(March 14, 2018) -- Children and teens across San Antonio can engage in a world of learning and discovery this summer at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dozens of summer camp opportunities are available at UTSA for children from kindergarten through high school and even young adults.
UTSA summer camp themes range from science, engineering and architecture to sports, music and writing. The camps offer participants a place to try something new while having fun and spending quality time with UTSA's excellent faculty, staff and students. While at UTSA, campers will also meet new friends who share similar interests and passions.
Throughout the summer, UTSA hosts half-day and full-day sessions at the Main and Downtown Campuses. Some last a few days while others extend a week or two. Registration is now open for most camps.
UTSA 2018 summer camps:
Engineering Summer Camp
This exciting and interactive day or overnight camp for high school students will teach 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.
Archaeology and the Science of Skeletons
Campers ages 9-13 will discover the field of bioarchaeology while being introduced to cultural traditions all over the world. They will learn how archaeologists use skeletal remains to uncover the past. Campers can expect archaeology themed activities, games, crafts and a hands-on look at artifacts in a lab.
Get kids from kindergarten through high school interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities at UTSA iTEC camps. The instructors go beyond the classroom and understand that kids learn more when they are excited about the topics they’re discovering.
Criminal Justice Summer Camp
This unique camp gives rising junior and senior high school students the opportunity to understand how the ever-changing American criminal justice system works. During the camp, students will learn a basic understanding of crime and justice and the roles of the police, courts and corrections.
Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design
This two-week camp introduces high school and college students and adults to the careers and education of architects and interior designers. Campers will gain hands-on insight from UTSA's world-renowned faculty and find out if interior design or architecture are right for them.
Monarch Butterfly Ecology Summer Camp
UTSA environmental science staff and students will share their knowledge and passion about the state insect of Texas. Campers will learn what's being done to increase the monarch butterfly population and how to have an appreciation for wildlife and wildlife conservation. This camp is intended for children ages 6-12.
Hydrology (All About Water) Camp
New to UTSA this summer, campers will explore all the different places water lives around us. Campers will discover the unique underground water systems in Bexar County and learn about ground water, water cycles, drinking water and the creatures that call the Edwards Aquifer home.
Middle School Summer Band Institute
Middle school musicians will focus on developing their musical and playing techniques. Campers will perform with one of UTSA's concert bands and attend classes that include rehearsals, sectional and master classes and performing soundtrack music.
High School Summer Band Institute
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.
This new camp will immerse students in 6th-12th grades in the exciting world of percussion, helping them develop their technique and musicality, improve sightreading abilities and learn about new styles of music and instruments through interactive masterclasses and ensemble experiences.
Choir leaders from prominent Texas high school music programs and UTSA's superb conductors and faculty will provide an intensive study of the All-State Choir audition music. High school students planning to participate in the All-State process are encouraged to register.
Japanese Language and Culture Camp
Campers will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Japanese language. They also will learn about the Japanese culture and spend time cooking, creating arts and crafts activities with an East Asian theme. This camp is intended for children ages 6-12.
Chinese Language and Culture Camp
Campers 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. This camp is intended for children ages 6-12.
Young Writer's Camp
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.
Roadrunner Readers Program
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.
Math Jump Start Program
This fast paced program is designed for students who took the Math Placement exam but their math skills are a little rusty. They will gain knowledge to prepare them for success in future math courses.
UTSA will host a variety of sports camps for the novice athlete to the aspiring Olympian. Athletes of all ages will have the option of choosing baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, soccer, softball and volleyball camps.
UTSA will update its summer camps website as additional camps open.
Learn more about UTSA Summer Camps.
Discover the field of archaeology and more with the archaeologists at UTSA’s Center for Archaeological Research. Campers can expect archaeology themed activities, games, crafts and a hands-on look at artifacts in a lab.Virtual Event
The UTSA String Project Guitar and Orchestra Camp welcomes current year-round UTSA String Project students and public, charter, private, and home school string students who have completed grades 2-8 in the 2020-2021 school year.Virtual Event
As employees prepare to return to the physical workplace, they may experience anxiety about their health and safety and have concerns about the many changes that have occurred since the pandemic began. This session will provide helpful strategies that will help individuals more effectively transition back into working onsite, cope with changes, and re-engage their colleaguesVirtual Event
The vaccine clinics, hosted by Metro Health San Antonio, will be held in the Student Union Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28) and will continue through early August. After you receive your vaccine on campus, you can enjoy lunch on us. All participants will receive a free $10 Rowdy Dollars gift card, redeemable at any dining or retail location on campus.Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28), Student Union, Main Campus
Once the students have the basics down, we go further in this Intermediate Coding Camp in collaboration with experts from UTSA NASA CAMEE center to see how the coding knowledge applies to real-time data such as data received by NASA, daily weather data, and satellite imagery. This camp lets students put their creative hats on and explore creating more advanced Python programs with graphics.Virtual Event
This camp will introduce students to the world of white-hat hacking and penetration testing. Starting with a comprehensive introduction of foundational cybersecurity principles, this camp will introduce participants to the various toolkits and approaches used to compromise and secure vulnerable computer and network systems, applications, and protocols.Virtual Event
Transitioning from summer courses to fall semester might leave you feeling burned out. Since self-care is important, join us for ways to destress and recharge.Virtual Event
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