Outreach Programs

Summer Youth Camps for Summer 2015

Discovering the World through Science: Grades 9-11, June 7-12, 2015 (Brochure)

This program is offered to high school students in 9-11th grades interested in learning more about the sciences.  Areas covered include astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, math,nursing, geography, and geology. The program includes a biology field trip to Kibbe Field Station as well as experimentation with light and gravity and neuroscience. Students stay in a university residence hall (Corbin/Olson) on campus.

Housing, meals, and instructional materials are all included in the registration fee. Partial sponsorships are available for students demonstrating financial need. A payment plan is also available for families who wish to take advantage of this opportunity but would like to make smaller payments over time.

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 apply for sponsorship, please contact Outreach Programs at (309) 298-1911.

Art for Gifted and Talented Students: Grades 4-6, June 14-19, 2015 (Brochure) 

This program is offered to students in grades 4-6 interested in art beyond the standard art curriculum.  Participants enjoy classes in 3-D art, computer art, watercolor, drawing, and airbrush during the morning and afternoon sessions.  In the evenings, students enjoy swimming, movies, games, a cook-out, and other indoor and outdoor activities.  Students may have the option of attending as residential or commuter students.

Please contact our office at 309/298-1911 for details on commuter status. All instructional materials, corresponding meals, and scheduled activities are included in the registration fee. To participate in the payment plan, a $100 deposit may be sent with your registration, up to 60 days before the program start date. Fifty percent is due 60 days before the program and full payment is due 30 days before the program start date.

Students who reside in McDonough, Henderson, Hancock, and Warren counties may be eligible for need-based financial assistance. Please contact Outreach Programs at (309) 298-1911 for more information.

Art for Gifted and Talented Students: Grades 6-8, June 21-26, 2015 (Brochure)

This program offers 3-D art, computer art, watercolor, drawing, and airbrush to the middle school student.  This program is offered as a commuter or residential program during the summer.  Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon in a format typical to a classroom setting.  Each class is 50 minutes in length with time in between for students to move to their next class. Students work on individual projects as well as an outdoor group project during the week. Residential students are housed in a university residence hall (Corbin/Olson) and counselors are assigned to the camp floor.

For students who would like to participate in a payment plan, a $100 deposit sent up to 60 days before the program start date may be used to secure a place. Fifty percent of the registration fee is due at 60 days before the program start date and full payment is due 30 days before the program start date.

Students who reside in McDonough, Henderson, Hancock, and Warren counties may be eligible for need-based financial assistance.  Please contact Outreach Programs at (309) 298-1911 for more information.  

Exploring Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone, June 29-July 2, 2015 (Brochure - Coming Soon!)

This commuter program is offered to students in grades 5-7 interested in learning more about the Harry Potter series.  In this year’s program, we will delve deeper into the first book in the series and explore the mysteries of the Harry Potter world through literature, writing, film, and scientific exploration. Participants will learn about the fantasy genre and how it is used in literature and film.  In addition, they will perform experiments in the lab, learning to create invisible messages and potions.

All instruction, instructional materials, and lunch are included in the $249 registration fee. To participate in the payment plan, a $100 deposit may be sent with your registration, up to 60 days before the program start date. Fifty percent is due 60 days before the program and full payment is due 30 days before the program start date.

Students who reside in McDonough, Henderson, Hancock, and Warren counties may be eligible for need-based financial assistance. Please contact Study Abroad & Outreach at (309) 298-1911 for more information.

Girls Plus Math: Ages 11-13, July 19-24, 2015 (Brochure)

This program is designed for the female middle school student interested in learning math concepts beyond the standard curriculum. Participants involved in the program learn about the golden ration, tessellations, and a variety of other math concepts. In addition, each student builds a webpage which parents are given access to follow at home. Partial sponsorships are available to students demonstrating financial need. To participate in a payment plan, a $100 deposit may be submitted with your registration, up to 60 days prior to the start of the program.

Fifty percent of the registration fee is due at 60 days before the start of the program and full payment is due 30 days before the start of the program. To apply for sponsorship, please contact Outreach Programs at (309) 298-1911.

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Medical Info & Required Forms

In order to provide for the health and well-being of each participant during our programs, 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, or toll-free at (866) 933-8964.

  1. Authorization to Treat a Minor (PDF)
  2. Behavioral Contract (PDF)
  3. Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF) 
  4. Photo Permission Form (PDF)
  5. Required Signature Page (PDF)
  6. Western Medical Form (PDF)
  7. WIU Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF)
  8. WIU Parental Permission Form (PDF)
  9. Transportation Waiver (PDF)