Summer Programs

The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Pre-College Programs
will be offering 3 programs during the summer of 2014. 

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Summer Mentoring, Adventures and Reading Together (S.M.A.R.T)
(entering 1st-8th grade)


A program open to all students entering grades 1 – 8, this program meets for five weeks, two days a week in the afternoons.  Students are provided transportation from their homes to the local library. An assigned mentor (college student) will help them with guided reading, and students will also be exposed to a number of enrichment opportunities within the community.  To celebrate the completion of the program, the group will go on a special field trip.


Deadline to apply for S.M.A.R.T. is May 9, 2014


SMART Brochure  SMART Flier


SMART Registration Form (English) SMART Registration Form (Spanish)

NOTE:  If you are applying for SMART and you are going to 6 grade in the fall

or you are either in middle or high school, you also need to fill out the  following for SMART:

DPI form (English)            DPI form (Spanish)



Mississippi River Summer Adventure – Introductory (entering 7th-10th grade)
The Mississippi River Summer Adventure – introductory Camp is a residential, week long program for students entering grades 7 through 10.  Participants learn elements of math and science while developing skills in various areas including team building, outdoor adventures, collaborative thinking, and exploration.

Mississippi River Summer Adventure – Advance (entering 9th-12th grade)
The Mississippi River Summer Adventure – Advanced Camp is a residential, week long program for students entering grades 9 through 12.  Participants travel to northern Wisconsin to camp, hike and canoe while exploring non-violent social change, conflict resolution strategies, leadership training and cultural sharing workshops.  In addition to these great outdoor adventures, students visit a college campus and complete a service project.


Deadline to apply for MRA is May 9, 2014


NOTE: Please include a copy of the students grades for the 2013-2014 school year (1st & 2nd quarters, at least)


MRA brochure  MRA Registration Forms   Formularios en espanol


Questions can be directed to: (608) 785-8225 or email Monica Yang



University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

1725 State Street, 1101 Centennial Hall

La Crosse, WI 54601