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Summer Camps at FVTC

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.

2017 Summer Camps - Listed by Date

June

Week of June 12 Introduction to Healthcare (ages 12-18)
  Jewelry Design (ages 12-18)
  Kids' Passport to the World: German, Italian & Spanish (ages 12-18)
Week of June 19 Construction Skills (ages 13-15)
  CAMP FULL - Cop Camp (ages 11-14)
  Drag Racer Timing Camp (ages 13-16)
  CAMP FULL - Fun with Plants & Landscaping (ages 12-15)
Week of June 26 Electric Guitar Building (ages 12-14)

July

Week of July 10 CANCELLED - Exploring Information Technology (ages 10-14)
  Metal Form and Fusion (ages 14-18)
  CAMP FULL - Professional Baking (ages 11-14)
  CAMP FULL - Professional Cooking (ages 11-14)
  CANCELLED - Transportation: A Spoke in the Wheel (ages 10-13)
Week of July 17 Exploring Information Technology (ages 10-14)
  Girls in the Shop (ages 14-18)
  GirlTech (ages 11-14)
  CAMP FULL - Professional Baking (ages 11-14)
  CAMP FULL - Professional Cooking (ages 11-14)
Week of July 24 Electric Guitar Building (ages 15-18)
  Japanese (ages 13-18)
  CAMP FULL - Professional Baking (ages 11-14)
  CAMP FULL - Professional Cooking (ages 11-14)
Week of July 31 Exploring Information Technology (for Girls) (ages 14-17)
  CAMP FULL - Small Engine Maintenance & Repair - Adult & Child (ages 12-18)

August

 

Week of Aug. 7   Jewelry Design (ages 12-18)
  Power of Manufacturing (ages 13-16) 
Week of Aug. 21 Jewelry Design (ages 12-18)

 

2017 Summer Camps - Listed Alphabetically

Construction Skills

Learn all about residential construction, electricity, wood manufacturing and construction management in this hands-on camp. Gain basic skills in wood framing techniques, installation of electrical devices, use of electricity and safety techniques. You’ll use CNC machines, hand and portable power tools, and AutoCAD to make windows, doors, moldings, and architectural components. Finally, learn how to develop a material list, determine cost and estimate a construction project.

Dates: June 19-23, 2017 
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Location: S.J. Spanbauer Center, 3601 Oregon Street, Oshkosh
Ages: 13-15
Cost: $65
More info: 920-996-2907 or email

Cop Camp - FULL

In Cop Camp you will have the chance to make a traffic stop, be a part of a SWAT Team and ride-a-long on our Emergency Vehicle Operations course.  You will also have an opportunity to tour a local police department, meet real police officers and have a whole lot of fun. If you're curious about being a police officer, or just looking for a fun, action-packed camp, Cop Camp is for you!

Dates: June 20-22, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Appleton Campus
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $75
More info: 920-225-5932 or email

 

Drag Racer Timing Camp

Did you ever wonder how to create the system to time and start a drag race? In the drag racer camp, you will set up a drag strip, install sensors and controls, and help create computerized software to calculate attributes of each run. You will also help create a visual display showing the statistics of each drag race. And the best part: we will drag race each other using electrically operated drag cars made from 7" or 9" electric angle grinders.

Dates: June 19-21, 2017 
Time: 8 a.m.-Noon
Location: J.J. Keller Transportation Center, Appleton
Ages: 13-16
Cost: $30
More info: 920-831-5407 or email

Electric Guitar Building

Build your own electric guitar! Students will learn about scale length, basic passive electronics and more, and then apply it all to create their own, Fender-style guitar. Create a custom headstock and sculpt the body for a truly one-of-a-kind guitar. Learn how to install and level the frets, arrange and solder the pickups, volume and tone controls, and set up the string action and intonation.

Session A 
Dates: June 26-30, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 12-14
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $299
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session B
Dates: July 24-28, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 15-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $299
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Exploring Information Technology

Take part in hands-on activities in various areas of Information Technology. This will include Computer Security using a Rubber Ducky, Sphero programming, application development and more.

CANCELLED - Session A  |  Oshkosh
Dates: July 13-14, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 10-14
Location: Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Cost: CAMP CANCELLED
More info: CAMP CANCELLED

Session B  |  Appleton
Dates: July 17-20, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Ages: 10-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $115
More info: 920-831-5454 or email

Exploring Information Technology (For Girls)

Girls will take part in hands-on activities in various areas of Information Technology including web development, programming and information security.

Dates: August 3-4, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 14-17
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $25
More info: 920-996-2853 or email

Fun with Plants & Landscaping - FULL

Dig up some dirt! Make a hypertufa planter, visit the rose garden, go on a plant scavenger hunt, set up an irrigation system and drive a zero turn mower/mini excavator. Learn all about careers in horticulture and landscaping.

Dates: June 20-21, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 12-15
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $35
More info: 920-993-5134 or email

Girls In The Shop

Explore and learn about welding and metal fabrication. Design and construct a metal working project that you can keep. Field trips to local manufacturers, highlighting the women in manufacturing, will round out the week-long camp. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Scholarships available. Please contact Carmen Adams, 920-735-5782 or adamsc@fvtc.edu, for a request form.

Free transportation available from Appleton campus to AMTC – Oshkosh daily.  Please contact Carmen Adams for information and scheduling.

Dates: July 17-21, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Ages: 14-18 
Location: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, 4200 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh
Cost: $59 
More info:920-735-5782 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.

Dates: July 17-21, 2017
Time: 7:45 a.m.-Noon
Ages: Girls 11-13
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $55
More info: 920-735-5605 or email

Introduction to Healthcare

Explore a variety of skills performed by various healthcare professionals. Participate in hands-on experiences, including learning about basic nursing and EMS assessments, how to take vital signs, practicing first aid skills and an introduction to a healthcare simulator. 


Dates: June 12-15, 2017 
Time: 8-1:30 a.m.
Location: Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $17
More info: 920-560-1439 or email

Japanese

Practice Japanese language through intuitive, interactive and visually engaging activities. The camp effectively utilizes technology to accelerate language learning. Interact with a native speaking language instructor. Learn culture and language. Accommodates various beginning language levels.

Dates: July 24-28, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Ages: 13-18
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $65
More info: 920-735-4810 or email 

Jewelry Design

Design and fabricate your own custom jewelry pieces. Use both traditional hand tools and the high-tech equipment available in the Fab Lab to fabricate your own jewelry. Students will learn about soldering, graphic design, 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, prototyping, and so much more.

Session A | Appleton 
Dates: June 12-16, 2017
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $70
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session B | Appleton
Dates: August 7-11, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Ages: 12-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $70
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session C | Appleton
Dates: August 7-11, 2017
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $70
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Session D | Appleton
Dates: August 21-25, 2017
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 12-18
Location: D.J. Bordini Center, Appleton
Cost: $70
More info: 920-831-4321 or email

Kids' Passport to the World: German, Italian and Spanish

Explore the world by learning three languages and cultures: German, Italian and Spanish. Multilingual FVTC World Language instructor Dr. Maria Carone invites you to learn some of the very basics of the three languages through fun games and interactive activities.

Dates: June 12-16, 2017 
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Appleton Campus
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $60
More info: 920-735-4810 or email

Metal Form & Fusion

Explore the design, forming and welding of metal. Produce a metal project that you can take home with you. Field trips to local metal manufacturing facilities and exposure to these careers will complete the camp experience. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Scholarships available. Please contact Carmen Adams, 920-735-5782 or adamsc@fvtc.edu, for a request form.

Free transportation available from Appleton campus to AMTC – Oshkosh daily.  Please contact Carmen Adams for information and scheduling.


Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
Location: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, 4200 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $59
More info: 920-735-5782 or email

Power of Manufacturing

Participants will design and construct a metal working project that they will keep. Learn about computer-aided design, welding, CNC operations & much more. Field trips to local manufacturing facilities and exposure to these careers will complete the camp experience. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Scholarships available. Please contact Carmen Adams, 920-735-5782 or adamsc@fvtc.edu, for a request form.

Morning Session - FULL
Date: August 7-11, 2017 
Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Appleton Campus
Ages: 13-16
Cost: $59 
More info: 920-735-5782 or email 

Afternoon Session
Date: August 7-11, 2017 
Time: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Appleton Campus
Ages: 13-16
Cost: $59 
More info: 920-735-5782 or email 

Professional Baking | ALL SESSIONS FULL

Learn about different bakery and baking techniques in this hands-on culinary course taught by up-and-coming chefs! Your registration includes substantial sampling every day.

Please note: Students who have attended the Professional Baking camp in the past are encouraged not to register again.

Session A - SESSION FULL
Dates: July 10-13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: 11-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-2564 or email

Session B - SESSION FULL
Dates: July 17-20
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: 11-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-2564 or email

Session C - SESSION FULL
Dates: July 24-27, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: 11-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-2564 or email

Professional Cooking | ALL SESSIONS FULL

Learn about different foods and cooking techniques in this hands-on culinary course taught by up-and-coming chefs! Your registration includes substantial sampling every day.

Please note: Students who have attended the Professional Cooking camp in the past are encouraged not to register again.

Session A - SESSION FULL
Dates: July 10-13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: 11-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-2564 or email

Session B - SESSION FULL
Dates: July 17-20
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: 11-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-2564 or email

Session C - SESSION FULL
Dates: July 24-27, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Ages: 11-14
Location: Appleton Campus
Cost: $50
More info: 920-735-2564 or email

 

Public Safety Camps | in Partnership with UW-Oshkosh

Camps are offered in partnership with UW-Oshkosh. Located at the FVTC Public Safety Training Center, W6400 County Road BB, Appleton.

CSI Adventure Academy
Explore CSI Footwear Impressions
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Discovery Firefighting: Basic Academy
Discovery Firefighting: Advanced Academy
Discovery Firefighting: Middle School Academy
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Small Engine Maintenance & Repair - Adult & Child - FULL

Learn how to maintain and repair small two and four stroke engines used on today's outdoor power equipment. Bring in your lawn mower or other small engine equipment that you and your son or daughter can work on together. We will learn how to sharpen and balance blades, complete oil changes and tune up your engines.
 

This camp is full. Registration is no longer available. 
Dates: August 2-3, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 12-18 (plus adult)
Location: Service Motor Company Agriculture Center, Appleton Campus
Cost: $50 - This cost covers both attendees, adult and child
More info: 920-735-2489 or email

CANCELLED - Transportation: A Spoke in the Wheel

THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Explore the many opportunities in the transportation industry, including automotive and collision repair, diesel and truck driving.

Dates: July 11, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 10-13
Location: J.J. Keller Transportation Center, Appleton Campus
Cost: $25
More info: 920-996-2889 or email

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Please note: Payment for each camp is due upon registration. Online payment can be made by credit card,debit card, or with a PayPal account. 

If you are unable to pay with these methods, please contact Jennifer Fuerst. 

For More Information:

Jenny Fuerst
Coordinator K-12 Partnerships
920-560-1439  | fuerst@fvtc.edu