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.

Mother’s Day Cookies!

We’re inviting your kiddos to get OUR kitchen messy and bake treats for Mom! Bring your young chefs to UCA Downtown to learn how to bake and decorate delicious cookies. Kids will work together and learn to make cookie dough, royal icing and construct creative confections exclusively for Moms to enjoy!

Regular Fee: $35

Fri, May 10 -

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hands-on class, ages 7-12

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Jacquelyn Wilbanks

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NEW! Cubs in the Kitchen: Summertime Snacks!

Afternoon park trips, expeditions to the swimming pool, awesome water parks, looooong car rides ... the season will be here before you know it! Big bears and lil' bears will work together to cook delicious treats and leave with great snack ideas for these special summer moments. Yay for summer!

Regular Fee: $35

Sat, May 18 -

9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hands-on class, ages 3-6 with adult

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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Summer Reading Institute

Since 2015, UCA Outreach and Community Engagement has offered reading programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970. Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, UCA Outreach is proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These customized programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading. In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and 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 May - June 29 at UCA.

Regular Fee: Varies

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Reading programs for all ages

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Cubs in the Kitchen – Culinary Camp

This three-day culinary camp for kids ages 8-12 is back by popular demand! This summer, Young Chefs and Mrs. Tiffany will explore the five food groups. Each day your child will learn about each food group and explore innovative ways to incorporate them into their diets. The week will be packed full of fun, tasty recipes and your child will enjoy every minute. It’s both educational and edible...win-win!

Regular Fee: $125

Tues, Wed, Thurs, June 25 - June 27

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hands-on camp, ages 8-12

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Tiffany Block

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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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Summer Camps

Each year, the University of Central Arkansas offers an array of summer learning opportunities for youth. We are proud to offer summer enrichment programs in reading, writing, health, foreign language, sports and a variety of other educational topics designed especially for youth grades pre-K through 12. These summer programs have been developed by UCA Sports and academic departments. Please take time to browse the entire list of offerings and sign your student up for one or more summer programs.

Regular Fee: Varies

Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat,

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Programs are offered at various campus locations.

Location: UCA Campus

Instructor: Various | UCA Summer Camps Website