UA Little Rock hosts summer camps

Participants in UA Little Rock's Young Writers Camp offer positive affirmations to inspire their fellow campers to read aloud in front of the group. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

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

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting a variety of summer camps in musical theatre, writing, engineering, computer coding, robotics, geology, transportation, swimming, and more.

Young Writers Camp

Dates: June 11-15, 8 a.m. to noon

Grades: 3-6

Cost: $125

Contact: Pam Maisen, 501-951-6574

Emerging Writers Institute

Dates: June 25-29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Dates: June 25-29, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $125

Contact: Greg Graham, gxgraham@ualr.edu

MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience

Dates: June 25-29 with Student Showcase at 2 p.m. June 29

Grades: 7-9

Cost: Free

Contact: 501-569-3410 or giftedcenter@ualr.edu 

“MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience”

Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)

Dates: July 9-20, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grades: K-8

Cost: $300

Contact: 501-569-3410 or giftedcenter@ualr.edu

AP (Advanced Placement) PREP Boot Camp

Dates: July 23-27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Grades: Arkansas high school students enrolled in advanced placement courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, English, English literature, and statistics for fall 2018

Cost: Free

VEX Robotics

Each VEX Robotics camp costs $175 and includes a T-shirt, snacks, and robotics competition on the final day of camp. Contact Sandra Leiterman at saleiterman@ualr.edu for more information.

VEX IQ for beginners

Dates: Session 1: July 9-13, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Dates: Session 2: July 16-20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Grades: 3-6

Girl Powered VEX EDR

Dates: July 9-13, 1 to 4 p.m.

Grades: Girls 6-12

VEX EDR

Dates: July 16-20, 1 to 4 p.m.

Grades 6-12

VEX IQ – Advanced session

Dates: Session 1: July 23-27, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Dates: Session 2: July 23-27, 1 to 4 p.m.

Grades: 3-6

Neva Dagtas (middle) of Little Rock celebrates as her robot, "Walle Jr.," wins the robotics camp competition for fifth and sixth graders. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.
Neva Dagtas (middle) of Little Rock celebrates as her robot, “Walle Jr.,” wins the robotics camp competition for fifth and sixth graders in June 2017.

George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology free residential summer camps

For the following camps, contact Vernard Henley, assistant dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, at 501-569-8203 or vwhenley@ualr.edu for more information.

High School Research Program

Dates: July 9-28

Grades: 8-11

Applications due April 20

Engineering Scholars Program

Dates: Session 1: June 17-23

Dates: Session 2: June 24-30

Grades: 8-11

Applications due April 20

EIT Middle School Summer Science Camp

Dates: Session 1: July 8-13

Dates: Session 2: July 15-20

Grades: 5-7

Applications due April 30

Geology Camp

Dates: June 10-15

Grades: 8-11

Applications due April 20

Girls Coding Camp

Dates: July 22-27

Grades: 7-8

Applications due April 20

 

Trojan Athletics summer camp

Trojan Swim Academy

Contact: Amy Burgess, amburgess1@ualr.edu

Session I: June 4-7, June 11-14, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons

Session 2: June 18-21, June 25-28, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons

Session 3: July 9-12, July 16-19, Ages 4-12, $75 for eight lessons

Session 4: July 23-26, July 30 – Aug. 2, 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.

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