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College for Kids

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College Day 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 8, 2019.

We continue to offer many new exciting classes as well as some traditional favorites. Out teachers come from local school districts and UW Stevens Point at Wausau, 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 and 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 UW Stevens Point at Wausau campus. Our staff and instructors provide a well-supervised and safe environment in which to learn.

The UW Stevens Point at Wausau 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.

Girl Power Camp with Sheroes

 June 17 -21, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Friday dismisses at 1:00 pm)
Location: UW-Stevens Point at Wausau Student Union
Fee: $249 includes lunch and snacks
  ◦this is for girls entering 6th-8th grade 

"Girl Power!" is a full-day, week-long summer day camp, held at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at Wausau campus. The Girl Power Camp is a week of team-focused, project-based activities focused on creating friendships and introducing girls to fun new activities.

UW-Stevens Point at Wausau host Girl Power camp for the third year.  This year we are collaborating with the Sheroes Organization. The Theme this year is Sheroes Code: Crack the Confidence Code.

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 8, 2019!


Wizarding Academy - Harry Potter Roundabout Theatre!

Two Sections,  Save the date - July 8-12 (for students entering  4th - 6th grades), July 15-19, 2019 (for students entering 7th - 9th grades)

ATTENTION all Harry Potter fans entering grades 4-9, it’s time for you to get your Hogwarts letter! This summer, revisit J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series in a fun, interactive, hands-on adventure. Get sorted into your house by the Sorting Hat, earn points for your house to win the House Cup, play Quidditch, solve riddles, test your knowledge of the wizarding world with fast-paced Trivia contests, and even receive correspondence from your favorite Harry Potter characters via Owl Post. It’s all waiting for you here at Wizarding Academy!

This year, campers will reenact The Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak (week 1) or the The Battle of Hogwarts (week 2) in a dizzying acting extravaganza! Student teams will use cooperation and creativity to put on this multi-location performance. Wits and wands required! In addition: all the usual shenanigans--Harry Potter trivia, writing, art contests, daily Quidditch!

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. 


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.

Upward Bound

5+ Weeks of Fun, June 17 -July 19, 2019


How would you like to hang out with your friends while learning a little about college in a college like setting?

Join us for a 5+ week fun filled camp held here at the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus,  June 17 - July 19, 2019.

Join your fellow students entering Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior year to take place at this interactive resident camp Monday-Thursday, with a ½ day Friday. Students will interact with their peers, all while in an exciting learning environment. Top the end of camp and summer with a Trip to Chicago!

Our Mission - To provide underrepresented populations of high school students in Central and Northcentral Wisconsin with academic, cultural, and personal support for the purposes of high school graduation, postsecondary enrollment, and lifelong success in a diverse world.

What is the Upward Bound Program at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau?

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at Wausau has hosted the Upward Bound Program for over 17 years. It is a pre-college program and part of program funded by the Department of Public Education. All participants are underrepresented high school students, grades ninth through twelfth.

Program Success

Upward Bound tracks student-participants for multiple years, from high school through college graduation. On average, 90 percent of Upward Bound graduates will graduate high school and immediately attend an institution of higher education, which is a significant increase in college/university attendance compared to students of the same background whom do not join the program. Overall, Upward Bound is a successful program for students looking to make the most of their educational experience.

The Summer Session is a major part of Upward Bound. Held on the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at Wausau campus, this six-week academic program gives students a taste of the college experience, at no cost!  We highly encourage all participants to attend the summer session, as it is an important part for college preparation.

Courses are offered in the following subject areas:
Math (Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calc, Calculus)
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental)
Social Studies (History, Political Science)
English (Writing, Speech)
Health & Fitness
Multicultural Education

Study Skills
Students receive individual academic assistance with course material and assignments outside of class during nightly study sessions conducted each evening by the Upward Bound Residential Advisors and Instructors. The goal is for students to adopt effective study habits that will follow them throughout their high school career and beyond.

Residence Life
The summer session is a live-in program that runs five days per week to help our students prepare for college residential life. Students stay in the residence halls with their own room and meals provided daily by the University Dining Services.

Social and Cultural Awareness
In addition to academics, the Summer Program is designed to increase student social and cultural awareness.  Time is set aside for visiting various colleges, businesses, and local venues to spark students' interest in pursuing a postsecondary degree.  Upward Bounders gain exposure to a wide variety of cultural events not otherwise available to them in their home communities.  This includes visiting museums, seeing live productions, theaters, zoos, parks, art galleries, and similar events.   Activities such as bowling, swimming, and intramural sports are planned throughout the summer in order to develop students' social and leadership skills.

To learn more about this program, please contact Julie Bollmann in Office of Continuing Education, 715-261-6375 or at

Looking for Summer employment?
Are you looking for an interesting job with a variety of responsibilities? Our campus is hiring 6 Resident Assistant/Peer Mentor position for our summer resident program, Upward Bound! To view the job description, CLICK HERE. To apply, please send an e-mail and resume to Julie Bollmann, or contact her at 715-261-6294.


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


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