(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.
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.
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.
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.
Campers in 9th grade through college will receive instruction and coaching on agility testing and position specific drills to refine and improve his skillset as a football player.Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old 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.Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
Campers 7th grade and up will focus on individual development with emphasis on simplifying and teaching the specific skills and movements associated with the game. Serving, passing, setting, attacking and individual defense will all be covered. In addition, team concepts will be emphasized.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Kids from kindergarten through high school will immerse in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.Applied Engineering and Technology (AET 0.102), Main Campus and Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 3.328), Downtown Campus
Novice and experienced boys and girls in grades 1-8 will be divided up by age and ability to gain the most skills and knowledge for their level of play.Park West Athletics Complex
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas,the nation and the world.
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