Summer Sessions
6-, 9-, 10- and 12-week sessions
May 28 – Aug. 16, 2019

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Youth Camps and Programs

Here is where learning and fun collide.

UB offers academic and recreational summer programs for children and teens. All children are welcome! Check back often as we add more camps throughout the spring.

Summer Youth Camps and Programs
Title Description Dates/Times
CLaRI Summer One-to-one Reading & Writing Sessions CLaRI’s on-site summer literacy program offers individualized tutoring to children entering kindergarten through 12 grade. Certified literacy specialists, as well as UB literacy specialist graduate students, provide individualized literacy instruction using authentic literature, hands-on instruction and best practices to tailor instruction to meet each child’s unique literacy and learning needs. Children in regular education and special education classes working below grade level, on grade level or above grade level are welcome to attend summer tutoring. CLaRI provides instruction in one or all of the following areas: comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, spelling and writing, based on parent and teacher information. Sessions are 60 minutes in length, with 55 minutes of instruction and 5 minutes of parent debriefing. We offer morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday morning sessions at various times during the week. The program runs for five weeks, from Monday, July 9 to Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. For more information, contact Dr. Ashlee Campbell at 716-645-2470 or 716-645-1058 or by email at July 9 - Aug. 11, 2018
The Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science This two-week workshop strives to introduce students to the application of computer modeling and simulation to solve important problems in science and engineering. The 2018 workshop focuses on Bioinformatics and research in the life sciences. It is open to students who have completed the first year of high school, taken a year of high school algebra, and have taken at least one high school science course — biology, chemistry or physics. The application deadline is May 1, 2018; however, students are encouraged to apply early. Visit the workshop website for application instructions. June 25 - July 6, 2018
TINKER TINKER is a student-run engineering camp for high school girls designed to expose campers to the different disciplines of engineering that UB offers. This day camp includes fun hands-on activities, tours of local engineering companies and interactive presentations with UB engineering professors. Registration will open on April 1, 2018 and costs $425. There is a limited amount of need-based financial aid available. Contact the team at or visit the TINKER website. Aug. 6 - 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UB Child Care Center Summer Camp In the summer months, UB Child Care Center offers a special program for school-age (5-12 years old) children organized in a Summer Camp theme which is packed with many exciting activities. The summer program takes place at the UBCCC South Campus and offers the flexibility to arrange and fit your child/children’s full-time or part-time scheduling needs.
  • Weekly themes with lots of hands-on activities.
  • Creative, open-ended art activities.
  • Small group size to maximize individual interaction.
  • An unplugged camp where we take a break from tablets, cell phones and gaming devices.
  • Experienced, professional staff.
  • Field trips every week to interesting destinations like the Buffalo Zoo, Science Museum, Public Library and UB Solar Panels.
  • UB sports experiences for boys and girls.
  • Swimming (twice a week, on campus).
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks. (For weekly field trips, parents provide lunch for their child.)
  • Complimentary UBCCC t-shirt for your child to wear on all field trips.
All school-age programs will be available at UBCCC South Campus only.

For more information, contact the UB Child Care Center or view the Summer Camp brochure (PDF).
June 25 - Aug. 31, 2018
UB Pharmacy Summer Institute The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) Pharmacy Summer Institute is unique daycamp experience incorporates active participation in a broad scope of learning experiences, including “hands-on” training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures by faculty and local Buffalo area alumni pharmacist practitioners and field trips. The program reviews pharmacy education opportunities and the pharmacy curriculum at SPPS as well as recommended high school preparatory and collegiate pre-pharmacy course work. For more details, visit the Pharmacy Summer Institute website or contact the team at or 716-645-2858. July 9-12, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UB Summer Sports Camps Interested in a summer sports camp or clinic? Check out our athletic departments for summer camps for basketball, football, soccer, swimming, diving, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball or wrestling. Visit the Summer Sports Camps website for more information. Dates and age groups vary by program. TBD

Last updated: March 20, 2019 6:04 pm EST