Summer camps at UNCG provide summer learning experiences for thousands of young people in the Triad and beyond, with programs for kids aged 7 through 18, and even for college students. Dance, music, technology, theatre, visual art, writing, speech and hearing, a variety of sports and herpetology are all available this summer. The camps are accepting applications for Summer 2017.
UNCG Summer Arts and Design Camp
Students in grades 8 through 12 have the opportunity to be guided by experienced practicing visual artists and art professors. The students may choose up to three art disciplines to fill their morning, afternoon and evening studio hours. The choices include: advanced drawing, painting, clay, digital photography, digital graphic design, filmmaking, interior architecture, animation and time-based media. Foundational instruction in technique and skill-building are part of each workshop, as well as the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and work on student-led projects.
The program includes visits to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, guided visits to open studios and other enrichment activities with professional artists. At the conclusion of the program, students will get to show their work in an exhibition at the Gatewood Studio Arts Gallery. Experienced and beginning students are invited.
Commuting Day Camp includes studio instruction, art supplies, art exhibition, meals, and art enrichment activities.
Residential Camp includes all of the above, as well as double occupancy housing in a UNCG dormitory.
Learn more and register for the camp online: https://vpa.uncg.edu/artcamp/
UNCG Summer Music Camp
July 9 -14
July 16 -21
UNCG’s Summer Music Camp is known as the largest and most popular university-sponsored music camp in the United States. Many of the teaching and counseling staff come from the UNCG School of Music and all are music educators. Students in grades 6 through 12 can attend for programs in band, orchestra, piano and mixed chorus during two different weeks.
Students will stay in double occupancy rooms in UNCG residence halls and receive meals in the University Dining Hall. Ensemble performance will be emphasized and each week will conclude with a Friday performance for families, friends and community members.
All programs include classes in basic musicianship, as well as recital performances and sectional rehearsals with camp staff members. Private lessons are also an available option to all campers.
To learn more and to apply go to https://www.smcamp.org/music-camp/
All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp
Children ages 7–15 receive in-depth, hands-on instruction in the arts, sciences and technology. Campers may attend as day campers, from 8 a.m to 9 p.m., or as residential campers, staying overnight in UNCG dormitories.
During the week, each camper attends a morning class and an afternoon class, and the campers are divided into two age groups (2nd–5th and 6th and up) for all activities and classes. The class size are small, and the curriculum encourages problem solving and critical thinking. See the course selections here and here. In addition to hands-on learning in the arts and sciences, the campers will gain exposure to great artists and scientists whose contributions have made a significant impact on the world.
The camp also includes multicultural entertainment, a focus on citizenship and daily recreation with a variety of sports and games. There is special pricing for UNCG faculty and staff. Visit allarts.uncg.edu to see details – or to register.
UNCG Young Writers’ Camp
This two-week camp, which runs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., introduces young writers in grades 3-12 to the writing process and to digital tools, such as storyboarding, blogging and movie-making. In daily workshops, the students work with UNCG faculty, graduate students, North Carolina teachers and local authors who support the development of a variety of writing styles. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a special “Writing and Robotics” companion program and visit the Weatherspoon Art Museum, to learn how to use visual art to inspire their writing. Typically, all student writers have the opportunity to publish their work via the camp website. Scholarships are available. See the web site’s Scholarship Page or contact email@example.com. Visit www.youngwriterscampuncg.com for registration, to view some of the writing tools for student writers and to read the work of past participants.
UNCG Summer Theatre Camp
June 19-August 4
The nationally recognized North Carolina Theatre for Young People will hold its first year of the UNCG Summer Theatre Camp. Run by the professionally trained artistic team at NCTYP, the weeklong summer camps will host children aged 5 to 16, in three groups according to age. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UNCG School of Theatre. Sessions will focus on fairy tales, musical theatre showcases, developing improvisation skills or creating original plays. In this structured, safe environment, children will be encouraged to use their imaginations and build confidence through developing communication skills and collaborating with friends.
North Carolina Summer Program for Kids (NCSPK)
June 19-July 28
The NCSPK is a highly structured, fun and supportive summer day camp program for 7- to 13-year-old children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The camp will run Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 24 children.
The NCSPK is a unique summer day treatment program that brings together the expertise of the ADHD Clinic at UNCG and its partner, Noble Academy. The goals of NCSPK are to improve self-control, friendships, academic skills, sports skills and self-esteem. In addition to daily behavioral and educational programming, children have opportunities for sports, arts and crafts, swimming, music, and weekly field trips. Last year’s field trips included visits to the SciAquarium, a Grasshoppers baseball game, and bowling. Parents also have weekly opportunities to learn specialized skills that improve parent-child relations and home behavior. For information visit www.ncsummerprogramforkids.org.
“IT is for Girls / We Make IT” Summer Camp
“IT is for Girls” is a week-long program for middle and high-school girls that includes hands-on technology and leadership activities. High-school students who have participated in past summer camps will be invited to serve as teen mentors for the campers in grades 6-8. Past activities have included creating animations and video games, designing web pages, developing Android mobile apps, creating a video production, working with LEGO Robotics, going on field trips and more. The camp is limited to 80 qualified students. Registration opens March 6, and if registration exceeds the limit, there will be a wait-list. For more details and to register, see this page: https://wiit.uncg.edu/it-is-for-girls/participate.
UNCG Summer Dance Intensive
The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance offers the Summer Dance Intensive, a program designed for UNCG Dance majors and minors, dancers from other universities, and rising high school juniors and seniors, who can earn UNCG credit or attend with a non-credit option.
The guest instructor for 2017 is Roger C. Jeffrey, a teacher and choreographer who performs with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and has been a guest instructor at the Ailey and Julliard schools, among many other places.
Students may register for the Technique morning session as a stand-alone credit. Dance repertory credit requires full-day enrolment. All students must be at an intermediate or advanced level of dance training in contemporary or ballet technique. Details and registration information are at http://performingarts.uncg.edu/summer-dance-intensive/.
Herpetological Research Experience
In this residential research based camp, rising 9th through 12th graders work alongside field experts in exploring the vast ecosystem at Chestnut Ridge. Each morning students will go into the field to catch, catalog and release various reptiles and amphibians. They’ll study the inhabitants of ephemeral pools, streams, lakes and hardwood forests. Possible field studies include: water turtles, box turtles, snakes, stream amphibians, ephemeral pool amphibians and frog calls. The camp is based at a nut free facility that can provide vegetarian and gluten-free options as needed. Scholarships are available.
Find out more about the Herp Project at UNCG and other summer programs here.
UNCG Speech & Hearing Center summer camps
“The Listening Lab,” auditory training and language intervention for children diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD) will be offered from (exact dates TBA) June 2017 to July 2017, 9 am-12 noon. For more information, see the brochure here.
Horsepower Experience at the Therapeutic Learning Center in Colfax, NC. This year the summer camp will serve school-aged children with fluency disorders. The camp will be held (exact dates TBA) June 2017-July 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. For more information contact Perry Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 256-2005 and see the brochure here.
LIME Camp – Language Intervention through Movement and Exercise Camp at UNCG recreation center. This camp will serve rising 2nd and 3rd grade students with a language disorder. Students will participate in language therapy infused with yoga. Camp will be held (exact dates TBA) July 2017, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. each day at the student recreation center. Space is limited. For more information or to register contact Emily Hamuka at email@example.com or (336) 256-1105.
Check for updates on the website.
Sports camps at UNCG
Though summer sports camps are not operated by the university, UNCG coaches own and operate camps in a variety of sports – and many are on the campus. Information about those sports camps can be found here.
Compiled by Susan Kirby-Smith