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Live the life of a firefighter or law enforcement professional, prepare for the ACT, take flight at EAA, or gain leadership skills with University of Wisconsin Oshkosh summer camps and programs for youth.

Wisconsin Youth Leadership Academy, June 17–22, 2012

WYLA is a leadership experience for high school students that serves disadvantaged and diverse youth who are often overlooked by traditional leadership programs. WYLA students learn practical skills, empowering them to serve as role models in their schools and communities. Students can apply to participate in WYLA here.

Fire Science Career Exploration Camps

  • Basic Co-ed Fire Science Camp, June 24–28, 2012
  • Advanced Co-ed Fire Science Camp, July 8–12, 2012
  • GO! (Gals Only!) Fire Science Camp, Aug. 12–14, 2012

Through a combination of instruction and hands-on activities, area firefighters will challenge young men and women ages 15–20 with firefighting field activities, team building and leadership development in our residential fire science camps.

The Basic camp is open to young men and women at any level of experience, and the fee is $300. The GO! camp is open to young women only, and the fee is $200. The Advanced camp is open to young men and women who have either participated in a previous UWO fire camp, currently serve or have served as a fire department intern, or belong to a fire science explorer program. The fee for the advanced camp is $350.

ACT Test Prep Boot Camp, July 24 and July 30–Aug. 3, 2012

UW Oshkosh has condensed the standard ACT preparation program into a week-long training course. Students will take official retired ACT tests and receive individualized instruction based on their strengths and weaknesses. The instructor will teach test-taking strategies and will lead interactive skill drills. The fee for the boot camp is $189, with additional fees for an optional college preview day at UW Oshkosh.

Women Soar You Soar, July 26–29, 2012

Join UW Oshkosh and the EAA for a week of empowerment and inspiration for young women in grades 9–12. This unique residential program introduces girls to women mentors who work in a variety of aviation and aerospace fields. The four-day event corresponds with EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh, and all camp activities are held on the UW Oshkosh campus and EAA grounds. The fee for this program is $75, and scholarships are available.

Law Enforcement Career Exploration Program, Aug. 8–11, 2012

The Law Enforcement camp is a residential camp experience that allows campers to participate in a variety of activities that present a realistic view of law enforcement. Participants will learn from area law enforcement personnel. The camp fee is $330.

Enrollment for all summer programs is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information on youth programs and summer camps, visit or call the Office of Continuing Education and Extension at (920) 424-1129 or toll-free at (800) 633-1442. Continuing Education and Extension is part of the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement.

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