(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 community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is a major exploration fair intended to provide students with information on selecting their major.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
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