Fun in the Sun: The UWG hosts community summer camps, sign up today!


Middle and high school students across the region will have the opportunity to have unique experiences, explore their passions, and make new friends this summer when the University of West Georgia hosts summer camps for sixth through twelfth graders. Week-long camps will begin June 6 and run through July 22.

All camps include expert instruction led by UWG faculty and staff, rich materials, and delicious lunches on campus in Carrollton.

Camp participants will develop life skills and explore hands-on activities related to science, arts and culture, computing, and entrepreneurship. Camp topics include mad scientist, Realization, Geology Rocks, CSI Forensics, Western Music – Instrumental, Play West – Actor, The design of the game, Esports, Art West – Drawing and more!

Pre and post camp opportunities will also be available. Campers will be able to climb our rock face, practice team building and participate in other activities around our beautiful Campus Center.

UWG will also host its popular Wolf Exploration Camp for K-2 students at the Early Learning Center. Campers will explore space, travel through time to visit dinosaurs, and participate in creative art experiences.

“In the Archeology Camp, students will learn what archeology is and why it is important and how they can experience archeology right here in their community and backyard. All of this will be exciting and through fun and hands-on activities. They will even learn how to scan and print 3D artifacts! They’ll dig like a pro and rummage through the UWG’s simulated archaeological site!

Summer 2022 also includes Sports Camps led by UWG Esports Coach Joseph Lee. The camps provide students with an insightful experience into the world of esports. Students will learn about Esports culture and its industry, and explore how their love of games can grow into a career beyond team play and how to succeed in event promotion and management.

“The Play West Summer Camp as an Actor at UWG will give students the experience of working together as a group,” said Shelly Elman, Department Head of English, Film, Languages, and Performing Arts and Professor of Drama. “Students will learn to improvise and reflect, which will build confidence in their abilities not only to solve problems, but also to collaborate and present to a group of people.”

Field options

Science

Mad Scientist: Work with real scientists in lab sessions to have fun and see how science improves our lives.

Geological rocks! Level 1: Delve into the past and discover all there is to learn about the beauty and diversity of our planet.

CSI Forensic Science – Level 1: Use investigative skills and evidence to solve puzzling cases and explore exciting careers. For students in grades 6 to 8.

Archaeology: Join experts to explore past cultures and see how archeology preserves and learns from the past.

Arts & Culture

Filmmaking – Experimental Editing: Explore filmmaking and storytelling, using the latest technology, special effects and production.

Photography: Expand your aesthetic side, learn the ins and outs of image making, and create dynamic photos.

Filmmaking – Social Media Content Creation: Explore filmmaking and storytelling, using the latest technology, special effects and production.

Music West – Instrumental: Take your musical aspirations to new heights and hone new skills with the help of talented instructors.

Play West – Actor: Your world is our stage! Learn acting skills and techniques for stage and screen.

Art West – Drawing: Master traditional and experimental drawing techniques alongside art experts.

IT and entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Shark Tank: Do you have a great idea? Want to learn how to make it a startup? Learn the business and financial path to success.

Leadership and Personal Brand: Your online presence and creative content show your personality and skills to the world. Learn how to best position yourself and grow your brand online.

Learn to program with Python and Raspberry Pi: Learn to program and create with Python. Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages ​​in the world. Even YouTube is powered by Python! We will start by creating a video game in python, then we will use python to design and build a self-driving car using a Raspberry Pi robot.

Game design and development: Create your own captivating games, explore the gaming industry, and develop in-demand computer skills.

Esports – Competitive Gaming and Management – Level 1: Network, play and discover the exciting world of electronic sports. Compete in daily tournaments to develop your skills, meet new friends, and explore careers in esports, gaming, and marketing.

To visit www.westga.edu/summer camps or call 678-839-6614 to register today!

Sam D. Gomez