College Preview

A "must" for soon-to-be or early high school students, this program will get you excited about your future! Join us as we explore life in a college setting and learn what you can do now to become a successful undergraduate student later! The perfect mix of fun and college research, you'll stay in a University of Georgia residence hall, eat in the dining commons, and explore the campus of UGA, as well as several other colleges and universities – from small private colleges to larger regional universities. You'll learn what it takes to get accepted at each school, and discover all the amazing opportunities that would be available to you as a student there. And don't worry – there's plenty of fun to be had, too! We'll visit UGA's Legion Pool, Tate Student Center, the Creamery, as well as cool spots in downtown Athens, Five Points, and more. This is an amazing way to sample college life, and see what it takes to become a future college student!

Older students who are already preparing to attend college should check out our University Prep Program: Session A or University Prep Program: Session B!

Ages: 13-15

Course Date Info:

Overnight Option Only
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Activities take place all over the UGA campus and Athens, including other local colleges. During the program, students will travel around by foot, bus and university vehicle. We will have social activities and fun field trips planned for the students during the week. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Overnight Camp - $910

None. This program is open to all students in this age range who are interested in exploring a variety of college options.


Nathan Lawrence has spent most of his adult life in Athens. He graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's degree from UGA, and after a two year diaspora, returned to the Classic City. Currently, he teaches high school English at Commerce High School in Commerce, Georgia. He lives in Athens with his beautiful wife, and is the proud father of one very angry cat. When he's not teaching (or summer-camping), Nathan works as an instructor with the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, an organization he belonged to in college. This is Nathan’s fourth year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

Peter Reitz is a high school English teacher at Commerce High School in Commerce, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in English Education and wants to stay in Athens forever. He is fortunate enough to have a wonderful husband who loves him for all his eccentricities, and the two of them spend their days together playing tabletop roleplaying games and video games. Peter's other interests include cooking and baking, drawing, world mythologies, faeries, and Old Testament angels. This is Peter’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.