UA Little Rock hosts summer camps

Children react as teacher April Blackburn combines baking soda with Coke

Looking for an engaging summer program to keep a motivated student academically challenged, or interested in having the student explore a new interest, or build athletic skills? 

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting a variety of summer camps in musical theatre, writing, computer coding, basketball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, and more.

Young Writers Camp
Dates: June 19-23, 8 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-6
Cost: $125
Contact: Pam Maisen, 501.951.6574

Emerging Writers Institute
Dates: June 19-23, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grades: 7-9
Dates: June 26-30, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grades: 10-12
Cost: $125
Contact: Greg Graham, gxgraham@ualr.edu

MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience
Dates: June 26-30
Grades: 7-8
Cost: Free
Contact: 501.569.3410 or giftedcenter@ualr.edu

Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)
Dates: July 10-21, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Grades: K-8
Cost: $300
Contact: 501.569.3410 or giftedcenter@ualr.edu

Trojan Athletics summer camps

Van Compton Volleyball Camp
Van Compton, vxcompton@ualr.edu

Hitter/Setter Camp: July 10-11, Grades 8-12, $50
Serve/Serve-Receive Camp: July 12-13, Grades 8-12, $50
Defensive Specialist Camp: July 14, Grades 8-12, $35
Individual Camp: July 17-20, Grades 4-12, $150
Senior High Team Camp: July 24-25, $50
Junior High Team Camp: July 26-27, $50

Trojan Swim Academy
Contact: Amy Burgess, amburgess1@ualr.edu

Session I: June 5-9, June 12-15, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons
Session II: June 19-22, June 26-29, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons
Session III: July 10-13, July 17-20, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons
Session IV: July 24-27, July 31 – Aug. 3, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons
Session times of 4:30-5 p.m., 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m., and 6-6:30 p.m. are available.

Golden Touch Soccer Camp
Contact: Adrian Blewitt, ablewitt@msn.com

Individual Summer Camp: June 6-9, Ages 5-6 (half day), $120, and ages 7-13 (full day), $190
Individual Summer Camp: June 13-16, Ages 5-6 (half day), $120, and ages 7-13 (full day), $190
Discounts available for siblings and students participating in both weeks of camp.

Little Rock Basketball Camp

Session I: June 12-15, Grades K-3 (morning), $110, and Grades 4-12 (afternoon), $200
Session II: June 26-29, Grades K-3 (morning), $110, and Grades 4-12 (afternoon), $200
Session III: July 10-13, Grades K-3 (morning), $110, and 4-7 (afternoon), $200
Those who register before June 1 will receive a $15 discount. UA Little Rock faculty and staff will receive a 50 percent discount.

Joe Foley Basketball Camp
Steve Wiedower, slwiedower@ualr.edu, or Robert Dallimore, rjdallimore@ualr.edu

Team Camp 1: June 9-10, $180 per day
Team Camp 2: Aug. 1-3, $180 per day
Advanced Skills Camp: June 24-25, Grades 9-12, $100
Individual Camp: June 12-14, Grades 1-4 and 5-12, $95
Mini Camp: June 12-14, Grades 1-4, $75

UA Little Rock Benton Center


Tour of the Sciences
Dates: June 12-16
Grades: 7-9
Applications due June 1

Computer Coding using Minecraft
Dates: June 19-23
Grades: 8-12
Applications due June 12

In the upper right photo, April Blackburn teaches gifted children in the SLUFY program as they combine baking soda with Coke.

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