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Summer Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers youth camps and non-credit bearing workshops for a variety of age groups during the summer.  For information regarding credit bearing courses and other university-wide offerings please visit



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.  For more information please click here.

Summer String Institute

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. Click here for more information.

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. More information can be found here.

Field Ecology Adventures, July 27-31, 2015

Field Ecology Adventures, 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 selected field trip locations. To register click here.


LehrerDance Summer Intensive, June 1-6, 2015

Intermediate/advanced level professional and pre-professional dancers age 18 or older have an exciting opportunity to study with Artistic Director Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance company members. This program is an intensive six-day residency in LehrerDance technique, style and repertory. Workshop classes include: LehrerDance technique, style and repertoire; specialty classes; health and wellness workshop; in-studio performance by LehrerDance; Q & A with Jon Lehrer and company; and showcase/reception. To register click here.

Fractures and Tectonics in the Northern Appalachian Basin, June 15-19, 2015

This program is designed for oil/gas and environmental geoscientists interested in learning about the fracturing and faulting in the northern Appalachian Basin sedimentary units (including black shales), and/or the tectonics that controlled the evolution of the northern Appalachian Basin. It will be held at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel where outcrops of the Marcellus, Geneseo and the Utica black shales are all within easy driving distance. Enrollment is limited to 11 professionals. Click here for more information.

The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute, August 10-14, 2015

This five-day workshops is open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world’s leading choral conductors.  The workshop includes rehearsal and performance conducting opportunities, one-on-one instruction and individual guidance.  For more information, click here.