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UGA to offer wide range of summer camps, activities in 2013

Athens, Ga. – From robotics to gymnastics, this summer the University of Georgia will offer a variety of activities, academic and athletic camps for toddlers through high school students. The 2013camps range from day camps to overnight stays in the campus residence halls with meals in the dining commons.

The Athletic Association will be hosting a variety of summer sports camps including football, baseball, basketball, equestrian, gymnastics, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball and cheerleading/dance team. Camps have both day camp and residential options. Additional information, dates and fees, are available at

The Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is offering programs for high school students including CollegeBound, Clarke College Readiness, Project GRAD, Leadership ¡Sin Limites! (Without Limits!) Youth Program. Registration deadlines range from April 26-June 1. Additional information is online at

The Georgia Museum of Art will host “Art Adventures: Museum Mysteries” in June and July for groups of five or more, including day camps, day care centers, community centers. In the 90-minute programs, participants tour the permanent collection looking for clues to learn about mysterious works of art. Registration ends May 17. For more information or to schedule a group, contact 706/542-0448 or

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will host several summer camps for children ages 3-13. Campers will learn about earthworms, streams and rivers and several other nature-related topics. The botanical garden also offers summer camp junior counselors positions for children ages 13-17. The camps, participant age ranges, dates, times and costs include:
• Sweet Pea Club Camp, ages 3-4, July 8-10, 9-11 a.m., $60 (parent and child)
• Garden Earth Nature Camp, ages 5-8, June 10-14, June 17-21 9 a.m.-noon, $115 per week
• Garden Earth Nature Camp II, ages 5-8, July 15-19, July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon, $115 per week
• Garden Explorer’s Camp, rising fourth-seventh graders, June 24-28, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., $155
For more information call 706/542-6156 or see

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music will offer a Summer Music Institute, Summer Music Camp, Summer Marching Band Camp and Summer Twirl and Dance Camp for ages 8 to high school. For more information, see

The Terry College of Business is offering two pre-collegiate summer options for high school age students. The Terry Business Academy will be June 23-29 and July 7-13, 2013. More information is at
The Terry College Accounting Residency Program will be June 12-15. More information is at
Both programs are free and the registration deadline for both is March 29.

The Summer Academy, sponsored by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, will offer a series of academically focused summer day camps designed to keep the minds of 11 to 17-year-olds active during summer break. Camps, which have day camps and overnight options, last from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with an extended day option available for additional $35. Camps include 3D Animation, Architecture and Design, Aviation Camp, College Preview, Comic Book, Manga and Cartoon Art, Creative Writing Camp, Digital Film School, Engineering Academy, Fashion Design, Introductory Robotics, Mini Medical School, Mock Trial, Photography Camp, Public Speaking and Civic Engagement, Video Game Design, Video Game Prototyping and Video Game Development. A complete list of camps is available online at

The UGA Pre-College Summer Program, sponsored by the UGA Center for Continuing Education, will be offered for rising high school juniors and seniors. The program is July 12-27 and the deadline to apply is June 7. Additional information, including fees, is online at

UGA’s Marine Extension is offering Summer Marine Science Camps in Savannah for ages 4-14. Additional information is online at

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is offering the H.O. Lund Bug Club for elementary school students ($150) and for high school students offering programs including Animal Science in Action, Avian, Adventures, Georgia Plant Science Scholars and the Young Scholars Program (free-$200). For more information, see