Summer Programs

Palo Alto College offers high-quality, affordable, and FUN summer camp options for children ages 2 to 17! This year, we’ve added the option to sign up for specialized mini-camps to enhance your child’s full-day summer camp experience. Check out the summer camp options below. 

Youth (ages 5–12)

Palo Alto College Kids’ Camp

The Palo Alto College Kids’ Summer Camp is designed to promote leadership and character development for children ages 5 – 12 through physical activity and classroom learning customized by age group. Each week, campers will enjoy a variety of themed activities focusing on sports and hands-on projects, with a special Friday field trip. Students should bring a sack lunch. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions. 

Ages: 5-12
Price: $150 per session for first child, price breaks for additional children
Drop Off: 6:30 –8 a.m.
Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pick Up: 5 – 6 p.m.
Contact: Aquatic & Athletic Center at 210-486-3800
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Friday)

 

     

All sessions are full.

 

 

 

* Optional Add-On Mini-Camps for Kids’ Camp participants only

Pre-Teen & Teen (ages 11–17)

She Code Connect™ (morning or afternoon half-day sessions)

Learn to code with Youth Code Jam this summer at Palo Alto College’s FREE, ALL-GIRLS summer camp! Students will learn about computer science through real-world projects using art, storytelling, robotics, website design, game design, apps and about the wide range of careers in technology by meeting women in technology. The top five students of each camp session will be awarded scholarships to future Youth Code Jam Coding Camps and have their projects showcased in the Palo Alto College STEM Center and on the Youth Code Jam website. Lunch will be provided for all She Code Connect™ Campers. She Code Connect™ coding camps and lunches are funded by the Texas Workforce Commission, allowing for a free summer coding experience.

Ages: Incoming 6th-8th grade students
Price: FREE (students are only able to attend one (1) out of the four (4) sessions)

Participation Requirements: 

  • Students must identify as female.
  • Students and parents must provide end-of-year report card. This will be reviewed by camp director to confirm camp placement. Report cards should be submitted to Erron Gonzalez at egonzalez366@alamo.edu.
  • Students are required to attend a minimum of four days of the session in which they are enrolled.

Session 1: Micro:bit Coding - REGISTRATION IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please click here.
Dates: Aug. 6 – 10
Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Students will use their arts and crafts skills to create silly characters using Micro:bits and watch them move, light up and more!

Session 2: Website Design - REGISTRATION IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please click here.
Dates: Aug. 6 – 10
Times: 1 – 5 p.m.
Students will remix their school’s website and then have the opportunity to design their very own website!

Session 3: JavaScript Programing with Vidcode - REGISTRATION IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please click here.
Dates: Aug. 13 – 17 
Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Students will have the opportunity to make a video with special effects using Snapchat and Instagram-inspired filters, memes and more!

Session 4: App Development - REGISTRATION IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please click here.
Dates: Aug. 13 – 17
Times: 1 – 5 p.m.
Students will create and build a real world mobile app that may be just for fun or may solve a real problem in the world.

Contact: Erron Gonzalez at 210-486-3945