University Challenge 2022


July 18-21, 2022

A science-based program for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade (2022-2023 school year).

Who May Attend?

Students who want to be challenged and are entering fourth, fifth, and sixth grade who share an interest in science-based topics may attend 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.

Daily Schedule

Each course in the UCA Challenge program will be offered for approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes per day.

The program will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 2:30 PM. Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up will be on the east side of the Lewis Science Center.

General Information

Students are encouraged to bring a backpack for their lunch and drinks. Class materials will be provided. A map of the university will be included in the registration packet to illustrate the drop-off and pick-up point for students.

You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Pick-up & Drop-off Place and Times

Sessions Offered


What is a robot? How do they work? What jobs can they do? Learn how to build and program robots to complete tasks and have fun!
Stories in the Stars
The Constellations have stories both ancient and modern.  Many civilizations looked to the skies for guidance, inspiration and entertainment.  This week, we will find inspiration in the stars from both their stories and the amazing objects nestled within the constellations.
Culinary Reactions for Kids!
Join a team of experimental food scientists for a fun-filled and tasty session with explosions, challenges, and power-ups!  Campers will conduct experiments with food, learn about new food technologies, try new foods, and prepare a healthy snack packed full of energy and nutrients.  The chemistry of food will amaze campers and inspire them to become lifelong foodies!

Program Fees

Students attending the UCA Challenge program for the four days will pay an enrollment fee of $155.  This will include enrollment in three extraordinary courses!



Each of the UCA Challenge 2022 faculty members have experience working with students in this age group and a high degree of knowledge in their given subject areas.  It is the goal of each faculty member to make this an enjoyable learning experience.  UCA Challenge is directed by Ms. Jamie Dallas.

For more information about University Challenge, contact Jamie Dallas at