What:

Day Camp for Exploring Technical Careers

Where:

Southwest Tech Campus
Fennimore, WI

When:

July 18 & 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who:

Students Entering 7th - 9th Grade

Cost:

$60 per Student*

*Registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations received after July 1, 2017.

Registration may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechTrek17.
Credit card payment will be accepted by calling 1.800.362.3322, Ext. 2320.

Attention visitors and/or students of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, if you have a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in participating in an event at our campus or if you need information on what types of accommodations are available for your disability, please contact the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, at the Maintenance Office in Building 400, telephone number (608) 822-2401, 800-362-3322, ext. 2401, or email accom@swtc.edu. Deaf or hearing-impaired individuals may place a TTY/TDD call to (608) 822-2072. Please leave a message and your call will be forwarded to the Maintenance Office. Request for accommodations may require documentation of the disability before the College can honor your request.

About the Camp...

During the two-day Camp Tech Trek, students who will be entering grades 7 through 9 in the 2017 - 2018 school year will participate in fun hands-on, exploratory activities related to technical careers.

As a part of the $60 registration fee, students will receive:

  • Light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks on both days.
  • Tech Trek 2017 T-shirt.
  • Hands-on activities lead by Southwest Tech program instructors to increase knowledge of technical careers.
  • Lots of FUN!!!

Please select from the following session choices to customize your two-day schedule to your interests:

Please sign up for enough sessions to fill both days.
Tuesday AM Tuesday PM Wednesday AM Wednesday PM
Robot Wars (2 full days)
***Session is Full*** Fun in the World of
Cosmetology (½ day)
***Session is Full*** Garden Art Welding (½ day) Caring for Children (½ day) Garden Art Welding (½ day)
***Session is Full***The Donut Tower (½ day) ***Session is Full***Pasta Perfect (½ day)
***Session is Full***Pizza, Pizza, Pizza (½ day) ***Session is Full*** Smashing Smoothies (½ day)
EMS Introduction (½ day) Introduction to Firefighting (½ day)
Digital Notebooks (½ day) Crime Scene Processing (½ day)

Robot Wars! – Tuesday, July 18 AM & PM and Wednesday, July 19 AM & PM (maximum of 20 participants)

In teams of four, students will create a remote controlled robot for a competition called VEX “Swept Away”. The students will design and create a robot with mechanisms that push or lift balls under or over a wall. After the robots are assembled, teams will compete against each other to put their robots to the test. Please note: This session is a two-day session.

***Session is Full*** Fun in the World of Cosmetology – Tuesday, July 18 AM (maximum of 10 participants)

Students will have an opportunity to explore three areas of the cosmetology industry. Basics in braiding techniques will allow students to get their hands into long-hair manikins to learn basic braiding techniques. Fun with nail art will provide nails and supplies to practice a French manicure and nail art techniques. Pampering with paraffin gives the students a taste of skin care and relaxation.

***Session is Full***The Donut Tower – Tuesday, July 18 AM (maximum of 10 participants)

Who doesn't love fried dough? We'll make both cake-style and raised-style doughs, and show you how to fry, glaze, dip and fill them to perfection. You'll go home with a boxful of your very own fresh creations!

EMS Introduction – Tuesday, July 18 AM (maximum of 12 participants)

Students will learn what Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is, the different provider levels, and associated skills. Students will then participate in various medical and trauma treatment scenarios.

***Session is Full*** Garden Art Welding – Tuesday, July 18 PM (maximum of 12 participants) – Session repeated on Wednesday *

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts, and it is used in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction jobs. In this session participants will learn weld techniques and put their creative abilities to use creating garden art sculptures. Bring in your own material or use what we have available to create your own unique piece of garden art. Please note: Individuals may request to participate in both sessions, however, if session interest is high, repeat participants will not be allowed.

***Session is Full***Pasta Perfect – Tuesday, July 18 PM (maximum of 10 participants)

This hands-on and interactive class is a perfect chance to learn and express creativity through food. We will prepare some fun and healthy pasta recipes and pair with a variety of sauces. Includes a recipe packet and a treat to take home.

Introduction to Firefighting – Tuesday, July 18 PM (no limit on participants)

Students will be given an overview of fire service training at Southwest Tech starting with how one is hired by a fire department. Training options and requirements for Wisconsin will be discussed. Students will be given a chance to handle equipment and gear. A tour of the fire training building will be given along with a demonstration of how the props work. Students will be given instruction on the use of fire extinguishers and a chance to use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire with the fire extinguisher training prop.

Caring for Children – Wednesday, July 19 AM (maximum of 15 participants)

Looking for a job? Enjoy working with children? This is the session for you! The “Caring for Children” session will provide participants with the basic skills needed to become a babysitter. Session content includes basic child care, home and play safety, accident prevention, and proper handling of emergency situations. Participants will take home a variety of resources to help them when babysitting. Participants will also receive a handout with fun activities to use with children while babysitting.

***Session is Full***Pizza, Pizza, Pizza – Wednesday, July 19 AM (maximum of 10 participants)

Stretch your dough and imagination as we guide you through each step in the pizza making process. A totally hands on classroom environment will allow students to demonstrate their inner culinary skills. Zero cooking experience needed!

Creating Digital Notebooks Using Evernote – Wednesday, July 19 AM (maximum of 16 participants)

Tired of storing information in a paper notebook only to lose it later? Create a digital one! After signing up for a free account, you can create as many digital notebooks as you like on any topic, hobby, subject matter, or just plain notes to keep for future reference. You can also share your notebook with others. It’s fun and easy!

Garden Art Welding – Wednesday, July 19 PM (maximum of 12 participants) – Session repeated from Tuesday

Welding is the most common way of permanently joining metal parts, and it is used in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction jobs. In this session participants will learn weld techniques and put their creative abilities to use creating garden art sculptures. Bring in your own material or use what we have available to create your own unique piece of garden art. Please note: Individuals may request to participate in both sessions, however, if session interest is high, repeat participants will not be allowed.

***Session is Full*** Smashing Smoothies – Wednesday, July 19 PM (maximum of 10 participants)

Smashing Smoothies is the perfect environment that encourages discovery and use of imagination skills. This fun and interactive setting will also explore recipe development while tasting their kitchen creations.

Basic Crime Scene Processing – Wednesday, July 19 PM (maximum of 16 participants)

Students will learn about basic crime scene processing. This will include evidence search techniques, DNA collection, fingerprint collection and analysis techniques, latent impressions, and processing a mock crime scene.

All sessions will be filled first-come, first-serve based on the date registration is received.

Registration may also be completed online through Survey Monkey. If preferred, payment may be made with credit card by calling 1.800.362.3322, Ext. 2320.

*Payment must be received by registration deadline to hold your spot in the requested sessions. If payment is not received by the deadline and there is a waitlist for the session, your spot may be given to another registrant who has paid. The $60 registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations received after July 1, 2017. Because some students may require financial assistance to participate in the camp, some scholarships have been made available through the generosity of local businesses/organizations to cover the cost of the registration fee. Questions or to request a scholarship application, please call Mary Johannesen at 1.800.362.3322, Ext. 2367.

For full details, see the Camp Tech Trek Brochure !

If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Student Services (student-services@swtc.edu, 608.822.2354)