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UTSA is San Antonio's summer camp destination for children and teens

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Young students in a mock dig at UTSA archaeology summer camp

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(June 9, 2014) -- As San Antonio's summer camp destination, UTSA will offer 23 camps in June and July on a range of topics including science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language for children and teens. The camps help students expand their horizons through hands-on activities and open their minds to opportunities in higher education.

Some camps are free daylong programs, others last a week or two, and some go through the summer. But each offers participants the chance to have fun, make friends and learn something new. For many attendees, it will be the first experience at a top-quality institution of higher education. More than 8,500 students will participate in camps throughout the summer.

Camps and academies opening or continuing this week include the Prefreshman Engineering Program, Destination Discovery, Legacy Archaeology, Interactive Technology Experience Center, Flute, Performing Arts, Writing and Sports Camps in football, basketball, baseball, men's tennis, soccer and volleyball.

Summer camp highlights for this week

  • The Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) involves achieving middle and high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and provides an academic curriculum to increase their potential for careers in these areas.
  • The Summer Law School Prep Academy is a top-tier, pre-law program designed to increase the number of students who gain admission to and excel in quality law schools.
  • Science and engineering camps have sessions in rocks and volcanoes, human biology, bridge building, aviation, gadget building and deconstruction, LEGO machine building, green science, robotics, forensics and environment.
  • The Summer Academy in Architecture and Interior Design is about design disciplines and the careers of architects and interior designers.
  • With presentations and hands-on activities, the Archaeology of Africa camp will cover the cultural histories of Ancient Egypt, Roman occupations in Africa, the Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe, the Ghana Empire and more.
  • UTSA Athletics will present the Skills and Drills Camp to expose high school students to drill work, practice and evaluation in sports.

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For details on costs, registration and other information, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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