Location Date
Dalton State College (Dalton, GA) July 9-13
Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL) July 9-13
UA - Birmingham (Birmingham, AL) July 16-20
Ohio University (Athens, OH) July 16-20
Cabrini University (Radnor, PA) July 23-27
Berea College (Berea, KY) July 23-27

About Us

For over two decades, ACE Camps have worked to make each and every camper a better and brighter academic competitor. The thousands of past ACE Campers have included champions of Scholar’s Bowl, the National History Bowl, the HSNCT, and the game show Jeopardy!. All camp activities are designed to help campers improve at academic competition, and all activities are designed to be helpful to campers from a wide spectrum of experience and ability. The instructors and camp counselors at ACE Camp are all successful former academic competitors and academic competition coaches.



Each camper chooses two classes to take each day of camp. Course selections vary by site, but we offer multiple classes in broad subject areas, including history, science, literature, etc. Campers are given quizzes to test content from previous class sessions and to track progress. In addition, ACE offers multiple “mini-classes” each day, for students to learn about a more specific subject (e.g. American Military History, The Renaissance, etc)


Campers participate in multiple practice sessions each day. These sessions use buzzer questions as a tool for learning information. Students are grouped into practices based on skill level and subject matter, allowing ACE to tailor practice sessions to the individual needs of the campers.


Campers participate in a number of different team and individual tournaments while at camp. Each day of camp contains multiple subject-specific “Mini-Tournaments” and each evening ends with a “Team Tournament” where campers are assigned teams for group competition. Campers also participate in a Wild West Tournament on the first day and a Final Camp Championship on the last day of ACE Camp.

Camp Schedule

Day 1

Time Activity
1:00pm - 3:00pm Check-in
3:15pm - 3:45pm Opening Meeting
3:45pm - 4:45pm Group Meeting
4:45pm - 6:30pm DINNER / FREE TIME
6:30pm - 7:20pm Optional Activities
7:30pm - 9:00pm Wild West Tournament
9:00pm - 9:30pm Tournament Finals / Meeting

Days 2, 3, 4

Time Activity
9:00am - 10:00am Class 1
10:10am - 11:00am Practice
11:10am - 12:00pm Optional (Block 1)
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm - 1:50pm Subject Practice
2:00pm - 3:00pm Class 2
3:10pm - 4:00pm Practice
4:10pm - 5:00pm Optional (Block 2)
5:00pm - 6:30pm DINNER / FREE TIME
6:30pm - 7:20pm Optional (Block 3)
7:30pm - 10:00pm Team Tournament / Meeting

Day 5

Time Activity
9:00am - 9:20am Class 1
9:30am - 9:50am Class 2
10:00am - 10:30am Subject Tournaments
10:45am - 11:15am Final Camp Championships
11:15am - 11:30am Final Meeting
11:30am - 12:00am Check-Out


Registration Type Registration Fee** Registration includes:
Residential Camper $499 All Camp Activities, ACE Camps Kit, Housing, Meals
Coach/Adult Camper* $299 All Camp Activities, Coaching Seminar, Housing, Meals
Day Camper $299 All Camp Activities, ACE Camps Kit, Meals

*We invite coaches new to ACE to attend free of charge. In order to qualify, you must be an employee of the school and/or school system and have never attended an ACE camp as an adult camper. This offer is limited to one coach per school.

**ACE Camp participation is only guaranteed for registrants who have submitted a deposit of at least $100, although camps rarely reach capacity.

**No refunds will be issued after July 1, 2018.


Camp Check-In lasts from 1PM to 3PM on Day 1 of ACE Camp. Camp Check-Out lasts from 12PM to 12:30PM on Day 5 of ACE Camp. All class subjects, tournaments, and practice sessions are chosen by campers on Day 1 of ACE Camp.

Camper Health Form

All ACE Campers must submit a Camper Health Form.   HEALTH FORM

Key Policy

If a key is lost or misplaced by a camper while at camp, the camper will be responsible for paying a Key Replacement Fee of $100 before leaving camp. This fee is solely to pay any lost key charges assessed by the hosting college.

What to Bring

While facilities at each location are slightly different, be prepared for typical dorm living. Students should provide their own toiletries and linens (XL twin sheets, blanket, pillow, towel, washcloth, etc.) We also recommend campers bring an alarm clock, shower sandals, and any additional study materials they may want. Dress for all camp activities is casual; shorts and t-shirts are the norm. Please check the weather.