Student Summer Camps at ASMSA

Summer at ASMSA offers exciting camps where rising sophomores can participate in fun and challenging programs focusing on art, music and acoustics, mathematics, computer programming, and robotics. Camps are tuition free and space is limited.

AEGIS PROJECT M.A.R.S. CAMP (July 16-21, 2017)

In conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Education, ASMSA is excited to offer Project M.A.R.S. (Mars Autonomous Robot System) Camp. Project M.A.R.S. Camp is a summer residential program for 32 rising sophomores. All applications will be seriously considered, however, students from low-income backgrounds will be given preference. The camp will provide an exciting hands-on experience in the field of robotics. Camp activities will center on building and controlling robots in the context of performing tasks remotely on Mars and the creation of mobile apps for robot control.

NERD C.A.M.P. (June 18-23, 2017)

ASMSA is a place where the state’s top students in mathematics and computer science can soar among talented peers. Nerd C.A.M.P. (Computational Analysis, Math and Programming) will help students understand the links between subjects through classes in mobile app development, number theory, and other mathematic principles. We wear the name “nerd” as a badge of pride because being a nerd means getting excited about technology and solving problems. Students should have strong prior experiences in math and an interest in coding.


As part of ASMSA’s efforts to expand opportunities for students interested in fine arts and humanities within the school’s residential program, we’re excited to offer the Summer Arts Bridge. Students may choose to participate in one of the following experiences.

  • Studio Art is an activities-based initiative to help grow students’ excitement about the arts. Students will engage in different processes including oil painting, observational drawing, collage, abstract design, basic wood shop skills, and art criticism.
  • Folk Music offers Arkansas students a chance to learn to play and perform folk songs, build a working 4-string guitar, and explore the physics behind the production of sound and music. No previous experience or musical training is required.

Selection for all camps is competitive. Students must be rising sophomores for each camp. All camp activities — including tuition, housing, meals and class supplies — are free. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled, with preference given to students who complete their application by April 30, 2017.

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