UNI Summer Camps

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Introduction to Robotics

July 11th - July 15th, 2022, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm daily

Ages: Entering 5th through 8th grade

Campers will work in pairs to design and build SPIKE Prime LEGO robot, working together programming their robot to solve a variety of simulated problems. For campers with no previous through beginner level robotics and programming experience. This camp will build programming, design, and problem solving skills in an exciting and fun environment.

Beyond Frozen: Science, Math, and Art of Fractals

Monday, 07/11/2022, 8:30 AM to Friday, 07/15/2022, 3:00 PM

If you’ve never paid much attention to the song, “Let It Go,” you may not have noticed, but there’s a line that Elsa sings that says, “My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around.” Many patterns in nature have fractal qualities in different forms and sizes from mountains, sea shores, snowflakes, blood veins, and inside cell structures. All these beautiful patterns look like magnificent works of artwork. Fractals have deep roots in math, science, and computer science and many applications in modern science and engineering. The cool thing is that we can reproduce and generate fractals as art works by art and computer coding. Campers will observe and describe natural fractals and create their own.

Ages: For campers entering 4th through 7th grade. 

Biotech: Tools of the Trade

July 18th - July 22, 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily

An immersive experience with the tools of biotechnology will provide campers an introduction to the techniques that are used in university, hospital, and industrial laboratories. Campers will gain hands-on experience with DNA extraction, culturing microbes, digital microscopy, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and gel electrophoresis by performing their own experiments. Campers will work at their own pace, prior experience is not required. 

Ages: entering 9th through graduating high school seniors

Camp Musicmania

June 13 - 17 / 9am-4pm

Cost: $145

Camp Musicmania is a fine arts camp where campers will spend the week exploring fun and different ways of creating music and art. Campers are divided by grade and participate in age appropriate activities throughout the week.  

Age Level: Rising 1st-9th graders

Contact: Heather Hamilton, heather.hamilton@uni.edu, 273-2142

UNI Suzuki School Orchestra Workshop

August 16 - 22, 2022
Sponsored by the UNI Suzuki School
Recommended level (strings: Suzuki book 4 or equivalent)
Music Director: John Chiles
This camp is $50.  Registration by May 31.
Sponsored by the UNI Suzuki School
Contact: Cathy Craig (cathy.craig@uni.edu)


Chamber Music Camp

July 18 - 22, 2022
Sponsored by the UNI Suzuki School and Cedar Valley Chamber Music
Recommended playing level: 1 year experience playing string instrument.
Coaching by members of Cedar Valley Chamber Music and Orchestra by John Chiles.
Fee is $35 and is refunded at the end of the camp.
Register by May 1. (late registrants may be considered)
Collaboration between Cedar Valley Chamber Music and the UNI Suzuki School
Contact: Cathy Craig (cathy.craig@uni.edu)

Black Life Youth Camp

July 25-29 and August 1-4 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free UNI camp for middle schoolers to teach digital skills, storytelling about Black families in NE Iowa. The University of Northern Iowa will host a two-week Black Life Youth Camp in July and August for middle school-aged kids geared towards preserving local Black history through digital storytelling and imaging skills. Students will also have opportunities to bike on UNI’s campus and Cedar Valley bike trails.

Growing Young Gardeners

July 11th - 22nd, from 9 - 11:30am 

Creekside Harmony Garden, located behind the CEEE.

The camp will take place only on the days, Mon. Wed. and Fri.

Summer Campers will spend the week learning how to garden through hands on activates like, weeding, watering, planting, and harvesting. Participants will engage in arts, crafts, games, and cooking each day while working in the garden. This camp is open to kids ages 6 - 10.

The Registration fee is $50 for the 2 weeks

Broccoli, Lettuce, Carrots, Oh My!

June 27th - July 1st,  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Creekside Harmony Garden, located behind the CEEE

Participants will learn about growing, harvesting and cooking food from the garden each day. Students will also enjoy garden themed games, activities, and crafts! This camp is open to kids ages 9 - 12.

Registration fee: $40 per child for the week.


Panther Athletic Camps

Panther Athletic Camps are available in multiple sports. Click on the Find an Athletic Camp button below to go to the UNI Panthers website and select the sport you're interested in. Camps are listed under the More Links menu for each sport offering camps this year.