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Petree College of Arts & Sciences

Smokewood Institute for Young Writers
July 13-15

Smokewood Institute for Young Writers is an intensive weekend program of writing workshops, craft sessions, creative readings, and a culminating anthology of student work.

Our curriculum draws from the instruction of our Introductory Creative Writing course here at OKCU. Our course is taught by publishing college professors, with programming that runs in conjunction with the Red Earth MFA program.

To be eligible, students must have completed at least their sophomore year of high school, and certain test scores and GPA may be required. For more information, please email Dr. Karen Schiler at keschiler@okcu or check out the Smokewood Institute for Young Writers on Facebook.

Smokewood Institute for Young Writers
July 13-15, 2018

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Meinders School of Business

Meinders Business Academy
July 16-18

Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this 3-day Summer Business Camp at Oklahoma City University will teach students about careers in business and give them the opportunity to meet executives working in thriving Oklahoma companies - all while getting outside to experience exciting field trips in some of Oklahoma’s landmark locations.

Meinders Business Academy
July 16-18, 2018

(Registration Deadline: July 3, 2018)

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Ann Lacy School of American Dance & Entertainment

Broadway Bound Dance Camp
June 13-23 (Registration Deadline: May 20)
July 11-21 (Registration Deadline: June 24)

The Broadway Bound summer dance camp is for high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are interested in the vast world of Broadway and entertainment dance (high schoolers entering their freshmen year of college are also welcome to attend). The 11-day camp experience is packed with over 70 hours of dance classes and rehearsals focusing on multiple dance techniques used in the entertainment industry.

Broadway Bound Dance Camp I June 13-23, 2018
(Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018)

Broadway Bound Dance Camp II July 11-21, 2018
(Registration Deadline: June 24, 2018)

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School of Theatre

Acting for Stage & Screen
June 16-30

The Acting for Stage and Screen program is an extension of the acclaimed OKCU theatre program. Under the direction of Theatre OKCU professors, students from across the United States and around the world participate in a pre-college intensive, focusing on acting techniques for both stage and screen. This program is for students who are currently in 9th-12th grade. Seniors who have been accepted into OKCU are also welcome to attend without auditioning; they must, however, meet all additional admission requirements.

Acting for Stage and Screen
June 16-July 30, 2018

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Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre runs 5-day performing and visual art camps each week starting the day after Memorial Day and ending mid-August. Every summer we offer a wide range of summer camps for Oklahoman children, including Preschool classes, multi-week productions, and a massive collection of week-long day camps in theatre, visual arts, dance, Broadway, magic, video game design, filmmaking, and dozens of other specialty subjects. Whether you're a family looking for friendly and affordable daycare throughout the summer season, or just interested in providing safe and engaging arts opportunities for your children, our summer camp program is the perfect answer for young people of any age. Oklahoma City University staff, faculty, and students receive a 20% discount on tuition. Must enroll by phone or in person, not available online.

Explore our Children's Theatre Summer Camp Options
Various Camps May-August 2018

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Wanda L. Bass School of Music

OKCU Summer Music Programs

Each summer, students travel from across the United States and around the world to the Oklahoma City University campus to participate in the Performing Arts Academy’s summer music programs. Our intensive pre-college programs are designed for serious students who want to develop their talents and be challenged by OKCU’s high standards. Our programs are chiefly directed and instructed by faculty from OKCU's outstanding Bass School of Music and TheatreOKCU. See below for a list of the available summer camps as well as the link for registration:

  • High School Music Theater
  • Junior High Music Theater
  • Keyboard
  • Vocal Arts Institute
  • Percussion

We have variety of programs at our Summer Performing Arts Academy

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Camp Canterbury
June 4-8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Canterbury Youth Voices invites children who love to sing to enroll for the 13th annual Camp Canterbury. During this summer camp, the CYV staff leads children in developing vocal artistry, good choral techniques and music literacy, all in a dynamic and fun choral setting. In addition to choir, students get to choose from different music classes including folk dancing, ukulele, and much more!

Contact Joanie Gregory-Pullen at (405) 232-7464 or for more information.

Camp Canterbury June 4-8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Athletic Camps


  • Junior All-Star Hitting & Defense (Ages 8-11) | LEARN MORE
    • June 11-14
      Cost: $225
  • Senior All-Star Hitting & Defense (Ages 12-17) | LEARN MORE
    • June 18-21
      Cost: $225


  • Brian Harvey Soccer Camps | LEARN MORE
    • Day Camps (Ages 5-12)
      • June 4-8, 9 a.m. - Noon
        Cost: $125
      • July 23-27, 8 - 11 a.m.
        Cost: $125
    • Keeper/Striker Camps (Ages 12-18)
      • June 11-13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
        Cost: $225
    • Residential/Commuter Camp (Ages 10-17)
      • June 17-21, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
        Cost: $450/$350


Stars Skills Camp (Fundamental Skills) | LEARN MORE

  • High School
    • June 1-3, 9 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
      Cost: $150
  • Grades 4-8
    • June 18-20, 9 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 -4:00 p.m.
      Cost: $150

Elite Skills Camp (Advanced Skills) | LEARN MORE

  • High School
    • July 13-15, 9 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
      Cost: $150
  • Grades 4-8
    • July 20-22, 9 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
      Cost: $150

Additional skills, hitting, and passing camps available