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.
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.