Camp Badger Exploring Engineering Program, UW-Madison
Students in the lab: photo courtesy COE Communications

Camp Badger for Teachers

Camp Badger for Teachers Information Flyer

Camp Badger for Teachers Application
Application materials will be accepted until the camp is full. Enrollment is limited, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

For questions and additional information on Camp Badger for Teachers, call 608-262-0493 or email

Announcing "Camp Badger for Teachers," a New Professional Development Opportunity at UW-Madison for Middle School Teachers to Bring Engineering into Their Instruction

The UW–Madison School of Education in partnership with the College of Engineering, is offering a new professional development opportunity for Wisconsin middle school teachers (grades 4–9):

  • June 19–25
  • July 10–16

Camp Badger for Teachers offers teachers the opportunity to learn how to best implement engineering activities and practices in their classrooms, as found in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Camp Badger for Teachers is an extension of Camp Badger Exploring Engineering, a weeklong, UW-Madison-sponsored summer camp for students entering 8th grade. Since 1998, Camp Badger has created positive connections to engineering for middle school students through an adventure learning experience, exposing these students to a myriad of engineering disciplines and activities. An important part of the Camp Badger for Teachers experience is observing Camp Badger students as they discover engineering and reflecting on how those experiences could translate into learning activities in their classrooms.

The mission of Camp Badger for Teachers is to:

    • Provide educators the opportunity to develop a better understanding of engineering problem solving and careers
    • Support teachers in integrating engineering design principles into mathematics and science instruction, as stated in the NGSS

Disciplinary or cross-disciplinary teams of science, mathematics, and technology education teachers are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the optional University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate credit contact Phil O'Leary.

Camp Badger for Teachers is supported by a grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. Teachers accepted into camp will receive a full scholarship for the program, with the exception of a non-refundable $30 registration fee.


Please note that housing expenses will be the responsibility of the participant. We have reserved a block of guest rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, One West Dayton Street, Madison, WI for each session of camp. Use one of the following links to reserve your room:

Or, call 1-800-356-8293 or 608-257-6000 and mention group code 447037 (for June session) or 447036 (for July session). Room requests made after May 20 (for June session) or June 17 (for July session) are subject to availability. Other fees and restrictions may apply.