Weekday Schedule

9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am - 11:00 am  Enrichment Course 1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Enrichment Course 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Chill Time
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Afternoon Activities
(Choice of several options)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Shower, Change, Relax
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Early-Evening Activities
(Choice of several options)
9:30 pm - 12:00 pm Late-Evening Activities
(Choice of several options)
11:00 pm Check-in
11:15pm - 12:15am Residence Hall
(Social Time)
12:30 am Good Night
(Individual Suites)
Classes run Monday through Friday of each week.


A Thriving Campus, Right on The Lake!
Small-Town Comfort. Big-City Style!

Madison – Wisconsin’s state capital – combines the energy of a proud Big 10 school, the sophistication of a college town and the friendliness of a loyal local community. It’s also a perfect place for anyone looking for an active summer! It’s surrounded by great hiking trails and bike paths, and Madison has some of the best golfing in the Midwest. You can even go sailing, swimming or canoeing on Lake Mendota! Professional instruction and equipment rental are always available. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure!

If your sport is shopping, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy at the State Street outdoor mall. This energetic boulevard is a popular destination for students, residents and visitors alike, featuring favorite stores like BOP, The Gap and Urban Outfitters, along with plenty of great restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops and more!

Your Stay in Madison with ACA

Rest assured, ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. Recently updated to be better than ever, our deluxe private accommodations are the absolute best. You will have full access to premier health and recreational facilities, and to food service that won’t have you hungry for home cooking. We pride ourselves on the fact that our deluxe residential facilities, top-quality food service and fitness amenities offer ACA students the very best. ACA creates a unique environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer, staying refreshed and ready to excel.

First-Rate Rec Facilities

At Wisconsin, you can take advantage of all the outstanding recreational facilities this Big 10 university has to offer:

“The Serf” – Exercise Facility
• 1/10-Mile Track
• 2 Multipurpose Gymnasiums
• 12 Racquetball Courts
• Weight Room
• 63-Meter Pool
• General Exercise Room
• Circuit Training Room
“The Shell” – Camp Randall Sports Center
• 6-Lane, 200-Meter Track
• 4 Basketball Courts
• Exercise Bikes
• Rowing Machines
• Versa Climbers
• Universal and Paramount Weight-Training Equipment
• Olympic Free Weights and Dumbbells
• Schwinn Airdynes
• Nordic Track Ski Machines
Nielsen Tennis Stadium
• 12 Indoor Tennis Courts
• 6 Outdoor Tennis Courts
• 6 Squash Racquet Courts
“The Nat” – Natatorium and Gym Complex
• 25-Yard Pool and Diving Well
• 4 Multipurpose Gymnasiums
• 6 Racquetball Courts
• Weight Room
• General Exercise Room
• Circuit Training Room

University Ridge Golf Course
Built in 1991, University Ridge is one of the most challenging courses in the Midwest. The holes weave through an evergreen forest and feature hairpin doglegs, tight fairways and two-tiered greens.

Playing It Safe

At ACA, we know safety comes first. Our ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio –one of the lowest in the industry– lets us provide each student with unmatched attention and supervision. The Statesider, our luxury residence, features a front desk staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience. ACA staff members also live on every student-occupied floor and accompany students on all activities and excursions. ACA takes extra care to use private transportation for our weekday activity and weekend adventure trips – never public transportation. ACA staff members also carry cellphones for emergency contact.

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