Outreach at Western Illinois University
summer camps and youth enrichment
With 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.
In the summer of 2016, SAO offered four new summer camp opportunities to youth and this summer will be even more exciting with yet another new summer camp. Approximately 150 youth came to campus to attend these programs. They introduced not only some of our great faculty and community educators, but also to the facilities WIU has available to students if they were to attend WIU.
- Discovering the World Through Science (Grades 9-12), June 4-9, 2017
- The Amazing World of Agriculture:The Science of Farming (Grades 4-8), June 5-9, 2017
- Art: Colorful Minds & Creative Hands (Grades 4-6), June 11-16, 2017
- Art: Colorful Minds & Creative Hands (Grades 6-8), June 18-23, 2017
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigations (Grades 10 & Up), June 26-28, 2017
- TechVenturing: Robotics, 3D Printing & Drones (Grades 7-12), June 26- 29, 2017
- Peace Corps Youth Leadership (Grades 4-6), June 13-16, 2017
- Exploring Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban (Grades 5-7), June 26-29, 2017
- Girls Plus Math (Ages 11-13), July 16 - 21, 2017
In 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.