Summer Camps for Kids

Children’s Summer Camps Make UC Campus a Popular Destination

Many children of UC alumni can be found on campus during the summer engaging in a wide variety of activities. Here’s a partial list of what’s coming up in the summer of 2022.

DAAPcamps attract hundreds of students from all over the country to explore the disciplines at DAAP. Camp Leads are faculty and professionals in the individual industries of Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Shoe Design, Graphic Communication Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Fine Art disciplines, and Animation and Digital Film-Making. Studios offer a combination of hands-on work, visits with professionals, individual and team problem-solving and design initiatives and more.

From learning to prototype and problem-solve to coding and programming, the College of Engineering and Applied Science offers unique summer camp experiences for everyone, especially elementary and high school students interested in pursuing careers in STEM. 

The Early IT two-week virtual summer day camp gives students a foundation in Information Technology, including cybersecurity, software development, game development and simulations, data and cloud technologies. Students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning of current technologies, work in groups to develop their own IT solutions, and learn from college professors and IT business leaders.

Kids, teens and even adults have the chance to experience the performing arts at CCM this summer through week-long day camps, multi-week residencies and elective classes, working with CCM’s world-class faculty and renowned guest artists, all at the state-of-the-art CCM Village.

Bearcats Baseball Camps offer skills instruction, games and other baseball-related activities, directed by UC coaches and current players.

Taught by UC Men’s Basketball coaches and current/former Bearcats players, the Wes Miller Basketball Camp teaches young players (from rising K through high school) the basic fundamentals of the game in a safe and fun environment.

Aspiring basketball players can participate in the Kids Camp or the Team Camp, designed to build fundamentals on all aspects of the game.

Young aspiring football players can benefit from the instruction of UC Football’s energetic coaching staff, learning fundamentals, strength and conditioning, and the basics of offense, defense and special teams.

Rising volleyball players will receive detailed technical instruction in all areas of the game. The camps are designed with multiple skills levels in mind.

B.E.S.T. camps and clinics offer a range of soccer instruction based on the skill level and aspirations of the participants, with athletes grouped by age and ability in order to receive the optimal technical and tactical instruction.

Girls can take part in a summer youth camp for grades 3 through 7, or the elite camp for grades 8 through 12.

Bearcats Academy is a multi-year mentoring program conducted in partnership with Aiken, Hughes and Taft high schools, pairing students with UC undergraduate mentors. Rising high school seniors can take advantage of a summer program component.

UC Upward Bound contains both academic-year and six-week hybrid summer programs with a residential campus life experience including classroom instruction, tutoring, college readiness counseling, college tours and cultural experiences. There are Summer Bridge and Summer Pre-Bridge programs for high school students.

One-day workshops for students (4th through 12th grades) who stutter and their parents/caregivers. Programs are led by licensed speech-language pathologists with the assistance of graduate clinicians from UC.

The UC College of Medicine’s summer workshop serves high school sophomores and juniors interested in careers in medicine or other healthcare-related fields. Students will work in a state-of-the-art laboratory, form hypotheses, design experiments, analyze data and communicate their conclusions at a research symposium.