College for Kids

2016 Registration is Now Open!

 

General Info

College for Kids is for students entering Grades 5-8 in 2016. The College for Kids instructors have expertise in their subject areas and are excited about the opportunity to provide challenging enrichment opportunities for academically, creatively and artistically talented children. Courses are designed to meet the special needs of high ability children who are motivated to learn. 
 
Unlike years past a teacher signature is NOT required this year to enroll since the application is online.

Registration is Now Open! You must call 920-929-1155 to register.  Online registration is not available.

All steps must be completed for registration and for your child to participate. Your seat is not saved until registration and payment has been made.  To participate you must mail in the completed Health Form (click and print below) prior to the registration deadline.

  1. Simply choose one all-day camp or two half-day camps and register/pay here.
    The College for Kids program fee includes instruction, materials, and daily snack. Enrollment is first come/first serve and seats are limited. Register early.
  2. Print, complete, and mail the College for Kids Health Form to:
    UW-FDL Continuing Education
    400 University Drive
    Fond du Lac, WI 54935
    (Here is a PDF version of the Health Form if needed.)

Schedule

Monday - Thursday, July 18– 21, 2016
9:00 a.m.  – 3:10 p.m.

Choose Two Classes Per Student to Complete a Camp from the TWO CLASS CAMPS.

You must select TWO classes to complete a camp and for your registration to be complete (Camp cost is $139($69.50/class). Your registration will NOT be complete, nor will your spot be held, if you fail to register for two classes at the time of registration.

Class times for TWO Class Camps:
Class I: 9:00  – 11:50 a.m. (break 10:15 - 10:35 a.m., snack is provided)
Lunch: 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (Lunch break (lunch is not provided-bring along a bagged lunch), including supervised athletics, activities and free time.)
Class II: 12:20  – 3:10 p.m. (break 1:35 - 1:55 p.m.)
Parents are encouraged to accompany your child to the final day of workshops on Thursday

1. Superstar Sports Sampler

Get active and have fun! Learn a new sport or get better with a familiar one. Sports sampler will provide an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills and rules of basketball, floor hockey, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee. You will need indoor and outdoor athletic shoes and a water bottle. $69.50

2. Surprising Book Art

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to create books that cascade, fall apart, pop-up and surprise. Learn how to use acrylic paint, paper, liquid paste, and texture tools to create your masterpiece. Bring an old shirt...this could get messy.  $69.50

3. Wisconsin History: Can You Dig It?

You’ll discover how archaeologists do research, right here in Wisconsin. Learn about stone tools and other artifacts, and even make your own to take home. If you’re interested in Wisconsin’s past, this is the class for you! $69.50

4. Discover Your Creative Side!

Create your very own Masterpieces! Join the fun and learn about the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keeffe. Students will experiment with impressionism, realism and modern art by creating four paintings with acrylic paint on watercolor paper. $69.50

5. Chemistry Is Everywhere!

In this hands-on class, you will learn about the nature of solids, liquids and gases, and how you can control reactions involving these states of matter. Then, perform tests to find out what kinds of juice have the most Vitamin C and which cereals and soda have the most sugar. $69.50 

6. Explore Mosaic Stained Glass

Come and explore the fun, fantastic, and creative possibilities of mosaic stained glass! Learn how to plan a design, cut glass, use adhesives, and apply grout.  At the end of the week you can impress your family and friends with your beautiful piece of art. $69.50 

 

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Choose only ONE ALL-DAY Camp

Class times for ONE Class Camps:
Session I: 9:00  – 11:50 a.m. (break 10:15 - 10:35 a.m., snack is provided)
Lunch: 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (Lunch break (lunch is not provided-bring along a bagged lunch), including supervised athletics, activities and free time.)
Session II: 12:20  – 3:10 p.m. (break 1:35 - 1:55 p.m.)

All-Day Camp 1. Game Maker: Video Game Programming

This camp gives kids the opportunity to flex their creative muscles using the very powerful and intuitive Game Maker software. Using visual scripting, kids will learn to create rooms, trigger events, add music and sounds, and keep track of their score. Kids will also use 2D sprites to develop characters, creatures, and effects! Come join us for four days of learning, creativity, and fun! This is an ALL-DAY camp. Register early, seats are limited. $159

All-Day Camp 2. Robo-Foundry!

Learn to build a fully functional and programmable robot from start to finish! This years' robot is newly redesigned and can connect to The Internet of Things. On the last day, test your new skills against your classmates' robots with a new game and fresh challenges! When finished, the robot is yours to take home. This is an ALL-DAY camp. Register early, seats are limited. $159

 

Chaperones

We are looking for parents willing to be College for Kids chaperones. Duties will range from being teacher aides to helping at refreshment breaks and monitoring students as they move from class to class. Parents helping us with these duties will receive a $75 credit towards their child's registration fee. 

If interested and to be considered, please indicate on the online registration form or email mailto:fdlce@uwc.edu. In the email include the program name (College for Kids/L.E.A.P.S.), your child’s name, and your name/contact information. You will be contacted after June 20 and only if selected to be a chaperone.

Registration Deadline/Cancellation Policy

The Registration Deadline has been extended to July 1. Confirmation of enrollment will be emailed to students in early July.

Cancellations through June 10, 2016 will be assessed a $10.00 cancellation fee and issued a voucher for future classes*.  There are no refunds for cancellations after this date. 

*Vouchers cannot be used towards trips, online, or credit courses. Vouchers must be used within 6 months of issue date, after that they will not be accepted.*

Scholarships

Fond du Lac School District Scholarship

Does your child attend the Fond du Lac School District (public or private)? The Fond du Lac Board of Education has approved scholarship funding to be provided equally among Fond du Lac School district students for the UW-Fond du Lac “College for Kids” Program. You will need to pay the full amount when registering and will be reimbursed for the scholarship amount when your application is approved. More information on applying for this scholarship is coming soon.