S.T.E.A.M. Camp

Strang honors a strategic list of guiding principles to advance our counsel and keep our aim true. By no coincidence, two such tenets share overlapping traits and, when combined, generate a wondrous course of action.  

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STEAM Camp is August 1-5, 2022!

Camp is all-day and in-person!

Presented by Strang, Inc. and Urban League of Greater Madison, STEAM Camp raises awareness for educational pathways toward careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Middle school campers learn how to prepare for their future careers through interactive learning workshops with community organizations and local businesses.

Questions about STEAM Camp 2022? 

Contact Randy Banks, VP of Client and Community Engagement

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A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR STEAM CAMP HOSTS OVER THE YEARS:

  • Edgewood College
  • Epic Systems
  • Filament Games
  • Madison College STEM Center
  • Madison Gas & Electric
  • Madison Public Library
  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens
  • Old National Bank
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Promega’s Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
  • Strang
  • Summit Credit Union
  • Trek Bicycle
  • University Research Park
  • USAF 115th Fighter Wing
  • UW – Madison Campus:
    • Arts Institute
    • Babcock Hall
    • Biotechnology Center
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Computer Sciences
    • Physics Museum
    • Space, Science and Engineering Center
    • Union South
    • Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center
    • Wisconsin Institute For Discovery
  • UW Health / UW Hospital  / UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Zendesk
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Why STEAM Camp?

First, we are future-focused. We are evaluating and aligning today’s projects with ever-advancing technologies, materials and sustainable design practices. Next, our community engagement places a priority on supporting under-served youth.

When combined, these two guideposts proved to be the idea behind STEAM Camp - our “Aha! moment,” if you will. After all, what could be more future-focused than our area’s kids?

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Our STEAM Camp was created so middle school-aged students can experience career opportunities within S.T.E.A.M.  disciplines:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

This truly unique program is an amazing collaboration between private industry, higher education, non-profit organizations and countless volunteers. One thing brings us all together - we all genuinely care about our community’s youth.

For five days during the summer, the children board a school bus and visit university laboratories, public utilities, private companies and non-profit organizations for a wide variety of programs.

What To Expect

 Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and interactive environment, learn new skills and begin to understand the educational pathways behind STEAM careers. Creativity, resourcefulness and imagination are cornerstones to our program.

The program is provided at no cost to the campers, with financial and in-kind support coming from throughout the community.

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Steam Camp Partners

In total, over 200 youth have attended our STEAM Camp during the first four years of the program. The vast majority of campers are coming our community partners: the Urban League of Greater Madison, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and the Ho-Chunk Nation.

The program is provided at no cost to the campers, with financial and in-kind support coming from throughout the community.

Past STEAM Camp Photos