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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. Camps listed below were offered during the summer of 2014. 2015 camp offerings will be announced in March 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 SESSION IS FULL
Dates: July 14-18, 2014
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: 920-831-4322

Session B SESSION IS FULL
Dates: July 21-25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 14-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4322

Session C SESSION IS FULL
Dates: August 4-8, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4322

Session D SESSION IS FULL
Dates: August 11-15, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 14-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $225
More info: 920-831-4322

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 14-18, 2014
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.

SORRY, CAMP IS FULL

Date: July 14-18, 2014
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Ages: 11-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $65
More info: 920-831-4322

Learn Japanese Through Manga & Anime Comics

Learn Japanese in a fun, innovative way through Manga and Anime animation. Learn what the comics characters say and say it yourself. 

SORRY, CAMP IS FULL
Please send us an email to be added to a waiting list.

Date: July 21-25, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: Students entering grades 6-12
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $65
More info: 920-831-5476 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 11-15, 2014
Time: Morning session 7:30 a.m.-Noon MORNING SESSION IS FULL | 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.

Session A - Appleton: CAMP IS FULL. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please send us an email
Date: August 4-8, 2014
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Ages: 12-15
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-4782 or email

Session B - Oshkosh: CAMP IS FULL. If you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please send us an email.
Date: August 11-15, 2014
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Ages: 12-15
Location: FVTC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (4200 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh)
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 >>