Summer SessionUniversity of Cincinnati

Summer Session

Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students

Ballet Camps and Classes

Ballet Camps and Classes

Athletic & Recreational Programs

REC Kids Camp
For children ages 5-12. Program runs June 1 -August 7, 2015. Ten weeks of well-balanced activities including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, games, and much more. Cost is $170/week for members and $200/week for non-members.

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.

Girls Basketball Camp
The focus of this basketball camp is on FUN-damentals! Each camper will receive skill instruction on all aspects of the game; shooting, passing, footwork, ball handling, defense, and team play. Drills, contests, and games will make camp both competitive and a lot of FUN. The campers will be divided into groups based on their age and skill level. Each camper will receive lunch and a Jamelle Elliott Camp t-shirt. We will also hold an Autograph Session at the end of camp!


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

Emerging Ethnic Engineers - Family Science Academy Program

The Emerging Ethnic Engineers Family Science Academy Program is designed to expose students and parents to the fundamental concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities and experiences. The program is project based and requires group collaboration, so it is important that parents and students are able to attend all program dates.

The Family Science Academy will be held on the following Saturdays: June 13, 20, and June 27, July 11, 18, and 25 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The academy is open to students entering the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades, and their parents.  Acceptance into the academy is on a first come first come first serve basis.

Arts and Humanities Programs

College-Conservatory of Music

The department offers a a wide choice of programs suitable for elementary and middle-school students both at the main CCM campus and branches at UC Blue Ash, Cincinnati Country Day, St. James Episcopal Church on the West Side,  and UC Blue Ash.

  • Private Music Lessons

  • CCM Summer Strings at UC Blue Ash
    For students in grades 4-8 in public school string programs). In addition to daily rehearsal, students will receive coaching, sectional training and musical enrichment activities. 
  • World Music Drumming at UC Blue Ash
    Students learn new skills and experience the fun of group music-making.
  • You Can Uke! at UC Blue Ash
    Beginning ukulele for students age 12 and older.
  • 2014 Cincinnati Piano Institute
    For ages 6-14, daily classes in piano, theory and enrichment skills.
  • Jazz Explosion
    Students in grades 7-9 learn jazz styles and improvisation in small-group and big-band jazz environments.
  • 31st Annual Classical Guitar Workshop
    Master classes and group teaching for classical guitar enthusiasts ages 10-adult, all skill levels welcome.
  • Cincinnati Children’s Choir Festival
    Students age 9-15 learn vocal artistry, sight singing and choral techniques.

  • Ballet Classes for Girls and Boys

  • Once Upon a Time… Page 1 and 2 Page 2 Storytime Ballet Camp
    Students age 5-10 are introduced to traditional story , learn simplified choreography and ballet pantomime for a registration form. danced by these characters
  • The Young Actor’s Toolbox  
    For ages 4-6, an introduction to the actor’s tools, including acting, moving and singing, in a fun and creative learning experience.
  • Acting 101
    Students age 7-14 have fun while learning the skills necessary to start acting with style. During this camp students will explore character development, improvisation, scene work, and movement.
  • Centerstage!
    For ages 7-14, a performance-based day camp for aspiring young actors, with an emphasis on acting.
  • Camp Bravo
    At Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Cincinnati. Students entering grades 4-9 acquire skills to become a triple threat with daily classes in acting, singing and dancing taught by the professional teaching artists of the CCM Preparatory Department. 
  • Camp Curtain Call presents Hairspray Jr.
    Students ages 9-14
      learn acting, dancing, singing, and other elements of stage production in this musical production. 
  • Stage West
    At St. James Episcopal Church, 3207 Montana Ave., Cincinnati. Students ages 7-14 prepare and present the exciting musical Godspell, Jr.


College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

DAAPcamps for Middle Schoolers
DAAPcamps for Middle Schoolers begin June 8 - 12, 2015. DAAPcamps offer a morning session, afternoon session or full day session for grades 6 - 8.

Summer C.A.M.P for Middle School Students

Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Program or C.A.M.P. is a day camp open to middle school students. The goal of Summer C.A.M.P. is to foster an interest in architecture and increase diversity within the architecture profession. Camp dates are July 12-18, 2015. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.


2D Workshop/3D Workshop for Middle School Students

Morning: 2D Workshop
Explore two-dimensional art and design by creating, drawing, coloring, and writing comic strips in various styles (the sky’s the limit). In this session students will learn the history, various techniques and current practices in creating visual narrative story-telling by focusing on their own imaginative creations.

Afternoon: 3D Workshop
Explore three-dimensional art and design by creating and building futuristic machines (such as: space vehicles, submarines, airplanes, smart buildings, anything one can think of!) In this session students will learn about how to turn dreams into reality by going through the steps to design, blueprint, and build prototypes for the machines of tomorrow.