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.

Little Rock Basketball Camp

Contact: Logan Dahms, lmdahms@ualr.edu
Dates: June 11-14, June 25-28
Ages 5-8, Mini Camp, $120, and Ages 9-17, Regular Camp, $220

Joe Foley Basketball Camp

Contact: Steve Wiedower, slwiedower@ualr.edu, Robert Dallimore, rjdallimore@ualr.edu,
Team Camp 1: June 21-22, $180 per day
Team Camp 2: Aug. 1-3, $180 per day
Advanced Skills Camp: June 23-24, Grades 9-12, $100
Mini Camp: June 18-20, Grades 1-4, $75
Individual Camp: June 18-20, Grades 5-12, $100

Van Compton Volleyball Camp

Contact: Van Compton, 501-607-2056
Hitter/Setter Camp: July 9-10, Grades 8-12, $50
Serve/Serve Receive Camp: July 1-12, Grades 8-12, $50
Defensive Specialist Camp: July 13, Grades 8-12, $35
Individual Camp: July 16-19, Grades 4-12, $150
Senior High Team Camp: July 23-24, $50
Junior High Team Camp: July 25-26, $50

Little Rock Baseball Camp

Contact: Kyle Giusti, kjgiusti@ualr.edu
Summer Kids Skills Camp: June 18-20, Grades 1-7, $150
Summer Showcase: July 19, Grades 9-12 and junior college athletes, $150

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