You can register online or download a paper registration form.

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

This program is ideal for burgeoning photographers who want to explore this fascinating medium and gain a better understanding of photographic technique. We'll start by exploring the fundamentals of photography in more traditional methods, such as building pinhole cameras, creating photograms and developing prints in a darkroom. Then you'll learn to successfully use your DSLR in manual mode as you explore an array of digital techniques in lighting, composition and post-production. We'll look at the history of photography and look at the work of contemporary photographers. The majority of each day will be spent taking photographs in many different styles at locations in and around the University campus and Athens, with time spent later in the week learning the basics of photo editing. You will leave the camp with an online portfolio of your work to share with others and memories to last a lifetime. Note: Students are responsible for bringing a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera to camp with them.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try Photography: Session B

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
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. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $370

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $840

This course is designed for students with little to no background in photography. Students are required to bring their own digital single lens reflex camera with them to camp. More information on that is below, in the “What to Bring” section.


Rebecca Katzmann is a children’s fashion and lifestyle photographer in the Atlanta and Athens areas. She holds a BA in Visual Communication/Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Rebecca completed her studies at Atlanta’s Portfolio Center Commercial Photography program. Her love of photography started at a very young age when she received a Polaroid camera as a gift. She now has two children who inspire her work to be very whimsical, candid, and light-hearted. Rebecca has extensive experience with both studio and natural lighting, Photoshop and directing models of all ages. She has done freelance work for MudPie, Kate & Libby Children’s clothing, and Fame Parties for the last seven years. Rebecca also volunteers with APA’s Portrait Project photographing families for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This is Rebecca’s third year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students are required to bring their own digital single lens reflex camera, along with the accompanying camera manual (if available), battery charger, and computer interface cables (USB). Students should also bring a memory card that fits their camera; we recommend 8GB or higher, since we will often be out shooting all day.

A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.