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Summer Camps

Below you will find a listing of summer programs for 2016 offered by various departments at Texas State University. You will find contact information 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. Five, six-day resident camps and four,
2-day non-resident camps are offered. All activities are supervised by faculty and staff members of Texas State University 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
Athletics hosts summer camps in baseball, basketball, football, softball, soccer, and volleyball.

Autism Summer Camp
Texas State University Autism 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 11th and the last weekly session beginning on August 4th. The summer camps are for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Click on the link to access the registration form for the Autism Summer Camp. For more information, please contact the camp director Dr. Liu at 245-8259 or

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: or 512-245-2392, or website 

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 (ONE week) for incoming High School Juniors (Will be Juniors 2016-2017 school year), and (ONE week) for Incoming High School Seniors (Will be Seniors 2016-2017 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. Camp dates and additional information coming soon. Questions? Please contact the Center for P-16 Initiatives at (512) 245-8192.

2016 Play and Inquiry Summer Workshop: Ages 3-8 (This camp is Full)
The Play and Inquiry Summer Workshop will be held June 13-June 30, 2016, an annual enrichment camp for children ages 3-8 years. Cost of the camp is $95 for one child, $175 for two children, and $260 for three children. The camp is 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! The camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The camp will be held at the new Bonham Prekindergarten school, 1225 highway 123, San Marcos, Texas 78666. For registration form, click here. Contact Diane Osborne at: 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. The camp will be held June 20-24, 2016 in the J.C. Mitte building on West Campus. For registration form, click here. To access flyer, click here. Call (512) 245-2611 for more information or visit their website at

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,

FACTS High School Skeletal Death Investigation Camp
Participants will spend an exciting week (Aug 1-5, 2016) learning about what it takes to be a Forensic Anthropologist at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS). This will include lectures and hands-on lab activities focused on human osteology, forensic anthropology methods, outdoor search and recovery techniques, and will culminate in the excavation and analysis of skeletal material at FACTS.  All of the learning will take place at FACTS in San Marcos, TX using our Texas State University Donated Skeletal Collection. This will be an exciting and intensive week of hands-on forensic anthropology. This exciting opportunity is for incoming High School Juniors or Seniors (will be Juniors or Seniors 2016-2017 school year) only. This course is NOT an overnight camp. Participants will have to transport themselves or be dropped off at FACTS each day, Monday-Friday.  The cost is $500.00 per participant. Lunch is included.  Admission is rolling and some scholarships are available until money runs out.

FAMA: Aerospace Engineering
The FAMA pre-engineering program curriculum is designed with the goal of engaging students in grade-appropriate exploration of science and mathematics concepts as well as engineering and science practices. The Aerospace Engineering Camp is a free program for 3rd to 8th grade San Marcos CISD funded by NASA. For more information on the camp, click here.

Math Camps: Grades 4-8 and High School
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 for more information.

Music Camp Series - Summer 2016
•  Piano FestivalInternational - June 4 - June 12 - 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 12 - June 17 - Middle School and High School - Concert, salsa and jazz bands; applied lessons; elective courses; chamber music. 
•  SASI Marching Camp - June 19 - June 22 - SASI Drum Major Clinic, SASI Color Guard Camp -
•  Percussion Camp - June 19 - June 24- Marching, concert, drum set Latin, percussion ensemble, steel band
•  Strings Camp - June 26 - July 2 - Four string orchestras, private lessons, chamber music electives
•  Choir Camp - July 6 - July 9Junior High - Mixed voice choir directed by nationally recognized guest artist, daily camp activities
•  Choir Camp - July 11 - July 14 - 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.
2016 Athletic Trainer Student Camp Application available soon.

Theatre Camp
Eighth Annual Children's Summer Theatre Camp will take place August 8th-19th, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. M-F. Early and late care available for an additional fee. $345 early bird price until March 15th for two weeks of camp, after March 15th $375. 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 or call (512) 927-7773. Register or for more information

2016 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 20-24, 2016 & June 27-June 30, 2016; 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 6-17, 2016, for grades 1-9. 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 2016 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
An additional Young Writers' Camp will be held June 13-17, 2016 in partnership with Texas State University and Eanes ISD. For the elementary level camp information click here and registration form click here. For the secondary level camp information click here and registration form click here. Contact Diane Osborne at (512) 245-3680 or e-mail at for additional information.
Young Songwriters' Camp
Calling all aspiring songwriters ages 12-18 to the 2016 Young Songwriters' Camp which will be held June 20-25, 2016 at the Cheatham Street Warehouse. For flyer click here. For additional information contact Diane Osborne at (512) 245-3680. 


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