Summer SessionUniversity of Cincinnati

Summer Session

Programs for High School Students


Athletic & Recreational Programs

UC Football Camp
Experience first-hand the football tradition established at Cincinnati, and benefit from getting to know our energetic and caring coaching staff on a personal level.

Men's Basketball Camp
Our summer camps will allow players to learn the technical skills needed to be a successful basketball player. Our goal is to teach young athletes the fundamentals of basketball and to give them the opportunity to improve the skills they already possess in a fun environment.

Molly Alvey Volleyball Camps

Designed for student-athletes with an intermediate to high volleyball skill level. The camp will push and instruct the individual player with advanced techniques and training. Players can expect to participate in educational sessions focused on the recruitment process and the experience of a college student-athlete.

Ty Neal Bearcats Baseball Camps

Exposure camps for players to receive instruction and evaluation on their baseball skills and potential for college play.


Arts and Humanities Programs

College - Conservatory of Music (2017 dates)

CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement offers a wide range of theatre arts and music programs suitable for high school from all over the country who share a passion and excitement for the performing arts.

Ballet Classes

Upper level classes begin June 5, 2017

The CCM Preparatory Ballet Program offers a convenient and flexible summer schedule—continue your study during the summer months at CCM. The full schedule is available at

Encore Advanced Chamber Orchestra

June 12-16, 9:00am-5:00pm, Ages 12-22

Talented string students will rehearse and play great literature for string orchestra and soloists. Each day, students will participate in sectionals, orchestra, master classes and enrichment activities. Auditions are required.

Ballet Intensive Study

June 12-30, 9:30am-1:30pm or August 7-11, 5:15pm-8:15pm, for advanced students Levels 5-7

These sessions offers a comprehensive training program for young men and women specializing in ballet technique, pointe, battiere, pas de deux, repertoire, variations and modern dance in a state-of-the-art facility. New students are required to audition.

Voice Workshop: Summer Arts Immersion for High School Students

June 18-July1, for students entering grades 9-12

Students will work in Master Class settings with CCM voice and drama faculty, CCM Preparatory faculty and professional vocal coaches to develop a healthy vocal delivery, strong interpretation, language skills and physical freedom in their singing. Optional private lessons are available. Auditions are required. Housing is available for out-of-town students.

Musical Theatre Workshop: Summer Arts Immersion for High School Students

June 18 - July 1, for students entering grades 10-12

This program is designed for rising high school sophomores through seniors who have a strong interest and passion for musical theatre. It encompasses voice, dance and acting components taught by conservatory faculty and local professionals as well as the members of the CCM Preparatory faculty. Auditions are required. Housing is available for out-of-town students.

Acting Workshop: Summer Arts Immersion for High School Students

June 18 - July 1, for students entering grades 9-12

The High School Acting workshop is an intensive two-week program where students study movement for the actor, stage combat, the Sanford Meisner technique, practical acting skills, rehearsal process, professional demeanor, audition technique and acting as a career. Housing is available for out-of-town students.

Band - Making of a Music Major: Summer Arts Immersion for High School Students

June 19 -23, for students entering grades 9-12

Are you considering becoming a music major in college? Regardless of whether you want to be a performer or teacher, this is the program that can help you develop the skills needed for admission to your dream school. In addition to high quality instrumental ensemble experiences, we will help you get ready for becoming a music major.  Housing is available for out-of-town students.

Jazz Academy: Summer Arts Immersion for High School Students

June 26-30, for students entering grades 9-12

CCM Jazz Academy offers an outstanding experience to study jazz performance with professional musicians in a variety of settings. Daily ensemble rehearsals will be augmented with classes in jazz theory, jazz arranging, improvisation, and jazz listening, as well as Master Classes with guest artists and faculty members. Placement auditions are required. Housing is available for out-of-town students.


College of Arts and Sciences

Summer Arabic Language Program

June 19 - July 14, 9:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday

Learn Arabic this Summer at the University of Cincinnati Summer Arabic Language Program for Beginners. This program is open to any motivated high school senior, rising senior, or rising junior with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The course provides students with an introduction to the Phonology, Script, and Basic Structures of Modern Standard Arabic, Spoken Arabic of the Levant, Guest speakers and field trips. The program and books are 100 percent funded, leaving no cost to the student. Students will earn 5 semester hours of college credits upon successful completion.


College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
High School Day Camps

These camps are designed for high school students in grades 9-12. The camps begin June 6-10, 2016 (9am-5pm daily). See below for more information.

Architecture & Interior Design

Do you love buildings, inside and out? Are you interested in designing structures and interior spaces? Then the Architecture & Interior Design DAAPcamp is the perfect place for you to be this summer! This camp, designed to introduce you to Architecture and Interior Design, mixes hands-on design projects, field trips to local firms and interesting buildings, plus individual attention from UC faculty, all while giving you a taste of college life. So join us, and create a unique experience exploring the worlds of Architecture and Interior Design.

Graphic Communication Design

See this fantastic poster? What about those amazing title sequences for the latest, coolest movies out there, or even that cool logo on that new magazine you carry around everywhere? Graphic Communication Designers made them all. GCD combines type, image, symbols, color, sound, and motion to bridge the world between people, messages, and ideas. Join us at the Graphic Communication Design DAAPcamp this summer to tour award-winning design firms, and to learn from DAAP faculty just how to use the tools of design to make your own 2D and digital media projects.

Industrial Design

Industrial Designers are innovators and communicators who are skilled at understanding user needs and translating this knowledge into new product and vehicle concepts. Professionals in this field focus on making the world a better, easier-to-use place. Students will improve their drawing skills, learn design procedures involved in creating and marketing innovative and useful products, and develop design concepts. This camp provides an introduction to the industrial design profession, and first-hand experience developing the core skill-set required to become and industrial designer.

Fashion Design

You like fashion—We Are Fashion! Think you have what it takes? Only those with heart and soul need apply. Being able to make people feel beautiful and look beautiful is an art form that only few can do. Take the risk follow your heart. Come and spend one week in the Fashion DAAPcamp and begin YOUR design legacy…DAAP! We are fashion!

Studio Art

Do you want to learn to translate your ideas into art? If so, come join the Studio Art camp to engage in a range of art practices exploring the endless possibilities of fine arts. Everything from drawing, to painting and sculpture, to new digital technologies are at your fingertips! Discover the world of creativity, critical thinking, and self-expression that art generates. Campers will create a body of work for a college preparatory portfolio and learn to communicate personal ideas through contemporary art practices.

Shoe Design

“I was sad because I had no shoes. Then I met a man with no feet.” Design! Who doesn’t get excited about design?! Shoes! Who doesn’t get excited about shoes?! Well, if you are excited about either one, this camp will probably put you over the edge. You will be working with professionals from shoe design companies all over the United States, like Adidas, AND1, Jordan Brand, Nike, TOMS, Under Armour, and Vans to name a few, and will learn a great deal about a unique and polarizing product we call footwear! You will leave this camp with more design tools for your creative toolbox, along with a new-found perspective on design and the Footwear Industry. So, tie your shoes and let’s get going!

Business of Fashion Day Camp for High School Students

Your interest in the world of fashion and retail goes beyond the average “fashionista”... you take this seriously! You are the “go-to-person” when someone needs to put together that perfect look. You feel AT HOME in fashion retail stores even when you aren’t shopping for yourself. The business of fashion and style fascinates you and you can see yourself buying for a department store, trend forecasting, owning your own boutique, being a fashion blogger or journalist or photographer, or working as a stylist - just to name a few ideas! This new day camp is for you!

Digital Fabrication Day Camp

If you like to make things, you will like 3D printing. In the past 5 years, designers have made remarkable use of the new 3-D printers for design prototyping. New designs for plastic toys, appliances, medical devices, automobiles, packaging and containers can now be fabricated directly by the designer! Designer-makers are also using 3D printing to manufacture new one-of-a-kind parts for specialty motorcycles, as well as custom made sunglasses and shoes. Artists are using the 3D printing technology to create their sculpture masterpieces. If you want to experiment with the computer and the 3D printer to make things, come use the Rapid Prototyping Lab at DAAP!

The Art of Sewing Camp

Sewing is a lost art! Come join us for a week-long adventure where you will learn everything you need to know about creating your own fashions with a sewing machine. You will learn the early stages of creating ideas just like designers do when they come up with a clothing line. Next steps are cutting out patterns and sewing the fabric together to create your own look! You may bring your own sewing machine, or machines are also available to use, and can be purchased with a discount. Learn on the machine you will take home! This camp is for girls and guys!

Drawing Intensive Camp

Whether your passion is graphic design, architecture, interior design, fashion, animation, or any wider range or related design disciplines, excellent hand drawing skills will be your constant companion. How and why do we see what we do? What is the shape of light? How can we find a reliable likeness between our drawings and our subject? Excellent drawing skills rely on answers to these important questions and more, all of which emerge from a shared graphic language that is at once inherited from the past, relevant today, and indispensable to your future as a design professional. This camp will help you prepare a competitive portfolio application and will change the way you see the world around you!

Growing The Future City Day Camp

Are you interested in growing, managing, or designing with landscape plants? Growing food in the city? Improving the environment through the intelligent use of plants? The world is recognizing the value of horticulture to the quality of life in urban environments through innovations such as green roofs, living walls, rain gardens, urban agriculture and more. By studying plants on the award winning U.C. campus landscape and around the city, we will discover how plants create the livable cities of the future!

High School Residential Camps

This camp is designed for high school students in grades 10-12. The camp begins June 19-25, 2016.


Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) Programs

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Men in Engineering and Applied Science Summer Camp

This one week day camp will allow you to develop your creativity as well as provide you with the opportunity to meet and speak with working engineers.

Women in Engineering and Applied Science Summer Camp

This one week day camp will allow you to develop your creativity as well as provide you with the opportunity to meet and speak with working engineers.

Summer Camp in Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems will host a Summer Camp for High School students during the summer. Most of the activities will be in the setting of a computer laboratory.

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Design Based Information Technologies Learning Experiences (DITLE)

Design Based Information Technologies Learning Experiences (DITLE) is a strategic educational initiative by the University of Cincinnati (UC) to prepare Cincinnati high school students for post-­‐secondary education and careers in Information Technology. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is implemented by a collaborative effort between UC’s School of Information Technology, UC’s School of Education, and partner high schools and organizations in the Cincinnati area.

The DITLE Summer program is a 3 week intensive summer IT day camp designed to give students a solid foundation in computer fundamentals, computer application development, database and networking concepts. The program is a hands on, project based, team oriented learning experience at the University of Cincinnati campus using UC state of the art equipment and instructors.

This program is offered at no charge to students. All materials and equipment will be provided. Transportation from the participating high school to the University of Cincinnati and back from the University of Cincinnati to the high school will be provided each day. Lunch will be provided each day.

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Summer at the UC Center for Field Studies (Ages 18+)

  • Field Geology of Cincinnati:
    Students will explore and discover first-hand through field trips and field-based exercises our landscape and geologic history, as well as our local geologic hazards of landslides, hillslope mass movement, and flooding. The region’s limestone and shale bedrock and its world-renowned fossils will be examined, collected, and described; evidence of the tri-state region’s glacial history will be explored; and modern stream processes will be surveyed and sediments analyzed. The goal of this field-based course is to understand how our landscape formed/ its inherent hazards, and the geologic foundation upon which it is built. Dr. Craig Dietsch is the instructor.
  • Wildflowers in Ohio :
    For the non-biology major, this course provides an introduction to the diversity of the families of flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants growing wild in the Ohio/Indiana area. Students will learn the plant anatomy and terminology involved in the acquisition of plant identification skills and will learn about the ecology of plants encountered on field trips. The course will be based at the UC Center for Field Studies at Miami Whitewater Forest during May (a great time for spring wildflowers!). Other locations such as Shawnee Lookout, Fernald Preserve, and the Oxbow Area will also be visited. Dr. Denis Conover is the instructor.
  • Surviving Climate Change :
    The course will be conducted at Big Bone Lick State Park and the University Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. The purpose of the course is to provide a hands-on, learn-by-doing, instruction of archaeological field methods including site survey (transit and GPS), drill core analysis, geophysics, and excavation. Scientifically, the objective of this study is to collect data that can be used to answer questions about past human adaptation to climate change. Dr. Kenneth Tankersley is the instructor.


Business Programs

Lindner Summer Institute
The UC Carl H. Lindner College of Business is excited to host its Lindner Summer Institutes for the fourth year in a row. Emerging women leaders and emerging leaders of color that are rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are immersed in a week-long overnight experience that introduces them to business education and the multi-faceted business world.