Outreach

Youth Enrichment Programs


Summer Youth Enrichment Camps

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.

We offer an exclusive early bird special for summer registrants. Early bird 10% discount pricing is only valid now until March 15th, 2019 with at least a $100 program deposit payment.  

Summer Camps 2019 (Macomb)

THANK YOU!!

This summer, the Office of Study Abroad & Outreach hosted 9 summer camps that brought 121 youth of all ages to campus. These weeklong residential programs, introduced campers to WIU’s campus in a way many of them had never experienced before. Spending their days with WIU staff and community members, in classroom settings & out in the field, learning and engaging in a variety of hands-on activities. Below is the complete list of the WIU staff, community members and off-campus facilities our campers spent time both with and at. It is quite an impressive list, considering that all camps take place in just 6 weeks. Our Office cannot thank these people and businesses enough for their time and expertise. Without them, none of these programs would be possible. We are so very fortunate to have access to all the opportunities that these resources can provide to further educate our youth.

Dan Schmidt, WIU, Department of Theatre and Dance

McKenzie Cullen-Rockwood, WIU Student, Department of RPTA

Jeannie Galioto, WIU, Department of Theatre and Dance

Rebel Mickelson, WIU, Department of Theatre and Dance

 

Ian Shelly, WIU, Department of Art

Kat Myers, WIU, Department of Art

Leigh Erlandson, West Central Elementary & West Central HS, Art Teacher

Natalie Shelly, Local Artist & Art Educator

Robert Johnson, Retired WIU, Department of Geography

Steve Larimer, Macomb School District, Retired Art Teacher

Suzan Czechowski, WIU, Department of Art

Tim Waldrop, WIU, Department of Art

 

Farmhouse Meats (Adam-Carthage)

Grounded Ag Services (Drue Calvert)

Jay Pittman, WIU, School of Agriculture

Keela Trennepohl, WIU, School of Agriculture

Mark Hoge, WIU, School of Agriculture

McDonough County Soil & Water Conservation District (Keely Egelhoff)

Shelby Henning, WIU, School of Agriculture

University of Illinois Extension Center (Beth Chatterton)

 

Chris Bitner, WIU, School of LEJA

CPO Jarrod Elliot, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

CSI Emily Pezzella, Quincy Police Department

CSI Trooper Daniel Erickson, Illinois State Police

Glen Schwartz, WIU, School of LEJA

Hali Carls-Miller, Forensic Scientist-Firearms, Illinois State Police 

Inspector Jimmy McVey, Illinois State Police WCITF

Investigator Dale Cox, Secretary of State Bomb Squad

Investigator Steve Speaks, Secretary of State Bomb Squad

Jill J. Myers, WIU, School of LEJA

Special Agent Matt Harris, Illinois State Police  WCITF

Special Agent Matt Poulter, Illinois State Police Zone 4

Todd Lough, WIU, School of LEJA

Trooper Brandon Jackson, Illinois State Police, District 14

Trooper Clint Nickel , Illinois State Police, District 20

Trooper Lance Ormond, Illinois State Police, District 20

 

Andrea Alveshear, WIU, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology

Aprna Kapale, WIU, Department of Physics

Betany Esterlen, WIU, Department of Chemistry

Brin Bellott, WIU, Department of Chemistry

Esteban Araya, WIU, Department of Physics

James Leese, WIU, Department of Chemistry

Jeff Engel, WIU, Department of Biology

Kishor Kapale, WIU, Department of Physics

Kyle Mayborn, WIU, Earth, Atmospheric & Geographic Info Sciences

Liguo Song, WIU, Department of Chemistry

Lindsay White, WIU, School of Nursing

PK Babu, WIU, Department of Physics

Premanand Joshi, WIU, Department of Physics

Redina Finch, WIU, Earth, Atmospheric & Geographic Info Sciences

Renne Buker, WIU, Earth, Atmospheric & Geographic Info Sciences

Sadie Nickels, WIU, Department of Physics

Sean Jenkins, WIU, Department of Biology

Sudha Mallur, WIU, Department of Physics

Victoria Baramidze, WIU, Department of Mathematics & Philosophy

 

Elizabeth Hansen, WIU, Professor of Mathematics

Elizabeth Leake, Founder and President of STEM-TREK

Elizabeth Shryock, Macomb School District, Retired Teacher of Mathematics

Macomb School District (Calculator Loan)

 

Brent Payne, WIU, School of Engineering Technology

Fusion Tech (Roseville, IL)

Kevin Hall, WIU, Professor of Engineering Technology

Michelle Howe, WIU, School of Management & Marketing

Rafael Obregon, WIU, Department of Engineering Technology

Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Co. (Bushnell, IL)

Yetter Farm Equipment Manufacturing (Macomb, IL)

 

Barbara Lawhorn, WIU, Department of English

Brian Bellott, WIU, Department of Chemistry

Natalie Shelly, Local Artist & Art Educator

 

WIU (other entities)

Campus Recreation

Kibbe Field Station

Undergraduate Admissions

University Housing & Dining

Scholarships - Types & Applications

WIU Sponsorships & Scholarships 

Sponsor A Camper Scholarships

Made possible by private donations from individuals wanting to make summer camp possible for youth. Each qualified applicant will receive a $100 scholarship. To apply, please complete a SAO Application and submit via email to Sally Adams at sa-adams2@wiu.edu or mail to Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, 1 University Circle, Horrabin Hall 8, Macomb, IL 61455.

College of Arts and Science Sponsorships

Available for campers wanting to attend “WIU's Summer Science Experience” and “Girls Plus Math”.  Registrants are expected cover at least $100 of the full registration fee. To apply, please complete a SAO Application and submit via email to Sally Adams at sa-adams2@wiu.edu or mail to Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, 1 University Circle, Horrabin Hall 8, Macomb, IL 61455.

NSF Astrophysics Research Grant Scholarships

The WIU Astrophysics Research Laboratory and the Physics Department, with generous support from the National Science Foundation, is pleased to offer two scholarships for students to attend the WIU Summer Science Experience Camp. Preference will be given to:
- Students who want to become scientists, engineers, or want to work in a medical field.
- Students who need economic support to participate.
- Women, underrepresented minorities, or students who will be first in their families to attend college.


Application requires consent of parent/guardian, and endorsement from a teacher. Scholarship applications will receive full consideration if submitted by May 10th. Scholarship applications will be accepted until June 23rd.

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/elTjogHR5jBZhen52

 
WIU Foundation Scholarships
Available for campers wanting to attend a camp intended for high schoolers. Twenty-five qualified applicants will receive a $200 scholarship. To apply, please complete a SAO Application and submit via email to Sally Adams at sa-adams2@wiu.edu or mail to Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, 1 University Circle, Horrabin Hall 8, Macomb, IL 61455.

 

Community Scholarships

Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) Scholarships 

These scholarships can be applied to any camp program. Qualification is based on income and residency requirements specified by Macomb's WIRC office. Applicants must reside in either Hanock, Henderson, McDonough or Warren counties. A  WIRC Application  and SAO Application  must both be completed. Please attach proof of total monthly income with your application.

Bushnell School District Scholarships

Available for female registrants of the Bushnell School District wishing to attend "Girls Plus Math" camp. Conact our office at (309) 298-1911 if you meet these requirements. 

 
 
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