Outreach

Youth Enrichment Programs


Summer Youth Enrichment Camps

youthWith the participation of Western Illinois University (WIU) faculty, staff, and the help of student counselors, the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach (SAO) provides youth with unique hands–on learning opportunities that will transform the way they think about their future. These high-quality and academically challenging summer camps have been serving youth for more than 30 years.

Summer Camps 2018 (Macomb)

Our programs now offer an exclusive early bird special for registrants who wish to sign up for our summer programs.  Early bird 10% discount pricing is only valid   now until March 15th, 2018.    After early bird sign up, participants will be required to pay the full program cost.

  • The Amazing World of Agriculture: Farm Animal Frenzy (Grades 4-8), June 4-8, 2018

     

    THE PROGRAM

    Back by popular demand, "The Amazing World of Agriculture" will dive hooves first into the world of animal science in the summer of 2018! Western Illinois University’s  School of Agriculture  , has partnered with the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach,  University of Illinois Extension , and the  McDonough County Farm Bureau  to provide this exciting opportunity.

    ACTIVITIES (Details coming soon!)

    Breeding

    Food & Fiber Production 

    Behavior

    Production/Industry/Management

    Degree Plans

    Career Opportunities

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Registration: Enrollment is limited to 20 students who are admitted on a first-come, first served basis. The full $200 commuter registration fee includes tuition, supplies, all activities, transportation and lunches.Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Registration forms, with payment information, can be completed online at wiu.edu/sao/outreach/youth_enrichment/youthmain.php, mailed to Study Abroad & Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks should be made payable to Western Illinois University.

    Payment: The full commuter fee is $200. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan may send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program.

    Refund Policy: WIU reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants will be notified and fees will be refunded. A $50 fee will be charged to participants who cancel after Monday, May 14, 2018. No refunds will be made on or after Monday,May 28, 2018.

    Location: The program is a commuter program on the WIU-Macomb campus. Classes are held both on and off campus and meet Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Students can be dropped off starting at 7:45 a.m. and need to be picked up by 3 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up locations will vary by day.

    Medical/ADA Compliance: Students do not qualify for University health care. Parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage. Western Illinois University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad and Outreach staff know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

    Further Information: For further information, call the Office Study Abroad and Outreach office at (309) 298-1911 or toll free at (866) 933-8964.

    Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.



  • Art: Colorful Minds & Creative Hands (Grades 4-6, COMMUTER), July 22-27, 2018

     

     

    THE PROGRAM

    Western Illinois University’s summer art program is specifically designed to stimulate and challenge gifted and talented students, fourth-eighth grades, in an intensive week of art study. Under the guidance of WIU faculty, and local artists, students will have the opportunity to expand their skills and explore new ideas. During their stay at Western, students will also enjoy extracurricular activities, such as swimming, indoor/outdoor games and movies. Students will be supervised by faculty and carefully selected resident counselors to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on campus. Western’s summer art program has a long record of success and introduces students to the university environment.

    ACTIVITIES

    Drawing: Using various media, students will review the basics of two-dimensional design and explore such concepts as proportion, perspective, measuring, spontaneity and the character of a line.

    Painting: Explore new techniques in watercolor as we create individualized functional artwork. Join us this summer as we paint through the year.

    Airbrush: This portion of the program will introduce basic-level techniques used to create a variety of effects for illustration.

    Computer Art: Using interactive software, students will examine the many capabilities of the computer and learn how to create through this medium. Students will use software in conjunction with the Internet and their own images to develop a series of illustrations intended to serve as a personal statement by each individual.

    Three-Dimensional Expression: Participants will use various approaches, such as carving, molding or assembling, to create their own unique 3D sculptures. An array of materials and artistic tools will be introduced to the students while discussing the artistic concepts of repetition, movement, negative space, texture and refining of a finished piece.

    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    Registration: Enrollment is limited to 50 students per session who are admitted on a
    first-come, first-served basis. The $525 residential registration fee for session 2 includes tuition, supplies, all scheduled extra-curricular activities, over-night lodging and meals. The $435 commuter registration fee for session 1 includes tuition, supplies and lunches. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Commuter students of the first session have all of the privileges of residential students except for lodging, breakfast, and supper.  Registration forms, with payment can be mailed to Study Abroad & Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks should be made payable to Western Illinois University.

    Payment: The full residential registration fee is $525. The full commuter registration fee is $435. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan may send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program. A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded. To inquire about the partial scholarships, need-based assistance, or payment plan options, please contact the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach at (309) 298-1911.

    Accommodations: Residential participants of the second session will stay in Corbin/Olson Residence Hall on the Macomb campus of Western Illinois University. Classes are held at Garwood Hall, the University’s Department of Art facility. All activities are supervised by faculty and resident counselors to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the University campus.

    Medical/ADA Compliance: Students do not qualify for university health care, so parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage. Western is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad & Outreach know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to program start date.

    Further Information: For further information, call the Study Abroad and Outreach Office at (309) 298-1911 or toll free at (866) 933-8964.


    Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color,
    sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

    REFUND POLICY

    Western Illinois University reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants will be notified and fees are refunded. A $50 fee is charged to participants who cancel after Monday, June 4, 2018. No refunds will be made on or after Monday, June 11, 2018.

  • Exploring Harry Potter (Grades 5-7), June 25-28, 2018

     

    THE PROGRAM

    Western Illinois University’s (WIU) summer Harry Potter program is specifically designed to stimulate and challenge students who read and enjoy the Harry Potter series. Under the guidance of members of WIU’s English and chemistry departments and local artists, students can expand their enjoyment of the Harry Potter series while at the same time gaining valuable skills in literature, writing, science and art.

    PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

    Program is open to fifth, sixth and seventh graders who have read the first book of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.” Registrants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should have sufficient curiosity, motivation, achievement level and maturity to benefit from the program. Enrollment is limited to 24 students, so please register early.

    ACTIVITIES (Details Coming Soon!)

    Literature

    Writing

    Science

    Art 

    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    Registration: Enrollment is limited to 24 students who are admitted on a firstcome, first-served basis. The full $325 commuter registration fee includes tuition, supplies, all scheduled extra-curricular activities and lunches. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Registration forms, with payment information, can be completed online at wiu.edu/sao/outreach/youth_enrichment/youthmain.php, mailed to Study Abroad & Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks are to be made payable to Western Illinois University.

    Payment: The full commuter fee is $325. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan may send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program.


    Refund Policy: WIU reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants will be notified and fees will be refunded. A $50 fee will be charged to participants who cancel after Monday, June 11, 2018. No refunds will be made on or after Monday, June 18 2018.


    Location: The program is a commuter program on the WIU-Macomb campus. Classes are held on campus and meet Monday through Thursday. Medical/ADA Compliance: Students do not qualify for University health care. Parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage. Western Illinois University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad and Outreach staff know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to the program start date.


    Further Information: For further information, call the Office Study Abroad and Outreach office at (309) 298-1911 or toll free at (866) 933-8964.


    Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigations (Grades 10 & Up), June 24-28, 2018

     

    THE PROGRAM

    Are you fascinated by crime scene investigations? Do you want to learn how detectives solve crimes, interview individuals, detect deception, and analyze evidence? Then come participate in this interactive hands on experience with a former FBI agent, ISP, and professional crime scene and criminal justice professionals. You will participate in several criminal investigations, including  the investigation and trial of a street robbery/homicide case. You will collect evidence, recover drugs, compare ballistic and fingerprint specimens, analyze blood spatter, draw crime scene sketches and write basic reports. You will learn about the use of informants and how undercover operations are handled. You will practice the craft of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects and develop skills in detecting deception. As the case develops, you will learn about and select a jury, act as witness, testify before the court, play the roles of prosecution and defense attorneys, and decide the fate of the suspected perpetrator.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    Top faculty from WIU’s School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, coordinate the instructional portion of the program. Participants experience interactive exposure to the University environment with hands-on activities.

    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    Payment: The full  residential fee for the 4 day program is $395. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan may send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program.

    Refund Policy: Western Illinois University reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants are notified and fees are refunded. A $50 fee is charged participants who cancel after June 9, 2017. No refunds will be made on or after July 16, 2017.

    Location: The program is a residential program on the WIU-Macomb campus. Students are lodged in Corbin/Olson Residence Hall. Classes are held in Stipes Hall and a few other locations on campus. They meet Monday through Thursday. 

    Medical/ADA Compliance: Students do not qualify for University healthcare. Parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage. Western Illinois University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad and Outreach staff know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

    Further Information: For further information, call the Office Study Abroad and Outreach office at (309) 298-1911 or toll free at (866) 933-8964. Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

  • Discovering the World Through Science (Grades 9-12), July 8-13, 2018

     

    THE PROGRAM

    Discovering the World through Science” is a unique summer camp opportunity for 9th -12th graders with an interest in science who want to explore careers in various scientific fields.  This week-long program provides hands-on scientific activities in a variety of disciplines. Including biologychemistrygeology/paleontologymathematicsneurosciencegeography/meteorologynursing, and physics/astronomy.  The camp, emphasizes the collaborative nature of the sciences in today’s technology-oriented world. Instructors are highly-experienced scientists, mathematicians, and nurses. This program truly brings science to life through the hands of participants.

    ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE

    PHYSICS:  Learn to measure gravitational waves, acceleration due to gravity, electrical characteristics of metals.  Includes discussions about astronomy and an astronomy viewing session.

    CHEMISTRY:  Conduct forensic chemistry experiments and study the properties of matter.

    NEUROSCIENCE:  Study neuroanatomy and how brain activity relates to behavior.  Learn how to train a rat and view brain tissue under a microscope.

    MATHEMATICS:  Learn the mathematical foundations of computers and probability.

    METEOROLOGY:  Study how pressure affects weather and learn computer modeling to visualize storm system data in 3-dimensions.

    GEOLOGY:  Learn about rocks, minerals, fossils and the geology of Illinois.  Includes a field trip to the Mississippi River valley and an overnight stay at WIU’s Kibbe Field Station.

    NURSING:  Learn how nurses use biological methods to help patients recover from accidents, surgery and illness.

    BIOLOGY:  Spend a night at the Kibbe Field Research Station after having studied fish in the Mississippi River using electroshocking techniques.

    PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

    Completion of at least one year of high school is required of all participants. Participants should have sufficient curiosity, motivation, achievement level, and maturity to benefit from the program.  Enrollment is limited to 18 students, so please register early.

    SPONSORS

    Western Illinois University

    School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach College of Arts and Sciences

    Department of Biological Sciences

    Department of Chemistry

    Department of Geography

    Department of Geology

    Department of Mathematics

    School of Nursing

    Department of Physics

    Department of Psychology

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    Top faculty from WIU’s Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography (Meteorology), Geology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, and Psychology (Neuroscience) coordinate the instructional portion of the program and are available throughout the week for group and individual discussions.  Participants experience interactive exposure to WIU’s excellent laboratories and field stations, which provide exciting hands-on experiences and positive exposure to the University environment. A limited number of partial sponsorships may be available. Please contact our office at (309) 298-1911 to receive a sponsorship application


    scimicroGENERAL INFORMATION 

    Registration: Enrollment is limited to 18 students who are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. This year both residential and commuter students will be accepted. The $500 residential registration fee includes tuition, supplies, all scheduled extracurricular activities, overnight lodging and meals. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Registration forms, with payment information, can be completed online at wiu.edu/sao/outreach/youth_enrichment/youthmain.php, mailed to Study Abroad & Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks should be made payable to Western Illinois University.

    Payment: The full residential registration fee is $500. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan may send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program. A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded.

     Refund Policy:  Western Illinois University reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment.  If a program is withdrawn, participants are notified and fees are refunded.  A $50 fee is charged to participants who cancel after Monday, June 25, 2018.  No refunds will be made on or after Monday, July 2, 2018.

    Accommodations: Participants will be lodged at Horn Field Campus on the WIU Macomb campus and in the dormitory at Kibbe Field Station. All activities are supervised by faculty and resident counselors to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the University campus.

    Medical/ADA Compliance: Students do not qualify for university health care, so parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage.  Western is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Please let Study Abroad & Outreach know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to program start date. 

    Further Information: For further information, call the Study Abroad & Outreach Office at (309)298-1911 or toll free at (866) 933-8964.

    Western Illinois University complies with all federal and state nondiscrimination laws, orders, and regulations. Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and affirms its commitment in all programs and activities to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, national origin, and status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam Era veteran.

     

  • Girls Plus Math (Ages 11-13), July 15-20, 2018

     

    THE PROGRAM

    Girls Plus Math provides a stimulating and supportive environment, free of gender-based stereotypes.  It promotes interest in mathematics, a willingness to take risks in analysis, and the self-confidence and motivation to persist in problem solving. The Girls Plus Math program admits only 24 students each year; this allows our faculty to help each girl develop her own potential individually.

    Participants explore critical thinking skills, web page creation, and computer software along with mathematical concepts and equations throughout the week.  Morning activities include estimation and critical thinking exercises, biographies on women who have excelled in math and science, and introductions to various math concepts including linear equations, polynomials, graphing, and Pascal’s Triangle.  In addition, students explore Venn diagrams, quadratic equations, polyhedra, and Polynomiography. Hands-on components include building a tetrahedral kite, origami, and various games which foster critical thinking skills.

    Participants receive morning instruction in the 14,000 sq. ft. Multicultural Center. The Multicultural Center was officially opened in August of 2009 and houses the Women’s Center, Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, and the Casa Latina Cultural Center. This building is centrally located on campus and is an environmentally-friendly building. 

    Western received a $100,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to defray costs associated with acquiring LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification for the center, and received grant funding to install a geothermal heating and cooling system. The building includes a vegetative roof consisting of seven species of sedum plant materials and energy-efficient fluorescent lighting.

    The Western Illinois University Department of Mathematics coordinates the instructional portion of the program. In addition to the academic and recreational activities, the girls use graphing calculators from Texas Instruments. They also use computer technology to build their own webpages. Western’s laboratories, computer facilities, and technological resources provide exciting hands-on experiences and unique exposure to the university environment. In addition, a number of professionals visit the program to describe how they use math in their work and how they became interested in pursuing their particular careers.

    Using the most up-to-date teaching methods, materials, and technology, the week-long program seeks not simply to teach “more math,” but to demonstrate the relationship of math to many different areas of life, to explore math beyond the limitations of the standard curriculum, and to enhance student self-esteem and problem-solving capabilities. Test results indicate a 13:1 ratio of boys to girls who score at least 700 out of 800 on the mathematics section of the SAT. Gender-related differences with regard to mathematics study begin to manifest themselves in middle-school children. Studies indicate that females perceive mathematics as less useful to them and to their futures than do males.

    During the week, participants are introduced to Polynomiography computer software. This software allows users to create art through mathematical equations. In addition, the program offers a blog, and each participant has a linked page which allows her to post photos, updates, and other information. This personal blog allows parents the opportunity to follow along with their child’s progress throughout the week.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Participants stay in cabins at Western’s Horn Field Campus.  They enjoy extracurricular activities such as swimming, indoor and outdoor games, movies, crafts, and bowling. Students are supervised by faculty and carefully-selected resident counselors to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on the Western campus.

    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    The full residential registration fee is $525 and includes tuition, classroom supplies, extracurricular activities, and complete room and board. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Enrollment is limited to 24 students, admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Commuter students are not accepted. Female students must be ages 11 to 13 years old. 

    Mail the registration form with a check or credit card information to Study Abroad & Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455-1390, or fax your registration with credit card information to (309) 298-2226.

    A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded.

    To take part in the payment plan, please send a $100 deposit at the time of registration, up to 60 days before the start of the program. Fifty percent of the registration fee is due 60 days before the start of the program and full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program.

    To inquire about the partial scholarships or payment plan, please contact the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach at (309) 298-1911.

    REFUND POLICY

    Western Illinois University reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants are notified and fees are refunded. A $50 fee is charged participants who cancel after Monday, July 2, 2018. No refunds will be made on or after Monday, July 8, 2018.

  • TechVenturing: Design, Create and Sell! (Grades 7-12), July 23-26, 2018

    THE PROGRAM 

    Design, create and learn how to sell your own invention. For the summer of 2018, our TechVenturing camp will be switching gears. New this year, students will learn how to market their design through a website they will learn how to create. Joining us once again, will be Rafael Obregon, an internationally recognized expert in design, with over 30 years of experience. We are welcoming Justin Georges, the webmaster for the WIU College of Education and Human Services and Brent Payne, Professor of Engineering Technology 

    PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

    The program is open to students in grades 7-12 who are admitted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited to 16 students, so please register early.

    ACTIVITIES 

     

    - Design a 'stand' using AUTOCAD software that will consist of a metal and a plastic component. The possibilities are endless!   

     

    - Build their creation using 3D Printers and in our on-campus welding shop. 

     

    - Create their own website that will serve as a marketing platform for their design. 

     

     

    MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

    obRafael Obregon: Rafael Obregon is an associate professor for WIU’s Department of Engineering Technology. He is an internationally recognized expert in design and manufacturing and has over 30 years of experience as an engineer, manager and educator. Obregon has been principal investigator for the Department of Defense sponsored projects. He is a Certified Manufacturing Technologist by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, serves as Engineering and Technology division chair for the Illinois State Academy of Sciences and is member of the American Society of Engineering Educators and the Latin America and Caribbean Consortium.

     

     


    Brent PayneBrent Payne: 
    Brent Payne is a Professor for WIU’s Department of Engineering Technology where he has taught since 1993. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University in 1989, a Masters Degree from the University of North Texas, Denton, in 1993, and his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 2003. His area of concentration is manufacturing, with specific topics in the metals area including: machining, computer numerical control machining, computer aided manufacturing, metrology, welding, and casting. Other areas of emphasis include plastics and composites processing. His industrial experience includes work as a manufacturing engineer for Aerospace Technologies, Inc., Ft Worth, TX, from 1989 to 1993, a metal and composites bonding shop specializing military and commercial aircraft flight control surfaces and assemblies. He also has experience consulting in CNC programming and machining, as well as the composites industry.

      

    Justin GeorgeJustin Georges:   Justin is responsible for the overall administration of the COEHS web-based content management system and Tk20 content management system. Justin coordinates with faculty & staff within the college to facilitate the design, development, styling and updating of web content. He develops and implements pages and tools for website navigation, as well as troubleshooting any issues. Justin has familiarity with universal design principles including: Web Design, Instructional Design, Multimedia Development, Online Course Development and Training Development. He earned two bachelor’s degrees from WIU; Sociology in 2005 and Instructional Design and Technology in 2009. Justin earned a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from WIU in 2013.

     

     

    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    Registration: Enrollment is limited to 16 students who are admitted on a first-come, firstserved basis. The full $225 commuter registration fee includes tuition, supplies, all activities, transportation and lunches.Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Registration forms, with payment information, can be completed online at wiu.edu/sao/outreach/youth_enrichment/youthmain. php, mailed to Study Abroad & Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks should be made payable to Western Illinois University.

    Payment: The full commuter fee is $225. Those who register before March 15, 2018, will receive a 10% Early Bird Discount. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan may send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program.Refund Policy: WIU reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants will be notified and fees will be refunded. A $50 fee will be charged to participants who cancel after Monday, July 9, 2017. No refunds will be made on or after Monday, June 16, 2018.

    Location: The program is a commuter program on the WIU-Macomb campus. Classes are held both on and off campus and meet Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Students can be dropped off starting at 7:45 a.m. and need to be picked up by 3 p.m. in Horrabin Hall Room 3. 

    Medical/ADA Compliance: Students do not qualify for University health care. Parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage.

     

    Western Illinois University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad and Outreach staff know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to the program start date. Further Information: For further information, call the Office Study Abroad and Outreach office at (309) 298-1911 or toll free at (866) 933-8964. Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

 

Required Medical Forms

smileIn order to provide for the health and well-being of each participant during our summer camps, we ask that parents provide medical information and a recent copy of their prescription/medical insurance card to our office.   

In the unlikely event of an accident or visit to the hospital, this information will aid us in expediting medical care.

Please read, sign, and return the following notice and permission forms prior to the program start date.  
Please Note: If you need any forms in an alternate format, or need assistance, please contact our office at (309) 298-1911.

MDH Authorization to Treat a Minor (PDF)

MDH Privacy Practice Information (PDF)

MDH Privacy Practice Form (PDF)

Beu Privacy Practices Information & Form (PDF)

WIU Parental Permit Form (PDF)

Behavioral Contract (PDF)

Transportation Waiver (PDF)