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Design Tech Camps

Hands-On Learning

Unlock your potential with digital design and fabrication. 

Students will engage with STEAM – science, technology, engineering, aesthetics and math – with experiential learning camps. 
This partnership supported by The Einstein Project, located at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center and through collaboration with UW-Green Bay College of Science Engineering and Technology.


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Design Tech Intro Elementary School

CAMP FULL
This intro course sets the stage for future design tech classes by instructing students in grades 3-5 on the basics of tools in software and equipment while developing grade-appropriate projects that have a mix of tight parameters and open-ended creative input. By the end of this class, students will have confidence in the process of creating Tinkercad designs and outputting them to 3D print and laser cutting. Cost of camp includes instruction, supplies and T-shirt.

Sessions

Session 1: July 10-14
Session 2: July 17-21
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register by July 1

Format

Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Session 1: Grades 3-5
Session 2: Grades 4-5

Investment

$280
Includes instruction, supplies & T-shirt

Design Tech Intro Middle School

CAMP FULL
This intro course sets the stage for future design tech classes by instructing students in grades 6-9 on the basics of tools in software and equipment while developing grade-appropriate projects that have a mix of tight parameters and open-ended creative input. By the end of this class, students will have confidence in the process of creating Tinkercad designs and outputting them to 3D print and laser cutting. Cost of camp includes instruction, supplies and T-shirt.

Dates

July 31-August 4
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register by July 17

Format

Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Grades 6-9

Investment

$280
Includes instruction, supplies & T-shirt

Design Tech Inc. Middle School

CAMP FULL
Inc. takes design thinking into a collaborative environment. Students in grades 6-9 progress from making individual projects to working with a team to design something for someone else, developing the skills of a professional problem-solver. Each day we will introduce a fictitious client (an astronaut, scuba diver or school teacher) with a specific trait (they love the color purple, have a lot of cats or ride a bike everywhere). We will then design an object appropriate for the client's wants or needs (chair, lamp, wallet). We will work in teams and present prototypes of our solutions. Cost of camp includes instruction, supplies and T-shirt. Prerequisite course: Design Tech Intro. 

Sessions

August 7-11
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register by July 26

Format

Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Grades 6-9

Investment

$280
Includes instruction, supplies & T-shirt

Design Tech Themed Middle School

CAMP FULL
The themed course expands on the previous courses by offering students in grades 6-9 an opportunity to work on open-ended projects, allowing their imaginations to soar. Potential theme ideas include zombie apocalypse, movies, Games, holidays or other. Students will be given design prompts for projects to be developed within the theme. A presentation will take place at the end of the week. The theme will be decided in the new year. Cost of camp includes instruction, supplies and T-shirt. Prerequisite course: Design Tech Intro. 

Dates

August 14-18
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Register by July 31

Format

Commuter Camp
Green Bay Campus
Grades 6-9

Investment

$280
Includes instruction, supplies & T-shirt

Schedule

Campers will participate in learning opportunities and work on projects during the morning.

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Tutorials & Project Work
10:30-11 a.m.
Break
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tutorials & Project Work

Tools for Success

Health Form

Our camp Health Forms are electronic! You can fill out your camper(s) Health Form in their CampDoc account. Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks into camp on the first day. If you do not have a CampDoc account, you will need to create one.

Complete Health Form

Accident Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is not available for camps or other youth programs. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is automatically included for all kids at camp. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

Helpful Documents

Please review our policies. Some camps are eligible for scholarships from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If you need help navigating our campus locations, check out the maps.

portrait of instructor Dennis Rockhill

Instructor

Dennis Rockhill

Makerspace Director, Einstein Project

Dennis joined the Einstein Project team in Fall 2017. He spent three years co-founding, managing and serving as the executive director of the nonprofit, Proto, Inc.; a youth-focused makerspace. From 1993-2015, Dennis held various technical, product development and design positions in the packaging industry with WS Packaging, Belmark, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Wild Blue Technologies. He is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator and an alumni of UW-Green Bay with a degree in Graphic Design & Illustration.

Partnership

This camp is offered in partnership with the Einstein Project.

Einstein Project Logo

The Einstein Project provides support and innovation for excellence in STEAM education through experiential learning.

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Have Questions

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about camps or youth programs, please don't hesitate to reach out to Patti Schevers, Education Outreach Executive Manager.

Email Patti