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 9 and Friday, July 10, 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 17 courses from which to choose. For more detailed course descriptions, please see the camps website at www.uwgb.edu/camps/gpu/html/program_majors.asp.
Class selections and their instructors include:
• 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
• (Full) 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, Art and Design
• Four Hand Piano — Instructor: Michael Rector, assistant professor, Music
• 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 — Brian Ewenson
• Fitness and Health on Purpose — Jane Birr, associate lecturer, Physical Education
• Aquatic Ecology — Patrick Forsythe, assistant professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
• Heirloom Gardens — Vicki Medland, associate lecturer, Environmental Science and Policy; Associate Director, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
• Game Theory — Bryan Carr, assistant professor, Information and Computing Science
• How To Be Smart With Money — Ryan Kauth, Director, Small Business Development Center
• There’s An App For That: Using Mobile Apps to Connect, Learn and Have Fun — Nathan Kraftcheck, instructional technologist
• Improvisation and Theatre — Laura Riddle, professor, Theatre and Dance
Registration for Grandparents’ University continues through July 1 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants will meet at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9, and the program ends at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 10, following a graduation ceremony.
The fee for Grandparents’ University is $195 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.