Youth Programs

Programs Offered:

ACT® Prep Course
February 7-March 21, 2015

Egypt - Students entering grades 4-6
July 20, 2015

Public Archaeology Field Schools (3 and 5 day experiences) - High School & Adult

  • Three-day Experience: July 20–22, 2015
  • Five-day Experience: July 20–24, 2015

Introduction to Archaeology - Students entering grades 5-9
July 21, 2015

Middle School Field Experience - Students entering grades 5-9
July 22–23, 2015

2015 Dates to be determined:

All About Learning/Building Blocks

Boys Science Exploration

Environmental Explorers

Girls in Science

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Kids Culinary Academy

USA Cycling

Young Scholars

STEM Portal

In the NEWS: Students learn engineering skills a brick at a time ~ La Crosse Tribune 7/17/2013

Students who attended LEGO university at UW-L win aircraft carriers ~ UW-L News 9/16/2013
Twenty-two students who attended LEGO University, a four-day summer course at UW-La Crosse in July, have walked away with more than learning and fun — they’re winners in a LEGO kit contest. The campers will receive a BanBao Marine flagship LEGO kit that contains 3,016 pieces and retails for $300.

Picture of scholarship burst.Scholarships

Continuing Education and Extension Scholarships for most summer Youth Programs (excluding Public Archaeology Field Schools-multi-age) are available. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to families with less than $40,000 annual income. Scholarships are good for one program per year and do not include supply/equipment fees. Print a 2015 Scholarship Application form or call 608.785.6508 or for more information.

MVAC Scholarships Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center may be able to offer several students financial assistance to attend the archaeology programs. Scholarships will be awarded based on interest in archaeology, financial need and grade point average. For information about receiving youth financial assistance call 608.785.8454 or

Miscellaneous Youth Forms

Health History/Medication/Waiver Form (2 page PDF) Parents must complete BOTH sides.
Climbing Wall Waiver Form (1 page PDF)

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