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Youth Camps and Programs

UB offers academic and recreational programs for children and teens. These camps and programs are held at UB and are open to all children of faculty, staff, returning families and the community.

Students at the Summer String Institute

Summer String Institute
June 27 - July 2, 2015

Intermediate and advanced strings students from middle school level to young professionals will work intensively to improve their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral playing. The workshop will include hourly lessons, chamber music coaching, master classes, contemporary music workshop, string orchestra rehearsals, faculty recital, student recitals and string orchestra concert.

Students in the workshop tour facilities at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science
June 29 - July 10, 2015

The Workshop is open to students who have completed the first year of high school and have taken at least one high school science course: Biology, Chemistry or Physics - and have completed a year of high school algebra; additional science and mathematics would be helpful. The Workshop will run from Monday, June 29–Friday, July 10, 9:30 AM –3:30 PM each day; students must be able to commit to attend each day.

Further details are available at CCR's homepage

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UBGenCyberCamp 2015
July 6 - 10, 2015 Enrollment Full

Come learn about the exciting world of cybersecurity at the 2015 UB GenCyber Camp. This FREE camp will be held from 7/6 - 7/10 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily) at the University at Buffalo North Campus. Each day, you will participate in many hands-on computer activities to learn about different cybersecurity topics. All of these activities build to the final day of camp, when you attempt to defend the UB GenCyber network from a simulated cyber-attack!

National Summer Transportation Institute Summer Camp

National Summer Transportation Institute Summer Camp
July 6-10, 2015

The National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides 30 high school students with a great chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry and beyond.

One-to-one Reading & Writing Sessions

One-to-one Reading & Writing Sessions
July 6-August 8, 2015

Clari Summer 2015 Tutoring includes an on-site summer program called “One-to-one Reading & Writing Sessions.” It offers individualized tutoring to children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. Certified Literacy Specialists, as well as UB Literacy Specialist graduate students, provide weekly, hour-long literacy sessions that use authentic literature and best practices to tailor instruction to meet each child’s unique literacy and learning needs. The program runs for five weeks, from Monday, July 6th to Saturday, August 8th.

Students participating in BEAM.

Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM) Summer Program

BEAM is a cooperative educational enrichment program that prepares inner city, minority, female and other under-represented students for careers in science, engineering and technology. Students will spend 4 – 5 weeks participating in enrichment activities that provide intensive instruction in the topics of mathematics, science, communications, and computer applications.

All participants attend field trips to enhance their learning experiences and receive career information from speakers in the field. Programming will take place July 6 – July 31. Post 11 grade program will end on Friday, August 7.

A one-week camp will be offered for girls entering grades 8 – 10. The camp will take place August 3 – August 7

Chinese Bridge Summer Camp in China
July 16 - 31, 2015

This is an incredible opportunity for qualified high school students to spend two weeks in China, learning the language and culture. During the camp, students will travel to different provinces and cities for Chinese language classes and group cultural experiences. Space is limited to 30 participants and the application deadline is March 9.

Students participating in the Field Ecology Adventures

Field Ecology Adventures
July 27 - 31, 2015

This program, for students ages 8-12, focuses on environmental themes such as earth awareness, wildlife studies, habitat analysis, aquatic/terrestrial ecology and survival skills. Students will participate in outdoor hikes, games, activities and demonstrations that will be conducted at both the UB North Campus and at 2 field trip locations.

Students participating in the Experience China Summer Camp

Experience China Summer Camp

This 2-week program is designed for K-12 students who are interested in learning Chinese language, practicing Chinese art and handicrafts, and experiencing Chinese culture and traditions. The last day of the camp will feature students’ performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family and community members.

Students participating in a football camp

UB Sports Camps & Clinics

UB coaches and faculty welcome your child to participate in a host of youth camps offered during the summer on the UB campuses. No matter what your child’s skill level — from beginner to advanced — there are opportunities for them to learn, play and make new friends while getting personal attention from faculty and Division I coaches.

High School Girls at Tinker Engineering Camp

Tinker - An Engineering Camp for High School Girls
August 10 - 14, 2015

Join us this summer at Tinker, a unique, one-week summer engineering camp for high school girls! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering through hands-on projects, workshops, presentations, and visits to local engineering companies.

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PLASMA (Peer-Led Asthma Self-Management program for Adolescents)
September 12- 13, 2015

Teens 12-17 are invited to participate in a FREE one-day camp organized by the University at Buffalo. Campers will get to meet and talk with other teens and enjoy a variety of fun and exciting recreational activities, while learning about how to manage their asthma! The camp will offer a tasty breakfast, lunch and healthy snack! For more information please visit our website.