The University of Alabama

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.

Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

Daphne Palmer dpalmer@culverhouse.ua.edu or 205-348-3286

ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants. The primary objective of the ACAP is to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP's efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.

ACAP began in 1980 when the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other underrepresented ethnic groups toward the accounting profession. Realizing that preparation for a professional career begins in junior and senior high school, the Seattle Chapter of NABA designed a pilot program that could mark a turning point in the academic lives of secondary students, motivating them to pursue a higher education.

ACAP revolves around a one-week summer residency program for high school students. The program introduces students to career opportunities in accounting through a carefully tailored curriculum involving local university faculty and guest lecturers from business and government.

Apply on our website mycba.ua.edu/acap.

Alabama Museum of Natural History Expedition

museum.programs@ua.edu or 205-348-7550

This is not your ordinary summer camp! Discover Alabama's diverse natural history by participating in the Museum Expedition Camp! Participants will have the fun and unique opportunity to work with scientists in the field of archeology as part of an actual scientific research project to explore the cultural history of Alabama.

Students, teachers, and adults will spend a week at the Expedition field camp working with scientists to learn excavation techniques, laboratory procedures, and artifact identification. The Museum Expedition combines real exploration, with real science to create a unique experience and lasting friendships. Participants will have the opportunity to meet friends, explore new surroundings, and conduct field work in archeology in Baldwin County, Alabama at Gulf State Park. We invite you to explore an area of rare opportunity as we dig into the past to gain a glimpse of what life was like in prehistoric Alabama.

Work side-by-side with archeologists to discover important facets of Alabama's cultural history. Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

Website: almnh.ua.edu/summer-expedition.html

Alabama Museum of Natural History Summer Field Trips

museum.programs@ua.edu or 205-348-7550

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.

Alabama Summer Computer Camps

Dr. Jeff Gray gray@cs.ua.edu

July 10 – July 14, 2017

The University Of Alabama Department Of Computer Science (within the College of Engineering) will host one week of Computer Science camp for high school students. Students are taught multiple topics of Computer Science while learning to program a computer in several exciting contexts using the Java programming language. The camp is taught by UA Computer Science Faculty in a manner that encourages self-exploration across multiple projects. Both dorm and commuter options are available.

Athletic Camp

RollTide.com or 205-348-3600

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
  • Cheerleading

Athletic Training Camp

Dr. Jeri Zemke zemke001@bama.ua.edu

The University of Alabama Jr. High and High School Athletic Training Student Aide Camp Staff invites you to learn about athletic training from the athletic trainers who provide medical care to some of the best athletes in the nation! The camp is designed for junior high and high school students who are interested in gaining athletic training knowledge and skills. The program will address current concepts in athletic training and is taught by certified athletic trainers who work at The University of Alabama.

Topics to be covered include: Basic Anatomy, Mechanisms of Sport Injuries, Gait Analysis, Evaluation Techniques, Taping and Wrapping, Concussion Assessment.

Website: health.ches.ua.edu/news-and-events

Belser-Parton Literacy Center Reading and Writing Programs

The Literacy Center is a research and service center in the College of Education.

Enrichment programs will be available for students entering grades 1-10 seeking engaging ways to continue reading and writing during the summer months. Programs will include weekly writing for students entering grades 5-10 and individual 2- or 3-hour programs for varied age groups (entering K-6) centered on different book series including American Girl, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Pete the Cat. Fees will vary by program. Individual 50-minute tutoring sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons will be available for students in need of additional instruction in reading to maintain or accelerate progress toward grade level goals. Fees will vary by instructor expertise.

More information is available at literacy.ua.edu.

Communication and Media Preview

Blakely Logan blakely.logan@ua.edu or 205-348-8594

  • CAMP Dates: July 12-15, 2017
  • Registration Opens: February 15, 2017
  • Registration Closes: June 16, 2017

Communication and Media Preview (CAMP) provides high school students with the opportunity to discover and create stories. During this four-day, three-night immersive experience at The University of Alabama, students will practice skills and improve knowledge related to the fields of communication and media, develop connections with aspiring communicators, and become familiar with the college experience. Participants will work with cutting-edge technology alongside the nation's leading experts in areas such as advertising, communication studies, creative media, news media and public relations.

Before ever entering college, participants will be exposed to various career options in the field and cultivate their interests around communication and media while engaging in a hands-on, team-centered learning environment. This year's sports focus will allow participants to learn how sports media professionals use communication every day in a variety of settings ranging from press conferences to social media and event planning.

CAMP goals:

  • Promote innovation and creativity
  • Expose participants to the world of communication and media in areas such as broadcasting, public speaking, media production, promotion and writing
  • Provide a hands-on learning environment that includes interactive guest speakers, collaborative workshops, a culminating project and off-site trips
  • Serve as a laboratory for participants to create original work alongside UA C&IS faculty
  • Introduce participants to the C&IS college experience

Application information:

  • cis.ua.edu/camp
  • Students eligible: rising high school sophomores-seniors
  • CAMP cost: $500 (scholarships available)
  • Questions? UACCIS@ua.edu or 205-348-8599

Community Music School

Dr. Jane Weigal jweigel@ua.edu or 205-348-6741

  • Private Lessons for All Ages and Abilities: June – July, variable days/times
  • Kindermusik: May 30 – June 28
  • Adult Strings Ensemble: May 30 – June 27
  • String Camp: For rising 5th – 12th grades
  • Chamber Music Trios and Quartets: TBA
  • Children's Musical Camp (ages 6-12 years): Madagascar JR: July 17 – 28

The CMS is an outreach program of the School of Music (Moody Music Building) 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. Lessons for all ages and abilities, Adult Strings or Brass Ensembles, Kindermusik classes, and camps are available. Chamber music groups (variety of instrumentation) coached professionally. 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. Fees vary according to teacher selected and are offered June 1 – July 31 (closed July 4). Morning and afternoon Kindermusik class times available. To enroll, visit our office (171 Moody Music Building on the UA Campus) or visit our website.

Crimson Music Camps

Heath Nails jhnails@ua.edu or 205-348-6068

Students enrolled in the camp will be under the leadership and guidance of the artist-faculty members of The University of Alabama School of Music. Joining the UA faculty will be guest faculty members recognized as expert leaders in the field of instrumental music education. Each member of our camp leadership team and faculty will work diligently to ensure that each student receives the highest quality camp experience.

Our camps offer small group sectionals and coaching, specialized courses, and master classes, all this while spending time sharing music with some of the most outstanding musicians and teachers in the country. We also provide our campers with a Crimson Music Camp t-shirt, supervised recreation time each evening, and a fantastic finale concert. Educational and insightful classes and rehearsals during the day, combined with fun-filled evening activities make Crimson Music Camp the place to be!

Website: bands.ua.edu/programs/crimson-camp

Culverhouse Majors Awareness Program (CMAP)

Daphne Palmer dpalmer@culverhouse.ua.edu or 205-348-3286

CMAP is a residential summer institute for exceptional students who are first generation students, low-income, or from under-represented backgrounds. The program's chief objective is to showcase the benefits of obtaining a business degree for those with communicative, strategic, or analytical talent.

CMAP exposes rising high school juniors and seniors to a world-renowned business faculty, leaders of widely-successful businesses, and the abundant amenities the University has to offer. Students will leave the program with a better understanding of the dynamic world of business and how UA's Culverhouse College of Commerce can help them on their paths to success.

Participants will interact on an individual basis with university professors and working professionals through a variety of presentations and experiences. The program provides an atmosphere that will challenge and stimulate the participants. Each of the business disciplines - accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management science, and information systems - is explored in interactive formats designed for in-depth exploration of their interests in these fields.

Apply on our website mycba.ua.edu/cmap.

Moundville Archeological Park Indian Summer Day Camps

Lisa Rasco llrasco@ua.edu or 205-371-8732

  • Session 1: June 5 - June 9, 2017
  • Session 2: July 10 - July 14, 2017

Each identical session of Indian Summer Day Camp is a week long program offered for ages 9 to 13, interested in Native American arts and life-ways. Among other things, kids focus on several different art projects including pottery, dreamcatchers, Native jewelry and gourd crafts. Activities include hiking, gathering wild foods, touring an archaeological laboratory and other UA museums, playing Native games and sampling authentic Native American cuisine. Located at Moundville Archaeological Park, campers from Tuscaloosa can be picked up from Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus at 8:30 a.m. and return to Smith Hall at 4:30 p.m. A registration form is available on the Moundville website at moundville.ua.edu.

  • Museum members: $200.00 (per week per child)
  • MAP Staff: $200.00 (per week per child)
  • Non-museum members: $225.00 (per week or $200 per week per child for multiple children)

The discounts are already applied in pricing and only one discount can be used per session. This includes multiple children discounts totaled from pricing above. Examples: Moundville Archaeological staff and Museum members with 2 or more children will pay $200.00 per child and non-museum members will pay $200, only if they are enrolling multiple children of 2 or more. If not multiple children, the non-museum members will pay $225.00 per child.

Rural Minority Health Scholars Program

Cynthia Moore cmoore@cchs.ua.edu or 205-348-3116

May 28 - June 28

The Rural Minority Health Scholars Program is a five-week summer program for students who are interested in becoming physicians and returning to rural Alabama to practice. Students will shadow a physician and take one academic course for credit. Program is for current seniors in high school who are from rural Alabama.

Student Introduction to Engineering (SITE)

Gregory L. Singleton gsingleton@eng.ua.edu or 205-348-1447

  • SITE I: July 9-14
  • SITE II: July 16-21
  • SITE III: July 23-28

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.

Register on our website site.eng.ua.edu

Summer Day Camps

museum.programs@ua.edu or 205-348-7550

Join us for a fun filled week exploring Alabama's wonderful scientific diversity. Learn about fossils, watersheds, fish, reptiles and much more as we discover Alabama in full day camps. Fifth through eighth graders are invited to experience hands-on science in the field alongside real scientists! Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

Discover art in science and nature during week long half-day camp at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Third through fifth graders are invited to explore the world around them through a variety of art mediums including sculpture, painting, and photography. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

Summer Enrichment Workshop

Dr. Kevin Besnoy kdbesnoy@ua.edu

Our Summer Enrichment Workshop (SEW) will be held at Matthews Elementary. Dr. Jane Newman is the director.

The Long Weekend - Summer Multimedia Journalism Camp

Meredith Cummings aspa@ua.edu or 205-348-2772

June 2 – June 4

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 2-4, 2016. Students can attend with or without their media staffs and advisers. The cost for the weekend is $150, which includes room and board, tuition and all meals.

ASPA Director Meredith Cummings said the UA journalism department is proud to carry on summer programs, a vital part of ASPA, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The camp is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and digital 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 a showcase by campers, students will have a great start on the upcoming year and will leave with a solid plan for their school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program, website 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. Home schoolers are welcome.

The deadline for registration is May 26. For more information on this event, regularly check aspa.ua.edu.