Now is the time to start making plans for this summer, especially when it comes to activities for the kiddos. The University of Evansville is once again offering some amazing summer camps - they are even introducing three new camps.

Below, you will find information about the various camps. You'll notice there is a cost to these camps, but please don't let that prevent you from registering. There is financial assistance available to any student or family that needs it. Visit for more information.

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Springboard is a four-week, full-day summer camp that will serve as a way for high school students to learn about all things college from the different types of colleges to what's a major and how to choose one.

Springboard is open to high school students and will be held Monday through Friday, July 5, and ending on July 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $600 and the deadline to register is Wednesday, June 28.

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Wesley Sheppard Summer Music Camp

The UE Music Conservatory will host a weeklong camp for students entering grades 6-12 from Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23. The music camp will include experiences in band, orchestra, and piano. Students will rehearse and perform, receive specialized instruction, learn musicianship skills, and participate in other music-related activities. The cost to attend is $250.


Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in hands-on exploration from June 19-23. The weeklong camp will cover several STEM topics, including energy in molecules, data science, biophysics of drugs, testing for antibiotic-resistant data, and more. The cost of the camp is $250 and will last each day from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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Exploring Art at UE

Participants will get to draw, paint, dye, marbleize, and create jewelry alongside art faculty and students. At the end of the camp, students will take home a 106-piece art kit with a built-in easel for future creations.

Exploring Art at UE will be offered the week of June 19-23, and the cost is $175. The camp will be split into two groups: students entering grades 2-5 will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and those entering grades 6-8 will meet from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.

Dance Camp

Dance Camp will be held from June 19-23, for students in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to be overnight for the week at UE and learn ballroom, hip hop, modern dance, and more. Ballroom dances will include swing, rumba, foxtrot, and waltz.  Campers will also receive in-depth dance lessons, a T-shirt, and breakfast and lunch. The cost of the camp is $300.

Pride Camp (new this year)

Pride Camp begins on Sunday, June 18, and ends on Saturday, June 24. This camp is for ages 13-17 and participants will spend a week living on campus at the University of Evansville for this first-of-its-kind summer camp! Build lifelong friends with incredible activities throughout the week while learning about social justice and activism. The cost for this camp is $700.

Clay Camp (new this year)

The UE Department of Art will host youth in grades 6-8 in a real ceramic studio to work on clay projects on June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24. Participants will use clay in a variety of hand-building techniques, and experience wheel throwing. This camp costs $150 and will meet from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Journey to Justice (new this year)

UE is also leading an 8-day Journey to Justice bus tour through cities of the South to explore the history of the civil rights movement. The trip is scheduled for July 10-17 and is open to rising high school juniors and seniors. More information is available at

(Information is courtesy of Noah Alatza, University of Evansville Chief Communications Officer)

Complete Guide to Kids Summer Camps in Southern Indiana

Whether it's sports, the arts, nature, technology, or even law enforcement, there are a variety of summer camps in our part of the Hoosier state where your kids can spend all day completely immersed in whatever their interest is.

*While there are several camps on this list, it is entirely possible I missed a few. If you work, run, or participate in one not listed, please e-mail me the information and I'll gladly add it.

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