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Summer Camps

Below you will find a listing of summer programs for 2014 offered by various departments at Texas State University.  You will find contact infomation provided for each program listed. 

Thank you for your interest in programs offered at Texas State.  We hope you find something that interests you from the selection below.

 
Aquatic Science Adventure Camp: Ages 9-15
http://www.eardc.txstate.edu/camp.html
Aquatic Science Adventure Camp is offered in two formats. Four, week-long resident camps and four,
2-day non-resident camps are offered. All activities are supervised by faculty and staff members of Texas State University-San Marcos and by certified teachers. Enrollment is limited to 24 students per session,
on a first-come first-served basis. Activities include water testing labs, stream invertebrate sampling, fishing, river rafting, and much more!


Athletic Camps
www.txstatebobcats.com/camps                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Athletics hosts summer camps in baseball, basketball, football, softball, soccer, and volleyball.

 
Autism Summer Camp
The clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Support (CARES) Austism Summer Camp provides children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) access to quality summer camp experiences, ensuring their safety and enjoyment while being sensitive to each child's unique abilities. Trained camp counselors will incorporate therapeutic and educational goals into recreational activities and provide supportive and nurturing interactions and instruction. Each session runs Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with weekly sessions beginning on July 7th and the last weekly session beginning on July 28th. The summer camps are for children ages 5 to 11 years old. Click on the link to download registration form for the Autism Summer Camp. For more information contact Ting Liu at 245-8259 or tingliu@txstate.edu.


Campus Recreation / Youth Group Swim Lessons
According to the American Red Cross the best thing anyone can do to stay safe in, on and around the water is to learn to swim. This helps emphasize why it is so important that every child learns to swim.  Our classes not only teach youth the appropriate aquatic skills but how to stay safe in and around the water. Contact information: recaquatics@txstate.edu or 512-245-2392,
or website www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/Aquatics-and-Safety/Swim-Lessons.html 
 
 
CAP Camp (College Access Project Summer Leadership Camp)
College Access Project (CAP) Camp is a one or two week boot camp for high school juniors and seniors to help them prepare for college. Topics such as college applications, financial aid, admission essay topics, SAT/ACT preparation, life as a college freshmen, and many more will help high school students be ready for their next major chapter in life. With the help of the G-Force mentors, participants will gain the knowledge and confidence they need to complete all the necessary steps to be accepted into a college or university. Although the camp is held on the Texas State campus, our staff will help each student decide which college or university is right for them. Camps will be held June 10-13, 2014 (ONE week) for incoming High School Juniors (Will be Juniors 2014-2015 school year), and June 10-19, 2014 (TWO weeks) for Incoming High School Seniors (Will be Seniors 2014-2015 school year). CAP camp is NOT an overnight camp. Participants will have to transport themselves or be dropped off at the Texas State University-San Marcos Campus each day, Monday-Friday. There is NO COST to participate in CAP camp; however, space is limited and we ask that those who sign up be committed to attending the length of their specific camp. To apply for CAP camp 2014 please click the link below. Please print, complete, and fax your application to (512) 245-1896 by June 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Questions? Please contact the Center for P-16 Initiatives at (512) 245-8192.  www.research.txstate.edu/p16-initiatives/programs/capcamp.html


Creative Dance, Drama, & Singing Performing Arts Camp: Ages 3-10
Camp offers many possibilities to learn and grow in the areas of choreography, singing and drama! The dance portion shapes problem solving skills, spatial awareness, self esteem and kinesthetic recognition! While learning drama students will develop emotional intelligence while creating a unique sense of self within a community. The singing portion of the camp teaches vocal warm ups, technique and an understanding of music. This is a great way for students to spend a week learning about their own creative abilities while working with others! The camp will be held August 4-8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., *with an informal performance, "Informance", August 8, noon-1 p.m.* on the Texas State University Campus, Jowers Dance Studios.  The fee for the camp is $130, sibling discount $10/child, plus optional $8 parking permit. For more information contact Kaysie Seitz Brown at ks34@txstate.edu. To download registration form, clink on the link Creative Dance, Drama & Singing Performing Arts Camp.


2014 Play and Inquiry Summer Workshop: Ages 3-8
Registration has begun for the Early Childhood Play and Inquiry Workshop, June 16th - July 3rd, 2014, an annual enrichment camp for children ages 3-8 years. Offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University and under the direction of Dr. Dianne Pape, Dr. Tim Kinard and Teresa Zapp. As always, this program promises to be a wonderful time for all, as the university's education students guide children's activities in art, music, woodworking, science, language arts, sand and water, and much more! Dates and registration are June 16th - July 3rd, 2014. 2014 Registration Form. Contact Diane Osborne at: do11@txstate.edu or 512-245-3680 for additional questions.


Fitness University Summer Camp
www.hhp.txstate.edu/Total-Wellness/Fitness-University.html
Your child will learn how to improve health, fitness, nutrition, and overall wellbeing in our summer wellness program. This program is designed to teach youth how to live a long and healthy life using fun and innovative approaches! Camp will be held June 16-June 20 & July 14-July 18, 2014, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For ages 6-12.For more information please contact the Total Wellness Program at totalwellness@txstate.edu.


Kids Kollege of Art: Ages 6-12
Sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, Kids Kollege offers exciting art activities in various media including painting, sculpture, printmaking and photo related projects. This camp meets for 2 hours a day for one week. Call (512) 245-2611 for more information or visit their website at www.finearts.txstate.edu/Art/academics/undergrad/ugrad-arted/other.html.


Learn to Fence: Ages 8 and up
Fencing is a graceful, fast-moving, and exciting Olympic sport and is a terrific workout for both body and mind. It develops discipline, agility, concentration, speed and timing. More importantly however, fencing is fun! Introductory and Advanced classes offered. For more information visit the website at www.atacsport.org/ATACcurrent/lfc.htm or contact John Moreau at (512) 245-3761, jm26@txstate.edu.


Math Camps: Grades 4-8 and High School
www.txstate.edu/mathworks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mathworks hosts the following three summer math programs: 
•  Half Day Junior Summer Math Camp for 4th-8th grade students, two weeks long
•  Residential Junior Summer Math Camp for 6th-8th grade students, two weeks long
•  Honors Summer Math Camp for high school students, six weeks long
Applications start in January each year, and need-based scholarships are available. Please contact Mathworks at (512) 245-3439 or mathworks@txstate.edu for more information.

 



Music Camp Series - Summer 2014
www.music.txstate.edu
•  Piano FestivalInternational - May 31–June 8 - Private lessons, master classes, recitals, seminars, lectures 
and recreational activities.  Pianists ages 11–18 and piano teachers of all ages are welcome.  
•  Concert Band Camps - June 8-13 - Middle School and High School - Concert, salsa and jazz bands; applied    
lessons; elective courses; chamber music. 
•  SASI Marching Camp - June 15-18 - SASI Drum Major Clinic, SASI Color Guard Camp - 
http://www.studentsleading.org
•  Percussion Camp - June 15-20 - Marching, concert, drum set Latin, percussion ensemble, steel band
•  Strings Camp - June 22-28 - Four string orchestras, private lessons, chamber music electives
•  Choir Camp - July 9-12 - Junior High - Mixed voice choir directed by nationally recognized guest artist,
daily camp activities
•  Choir Camp - July 14-17 - High School All-State Preparatory - Intense music preparation, outstanding 
section leaders, superior camp activities, private lessons and instruction available, specialized diction coaching


Athletic Trainer Student Camps: Junior and Senior High
www.hhp.txstate.edu/Divisions/Athletic-Training/Athletic-Training-Summer-Camp.html
The Department of Health and Human Performance offers this camp. It consists of 3 1/2 days of intense instruction and practical experience in procedures needed by public school student athletic trainers.
2014 Athletic Trainer Student Camp Application available soon.

 

FITT 240 Teen Training
www.hhp.txstate.edu/Total-Wellness/FITT-240.html
Using up-to-date, scientific based training techniques our staff will help young athletes optimize their athletic potential through conditioning and nutrition. Camp will be held June 2-July 31, 2014, Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. For ages 12-18. For more information please contact the Total Wellness Program at totalwellness@txstate.edu.



Theatre Camp
Sixth Annual Children's Summer Theatre Camp will take place the last two weeks of August before school starts, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F. Early and late care will be made available for an additional fee. The cost is $335 for registrants if paid before April 1st, and $365 after April 1st. Sibling discount available. All registration forms must be accompanied with a 100.00 non refundable deposit. No spaces are held without a deposit. The two week summer theater camp is a wonderful experience for all kids involved! Children and teens ages 7 to 16 spend two weeks learning, acting, dancing and singing as they prepare to put on a full show on the final evening of camp. Students get a real life live theater experience that is not only fun and filled with creative arts but life changing as well. Space is VERY limited this year. For more information e-mail Tracy Goodwin at thetheaterplace@gmail.com or call (512) 971-8050. Tracy Goodwin comes in every year from NYC to direct the camp and is an adjunct faculty in the theater department at Texas State University. 
 

Stop Motion Animation Film Camp
Students ages 7 and up will have an opportunity to learn how to make their own stop motion animation film shorts (think Wallace and Grommit). In one week students will write a story, create characters and setting using a variety of mediums including clay, paper and Lego's. After creating story boards, students will work together as directors to film their shorts using cameras and laptop computers. It's a wonderful blend of education, art, technology and FUN! Camp will be held August 4-8. Camp is from 9-3 and the cost is $235. Includes all supplies. For more information contact Tracy Goodwin at thetheaterplace@gmail.com or call (512) 971-8050. The camp is being sponsored by the Department of Geography. 
 


2014 High School Theatre Camp 
www.theatreanddance.txstate.edu/Camp-overview.html


 Young Writers' Camp
For students ages 6-18, camps meet at Texas State University San Marcos campus or at the Round Rock campus. Camps at the San Marcos campus will be held June 23-27, 2014 & June 30-July 3, 2014; ages 6-10, meet in the mornings; while ages 11-13 and ages 14-18, meet in the afternoons. Camps at the Round Rock campus will be held in various weekly sessions between June 9-27, 2014, for grades 1-12. Our camps are being taught by Central Texas Writing Project expert writing teachers who have received additonal hours in writing instruction and assessment. Click on the link to download the 2014 Young Writers Camp Brochure and registration form the San Marcos campus or the Round Rock campus. For more information about the various camps, please contact Diane Osborne at 512-245-3680 or e-mail at do11@txstate.edu.
An additional Young Writers' Camp will be held in partnership with Texas State University and Eanes ISD. Click on the link to view the 2014 camp information and registration form for the Eanes ISD location. For additional information contact Diane Osborne at 512-245-3680 or e-mail at do11@txstate.edu.

 

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