Spark Weekend Academy

SPARK is a short, weekend-long academic program for middle and high school students offered at the Georgia Center on UGA’s campus in Athens. This Weekend Academy has grown from our popular Summer Academy at UGA and provides two-day academic programs during the fall.

Our Spark: Weekend Academy programs are designed to let you live out your ambitions by taking a dive into a specific professional field. You’ll work with professionals and experts in the field to get practical experience and receive helpful advice on how to get where you want to go.

Registration is now open.

This fall, we have some very exciting new workshop options for you to choose from, such as Infinity: The Strange and Beautiful, Comparative Anatomy, and Poetry. Scroll down below to see what we have in store.

Our Spark workshop weekends will be during September 17th and 18th, October 15th and 16th, and November 12th and 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. here at the Georgia Center and nearby university buildings.

Online registration is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your spot. Simply go to the individual program pages to access online registration.

Phone Registration:

If you plan to register via phone to 706-542-3537, you will need to have already read and understood all of our waivers and acknowledgements. Please see the Enrollment Agreement and 2022 Spark: Weekend Academy at UGA Photo Release, Acknowledgments, & Waivers documents. Our staff will not be able to complete phone registrations unless you have read and understood these waivers and acknowledgements.

Please fill out the Medical Information Form and Authorization for Medical Care document. You will need this to register for Spark: Weekend Academy.

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.

Spark Program NameAgesFall 2022 Dates
2D Animation13-17September 17-18
Comparative Anatomy12-17September 17-18

Writing Poetry that Sings

13-17September 17-18
American Sign Language12-17October 15-16
Starting with Spanish11-13October 15-16
3D Animation13-17November 12-13
Creative Writing: Worldbuilding Magic and Technology13-17November 12-13
Infinity: The Strange and Beautiful14-17November 12-13