You’re invited: High School Music Camp Concert is Friday

UW-Green Bay’s High School Music Camp will present its final concert this Friday, July 20, 2018 in the Weidner Center beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s camp will feature 145 high school musicians. There are several performances throughout the evening that include band, choral, piano and orchestra. Come watch these musicians and what they have accomplished during their week of camp! Admission is FREE.

Fox 11 covers Camp Lloyd

One of UW-Green Bay’s summer camps, Camp Lloyd, offers peer support to children who have lost a loved one. Each camper is matched with a UW-Green Bay student who has studied a full semester just to intern at the camp. The camp offers a safe environment to talk about feelings related to losing someone important in one’s life. Read full story on Fox 11.

You’re invited: Middle School Music Camp Concert is Friday

Middle School Music Camp will present its final concert this Friday, July 13 in the Weidner Center starting at 6 p.m. This year’s camp will feature 152 middle school musicians. There are several performances throughout the evening that include band, choral, piano and orchestra. Come watch these musicians and what they have accomplished during their week of camp! Admission is FREE.

Photos: Camp Lloyd 2018 helps grieving kids cope

Camp Lloyd, a week-long day camp for children ages 7 to 14 who are grieving the loss of loved ones, returned to UW-Green Bay, June 24-29, 2018. Camp Lloyd provides a safe and fun environment for children to learn they’re not alone in dealing with grief. It gives campers time to explore their own experiences of grief, realize their feelings are normal and find support from one another.

Popular activities that have been a part of camp include daily healing circles, arts and crafts, singing songs and playing music, tie-dying, quiddich, swimming, Bay Beach, kayaking, drum circles, archery and many more.

The Camp Lloyd staff included 30 UW-Green Bay student “buddies” who form special bonds with the campers. This year 4/5 grief therapists were former Camp Lloyd Buddies who have gone on to graduate school in clinical psychology, school psychology or counseling.

Camp Lloyd started as a dream of UW-Greeen Bay Professor Illene Cupit (Human Development). The camp is funded by the generosity of UW-Green Bay, community donors and the Green Bay Packers.

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Camp Lloyd 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Middle School Art Camp show is today at 3 p.m.

Middle School Art Camp wraps up today, Friday, June 22, 2018 with an exhibition of artwork on at 3 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery and University Theatre located on the second floor of Theatre Hall. The art show is free. The artwork of 89 young artists will be on display. Art in the mediums of acrylics, watercolors, ceramics, photography, graffiti, cartooning, drawing, oil pastels, mixed media, and fashion will be up for viewing. The art show will conclude with awards at 4 p.m.

High School Art Camp begins next week, June 25. The exhibition of artwork will run on Friday, June 29, 2018. Nearly 120 young artists will display their artwork once again from 3 to 4 p.m. in Lawton Gallery and University Theatre. Similar mediums will be on display.

2018 Middle School Summer Art Camp

Photos: 2018 Summer Camps

Summer camps are underway! UW-Green Bay is offering a wide range of summer camps for middle- and high-school students in June and July. From art to science, our beautiful campus hosts 14 different camps for students to enjoy this summer! Campers can commute, or stay overnight in campus residence housing. The summer 2018 fun has kicked off with Life’s a Lab Medical Camp, and Video Game Programming 1. In mid-June it was Junior Achievement and Middle School Art Camp.

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Summer Camps 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore and Donna Mleziva, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay Summer Camp registration is now open

UW-Green Bay Summer Camp registration is now open and everyone knows a camper that would be a perfect fit. The 2018 summer camp season marks the 60th year that UW-Green Bay has offered summer youth camps. UW-Green Bay offers camps in art, music, healthcare, business and technology. These camps include both overnight and commuter options. Residential campers are supervised after instructional hours by trained camp staff and professional medical staff who are on duty around the clock. With a student/staff ratio of no more than 10:1, students enjoy professional instruction during the day from experts in the field and participate in an array of supervised fun evening activities. Camp classes meet in University classrooms, studios and professional performing and rehearsal spaces. For more information about each camp and to register, visit uwgbsummercamps.com. For registration questions, contact summercamps@uwgb.edu or call 920-465-2775. UW-Green Bay Summer Camps is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for Camps and Recreational Programs.

GenCyber campers using a mobile device

UW-Green Bay GenCyber wildly successful in comparison

Similar to the 71 locations in 39 states across the nation this summer, UW-Green Bay hosted a GenCyber camp for students in grades 7-9. The UW-Green Bay GenCyber camp was one of the larger camps in the nation with close to 100 participants (compared to an average of 25 campers among 130 camps!). Organizers were particularly proud of the gender mix as 32 percent were female. Narrowing the gender gap and addressing issues related to female under-representation in computing sciences, including cybersecurity, is a major challenge for all computing educators. Increasing familiarity with jobs in this field is an important first step to solving this. UW-Green Bay may have “cracked the code” by intentionally providing camp information to organizations such as girl scouts, Green Bay Boys and Girls Club, United Way, local school districts, Salvation Army, Junior Achievement and the Einstein Project — all organizations that encouraged girls to enroll. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand and females are an important part of a talented and diverse talent pool needed in this area. The goal of the camp was to help students understand correct and safe online behavior, develop knowledge about cybersecurity content and create awareness of careers in the cybersecurity workforce. Local news station WBAY-ABC2 reported about the UW-Green Bay camp. The story can be seen here.

Safety first: GenCyber Camp teaches students about internet safety, career potential

Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay team that hosted the first-ever National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber Camp in the state of Wisconsin, July 31 through August 4. Assistant Prof. Ankur Chattopadhyay (Information and Computing Science) led the way with the curriculum, and UW-Green Bay alumnus Joel Williquette ’12 ’15 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters of Management), CIO of Capital Credit Union (a sponsor of the camp) served as an instructor.

Students entering grades seven through nine received practice and exposure to safe online practices, network security, privacy and got a feel for what a career in cybersecurity would entail. More than 100 students participated in the camp, administered by UW-Green Bay’s Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Cyber Campers are here

The first week of August brings 100 campers to campus for the first ever cybersecurity camp in the state of Wisconsin — GenCyber — providing cybersecurity experiences for students in grades 7-9. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce. GenCyber camps are open to all student participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. The camp runs from July 31 – August 4.