Youth (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

As a precautionary measure due to the current public health situation, Palo Alto College is providing free virtual programming in lieu of in-person camps. This year’s Summer Programs will be held either live via video conferencing or can be streamed from your home device at your student's leisure. 

Designed to promote leadership and character development for children entering Kindergarten–5th grade (ages 5 to 11). Each week, children can enjoy themed activities focusing on physical activity and hands-on projects.

Some sessions require materials, in which case registration is required. Materials will be provided free-of-charge to registrants through contactless curbside pickup at Palo Alto College. Once your child is registered for a camp, you will receive information via email about pickup. 

June 15-19

2nd-5th – Library STEM Camp (registration required)

We're Going on an Owl Prowl

We’re Going on an Owl Prowl: Learn about owls, the mysterious creatures of the night, through owl facts and artifacts in a live Zoom session. Experience a real owl prowl with Texas Parks and Wildlife Rangers. Then dissect your very own owl pellets. What will you discover? Also, read along with the book, Owl Moon. Free book and kit with registration. 

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Butterflies and Caterpillars, Oh My!

Butterflies & Caterpillars, Oh My!: Learn which caterpillars turn into which butterflies… or maybe moths?  Explore fun facts about these amazing creatures and their life cycles in a live Zoom session.  Then start a garden to attract your own caterpillars and butterflies. Free book and seed kit provided with registration.

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Ages: 2nd-5th Grade (Ages 7-11)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: Monday, June 8. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 20

Contact: Linda Plevak – 830-446-0695

 

 

2nd-5th – Kids Camp

Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to make tye dye shirts, homemade hand sanitizer, and bird feeders. Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date.

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Ages: 2nd–5th Grade (Ages 7–11)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805 

 

June 15-26

K-2nd – Code for the Future: Gratitude Project (registration required)

A virtual project-based learning experience for young makers. Together, we’ll explore those in our community who are working to keep us all afloat (ex: medical teams, grocery workers, city employees, emergency responders, food insecurity agencies and news teams) and learn how they are navigating these curious times. We’ll then breakout into individual sessions to learn and use maker tools to create individual projects that express appreciation to share those frontline workers and, on a website, dedicated to the campers’ gratitude projects.

Ages: Kindergarten-2nd Grade (Ages 5-8)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday–Friday from 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 10. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 50

Contact: Erron Gonzalez – 210-486-3946

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June 22-26

2nd-5th – Library STEM Camp (registration required)

Geology: A Rock is Lively!

Explore Geology - A Rock is Lively: Join Geophysicist Ryan Turner on Zoom as he shares information about the rocks and fossils you can find here in Texas and elsewhere. Then excavate your own fossil finds in a kit. Also read-along with the book, A Rock is Lively. Free book and kit with registration.

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Celebrate Cephalopods !

Celebrate Cephalopods!: Do you know that we know more about the moon than we do about the ocean? Join us live on Zoom as we dive in and explore the creatures who live deep, deep, deep in the ocean. We will also read the book, Inky's Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home. Use a glow-in-the dark kit to highlight your favorite cephalopod friend. Free kit with registration.

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Ages: 2nd-5th Grade (Ages 7-11)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 15. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 20

Contact: Linda Plevak – 830-446-0695

K-5th – Kids Camp

Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to make scratch art and a fooseball box. Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. 

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Ages: 2nd–5th Grade (Ages 7–11)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

June 29-July 1

2nd-5th – Library STEM Camp (registration required)

PAC Summer Camp: Water, Water, Everywhere!

Water, Water Everywhere - Explore the Water Cycle: Join Holly Thomas, Water Quality Specialist for City of Corpus Christi, as she takes us on a journey of the water cycle as we learn more about our drinking water sources. Then learn how to clean water with your own water filtration kit. We will also read the book, We are Water Protectors. Free book and kit with registration.

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PAC Summer Camp: Diary of a Worm

Diary of a Worm: You may think it is just dirt beneath our feet, but there is life going on underground. In this live Zoom session, learn about the creatures who not only live in the dirt, but are also vital to our lives, too. Read along with the book, The Diary of a Worm. Then make seed balls to grow your own wildflowers. Free book and seed kit with registration.

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Ages: 2nd-5th Grade (Ages 7-11)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 22. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 20

Contact: Linda Plevak – 830-446-0695

 

 

 

2nd-5th – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to make a stained glass art (recommended for ages 5-8). Registration is not required for this activity, and the video can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: 2nd-5th Grade (Ages 7-11)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

June 29-July 10

3rd-5th – Code for the Future: Auto Auto (registration required)

Get ready, get set, CODE! In this fun, interactive camp we'll be exploring Python using the AutoAuto self-driving car platform. Machine learning? We've got that! Artificial Intelligence? Got that, too! Come join us as we learn concepts tied to the real-world applications of autonomous vehicle technology.

Ages: 3rd-5th Grade (Ages 8-11)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday–Friday from 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 19. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 50

Contact: Erron Gonzalez – 210-486-3946

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July 6-10

2nd-5th – Library STEM Camp (registration required)

PAC Summer Camp: Bird Count/Nature Walk

Bird Count/Nature Walk: Come along as we explore and learn about the great outdoors. Look closely at the plants, birds, and insects in your own neighborhood. Play nature bingo as you make your observations. Read along with the book, Bird Count. Then make your very own bee hotel. Book, nature bingo and bee hotel kit included with registration.

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Celebrate the 51st Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

Get ready to blast-off on an adventure to the moon. Learn about the Moon missions and space exploration. Then make your own solar rover. Free book and kit provided with registration.

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Ages: 2nd-5th Grade (Ages 7-11)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 22. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 20

Contact: Linda Plevak – 830-446-0695

 

K-5th – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will do an Alphabet Kids Workout (recommended for ages 5-11) and play virtual Connect 4/Tic-Tac-Toe (recommended for ages 7-11). Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: K-5th Grade (Ages 5-11)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

July 13-17

K-5th – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to build a kite (recommended for ages 7-11) and create a stress ball (recommended for ages 5-7). Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: K-5th Grade (Ages 5-11)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

July 13-24

3rd-5th – Code for the Future: Game Design (registration required)

Like games? Like coding? Want to make your own game instead of playing someone else's? We're using MIT's Scratch to design and program games in this engaging camp. We've got all the tips and tricks to get you started building your own unique creations.

Ages: 3rd-5th Grade (Ages 8-11)

Format: Live (powered by Zoom)

Dates/Times: Monday–Friday from 10-11 a.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 3. Supplies will be provided free-of-charge to all registrants. Information about curbside pick-up will be sent after registration.

Capacity: 50

Contact: Erron Gonzalez – 210-486-3946

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July 20-24

K-5th – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to make a lava lamp (recommended for ages 7-11) and paint with shaving creme (recommended for ages 5-7). Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: K-5th Grade (Ages 5-11)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

July 27-31

K-2nd – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will do an animal workout and learn how to build an obsacle course. Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: K-2nd Grade (Ages 5-7)

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

August 3-7

K-5th – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to make edible playdough with Kool-Aid (recommended for ages 5-8) and a balloon piñata (recommended for ages 7-11). Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: K-5th Grade (Ages 5-11) 

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

August 10-14

K-5th – Kids Camp
Using supplies found around the house, children will learn how to make homemade ice cream (recommended for ages 5-11) and a crossbow launcher (recommended for ages 7-11). Registration is not required for these activities, and the videos can be viewed at any time after the camp’s start date. Videos will be posted on the Palo Alto College YouTube channel and shared here. 

Ages: K-5th Grade (Ages 5-11) 

Format: On-demand

Dates/Times: Any time

Contact: Laura Hogg – 210-486-3805

 

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