Summer STEAM Experience Q and A's for Parents and Legal Guardians

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What is the total cost of camp and what does that include?

The cost for one week of Summer STEAM Experience at UW-Stout is $450.00. This includes four nights in the campus dorms, and all meals from Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon. The fee includes all camp activities, supplies, and instructor time.

The cost for one week of Summer STEAM Experience day camp is $300.00 and this includes 24 hours of classroom instruction, which includes supplies and instructor time. There will be some extra activities and the lunch meal.

How do I know if my child's school is paying for campers?

Scholarships are available through the generosity of the following school districts:

Eau Claire Area School District
Children who live in the Eau Claire district or attend an ECASD school qualify for the ECASD Scholarship which covers the full cost of admission. Please enter the code of ECASD and hit apply when checking out.

School District of Menomonie Area
Campers are able to register as day campers at no cost. The overnight camper fee is $150 for the full camp experience. Students must live within or attend the School District of Menomonie Area to qualify.  Please enter the code of SDMA and hit apply when checking out.

School District of Eleva-Strum Area
Campers are able to register as day campers at no cost. The overnight camper fee is $150 for the full camp experience. Students must live within or attend the School District of Eleva-Strum area to qualify.  Please enter the code of SDES and hit apply when checking out.


Can I pay for camp in installment payments?

Yes, we can do that.  Please email or call 715-232-2793 and ask us to set these up for you.

Refunds and Attendee Substitutions Policy

Refunds will be granted, less a $30 processing fee, upon written request (email is acceptable) through Friday, May 15, 2020. Refunds will not be granted after this date. Substitutions may be made with one-week advance notice.

Program changes and cancellation:
The university reserves the right to make changes in programs and activities or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. Every effort will be made to contact each attendee if a program is not held for any reason. The university's liability is limited to the refund of the program fee.

What should they pack?

Overnight campers will need clothes for overnight and five days of classroom and outdoor activities. Athletic clothes are recommended but not required. All campers will need close-toed shoes which are required for the Ropes Course. Campers are welcome to bring cell phones, devices, laptops, etc. However, classroom activities will utilize campus computers. Check the registration page for a full list.

Are bedding and linens provided?

Yes! Pillows, blankets, linens and towels are provided but you are welcome to bring your own as well.  

Housing Linen Package

What forms does my child need to fill out to attend camp?

Please fill out the 2020 Youth Event Health Form and the Challenge Course Waiver and email, mail, or bring to camp.

For children with food allergies/intolerances, please fill out the Food Allergy-Intolerance Form and email, mail, or bring to camp.

Please send to or

Summer STEAM Experience
Professional Education Programs and Services
221 10th Ave East, Suite 140
Menomonie, WI 54751

When is camper drop-off and pickup?

All campers should arrive and overnight campers will check into the dorms from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Sunday, June 14th. Camp will start at 2:45 pm. Day campers will need to be picked up or leave at 7:30 pm on Sunday and at 4 pm Monday - Wednesday.  Day campers should arrive at 8:35 am Monday - Thursday and will check-in/out with a counselor each day or if a parent/guardian is present they will need to sign them out. Thursday pick-up will follow the Summer STEAM Experience Showcase on Thursday afternoon, June 18th in each track's classroom.  Families are encouraged to attend the Showcase from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Check-out of the Dorms is 5:30 pm.

What is the protocol in case of emergency or injury?


Minor headaches, stomach pain, cramps, and cuts should be reported to the student’s counselor right away. First-aid kits will be available and will be administered by the staff. Camp staff is not allowed to give students any medication unless authorized by the student’s parent, guardian, or medical personnel. Over-the-counter medication can be provided by a nurse or a medical professional, if necessary.

If the health condition is severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention, the Head Counselor and/or the Program Director(s) should take the student to the nearest emergency hospital and notify the parent/guardians immediately. Program Director(s) will hold all emergency medical forms and health insurance information on hand at all times, in case of such emergencies.

All accidents are to be reported to the Program Director and/or Head Counselor. Parents/guardians will be notified of all accidents/incidences that require professional assistance.

Are there arrangements for my child's food allergy

Yes, the UW-Stout Dining Center can accommodate most dietary restrictions and requests. Please note that during the registration process under "Dietary Restrictions and Preferences".

For more information about UW-Stout Dining - please read 'Guidelines for Individuals with Special Food Needs'

Where will they stay and will they have roommates?

All overnight campers and camp counselors will stay in a residence hall on UW-Stout's main campus. Campers can have one roommate request or will be assigned a roommate of the same gender and age.

What kind of activities will be outside of the classroom?

Camp activities will include but are not limited to the UW-Stout's Challenge Course, video and board games, capture the flag, sidewalk chalking, basketball and volleyball, free time for 11th and 12th graders, yoga and more!

What kind of supervision will my child have?

Dedicated, enthusiastic, and experienced camp counselors will be assigned to teams of 10 campers. Counselors will be responsible for their team at all times.  UW-Stout faculty and teaching assistants will be on hand to assist Stout students with instruction during tracks.

What if I need to reach my child?

Please call Denise at 715-232-5022 or the main office at 715-232-2793 during office hours 8-4 pm Monday through Thursday.  For other times please call Rebecca at 715-232-2861. This number will be provided to parents/legal guardians at camper check-in. Students are allowed to bring and use their personal cellphones during evening free time.

What should my child expect & what will they walk away with?

Camp instructors and staff have designed specific tracks and activities for campers to focus on throughout their week:

Campers should expect an intense but fun week of programming, both in and out of the classroom.  Campers will feature their completed work at the Showcase on Thursday afternoon (June 18th, Micheels Atrium) and take home their projects. 

Will they be spending time off campus?

All activities and classroom instruction will be held on the campus of UW-Stout but 11th and 12th graders will have the option to go off campus during select times with counselor supervision.  

What if my child does not want to stay overnight?

The 2020 Summer STEAM Experience camp is also a day camp for those who do not want to stay overnight. The fee for the day camper is $300.00 and the fee for a camper is $450.00.

Disciplinary Policies

The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents/legal guardians, to dismiss any camper during any session for improper conduct, language, dress or attitude which, in the judgment of the Summer STEAM Experience administrative and counseling staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other campers or smooth operation of the camp.

Are E-Cigs/Vaping allowed?

E-Cigs or vaping is not allowed during STEAM Camp and is not allowed on campus. 



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