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 outreach@uca.edu.

Know Before You Go: “Show Me the Money!” Finding and Applying for College Scholarships

With tens of thousands of scholarships available nationwide every year, you might think it would be easy to earn a few. Finding the ones you qualify for, however, and then doing what it takes to apply can be frustrating. In this workshop, you'll discover the best places to find scholarships as well as how to write a winning scholarship essay.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thursday, March 5 -

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Donna Hill

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NEW! Cubs in the Kitchen – Scratch Made Pasta

It doesn’t take a lot to create an incredible meal. In this class youngsters will learn how to make perfect pasta from scratch. Mrs. Tiffany will lead aspiring chefs through a fun and informative hands-on experience, showing them how to turn simple ingredients into delicious dishes they can prepare for the whole family. Bring your kid out to learn and get messy in our space without worrying about having to clean yours

Regular Fee: $35

Saturday, March 14 -

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ages 7-12

Location: UCA DOWNTOWN

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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Cubs in the Kitchen – Bunny Hop Brunch IV

It’s our 4th annual Bunny Hop Brunch! In this class, your youngster will create a brunch menu that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Young chefs will cook a main dish and a special dessert. Don’t be surprised when they come home ready to showcase their cooking skills to family and friends. Hop on down for a good time!

Regular Fee: $35

Saturday, April 4 -

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ages 7-12

Location: UCA DOWNTOWN

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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Cubs in the Kitchen: Culinary Camp Level 1

This three-day culinary camp for kids ages 8- 12 is back by popular demand! Under the instruction of Mrs. Tiffany Block, young chefs will learn cooking skills that are sure to tap into their creative talents. Each day your junior chef will work in a small group to prepare a dish incorporating a surprise ingredient. In addition to being exposed to new ingredients each day, chefs will also take a closer look at the food items used to see how to incorporate them into meals at home. With the exploration of a different cooking focus during each session, your kid will surely enjoy this fun-filled, exciting culinary experience.

Regular Fee: $125

Tuesday - Thursday, June 16 - June 18

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 8-12

Location: UCA DOWNTOWN

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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NEW! Cubs in the Kitchen: Culinary Camp Level 2

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Is your child comfortable using a knife? Can your child follow a simple recipe? Has your child taken culinary classes with Mrs. Tiffany before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your aspiring chef is ready to level up in this new summer camp opportunity. The Level 2 camp will take place over the course of four days in a more intimate class setting, and students will be held to higher expectations. Each day, students will prepare a hearty breakfast and lunch utilizing more advanced culinary techniques and unique, quality ingredients. To attend Culinary Camp Level 2, parents and students must attend a brief, highly informative meeting at UCA Downtown on Monday, June 15 from 6 - 7:15 pm. Who knows . . . could your kid be the next Junior MasterChef?

Regular Fee: $275

Monday - Thursday, June 22 - June 25

8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ages 9-12

Location: UCA DOWNTOWN

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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NEW! Creative Cubs Art Camp

Do you have a budding artist? Is your child always doodling and drawing? If so, then sign them up for this great summer experience. Jessica Lane will teach your cub about elements of line, shape, value, form, texture and space through different mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, print- making and collage. This is the perfect opportunity to promote their creative side while they have fun doing it! There will be an Artists’ reception on Thursday for students and their families.

Regular Fee: $100

Monday - Thursday, June 29 - July 2

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: UCA DOWNTOWN

Instructor: Jessica Lane

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NEW! Cub Reading Camp – 3rd Grade

Your child will enjoy this fun and engaging summer session. Reading and sharing good books with others will make even reluctant readers excited about reading. Why is this program different? Because this is not just a reading class; it is more of a reading experience! Kim Shepherd-Scott brings over 25 years of teaching experience to this camp. Students will find themselves so engaged with the books and activities that the time will seem to fly by while your child is improving their comprehension skills. Your cub will be craving for more books to read throughout the rest of the summer! This camp is for rising 3rd graders in the fall.

Regular Fee: $150

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, July 7 - July 22

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Stanley Russ Hall

Instructor: Kim Shepherd-Scott

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NEW! Cub Reading Camp – 4th Grade

Your child will enjoy this fun and engaging summer session. Reading and sharing good books with others will make even reluctant readers excited about reading. Why is this program different? Because this is not just a reading class; it is more of a reading experience! Kim Shepherd-Scott brings over 25 years of teaching experience to this camp. Students will find themselves so engaged with the books and activities that the time will seem to fly by while your child is improving their comprehension skills. Your cub will be craving for more books to read throughout the rest of the summer! This camp is for rising 4th graders in the fall. Camp will be held from July 7 - July 22 on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1 - 2:30 pm at Stanley Russ Hall on the UCA campus.

Regular Fee: $150

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, July 7 - July 22

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Stanley Russ Hall

Instructor: Kim Shepherd-Scott

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Summer Reading Institute

In the summer reading programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and wordattack skills, building fluency and comprehension and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and will 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. The Summer Reading Institute meets July 9 - August 8 at UCA. Visit uca.edu/outreach/reading for more detailed information regarding class times and prices. Instructors are provided by the Institute of Reading Development.

Regular Fee: Varies

July 9 - August 8

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See website at uca.edu/outreach/reading.

Location: Stanley Russ

Instructor: | Institute of Reading Development

Cub Fit Camp

Cub Fit Camp invites rising 4th and 5th graders to campus for a dynamic daily schedule of activities related to fitness, nutrition and wellness. This is a great opportunity for your child to show off his/ her dance moves with Zumba and practice Yoga techniques. Your student will also learn how healthy foods can keep him/her from getting sick and much more. Sign your young athlete up for a fun, active week of fitness at UCA!

Regular Fee: $100

Monday - Friday, July 20 - July 24

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
For more information, please visit this page: uca.edu/outreach/cubfit

Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Various health and wellness professionals

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