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 in the country, 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 11 and Friday, July 12, 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 12 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: Karen Lacey, MS, RD, CD; senior lecturer, Human Biology; past director of Dietetic Programs
• Memory-Making Clay Designs — Instructor: Dean Hoegger, artist/teacher
• You’re the Artist: Learn How to Draw Cartoon Characters! — Instructor: Addie Sorbo, lecturer, artist, teacher
• Artist Books: Visual Journeys — Instructor: Chris Style, professor of Arts and Visual Design
• 4-Hand Piano — Instructor: Ellen Hanchek, adjunct instructor in Music
• Hand Drumming — Instructor: Cheryl Grosso, professor of Music and Frankenthal Professor, percussion
• (Full) Geology — Instructor: John Luczaj, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
• Meteorology — Instructor: Steve Meyer, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
• Hands-on Rocketry — Daniel Bateman, Spaceport, Sheboygan
• Behind the Scenes at WPR — Shawn Connelly, WPR Programming Assistant
• Better Than the Lemonade Stand — Ryan Kauth, Director of Small Business Development Center
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 11, and the program ends at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, following a graduation ceremony.
The fee for Grandparents’ University is $189 per adult and child pair. The fee includes instruction, activities, a cookout 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.
Information and registration are available online at www.uwgb.edu/camps/gpu/index.asp. Information also is available by calling (920) 465-2775 or (800) 621-2313.