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Summer Camps

Below you will find a listing of summer programs for 2015 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
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 6th and the last weekly session beginning on July 27th. The summer camps are for children ages 5 to 12 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 9-12, 2015 (ONE week) for incoming High School Juniors (Will be Juniors 2015-2016 school year), and June 15-19, 2015 (ONE week) for Incoming High School Seniors (Will be Seniors 2015-2016 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 2015 please click the link below. Please print, complete, and fax your application to (512) 245-1896 by May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Questions? Please contact the Center for P-16 Initiatives at (512) 245-8192. 

2015 Play and Inquiry Summer Workshop: Ages 3-8
Registration is closed for the Early Childhood Play and Inquiry Workshop, June 15th - July 2nd, 2015, 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 15th - July 2rd, 2015. 2015 Registration Form. The camp will be held at the new Bonham Prekindergarten school, 1225 highway 123, San Marcos, Texas 78666. Contact Diane Osborne at: do11@txstate.edu or 512-245-3680 for additional questions.

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 8-12, 12 and up
Respect, Honor and an Olympic sport! Fencing 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 Lessons are available from Fencing Master Gary M. van der Wege. For more information contact Maestro van der Wege, wedge@austin.rr.com.

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 2015
•  Piano FestivalInternational - May 31 – June 7 - 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 7 - 12 - Middle School and High School - Concert, salsa and jazz bands; applied lessons; elective courses; chamber music. 
•  SASI Marching Camp - June 14 - 17 - SASI Drum Major Clinic, SASI Color Guard Camp - http://www.studentsleading.org
•  Percussion Camp - June 14 - 19 - Marching, concert, drum set Latin, percussion ensemble, steel band
•  Strings Camp - June 21 - 27 - Four string orchestras, private lessons, chamber music electives
•  Choir Camp - July 8 - 11Junior High - Mixed voice choir directed by nationally recognized guest artist,
daily camp activities
•  Choir Camp - July 13 - 16 - 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
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.The camp is open to students entering freshmen year in high school through freshmen year in college.
2015 Athletic Trainer Student Camp Application available soon.

Theatre Camp
Seventh Annual Children's Summer Theatre Camp will take place August 10-21st, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. M-F. Early and late care available for an additional fee. $375 for two weeks of camp. Sibling discount available. All registration forms must be accompanied with a 150.00 non refundable deposit. The two week summer theater camp is a wonderful experience for all kids involved! Children and teens ages 7 to 15 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. Texas State's very own theater students participate as theater directors. Space is always limited for this popular camp so register early. For more information e-mail Tracy Goodwin at thetheaterplace@gmail.com or call (512) 971-8050. Register or for more information http://www.theaterplaceplus.com

Stop Motion Animation Film Camp
Students ages 8 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 3-7. Camp is from 9-3 and the cost is $225. 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. Register or for more information http://www.theaterplaceplus.com  . Additional off site animation camps available in June.

2015 High School Theatre Camp 

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 9 days: June 22-26, 2015 & June 29-July 2, 2015; 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 one or two week sessions between June 15-26, 2015, for grades 1-12. Our camps are being taught by Central Texas Writing Project expert writing teachers who have received additional hours in writing instruction and assessment. Click on the link to download the 2015 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 here to view the 2015 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.
Young Songwriters' Camp
Calling all aspiring songwriters ages 12-18 to the 2015 Young Songwriters' Camp. Click here for additional camp information.


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