Thinking about college? Now is the time to start preparing! In our University Prep Program, you’ll receive the guidance and advice you need to feel more confident and prepared for your academic future. We’ll de-mystify the college application process, share financial aid and scholarship resources, and help you find schools that fit your academic goals and extra-curricular interests. You’ll attend workshops and seminars on topics such as Personal Statement & Essay Writing, and work to improve your team-building skills while tackling real-world problems that face college students nationwide. Not only will this program help you prepare to apply to the schools of your choice, but it will open your eyes to the exciting and fun experiences that college can offer. You’ll stay in a residence hall on the beautiful University of Georgia campus, eat in the dining commons, swim at Legion Pool, and explore campus and downtown Athens. This program is the perfect starting point for your college career! You should expect an academically rigorous experience that challenges you to think about your future, and encourages you to become a leader in addressing issues that will affect you during your college career.
Ages: 16-17, or students who will be high school juniors or seniors in Fall 2020
Not quite ready for University Prep? Students age 13-15 can explore a variety of college options in our College Preview camp.
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UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
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 - $980
Students must be seriously interested in pursuing college academics. University Prep students must demonstrate maturity and responsibility.
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.
Students are asked to bring laptops to class. Summer Academy at UGA is not responsible for keeping track of students' personal belongings, and is not liable for anything that gets lost or broken. If you are not able to bring a laptop, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to provide a laptop. We will have notebooks and pens available for use, but students are welcome to bring their own writing notebooks to camp if they wish.
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.