PreCollege Programs

Summer Camps - Frequently Asked Questions

Additional General Information

  • All camps are residential camps, which means students live on campus.
  • Students are provided with three nutritious meals per day.
  • Students participate in daily recreational and cultural activities.
  • Students visit other college campuses.
  • Students participate in weekly field trips.
  • Students are exposed to the support services at UW-Whitewater.

Do I need to complete the entire application packet?

Yes!  If you have multiple children joining camps, you will need to complete a packet for each of them.  If a packet is incomplete, it will delay the enrollment process. We cannot accept a student into our camps until their application is 100% complete.  Applications can be found here:

Where can I find pictures from this summer?

Check out our facebook page for pictures of all our programs.

Looking for directions to the UW-Whitewater Campus?

Please follow this link for printable maps and driving directions from all areas:

Wondering what to bring to camp?

Personal Items Needed: Each student is responsible for bringing an alarm clock, bed linens, towels, pillows, iron, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, brushes, combs, quarters for laundry, etc. Although these things are necessities; students are not restricted solely to needs listed. The following is a list of additional suggested items to consider:
Sunscreen Fans Jeans Bug Spray
Swimsuit (appropriate) Sheets Blankets T-shirts
Robe Comfortable shoes Towels Pillows
Tennis shoes Shower shoes Slippers Shorts
Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, brushes, combs, etc.)

Locks: Students will be issued keys to their rooms upon arrival. It is the responsibility of students to keep unoccupied rooms locked at all times. Please do not share room keys with one another. The Pre-College staff and University of Wisconsin Whitewater officials are not held responsible for lost or stolen items.

Will my child need to bring money with them?

It is not necessary.  However, if they want to get food from vending machines or buy items from the school gift shop, they can bring money with them.

What will my child be eating while at camp?

Students will receive their 3 meals from UW Whitewater's food services. They will eat where college students typically eat.  If your child has special dietary needs, please make sure it is clear on the application and that staff are aware so we can make adjustments.

What will my child be doing while they are at camp?

Camp participants will have a full and exciting day.  Students will wake up, get breakfast, attend classes, and receive lunch during the day.  Classes are involve hands on activities taught by credentialed teachers and UWW professors. In the afternoon, students will participate in fun and engaging activities around campus.  On occassion, participants will go to an off campus activity.

What are the rules at camp?

(NOTE: Please review the policies and procedures carefully before you arrive on the UW-Whitewater campus.

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