University High School summer programs coordinator Nila Nealy said there is space on the school’s campus for children ages 4 through those in 12th grade for summer camps.
“It’s open to everyone. You don’t have to be a University High School student, including our for-credit classes,” Nealy said. “Most of what we do is geared toward middle and high school, but we do try to get some things in there that serve elementary school children as well. So, it’s a lot of STEM stuff. There are some arts (camps) as well. There’s a variety of things.
“You can learn to podcast, there’s a camp about Black comic characters, French language and culture camps.”
Registration for the UHS camps is now open. The majority of camps run for one week and are from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Nealy said most camps are approximately $165 to register.
Last year, UHS offered a variety of new camps but were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, this year will be the first year for several of the camps.
“We were thinking about students in eighth grade getting ready to go off to high school and have had varying degrees of contact in a classroom or live with a teacher, so there’s prep courses or workshops in a couple different areas to help those students prepare for high school in the fall,” Nealy said. “Those aren’t as exciting for little kids, but I think they’ll be good for a student going into Spanish 2 who needs to have someone remind them of things they learned in Spanish 1. I think it’ll benefit most of the University High School students, but I think any student wanting to come in to these and be prepared, they’re welcome to join us.”
For a full list of camps and to register, visit universityhighschool.org/academics/summer/.