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
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
It was a sweet sound to our ears in July, when UW-Green Bay hosted the Summer Music Camps, including piano, band, orchestra, choral and the Rock Academy. High School students were able to customize their experience with a wide range of choices, from music theory to pop strings and fiddling. UW-Green Bay also hosted Art Camp, Robotics and STEM Camp and Video Game Programming in recent weeks.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication
They are artists, engineers, musicians and more, and they descend on the Green Bay campus every year for a week (or so) of learning and fun. They are the UW-Green Bay Summer Camp students.
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– Photos by Summer Camps Staff and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
The Wombat Girls Volleyball Camp, a volleyball skill-building camp designed for girls entering grades 7 through 9 to cover spiking, serving, passing, offenses and defenses, will take place at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on June 18-20, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about the volleyball camp.
The Wombat Boys Basketball Camp will take place on June 17-20, 2019 at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. Boys in second through fourth grade will be attending the camp from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and boys fifth through eighth grade will be 10 a.m. to noon. Learn more.