Learn, explore and create at UTSA summer camps
(May 31, 2017) -- Children and teens across San Antonio looking for something fun to do this summer will find it at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dozens of summer camp opportunities are available at UTSA for children from kindergarten through high school and even young adults.
UTSA summer camp themes range from science, engineering and architecture to sports, music and writing. The camps offer participants a place to learn something new while having fun and spending quality time with UTSA's top-tier faculty, staff and students. While at UTSA, campers will also meet new friends who share similar interests and passions.
Beginning in June and lasting through August, UTSA hosts half-day and full-day sessions at the Main and Downtown Campuses. Some last a few days while others extend a week or two. Registration is now open for most camps.
UTSA 2017 summer camps:
Engineering Summer Camp
This exciting and interactive day or overnight camp for high school students will teach engineering design and problem solving approaches using out of the box thinking. The camp will have interactive workshops, hands-on challenges, tours, panels and competitions.
Archaeology of Ancient Adventures
Campers will participate in indoor and outdoor activities while exploring ancient traders, raiders, and migraters from around the globe. They will discover Roman, Incan and Viking battle tactics, Native American nomads, and find out what sharks have to do with Maya trade routes.
Criminal Justice Summer Camp
This camp is designed for curious minds who are always the first to solve the mystery while watching crime shows. High school juniors and seniors will investigate mock crime scenes, examine fingerprints and tour local law enforcement facilities.
Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design
This two-week camp introduces high school and college students and adults to the careers and education of architects and interior designers. Campers will gain hands-on insight from UTSA's top-tier faculty and find out if interior design or architecture are right for them.
Monarch Butterfly Ecology Summer Camp
UTSA environmental science staff and students will share their knowledge and passion about the state insect of Texas. Campers will learn what's being done to increase the monarch butterfly population and how to have an appreciation for wildlife and wildlife conservation.
Get kids interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities at UTSA iTEC camps. The instructors go beyond the classroom and understand that kids learn more when they are excited about the topics being discovered.
Performing Arts Camp
This camp is an intensive workshop style camp for students in 3rd-8th grade interested in the performing arts, both onstage and behind the scenes. Instructors are all working professionals and college students in the field. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice, dance, theatre history, music theory, costuming, stage properties, and more.
Lyric Theatre Workshop
This is an intensive workshop for high school students interested in the performing arts, both onstage and behind the scenes. Instructors are all working professional directors, choreographers, set, costume, and lighting designers, and technicians. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice, dance, theatre history, music theory, set building, scenic painting, lighting, costuming, stage properties, and more. Outstanding students may be chosen to work in UTSA Lyric Theatre productions in the fall.
Middle School Summer Band Institute
Middle school musicians will focus on developing their musical and playing techniques. Campers will perform with one of UTSA's concert bands and attend classes that include rehearsals, sectional and master classes and performing soundtrack music.
High School Summer Band Institute
Experienced high school band members will build on their skills during this comprehensive music experience. The musicians will develop new playing techniques. Campers will also perform with one of UTSA's concert bands and attend music classes with specific focuses.
Choir leaders from prominent Texas high school music programs and UTSA's superb conductors and faculty will provide an intensive study of the All-State Choir audition music. High school students planning to participate in the All-State process are encouraged to register.
Young Writers' Camp
Emerging and fluent writers can practice and refine their writing skills, share with others and grow as artisans and thinkers. Each day, students will investigate the art of writing, apply the craft to their own writing, and celebrate what they have done with fellow campers.
Roadrunner Readers Program
The tutoring sessions are designed to help children in 2nd-8th grades who are reading below grade level. Tutors identify the child's strengths and needs and create highly engaging literacy experiences designed to support literacy growth and development.
Jump Start and Math Boot Camp
These programs are led by UTSA math faculty. Their goal is to prepare campers for success in their future math courses, not to simply pass a test. The knowledge that needs to be built or refreshed with the participants will be cemented during their time with the Jump Start and Boot Camp faculty.
Japanese Language and Culture Camp
Campers will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Japanese language. They also will learn about the Japanese culture and spend time cooking, creating arts and crafts activities with an East Asian theme. This camp is intended for children ages 6-12.
Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp
Campers will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more. This camp is intended for children ages 6-12.
UTSA will update its summer camps website as additional camps open.
Learn more about UTSA Summer Camps.
The Student Success Series offers workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.University Center Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Join fellow Roadrunners on the Downtown Campus for this free BBQ dinner.Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
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Students are invited to attend the Fraternity|Sorority Life Informational Sessions and Mix & Mingle. This is an opportunity for students to meet-and-greet members of the Fraternity/Sorority Life community, and get together with your new Roadrunner friends.UC Travis and Harris Rooms (HUC 2.202 and HUC 2.212) then UC Lawn, Main Campus
Find out what the Downtown Library has to offer. Stop by to enjoy refreshments and learn more about your library. It’s a great place to study, use computers, work on group projects, or to get help finding material on your research topic. Welcoming staff and a pleasant setting make the library a terrific resource for students.Buena Vista Street Building, 2nd floor, Downtown Campus
Get to know your UTSA student athletes for football, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Howdy Rowdy Bash is when we get excited for upcoming athletic events with games, cheers and giveaways. The event ends with a live music performance. Join UTSA Athletics, Rowdy Crew and Roadrunner Productions for night of fun in the Convo.Convocation Center, Main Campus
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Hop on a bus at the UTSA Convocation Center and ride to the Park West Athletics Complex with fellow Roadrunners to support and cheer for your UTSA Women's Soccer Team.Park West Athletics Complex