Youth Programs

UNDERWATER ROV CLUB OPEN HOUSE

for Middle School and High School Students & Parents

Thursday, September 24

6 – 8 PM                     UWMC Fieldhouse 112

Discover what underwater “remotely operated vehicles (ROV) are all about. UWMC Continuing Education is collaborating with Snapshot Science to host the Wausau Area ROV Club. Current teams will present what they are about and then demonstrate how their underwater vehicles operate in the UWMC Fieldhouse pool. Guests will be able to pilot an ROV.

Meetings will give students opportunities to develop skills such as engineering, scientific inquiry, design, teamwork, soldering, budgeting, presentation, and marketing. Students also have the option to compete on a Scout or Ranger class team in the WI MATE ROV competition. Visit www.marinetech.org for more information on the ROV competition. 

Club dues for students are $30 for the year; mentor dues are $15 which includes a WI criminal background check. Register at the open house.

College for Kids

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!

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 & 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.

Middle School University

Middle School University stimulates creativity and gives students an opportunity to develop their interest and abilities in a broad range of in-depth exploratory classes and activities. Each class is a hands-on learning experience taught by credentialed instructors.

Wizarding Academy

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

Upward Bound

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 ed2go.com/uwmcconed