UA Little Rock Hosts 2022 Summer Camps

SLUFY camp students write and star in their own play during the Broadway session of the UA Little Rock Summer Laureate University for Youth.

With the summer fast approaching, families are on the lookout for fun, engaging, and educational summer programming that will keep kids and young adults on their toes. Look no further than the University of Arkansas at Little Rock! 

UA Little Rock is hosting a variety of summer camps in writing, music, virtual reality, athletics, as well as the ever popular Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY) for gifted and talented students.

Check out our comprehensive list of summer camps below to find the right fit for your family!

Emerging Writers Institute

Dates: June 6-10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grades 6-8
Dates: June 6-10, 1:30-5 p.m. Grades: High School
Dates: June 27 to July 1, 8 a.m. to noon. Grades 3-5
Cost: $150
Contact: Greg Graham,

UA Little Rock Summer Concert and Jazz Band

Concert Band Rehearsals: May 31, June 2, June 7, and June 9 from 6-8 p.m.
Jazz Band Rehearsals: June 1, 3, 6, and 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Final Performance: June 10
The free summer bands are open to all high school students and community members.
Contact Dr. Ken Goff for more information at

Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY)

Dates: July 11-22
Time: 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Cost: $325
Contact: 501-569-3410 or

Virtual Reality Summer Camp

Dates: Aug. 1-5, 12-5 p.m.
Grades: 7-12
Cost: $125 for camp or $450 for camp and purchase of Oculus Quest 2

Middle school students participate in a UA Little Rock Virtual Reality Summer Camp at the Emerging Analytics Center on campus. Photo by Ben Krain.
Middle school students participate in a UA Little Rock Virtual Reality Summer Camp at the Emerging Analytics Center in 2021. Photo by Ben Krain.

Trojan Athletics summer camps

Darrell Walker Basketball Camp

Camp 1: June 13-16, Noon-4:30 p.m., Ages: 8-18, $220
Camp 2: July 25-26, Noon-4:30 p.m., Ages 8-18, $120

Joe Foley Basketball Camp

Mini Camp: June 6-8, Grades 1-4, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $70
Individual Camp: June 6-8, Grades 5-12, 12:30-5:30 p.m., $90
Advanced Skills Camp: June 18, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Grades 9-12, $50
Team Camp: June 9-10, Grades 9-12, $180 for 1 day, $360 for 2 days
Team Camp: July 27-28, Grades 9-12, $180 for 1 day, $360 for 2 days

Van Compton Volleyball Camp

Hitter/Setter Camp: June 20-21, Grades: 8-12. $70
Serve/Serve Receive Camp: June 22-23, Grades: 8-12. $70
Defensive Specialist Camp: June 24, Grades 8-12. $70
Individual Camp: July 5-8, Grades: 4-12. $175
Junior High Team Camp: July 18-19
Senior High Team Camp: Aug. 1-2
Contact Coach Van Compton at 501-607-2056 for team camp registration questions.

Little Rock Wrestling Camp

June 12-16, Grades: 7-12.
Camp costs $275 for commuters and $375 for those who stay on campus.

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