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Blugold Beginnings Precollege Camps

Entering grades 3-12

Blugold Beginnings offers multiple engaging precollege camps each summer to provide students the opportunity to spend a week learning virtually about a topic of interest to them. These hands-on, project based learning camps help participants to explore careers and build valuable academic skills.

Registration for virtual precollege camps begin on May 11 and continues until all spots are filled. Each camp has a capacity of 50 students. The Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls School, and Eleva Strum Districts will provide full scholarships for students in their districts to participate. We also have some full scholarships for students not in those districts who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Those scholarships will be offered on a first registered basis. All other participants can self-pay the $60 fee.

All camps will be offered virtually and will require that students have access to computer and wifi technology. Project materials will be provided and will be delivered one week prior to the camp.

The Blugold Beginnings program works to educate and inspire students, especially underrepresented, low income or first generation students, to believe that a post-secondary education is important, attainable, and available at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and other institutions.

Blugold Beginnings offers a variety of programs and services to promote a college-going culture and to help students obtain a higher education.

Blugold Beginnings offers six engaging summer camps each summer to provide students the opportunity to spend a week learning about a topic of interest to them on the UW-Eau Claire Campus. These hands-on, project based learning camps help participants to explore careers and build valuable academic skills.

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High School Biomedical, Kinesiology & Nursing Camp

Entering grades 9-12 | July 6-10, 2020

Students will have the opportunity to explore biology, anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology. Students will visit virtually with professionals in bio-medical, kinesiology and nursing fields to learn more about careers. Students will also have the opportunity to complete experiments and study health and wellness concepts.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction
    • includes a supply kit (delivered the week before camp)
    • limit of 25 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

High School Coding Camp

Entering grades 9-12 | July 13-17, 2020

The camp will feature coding curriculum that will help students to learn how websites, games, and applications are built.  This introductory course teaches students the skills they need to build a real-world website, game or application. We equip 6-12 students with fundamental knowledge of coding, connect UW-Eau Claire college students with local opportunities to hone their coding skills, and engage virtually with local employers to learn about careers in coding. This camp is a partnership between UW-Eau Claire, Jamf and the Chippewa Valley Developers Group.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction
    • limit of 25 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

High School Art, Language & Culture Camp

Entering grades 9-12 | July 27-31, 2020

Students will receive academic instruction in arts related areas, language and culture.  Students will also engage in team building activities and participate virtually in arts activities throughout our community featuring local artists and entrepreneurs.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction
    • includes a supply kit (delivered the week before camp)
    • limit of 25 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

Middle School Robotics Camp

Entering grades 6-8 | June 15-19, 2020

Students will receive academic instruction in robotics and engineering related areas, team building activities, take virtual engineering related field trips, and participate in other educational activities guided by Blugold student counselors and DPI certified educators.

Pricing

    • $60 | online instruction
    • includes a robotics kit (delivered the week before camp and to be returned at the end of camp)
    • limit of 50 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

Middle School STEAM Camp

Entering grades 6-8 | Session 1: June 15-19, 2020
Entering grades 6-8 | Session 2: June 22-26, 2020
Entering grades 6-8 | Session 3: July 20-24, 2020 **ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM**

Students will receive academic instruction in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) related areas, team building activities, take virtual STEAM related field trips, and engage in career exploration in STEAM career fields.

Session 3 will feature a new curriculum that is different from the programming during the June camp, so register for either or both!

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction, per session
    • includes a supply kit (delivered the week before camp)
    • limit of 50 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

Middle School Biomedical, Kinesiology & Nursing Camp

Entering grades 6-8 | July 6-10, 2020

Students will have the opportunity to explore biology, anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology. Students will visit virtually with professionals in bio-medical, kinesiology and nursing fields to learn more about careers. Students will also have the opportunity to complete experiments and study health and wellness concepts.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction
    • includes a supply kit (delivered the week before camp)
    • limit of 50 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

Middle School Coding Camp

Entering grades 6-8 | July 13-17, 2020

The camp will feature coding curriculum that will help students to learn how websites, games, and applications are built.  This introductory course teaches students the skills they need to build a real-world website, game or application. We equip 6-12 students with fundamental knowledge of coding, connect UW-Eau Claire college students with local opportunities to hone their coding skills, and engage virtually with local employers to learn about careers in coding. This camp is a partnership between UW-Eau Claire, Jamf and the Chippewa Valley Developers Group.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction
    • limit of 25 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

Middle School Art, Language & Culture Camp

Entering grades 6-8 | July 27-31, 2020

Students will receive academic instruction in arts related areas, language and culture.  Students will also engage in team building activities and participate virtually in arts activities throughout our community featuring local artists and entrepreneurs.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction
    • includes a supply kit (delivered the week before camp)
    • limit of 50 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

Elementary School STEAM Camp

Entering grades 3-5 | Session 1: June 15-19, 2020
Entering grades 3-5 | Session 2: June 22-26, 2020
Entering grades 3-5 | Session 3: July 20-24, 2020

Students will receive academic instruction in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) related areas, team building activities, take virtual STEAM related field trips, and engage in career exploration in STEAM career fields.

Pricing 

    • $60 | online instruction, per session
    • includes a supply kit (delivered the week before camp)
    • limit of 50 participants with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor

Register now

 

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