UW-Green Bay Plans for a Summer of Camps – Green Bay News Network

UW-Green Bay Plans for a Summer of CampsGREEN BAY—UW-Green Bay will keep young minds engaged this summer with more than 30 in-person and virtual youth programs, designed to inspire creativity, exploration and learning for students going into grades 2 through 12. Programs include STEM, Art, Writing, Music, Camp Lloyd and More!“We are excited to finally have kids back on campus this summer,” said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “We have a variety of commuter and virtual programs to choose from.”Orientation for Camp Lloyd will take place July 1 with camp running July 6th-10th. Camp Lloyd has been offered at UW-Green Bay every summer for the past 16 years. It is a week-long camp for grieving children to explore their feelings and benefit from the support of their peers, professional grief counselors, and trained student interns from UW-Green Bay.Camps are now open for registration and fill up fast. 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.

Source: UW-Green Bay Plans for a Summer of Camps – Green Bay News Network

UW-Green Bay to Offer Multiple Summer Learning Camps | Seehafer News

Once summer vacation hits, children can lose some of the information they learned during the school year unless they continue to have their minds stimulated.UW Green Bay is offering several summer camps to help keep young minds active this summer.UW-Green Bay has collaborated with Project Einstein to create a series of camps that encourage problem-solving, hands-on learning, and “tinkering.”They will have online and in-person STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, camps throughout the summer, as well as some that will stimulate the creative and artistic portions of the brain.For a full list of available summer camps, visit UWGB.edu/Camps, or call 920-465-2267.Some camps will happen at individual campuses, while others will take place at all branch campuses.

Source: UW Green Bay to Offer Multiple Summer Learning Camps | Seehafer News

UWGB 2021 Summer Camps - Create Explore Learn

UW-Green Bay Plans for a Summer of Camps at All Campus Locations

Create, Explore and Learn

GREEN BAY—UW-Green Bay will keep young minds engaged this summer with more than 30 in-person and virtual youth programs, designed to inspire creativity, exploration and learning for students going into grades 2 through 12.

“We are excited to finally have kids back on campus this summer,” said Jason Mathwig, director, Education Outreach. “We have a variety of commuter and virtual programs to choose from in the areas of STEM, art, music, along with Camp Lloyd, PRIDE and Summer Scholars.”

Orientation for Camp Lloyd will take place July 1 with camp running July 6-10. Camp Lloyd has been offered at UW-Green Bay every summer for the past 16 years. It is a week-long camp for grieving children to explore their feelings and benefit from the support of their peers, professional grief counselors and trained student interns from UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay’s Pride Center helps run Pride Camps for middle-school (July 26-30) and high-school students (August 2-6). Both camps are offered free to students through the generosity of The LaForce Family Foundation. Students will meet LGBTQ+ peers and allies and work toward expanding their personal awareness of the LGBTQ+ community.

STEM Camps

UW-Green Bay has collaborated with Project Einstein to create a series of camps that encourage problem-solving, hands-on learning and “tinkering.”

Virtual:

Modern Mobile Web Application Bootcamp: June 15-July 8
Rise to the Equation – Interactive Algebra: July 26-August 6

In-Person:

Design Tech Level 1 (Elementary): July 12-16
Design Tech Level 1 (Middle School): July 19-23
Design Tech Level 2: August 9-13
Aquatic Robotics: August 2-6
Video Game Programming Level 1: July 19-21
Video Game Programming Level 2: July 26-30
Rise to the Equation – Interactive Algebra: July 26-August 6

Art, Writing & Music Camps

Students can experience self-expression and stress relief in an art, writing or music camp, designed to unleash their creative potential.

Ceramics (Middle School): July 12-16
Ceramics (High School): July 19-23
Jazz on the Bay: July 12-16
From Thought to Page – Elements of Creative Writing: July 22-23
Screen Printing: July 26-30
Mixed Media (Middle School): July 26-29
Mixed Media (High School): August 2-5
Strings (Middle School): August 2-6
Strings (High School): August 9-13

Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campus Locations

Day camps are available at UW-Green Bay’s branch locations – each taking advantage of the unique characteristics of their university communities.

Manitowoc & Marinette

Washed Ashore: Art to Save Our Waterways: July 15 & 20

Marinette

Theatre Dance Workshop: July 19
Theatre Dance Workshop Teen: July 26
Improv/Acting Workshop: July 20
Improve/Acting Workshop Teen: July 27
Musical Theatre/Voice Workshop: July 21
Musical Theatre/Voice Workshop Teen: July 28
Wizarding Academy I: August 3
Wizarding Academy II: August 5

Sheboygan

Discover U: July 22

Summer Scholars

High school juniors and seniors can get a head start on their college education with Summer Scholars, a four-week online college course, designed to save time and money—up to 40%. Students can choose from three engaging courses.

“For in-person programs, protecting students from COVID-19 is of utmost importance to us,” Mathwig said. “We are taking guidance from UW System, which has developed all their policies from the American Camp Association, YMCA and CDC, involving masks, social distancing, daily health assessments and daily cleaning. Also, there might be testing for longer camps.”

Camps are now open for registration and fill up fast. 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 are part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

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. For more information, visit: http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education/

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

 

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