Monday, June 26, 2017

Kids dig into summer camps this week at UTSA

Kids dig into summer camps this week at UTSA

(June 19, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is the Alamo City’s summer camps destination. Throughout the summer, UTSA will offer more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more for kids, teens and young adults.

Campers will develop new skills or strengthen existing ones while experiencing what it’s like to be on a college campus. Campers will work on their athletic skills, build robots, explore archaeological techniques, develop musicianship and even learn Chinese and Japanese languages.

This week, UTSA is offering the following camps:

Archaeology of Ancient Adventures
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Center for Archaeological Research, Main Campus

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.

Engineering Summer Camp
Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Main Campus

This exciting and interactive day or overnight camp for high school students teaches 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.

iTEC Camps
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Main and Downtown Campuses

Campers will explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. This week, campers in kindergarten through 2nd grade will build robotic animals and learn about the weather. Third through 5th grade campers will learn about forensics and program robots. Campers in 6th through 8th grade will explore biomedical engineering. Ninth through 12th graders will learn how to program their own robot.

High School Summer Band Institute
Sunday to Saturday, times vary, Main Campus

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.

Lyric Theatre Workshop
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus

High school 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.

Young Writer's Camp
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Downtown Campus

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.

Jump Start Math Camp
Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Main Campus

This fast paced program is for students who took the Math Placement exam and scored just under the acceptable score for entrance into MAT 1093 or 1214. Working in small groups, it prepares campers for success in their future math courses, not to simply pass a test.

Roadrunner Readers Program
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Downtown Campus

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.

Men’s Basketball Camps
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Convocation Center, Main Campus

Boys entering 1st through 9h grades will start the week learning basic fundamentals to enhance their shooting skills. On Thursday, high school boys will develop advanced skills during a one day Elite Camp.  

Baseball Camp
Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Roadrunner Field, Main Campus

High school and Junior College players will experience pro-style workouts this week during Evaluation Camp and Skills and Drills Camp.

Softball Camp
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Roadrunner Field, Main Campus

During this week’s Youth Camp, children age 5 through 6th grade will experience some of the everyday drills that UTSA players do. They will get infield, outfield and hitting instruction and participate in drill and competition stations.

UTSA Soccer Academy
Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Park West Athletics Complex

The UTSA Soccer coaching staff and members of the UTSA Soccer team host two camps this week for boys and girls from novice to advanced level. The Summer Youth Camp is designed for boys and girls in 1st through 8th grades. Players in 5th through 8th grade can work on their skills at the Junior Elite Camp.

- Courtney Clevenger

Learn more about UTSA Summer Camps.

Learn more about UTSA Academics.

Learn more about UTSA Athletics.

Connect with UTSA online at Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram.