Camps and Conferences

Grandchildren's University Camp

Due to the pandemic we are not going to be able to offer this event in 2022.  Click here to join our email list to be notified of our future events.


Have fun learning together this summer at UW-Whitewater's Grandchildren's University event.  Children and grandparents will go to college together, sharing educational experiences and campus fun.    This camp is available to grandchildren ages 7-14 and their grandparents.

Friday, June 15 - Saturday June 16, 2019

Learn together - play together - grow together!

  • Share a suite in our air-conditioned Starin Hall.
  • Learn through hands-on activities and earn a "degree" in your major.
  • Enjoy an evening full of bowling, swimming and board games.
  • Meet other grandparents and their grandchildren

Limited to the first 120 registrants.


Register Online

Registration Has Closed

Online registration is available for groups of two-four people.  Please call 262-472-3165 if you would like to register a group of 5 or more. 

Registrations accepted online until noon on 6/21/19. We do NOT accept walk up registrations.

We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in. 


Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from sbcglobal.net, comcast.net, centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Grandchildren's University 2019 "Majors"

Click On Each Major For More Details!

Staff

Art: Cast Heirloom Badge
Capacity: 12
Age Recommended: 10 -14 years

GCU

Art, Science and Nature!
Capacity: 12
Age Recommended: 10 -14 years

Major

Astronomy
Capacity: 12
Age Recommended: 8 - 14 years

GCU

Biology
Capacity: 20
Age Recommended: 7 -12 years

GCU

Chemistry
Capacity: 20
Age Recommended: 8 -14 years

Staff

Genetics
Capacity: 24
Age Recommended: 7 -14 years

GCU

Information Technology
Capacity: 20
Age Recommended: 10 -14 years

GCU

Technology VR
Capacity: 12
Age Recommended: 10 -14 years

Camp Information Packet

Before you arrive to camp information will be available below three weeks prior to the start of camp.  This information will include medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevent@uww.edu.

Available to download here three weeks prior to event

Cost Information

Fees

  • Resident Camper: TBA (2019=$215 per person)
  • Commuter Camper: TBA (2019=$175 per person)

Included in the Fee:  The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 6/11/21.

Resident Camper at Starin Hall
Participants will be staying in the air-conditioned Starin Hall suites located on the UW-Whitewater campus. Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise registrants are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. For each group of four campers, these suites provide four separate bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living space, and a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker. You must provide your own bedding, utensils, cookware, and dinnerware. 

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Commuter Camper
Commuter campers are campers who will drive back and forth to camp and will not stay overnight.  They can arrive at the designated check-in time and location indicated in the Camp Information Packet. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Only lunch and dinner will be served to commuter campers. Report to camp before the first session of the day after breakfast. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations requests received 21 days from the start of the event due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify.  NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

Full refund will be given to families who need to cancel because of COVID illness.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Bring-A-Friend Discount:  Returning campers can receive a $20 discount off their camp fee by bringing one new camper with them this year.  Both the returning camper and the new camper will receive the discount when they list each other’s name on the registration.  Make sure to check "Bring-A-Friend" discount in the registration and provide your friends name if you believe you qualify.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $20 if your named friend do not attend this event with you.

Risk Assessment Form

Please bring Risk Agreement Form that is needed for field trips off campus. This form is required by the Risk Management and Safety office. Form will be in the camp information packet.

Help with Luggage

Park in lot next to Starin Hall and have help unloading your car.  Be sure to pick up your parking permit and move your car once unloaded to make room for other registrants.  

Arrival Information

Check in and Orientation
Resident and commuter campers must use the drive thru check in for housing assignments/keys and drop off medications at the location mentioned in the Camp Information Packet.   Parents/guardians are invited to the residence halls to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time
If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Accommodations/Comments” field or email  cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Camp Information Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Camp Information Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact  cesevents@uww.edu

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by  clicking here. A campus map can be  found here. Campus building addresses can be  found here.

Parking
Parking details will be available in the Camp Information Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the  Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Event Schedule

Check-in and out times, along with locations and a confirmed daily schedule, will be available in the Camp Information packet approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of camp.  Contact Continuing Education Services at cesevent@uww.edu with any questions.

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