(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.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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