Discover Me Middle School Camp | Waukesha County Technical College

Discover Me: Hands-on Career Exploration Summer Camp

Registration for this camp is now closed.

July 22-25 | 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | $99

Middle school camp for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8

This exciting summer camp is open to all students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade. Explore your interests, and discover new and exciting careers! Check out the career activity options below, and choose the track that's right for you. Be sure to sign up early! Activities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and tracks fill up rapidly. Cost includes daily lunch* and t-shirt.

Career Activity Tracks

Try your eye for design in these fields rooted in creativity and attention to detail.

  • Graphic Design
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Interior Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Cosmetology
  • Web and Digital Media
  • IT Security
  • Mechanical Design

See how creative thinking applies to skilled trades, plus explore automotive and diesel technology.

  • Welding
  • CNC Machining
  • Carpentry
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Automotive Technology

See how creative thinking applies to skilled trades, plus explore robotics and electronics.

  • Welding
  • CNC Machining
  • Carpentry
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Robotics
  • Electronics

It's time to figure out how things work by digging deep and learning even more about today's tech savvy world.

  • CNC Machining
  • Mechanical Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Robotics
  • Lean Principles
  • Physics

Technology can change the world! Learn how you can put programming skills to work in these hands-on, high-tech fields.

  • IT Game Design
  • IT Security
  • Robotics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • CNC Machining

Explore a variety of careers from leadership perspectives. Introduce yourself to the importance of making decisions based on ethical values and data.

  • Digital Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Business
  • Leadership Development
  • Accounting
  • IT Security
  • Lean Principles
  • Lean Enterprise

Learn about a variety of careers that impact the quality of everyone's life. You'll be amazed at the effect your career choice can have on the world around you.

  • Human Services
  • Fire Protection
  • Foundations of Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • IT Security
  • Fire Medic
  • Criminal Justice
  • Leadership Development

Want to be a hero in heathcare or public safety? Check out these careers that can literally save lives.

  • Medical Assistant/Surgical Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Services
  • Fire Protection
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing/Dental Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Microbiology

*Students with food allergies are required to bring their own lunch.

Camp Guidelines

Students must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes (i.e. sneakers) daily. Students not dressed appropriately will not be able to participate in that day's activities.

To ensure a positive experience and safety for all students, attendees are expected to adhere to the following camp guidelines:

  • Use lab equipment only under the direction and guidance of an instructor.
  • Treat all participants with respect.
  • Follow the directions of all WCTC staff and activity leaders.
  • Refrain from cell phone use during instruction and activities.
  • Use appropriate language.

Students demonstrating behavior that interferes with the safety or learning experiences of other camp participants will be removed from the program, and no refund will be given.