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SUMMER CAMPS

Summer Camps 2020 registration Coming Soon! 

The registration link  will appear below  at 8 am on Monday, February 3rd.

Hands-on summer camp options for middle school and high school students. We offer a variety of high-tech, engaging summer camp options for middle school and high school students, all at a reasonable cost. 

Please note: Camp content is often repeated from year-to-year. 

Important Information for Parents 

  • Payment for each camp is due upon registration. Online payment can be made by credit card, debit card, or with a PayPal account. 
  • Arrival/Drop-Off Policy: Parents need to bring children directly to the camp classroom and pick them up there at the end of every day. Children should not be dropped off more than 15 minutes prior to the start of camp and need to be picked up within 15 minutes of the completion of the camp.  Children cannot be left unattended on the college premises. College Policy (PDF)

Detailed Camp Information for Parents (PDF)


2020 Summer Camps

Listed Alphabetically

Ag Discovery Camp | Ages 12-15

Ag Discovery Camp is a camp designed to explore careers in plant and animal science, agribusiness and much more! The program allows students to have hands-on experience on a college campus and learn about agriculture from veterinarians, instructors and administrative professionals who work for the college in a variety of fields. Students will learn about animal health, humane care and treatment of animals and plant science.

Ages: 12-15
Date: July 6-7
Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Appleton Campus, Service Motor Company Agriculture Center 117A&B
Cost: $100

Animal Agriculture in the 21st Century | Ages 11-16

Animal Agriculture in the 21st Century is a camp that will explore animal production agriculture including trends and practices in dairy, meat, fiber, and companion animal husbandry. Faculty from our animal science and vet tech programs will allow participants to explore hands on activities at the Appleton Service Motors Agriculture center and a local robotic dairy farm.

Ages: 11-16
Date: July 14
Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Appleton Campus, Service Motor Company Agriculture Center 117A&B
Cost: $50

Adult and Child Small Engine Maintenance | Ages 12-14

Learn how to maintain and repair small two and four stroke engines used on today's outdoor power equipment. Bring in your lawn mower or other small engine equipment that you and your son or daughter can work on together. We will learn how to sharpen and balance blades, complete oil changes and tune up your engines.

Ages: 12-14
Date: July 28-29  
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: FVTC Appleton Campus, Service Motor Company Agriculture Center AG122, AG124 and AG130
Cost: $80 per child (no cost to adult participants)

CSI Adventure Camp  |  Ages 12-18

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, how to search, identify, document, collect and preserve evidence at crime scenes through lecture and practical hands-on applications.

This training experience and adventure includes, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan to attend both Cop Camp and CSI camp, please note that one day of Cop Camp focuses on Forensics. As a result, some of the content will be duplicated. 

Ages: 12-18
Date: June 15-19
Time: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Public Safety Training Center – PS118
Cost: $85

Cop Camp  |  Ages 14-18

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 make a traffic stop, be a part of a SWAT Team and ride-a-long in a squad car. You will also have an opportunity to tour a local police department, meet real police officers and have a whole lot of fun.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One day of Cop Camp focuses on Forensics. If you plan to attend both Cop Camp and CSI camp, please note that some of the content will be duplicated.   

Ages: 14-18
Date: June 22-24
Time: Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Public Safety Training Center PS104
Cost: $75

Diesel Technician Camp  |  Ages 12-18

This camp will allow students to learn about careers in heavy-duty diesel over the road truck repair. Students will gain hands-on experience working in a heavy truck repair shop. You will also have an opportunity to tour a local shop, meet real Technicians and have a lot of fun.

Age: 12-18
Date: July 14-15
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Appleton Campus J.J. Keller Transportation Building T119
Cost: $50

Drive Safe and Plant Crazy  |  Ages 10-14

Learn how to drive several pieces of landscape equipment and explore many great garden "Hacks" that turn Trash into Treasure.

Age:10-14
Date: June 9-10
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Appleton Campus Service Motor Company Agriculture Center Ag111
Cost: $25

Fire Camp  |  Ages 10-13

Challenge yourself, make new friends and learn about the EMS and firefighter life: Join us for this outstanding middle school firefighting camp! Get hands-on experiences by performing tasks and training exercises alongside local firefighters and get a sneak peek behind the scenes at a local fire department.

Ages: 10-13
Date: June 8-10
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Public Safety Training Center PS157
Cost: $100

Girls in the Shop  |  Ages 13-18

Girls - Explore and learn about welding and metal fabrication at the new Wautoma Regional Center. Learn basic welding skills and the process of completing a welding and metal working project that you get to keep. A tour with a local manufacturer rounds out this 3-day camp geared towards female students.

Ages: 13-18
Date: June 15-18 
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Wautoma Regional Center 109 and 111
Cost: $59 (Full scholarships available, based on economic need.)

GirlTech  |  Ages 9-13

Participate in hands-on activities with computers, welding, science and much more, all taught by professional women. Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt, daily snacks and take-home projects.

Ages: 9-13
Date: July 13-17
Time: 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Appleton Main Campus E130AB
Cost: $55

Grilling, Smoking and BBQ  |  Ages 14-18

In this course, students will learn to “tame the flame” as we grill, smoke and BBQ different products on various types of outdoor grills. This course is intended for the serious student that has a sincere interest in pursuing a career in culinary arts and food preparation. “If you’re not burnin’, you’re not learnin’”so sign up for this camp right away! Registration for this camp is “hot” so don’t delay or you’ll get “smoked” and miss your opportunity!

Ages: 14-18
Date: July 13-16
Time: 8: a.m.-Noon
Location: Appleton Main Campus E157
Cost: $100

Healthcare Immersion Camp-OSHKOSH   |  Ages 11-14

The purpose of this camp is to expose participants to basic healthcare knowledge, skills and tasks performed by various healthcare professionals. Participants will participate in exciting hands-on experiences. Sessions will include learning and practicing first aid skills, communicating with 911, infection control, taking vital signs and an introduction to a healthcare simulator (Human Patient Simulation).

Ages: 11-14
Date: June 23  
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus 209/211 and 220/222
Cost: $55

Healthcare Immersion Camp-WAUTOMA   |  Ages 11-14

The purpose of this camp is to expose participants to basic healthcare knowledge, skills and tasks performed by various healthcare professionals. Participants will participate in exciting hands-on experiences. Sessions will include learning and practicing first aid skills, communicating with 911, infection control, taking vital signs and an introduction to a healthcare simulator (Human Patient Simulation).

Ages: 11-14
Date: July 16
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Wautoma Regional Center Nursing Lab
Cost: $55

Japanese Language and Culture  |  Ages 12-18

Practice Japanese language through intuitive, interactive and visually engaging activities. The camp utilizes technology to accelerate language learning. Interact with and learn authentic Japanese culture from a native speaking language instructor. Accommodates beginning language levels.

Ages: 12-18
Date: June 8-12  
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Appleton Main Campus
Cost: $70

Kids’ Passport to the World  |  Ages 11-16

Get ready to travel the world by exploring six foreign languages: German, Italian, Spanish, French, Latin and Greek. During this camp, you will learn the basics of both modern and ancient languages, discover new cultures and taste different cuisines through crafts, songs, in- and outdoor games and hands-on cooking!

Ages: 11-16
Date: June 22-26
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Appleton Main Campus E130AB
Cost: $70

Metal Form and Fusion  |  Ages 14-18 

Summer camp for high school aged students to explore the design, forming and welding of metal. Students will participate in the production of a metal project they can take with them at the completion of the camp. Field trips to local metal manufacturing facilities and exposure to these careers will complete the camp experience.

Ages: 14-18
Date: July 21-23 
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: FVTC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC), Oshkosh 112
Cost: $65 (Full scholarships available, based on economic need.)

Power of Manufacturing  |  Ages 13-16

Summer camp for girls and boys in grades 8 – 10. Participants will design and construct a metal working project that they will keep. Learn about computer-aided design, welding, CNC operations & much more. Field trips to local manufacturing facilities and exposure to these careers will complete the camp experience.

Ages: 13-16
Date: August 4-6
Times: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Appleton Main Campus F184
Cost: $65 (Full scholarships available, based on economic need.) 

Russian Language and Culture  |  Ages 10-18

Learn Basic Russian and interact with native Russian Speaker. Explore cultural traditions through arts and crafts. Practice traditional Russian painting techniques. Enjoy folklore, music, and culinary art.

Ages: 10-18
Date: August 3-7
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Appleton Main Campus G233
Cost: $70

Technology Camp-Appleton  |  Ages 13-18

Take part in hands-on activities in various areas of Information Technology. This will include Computer Security using a Rubber Ducky, Sphero gyro-ball programming, exploring the Internet of Things, and more.

Ages: 13-18
Date: June 15-18
Time: 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Location: Appleton Main Campus C160B
Cost: $25

TECHNOLOGY CAMP-oshkosh |  AGES 13-18

Take part in hands-on activities in various areas of Information Technology. This will include Computer Security using a Rubber Ducky, Sphero gyro-ball programming, exploring the Internet of Things, and more.

Ages: 13-18
Date: June 15-18
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: Oshkosh Riverside Campus 133, 135, 110D and 110E
Cost: $25

Welding Garden Art  |  Ages 13-18

This camp teaches students the basics of welding and fabricating to make their own unique take-home welded garden art project. Students should come to camp with some ideas about what kind of project they would like to make, and should bring any specific materials that they may like to use with their project. FVTC will provide a general supply of metals and suggested projects to choose from as well. Emphasis will be placed on creating project portfolio documentation to prepare 4H students for county fair entry. Please work with your 4H director to ensure that your plans are submitted by the appropriate due dates.

Ages: 13-18
Date: June 8-10
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Wautoma Regional Center 111
Cost: $59

Wheels on Fire!  |  Ages 12-16

Put the pedal to the floor and let the rubber burn! Welcoming all campers ages 12 to 16 to join us in four days of fun at camp “Wheels on Fire”! Campers will assemble, personalize and take home their very own RC cars! Additionally, campers will assemble a 90 ft 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.

Age: 12-16
Dates: July 14-17
Time: Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m-3:30 p.m., Friday: 8-11:30 a.m.
Location: Appleton Campus, J.J. Keller Transportation Building T113
Cost: $90

For More Information:

Jennifer Fuerst
Coordinator K-12 Partnerships
920-560-1439  | fuerst@fvtc.edu