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Summer Camps

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. 

Registration for all 2018 summer camps is now closed. 

Did you miss out on camps this year? Information on FVTC's 2019 camp offerings will be available in January.

Mark your calendars: Registration for 2019 camps will begin on February 1 at 8 a.m.

2018 Summer Camps - Listed Alphabetically

Construction Skills - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 a product to take home. Finally, learn how to develop a material list, determine cost and estimate a construction project.

Dates: June 18-21: 8 a.m.-Noon

Location: FVTC Spanbauer Center, Oshkosh


In Cop Camp you will have the chance to make a traffic stop, be 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 12-14: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: FVTC Public Safety Training Center



Learn from real crime scene investigators and get practical hands-on applications and experience with criminal investigations. Build individual knowledge and confidence in managing a crime scene, including how to search, identify, document, collect and preserve evidence. This adventure includes, but is not limited to the following: Impression evidence (fingerprints, footwear, tool marks), use of an Alternate Light Source, trace evidence (hairs, fibers, paint, building materials), DNA and biologicals, crime scene scenarios and courtroom testimony.

Dates: June 11-15: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: FVTC Public Safety Training Center

Drag Racer Timing Camp - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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.

Ages: 13-16

Session A--Is Full 
 July 30-August 1. Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday: 8-11 a.m.

Session B 
August 1-3. Wednesday: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus-Transportation Building

Cost: $40

Electric Guitar Building - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Learn about design and manufacturing principles and techniques through the process of designing and building an electric guitar. 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 - CAMP IS FULL
June 25 - 29
Ages: 11-14
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Session B
Dates: July 16 - 20
Ages: 13-18
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Appleton D.J. Bordini Center – Fab Lab – BC162

Cost: $249

NOTE: Students should bring their own lunch. A snack and drink will be provided.


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 women in manufacturing, will round out the week-long camp. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.

Ages: 14-18

Dates: July16-20

Time: 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Location: FVTC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Oshkosh. Free transportation available.

Cost: $59 (Scholarships available)


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.

Ages: 9-12

Dates: July16-20

Time: 7:45 a.m.-Noon

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus

Cost: $55

Healthcare Immersion - CAMP IS FULL

Explore a variety of skills performed by various healthcare professionals. Participate in hands-on experiences, including learning and practicing first aid skills, taking vital signs, EKG's, communicating with 911, and introduction to healthcare simulators (Human Patient Simulation) and more. 

Dates: June 12-13
Ages: 10-15
Location: FVTC Clintonville Regional Center

Session B - CAMP IS FULL
Dates: June 20-21
Ages: 11-14
Location: FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus

Session C  - CAMP IS FULL
Dates: July 9-10
Ages: 11-14
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus

Time for all sessions: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $55

Japanese Language & Culture - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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. Accommodates various beginning language levels.

Dates: June 11-15: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus

Kids' Passport to the World - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 interactive activities, theater, songs, movies and hands-on cooking to savor cultures and cuisines. 

Dates: June 18-22: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus


Explore the design, forming and welding of metal. Produce a metal project that you can take home with you. Take part in field trips to local metal manufacturing facilities and learn more about these high-demand careers. Sponsored in part by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation. Please choose one session as camp content is the same for both sessions.

Ages: 14-18

Session A - CAMP IS FULL
Dates: July 9-13
‚ÄčTime: 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Session B- 2 SPOTS LEFT
Dates: July 30-August 3
Time: 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Location: FVTC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC), Oshkosh

Free transportation available from FVTC's Appleton Campus and Wautoma High School to the AMTC daily. See registration form for more details. 

Cost: $59 (Scholarships available)

Plant Your Pants & More - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Campers will design and construct creative summer planters, using their old blue jeans, shoes and many other repurposed items, to be used on FVTC's campus and to take home.

Dates: June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus - Agriculture Building

Power of Manufacturing--CAMP IS FULL

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.

Ages: 13-16

Dates: August 6-10

Session A-Morning: 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Session B-Afternoon: 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus 

Cost: $59 (Scholarships available)

Public Safety Fire Camps | in Partnership with UW-Oshkosh

Camps are offered in partnership with UW-Oshkosh.

Live the life of a firefighter: Join us for one of our outstanding firefighting programs for middle and high school students! Get hands-on experiences by performing tasks and training exercises alongside local firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

Middle School: June 10-13
Basic Academy: June 24-28
Advanced: July 15-18 
Learn more >>

Russian Language & Culture - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Learn basic Russian through a variety of activities exploring Russian folklore, music, dancing, and culinary art. Enjoy learning about a wide array of traditional Russian crafts and practice traditional Russian painting techniques. This camp is led by a native Russian speaking instructor.

Ages: 11-18

Dates: August 6-10

Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus 

Cost: $70

Small Engine Maintenance & Repair - Adult & Child - CAMP IS 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.


Ages: 12-16

Dates: July 24-25

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus-Agriculture Building

Cost: $80 per child (no cost to adult participants)


Explore game and robot coding using Sphero robots. Learn how computers are hacked so you'll know how to protect your own machine. Learn the basic concepts of game programming by using Unity3D. We'll also be using App Inventor to use drag-and-drop building blocks to create complex programs.

Dates: June 11-14: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: FVTC Appleton Campus

For More Information:

Jennifer Fuerst
Coordinator K-12 Partnerships
920-560-1439  |