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Learn and Play the Warhawk Way

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Registration now open for all summer camps and clinics!

Written by Kari Borne

For more than 50 years, UW-Whitewater has hosted summer camps for youth. Each year, thousands of kids gather on the Whitewater and Janesville campuses, leaving devices behind to engage with each other in the magic of camp. This summer, nearly 70 camps are scheduled, offering opportunities for everyone to learn and play the Warhawk Way!

After a record-setting camps season in 2023, Continuing Education Services is prepared to host even more budding athletes, musicians, artists, gamers, and active learners this summer. New offerings this season include Sports Performance CampCollege for Teens, and Wrestling programs. At the Rock County campus, Volleyball Day Camp and Musical Theatre Magic will make their debuts. For those over 18 looking for a camps experience of their own, Adult Pickleball will be offered in June. And making its highly-anticipated post-COVID return is Flute Camp in July.

Inclusivity and belonging are part of the priority mission of UW-Whitewater. Summer camps put the mission into practice by providing events like Wheelchair Basketball camp, hosted by national champion teams, and Chatter Matters, a camp serving individuals who use assistive communication devices and their families. In addition, UWW maintains a 1:10 ratio of camp staff to camper for all youth programming and prides itself in youth protection training for all faculty, staff, coaches, and volunteers involved in leading programming. Over 500 staff and volunteers are hired, representing a wide range of backgrounds and areas of expertise.

“We are proud the reputation we have built for exceptional programming,” says Morgan Anderson, director of camps and conferences. “Often youth start with a commuter or day camp to learn the ins and outs or attend with a friend or teammate. Most return summer after summer to experience college life,” Anderson shares. Families have many options to fill their summer breaks, and UWW camps should be on the top of the list. “When you choose a summer experience for the youth in your life, we understand the weight of that decision. Safety is our top priority, followed closely by skill development and lots of FUN!”

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