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.

Spark Weekend Academy

This fall, we have some very exciting new workshop options for you to choose from, such as stop motion animation, improv theatre, and modeling. Scroll down below to see what we have in store.

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 2021 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. Please note: programs labeled with “Session A, B” are multiple sessions of the same program.

Spark Program NameAgesFall 2021 Dates
Architecture and Design13-17November 13-14
Coding Weekend13-17October 9-10
Digital Film Workshop11-15October 9-10
Fashion Design13-17November 13-14
Introduction to Voice Acting: Online14-17November 13-14
Modeling and Personal Development14-17October 9-10
Musical Theatre Audition Technique and Preparation15-17November 13-14
Poster Graphic Design: Typography14-17October 9-10