Summer Academy at UGA is an exciting series of specialty summer camps in Athens for middle school and high school students looking to explore their passions, make new friends, and learn a lot along the way. Whether you dream about becoming a film director, doctor, scientist or artist, we have a summer camp just right for you!

Our Summer Academy at UGA programs are designed to let you live out your dreams. You can immerse yourself in any world you choose, from photography to video game design to culinary to comic book art. 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!

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This Summer's Camps Mix Old Favorites, New Adventures

We are proud to announce our 2020 Summer Academy at UGA camp offerings. We are bringing back most of our camps from last summer and have some new additions as well.

Registration for 2020 Summer Academy at UGA will open on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00AM.

Changes for 2020: We are offering additional sessions of our most popular camps. We also have many new camps added for 2020. Here are our new camp offerings:

We also have a new partnership with the UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies to offer 11 returning and new camps as part of our UGA Youth Film and Creative Arts Academy. The department’s faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students will develop and lead this exciting set of camp offerings:

For details on these camps and all of our other offerings, click on the camp below.

See the categorized list of 2020 Summer Academy camps here

Looking for something to engage your child before the summer? We have launched a new year round program, Spark: Weekend Academy. This exciting new program has grown out of Summer Academy and offers two-day academic programs. Our spring programs are open for registration now! For more information, see our Spark: Weekend Academy webpage.

Financial Aid Information

As part of our Public Service and Outreach mission, we continue to offer financial aid to students based on need. In 2019, we had 65 students attend on financial aid totaling more than $21,000. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to a general fund, go to the Commit to Georgia web site. If you are able to help others attend via a donation, your support is greatly appreciated.

When registration opens there will be a financial aid application available on this page. See our Financial Aid Information Sheet for more information. If you have any questions about financial aid, contact us at summeracademy@georgiacenter.uga.edu or call 706-542-3537.

To view important Summer Academy policy information and changes for 2020, review our policy document.

To learn more about our UGA summer camp programs in Athens, please contact us at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu, 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, just click on the camp name below. Note, camps labelled with “Session A, B, C, etc.” are multiple sessions of the same camp. Camps labeled with “1, 2” (example Mini Med 1 and Mini Med 2) are introductory and advanced camps in the same subject area.

STEM  |  ART  |  COLLEGE PREP  |  CAREER PREP

View the full alphabetized list of 2020 Summer Academy camps

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps

Summer Camp NameAges2020 Dates
2D Animation: Session A13-17June 1-5
2D Animation: Session B
13-17June 8-12
3D Animation: Session A13-17June 15-19
3D Animation: Session B13-17July 6-10
Architecture & Design: Session A
13-17July 6-10
Architecture & Design: Session B13-17July 13-17
Cyber Academy: Session A11-14July 6-10
Cyber Academy: Session B11-14July 13-17
Introductory Engineering: Exploring Electricity11-14July 13-17
Introductory Engineering: Session A11-14June 8-12
Introductory Engineering: Session B11-14June 22-26
Advanced Engineering: Session A15-17June 1-5
Advanced Engineering: Session B15-17June 15-19
Advanced Engineering: Session C15-17July 6-10
Exploring Environmental Sciences11-14June 8-12
Fibonacci, Fractals & 4-D (math)11-13July 6-10
Georgia Junior Hackers11-14June 15-19
Mini Medical School 1: Session A11-15June 1-5
Mini Medical School 1: Session B
11-15June 15-19
Mini Medical School 1: Session C11-15June 22-26
Mini Medical School 1: Session D
11-15

July 6-10

Mini Medical School 1: Session E
11-15July 13-17
Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session A12-16

June 1-5

Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session B12-16

June 15-19

Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session C12-16June 22-26
Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session D12-16July 6-10
Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session E12-16July 13-17
Molecular Biology14-17June 8-12
Ocean Discovery11-14June 1-5
Introductory Robotics: Session A11-14

June 1-5

Introductory Robotics: Session B11-14

June 22-26

Introductory Video Game Design: Session A11-17

June 22-26

Introductory Video Game Design: Session B11-17July 6-10
Advanced Video Game Prototyping & Development13-17July 13-17

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Arts-Focused Camps

Summer Camp NameAges2020 Dates
Acting: Session A14-17July 6-10
Acting: Session B14-17July 13-17
Comic Book 1: Beginning & Intermediate11-17June 1-5
Comic Book 2: Advanced13-17June 8-12
Creative Writing: Structure & Plot: Session A11-14

June 1-5

Creative Writing: Getting the Most Out of Every Word: Session B14-17

June 8-12

Creative Writing: World Building: Session C
12-17

June 15-19

Digital Film School: Basic: Session A11-15

June 1-5

Digital Film School: Basic: Session B11-15

June 8-12

Digital Film School: Intermediate14-17June 22-26
Digital Film Advanced Intensive14-17July 13-17
Drawing13-17June 15-19
Fashion Design: Session A13-17June 15-19
Fashion Design: Session B13-17June 22-26
Game Design for Tabletop & RPGs11-17June 1-5
Jewelry Making Metal Working14-17June 15-19
Musical Theatre

14-17

June 22-26

Photography: Session A13-17

July 6-10

Photography: Session B13-17

July 13-17

Poetry13-17June 22-26
Screen Writing14-17June 8-12

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College Preparation Camps

Summer Camp NameAges2020 Dates
College Preview13-15May 31 - June 6
University Prep Program: Session A16-17June 7-13
University Prep Program: Session B16-17June 21-27

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Career Preparation and Specialized Camps

Summer Camp NameAges2020 Dates
American Sign Language for Hearing Adolescents

12-17

July 6-10
Culinary Skills: Session A12-15June 15-19
Culinary Skills: Session B12-15June 22-26
Financial Planning Academy14-17July 12-17
Legal: Session A14-17

June 8-12

Legal: Session B14-17June 15-19
Money Dawgs®11-14

June 8-12

U.S. National Security13-17July 13-17

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