Acceptance QuestionsWhen will I know if my child has been accepted?
Applications are reviewed and students are accepted on a rolling basis. Typically you may expect to receive a decision within 2-4 weeks of applying.
Application ProcessWhich program is right for my child?
Financial QuestionsHow much do programs cost?
Fees vary by program and if your child is participating in a residential (overnight) or commuter (day) program. Please view the tuition chart on the financial information page.
Photography and video: By registering for this program, I understand WCATY at UW–Madison Continuing Studies may take photographs and/or videos of participants and activities. I agree that Continuing Studies shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and videos for the promotion of its programs. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to the use of said photographs and videos.
Registration QuestionsMy child has been accepted, what are the next steps?
Staffing QuestionsWho is a typical WCATY teacher?
Students remain under the supervision of program staff at all times while at WCATY. Each student will be assigned to a Residential Assistant (RA). Traditionally, the RAs are college-aged or young professionals, many of whom are former WCATY students. Each RA will be responsible for approximately 12-14 students and will live within their students’ section of the residence hall. The RAs are responsible for the residential aspects of camp and will be working closely with the students to create a fun and educational atmosphere at camp.
All health-related aspects of camp including administration of medication are handled through the University Health Services (UHS) at UW–Madison. WCATY staff and the UHS staff work closely to make sure students with medical needs are receiving appropriate care. There is a nurse on duty 24/7 and a doctor on call. Once admitted to the program, the system will prompt all the attendees to submit their health/medication information directly to UHS.