Find Your Camp at UNCG

Posted on April 26, 2024

Students play in an orchestra at UNCG.

Engage with peers and UNC Greensboro’s stellar faculty and staff in a variety of arts, gaming, technology, science, music, or athletics camps hosted at the University. 

UNCG offers various camps to promote the academic interests of youth in the community and help them build critical motor and social skills.

Here’s a list of some of the camps provided this summer, and how to register:

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CHANCE camp  

CHANCE is a four-day summer program for Latino and Hispanic high school students. CHANCE aims to equip them with the knowledge and skills to advance their education with UNCG as a school of choice. At CHANCE, campers live in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and learn more about the resources and opportunities UNCG has to offer. The dates for CHANCE camp are July 17 – 20. Registration for CHANCE is full for this year.

UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive

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UNCG’s Summer Arts and Design Intensive camp (SADI) is a residential art program for young artists. SADI covers various art forms such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and animation. Students in grades 8 through 12 work alongside UNCG School of Art faculty, art education staff, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum to engage in college-level studio classes and create portfolio-quality artwork. The dates for UNCG Arts and Design Intensive camp are July 14 – 19.

UNCG Esports and Gaming camp  

UNCG Esports and Gaming camp is a summer program for ages 8-14 and 13-17. These seven one-week camps are offered on campus in the Esports Arena and computer lab spaces. In addition, a new camp, Unreal Engine Gaming Academy, kicks off this year for ages 13-17. Campers focus on two subjects each week with plenty of free time for gameplay and friendly competitions. The dates for UNCG Esports and Gaming camp are June 17 – August 2.

Technovation for Good  

Technovation for Good, made possible by Alex Lee, Inc. is a day and residential program for rising high school sophomores – seniors. The program is administered by the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management department at the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Students experience hands-on learning in programming, cybersecurity, data analytics, mobile app development, sustainability, analytics, and more. Promoting inclusiveness and education equity, students can expect to hear from local professionals, meet other students, and attend workshops to enhance their information technology and business skills. The dates for Technovation for Good are June 22 – July 2.

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DREAM camp 

DREAM is a day camp for children and adolescents ages 8 to 18 with social and friendship challenges, including, but not limited to, those with high-functioning autism. The focus is to engage campers in a community that fosters development and enhances their life skills. Campers will take part in arts and crafts, musical performances, and sports. The dates for DREAM camp are June 17 – 21 and July 8 – 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camp Speak-a-lot  

Camp Speak-a-lot is a free program designed for children who stutter, ages 7-13. Located at UNCG’s Piney Lake, researchers from the UNCG Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders help to guide children through questionnaires about mindfulness and their thoughts and feelings related to stuttering, seeking to improve future therapy outcomes. Camp activities include art, theatre, hiking, games, water activities, and yoga. The dates for Camp Speak-a-lot are June 17 – 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on how to register, reach out to Kelly Harrington at ktharrin@uncg.edu.

Listening Lab  

Listening Lab is a program designed for children with (central) auditory processing disorder, ages 7-12. Located at UNCG’s Speech and Hearing Center, supervising clinicians focus on strengthening foundational auditory skills needed for listening, learning, and communication. Campers rotate through listening stations and receive group and/or individual training in various areas. The dates for Listening Lab are June 17 – 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on how to register, reach out to Lisa Fox-Thomas at lfoxthomas@csdshc.uncg.edu.

A conductor leads students at UNCG's music camp.

UNCG Summer Music Camp

UNCG Summer Music Camp offers a two-week program in band, mixed chorus, orchestra, and piano. Students work with artist-faculty of the UNCG School Of Music and other music teachers, performers, and conductors throughout the state and nation. Each camp concludes on Friday with a concert for parents, relatives, friends, and community members. The dates for UNCG Music Camp are July 7 – 12 and July 14 – 19.

JSNN ExPlorers Summer Camp  

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is where innovation and interdisciplinary research converge to tackle pressing global challenges. JSNN ExPlorers Summer Camp is a free one-week program for high school students in grades 10-12 with a passion for STEM. With an emphasis on Phosphorus sustainability, students connect STEM concepts to real-world experiences in the classroom. Camp activities include gaining laboratory experience, developing 3D printing skills, visiting a local farm, and attending college tours. The dates for JSNN ExPlorers Summer Camp are July 8 – 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

UNCG Sports 

UNCG hosts several summer sports camps run by the UNCG coaching staff. Click the link below for more information on programs for different sports and ages, session dates, contact information, and links to register.

Story by Lauren Segers, University Communications
Photography by Sean Norona and David Lee Row, University Communications

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