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

CCM Preparatory offers wide choice of performing arts programs suitable for elementary and middle-school students both at the main CCM campus and at Cincinnati Country Day School, SCPA and Kings High School.

“Once Upon a Time…” Storytime Ballet Camp

June 22-26, July 27-31, August 3-7 - Get ready to arabesque and pirouette in our popular and fun ballet camp that introduces students to traditional story ballets. Each day includes a related craft, videos of the ballets and a daily ballet class focusing on basic ballet vocabulary and technique.

The Young Actor's Toolbox

June 8-12 - An introduction to the actor’s tools, including acting, moving  and singing, in a fun and creative learning experience. Each day improvisation, games, books, and songs provide springboards to dramatic play.

CCM/SCPA Suzuki Summer Strings Camp

June 8-12 - Calling all area Suzuki string students! Practice your instrument, gain new friends, improve your technique and have fun learning new songs.

Cincinnati Piano Institute

July 20-24 - CPI offers its 11th year of high quality teaching in a world class environment with the finest Steinway pianos. Join us for a full week of practicing, performing, and learning new skills!

Jazz Explosion

June 22-26 - Working in both big band and sectional rehearsals, this week-long program will not only share information about jazz styles and improvisation, but can give each student an opportunity to develop self-confidence and gain skills that are both personally valuable and meaningful.

Cincinnati Children's Choir Summer Festival

July 27-August 1 - The 22nd edition of this annual choir festival focuses on young people interested in enjoying and developing their musicianship.

Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival

June 1-6 - The Cincinnati Young Artist Chamber Music Festival provides an opportunity for outstanding young string players to significantly improve their ensemble and performance skills through an intensive 6-day workshop.

Encore Advanced Chamber Orchestra

June 16-20 - 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.  

Acting 101

June 8-12 - For students 9-14 - Students have fun while learning the skills to start acting with style. During this camp we will explore character development, improvisation, scene work, and movement.  

Camp Bravo at Cincinnati Country Day School

June 22-26 - Prepare yourself for applause, cheers and rave reviews with our musical theater camp. Acquire the skills to become a triple threat with acting, dance and voice classes taught by the professional teaching artists of CCM Preparatory.

Centerstage! at Cincinnati Country Day School

July 6-18 - Calling all aspiring young actors — Young actors learn all aspects of a play performance, from designing the costumes, sets and lighting, with an emphasis on acting. This culminates in performances of Patrick Greene’s play Brief Interviews with Internet Cats for friends and family.

Camp Curtain Call

July 20-August 1 - By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammersten II - Through daily rehearsals and afternoon master classes in theatre arts, students will gain experience in acting, dancing, singing, and other elements of stage production culminating in a performance Getting to Know…The Sound of Music.


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.