Spark Weekend Academy

Spark: Weekend Academy is an exciting new program offered at the Georgia Center on UGA’s campus in Athens. This Weekend Academy has grown from our popular Summer Academy at UGA and will provide two-day academic programs during the fall and spring.

Our Spark: Weekend Academy programs are designed to let you live out your dreams. You can immerse yourself in any world you choose, from medicine to writing to culinary to robotics. You’ll work with experts in the field to get practical, hands-on experience, and receive helpful advice on how to get where you want to go. And you’ll do it all while having a really great time!

Registration for Fall 2019 Spark Is Now Open

For Fall 2019, we are offering eleven exciting programs, including sessions on Mini Medical School, Culinary, Robotics, Creative Writing, and more. Spark will be new information and activities, so even if you have attended our Summer Academy camps, these programs are for you!

Online registration is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your spot. Simply click on the specific camp link below for access to online registration.

Weekend Accommodations for Families

For our families from outside Athens, make it a weekend you’ll remember in the Classic City. The Georgia Center hotel is available for reservations. Bring your child for an enriching learning experience and enjoy Athens as a family. Rates start at $109 per night. For more information, visit the hotel's website or call 706-542-2134 to make a reservation and mention Spark when you call. Please note: we will have limited hotel availability for the October weekend.

To learn more about Spark: Weekend Academy programs in Athens, please contact us at, 706-542-3537 or toll-free at 1-800-811-6640. You can also join our mailing list to receive camp updates.

For more information and to register, simply click on the program name below. Please note: programs labeled with “Session A, B” are multiple sessions of the same program.

Spark Program NameAgesFall 2019 Dates
2D Animation - Full - Waiting List12-16September 28-29
3D Animation12-16November 16-17
Acting12-16October 26-27
Creative Writing: Frightening Flash Fiction - Session Cancelled12-16September 28-29
Creative Writing: National Novel Writing Month12-16November 16-17
Culinary Skills: Cultural Feast12-16October 26-27
Culinary Skills: Holiday Baking12-16November 16-17
Game Design for Tabletop & RPGs12-16October 26-27
Mini Medical School: Session A - Full - Waiting List12-16September 28-29
Mini Medical School: Session B - Full - Waiting List12-16November 16-17
Robotics12-16October 26-27