Home Carrollton Fun in the sun: UWG hosting community summer camps, Sign Up Today!

Fun in the sun: UWG hosting community summer camps, Sign Up Today!

Middle and high school students in the region will have the opportunity for unique experiences, to explore their passions, and to make new friends this summer when the University of West Georgia hosts summer camps for sixth- through twelfth-graders.  The weeklong 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 the Carrollton campus.

Camps attendees will develop life skills and explore hands-on activities related to science, arts and culture, and computing and entrepreneurship. Camp topics include Mad Scientist, Filmmaking, Geology Rocks, CSI Forensics, Music West – Instrumental, Play West – Acting, Game Design, Esports, Art West – Drawing and more!

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

UWG will also host its popular Wolves Exploration Camp for rising kindergarteners through second-graders at the Early Learning Center. Campers will explore space, travel in time to visit dinosaurs and engage in creative art experiences.

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

Summer 2022 also includes Esports Camps led by UWG’s Esports coach Joseph Lee. Camps give students 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 become careers beyond team play and how to succeed in promotion and event management.

“The Play West Summer Camp in Acting at UWG will give students the experience of working together as a group,” said Shelly Elman, department chair of English, Film, Languages and Performing Arts and professor of Theatre. “Students will learn to improvise and think on their feet, allowing them to gain confidence in their abilities to not only problem solve, but also to collaborate and present to a group of people.”

Camp Options


Mad Scientist: Work with real scientists in laboratory sessions to have fun and see how science makes all our lives better.

Geology Rocks! Level 1: Dig into the past and see how much there is to learn from 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 6th through 8th graders.

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

Arts & Culture

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

Photography: Develop 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 – Acting: Your world is our stage! Learn acting games and techniques for stage and screen.

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

Computing & Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank Entrepreneurship: Have a great idea? Want to learn how to turn it into a startup business? Learn the business and financial path to success.

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

Learn to Program with Python and Raspberry Pi: Learn how 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 begin with creating a video game in python and then will use python to design and create a self-driving car using a Raspberry Pi robot.

Game Design and Development: Build your own captivating games, explore the gaming industry, and build high-demand computing skills.

Esports – Competitive Play and Management – Level 1: Network, play, and learn about the exciting world of Esports. Compete in daily tournaments to develop skills, meet new friends, and explore careers in Esports, games, and marketing.

Visit www.westga.edu/summer-camps or call 678-839-6614 to sign up today!