Summer Camps

 

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Thank you for your interest in summer camps at Fox Valley Tech! 

Planning is underway for summer 2024. Watch for information to become available in January 2024, with registration available beginning February 1, 2024. 

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Please note: Payment for each camp is due upon registration. Online payment can be made by credit card,debit card, or with a PayPal account. If you are unable to pay with these methods, please email: Amanda Martzahl or call 920-996-2803

Wait List Sign Up: We're sorry we can't serve the volume of interest for all the Fox Valley Tech Summer Camps events we offer. However, sometimes plans change and a spot for an event that was full opens up. If you'd like to express your interest in an event which has already reached its capacity, please add your info below.

2024 Camps (listed by date)

CSI Adventure Camp | Ages 14-18 | June 10-14

Students will learn from real crime scene investigators and get practical hands-on applications along with experience with criminal investigations. Students will learn and apply as a team and build individual knowledge and confidence in how to manage a crime scene, and how to search, identify, document, collect and preserve evidence at crime scenes through lectures and practical hands-on applications. This training experience and adventure include, but is not limited to the following: Impression evidence (fingerprints, footwear, tool marks)-practical hands-on applications; Use of an Alternate Light Source-practical hands-on applications; Trace evidence (hairs, fibers, paint, building materials)- practical hands-on applications DNA and biologicals- practical hands-on applications; Crime scene scenario’s- practical hands-on applications and Courtroom testimony- practical hands-on applications.

Date: June 10-14
Ages: 14-18
Time: June 10-13: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., June 14: 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Public Safety Training Center – PS118
Cost: $125

LYT2E - Linking Youth to Technical Education | Ages 12-16 | June 10-14

PLEASE NOTE: This camp is made possible at no charge to families, thanks to DPI grant funding. Due to DPI regulations, registration for these camps requires a paper registration form. Please contact Diversity & Inclusion Services at (920) 735-4825 for more information or assistance registering for a camp. 


This youth camp provides high-level exploration in technical education with a focus on campus engagement, and representation, and includes culturally relevant practices. Camp LYT2E serves Black/African American 6th-10th graders enrolled in any of the 28 school districts served by Fox Valley Technical College.

Age: 12-16
Dates: June 10-14
Cost: Free

H.E.R.O. - Hmong Exploring Real Opportunities | Ages 12-16 | June 17-21

PLEASE NOTE: This camp is made possible at no charge to families, thanks to DPI grant funding. Due to DPI regulations, registration for these camps requires a paper registration form. Please contact Diversity & Inclusion Services at (920) 735-4825 for more information or assistance registering for a camp. 


Camp H.E.R.O. is designed specifically for Hmong students entering grades 6-10. Participants learn about careers through hands-on, interactive sessions such as digital fabrication, paralegal careers, public safety, aircraft piloting, culinary arts, advanced manufacturing, health care, and many others. Students develop self-esteem and leadership skills through daily journaling, presentations, peer-to-peer contact, and a final graduation ceremony.

Age: 12-16
June 17-21
Cost: Free

Cop Camp | Ages 14-18 | June 18-19

So, you think you may want to be a police officer someday? Maybe you are curious as to what being a police officer is like? Even if you answer “No” to both of those questions, but you are looking for something that is fun and interesting…Cop Camp is for you! In Cop Camp you will have the chance to be a part of a SWAT Team and ride-a-long on our Emergency Vehicle Operations course and learn how to process evidence and take fingerprints. You will also have an opportunity to tour a local police department, meet real police officers and have a whole lot of fun. 

Participants should wear tennis shoes to actively participate in the camp.

Ages: 14-18
Date: June 18-19
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: FVTC Public Safety Training Center, Room PS106
Cost: $65

Wheels on Fire! | Ages 12-15 | June 18-20 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

Put the pedal to the floor and let the rubber burn! Welcoming students ages 12 to 15 to join us in a multifaceted experience called "Wheels on Fire". Assemble, personalize and take home your very own RC car! Additionally, learner will assemble a 90 foot drag racing track, work with industrial equipment including sensors and PanelViews to measure, calculate and display race stats. Finally, individuals will compete against each other by racing their personalized RC cars, as well as, an alternative car designed using an angle-grinder. Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

Age: 12-15
Dates: June 18-20
Time: 8:30 a.m-3 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus, J.J. Keller Transportation Building, Room T180
Cost: $125

Machining Adventures | Ages 13-18 | June 19-20 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

This camp will cover what it takes to make something from beginning to end. It will touch on the design process, the machining process, and the assembly process. Participants will leave with an item they have created from start to finish.

Ages: 13-18
June 19-20
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus, Room F125 & F162 (use Entrance 4)
Cost: $45

Basic Fire Camp | Ages 11-16 | June 24-27 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

The Basic Fire Camp will introduce different facets of the fire service with hands on participation of firefighting skills. The participant will also tour multiple fire departments in the Fox Valley and talk with current fire fighters.

Ages: 11-16
Date: June 24-27
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: FVTC Public Safety Training Center, Room PS157
Cost:$100

L.E.T.T.I.E. - Latina Empowered Through Transformative Ideas in Education | Ages 12-16 | June 24-28

PLEASE NOTE: This camp is made possible at no charge to families, thanks to DPI grant funding. Due to DPI regulations, registration for these camps requires a paper registration form. Please contact Diversity & Inclusion Services at (920) 735-4825 for more information or assistance registering for a camp. 


L.E.T.T.I.E. is designed for Hispanic girls entering grades 6-10. The camp helps participants see career options in various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs. 

L.E.T.T.I.E.'s five-day camp offers academic improvement, career exploration, and personal enrichment in order to close the achievement gap between Hispanic girls and their peers. L.E.T.T.I.E. camp gives these girls and their parents the necessary information, knowledge, and confidence to envision college after high school. Participants' families are invited to participate in the full program, which includes tours of the college, sessions on financial aid, and a graduation ceremony that recognizes the students' efforts.

Age: 12-16
Date: June 24-28
Cost: Free

 

Diesel Technology Camp | Ages 12-18 | July 9-10 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

Learn about careers in heavy-duty diesel truck repair. Students will gain hands-on, minds-on experience working in a heavy truck repair shop. Camp includes a day spent working in a local heavy truck repair facility, meet real Technicians, and have a lot of fun!  

Age: 12-18
Date: July 9-10
Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus J.J. Keller Transportation Building, Room T121
Cost: $10

Tech Voyagers – A Summer Camp for Young IT | CAMP FULL Explorers! | Ages 11-14 | July 15-17

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

A journey into the heart of IT exploration, where young minds discover, create, and connect in a dynamic and supportive environment. Join us for three days of tech-filled excitement! 

Ages: 11-14
Dates: July 15-17
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus
Cost: $40

Wheels on Fire! | Ages 12-15 | July 16-18 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

Put the pedal to the floor and let the rubber burn! Welcoming students ages 12 to 15 to join us in a multifaceted experience called "Wheels on Fire". Assemble, personalize and take home your very own RC car! Additionally, learner will assemble a 90 foot drag racing track, work with industrial equipment including sensors and PanelViews to measure, calculate and display race stats. Finally, individuals will compete against each other by racing their personalized RC cars, as well as, an alternative car designed using an angle-grinder. Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

Age: 12-15
Dates: July 16-18
Time: 8:30 a.m-3 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus, J.J. Keller Transportation Building, Room T180
Cost: $125

GirlTech | Ages 9-13 | July 22-26

GirlTech offers middle school girls the opportunity to explore occupations in technology so each participant may expand her vision of future education and career paths. GirlTech places particular emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers along with occupations where females are typically a minority (non-traditional occupations). At the culmination of the week-long camp, the girls leave GirlTech with increased enthusiasm for learning and heightened confidence in their abilities.

Participate in hands-on, minds-on STEM activities including welding, soldering, engineering, and computer programming and much more. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, daily snacks, and take-home projects.

Ages: 9-13
Date: July 22-26
Time: 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Appleton Main Campus, Room A170A/B (use Entrance 16)
Cost: $55

Automotive Experience | Ages 9-18 | July 24 or July 25 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

Learn about life in the world of automotive repair, tour our state-of-the-art facility and then onto the fun stuff…high tech cars and trucks and equipment to play with.

Ages: 9-18
Date: July 24 OR July 25
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton, J.J. Keller Transportation Center, Room T115
Cost: $10

Advanced Fire Camp | Ages 12-18 | July 29-August 1

The advanced Fire Camp is a continuation of the basic fire camp giving the participant more advanced experience in the fire service. The participant will participate in firefighting training evolutions.

Ages: 12-18
Date: July 29-August 1
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: FVTC Public Safety Training Center, Room PS157
Cost: $100

Adult and Child Small Engine Maintenance | Ages 9-18 | August 5-6 | CAMP FULL

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this camp is currently closed.

Learn about small engine repair and maintenance while doing hands activities with your equipment you bring in. New this year students will have an opportunity to operate a robotic mower and learn about new electronic technology entering the outdoor power equipment and powersports industries.

Ages: 9-18
August 5-6
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus, Service Motor Company Agriculture Center AG122, AG124 and AG130
Cost: $85 per child (no cost to adult participants)

Junior Achievement Summer Camps 

Fox Valley Technical College has partnered with Junior Achievement to provide additional learning opportunities to students in our community. JA’s curriculum is proven to increase students’ knowledge of topics related to personal finance, work and career-readiness, and entrepreneurship. Their age-appropriate programs are designed for students in grades K through 12.

JA BizTown Summer Camp | Ages 9-13  | Two Sessions Available 

June 17-21 |  LEARN MORE 

July 15-19  |  LEARN MORE 

Contact Us


Jennifer Van Thiel
Manager K-12 Partnerships
P: 920-560-1439

Kamala Mischler
Articulation Specialist K-12 Partnerships
P: 920-735-2563

Amanda Martzahl
Career Discovery and K12 Partnership Specialist
P: 920-996-2803