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.

ACT Prep Course – Spring 2020

This course is designed for high school students (10th grade and above) who have previously scored between 17-25 on the ACT or for high schoolers who have yet to take the test. Four UCA faculty/staff members will review subject material and offer test-taking tips to help students progress through the exam in a more reasonable and timely manner. Class sizes are kept fairly small to maximize learning. Ideal for students who plan to take the ACT exam on February 8th. (Note: Registration for this course does not register you to take the ACT exam.) Mondays and Thursdays only. No class on Monday, January 20th in observance of MLK Jr Holiday.

Regular Fee: $100

Mon, Thurs, January 9 - February 6

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Lisa Christman, Carl Olds, Laura Niswonger

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Cubs in the Kitchen: Easy as Pumpkin Pie

For baby bears! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You and your bear cub are invited to create some pumpkin filled treats sure to delight the whole family on Turkey Day. Spending time in the kitchen, cooking with your baby bear, eating delicious treats... there's so much to be thankful for!

Regular Fee: $35

Sat, November 9 - November 9

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ages 3-6, with accompanying parent/adult

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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Cubs in the Kitchen: Cooking for a Cause

Food and cooking are powerful ways of bringing people together to create community. That's what this class is all about. The little chefs will work together to create a delicious meal that will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Cubs will also get an opportunity to sample some of their creations. Additionally, we will be hosting a toy drive! Helping others always brings people together!

Regular Fee: $35

Sat, December 7 - December 7

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

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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Bears on Campus – A STEM Experience

A unique field trip experience for students in grades 8-10 to connect with college life and STEM at the University of Central Arkansas. Students will engage in an action-packed day of touring the beautiful campus of UCA, learning about the history and culture of the local campus and engaging in STEM events with university faculty and students. Limited dates are available. School groups only, no individuals. Please call Paula Myers at 501-450-5261 for more details and scheduling questions.

Regular Fee: FREE

August 22 - December 6

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Old Main

Instructor: Various Instructors

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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 fitness, nutrition and wellness. Campers will show off their dance moves with Zumba, practice Yoga techniques, learn about how fruits and vegetables can keep them 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 8 - July 12

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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