Sixteen camps offered this summer through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will give local children and teenagers the opportunity for fun in the areas of music, science and engineering and athletics.


The schedule includes:


Music Camps


June 12-16: Summer Band Camp for entering grades 7-12, directed by Dr. Alexandra Zacharella and featuring Dr. Shannon Kitelinger from San Diego State University as guest conductor. The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Fees are $210 for commuters and $410 for residents. Scholarships are available for the All Region and All State student musicians, children of UAFS faculty and staff, and incoming UAFS music students.


For more information, contact Zacharella at 479-788-7972 or visit http://class.uafs.edu/music/summer-music-camps.


June 26-30: Jazz Band Camp for entering grades 9-12, directed by Dr. Christopher Barrick and held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all band and jazz band instruments and will include a Friday night concert. Fees are $210 for commuters and $410 for residents. Scholarships are available for the All Region and All State student musicians, children of UAFS faculty and staff, and incoming UAFS music students. For more information, contact Barrick at 479-788-7547 or visit http://class.uafs.edu/music/summer-music-camps.


STEM Camps


July 10-14: LION Imagination for entering grades 5-6 and held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day. In the camp, students will explore areas of applied technology, engineering and science through exciting, hands-on projects. Fees are $40 which includes a T-shirt, project materials and snacks. The camp is sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UAFS, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. For more information, contact Amanda Seidenzahl at 479-788-7780 or Amanda.seidenzahl@uafs.edu.


July 10-14: LION Exploration for entering grades 7-8 and held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. each day. In the camp, students will explore areas of applied technology, engineering and science through exciting, hands-on projects. Fees are $40 which includes a T-shirt, project materials and snacks. The camp is sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UAFS, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. For more information, contact Amanda Seidenzahl at 479-788-7780 or Amanda.seidenzahl@uafs.edu.


Aug. 1-2: Regional Workforce Grant Camp for incoming high school students participating in the university’s Regional Workforce Grant program, held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. In the camp, students will design a project while learning mechanical and industrial engineering principles while also utilizing industry software. The camp is free and includes a T-shirt, project materials and lunch. For more information, contact Amanda Seidenzahl at 479-788-7780 or Amanda.seidenzahl@uafs.edu.


Athletics Camps


June 5-7: Basketball Skills Camp for boys entering grades K-8, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. Fee is $100. For more information, contact Josh Newman at joshua.newman@uafs.edu or 479-788-7592 or visit http://www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.


June 5-7: Basketball Skills Camp for girls entering grades 1-8, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. Fee is $100. For more information, contact Elena Lovato at elena.lovato@uafs.edu or 479-788-7594 or visit http://www.futureladylionbasketball.com.


June 8: Basketball Shooting Camp for boys entering grades 1-12, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp teaches shooting fundamentals, action drills, and the mechanics of shooting. Fee is $40. For more information, contact Josh Newman at joshua.newman@uafs.edu or 479-788-7592 or visit http://www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.


June 12-14: Little Lions Volleyball Skills Camp for boys and girls entering grades K-7, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp is for younger players looking to improve their overall volleyball skills. Players will be grouped by talent level and will be given age-appropriate instruction by current UAFS coaches and players. Fee is $100, which includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit http://www.uafsvolleyballcamps.com.


June 14-16: Volleyball Elite Camp for boys and girls entering grades 8-12. The camp will challenge the players in all aspects of the game by focusing on all of the fundamentals of forearm passing, serving, setting, blocking, attacking and defense. Fee is $180 for residents and $150 for commuters. For more information, visit http://www.uafsvolleyballcamps.com.


June 18-19: Basketball Elite Camp for boys entering grades 7-12. The camp, which is held at different times each day, is designed for student athletes that have completed their athletic eligibility but who have not attended a tryout session before at UAFS. Fee is $90 for those staying overnight and $60 for commuters. For more information, contact Josh Newman at joshua.newman@uafs.edu or 479-788-7592 or visit http://www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.


June 19-21: Basketball Skills Camp for girls entering grades 1-8, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. Fee is $100. For more information, contact Elena Lovato at elena.lovato@uafs.edu or 479-788-7594 or visit http://www.futureladylionbasketball.com.


July 24-26: Basketball Skills Camp for boys entering grades K-8, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. Fee is $100. For more information, contact Josh Newman at joshua.newman@uafs.edu or 479-788-7592 or visit http://www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.


July 24-26: Basketball Skills Camp for girls entering grades 1-8, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. Fee is $100. For more information, contact Elena Lovato at elena.lovato@uafs.edu or 479-788-7594 or visit http://www.futureladylionbasketball.com.


July 27: Basketball Shooting Camp for boys entering grades 1-12, held from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The camp teaches shooting fundamentals, action drills, and the mechanics of shooting. Fee is $40. For more information, contact Josh Newman at joshua.newman@uafs.edu or 479-788-7592 or visit http://www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.


Aug. 6-7: Basketball Elite Camp for boys entering grades 7-12. The camp, which is held at different times each day, is designed for student athletes that have completed their athletic eligibility but who have not attended a tryout session before at UAFS. Fee is $90 for those staying overnight and $60 for commuters. For more information, contact Josh Newman at joshua.newman@uafs.edu or 479-788-7592 or visit http://www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.