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 Spring 2020 Spark Is Now Open

For Spring 2020, 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.

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 NameAgesSpring 2020 Dates
3D Animation12-16

April 18-19


March 14-15

Creative Writing: Poetry12-16

February 15-16

Creative Writing: Flash Fiction12-16

March 14-15

Culinary Skills: Holiday Baking12-16February 15-16
Culinary Skills: Cultural Feast12-16

April 18-19

Game Design for Tabletop & RPGs12-16April 18-19
Mini Medical School: Session A12-16February 15-16
Mini Medical School: Session B12-16April 18-19
Robotics12-16March 14-15
University Prep15-16April 18-19