Camps and Conferences PAY BALANCE DUE
Cyber Girlz

UW-Whitewater CyberGirlz

CyberGirlz is a two day camp designed for incoming 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in learning more about computer technology. Campers are instructed by a combination of UW-Whitewater staff, students and IT professionals and participate in a number of fun activities which will introduce topics ranging from digital video to programming and game design.  This camp is available to girls entering grades 7-8 in Fall 2019.

Date: July 23 - 24, 2019

facebook

Register OnlineRegister Today!

Registrations accepted online until noon 7/1/19. We do accept walk up registrations, if not sold out.

Fee: $18

Scholarship:  Are available to those with special circumstances.  Indicate your circumstance in the registration and use promo code REQFULLSCHOLAR to request a full scholarship or REQHALFSCHOLAR to request a half scholarship at check out.  Scholarship requests cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be notified by July 1, 2019 via email if you have been awarded a scholarship.  

Fees Include

The fee covers lunch, flash drive, instruction, a t-shirt and insurance.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. 

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event.

Attire

On the first day of camp, each girl will receive a camp bag, t-shirt, flash drive (for saving all of the projects she works on), pen and one or more goodies (i.e., stickers, water bottle, etc.). Campers are expected to wear their camp t-shirt both days. That helps us to keep track of them. Please make sure your daughter knows this and wears clothing that will enable her to change into her t-shirt easily.

The girls will be both inside and outside during the camp. The buildings on campus can be cold in the summer. The computer labs even colder because of the need to keep the equipment cool. Consider having your daughter dress in layers (but, remember, she will be wearing her camp t-shirt) and having her bring a sweatshirt or sweater. Also, in case of rain, provide a poncho or small umbrella.

Email/Google Accounts

Some of the software that we use during the camps is Internet-based and requires the creation of an account. Account creation is based on e-mail addresses. It is NOT necessary to have or bring an email address, but without an email address, the camper may not be able to access their work after the camp ends. Some girls prefer to create their own accounts so that they can access them from home. If your daughter would like to create her own personal accounts, please have her bring an e-mail address that she can use. School email addresses usually work just fine and are typically compatible with Google-based online sites (i.e., App Inventor, which is a tool the 6th graders will use).

CyberGirlz Open House

On the second day there will be a short open house for the parents of all campers from 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. in Timmerman Auditorium, after which, the parents can visit the campers in their labs so that the campers can share what they have been doing. The parent open house is completely optional. RSVPs are NOT necessary. If you can make it, just show up!

Acceptable Use Policy

The safety of your daughter as well as the other campers is important to us. We are well aware of the concerns that many parents have regarding the use of technology, in particular the Internet. It is our expectation that all campers will use the technology appropriately and for educational purposes. If you haven’t already, please review the CyberGirlz Acceptable Use Policy with your daughter and bring a signed copy of this policy to camp on the first day.

Summer Camp Rules

UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here.  A campus map can be found here.  Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  Vehicles arriving after Parking Services office hours may purchase a parking permit from the vending machine located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive. More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

What Will Campers Do?

Registrants will be divided by grade level to complete activities. Sample topics are listed below:

  • Build and Program a Robot
  • Build a Website
  • Design a Snapchat Geofilter
  • Breakdown and Repair a Computer
  • Build a Minicomputer
  • Build a Computer Game
  • Create a YouTube Web Show
  • Make a Digital Movie
  • Write Music and Pictures with Code

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.