UAB Summer Camps
The University of Alabama at Birmingham hosts several summer camps on campus each year. Presented by UAB departments and groups, the camps offer fun activities for children and easy and convenient choices for parents. Check this page for updates and camps added as they become available.
Explore unique legal landmarks around Birmingham and beyond and participate in your re-imagined trial of the Scottsboro Nine. Join us this summer as we ‘time travel’ in history and work one on one with practicing attorneys, professors and trial experts. Students will develop competencies in critical thinking and writing to be understood and will improve scholarship opportunities.
On the first day of camp, students are divided into teams and given details of their first case. Each team will secure a scene, survey it, diagram it, take notes and collect evidence. After the students process the evidence, staff will reveal the true facts of the case by reconstructing what actually happened.
Each day begins with staff (graduate students and digital forensics/criminal justice faculty) presentation to the teams of background on the case for the day; each team is assigned a case and will be taught how to research needed evidence. Staff will assess students’ core knowledge of the subject matter for the day (phishing, hacking, malware, etc.) by asking the group questions and engaging them in dialogue about the topic.
ChemBridge will promote students’ interest and knowledge of chemistry by introducing them to principles, methods, applications and experiments used in chemistry research laboratories.
Learn how and why different materials bend, break, stretch, melt, corrode or conduct electricity under different conditions, materials engineers can design materials that make engines more efficient, airplanes lighter, cellphone batteries longer lasting and cancer-fighting drugs more effective.
Campers will be split into four different age groups and participate in a variety of recreational activities including swimming, climbing our indoor rock wall, taking part in fitness classes, and playing different sports and games.
A weeklong band camp for instrumental music students. Dedicated to the development of young musicians, this camp intends for participants to gain new skills and methods they can carry back to their school band programs and share with other band members.
Gain hands-on research experience this summer at the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory while networking with UAB faculty, staff and students. Participants will learn how to conduct an independent study related to distracted driving.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more. Each day offers a new discovery, with their very own art show at the end of camp.
ArtPlay’s award-winning visual arts camp offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts and more. Each day offers a new discovery, with their very own art show at the end of camp.
This three-week master camp offers older campers an extra week for master classes, leading up to the two weeks when participants will prepare the show. At this camp, campers will have a week of intensive classes in improv, musical theater dance, voice, character development, acting and auditioning. This is a great opportunity for young actors.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes. They learn theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, acting, and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a full staged musical production at the end of camp.
Campers will be introduced to many aspects of musical theater with a variety of fun classes. They learn theater games, improvisation, warm-ups, dance, vocal exercises, voice and diction, terminology, acting, and stage production, all while developing a character and rehearsing for a full staged musical production at the end of camp.
The Entrepreneurship – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Enrichment Program, to be held July 23-27, will provide students with hands-on experience in the STEM industry and an understanding of the basic concepts of entrepreneurship.
Campers will learn the components of Raspberry Pi, basic Python programming and building imaging applications, which includes scaling and flipping images, varying brightness of images, blurring and sharpening images, thresholding, and detecting edges in images. This camp will be held July 16-20.
This camp is designed for rising high school freshman and will be held Jun 11-15.
CORD Fifth Grade Summer Science Camps are designed for rising fifth and sixth grade students and will be held June 4-July 20.
PhysicsBridge — to be held July 23-24 —provides area eighth grade graduates with an exciting experience in optics, lasers and light.
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