Youth Programs

Programs Offered:

Young Scholars
July 14-18, 2014

Kids’ Culinary Academy @ UW-L

Cooking: July 21-23, 2014 FULL
Baking: July 24-25, 2014 FULL

All About Learning®/Building Blocks
June 23-26, 2014  
   July 21-24, 2014
   August 4-7, 2014

Archaeology Workshops

Temples & Tombs of the Americas Students entering grades 4-6
June 23, 2014
Introduction to Archaeology
Students entering grades 5-9
June 24, 2014
Middle School Field Experience
Students entering grades 5-9
June 25-26, 2014
Public Archaeology Field Schools (3 and 5 day experiences)
High School & Adult
    Three-day Experience:
 June 23-25, 2014
    Five-day Experience: June 23-27, 2014

ACT® Prep Course
October 4-November 22, 2014

ACT® Prep Course
February 7-March 21, 2015

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 2014 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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