Summer Academy Camps

Startup Studio: Creative Business Camp

Calling all budding innovators, entrepreneurs, creative problem-solvers, and tech pioneers! Are you overflowing with ideas? Learn how to turn them into reality in this exciting new camp! Here, you'll get the chance to create a business plan for your own innovative idea - whether it's a new app, a worthwhile charity, or an amazing product! Along the way you'll manage projects, design and develop a brand, rub elbows with fellow innovators, and harness social media to transmit your ideas to the public. Open to students ages 13-17. 

Course Information

Course Number:


Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall 

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 


Day Camp - $350

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.


Lucas Jensen is currently completing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development, as well as a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. For nearly a decade, he worked as a publicist and promoter at Team Clermont, an Athens-based company that handles PR, publicity, and radio promotion for music artists. Lucas has also spent time as a touring/recording musician and designing games. He currently teaches undergraduate courses at UGA and James Madison University, where he shows his students how to use innovative technology in their professional lives. This is his sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.