Youth Programs

College for Kids

Save the date - June 11 - 15; June 18 - 22, 2018

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 2, 2018

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 11 - 15, 18 - 22 2018

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 2, 2018

Girl Power CampGirl Power Camp

Two Sections next year - Save the date - June 18 - 22, June 25-29, 2018

  • 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.

UW Marathon County host Girl Power camp for the third year. Our theme this year is GPC 2018: Indie Film Edition! Girls will learn about digital storytelling and make their own nonfiction documentary about an inspiring woman from the Wausau community! Join us for a week of fun, friendship, creativity, confidence, and technology!

Check out the Girl Power Anthem from last year's 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 2, 2018!

Wizarding Academy

Two Sections next year - Save the date - July 16 - 20, July 23 - 27, 2018

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

Registration opens on April 2, 2018


The Youth Summer Opportunities brochure will be ready at the end of March - both online and in print.   Each student must have a registration form completed and on file. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017 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 VIEW THE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP FORM.

Upward Bound

June and July 2018! More information coming soon! 

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