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Summer camps at UTSA invite students to discover something new

Summer camps at UTSA invite students to discover something new

MAY 2, 2023 — As the school year winds down, UTSA’s summer camp programs are ramping up. Dozens of camp opportunities, many kicking off in June, are available for youth from kindergarten through high school as well as young adults.

UTSA camps cover every interest, 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 the university's outstanding students, faculty and staff. They also give youth a chance to explore the university setting as a way of creating a college-going culture.

Throughout the summer, UTSA will host half-day and full-day camps at the Main, Downtown and Southwest Campuses. Some will last a few days while others will extend a week or two. Families can register campers by visiting the UTSA Summer Camp website.


Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP)

This academically rigorous, mathematics-based summer enrichment program prepares students for advanced studies in STEM. Students learn about problem-solving systems, STEM career awareness, research and study skills and participate in special events.

Criminal Justice Summer Camp

This camp runs in two, one-week sessions and teaches rising high school juniors and seniors about the many facets of the criminal justice system. Students will have opportunities to learn the functions of police in society, apply scientific theories to criminal investigations by examining a mock crime scene, meet with FBI agents and more.

Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design

This two-week, in-person camp introduces high schoolers, college students and adults to the wide variety of careers available and the education used by architects and interior designers. Campers will gain hands-on insight from UTSA's faculty.

Archaeology 101 & 201 Summer Camps

Campers will participate in outdoor and indoor activities while exploring archaeological discoveries, methods, ethics and more. With two different sessions, campers have a chance to engage in a variety of topics. This camp is open to students ages 9-13.

Explore STEM! @UTSA

This unique program introduces students with disabilities to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Students gain experience in software engineering and data science, working in small groups with adult support.

Monarch Butterfly Ecology Camp

This fun and active camp includes indoor and outdoor activities. Participants will learn how to identify plants and insects, monitor real life caterpillars, learn how to press plants and make their own insect collections.

Hydrology (All About Water) Camp

Campers will discover the unique underground water systems in Bexar County while learning about ground water, water cycles, drinking water and the unique creatures that live in the Edwards Aquifer.

Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Camps

The College is offering seven engineering summer camps that engage high school students in engineering fields through workshops, faculty lectures, lab tours and week-long competitions.

UTSA Sports and Athletics Camps

Campers will join UTSA coaching staff and Athletics team members as they host a variety of exciting sport-specific camps on the Main Campus. Offerings include baseball, softball, basketball, football, golf, soccer and volleyball.

Youth Performance Program

This UTSA Campus Recreation program brings young athletes ages 12-17 closer to their performance goals through a four-week program that benefits their sprinting, change of direction, body control and jumping skills.

San Antonio Language Academy (SALA)

This camp offers a two-week-long summer language immersion program to intermediate to advanced-level Spanish speakers. It is open to high school juniors and seniors who want to become fluent, build their resumes for college applications and/or have a unique cultural experience.

Youth Summer Art Studios

Summer Art Studios is the most comprehensive and largest summer arts experience for students in San Antonio, offering seven weeks of classes for students ages 5-18.

Summer Band Institute

This camp offers a comprehensive music experience focused on developing the individual musician as well as offering a series of unique and fun opportunities. It is offered to middle school and high school band students from across the country.

⇒ Learn more about registration and get the latest information about UTSA summer programs.

Percussion Camp

Students will be immersed in the exciting world of percussion, developing technique and musicality, improving sight-reading abilities and learning new styles of music. Students will take part in interactive masterclasses, talks, music technology sessions and ensemble experiences, courtesy of UTSA faculty and guest instructors. 

UTSA All-State Choir Camp

The UTSA All-State Choir Camp continues to be a leader in the Texas All-State Choir preparatory process. Outstanding clinicians from prominent Texas high school music programs, along with UTSA’s own superb conductors and faculty, will provide an intensive study of the All-State audition music to high school campers from across the state.

Drew Vincent

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