Registration will open on or before February 1, 2019!

Girls in Science
An overnight science camp for girls entering grades 6–8
June 23–24, 2018 | UW-La Crosse

Celebrating our 20th year!

This camp encourages girls' interests in science and math by giving them hands-on learning and activities in an environment that is supportive, enriching and—most importantly—fun! The girls work with UW-La Crosse faculty and staff who encourage experimentation, investigation and involvement in the fields of math and science. 

  • hands-on experiments
  • your choice from nine workshops
  • taught by university faculty and staff
  • full campus experience with overnight stay

In addition to the activities, the girls experience a college campus, an overnight stay in a residence hall, campus meals, and social activities with peer students, university student assistants and faculty.

Participants are assigned three workshops, one on Saturday and two on Sunday, based on their workshop rankings. Workshop assignments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. We try our best to assign each student one of their top choices, but class size limitations do not always make this possible.

  • Students are expected to stay overnight in the residence hall and participate in evening activities.
  • Parent lodging information: contact the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800.658.9424 or www.explorelacrosse.com for lodging information.

Residence halls and supervision:

UW-La Crosse alumni serve as counselors and are responsible for the supervision of the students outside class time. They develop a spirited atmosphere, lead them in activities, and ensure adherence to safety rules and other regulations. Additionally, all residence halls have adult residence assistants trained as counselors. The student-to-counselor ratio is approximately 10:1. Students need to bring all personal items. Sheets, blanket, pillow and pillowcase are provided. Residence halls feature TVs, room refrigerators, lounges and game rooms.


Participants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as limited accident insurance is provided by UW-La Crosse.


For questions or additional information contact 608.785.6500 or conted@uwlax.edu.

Continuing Education and Extension | UW-La Crosse 
1725 State Street | 205 Morris Hall 
La Crosse, WI 54601 

Susan Kelly, Ph.D.
Science Director

Special thanks to:

UWL Continuing Education and Extension
UWL College of Science and Health
Mississippi Valley Gifted and Talented Network 
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium  
Gundersen Health System  
Bosshard Parke Law Firm

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