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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Presented by Strang, Inc. and Urban League of Greater Madison, STEAM Camp will look a little different this year. We still aim to raise awareness for educational pathways toward careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, and wanted to put on this camp in some form this year. Campers will learn which educational decision should be made now to prepare for their future careers - virtually! 

Thank you for attending virtual STEAM Camp 2020

For questions about camp, contact: Kathy Williams, Director of First Impressions, 

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STEAM Camp Sites over the years:

  • BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
  • Edgewood College
  • Madison Gas & Electric
  • Olbrich Gardens
  • Old National Bank
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Strang, Inc.
  • Summit Credit Union
  • University Research Park
  • USAF 115th Fighter Wing
  • UW Arts Institute
  • UW Campus:
    • Space, Science and Engineer Center
    • Physics Museum
  • Babcock Hall
  • BioTechnology
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • UW Health
  • UW Hospital and Medical School
  • Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
  • 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