Summer Camps: Explore. Dream. Discover.

Summer Camps

Looking for something fun and exciting to do during the summer? Participate in Gateway’s pre-college summer camps. We have exciting options for students entering 6th grade all the way through high school, as well as a learning opportunity for educators.

Parents: When registering, please create a unique username and password for each student or access the existing account from a previous summer camp. You can use your same email address, but all registration information should be that of the student. For registration assistance please email the Contact Center at

A printed, completed and submitted Participant Release, Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement and Publicity Release Form is required for each student PRIOR to the first day of each summer camp for participation. Forms can be scanned and emailed to Contact Center at or mailed to the following address:

Student Services
Gateway Technical College
400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121

If a financial voucher is needed, please contact Sam Ingo at

Visit our Campuses and Centers page for location information.

Explore 2023 Offerings

Arboriculture: The World of Trees

Campers will explore how trees improve our lives and our urban communities. The program will highlight how trees are managed in cities, introduce methods to identify trees that are healthy and cover techniques we use to manage tree health, including trucks and equipment, tools used to inject chemicals to fight diseases, tree climbing and cutting.

June 22 & 23 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | $0 | Kenosha Campus | Camp is full
Grades 6-9

Cosmair Braiding

Braiding hair is a fun and creative skill that you can use to create a variety of hairstyles and looks. During this camp, you’ll learn the basics, such as three-strand and cornrow braids. We’ll also offer tips and tricks for creating fun, unique braided hairstyles. Leave the camp with a skill to show off at home and at future summer camps. Join us and let's get braiding!

June 19-21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $30 | Kenosha Campus | Camp is full
June 26-28 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $30 | Racine Campus | Camp is full
Grade Level: 8-12


Unleash your inner gaming champion at our week-long Esports Summer Camp Extravaganza! Dive into the world of competitive gaming, learn crucial team-building and problem-solving skills, and create lasting friendships in this immersive, action-packed experience. Campers will pair up, form their own teams and choose their favorite game from a thrilling lineup of options, including League of Legends, NBA 2k23, Overwatch 2 and more. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to level up your gaming prowess and make unforgettable memories. Spots are limited, so register today!

June 19-23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $25 | Racine Campus | Camp is full
Grade Level: 6-12

Exploring Horticulture

Campers will explore the different fields of horticulture through an immersive experience and exploration where they’ll learn how plant communities work together, share space and provide functional beauty, habitat and food for insects, animals and humans alike. The program will have campers plant, harvest, cook and eat what the garden has to provide, while they learn about alternative growing systems, including hydroponics and aquaponics. Finally, campers will gain the skills to seed, plant, grow, harvest and arrange cut flowers into beautiful arrangements.

August 8 & 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | $0 | Kenosha Campus | Camp is full
Grades 6-9

Fab Lab Maker Camp

Campers can experience 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC machining, as they create and make almost anything they can imagine. They’ll also participate in challenges and learn about the amazing programs Gateway has to offer.

June 26-30 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | $165 | SC Johnson iMET Center | Camp is full
August 14-18 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | $165 | SC Johnson iMET Center | Camp is full
Grade Level: 6-12

Graphic's Maker Camp

Campers will use a variety of software and hardware to create take-aways including (but not limited) to t-shirts, home decor and mixed media.

July 17-21 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m | $50 | Elkhorn Campus | Camp is cancelled
Grade Level: 9-12

Health Careers Exploration

Campers will experience a hands-on introduction to health careers and learn about a day in the life of a nurse, surgical technician, medical assistant, medical laboratory technician and physical therapy assistant. Campers will have the opportunity to use a virtual dissection table, practice using microscopes and more. Gateway faculty will provide an interactive week and introduce students to different health careers, and older campers can explore how to prepare for entry into healthcare programs.

June 19-23 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | $75 | Kenosha Campus | Camp is full
Grade Level: 6-12

Junior Fire/EMS 

Campers will receive hands-on training and experience in what a firefighter/EMT does daily–these activities will be age appropriate and the campers will not be allowed to enter or be around any Imminent Danger to Life and Health (IDLH) environment. In addition to learning about fire safety, campers will find out what to do in an emergency situation, acquire basic first aid skills and learn more about the tools and equipment used by firefighters/EMTs.

June 19 - 23 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | $100 | Kansasville Fire Department | Camp is full
Grade Level: 9-12


Rev up your passion for cars and mechanics at Nitro-X! Through hands-on activities and learning, campers will build, test and drive nitro-methane powered cars. Lunches will be provided for campers. Campers can pack their own lunches if preferred. 

August 7-11 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | $25 | Horizon Center | Camp is full
Grade Level: 7-10

Photography Workshop

Campers will experiment with different photography styles and settings, learning to edit photos to create prints, collages and special effects. Students should bring a camera if they have one. Cell phones, point and shoots and DSLRs are all appropriate for participation.

July 31-August 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | $25 | Racine Campus | Camp is cancelled
Grade Level: 9-12