Half-Day Summer Programs

Pre-Teen and Teen (ages 12-18)

Parents/Guardians: please review, print, and sign each of the following five (5) documents listed. Participants will not be able to attend camp without the signed documents. 

Drop-Off Information

Dance/Speech/Theater Camp
Campers should be dropped off at the Performing Arts Center.

Sports Camp
Campers should be dropped off at the gymnasium in the Aquatic and Athletic Center.

Code the Future/STEM Summer Experience
Campers should be dropped off in Brazos Hall, Room 100 (STEM Center). All Code the Future/STEM Summer Experience campers will receive a snack. Due to the difference in grant funding, only Code the Future campers are eligible to receive a free lunch. Lunch will be served from 12 – 12:45 p.m.

 

Incoming 6th-8th grade


June 10-21

Code the Future: Intro to Code
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

Registration is FULL. Sign up for the WAITLIST.

Theater Camp
9 a.m.– 12 p.m. | $45

Register Here

Sports Camp
1–3 p.m. | $45

Register Here 

STEM Summer Experience
14 p.m. | Free

 Register Here

Theater Camp
1–4 p.m. | $45

Register Here

July 8-19

Speech Camp
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

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Code the Future: Self-Driving Cars
14 p.m. | Free

Registration is FULL. Sign up for the WAITLIST.

 

July 15-26

Code the Future: Game Design 101
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

Registration is FULL. Sign up for the WAITLIST.

Sports Camp
13 p.m. | $45

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Theater Camp
1–4 p.m. | $45

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July 22-Aug. 2

STEM Summer Experience
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

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Theater Camp
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | $45 

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Code the Future: Intro to Code
14 p.m. | Free

Registration is FULL. Sign up for the WAITLIST.

Speech Camp
1–4 p.m. | $45

Register Here

Sports Camp
1–3 p.m. | $60

Register Here 

July 29-Aug. 9

Code the Future: Self-Driving Cars
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

Registration is FULL. Sign up for the WAITLIST.

Sports Camp 
1–3 p.m. | $45

Register Here

Theater Camp
1–4 p.m. | $45

Register Here

 

Aug. 5-16

STEM Summer Experience
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

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Theater Camp
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | $45

Register Here

Code the Future: Game Design 101
14 p.m. | Free

Registration is FULL. Sign up for the WAITLIST.

Sports Camp
1–4 p.m. | $45

Register Here

Puppet Academy
1–4 p.m. | $45

Register Here 

   

 

Incoming 9th-12th grade


July 8-19

STEM Summer Experience
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Free

Register Here

Sports Camp
13 p.m. | $45

Register Here

Dance Camp
1–4 p.m. | $45

Register Here

 

Aug. 5-16

Dance Camp
9 a.m.–12 p.m. | $45

Register Here

STEM Summer Experience
1–4 p.m. | Free

Register Here 

   

 

Camp Summaries

Code the Future: Game Design 101

Students participating in Code the Future Camps will be introduced to computer science through hands-on activities that teach students how coding can be used to solve problems and be creative. In this camp, students will unleash their creativity through immersive video game design. Students will have an opportunity develop a game from start to finish through storyboarding, sequencing, design and coding. Students will meet guest speakers who are actual game developers, hear their stories, and discuss ideas related to their games. On the last day of camp, parents/guardians and friends will have the opportunity to see all the students’ projects during an End of Camp Showcase. Best of all, students will have the opportunity to show off their games! No prior coding experience is required. Code the Future Camps are funded by the Texas Workforce Commission allowing for a free summer coding experience. Lunch will be provided for all Code the Future campers with support of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Participation Requirements:

  • Must be an incoming 6th to 8th grade student
  • Must be able to attend 9 out of 10 days of camp
  • Must provide end-of-year report card at least one week prior to camp start. This will be reviewed by camp director to confirm camp placement.

Contact: Erron Gonzalez at 210-486-3946

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Code the Future: Intro to Code

Students participating in Code the Future Camps will be introduced to computer science through hands-on activities that teach students how coding can be used to solve problems and be creative. In this camp, students will be introduced to computer science through hands-on activities that teach students how coding can be used to problem solve and be creative as they build something cool with a micro:bit. Students will also be exposed to careers in technology by meeting different professionals who are founders of technology companies, software developers, engineers, and programmers. On the last day of camp, parents/guardians and friends will have the opportunity to see the students’ projects during an End of Camp Showcase. Best of all, students will be allowed to take their micro:bit home to continue to use their new coding skills! No prior coding experience is required. Code the Future Camps are funded by the Texas Workforce Commission allowing for a free summer coding experience. Lunch will be provided for all Code the Future campers with support of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Participation Requirements:

  • Must be an incoming 6th to 8th grade student
  • Must be able to attend 9 out of 10 days of camp
  • Must provide end-of-year report card at least one week prior to camp start. This will be reviewed by camp director to confirm camp placement.

Contact: Erron Gonzalez at 210-486-3946

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Code the Future: Self-Driving Cars

Students participating in Code the Future Camps will be introduced to computer science through hands-on activities that teach students how coding can be used to solve problems and be creative. In this camp, students will be introduced to Python Programming, machine learning programing language, data science, and artificial intelligence. Students will use this knowledge to program miniature self-driving cars and discover the technologies behind self-driving cars like robotics, computer vision, motion, and many others. Students will explore and discover a wide range of technology careers by meeting different guest speakers who are founders of technology companies, software developers, engineers, and programmers. On the last day of camp, parents/guardians and friends will have the opportunity to see all the students’ projects during an End of Camp Showcase. No prior coding experience is required. Code the Future Camps are funded by the Texas Workforce Commission allowing for a free summer coding experience. Lunch will be provided for all Code the Future campers with support of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Participation Requirements:

  • Must be an incoming 6th to 8th grade student
  • Must be able to attend 9 out of 10 days of camp
  • Must provide end-of-year report card at least one week prior to camp start. This will be reviewed by camp director to confirm camp placement.

Contact: Erron Gonzalez at 210-486-3946

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Dance Camp

Students will who participate in Dance Camp will learn how Dance and STEM are related. Students will learn different types of dance styles, this will require them to learn how to use their muscle and bones correctly to avoid injury. But they will also learn the different ways to take care of their bodies through physical activity, healthy eating and more, as well as why it’s important to take care of their bodies.

Contact: Nicolás Castañon at 210-486-3239

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Puppet Academy

Students who participate in the Puppet Academy will have a unique opportunity to learn how to create, design and exhibit extraordinary characters to life on stage. students will learn how to use objects and materials to inspire creativity, to tell stories using movement and "visual vocabulary." Mini-performances and fun creative challenges will take place throughout the camp session. No prior puppetry or theater experience is necessary.

Contact: Nicolás Castañon at 210-486-3239

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Speech Camp

Students will who participate in Speech Camp will have an opportunity to experience how Speech adds the “A” in STEAM. Students will use Speech topics and virtual reality (VR) to vocalizing findings in Science, problem solving and coding in Technology and constructing and designing in Engineering. Students will develop skills that will allow them to use descriptive language to allow others to visualize and experience their ideas and designs. This camp will create an opportunity for students to build confidence in speaking in public and with their peers.

Contact: Nicolás Castañon at 210-486-3239

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Sports Camp

Students will enjoy an active, healthy environment while participating in sports like basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, and much more. Sports Camp also provides opportunities for engagement with peers as well as new insight in particular skills for each sport. 

Contact: EJ Moreno at 210-486-3802

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STEM Summer Experience

Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Summer Experience will participate in hands-on activities in STEM related fields including Biology, Engineering, Chemistry and More. Students will join Palo Alto College faculty and community STEM Educators for interactive two-week lab sessions. On Fridays, students will travel to various locations in San Antonio to experience the diverse STEM careers in San Antonio. The STEM Experience is supported by Palo Alto College’s SEEDS grant funded by the Department of Education HSI-STEM & Articulation Program.

Contact: Erron Gonzalez at 210-486-3946

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Theater Camp

Students will who participate in Theater Camp will have an opportunity to experience how the ART adds the “A” in STEAM. Students will have an opportunity to design and construct props, sounds, lighting in order to produce a film or play. At the end of the two weeks, students will showcase these new skill during a production that was created, directed and performed by the students. This session is great for those who are new to theatre or those who want to expand their “tool box.”

Contact: Nicolás Castañon at 210-486-3239

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