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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:000pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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Summer 2017 Classes


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WEEK 1: June 5-9, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


WHO'S WHO AMONG US (AGES 6-12) $170

This fun and exciting camp is designed to help participants connect with the movers and shakers of our world, the helpful heroes of our community, and learn about the characteristics that make people, characters, and concepts noteworthy in our fast-paced society.


MOTION GRAPHICS & VIDEO ANIMATION (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

Students will learn the basics of motion graphics, film editing, and video animation using high-end cameras. Tuition includes a jump drive for participants to store their class work and final media project to take home.  See how much fun video animation can be.


FORENSICS (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

Step into the shoes of a Crime Scene Investigator. Participants will learn to process a crime scene by working hands-on to collect and interpret evidence. The Hollywood portrayals of CSI is mostly hype. Come learn firsthand the "science behind the bling" from REAL experts in the field.

WEEK 2: June 12-16, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


THE AMAZING RACE (AGES 6-12) $170

This fun camp is adapted from the TV series The Amazing Race. Participants will be divided into teams who will deduce clues, navigate through foreign areas, and perform physical and mental challenges to reach a specified destination. This camp will provide exciting adventures that you will not forget. It’s the most fun you will ever have without ever leaving the campus.


HTML CODING (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

This workshop will introduce participants to HTML, the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications. Our approach combines the benefits of teacher-led instruction and hands-on experience. Each participant leave class with a jump drive, complete with their own personal website.


TALES FROM THE CRYPT (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY) $205

Dead or undead? That is the question! Join us for this fascinating week of activity where we will explore the answer to this question. Learn about various modern and ancient customs and rituals of death. Tuition includes a field trip for an up close and personal experience visiting a local funeral home, cemetery, and crematorium. Who knows, there may even be a zombie sighting.

WEEK 3: June 19-23, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


JURASSIC PARK (AGES 6-12) $170

During this camp we will explore the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals as campers become junior paleontologists. We will stomp into this prehistoric week making fossils and creating our own dinosaurs. We will even take a trip to the Witte Museum for an up close and personal view of the new dinosaur exhibit. Join us for this fun and adventurous camp.


JAVA SCRIPT (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

Do you love working with computers? Are you considering a career in programming or web design? This course will cover basic concepts that make up the core of nearly all programming languages. You will also learn how to use these scripting tools to make changes on webpages, based on user interaction. The course culminates with your own creation of a web-based game. Tuition includes a thumb drive that participants will use to save their files and take home.


STEM INSTITUTE (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

This camp is designed to offer participants an opportunity to explore a variety of STEM related activities, such as, robotics, solar cars, and rocketry.

WEEK 4: June 26-30, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY (AGES 6-12) $170

This camp is adapted from the movie Monsters University. However, we will do more than talk about scary monsters! You will participate in fun hands-on activities that illustrate the importance of being a good citizen. Make sure to join us for a scar-tastic time.


FBI: FRIENDLY BUG INVESTIGATORS (AGES 6-12) $185

If creepy-crawlers fascinate you, then this camp may be your thing! Participants will discover insect mouth-parts that chew, siphon, pierce, and absorb and antennae that smell and hear. There are millions of insects to observe and explore, you will never get bored during this camp. Join us and become part of the FBI (Friendly Bug Investigators).

WEEK 5: July 3-7, 2017, NO CAMP DUE TO HOLIDAY


NO CAMP THIS WEEK DUE TO 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY

No camp courses this week due to the 4th of July holiday.

WEEK 6: July 10-14, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


I SPY A MYSTERY (AGES 6-12) $170

Have you wondered what it is like to be a spy? Join us as we learn how to decipher codes, figure out clues and solve mysteries.


ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

Explore the keys to a career in music. Have you ever thought how fantastic it would be to have a career doing something you love and earning paid to do it? If music and entertainment is your passion, it could also be your career. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to setup a home recording studio, produce a beat and record vocals. Join us and let your creative flag fly!

WEEK 7: July 17-21, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


BIG DREAM ENGINEERING (AGES 6-12) $170

This engineering camp will inspire participants to build on their natural curiosity through fun and challenging, hands-on activities. We encourage imagination, innovation, collaboration, and problem solving. Participants are introduced to the concepts of mechanical engineering and engineering design processes.


VIDEO PRODUCTION (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or YouTube caster, this course will give you an opportunity to explore the different paths of video production. Participants will produce, direct, light, shoot and edit like the experts as they complete exercises culminating in making their own short film.

WEEK 8: July 24-28, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


ANIMAL PLANET (AGES 6-12) $170

We are on the lookout for the furry, the feathered, and the fantastic this week as we explore the world in search of animals. Now is your chance to learn about various animals, what they eat, where they live, and why they have certain colors and patterns. We will bring in a petting zoo for this camp to create a hands-on experience that is unmatchable.


ART: SELF PORTRAIT MOSAICS (AGES 14-18) $185

Discover the amazing possibilities of working in mosaics.  Participants will learn to compose a dynamic self-Portrait with the help of dramatic lighting and interesting angles.  Using basic transfer techniques, participants will explore how to capture their likeness in the unique and colorful surface of ceramic mosaics.


BASKETBALL CAMP (AGES 12-16) $185

Join us for an exciting week of basketball. Participants will expand their skill set and knowledge of the game through proven techniques and fundamental training. Games will be a part of the camp, as well, as an introduction to team concepts and individual development. Participants will also attend a SA Stars professional basketball game. This is one training camp you cannot afford to miss! (COED)


LAND OF LEGO ROBOTICS (MIDDLE SCHOOL) $185

Explore and challenge your creative potential for designing and building Lego structures and motorized machines, Gear up your trip to the land of LEGO robotics by creating and designing in teams to build Lego robots with a working "brain". The hands-on intersection of math and physical science is just the beginning of your journey through the world of robotics.

WEEK 09: July 31-Aug 4, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


TIME TRAVELERS (AGES 6-12) $170

Travel back in time to many exciting places in history...


ART: TILE MURALS (18x24) (AGES 14-18) $185

Capture your favorite landscape or significant moment in history permanently in a tile mural. Students will learn simple techniques of clay rendering, tile painting/glazing and proportional transfer on surfaces.

WEEK 10: Aug 7-11, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


Exploring FOOD with a Mad Scientist (AGES 6-12) $170

Is it true that we are what we eat? Teams use fun experiments to learn about the connection between nourishment and human performance. This is a summer camp where you don't have to be a mad scientist to create a superhuman….but it helps!


KARATE (AGES 6-10) $185

Some children experience academic and social pressure that can quickly lead to high levels of stress and insecurity, if not addressed. In our karate class, kids not only learn the art of self –mastery, and razor sharp focus, but they also learn kid-friendly techniques to combat stress and anxiety along with resilience and the ability to bounce back.  Instead of comparing themselves to others our supportive environment will encourage your child to build their self-worth from the inside out. 

WEEK 11: Aug 14-18, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


DESERT OASIS (AGES 6-12) $170

Explore the habitats and environments of the largest deserts on earth.


WORD PRESS (MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL) $205

Did you know that approximately 30% of all pages on the web are made with WordPress? It is not just for blogging anymore. You can make powerful, professional looking websites fast using the tools that you will learn in this class. Join us to create your own professional website that you can use log after the class is over.

WEEK 12: Aug 21-25, 2017, M-F (8:30am - 4:30pm)


EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY (AGES 6-12) $170

This year send your kids to a one-of-a-kind summer camp where they learn the importance of recycling. During this camp participants will learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle as they engage their creativity to design and build items out of recycled material. Join us as we do our part to save our planet.

Contact Information

Hildegaard Mayorga
Program Specialist
(210) 486-4907
hmayorga@alamo.edu

Yvonne Haynes 
Program Manager
(210) 486-4407
yhaynes@alamo.edu

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