Youth Programs

Curious what our programs look like? Checkout the Summer Camps 2015 Video! We also have information below for summer 2017 and stay tuned for more on our new camps: Smart Farm Outdoor Adventure, Art Academy, and Elementary Academy. 

Robotics Camp

Join UW-Richland as you build your  LEGO® MINDSTORMS®EV3 robot. Develop skills required for the 21st century such as creativity, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking. Power and program your robot to kick a ball, move in circles, or listen to your commands. Open to students ages 8 - 14. 

2017 Program Dates: 

  • Beginner: June 19 - 23
  • Intermediate: July 31 - August 4


. . . is a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics camp for students in current grades 6 – 8. In addition to hands-on learning activities, STEM camp focuses on college readiness, provides opportunities for urban & rural youth to learn together, and have fun. Regular tuition and fees to participate in this five-day residential program is $400.00. Tuition and fees cover the costs of all meals, housing, awards banquet, class-work, and supplies.

2017 Program Dates:

  • June 26 - 30

College for Kids an educational enrichment program designed for students entering grades four, five or six, in the fall of 2017. The program provides alternative and advanced experiences for children identified by their local school as academically or creatively talented. Students may select from over fifteen different course options. Class topics span all disciplines and include  biological and physical sciences, nutrition, theatre, the visual arts, sports, and more!

CFK Intern Application for students entering 10th grade

Enrollment and class size is limited. All applicants must be nominated by their school. Nominated candidates will receive applications through their schools in early April. Courses are filled in the order registrations are received. If you have a student who is homeschooled or lives outside of our immediate service region, please contact the Continuing Education Office.

2017 College for Kids Dates & Times:

  • July 10-14: 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Middle School University

Middle School U is a fast-paced, hands-on, week-long enrichment experience geared toward academically motivated and creatively talented students entering grades six, seven, eight, or nine in the fall of 2017.

Applicants must be alumni of our College for Kids Program or be nominated by their middle school teacher or counselor. Enrollment is limited. School-nominated students and CFK alumni will receive registration materials in late February. If you have a student who is homeschooled or lives outside of our immediate service region, please contact the Continuing Education Office

2017 Middle School U Dates & Times:

  • July 10-14: 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

English Language Camp

American Teen Mentors Needed!

The UW-Richland Office of Continuing Education is accepting applications for U.S. Teen Mentors to our English Language Camp. The institute provides intensive programming intended to improve international students' English comprehension and speaking skills. The program further serves to increase understanding of U.S. culture in preparation for one year of high school studies in the United States. The U.S. Teen Mentor Program offers high school teens the opportunity to work closely with students from another culture. Teens receive training and experience as ESL classroom facilitators and peer mentors. Teen mentors may be eligible receive an honorarium for their participation. Meals, lodging and activity fees will be also be provided to our mentors.

2017 Japanese Youth Program Dates:

  • August 10 - August 18 (program dates may fluctuate by a few days)

Download a Teen Mentor Information and Application Packet