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Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Camp for Girls


What is STEPS for Girls?

Science Technology and Engineering Preview at UW-Stout for Girls (STEPS) is a one-week introduction to the exciting world of science, technology and engineering. Campers participate in a variety of workshops that give them hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and processes. Outstanding professors from the Engineering, Technology, and Sciences programs at UW-Stout teach the workshops. Campers also enjoy activities such as bowling, swimming, a pizza party, and karaoke. Camp counselors will supervise all activities.

An example of program activities during the week includes designing, manufacturing, and piloting a radio controlled boat. Campers will photograph and write articles about their activities that they will combine at the end of the week to create a Newsletter in our modern Graphic Communications Laboratory.



The camp is designed for girls between their 6th and 7th grade in school. Campers must have the consent of their parent(s) or guardians to enroll. An interest in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering & Math is a plus, but not required.


*Please Note the 2009 Camp is full and is no longer taking applications.*

Click here for STEPS application information.


There will be four one-week sessions. Forty campers will be enrolled in each session.

July 5 -9, 2009
July 12 - 16, 2009
July 19 -23, 2009
July 26 - 30, 2009
Advanced STEPS:

June 15 - 29, 2009


University of Wisconsin – Stout campus in Menomonie, Wisconsin.


A residence hall room, on a secure floor, is provided for the entire week (two campers per room). Counselors stay with the campers in a ratio of one counselor and one junior counselor for every ten girls. The camp provides all meals. Coin operated laundry facilities are available in the residence hall.


The 40 campers each week are organized into four 10-girl teams, each led by a female counselor and a junior counselor. Several women students work as assistants in the laboratories.



$325.00 per camper. Full Scholarships will be available for those applicants who can document participation in school free or reduced lunch programs.