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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education (OCE) has announced the list of summer youth academies set to take place in 2019.

Registration is now open and gift certificates are available in time for the holidays at

Next summer, the University will offer an array of learning opportunities for children ages 8-18 in areas including music, art, language, science and technology and more. These youth academies allow participants to try new things, explore potential career paths and experience life as a Titan.

Police Academy

June 9–13, 2019 | Students entering grades 9–12

Law enforcement professionals play an essential role in ensuring the safety of communities. During this overnight academy, youth get hands-on experience by performing tasks and training exercises alongside local law enforcement.

Titan Summer Art Academy (NEW!)

June 17-20, 2019 | Students entering grades 7–12

Aspiring artists have the opportunity to practice a variety of techniques in drawing and graphic design with University professor Emmet Sandberg. Students will learn about careers in art and design and also prepare and install artwork for a group gallery exhibition.

Tech Titans: Mobile App Academy

June 17-19, 2019 | Girls entering grades 6­–10

Tech Titans inspires students to discover the art of computer programming. Using Android tablet devices and tutorial-based instruction, students learn in teams as they plan, develop and program mobile apps from start to finish.

Discover Firefighting Academy

June 23-27 (Basic) and July 14-18, 2019 (Advanced) | Students entering grades 9–12

The world looks pretty sweet at the top of a 75-foot aerial ladder! During the Discover Firefighting academy, students get hands-on experience and learn life-saving techniques with skill scenarios, team challenges and training exercises alongside area fire and emergency response professionals.

World Languages and Careers Academy

June 24-26, 2019 | Students entering grades 9–12

Students taking at least two years of high school Spanish have a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive, immersive foreign language academy at UW Oshkosh. Participants will improve their skillset and learn how foreign language study can enhance educational experiences and career paths.

Titan Timpani Academy

July 9 – July 11, 2019 | Students entering grades 9–12+

Comprehensive timpani education for amateur percussionists, music educators and advanced high school students that focuses on fundamentals, sound concepts, maintenance, orchestral and wind ensemble interpretation, and solo repertoire. Participate in immersive masterclasses, clinics and performances.

Grandparent’s University®

July 11-12, 2019 | Grandparents and grandchildren ages 8–12

Grandparent’s University® brings grandparents and their grandchildren together for two fun-filled days of education and exploration. Participants may choose to study one of the following majors: amazing astronomers, awesome artists, animal adventurers or spectacular scientists.

Titan Saxophone Academy (NEW!)

July 14–17, 2019 | Students entering grades 9–12

Titan Saxophone Academy simulates a true Titan experience with participants living in dorms and eating at Blackhawk Commons. Through jazz and classical music instruction, participants learn fundamental saxophone technique along with strategies to develop a personal voice, sound and style on the saxophone.

Titan Steelband Academy (NEW!)

Aug. 5–8, 2019 | Students entering grades 4–12

For youth who love to make music, students will learn, listen and play together as they are introduced to the steelpans. Participants will be exposed to many styles of music including pop, rock, reggae, calypso and more. They also will explore a variety of percussion instruments, musical improvisation and songwriting techniques.

Additional summer programming may be organized in the coming months. Interested families can sign up for the youth academy mailing list to receive periodic program updates. Individuals may also contact Continuing Education directly at or call (920) 424-1129.


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