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WCATY Summer Transitional Enrichment Program at Edgewood

Madison, Dane County
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The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives students two weeks on a college campus studying one accelerated course. STEP is a more intense experience than YSSP, but it is not as rigorous or as long as the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). This is the perfect transition for students who want to attend ALP or other summer residential programs in the future. Students in the middle grades look forward to this program because it offers a learning atmosphere very different from their school environment. STEP classes are designed to enrich, accelerate, and inspire. Class activities are structured to appeal to various learning styles, and long class periods give students the opportunity to concentrate on one area of interest. Classes are small-limited to no more than 16 students-and intense.

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. Commuter students may also participate with advance arrangements-contact WCATY for more details.
Camp type: Campus Scholastic
Region: Central Wisconsin
Established: 2001
Location and Programs
Location -
Edgewood College campus, Madison, Wisconsin
Program -
Resident and day camp. Sessions for - coeds grades 7 to 8.
Season -
July 18 to July 31
Sessions -
Students may select one: Economic$marts; Acting Up: Mystery Edition; Forensic Science; Become a Chemist; Robotics; Law 101; Advanced Image Manipulation & Animation; Writing Creatively; What Are the Chances?; Speak Out! Changing the World with Words.
Registration -
Application Deadline - May 8, 2010. Catalog and registration forms available online.
Fees -
Residential option - $1625; Commuter option (includes lunch & snacks) - $950. 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 dance at the end of the camp.
More plus Contact Information
Special programs/facilities/care provided for -
Parent Visitation -
Parents are asked not to visit their children during the 2 weeks unless it is a family emergency.
Accreditations and Affiliations -
NCA CASI 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, 01/21/2008. For details call the camp Contact above.

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