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UA Camps Ready to Welcome Youth from Around State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will offer a variety of youth summer camps for children and teenagers from around the state and nation that provide engaging learning opportunities.

With options featuring a wide range of subject matter and activities, UA Youth Programs’ summer camps offer something for all children and teenagers. Around 20,000 youth participated in UA summer camps last year.

Building Leaders through the Arts, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), and Teamwork, or BLAST Academy, is a three-week summer learning and enrichment program developed and administered by the UA’s Division of Community Affairs and College of Education. The program’s objectives are to enhance student’s academic learning, physical well-being and to promote social, emotional, and life skill development. Secondary objectives include preparing students, as well as families, for the upcoming school year and decreasing the traditional learning loss experienced during summer slide.

UA Art Camp provides high school rising freshmen to rising seniors a week focusing on one of four art media areas of their choice, learning under the guidance of an experienced art faculty member. Students will spend five days in a studio environment immersed in either sculpture, printmaking, ceramics or graphic design.

Communication and Media Preview, or CAMP, is a six-day, five-night program for rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in sports communication and media. During CAMP, 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.

UA will also offer writing, cybersecurity and sports camps, among others. Additional camps will be added as summer approaches.

For a list of summer camps, registration information, and visitors guide to UA and Tuscaloosa that includes a list of local hotels, visit the UA Youth Programs website.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,, 205-348-8325