Youth Programs

UCA is proud to offer a variety of educational programs designed especially for youth grades Pre-K through 12. These programs are available throughout the year and even summer. Browse the list below for current offerings. If you are looking for something specific, contact us at 501.450.3118 or

Cub Fit Camp

Cub Fit Camp at UCA invites rising 4th and 5th graders to campus for a dynamic daily schedule of activities related to health and wellness. Kids will: learn about Arkansas agriculture at the mobile farm, chill out with yoga workshops, learn how fruits and vegetables can keep you from getting sick, splash around in the HPER Center pool and much more! Family members are also invited to see the campers present what they have learned on the final afternoon of camp.

Regular Fee: $100

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, July 23 - July 27

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Various health and wellness professionals


IT Careers Camp

The IT Careers Camp is designed to heighten students' interest in computers and technology-related careers.  The camp is designed to educate students about IT careers and to encourage them to continue their education beyond high school.  Students will be part of a select group comprised of some of Arkansas' brightest students as they learn about interesting and rewarding careers in IT. If you are a rising 9th through 12th grader, submit an application! Selection is competitive.

Regular Fee: $99

Thurs, Fri, June 21 - June 22


Location: UCA

Instructor: UCA Staff Members & Alumni


Reading Programs

Since 2015, UCA Outreach and Community Engagement has offered reading programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970. Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, UCA Outreach is proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These customized programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading. In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and get off to a great start in the upcoming school year. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes, and study for tests.

Regular Fee: Varies

Reading programs for all ages


Summer Camps

Each year, the University of Central Arkansas offers an array of summer learning opportunities for youth. We are proud to offer summer enrichment programs in reading, writing, health, foreign language and a variety of other educational topics designed especially for youth grades Pre-K through 12. These summer programs have been developed by UCA Colleges and other academic departments. Please take time to browse the entire list of offerings and sign your student up for one or more summer programs.

Regular Fee: Varies

Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat,

Programs are offered at various campus locations.

Location: UCA Campus

Instructor: Various | UCA Summer Camps Website