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Whiz Bang

July 9–20, 2018
8:45 am – 11:45 am, Monday – Friday
A two-week multidisciplinary program for creatives entering grades 1 through 10 in the fall.

Please visit this page again in January 2018 to apply online. Click headers to reveal program details.

Start and End Times, Location

8:45 am to 11:45 am, Monday through Friday. Parent drop-off is from 8:30-8:45 am. Parent pick-up begins at 11:45 am and runs until finished – approximately 10-15 minutes. Classes take place at Palmer Hall, Colorado College.

Program Description

Whiz Bang is a two-week morning summer experience in July for elementary, middle and high school students. In 2018, the program enters its 42nd year of operation.

This program features hands-on, exploratory, experienced-based activities that focus on a particular theme each year. Students are given the opportunity to develop creative, critical thinking process skills through a variety of scientific and engineering investigations. The staff consists of experienced classroom teachers from local schools who are experts in science education. They will mentor the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) students at Colorado College in planning lessons and instructing small groups of children. The pupil-to-teacher ratio is intentionally kept low, encouraging individual exploration and small group interaction.

Application Instructions and Deadline

Application Deadline: Friday May 4, 2018.

Please fill out one application per child. Do not apply unless your child can attend the entire 2-week program. Your child's application is not considered 100% until you have submitted your electronic signature.

If your child is interested in a class that is already full, they may be given either their second choice of class or placed on a wait list. Applications for all other classes will be accepted until the classes are filled. All applicants are considered at the same time after the deadline, provided all documentation and non-refundable registration fees have been received. 

We will confirm acceptance to the overall program by May 31st, reserving the right to adjust class rosters as needed depending on enrollment levels at each grade level.

Once your child's acceptance into the program is confirmed, the tuition balance is due by June 25 unless you have requested scholarship assistance. Or, after paying the $25 non-refundable registration fee you may arrange for two additional installment payments of $150 due on May 1st, and $175 due on June 1st. 

Tuition, Financial Assistance, and Refund Policy


Tuition for the Colorado College WB Summer Program is $300, which includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee. 10% of your tuition covers scholarships for kids in need of financial assistance. We would also like you to know that we provide a chaperone escort from WB to FunQuest for kids who sign up for FunQuest.

Financial Assistance

We are delighted to offer financial assistance to those learners in need. Our financial assistance is based on whether a child is receiving free or reduced lunch at school. Please note: You must provide evidence that the child is on free or reduced lunch. Evidence includes a letter from the building principal or copies of paperwork submitted to a school.  All information will remain confidential and shredded after the program is under way.

Refund Policy

If your child is not able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please submit your request before July 1 for a refund of tuition paid, less the $25 registration fee.

Mailing Address

Colorado College
Education Dept. / Attn: WB
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Physical Address for bringing cash payments or other documentation in person

Mierow House
1107 N Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
#25 on the Campus Map