Youth Programs

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June 12 - 16; June 19 - 23, 2017

College for Kids is a special summer enrichment program for children grades K-6. Classes ranging from art to chemistry to living history to world languages are available each year! Take a peak at our upcoming classes! Online Registration will begin on April 10, 2017.

We continue to offer many new exciting classes as well as some traditional favorites. Out teachers come from local school districts and UWMC, and are well qualified & eager to share their excitement on the subject matter.

Our programs are designed to:

  • Stimulate intellectual curiosity
  • Encourage creativity
  • Instill confidence
  • Develop problem solving & critical thinking skills
  • Be fun and hands-on

All classes will be taught by highly trained and talented instructors from the local area school districts and UWMC. Our staff and instructors provide a well-supervised and safe environment in which to learn.

The UWMC Summer Youth Programs are for all children who want to discover learning new things.

We ask that children new to the “College for Kids” program get a signed letter from their teacher verifying that s/he is able and motivated to participate in that program.

Camp Imagination

June 19 - 23, 2017

Camp Imagination classes are powered by the child's imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on environment.

Online Registration will begin on April 10, 2017.

Girl Power CampGirl Power Camp

June 26 - June 30, 2017

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: UW-Marathon County Student Union
  • Fee: $249 includes lunch and snacks
    • Girls between the ages of 8 and 13 are welcome to register!
  • Camp directors: Holly Hassel and Katie Kalish, UWMC faculty and moms!

"Girl Power!" is a full-day, week-long summer day camp, held at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County June 26-30, 2017! Girl Power Camp is a week of team-focused, project-based activities focused on creating friendships and introducing girls to fun new activities.

This year's theme is "iGirl: Girl Power Anthem."Write, Compose, Choreograph, and Film your own "Girl Power" Music Video! Campers will work in teams to use what they learn from an introduction to "Girl Power" music from the last half century to make their own girl power anthem video! Girls will learn from experts about writing song lyrics, the finer points of music video making, costume and set design. Of course, there will be the usual opportunities to make new friends, to earn points and prizes, play and design recess games, and develop creativity!

Check out the Girl Power Anthem that camp directors Holly Hassel and Katie Kalish created!

This new program will provide a week of team-focused, project based activities focused on creating friendships and introducing girls to fun new activities including animal care, science, music and the outdoors. For more information, visit Girl Power Camp.

Registration opens on April 10, 2017!

Wizarding Academy

July 10 - 14, 2017

The Wizarding Academy includes fun activities such as trivia, Quidditch, arts & crafts, writing, games and more!

Registration opens on April 10, 2017!

Vocal Jazz Campvocal jazz camp

July 17 - 22, 2017

Public Performance: Saturday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the UW Center for Civic Engagement Theater

Faculty: Dr. Timothy Buchholz, Assistant Professor of Music, UWMC & Christine Salerno, Music Faculty, Notre Dame Academy

This camp is open to vocalists of high school age to adult. Participants will learn the basics of music theory, jazz improvisation, jazz style and jazz history, and will focus on learning vocal jazz ensemble music and solo songs to be presented at the public performance at the end of the week.

Visit the UWMC Vocal Jazz Camp page, HERE!

To Register for the Program, CLICK HERE!



The Youth Summer Opportunities brochure will be ready at the end of March - both online and in print. Registration will open on April 10th.  Each student must have a registration form completed and on file. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM.


Scholarships have been generously provided by local foundations, businesses and individuals. The guidelines for free and reduced school lunches are used as a basis for determining eligibility. However, extenuating circumstances such as large medical bills and job layoffs are also considered. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHOLARSHIP FORM.

Upward Bound

June 19 - July 20, 2017

Visit the Department of Public Instruction's Upward Bound website for more information.

Online Courses for Youth

Every Course Includes:

  • Caring Instructor
  • Monitored discussion area
  • Easy to understand lessons
  • Six weeks of instruction
  • Complete online access

Sample titles include:

  • Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
  • Making Movies with Windows XP
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer
  • Introduction to Alice 2.0 Programming

Details on any of these online courses and more can be found at