Cub Camps

Bearsread: Literacy Camp

Students grades 2-8 from school districts throughout the Central Arkansas area. The camp supports struggling readers and writers in literacy curriculum reflecting a project-based creative “survivor” theme.  Campers must commit to attending BOTH Monday and Thursday nights for eight weeks to ensure program fidelity.  A teacher recommendation with any literacy assessments is encouraged.  Preference will be given to struggling readers and writers.

  • BearsRead Literacy Camp is held June 11 – August 3, 2018 from 5-6:15pm (no camp the week of July 4).
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  • For more information, please contact Department of Teaching and Learning by phone: 501-852-2963 or email:
Bearswrite: From Pencils to Pixels Creative Writing Camp 

Aspiring authors entering grades 4 to 9 may attend. 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.

STEMulate Engineering Academy

Funded by a UCA Foundation Grant and a contribution by Kimberly Clark Corporation – Conway Mills, STEMulate Engineering Academy is a low-cost academic summer enrichment camp that provides learners with opportunities to explore science and math through engineering. For children entering grades 3-6.

  • STEMulate Engineering Academy is held on June 11-14, 2018 from 10am-4:00pm each day
  • Please contact Dr. Debbie Dailey by phone: 501-852-0920 or email: for more information.
  • Please visit their website for more information:
UCA Challenge

This summer program is designed to offer students an exciting, hands-on curriculum. We believe all students want to be challenged. UCA is ready to meet such an ambitious challenge with hands-on activities guaranteed to promote curiosity and fun. For students entering grades 4-6 who share an interest in science.

  • UCA Challenge is held July 9-13, 2018
  • Please contact Lisa Herrington by phone: 501-450-5442 or email:
  • Please visit their website for more information:
UCA Super Kids

UCA Super Kids is a science camp for entering first, second, and third graders who desire to learn and have fun. The Super Kids camp is designed to offer students an exciting curriculum not offered in most schools. The classes include Solar System, Weather, and the Arctic. A special 20 minutes per day is devoted to friendship building.

  • UCA Super Kids is held in Summer 2018 on June 11-15, June 18-22, and June 25-29 from 8:30am – 2:30pm.
  • Please contact Jamie Dallas by phone: 501-852-2822 or email: for more information.
  • The topics for this year are:  Solar System, Weather, and the Arctic.
  • Please visit their website for more information:

The camps listed above are those hosted by the College of Education on the UCA campus. Other colleges on the UCA campus may also have summer camps for K-12 students. For information on additional summer camps for kids, please visit