Summer Academy at UGA Registration is now open!

Click on the specific camp link below for access to online registration and downloadable forms for registration and financial assistance requests.

Note: if you are applying for financial assistance, you cannot register for camp now. You need to complete and submit the Financial Aid Application to apply. See the application for full details.

Students who register by March 6th will receive a $20 discount on day camp and overnight registration fees, as well as a discounted fee for optional camp t-shirt.

Online registration via the links on each camp page below is the quickest and easiest way to register.

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 & Waviers document. Our staff will not be able to complete phone registrations unless you have read and understood these waivers and acknowledgements.

Summer Academy at UGA is an exciting series of specialty summer camps in Athens for middle school and high school students who want to do amazing things. Whether you dream about becoming a film director, doctor, scientist or artist, we have a summer camp just right for you!

We are proud to announce our 2018 Summer Academy at UGA camp offerings. We are bringing back most of our camps from last summer and have some new additions as well.

New camps and added sessions of popular camps for 2018
We are offering several additional sessions of our most popular camps. We also have many new camps added for 2018. Here are our new camp offerings:

  • American Sign Language for Hearing Adolescents – June 4-8
  • Cameraless Photography: Introduction to Darkroom – June 11-15
  • Culinary Skills– June 25-29
  • Experience Engineering (for high school students, 2 Sessions) – June 4-8 and July 9-13
  • Future Leaders / Human Development – July 9-13
  • Musical Theatre – June 18-22
  • Paper Engineering – July 16-20
  • Screen Writing – June 25-29

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

See the categorized list of 2018 Summer Academy camps here

We are also excited to offer four new weekend Robotics Experiences this spring. Enroll in one and join us for an exciting day or weekend of technology and engineering! See our Robotics Programs for more information.

See what summer looks like here @ Summer Academy!

As part of our Public Service and Outreach mission, we continue to offer scholarships to students based on financial need. In 2017, we had 71 students attend on scholarships totaling more than $29,000. For more information about applying for scholarships, see the program policy document below. 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.

To apply for financial aid, click on any of the individual camp pages below and then click on the “Financial Aid Application”. Full information on applying for scholarships to attend Summer Academy will be on this document. If you have any questions about scholarships, contact the program coordinator, Brian Stone, at brian.stone@georgiacenter.uga.edu or 706-542-7255.

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 aviation 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!

To view important Summer Academy policy information and changes for 2018, 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 2018 Summer Academy camps

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps

Summer Camp NameAgesSummer 2018 Dates
3D Animation13-17June 25-29
Architecture & Design: Session A13-17July 9-13
Architecture & Design: Session B13-17July 16-20
Aviation: Level 112-15June 11-15
Engineering Academy: Session A11-15June 11-15
Engineering Academy: Session B11-15July 9-13
Engineering Academy: Exploring Electricity11-15July 16-20
Experience Engineering: Session A14-17June 4-8
Experience Engineering: Session B14-17July 9-13
Exploring Environmental Sciences11-14June 4-8
Fibonacci, Fractals & 4-D (math)11-13June 18-22
GG: Introductory Video Game Design: Session A
11-17

June 18-22

GG: Introductory Video Game Design: Session B11-17June 25-29
Advanced GG: Video Game Prototyping & Development (2 wks)13-17July 9-20
Georgia Junior Hackers - Full - Waiting List11-14July 9-13
Introductory Robotics: Session A11-14

June 4-8

Introductory Robotics: Session B11-14

July 16-20

Mini Medical School 1: Session A - Full
11-15June 4-8
Mini Medical School 1: Session B - Full - Waiting List11-15June 18-22
Mini Medical School 1: Session C - Full - Waiting List11-15June 25-29
Mini Medical School 1: Session D - Full - Waiting List11-15

July 9-13

Mini Medical School 1: Session E - Full - Waiting List11-15July 16-20
Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session A - Full
12-16

June 18-22

Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session B - Full - Waiting List12-16

July 9-13

Mini Medical School 2: Beyond the Basics Session C - Full - Waiting List12-16July 16-20
Ocean Discovery11-14June 4-8

View the full alphabetized list of 2018 Summer Academy camps

Arts-Focused Camps

Summer Camp NameAgesSummer 2018 Dates
Beta Beats: Basic Music Production11-14June 18-22
Cameraless Photography: Introduction to Darkroom13-17

June 11-15

Comic Book 1: Beginning & Intermediate - Full - Waiting List11-17June 4-8
Comic Book 2: Advanced13-17June 11-15
Creative Writing: Session A - Full - Waiting List12-16

June 25-29

Creative Writing: Session B12-16

July 9-13

Digital Film School Basic: Session A11-15

June 4-8

Digital Film School Basic: Session B11-15

June 11-15

Digital Film School: Intermediate11-15June 18-22
Digital Film Advanced Intensive (2 wks)14-17July 9-20
Fashion Design: Session A13-17June 11-15
Fashion Design: Session B13-17June 18-22
Game Design for Tabletop & RPGs11-17June 4-8
Musical Theatre

14-17

June 18-22

Paper Engineering14-17July 16-20
Photography: Session A13-17

June 11-15

Photography: Session B13-17

June 18-22

Screen Writing14-17June 25-29

View the full alphabetized list of 2018 Summer Academy camps

College Preparation Camps

Summer Camp NameAgesSummer 2018 Dates
College Preview13-15June 11-15
University Prep Program: Session A16-17June 18-22
University Prep Program: Session B16-17June 25-29

View the full alphabetized list of 2018 Summer Academy camps

Career Preparation and Specialized Camps

Summer Camp NameAgesSummer 2018 Dates
American Sign Language for Hearing Adolescents

12-17

June 4-8
Creative Entrepreneurship13-17

June 11-15

Culinary Skills14-17June 25-29
Future Leaders13-15July 9-13
Legal: Session A - Full - Waiting List14-17

June 25-29

Legal: Session B14-17July 16-20
Money Dawgs11-14

July 16-20

U.S. National Security13-17June 25-29

View the full alphabetized list of 2018 Summer Academy camps

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