2023 Summer STEAM Experience Camp for students entering grades 9 to 12 in fall 2023. Week 1 starts on Sunday, June 11th, and ends on Thursday, June 15th, 2023. Week 2 starts on Sunday, July 9th, and ends on Thursday, July 13th, 2023.
2023 Junior STEAM Experience Camp for students entering grades 6 to 8 in fall 2023 starts on Sunday, June 18th, and ends on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023.
The cost for one week of Summer or Junior STEAM Experience at UW-Stout is $475.00 for overnight campers. This includes four nights in the campus dorms and all meals from Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon. The fee includes all camp activities, supplies, and instructor time.
The cost for one week of Summer or Junior STEAM Experience day camp is $325.00 and this includes 24 or 16 hours of classroom instruction respectively, which includes supplies and instructor time. There will be extra activities and a lunch meal.
The 2023 Summer STEAM Experience and Junior STEAM Experience camps are also day camps for those who do not want to stay overnight. The fee for the day camper is $325.00 and the fee for an overnight camper is $475.00.
Scholarships are available through the generosity of the following school districts:
Eau Claire Area School District
Children who live in the Eau Claire district or attend an ECASD school qualify for the ECASD Scholarship which covers the full cost of admission. Please enter the code of ECASD and hit apply when checking out.
School District of Menomonie Area
Campers are able to register as day campers at no cost. The overnight camper fee is $150 for the full camp experience. Students must live within or attend the School District of Menomonie Area to qualify. Please enter the code of SDMA and hit apply when checking out.
Summer STEAM Experience Week 1 June 11-15:
All cancellation notices must be received in writing (email is acceptable). A full refund will be granted through June 1, 2023. Cancellations on or after June 2 and through June 9, 2023, will be granted less a $30.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after June 11. Substitutions may be made any time prior to the start of the program.
Summer STEAM Experience Week 2 July 9-13:
All cancellation notices must be received in writing (email is acceptable). A full refund will be granted through July 1, 2023. Cancellations on or after July 2 and through July 7, 2023, will be granted less a $30.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after June 11. Substitutions may be made any time prior to the start of the program.
All cancellation notices for the Junior STEAM Experience Camp must be received in writing (email is acceptable). A full refund will be granted through June 6th, 2023. Cancellations on or after June 7th to June 16th, 2023, will be granted less a $30.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after June 17th. Subscriptions may be made any time prior to the start of the program.
Program changes and cancellation:
The university reserves the right to make changes in programs and activities or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. Every effort will be made to contact each attendee if a program is not held for any reason. The university's liability is limited to the refund of the program fee.
Dedicated, enthusiastic, and experienced camp counselors will be assigned to teams of 10 campers. Counselors will be responsible for their team at all times. UW-Stout faculty and teaching assistants will be on hand to assist Stout counselors with instruction during tracks.
Camp instructors and staff have designed specific tracks and activities for campers to focus on throughout their week:
Campers should expect an intense but fun week of programming, both in and out of the classroom. Campers will feature their completed work at the Showcase on Thursday afternoon (June 15th and July 13th for Summer STEAM Experiences and June 22nd for Junior STEAM Experience) and take home their projects.
The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents/legal guardians, to dismiss any camper during any session for improper conduct, language, dress, or attitude which, in the judgment of the Summer STEAM Experience and Junior STEAM Experience administrative and counseling staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other campers or smooth operation of the camp.
Camp activities will include but are not limited to the UW-Stout's Challenge Course, video and board games, capture the flag, sidewalk chalking, basketball and volleyball, crafts, free time for 11th and 12th graders, yoga, and more!
Overnight campers will need clothes for overnight and five days of classroom and outdoor activities. Athletic clothes are recommended but not required. Overnight campers will need close-toed shoes which are required for the Ropes Course. Campers are welcome to bring cell phones, devices, laptops, etc. However, classroom activities will utilize campus computers. Check the registration page for a full list.
Please call Denise at 715-232-5022 or the main office at 715-232-2793 during office hours 8-4 pm Monday through Thursday. For other times please call Rebecca at 715-232-2861. This number will be provided to parents/legal guardians at camper check-in. Students are allowed to bring and use their personal cellphones during evening free time.
Minor headaches, stomach pain, cramps, and cuts should be reported to the student’s counselor right away. First-aid kits will be available and will be administered by the staff. Camp staff is not allowed to give students any medication unless authorized by the student’s parent, guardian, or medical personnel. Over-the-counter medication can be provided by a nurse or a medical professional, if necessary.
If the health condition is severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention, the Head Counselor and/or the Outreach Program Manager should take the student to the nearest emergency hospital and notify the parent/guardians immediately. The Outreach Program Manager will hold all emergency medical forms and health insurance information on hand at all times, in case of such emergencies.
All accidents are to be reported to the Outreach Program Manager and/or Head Counselor. Parents/guardians will be notified of all accidents/incidences that require professional assistance.