Grandparents and their grandchildren between the ages of 7 and 14 can share their love of learning at the two-day Grandparents’ University summer camp at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
At one of 13 Grandparents’ Universities nationwide, UW-Green Bay participants will enjoy the camaraderie of other families, quality time with grandchildren and learning together. Many families make this event their annual reunion for the young cousins each year.
Grandparents’ University takes places Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11, offering a unique opportunity for grandparents and their grandchildren to explore together topics of interest and enjoy summer activities on the scenic bayshore campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Grandparents’ University offers 15 courses from which to choose. Class selections and their instructors include:
• (Full) Animals on the Wild Side, In Nature and the Museum — Instructor: Thomas Erdman, Curator, Richter Museum of Natural History; Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
• (Full) Nutritional Science — Instructor: Debra Pearson, associate professor, Human Biology (Nutritional Science/Dietetics and general), Nutritional Biochemistry
• Memory-Making Clay Designs — Instructor: Dean Hoegger, artist/teacher
• You’re the Artist: Learn How to Draw Cartoon Characters! — Instructor: Addie Sorbo, senior lecturer, artist, teacher
• Artist Books: Visual Journeys — Instructor: Chris Style, professor, Art and Design
• 4-Hand Piano — Instructor: Abigail Mace, lecturer, Music, Piano
• Letterboxing — Instructor: Illene Cupit, professor, Human Development
• Geology — Instructor: John Luczaj, associate professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
• Meteorology — Instructor: Steve Meyer, associate professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
• Hands-on Rocketry — Daniel Bateman, executive director, Spaceport Sheboygan
• Aquatic Ecology – Kevin Fermanich, professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
• Radio Broadcasting … alive and well! — Danielle Bina, senior lecturer, Communication
• Game Theory — Benjamin Geisler, lecturer, Computer Science
• Better Than the Lemonade Stand — Ryan Kauth, director, Small Business Development Center
• Fitness and Health on Purpose — Jane Birr, associate lecturer, Physical Education
For more detailed course descriptions, please see the camps website at www.uwgb.edu/camps/gpu/html/program_majors.asp.
Registration for Grandparents’ University continues through July 1 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, and the program ends at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, following a graduation ceremony.
The fee for Grandparents’ University is $189 per adult and child pair. The fee includes instruction, activities, a cookout meal on Thursday night, parking and a t-shirt. Each additional adult is $125 and each additional child is $75. Grandparents’ University attendees may commute or choose to stay in UW-Green Bay student suite apartments for an additional fee.