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WCATY Young Students Summer Program at Beloit College

Beloit, Rock County
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This program will be the first time away from home for many young learners, and it is a new and exciting experience both in and out of the classroom. Students at this age especially enjoy the novelty of having just one class with motivated classmates in a subject area they love, and they quickly recognize they have entered a new world of learning possibilities. Our philosophy is that students in this age range need to learn about the many different avenues open to their curious minds. The classes are fast-paced and cover a great amount of material. Having a week of class devoted to the same topic guarantees that students will have a good knowledge of the subject and a basis for further independent study. YSSP classes are small and are designed to enrich learning and introduce new disciplines, helping students expand their knowledge about the world and to discover how much there is to learn. Quickly, they will discover that there are others their age with similar interests and a similar passion for learning.

After a day immersed in one subject area, residential students have the opportunity to engage in a different kind of learning. Activity options include chess instruction, knitting, spoken word, ballroom dance, or a variety of other activities designed to spark completely different kinds of talents and interests.
Camp type: Campus Scholastic
Region: Southeast Wisconsin
Established: 1991
Location and Programs
Location -
Beloit College, Beloit Wisconsin.
Program -
Resident and day camp. Sessions for - coeds grades 4 to 6.
Season -
August 1 to August 7
Sessions -
Students may select one: Discover Shakespeare; Intro to Journalism; Everyday Chemistry; A Week in Japan; Intro to Digital Art & Photography; Physics: Science in Motion; Exploring Biology through Nature Journaling; Gods, Goddesses & Heroes.
Registration -
Application Deadline - May 8, 2010. Catalog and registration forms available online.
Fees -
Residential option - $800; Commuter option (includes lunch & snacks) - $500. Need-based financial aid is available. All students must pay a $60 fee at the time of application.
Activities: Basketball, computers/technology, crafts, dance, drama, exercise/aerobics/fitness, football, painting/drawing, photography, reading/book study, soccer, swimming, tennis, writing. Also - All camp talent show and party at the end of camp.
More plus Contact Information
Special programs/facilities/care provided for -
Parent Visitation -
Parents are asked not to visit their children during the week unless it is a family emergency.
Accreditations and Affiliations -
NCA CASI Accredited organization
DirectorContact Person
Olha SkybaProgram Director, WCATY
264 Teacher Education Bldg., 225 N. Mills St.
Madison, WI 53706
Tel 608-890-3260
Fax 608-265-4309
Owned/Operated by -
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), University of Wisconsin-Madison
All information supplied by camp management, 02/01/2008. For details call the camp Contact above.

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