University Challenge 2024


July 8-11, 2024

A science-based program for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade (2023-2024 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 30 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

Chemistry in My World–I See Chemistry Everyday
Observing Nature:  Connecting Biology and Art
Beyond the Eclipse:  Diving into Astronomy
Program Fees

Students attending the UCA Challenge program will pay an enrollment fee of $155.


Registration is online and will begin Monday, March 4, 2024.  Please click here to register and pay camp fees.

Please have your credit/debit card ready before clicking on the registration link.  Registration is not complete until payment is received.

A confirmation email will be sent when registration is complete.


Each of the UCA Challenge 2024 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