At summer camps for young people, fun and learning go hand in hand

UW-Madison offers a diverse range of summer activities for young learners ages 5-18 designed to exercise both mind and body. Ranging from pre-college classes and STEM explorations to arts and music camps and sports camps, there’s something for everyone throughout the summer months.

University Communications student photography interns, Colton Mansavage and Taylor Wolfram, visually captured a sample of the fun and excitement of this summer’s camps.


Camp coach Brad Williams greets children arriving for a UW Boys Soccer Day Camp for ages 4-13 at the entrance to Goodman Diamond.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

Everyone is eager to arrive at the men's soccer day camp.


Everyone is eager to arrive at the men’s soccer day camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

A goalie reaches high for a save at the boys' soccer camp.


A goalie reaches high for a save at the boys’ soccer camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

Kids enjoy a fun lunchtime time while attending a UW Boys Football Day Camp.


Kids enjoy a fun lunchtime time while attending a UW Boys Football Day Camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

At a week-long Badger Precollege camp to learn more about Anime and Japanese culture on July 14, students play


During a week-long Badger Precollege camp to learn more about Anime and Japanese culture on July 14, students play “Fukuwarai,” a Japanese children’s game where players attempt to place facial features on a drawing while blindfolded.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

You never know how your 'Fukuwarai' design will turn out.


You never know how your ‘Fukuwarai’ design will turn out.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

A student designs a kimono for part of Badger Precollege's final project on Japanese culture.


A student designs a kimono for part of Badger Precollege’s final project on Japanese culture.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

At a Summer Music Clinic junior session, students pack up gear as they prepare to head to their next session.


At a Summer Music Clinic junior session, students pack up gear as they prepare to head to their next session.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Summer Music Clinic Junior Session class instructor Corey Whitmore gives the middle schoolers a tour of the recording studio.


Summer Music Clinic Junior Session class instructor Corey Whitmore gives the middle schoolers a tour of the recording studio.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Duncan, an 8-year-old pianist, is training to record a song for Summer Music Clinic's final project.


Duncan, an 8-year-old pianist, is training to record a song for Summer Music Clinic’s final project.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

High school students at the June 22 Summer Music Clinic Junior Session can choose different paths based on their interests, such as harmony, choir, modern expressions, and orchestra.


High school students at the June 22 Summer Music Clinic Junior Session can choose different paths based on their interests, such as harmony, choir, modern expressions, and orchestra.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Children at a softball camp for grades 2-8 listen to instructions from UW softball head coach Yvette Healy at Goodman Diamond.


Children at a softball camp for grades 2-8 listen to instructions from UW softball head coach Yvette Healy at Goodman Diamond.

What better way to learn to slide at softball camp than doing it on a splash and slide?


What better way to learn to slide at softball camp than doing it on a splash and slide?

Part of the fun of softball is watching from the dugout, these girls learned at softball camp.


Part of the fun of softball is watching from the dugout, these girls learned at softball camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

The children at a softball day camp showed great team spirit.


The children at a softball day camp showed great team spirit.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program, a two-week residential camp, emphasizes academic rigor and social-emotional development.  Middle school students from a STEP camp travel from lunch at the Dejope Residence to the Microbial Science Building to attend class.


The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program, a two-week residential camp, emphasizes academic rigor and social-emotional development. Middle school students from a STEP camp travel from lunch at the Dejope Residence to the Microbial Science Building to attend class.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

During a class at the Microbial Science Building on August 1, forensic science teacher Annette VanVeghel teaches a student, Sabrina, how to identify fibers using a microscope.


During a class at the Microbial Science Building on August 1, forensic science teacher Annette VanVeghel teaches a student, Sabrina, how to identify fibers using a microscope.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Students in the Engineering Design Challenges class, taught by Linda Malkin, brainstorm ideas for structures for an egg transport designed to protect the egg during impact.  The class was part of the STEP program.


Students in the Engineering Design Challenges class, taught by Linda Malkin, brainstorm ideas for structures for an egg transport designed to protect the egg during impact. The class was part of the STEP program.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Designing structures to prevent the egg from breaking during a fall is an age-old activity in science camps.


Designing structures to prevent the egg from breaking during a fall is an age-old activity in science camps.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

These girls learned a soccer camp lesson: On a hot day, water is a great way to cool off.


These girls learned a soccer camp lesson: On a hot day, water is a great way to cool off.

Team spirit was not lacking at the soccer camp.


Team spirit was not lacking at the soccer camp.

Children board a school bus for a girls' soccer day camp at Goodman Diamond and University Bay Fields.


Children board a school bus for a girls’ soccer day camp at Goodman Diamond and University Bay Fields.

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