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Curious kids come to UTSA for summer camp fun

Curious kids come to UTSA for summer camp fun

(June 11, 2018) – School is out and the fun is just beginning for San Antonio area children and teenagers. Throughout the summer, UTSA will offer more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.

Campers will explore food science, build robots and work on their athletic skills. They’ll dive into the world of architecture and take the stage in performing arts while experiencing what life is like on a college campus.

UTSA kicks off its summer camp agenda this week with the following camps:

Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design
Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monterey Building, Downtown Campus

During this two-week camp, high school and college students and adults will gain hands-on insight into the careers and education of architects and interior designers.

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

Campers will explore science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. This week, campers in kindergarten through 2nd grade will dive into food science and human biology. Third through 5th graders will tap into coding and STEAM adventures. Campers in 6th through 8th grades will bring robots to life.

New this year, UTSA is also offering Texas Workforce Commission Governor’s Summer Merit Program, a free iTEC program for qualified students ages 14-21. The camp will give students an understanding and appreciation of specific aspects of the science, technology and career opportunities in advanced technologies and manufacturing, particularity robotics.

Performing Arts Camp
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Buena Vista Street Building Theater, Downtown Campus

Aspiring actors, directors, musicians and costume designers in 3rd through 8th grades will experience everything there is to know about performing arts during this two-week camp. The camp culminates with a performance on the evening of the final day.

Young Writer's Camp
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buena Vista Street Building, Downtown Campus

Whether you want to write a novel or just improve your essay writing skills, campers going into 4th through 12th grades will grow as artisans and thinkers during this week-long camp.

Roadrunner Readers Tutoring Program
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Durango Building, 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.

Baseball Camp
Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Roadrunner Field, Main Campus

Campers will cover throwing, hitting, fielding, fly balls, base running and bunting in this youth camp designed for players ages 5-14. Campers will compete in games daily and in the Roadrunner Olympics on the final day of camp.

Football Camps
Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Recreational Field, Main Campus

Players have two camp options this week. Future Runners Youth Camp is a two-day camp that provides athletes in 2nd through 8th grades with the basic football fundamentals. Extra Point Kicking and Snapping Camp is a one-day camp designed to coach punters, kickers and long snappers in high school and college.

Basketball Camp
Monday to Saturday, times vary, Convocation Center, Main Campus

UTSA Men’s Basketball hosts shooting, skill development and parent/child camps this week for boys and girls in 1st through 12th grades. Each camp offers an excellent learning environment with a low coach to camper ratio.

Softball Camp

Wednesday and Thursday, times vary, Roadrunner Field, Main Campus

Campers in 7th grade through junior college will experience life as a division one college softball player at this two-day all skills camp. They will go through a series of drills and hitters and pitchers will face live bats.

Soccer Academy
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Park West Athletics Complex

Boys and girls in 1st through 8th grades will gain soccer knowledge fit for their skill level. Campers will be divided by age and ability ranging from beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

- Courtney Clevenger

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