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Summer Camps

Hands-on summer camp options for middle school and high school students.

We offer a variety of high-tech, engaging summer camp options for middle school and high school students, all at a reasonable cost. This page will be updated as 2015 camp offerings are finalized. Registration begins Monday, March 2, 2015.

Electric Guitar Building

Learn about design and manufacturing principles and techniques through the process of designing and building an electric guitar. Topics include: body and headstock design, basic woodworking, finishing, fretting, electronics assembly, hardware assembly and guitar setup. Discover the processes that go into creating a consumer product and walk away from the class with a beautiful solid body electric guitar that you designed and built yourself.

Session A
Dates: June 15-19, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: There is no charge for Session A, due to a generous donation from the Plexus Corporation
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session B
Dates: July 6-10-2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 14-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session C
Dates: July 20-24, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session D
Dates: August 17-21, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 14-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

GirlTech

Participate in hands-on activities with computers, welding, science and much more, all taught by professional women. Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, daily snacks and take-home projects.

Date: July 13-17, 2015
Time: 7:45 a.m.-Noon
Ages: Girls entering grades 6-8
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $45
More info: 920-735-4782 or email

Jewelry Design & Fabrication

Learn digital modeling and fabrication techniques using computer controlled tools and laser equipment. Learn to engrave or cut materials to produce models and/or finished jewelry focusing primarily on acrylic, wood and/or stone materials.

Date: July 13-17, 2015
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $65
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Power of Manufacturing

Build and race a power tool dragster! Learn about computer-aided design, welding, CNC operations & much more. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Date: August 2015 (Dates TBD)
Time: Morning session 7:30 a.m.-Noon | Afternoon session 1-5 p.m. (8 a.m.-Noon on Friday only)
Ages 12-14
Cost: $45
More info: 920-735-4887 or email 

VEX Robotics Camp

Discover the excitement of robots! Work with VEX Robotics equipment, program and drive robotic vehicles. This camp features engineering activities, team projects and friendly competition.

Date: August 2015 (Dates TBD)
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Ages: 12-15
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-4782 or email

Fire Science Camps

In partnership with UW-Oshkosh

Explore careers in fire and emergency response services. Registration for these camps is coordinated through UW-Oshkosh, and camps are held at the FVTC Fire Training Center in Neenah. Learn more >>