Youth Programs

Curious what our programs look like? Checkout the Summer Camps 2015 Video! Checkout our registration site to register for all 2019 summer programs and our new Richland Experience program. If you qualify for free and reduced lunch call us about scholarship opportunities for our programs at 608-647-6186x4.

Robotics Camp

Join UW-Platteville 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. 

2019 Program Dates: 

  • Beginner: June 24 - 28
  • Intermediate: August 5 - 9


. . . 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. We have scholarships available for students qualifying for free/reduced lunch.

2019 Program Dates:

  • June 17 -21

College for Kids an educational enrichment program designed for students entering grades four, five or six, in the fall of 2019. 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, theater, the visual arts, sports, and more!

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 Institute.

2019 College for Kids Dates & Times:

  • July 8-12: 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Middle School University & Elementary Academy

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 2019. Elementary Academy is for students entering 1st - 5th grade in the fall of 2019.

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 early April. If you have a student who is homeschooled or lives outside of our immediate service region, please contact the Continuing Education Institute

2018 Middle School U Dates & Times:

  • July 8-12: 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

English Language Camp

American Teen Mentors Needed!

We are 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.

2019 Japanese Youth Program Dates:

  • August 8 - August 17 (program dates may fluctuate by a few days)

Download a Teen Mentor Information and Application Packet