Fall in Love with Learning - Fall Youth Programs

Fall in Love with Learning… UW-Green Bay offers Fall (virtual) Youth Programs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 9, 2020) — Fall in love with learning with UW-Green Bay Camps and Youth Programs. Camps and Youth Programs invite middle school students, high school students and parents to participate this fall in virtual camps, developed to grow confidence and independence, challenge imagination and encourage empathy and open-mindedness.

“We determined that creativity, learning and fun shouldn’t end with summer based on feedback from campers, parents and instructors, said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “Also, the times call for camps that promote creative thinking, respect and inclusivity.”

The popular PRIDE camps kickoff Fall programming with three FREE sessions. Middle School Fall PRIDE Camp takes place Oct. 6-Oct. 27. 2020, High School Fall PRIDE Camp takes place Oct. 8-Oct. 29 and a Parent Discussion is scheduled to take place virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 6. October is LGBTQ+ History Month, and the camps are focused to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community in history, art, music and media, along with networking and advocacy.

STEAM Creativity Scrimmages and Design Tech also begin in October, two camps designed to promote “what-if-thinking.” STEAM Creativity Scrimmages will take place from Oct. 6-Dec. 17, 2020 and Design Tech Oct. 12-Dec. 9. Both will take a break during Thanksgiving week and are collaborations with the Einstein Project. The cost for these camps includes project supplies.

“I’m especially excited about our Peace, Equity and Social Justice Camp because it represents a new collaboration with dynamic diversity consultant and public speaker, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.,” Mathwig said.

The camp will encourage #realtalk with kids and parents resolved to construct a more diverse, equal and inclusive community and nation, fostering the SNAP philosophy — see and be fully aware, name the privilege or oppression, act by taking creative measures and proceed as activists and leaders. Peace, Equity and Social Justice will take place Oct. 25-Nov. 19, 2020 with three age-appropriate tracks available at a family rate. The camp ends with a live virtual discussion, and there are optional Q&A sessions available at key points throughout.

On Nov. 7, Camps and Youth Programs also adapts its Grandparents’ University® to a virtual environment with planned subjects including STEM, cooking, art and creative writing. Grandparents’ University® is designed for children ages 7-14 to learn a new skill and create a deeper connection with a grandparent. Two sessions are available, and there’s an opportunity for child-grandparent collaborators to share their final project with the rest of camp.

Day-camps, 4-week, 8-week and 10-week camps are available with new and engaging content available every week, along with exercises and virtual interaction.

For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach, mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

Camps and Youth Programs is a part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

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UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd Creates A Virtual Camp of Hope and Healing | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd may have been prevented from hosting the annual in-person camp this summer for grieving kids because of COVID-19, but that didn’t stop founder and director, Prof, Illene Cupit, and more than 30 undergraduate students and five grief counselors from bringing the camp to kids with virtual camp of ongoing videos, designed to bring joy, hope and healing.

Source: UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd Creates A Virtual Camp of Hope and Healing | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd creates a virtual camp of hope and healing

Green Bay, Wis.—(August, 11, 2020) UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd may have been prevented from hosting the annual in-person camp this summer for grieving kids because of COVID-19, but that didn’t stop founder and director, Prof, Illene Cupit, and more than 30 undergraduate students and five grief counselors from bringing the camp to kids with virtual camp of ongoing videos, designed to bring joy, hope and healing.

Now in its 15th year, Camp Lloyd is a camp for kids 7-14 years of age, who have lost a parent or sibling. Normally, kids come to UW-Green Bay’s beautiful campus for a week in June to spend time with others kids, undergraduate students (called buddies) and grief counselors. The mission of the camp is to help mourning kids explore their feelings in a safe environment, while understanding that they are not alone, that they have people who love and support them, and that there are other kids who are also grieving over the deaths of someone they love. For one healing and hopeful week, kids grieve and play together.

Said Cupit, “We decided that we couldn’t let these grieving kids go unsupported, so we created virtual Camp Lloyd. Every day we posted a variety of videos kids and parents can now visit anytime to meet our wonderful buddies and grief counselors, who worked hard all year to design and prepare activities, crafts, coping exercises and other information to help kids process their feelings of loss in safe and nurturing ways.”

Led by the camp’s Head Grief Counselor, Kaelee Heideman (a graduate of UW-Green Bay and former Head Buddy), the grief counselors prepared a series of videos providing advice and coping strategies for the kids. In addition, two Head Buddies, Delaney and Ashton, provided adults with resources.

Virtual Camp Lloyd is now available on the Camp Lloyd website. More than 20 videos are featured, covering topics of fun, food, creativity and contemplation. Each video is introduced by Cupit, a buddy or a grief counselor and runs 3-5 minutes in length.

Camp Lloyd hopes to return in-person next year to celebrate their sixteenth anniversary, but meanwhile virtual camp is available for kids and parents in need, a free and accessible space for kids to grieve and play together.

For more information on Camp Lloyd or contact Illene Cupit at 920-465-2703 or cupiti@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About Camp Lloyd
UW-Green Bay’s Camp Lloyd fulfilled a dream of Dr. Illene Cupit’s to create a camp for grieving children to show them that grief is normal and that it is okay to still act like a kid and have fun. Dr. Cupit was inspired by colleague Professor Noppe, who lost his father at a young age, and discovered life got a little bit better when he could be with others who had faced a similar loss. Camp Lloyd is named in his honor to remind us that, together, we can help our hearts get support and learn to have hope again.

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There’s still time to register for some of UW-Green Bay’s Summer Camps!

UW-Green Bay has re-imagined Summer Camp experiences. Campers won’t just be sitting at their computers but will be active outside of scheduled virtual sessions.

Video transcript:

Hey all…….I’m Jason Mathwig…… and I am the Director of Education Outreach and Summer Camps here at UW-Green Bay.

As I am sure you all know, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have unfortunately cancelled our physical in-person camps this summer.

But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun!

While there is no way we can replace the experience of a camp on campus, we are RE-IMAGINING SUMMER and are excited to offer families alternative virtual camps here at UW-Green Bay. 

We are offering camps in the areas of Art, LGBTQ, Health, Music and STEM.

Most of our camps range from grades 3 – 12 with a few for families and all ages.

What’s different about these virtual camps?

Our instructors have focused on making these camps interactive and hands on with activities for campers to do on their own time outside of a few scheduled virtual sessions.

We don’t want the kids to continue sitting in front of a screen all day, rather we want them to explore their passions away from the screen. While still having camp instructors and plenty of camp peers to make it a fun summer experience…..

For high school kids going into grades 10 to 12, perhaps gaining some college credit at a discounted price is more your thing. Our Summer Scholars program offers a 4-week online course through UW-Green Bay. Here you can save hundreds on tuition dollars, get a head start on college and your credits will transfer to all UW-Schools and most private or out-of-state schools.

We are still accepting registrations for all of these camps and programs.

You can learn more about all of these programs at www.uwgb.edu/camps

Go find what inspires you and join us this summer!

UW-Green Bay summer camps go virtual

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be offering its summer camp programs online this year due to coronavirus. Leaders with the programs say they made the decision mid-April to create online programming for the summer. There are 14 brand new courses to explore and there will be plenty of ways to apply the online fun to interactive learning at home.

Source: UW-Green Bay summer camps go virtual, NBC 26

UW-Green Bay to Offer First-Time Virtual Camps & Courses | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) – For those hoping to keep their college education on-track, UW-Green Bay, which includes the Sheboygan campus, will offer all of its over 200 summer courses and a variety of virtual camps online for the first time ever.The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the spring semester, forcing students to employ virtual classrooms and remote learning in order to complete their coursework.  The new summer schedule is designed to help make up for that and to provide new learning opportunities. Source: UWGB to Offer First-Time Virtual Camps & Courses | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

UW-Green Bay moves summer camps and classes online

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday announced all of its more than 200 summer courses and youth education camps will be provided entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The university also announced it would create more sections of summer courses for students who want to stay on track academically over the summer. UWGB Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven said the university made the decision to go all-online as it balanced health and safety concerns with providing access to courses for students. Source: Green Bay coronavirus update: Brown County total reaches 180, Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Summer Camps 2020

On Tuesday, April 14 (2020), UW-Green Bay made the difficult decision to not bring campers, volunteers and staff to UW-Green Bay Camps this summer. The health and well-being of all is our highest priority. The medical risk and our ability to protect our campers, volunteers and staff onsite is too great. While news changes daily and all our lives continue to be significantly impacted by the spread of COVID-19, we feel it is in the best interest of the community we serve to not bring people together at a physical camp this summer.

A full refund of any fees paid will be provided via original payment method to anyone who had registered for an on-campus camp this summer. We do ask for patience as it may take up to 30 business days to process the financial transactions. While there is no way we can replace being at camp, we are excited to offer families alternative virtual summer camp experiences in the following areas: – Art – Health – Leadership – STEM To learn more about our new virtual camp offerings and to register, head to our website at www.uwgb.edu/camps. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 920.465.2267 or camps@uwgb.edu. We know that this will pass, and when it does, we will be ready to continue providing the traditional programs you know and love. Many areas are exploring Fall and Winter camp dates. Please watch for communications about future programming.

UW-Green Bay to offer 200+ summer courses and camps online

Opportunities abound to keep students on track, challenged and hopeful

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced today (April 14, 2020) that all of its 200+ summer courses and a variety of new virtual camps will be delivered online for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the interruption many pre-college and college students experienced this spring, UW-Green Bay is also opening up more summer sections and classes to accommodate students who want to stay on track academically over the summer.

“The health and safety of students, faculty and staff remain at the forefront of the decisions we are making,” said Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven. “We are balancing that priority with creatively providing access to learning, personal and professional growth and enrichment in order to continue to develop the problem solvers and creative thinkers our communities and world need.”

According to University leaders, ongoing education during the summer will be more important than ever this year to keep college students and youth mentally challenged and focused on their futures.

“This is a difficult time for those currently in the workforce and those preparing to enter it in the years ahead,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor-elect Michael Alexander. “We believe the ability to keep learning is an invaluable way to stay positive about the future, whether that’s through summer classes or a camp experience.”

The final day to register for Summer 2020 classes is Sunday, July 5 for degree-seeking students, and Tuesday, July 14 for non-degree seeking students. Summer courses are offered in four-, six- and 10-week sessions across most of the University’s undergraduate program areas and run from May 18 through July 26. More information on courses is offered via the schedule of classes. More on financial aid for degree-seeking students can be found on the Financial Aid Summer Enrollment page.

The University has also retooled its youth summer camps, transitioning from an on-campus program to an online-based program. Thirteen distinct camps in the areas of nursing, art, engineering, urban horticulture, PRIDE leadership, journaling, innovation scrimmaging, coding and voice lessons will be offered from June 15-August 17. Additional information can be found at  www.uwgb.edu/camps.

“These camps are new and unique and speak to the resiliency of our campers who want to keep learning and challenging themselves over the summer months,” shared Joy Ruzek, assistant vice-chancellor, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. “Problem solving and innovation are engrained in the summer camp experience. That motivated us to quickly innovate to offer camping experiences that are unexpected, fun and inspire students to be innovative themselves.”

To learn more about UW-Green Bay’s new online summer camp offerings and to register, visit www.uwgb.edu/camps. Fall and winter camps are also being planned to provide opportunities to explore, learn and engage. More information is available at 920-465-2267 or camps@uwgb.edu. Campers already registered for face-to-face summer camps are currently being notified and will receive a full refund.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Faculty note: Work of Alison Gates on exhibit in Appleton, Sept. 6

The work of three Wisconsin-based textile artists will be on exhibition at the Feather and Bone Gallery, located in The Draw, Appleton, Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay Prof. Alison Gates (Art) (Appleton), Patricia Filzen (Appleton) and Heidi Parkes (Milwaukee). “Through the historical perspective of craft and ‘women’s work,’ the pieces in the exhibition will at times speaks on feminism, environmentalism, and politics, while at other times pull back remembrances of home, comfort, and familiarity.”

Exhibition reception: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Artist talk: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Free.
Exhibition will be installed September 6-28, 2019. Free.

The curator is UW-Green Bay alumnus Cristian Andersson ’13 (Art and Design), also a frequent teacher in the UW-Green Bay Summer Art Camps.