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Summer Mentoring, Adventures and Reading Together (S.M.A.R.T)

Recipient of the 2010 State Superintendent's "Standing up for Rural Communities, Libraries and Schools" Award

SMART Field Trip to MN Zoo

Number of Spots:

  • 20 (La Crosse and Holmen - Mondays and Wednesdays) 
  • 20 (Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton - Tuesdays and Thursdays)

A program open to all students entering grades 1-8, this program meets for four weeks, two days a week in the afternoons. Students are provided transportation from their homes to the local library. 

Participants will

  • Be assigned a mentor (college student) who help them with guided reading
  • Be exposed to a number of enrichment opportunities within the community
  • Learn more about public libraries and their services  

SMART 2018 Dates: TBD

For more information, please view our S.M.A.R.T. brochure. To apply, please complete one of the following applications online: SMART Registration Form (English). Paper format is also available: English.

NOTE: If you are applying for SMART and you are going to 6th 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), or DPI form (Spanish).

Space is limited. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Applications received after deadline will be put on waiting list.


Mississippi River Summer Adventures – Introductory Camp

Number of Spots: 35

The Mississippi River Summer Adventure – introductory Camp is a residential, week long program for students entering grades 7 through 9.  

Participants will

  • Learn elements of math and science 
  • Develop team building, outdoor adventures, collaborative thinking, and exploration skills

Mississippi River Summer Adventures - Leadership & Intercultural Development (LID) Camp

MRA Advanced Camp

Number of Spots: 25

The Mississippi River Summer Adventure – LID Camp is a residential, week long program for students entering grades 10 through 12. 

Participants will

  • Explore leadership development training and intercultural identity development workshops 
  • Travel to camp, hike and/or canoe
  • Visit a college campus

MRA 2018 Dates: TBD

For more information, please view our MRA brochure. To apply, please complete the MRA registration form (English) or Formularios en espanol.

NOTE: Please include a copy of the student’s grades for the 2017-2018 school year (minimum GPA requirement is 2.5). 

Space is limited. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Applications received after deadline will be put on waiting list.

A completed application should include:

MRA Introductory

  • Registration Form (make sure you select your t-shirt size)
  • Copy of 2017-2018 Transcript or Report Card
  • Camp/Event Consent Form
  • Participant Contract
  • Consent of Medication Administration
  • Health Questionnaire
  • DPI Scholarship Application (if family qualifies for free and reduced lunch)
  • Personal Statement
MRA LID
  • Registration Form (make sure you select your t-shirt size)
  • Copy of 2017-2018 Transcript or Report Card
  • Camp/Event Consent Form
  • Participant Contract
  • Consent of Medication Administration
  • Health Questionnaire
  • DPI Scholarship Application (if family qualifies for free and reduced lunch)
  • Personal Statement
  • Physical Activity Questionnaire

 Questions can be directed to: 608.785.8225 or email Teigen Haye at thaye@uwlax.edu

SEND ALL FORMS TO:

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Precollege Program
1725 State Street, 1101 Centennial Hall
La Crosse, WI 54601