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.

Cincinnati Soccer Academy (for Men)
Cincinnati Soccer Academy College Prep Camps are designed for the serious soccer player interested in playing at the college level. This one-day program will introduce you to the essential areas of the college game

Cincinnati Summer Track & Field Camp
The Cincinnati Track & Field Summer Track and Field Camp is sponsored and run by the Cincinnati Track Club, is held at the University of Cincinnati and uses some of the University's facilities.

Volleyball Camp
This camp is for junior school aged athletes, both beginner and intermediate. We will focus on skill and position training with a low coach to player ratio. The goal of our Junior Camp is to prepare young athletes for the high school level by teaching them the fundamentals and also the competitive aspects of the game of volleyball.

Arts and Humanities Programs

Summer Arts Immersion

CCM Preparatory's Summer Arts Immersion programs are designed especially for high school students seeking in-depth instruction, and draw students not only from the area but from around the country who stay on the CCM campus. This summer’s offerings take place July 7-19 and include:

  • Composition Workshop
    Students explore both the fundamental techniques of music composition and the creative aspects of the craft.

  • Voice Workshop
    Students work in Master Class settings with CCM voice faculty, CCM Prep faculty and professional vocal coaches, singing art songs with a healthy vocal delivery, strong interpretation and language skills and physical freedom.

  • Piano Workshop
    The Piano Workshop will feature private lessons, master classes, chamber music, music history classes, technique classes, sightreading classes, practice, and other enrichment classes taught by CCM and CCM Preparatory and guest faculty.

  • Wind Ensemble/Chamber Winds Workshop
    Woodwind, brass and percussion students are welcome in this customized program for musicians. Students will be placed in large and smaller chamber ensembles for brass, woodwind and percussion

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

  • Musical Theatre Workshop
    Designed for high school students entering grades 10-12 who have a strong interest and passion for musical theatre, this workshop encompasses voice, dance and acting components, and is taught by university faculty and local professionals as well as by members of the CCM Preparatory faculty
  • Ballet Intensive Workshop (3 weeks, runs July 7-25)
    The Summer Ballet Intensive Workshop will feature daily Intermediate-Advanced ballet classes working on strengthening and enhancing the dancer's ballet technique with an emphasis on performance qualities.

SUMMER CAMP: Architecture Mentoring Program
The goal of Summer CAMP is to foster greater awareness among younger students regarding the possibilities for and requirements of an architectural career, as well as to increase diversity within the architecture profession.

DAAPcamps: Architecture & Interior Design
Architects and Interior Designers are concerned with the built environment. They create and modify spaces that are durable, meaningful, and responsive. Architecture and Interior Design DAAPcamp introduces high school students to three aspects of pursuing these professions—the college atmosphere, the academic process, and the design professional environment—during this immersive week-long experience.

DAAPcamps: Graphic Communication Design
In the Graphic Communication Design camp, students will use these tools of graphic communication (image, color, texture, composition, time, and interaction) in order to visually communicate messages through 2D and digital interactive media. Students will shoot photography in a state-of-the-art photo lab and develop their own prints, visit award-winning design firms specializing in areas ranging from print to packaging to interactive design and will have the opportunity to tour an offset and digital printing facility.

DAAPcamps: Industrial Design
The Industrial Design DAAPcamp introduces students to the dynamic profession of Industrial Design. Throughout the week we will engage students to begin their journey, furthering their drawing skills, learning design procedures involved in creating and marketing innovative and useful products, and developing design concepts.

DAAPcamps: Fashion Design
Fashion designers communicate to the world through three-dimensional,wearable designs. The Fashion DAAPcamp explores potential career possibilities and gives collegiate experience to students interested in fashion, in a fast-paced, fun-filled summer sampler of courses from DAAP’s Fashion Design program.

DAAPcamps: 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, reflections, and dialogues 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.

DAAPcamps: Business of Fashion Day Camp for High School

New this year for high school fashionistas is our week-long, 9 am- 5 pm, full-day Business of Fashion Camp covering the “Style Stars” industry from a visual and business perspective. (No living arrangements are provided or available.)


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

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
School of Computing Sciences and Informatics 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.

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.

Social Sciences Programs

A&S Summer Archeological Field School, Department of Anthropology (PDF)
Open to anyone interested in learning about archaeological field methods.
No prerequisites required.

Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL2)
Currently accepting applications for this 3- week summer program beginning in June. Students will have the opportunity to tour businesses such as P&G, Citibank, and University Hospital and earn college credit from the University of Cincinnati for Economics 101 (microeconomics). This is a great opportunity to network with current UC students who can give you tips for a successful college experience and meet with college admission representatives to learn about scholarship opportunities available.

Upward Bound Pre-College Program
Upward Bound is a pre-college program administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the University of Cincinnati. It is designed to motivate and provide academic skills for eligible students interested in education beyond high school.

Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) Program)
The Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) is a pipeline program designed to introduce tri-state area minority students to the legal profession. Participating students begin the program the summer before their 9th grade year in high school, and continue through graduation. The program provides an overview of basic legal concepts and academic skills critical for success in college and the professional world. Students are in class five days a week (summer) and monthly throughout the school year. Applications are available now for the upcoming class.

Lindner Summer Institute for Emerging Women Leaders
During this week-long institute a select group of high school students (rising juniors and seniors) will live on UC's campus.  Students will network and learn from women leaders in our community as they discuss the following topics as they relate to business: finding and living your passion, work/life balance, physical and emotional wellness and being assertive.

Lindner Summer Institute for Emerging Leaders of Color
This institute is especially designed for emerging African American and Hispanic leaders (rising high school juniors and seniors).  With the help of business leaders and Lindner faculty, students will learn the importance of not only managing but leveraging diversity.  Students will live on UC campus for the week and address topics such as cultural understanding, emotional intelligence and empowerment.