From Accounting to Music, UA Offers Variety of Summer Camps

High school students participate in a Student Introduction to Engineering program during the summer of 2015.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Whether you’re an adult looking to explore dirt’s hidden secrets while learning about archaeology or a junior high student interested in athletic training careers, The University of Alabama has a variety of summer activities for all ages.

Below is a sampling of activities.

  • Accounting Career Awareness Program (June 25-June 30) 

This nationwide program of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. aims to introduce high school students to career opportunities in accounting, enhance soft skills and encourage career plan development. The program seeks to recruit students from populations inadequately represented in the accounting disciplines, including, but not limited to, minorities and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information, see For questions, contact Daphne Palmer or 205/348-3286.

  • Alabama Museum of Natural History Archaeological Expedition — June 5-10; June 12-17; June 19-24

Participants can meet friends, explore new surroundings and conduct field work in archaeology during three separate sessions in Dallas County at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, the site of the state’s first capital. Work side-by-side with archaeologists to discover facets of Alabama’s rich history. For more information, see questions, contact or call 205/348-7550. 

  • Alabama Museum of Natural History Summer Field Trips – periodically throughout July

Join the Alabama Museum of Natural History for summer field trips that include tubing, fossil-hunting, hiking 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 older than 10. For more information, see For questions, contact or 205/348-7550.

  • Alabama Summer Computer Camps (July 10-14)

The department of computer science, within UA’s College of Engineering, will host a 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.  For more information, see For questions, contact Dr. Jeff Gray at

  • Art in Nature Camp (July 24-28)

Students in third through fifth grade are invited to join UA’s Alabama Museum of Natural History to discover art in science and nature during this weeklong, half-day camp. Participants are invited to explore the world around them through a variety of art media including sculpture, painting and photography. For more information, see For questions, call 205/348-6383.

  • Athletic Camp – June-July

The University of Alabama offers camps for 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.

For more information, see For questions, call 205/348-3600.

  • Athletic Training Camp – July 15

UA’s Jr. High and High School Athletic Training Student Aide Camp Staff invites you to learn about athletic training from those who provide medical care to some of the best athletes in the nation. The program will address current concepts and is taught by certified athletic trainers who work at UA. For more information, see For questions, contact Dr. Jeri Zemke at

  • Belser-Parton Literacy Center Reading and Writing Programs (June, July)

Individual 50-minute tutoring sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in June are available for students entering grades K-6 in need of additional instruction in reading to maintain or accelerate progress. Small group sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in July will be available for students in need of structured reading support. More information is available at For questions, contact Dr. Carol Donovan at 

  • Communication and Media Preview (July 12-15)

Communication and Media Preview provides high school students with the opportunity to discover and create stories. 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. For more details see For questions, contact Litsa Rivers, or 205/348-8599.

  • Community Music School (Various programs from May-July)

Designed to enrich the quality of life through exposure and study of the arts, students of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in UA’s Community Music School. Lessons for all ages and abilities, adult strings or brass ensembles, Kindermusik classes and camps are available. For more information, see For questions, contact Dr. Jane Weigal, or 205/348-6741.

  • Creative Writing Camp for High School Students (June 5-June 16)

High school writers are invited to participate in the Summer 2017 Creative Writing Camp. No previous experience in creative writing is required. Teachers are UA graduate students who will lead an intensive exploration of creative writing under the direction of Dr. John Estes, a poet and professor. For more information, see For questions, contact Estes at or 205/348-0495.

  • Crimson Music Camps (June)

These camps offer participants small group sectionals and coaching, specialized courses and master classes, all while sharing music with some of the most outstanding musicians and teachers in the country. Educational and insightful classes and rehearsals are held during the day and are combined with fun-filled evening activities. For more information, see For questions, contact Heath Nails at or 205/348-6068.

  • Culverhouse Majors Awareness Program (June 11-16)

The objective of this residential program of UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce is to showcase each of the business disciplines: accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management science and information systems. The program seeks to recruit underrepresented minority students, first-generation students and students who have overcome social or economic hardship; however, all students are welcome to apply. For more information, see For questions, contact Daphne Palmer at or 205/348-3286.

  • Druid City Girls Media Camp (June 26-June 30)

This program empowers young women to craft stories that are instrumental to expressing themselves and finding their voice at a pivotal age. Through media production, the program engages girls from diverse communities to cultivate filmmaking skills, confidence and creative projects important to them.  For questions, contact Dr. Barbara Jane Brickman at

  • Moundville Archaeological Park Indian Summer Day Camps (June 5-9; July 10-14)

Each session of Indian Summer Day Camp is offered for youth ages 9 to 13 with interest in Native American arts and life-ways. Among other things, participants focus on art projects and hiking, gathering wild foods, touring an archaeological laboratory and playing Native games and sampling authentic foods. For more information, see For questions, contact Lisa Rasco at or 205/371-8732.

  • Multicultural Journalism Workshop (June 2-11)

Ten to 20 high school students are selected to attend an intensive, 10-day workshop held on UA’s campus each summer as part of the journalism and creative media department’s commitment to increasing diversity in newsrooms. The workshop emphasizes multimedia reporting, writing, editing, graphics, photography, production and basic communication skills. For more information, see For questions, contact Meredith Cummings at or 205/348-2772.

  • Rural Health Scholars Program (May 28 – June 28)

A five-week residential program for juniors in high school from rural Alabama, the Rural Health Scholars Program is for those interested in healthcare. These students take two academic courses and participate in field trips and seminars. For more information, see  For questions, contact Cynthia Moore at or 205/348-3116. 

  • Rural Minority Health Scholars Program (May 28 – June 28)

The Rural Minority Health Scholars Program is a five-week summer program for students who are seniors in high school and who are from rural Alabama and interested in becoming physicians and returning to rural Alabama to practice. Students will shadow a physician and take one academic course for credit. For more information, see For questions, contact Cynthia Moore at or 205/348-3116.

  • Science Day Camp (July 17-21)

Students in fifth through eighth grade are invited to join UA’s Alabama Museum of Natural History to explore the state’s wonderful scientific diversity. Discovery a different scientific discipline each day such as paleontology, ecology, biology, chemistry and more.  For more information,  see For questions, phone  205/348-6383.

  • Student Introduction to Engineering (July 9-14; July 16-21; July 23-28)

Ever wonder what makes bridges capable of withstanding 100-mph winds or why a skyscraper doesn’t collapse during an earthquake? This camp is for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades and is designed to help participants discover if engineering is the right career for them. For more information, see For questions, contact Gregory L. Singleton at or 205/348-1447. 

  • Summer Enrichment Workshop (June 12-30)

The Summer Enrichment Workshop is a program for gifted students who have completed grades K – 8. The 2017 workshop will be held at Matthews Elementary, and students can choose two three-week sessions including such topics as art, forensic science, Africa and China. For more information, see  For questions, contact Dr. Jane Newman at or 205/348-1444.

  • The Long Weekend — Summer Multimedia Journalism Camp (June 2-4)

The Alabama Scholastic Press Association at UA invites students in grades six to 12 to attend its summer journalism camp. Students can attend with or without their media staffs and advisers. For more information, see For questions, contact Meredith Cummings at or 205/348-2772.


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