Summer camps on campus at UA


The College of Engineering and Polymer Science offers a variety of K-12 programs for future STEM leaders. We believe that young people should be given opportunities – beyond the classroom – to interact with and explore the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

  • Multiplying Your Options This is a week-long camp at the end of June for girls entering 7th and 8th grade. Talk to representatives from local engineering firms, learn about engineering, design an engineering project, and compete against other student teams. Multiplying Your Options Summer Camp 2022 will be in-person and is Monday, June 20 - June 24 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Learn more and register here. 
  • Summer Experience in Engineering Summer Camp is a week-long camp in June for girls entering 9th – 12th grade. Girls tour local engineering firms, work with professors on hands on projects, design an engineering project or participate in a research experiment in a lab, and compete against other student teams throughout the week. Residential and day camp options available. Learn more and register here.  Summer Experience in Engineering Overnight Camp 2022 will be in-person and is Sunday, June 12 - June 17. Summer Experience in Engineering Day Camp 2022 will be in-person and is Monday, June 13 - June 17 from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.



Our summer camp is open to middle and high school aged children (12-17 years old). See our tentative schedule here. Detailed daily schedules will be provided before camp begins.

For 2022 we are moving forward with the assumption that we will be able to hold in-person camps. If for some reason this is not the case, all money paid towards the in-person camps will be refunded.

The UA Esports staff will offer 2-3 classes per day to help campers learn about professions in the realm of esports, with topics ranging from broadcasting to PC building. Campers are expected to spend around two hours each day learning practical, IT-related skills.

Campers will also be able to take classes from players on the Akron Esports varsity team, who will analyze campers’ gameplay and provide one-on-one assistance and coaching. Each session will focus on improving communication and teamwork skills.

Physical health is crucial to the Akron Esports program and to success in esports. Campers will spend an hour each day exercising and participating in activities.

Parents and friends will be invited to watch campers play a live match at the end of the week.



See all sport science camp details here.

  • Sport Youth Camp (ages 5-12)

Participants will enjoy learning basic sport skills and rules along with other lifetime physical activities. This is Physical Education all day. All camp activities have a focus on developing a healthy lifestyle in a positive sport and recreational environment.

  • Sport STEM Camp (ages 8-13)

Is STEM in sports? The answer is YES! Using sport as a vehicle to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts is a fun and innovative method of learning for students. Students will learn STEM is in sport in a hands-on and fun environment.

  • Junior Counselor Leadership Program (ages 13-18)

The Junior Leadership Program is designed for youth who are interested in learning about leadership fundamentals while working with children in the sport and recreation environment. Interested youth are invited to experience the fun, stress, and rewards of camp as they assist counselors and directors. Junior Counselors are expected to participate in the overall planning and implementation of weekly activities, as well as participate in weekly sport science academy service, supervision, and leadership activities.



The Myers School of Art at The University of Akron is once again offering a free pre-college summer program for rising junior and senior high school art students.

Participants will work directly with Myers faculty and staff to create a personal narrative while discovering all that our art and design school has to offer. This two-week in-person experience will allow students to take advantage of our school’s reputation of working across disciplines.

Open studios will include ceramics, photography, painting/drawing, maker lab, and graphic design.

Several field trips to area museums and galleries will also be included. Participants’ final work will be shown in an exhibition in Folk Hall on the final day. Family and friends are welcome to attend the exhibition.

WHEN IS MAKE IT AT MYERS? June 13 – June 24, 2022 Monday – Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY? Apply by Friday, May 20, 2022
Details and registration can be found here:



  • Flute Weekend, June 4-5

Open to high school students and undergraduates. Features daily master classes with UA faculty (Dr. Sparks) and a one-on-one mini lesson with Dr. Sparks. The camp offers flute choir performance experience and coaching and a closing recital featuring camper performances, UA faculty, and the UA flute choir. Email Dr. Lindsay A. Leach Sparks at for more information.

  • Brass Seminar, June 6-10

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  • Saxophone Camp, June 6-10

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  • Piano Ensemble Festival, Aug 1 -5

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THINK TANK TO SHARK TANK: From Engineering to Entrepreneurship

JUNE 20-24, 20229:00 AM - 3:30 PM
This summer day camp is recommended for students in grade 6 to 9. Campers experience the engineering design process and employ an entrepreneurial mindset to plan and design an innovation (product or service) to be pitched to a panel of real local entrepreneurs and industrialists. Youth engage in needs assessments, research, product design, and marketing processes through fun, thoughtful, social experiences. Experienced faculty and instructors also lead campers to different job sites to meet and interact with local entrepreneurs and engineers.
Register online at

*Think Tank to Shark Tank: From Engineering to Entrepreneurship is in no way affiliated with, associated with, or endorsed by Sony Corporation or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.