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Petree College of Arts & Sciences

Smokewood Institute for Young Writers
June 15

The next Smokewood Institute event is our Day of Writing, and will take place on June 15, 2019. The event is an all-day Saturday series of lecture, discussion, and workshop of original student work. Meals and materials are included. We welcome serious students working in any genre, of varying styles.

Our programming is provided by college professors who teach creative writing. We also coordinate with the Red Earth MFA program, the Center for Interpersonal Studies in Film and Literature, and campus or community arts events.

To be eligible, students should be in or entering high school, and a writing sample, as well as test scores and GPA, may be required. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Schiler at keschiler@okcu.

Smokewood Institute for Young Writers
June 15, 2019

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Meinders School of Business

Meinders Business Academy
July 22-24

Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this three-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 22-24, 2019

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Ann Lacy School of American Dance & Entertainment

Broadway Bound Dance Camp
June 12-22 (Registration Deadline: May 19)
July 10-20 (Registration Deadline: June 23)

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 12-22, 2019
(Registration Deadline: May 19, 2019)

Broadway Bound Dance Camp II July 10-20, 2019
(Registration Deadline: June 23, 2019)

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School of Theatre

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre runs five-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.

Enroll by phone, in person, or online. OCU email address must be used for discount to be applied.

Explore our Children's Theatre Summer Camp Options
Various Camps May-August 2019

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Wanda L. Bass School of Music

OCU 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 OCU’s high standards. Our programs are chiefly directed and instructed by faculty from OCU's outstanding Bass School of Music and TheatreOCU. 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
  • Percussion

We have variety of programs at our Summer Performing Arts Academy

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Athletic Camps


  • Brian Harvey Soccer Camps | LEARN MORE
    • Day Camps (Ages 5-12)
      • June 22-26, 9 a.m. - Noon
        Cost: $125
      • July 23-27, 8 - 11 a.m.
        Cost: $125
    • Keeper/Striker Camps (Ages 12-18)
      • June 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
        Cost: $225
    • Residential/Commuter Camp (Ages 10-17)
      • June 16-20, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
        Cost: $450/$350