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2010 Noncredit Summer Programs

The University of Memphis offers a variety of noncredit summer programs. From camps for kids to professional classes for adults, there's something for everyone. For a complete list of camps and events, visit the University's Events Calendar.

Community Music School, May – August
The Community Music School offers programs for all ages, from infants to adults. Programs offered this summer include Memphis Music Camp, Memphis Suzuki Institute, Flute Institute, Music and Art Camp, and Piano and Art Camp. For more information, visit

Computational Thinking Summer Camp for Girls, July 19-23
Computer science is more than just programming! It’s also expected to be one of the fastest growing career fields over the next few years. Learn about career opportunities for computer science students. Open to female 8th-11th grade students from Memphis. For more information, download the informational flyer.

Confucius Institute (CIUM) Summer Camps, June-July
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will partner with local schools to host the second annual Chinese summer immersion camps in June and July. The “All Roads Lead to China” camps will feature enrichment activities focusing on the Chinese language and culture. These will include abacus training, Chinese and American sports, calligraphy, culinary arts, dancing, painting, Mandarin Chinese language lessons, Tai Chi, and Wushu. There will also be presentations from special guest performers. For more information, visit

Discovering Architecture Summer Camp, June 1 – June 12
Discovering Architecture is an exciting summer day camp developed for high school students who are interested in learning more about the art and science of design. The camp is jointly sponsored by the Architecture Program at the University of Memphis and the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. For more information, visit or download the information flyer and application.

Girls Experiencing Engineering, June
Girls Experiencing Engineering (GEE) is a summer program designed to encourage more young women to become engineers. Through hands-on projects, middle- and high-school girls discover what engineers do and how skills like creative thinking, problem solving and communication can contribute to their future success. For more information, visit

Girls in Manufacturing (GiM), June
The Herff College of Engineering will hold its “Girls in Manufacturing” (GiM) summer program for high school girls. In a fun atmosphere, students will learn about engineering, science and technology. For more information or to register, call Sheila Moses at 901/678-4933 or go online to

Josh Pastner Basketball Academy, June
Memphis Tigers Head Coach Josh Pastner and his staff will host various basketball camps. The camps will include the Josh Pastner Memphis Madness, Summer Swish and Drills and Skills Day Camps. For more information concerning dates and registration information, visit

Melissa McFerrin Hoop School, June
Registration is now open for the Melissa McFerrin Hoops School at University of Memphis. Memphis head coach Melissa McFerrin and her staff will hold four camps this June.  June 11 - Middle School Elite Camp, June 12-13 High School Elite Camp, June 21-24 Day Camp, and June 25-26 HS Team Camp.  Spots are still open for all camps, please visit for more information and to register.

Paul Revere Williams Summer Institute
The Paul Revere Williams Summer Institute is an opportunity for teachers of various disciplines to enhance their professional development by learning about architectural design. This year’s institute, which will be held June 14, 15, 16 and 17, will include interactive sessions as well as reflective presentations by past participants showing implementation of PRW and Design Education in K-12 classrooms. Attendees will interact with architectural experts, take a guided tour of local architecture, be exposed to aspects of Design Education in K-12 classrooms on the national level and be trained to use available design technology to enhance learning. For more information, visit

Larry Porter Football Camps, June
Memphis Tigers Head Football Coach Larry Porter will host a variety of different football campus in June. The camps will range from grades 2-12 with a specific one just for seniors. Visit the Athletics Camp website for information and details concerning the camps.

Richie Grant Soccer Camp, June 27 - July 1
The University of Memphis head men’s soccer coach and a native of Dublin, Ireland with various other staffing personnel will conduct a soccer camp in Jackson, TN at Lambuth University. This campus is for males and females ages 5-18. For more information and to find out how to sign up visit Richie Grant Soccer Camp website.

The University of Memphis Youth Soccer Camp, June
The University of Memphis Soccer Program will conduct its annual Youth Soccer Camps for boy’s and girl’s ages of 5 to 14 for two weeks this summer. This camp will utilize the games skills to focus on player development; with sessions consisting of passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting, and heading. Whether your son or daughter is a beginner or an accomplished player, this camp is designed to make them a better player. We will group the campers in accordance with age and ability as the week progresses. For a brochure and registration information, please visit the website at

Swim School, May - August
The Campus Recreation and Intramural Services at the University of Memphis are offering Swim Schools for children ages 4 to 14 years, beginners to advanced and also a Swim School program for Adults. For more information about both programs offered by Campus Recreation and Intramural Services, please visit their website or contact Suzanne French at or 901-678-3461.

Orff Schulwerk Institute, Levels I,II, III - July 12 – July 23
The Orff Schulwerk Instititute offers Level I, II and III along with a Master Class training for teachers of the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching music.  All three levels are available as credit or non-credit courses.  For more information, please contact Scharion Bradley at or by phone at 901-491-7795.  You may also visit the web site at