Students gain real-world experience in amazing topics at Summer Academy, a specialty education camp that’s one of the outreach programs offered at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The Georgia Center provides a number of academic enrichment and test-prep courses for students.

Adventurous students delve into exciting topics every summer at specialty educational camps offered as part of the outreach mission of the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

The annual Summer Academy features 22 classes that allow creative middle and high school students to explore the sciences, the arts, technology and personal development. Youngsters devote a week or more to a chosen course, getting hands-on experience and practical advice from educators and professionals who are experts in their field — and who show them how to create robots, design video games, or launch a rocket.

Summer Academy camps provide instruction on subjects that most secondary schools can’t offer, like engineering, fashion design and medicine.

Teens enrolled in a filmmaking class, for example, might select a public domain song and create a video montage that reflects the feeling of the music, which would serve as the film’s soundtrack. After shooting appropriate video, students would work together to edit the shots, create titles, sweeten the sound and render a finished product.

Summer Academy camps begin in June and are designed for students from ages 11 to 17. Students may enroll online at http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/ppd/courses/by-subject/summer-academy-camps.

The academy is just one of the programs the Center for Continuing Education works to fulfill its outreach mission as a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit.

The Georgia Center provides a number of academic enrichment and test-prep courses for students. Programs for adults range from career development and professional training to personal enrichment classes.