacturing equipment from the Welding & Fabrication Program to produce a finished take-home project (end table/nightstand). Girls must wear close-toed shoes and long pants (jeans) to work in the shop. Additional safety equipment will be supplied. Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, daily lunch and take-home projects.

Date: June 15-19, 2015 
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: Girls entering grades 9-12 
Location: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, 4200 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh
Cost: $59 
More info: 920-232-6055

Girltech

Participate in hands-on activities with computers, welding, science and much more, all taught by professional women. Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, daily snacks and take-home projects.

REGISTER >>
Date: July 13-17, 2015 
Time: 7:45 a.m.-Noon
Ages: Girls entering grades 6-8
Location: Appleton Campus, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Cost: $50 
More info: 920-735-5605 or email