What do you want to learn this summer?
We offer a variety of fun and intriguing summer programs for students of all ages. Whatever your interests, we have a program for you! Scroll down this page to discover all the ways you can grow this summer at The University of Alabama.
Please Note: The listings below are for 2013 summer camps. Dates and descriptions for the 2014 summer camps will be posted in early Spring 2014.
Alabama Museum of Natural History Summer Field Trips
July - August
Join the Alabama Museum of Natural History for Summer Field Trips that include tubing, caving, fossil-hunting and canoeing in some of Alabama's most beautiful and interesting places. These exciting day trips are led by experienced Museum naturalists and are designed for students, adults, families and children over the age of ten. The Museum provides the transportation and equipment. For more information call (205) 348-7550 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alabama Museum of Natural History Expedition 35
Legacy Teacher Workshop: June 12 - 14
Middle School Camp: June 17 - 22
High School Camp: June 24 - 29
Wade in clear streams, hunt for fossils, and work side-by-side with scientists in the field of paleontology and ecology — all while having fun and forging friendships that will last a lifetime. There is nothing else quite like it in the state of Alabama! Choose from one of four exciting sessions depending on age and interest. No previous experience or specialized equipment is necessary for participation. Call (205) 348-7550 or e-mail us at email@example.com for additional information. Spaces are limited so sign up soon!
June – July
The University of Alabama offers camps for 16 varsity sports (football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, softball, men's and women's track, men's and women's swimming, gymnastics, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, and cheerleading). The camps are held on various dates, June through July. For more information on these camps, call (205) 348-3600 or visit rolltide.com.
SITE (Student Introduction to Engineering)
Three Sessions Beginning July 7, 14, and 21
Ever wonder what makes bridges capable of withstanding 100-mph winds or why a skyscraper doesn't collapse during an earthquake? Perhaps you'll be an engineer someday. Come to The University of Alabama campus to learn what high school courses you will need to excel as an engineer and to discover if engineering is the right career for you. For high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades.
Contact: Gregory L. Singleton, firstname.lastname@example.org, (205) 348-1447; site.eng.ua.edu.
Community Music School
June 3 - July 31
The CMS is an outreach program of the School of Music (Moody Music Bldg.) at The University of Alabama. Designed to enrich the quality of life through exposure and study of the arts, students of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Teachers include UA faculty, area professionals with advanced music degrees, graduate students, and carefully selected undergraduate music students.
Private summer lesson days/times are flexible and are offered June 3 – July 30 (closed July 4). To enroll visit our office, 171 Moody Music Bldg., UA Campus or visit music.ua.edu/community-music–school.
Contact: Dr. Jane Weigel at email@example.com or (205) 348-6741.
Crimson Music Camps
June 6 - 9: Jazz/Improvisation and Marching Percussion Camp
June 9 - 14: Concert Band/Piano Camp
A week of intensive learning that offers a wide range of experiences for the serious young music student. Options include band, piano, choir (grades 7–12). Residential and commuter options.
For more information, visit music.ua.edu and select the Crimson Camp link, or contact Heath Nails, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (205) 348-6068.
Alabama Summer Computer Camps
Middle School: July 8 - 12
High School: July 22 - 26, July 29 - August 2
The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science within the College of Engineering will host a series of Computer Science camps from July 8th – 26th, 2013 for both middle and high schools students. High School students will be given an option to stay in our dormitories as residential campers or commuters. Middle school camps are only offered for those who can commute. Students will be taught multiple topics of Computer Science while learning to program a computer in several exciting contexts (e.g., game programming and robotics at the middle school camps; and Java, robotics control and smartphone apps at the high school camps). The Computer Science camps are taught by faculty and staff in a manner that encourages self-exploration across multiple projects.
Contact: Dr. Jeff Gray, email@example.com, (205) 348-2847.
Rural Minority Health Scholars Program
May 26 - June 28
Rural Minority Health Scholars Programs is a five-week summer program for recent high school graduates (current seniors) who are interested in becoming physicians and returning to rural Alabama to practice. Students will shadow a physician in Tuscaloosa and take one academic course for credit.
Contact: Cynthia Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 348-3116.
Rural Health Scholars Program
May 26 - June 28
Want to be a health care professional or scientist? Then the Rural Health Scholars Program or Minority Rural Health Pipeline Program — both of which introduce qualified high school juniors and seniors to the health professions, science, education, and college life — might be right for you. You'll stay on campus, take college-level courses, attend field trips and seminars, and learn through hands-on experiences how science and technology are important tools in becoming a health care professional or scientist.
Contact: Cynthia Moore at email@example.com or (205) 348-3116.
Summer Enrichment Workshop
June 10 - June 28
Gifted and talented kindergarten to 9th-grade students are invited to a three-week enrichment program (June 10 - 28 at Matthews Elementary School) of challenging and engaging activities designed to enhance special academic and creative thinking abilities. Graduate interns in gifted education at The University of Alabama teach these mini-courses, under the direction of master teachers. Registration is accepted March 1 – May 15
Contact: Dr. Jane Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (205) 348-1444.
Moundville Archeological Park Indian Summer Day Camps
June 3 - 7 or July 29 - August 2, ages 9-13
Experience the wonder of a vanished Native American civilization at the park — touring the archaeology lab, seeing museum artifacts, and exploring prehistoric Indian mounds. Other activities include hiking nature trails, sampling Indian foods, playing Native American games, and arts and crafts. The day camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. There will be a shuttle from UA to the park.
Contact: Catie Cooper, email@example.com, (205) 371-2234. Also visit moundville.ua.edu.
The Long Weekend - Summer Journalism Camp
June 14 - 16
The Alabama Scholastic Press Association at the University of Alabama invites middle and high school students (grades 6-12) to attend its summer journalism camp, The Long Weekend, on campus June 15-17. Students can attend with or without their media staffs and advisers.
The cost for the weekend is $125, which includes room and board, tuition and all meals.
ASPA Director Meredith Cummings said the University of Alabama journalism department is proud to carry on summer programs, are a vital part of ASPA, which is celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. The camp is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and electronic media. It allows students to enjoy a taste of college life and invigorate their interest in scholastic media.
The Long Weekend will feature day and evening classes to help participants gain the tools to produce prize-winning results next school year. When festivities and classes wrap up with an awards presentation, students will have a great start on the upcoming year, and will leave with a solid plan for their school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program, Web site or literary magazine. If they attend the camp without a staff, they will leave with skills they need to do great journalism in any medium.
Students can register online at aspa.ua.edu. The deadline for registration is June 8.
For more information on this event, go to aspa.ua.edu or contact ASPA Director Meredith Cummings at 205-348-ASPA or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10 - 14 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Hosted by the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Camp Cash is a one-week, Monday through Friday, experience for middle school students, ages 11 - 14, interested in developing essential money management skills, experiencing college life, and enhancing confidence, self-esteem, and leadership skills.
To qualify, campers must have an A/B grade average and be motivated to work hard and take advantage of the opportunities available in this unique hands-on learning workshop. Topics include financial goal setting, budgeting, credit use, investing, insurance, wealth accumulation, and career planning.
Total cost of $99 includes course materials, snacks, and Camp Cash t-shirt. Application available at ches.ua.edu.
Contact: Jan Brakefield, (205) 348-8722, email@example.com.