UCA Summer Camps for High Schoolers

    2018 Summer Reading Programs

    The programs are taught by instructors provided by the Institute of Reading Development and are offered by the University of Central Arkansas, Division of Outreach and Community Engagement. Programs in Conway, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Little Rock, and Bentonville. Summer Reading Skills

    For program locations and schedules in your area, or to enroll online, select a program level below:

    (The following links will re-direct you off of the UCA website.) 

    Entering 9th – 11th Graders
    Entering 12th Graders, College Students, and Adults

    IT Careers Camp

    Any student who is going to enter 9th grade through 12th grade in the Fall of 2018 may apply. The selection process is competitive and based entirely on the application.

    Camp Highlights:

    • Learn about IT Careers
    • Learn IT skills (web or game development)
    • Meet IT professionals and learn about what they do
    • Make a field trip and experience real IT operations
    • Experience the “college life” at UCA (all campers will spend the night in the residence halls)

    Check-In: June 21 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
    Check-Out: June 22 at 7:30 p.m.

    Cost: $99 – a limited number of scholarships are available

    The deadline for applying to the 2018 IT Camp is May 15, 2018


    Bearswrite: From Pencils to Pixels Creative Writing Camp

    Bearswrite will involve students in five action packed days of creative writing using both traditional methods and writing with technology. Campers will study how to use voice, setting, word choice, character traits, point-of-view, journaling, and poetry.
    Aspiring authors entering grades 4 to 9 may attend.

    June 25 – 29, 2018
    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Daily)
    UCA College of Education, Mashburn Hall
    For more information:  uca.edu/teaching/bearswrite


     STEM Academy @ UCA

    This is a one-week research immersion experience for students entering grades 9 – 12. Three complementary activities (1) data analysis and visualization; (2) empirical modeling and analysis and (3) toxicology and microscopy are developed to guide students to design, implement and analyze data from their own experiment with heart rates for Daphnia magna (water flea). The program is organized by the Department of Mathematics and the STEM Institute at UCA.

    June 25 – 29 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Registration deadline is June 8

    Click here for information

    Please contact:
    Dr. Ramesh Garimella
    501.450.5659
    rameshg@uca.edu


    ONLINE College Readiness Programs

    Smooth Sailing Days 2018

    The UCA Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites children who stutter to participate in the Summer Fluency Program. The summer program is designed to provide speech services to school-aged children who stutter. It is specifically geared toward children who need to manage their stuttering and enhance fluency in both learning and recreational activities.

    Registration from and program overview – Smooth Sailing Summer 2018 (1)

    The program will feature:

    • Individual and group therapy sessions
    • Fluency assessment and recommendations for home programs
    • Fluency enhancing activites
    • Recreational activities to help transfer fluency skills outside the clinic

    Additionally, for the older children, the program will feature:

    • Overcoming a Stutter Frame of Mind
    • Building Self-Confidence
    • Developing Good Communication Techniques
    • Dealing with Teasing

    The sessions will offer student experience to improve and manage their fluency through high-energy, low-stress, fun-filled activities.

    Graduate students from the UCA Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will provide leadership for program. Supervision for this program will be provided by certified speech-language pathologists who have had extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of stuttering.

    3rd Grade and Up

    June 12 – August 2, 2018
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    UCA Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic;
    corner of Bruce and Donaghey

    Please contact:
    Dr. Brent A. Gregg
    501.852.2823
    bgregg@uca.edu


    UCA SPORTS CAMPS

    Click the link for entire listing of sports camps.


    UCA Theatre Summer Intensive Program

    The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) will host its annual Summer Intensive Program for young people grades 5-12. It will run from Monday through Friday June 4th, through June 30th, in the Snow Fine Arts Center. Registration

    Junior Theatre: Grades 5-8
    June 4 – June 30, 2018
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Senior Theatre: Grades 9-12
    June 4 – June 30, 2018
    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    For more information contact:
    Melissa Pearson
    melissap@uca.edu
    501.450.3293


    2018 Summer STEM Academy @ UCA

    The 2018 Summer STEM Academy @ UCA is a one-week research immersion experience for students entering grades 9 – 12. Three complementary activities (1) data analysis and visualization; (2) empirical modeling and analysis; (3) toxicology and microscopy, are developed to guide students to design, implement, and analyze data from their own experiment with heart rates for Daphnia magna (water flea). The program is organized by the Department of Mathematics and the STEM institute at UCA.

    Fee: $150.00 per student
    Dates: June 25-29

    Informational Flyer and Program Overview: 2018 Summer STEM Academy at UCA Flyer

    REGISTER HERE

    For more information contact:
    Dr. Ramesh Garimella, Chair
    Department of Mathematics
    rameshg@uca.edu
    501-450-5659