Summer fun is back!

05.22.2015 | By Amanda Fenwick

PASADENA, Texas – If you’re looking for something fun for your children this summer, look no further than San Jacinto College! The College again plans to host a variety of fun and enriching Summer camps for kids of all ages at each of its three campuses. There is something for every interest from athletics and career exploration, to arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and everything in between.

Camp prices vary, and some offer scholarships to those who qualify to assist with camp tuition. More information, and a link to register for camps, can be found online on the San Jacinto College Summer Camp website.

 

ARTS

KidSpot: One-Week Summer Musical Theatre Camp for Youth

An ideal opportunity for a child to experience the range of activity possible at a theatre. We are proud and excited to present to you the eighth annual KidSpot Summer Musical Theatre Camp for Youth. This summer experience is formatted into a fun-filled, one-week camp.

Dates: June 8 – 12 and June 15 – 19
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $150

 

All-State Choir Camp

Start your school year ahead of the competition! Through fun and engaging daily rehearsals and sectionals, student participants will learn the entire All-State audition repertoire and present a public performance on the last day of the camp. All camp participants will receive a music packet, a rehearsal CD, and a camp T-shirt. Lunch is also provided each day.

Dates: July 20 – 23
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

Middle School Band Camp

This camp continues the tradition of quality-intensive band rehearsals and cost-effective musical training for young musicians. Musical activities will vary from large rehearsals to master classes to sectionals to solo competition. Students will perform under the batons of excellent band conductors and work with leading professional musicians from the Houston Area.

Dates: June 15 – 19
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Piano Camp

Under the direction of Dr. Kinghchi Au, the Summer Piano Camp is designed for beginning level students, ages 6-13. After being placed into either a beginner or intermediate category, the camp activities vary from fundamental skills and drills, master classes, piano ensemble in our state of the art piano lab, basic music theory, and musical enrichment.

Dates: June 22 – 26
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Guitar Camp

This camp focuses on basic guitar skills and fundamental performance techniques. After being placed into groups according to level of ability, the daily activities will involve mastering basic and advanced chord progressions, note and rhythm reading, and learn at least one song by the end of the week for recital last day of camp (Friday 12 p.m.) for families and friends.

Dates: July 20 - 24
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Woodwind and Brass Camp

This camp is open to high school-level woodwind players and brass players. The groups will be divided into a woodwind choir and a brass choir. Daily musical activities will include large rehearsals, comprehensive master classes, and sectionals all led by some of the finest woodwind and brass musicians in Houston. The camp is designed to provide teens with the insight and skill development to be more consistent performers through an intensive program of study.

Dates: July 13 – 17
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Saxophone and Jazz Camp

Spend the week with award-winning saxophonist, Woody Witt, to learn more about the sax and improve one's musical and technical abilities. The camp activities vary fundamental skills and drills to master classes to sax ensembles, some basic music theory, and musical enrichment.

Dates: July 6 - 10
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Best Buy Hip-Hop Summer Camp

Campers will learn how to produce hip-hop music using loops, sequencing and vocal recording in our professional recording facilities. Prominent hip-hop engineer, Will Stephens, of TheLab45 Recording Studio, will lead these summer camps for 9th through 12th graders. The registration fee includes food, T-shirt, and a CD release party on the final day of the camp for friends and family to hear student productions.

Dates: July 13 – 17 and July 20 – 24
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $60

 

Brass Chamber Music Camp

This camp will help young musicians ages 12-21 to improve their musical and artistic skills in a fun and challenging small group setting, while working directly with members of OMNI BRASS and affiliate artists. Campers will perform in a variety of ensembles, including a large brass choir, mixed chamber groups, and like-instrument choirs, and participate in daily warm-ups, master classes, and mini-recitals. Camp weeks conclude with a finale concert featuring a camp Brass Choir, student ensembles, and a special performance by Omni Brass. Camp fees include an Omni Brass T-shirt, all music and supplies, and a Friday evening pre-concert pizza party.

Dates: June 23 – 26
Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

 

ATHLETICS

Baseball Camp

This camp will cover all the aspects of baseball from hitting, bunting, throwing base running as well as defensive work at each position on the field.

Date: June 9 – 12
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $75

 

FUNdamental Basketball Camp

Campers will enjoy a week of fundamentals learning the basics of basketball through drills, games, film and motivational speeches.

Date: June 22 – 25
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $100

 

Basketball Camp

This camp will provide beginners with the basic fundamentals of the game, help advanced players develop their skills to a higher degree, provide opportunities to be challenged, and teach offense, defense, and strategies for game situations.

Date: July 20 – 24
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $90

 

Junior Golf Clinic

Learn the basic fundamentals of golf, including grip, stance, full swing, putting, chipping, and the basic rules of golf.

Dates: June 15 – 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $50

 

Volleyball Camp

This camp will provide players an opportunity to develop the fundamental skills, help advanced players develop their skills, provide opportunities to be challenged, and teach offensive and defensive strategies of the game.

Date: July 27 – 30
Time: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $90

 

Softball Camp

This is a technique clinic to help you become a better softball player. It is designed to teach progressions, offer constructive criticism and provides assistance in improving your techniques and training.  There will be a scrimmage on the final day of the clinic.

Date: June 10 – 11
Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: South Campus
Cost: $70

 

Youth Soccer Camp

This camp offers the opportunity to work with collegiate coaches and players over three days for two hours each evening. Each day will be full of fun drills and games that will enable skill learning, while focusing on all aspects of individual technical and tactical development.

Date: June 15 – 17
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: South Campus
Cost: $60

 

 

CAREER EXPLORATION

EnergyVenture Youth Camp

Students learn about careers in the energy field, including engineering, geology and process technology.

Dates: Weekly in June and July
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.), 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Fri.)
Location: Central, South, and North Campuses
Cost: Free to those who qualify

 

Water-Bots I

The Water-Bot camps explore the use and development of underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs) in relationship to real-world and space exploration issues including microgravity applications similar to those used in NASA's JSC Neutral Buoyancy Lab. The Beginner camp offers students the opportunity to learn the basics in electronics, soldering, and underwater robotic construction. Tours of NASA-JSC, guest speakers, and a final robotic competition are also included in this camp.  No prior robotic or electronic experience is required.

Dates: June 15 – 19
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $235

 

Water-Bots II

The Water-Bot camps explore the development and usage of underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs) in real-world issues and space exploration utilizing microgravity applications similar to those used in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab.  The Water-Bots II Intermediate camp will build upon the beginner skills from Water-Bots I and will add further complex engineering design methodology and robotic construction.  In addition, the camp will offer a tour of NASA's JSC, guest speakers, and a robotic competition with classmates.  Some electronic and robotic experienced recommended.

Dates: July 6 – 10
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $250

 

Maritime Venture Camp

This camp includes an entertaining and educational maritime adventure.  Students take a field trip on the vessel "Sam Houston" to learn about the Houston Ship Channel. Campers work together in teams to learn about seamanship. This camp also includes guest speakers such as pilots, captains, and tankermen. Campers can hear first-hand accounts from maritime workers.

Dates: June 22 – 26 (North Campus), July 13 – 17 (Central Campus), August 3 – 7 (South Campus)
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Central, North, and South Campuses
Cost: Free to those who qualify

 

Lost in Space

This camp is designed to build a camper's technical skills needed to use Global Positioning System (GPS), map reading, coordinate tracking, and algebraic equations. These skills are the basic foundational skills needed for tracking and mapping moving objects such as those used to track the International Space Station (ISS). This camp will also include a tour of NASA-JSC and industry guest speakers.

Date: August 3 – 7
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $240

 

 

EDUCATION AND STEM

Leadership and Public Speaking

This camp is geared toward the teen that would like to develop leadership skills, overcome stage fright, and develop public speaking skills. Areas of focus will include understanding emotional intelligence, qualities of leadership, public speaking skills, the art of conversation, and critical thinking. It will be interactive and fun.

Date: June 15 – 19
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $50

 

Discover You College Camp

This camp is designed to allow participants an opportunity to learn about careers, colleges, universities, and majors. Participants will understand the benefits of a community college, the importance of declaring a major, the significance of completing a certificate or degree and the triumph of graduating from any institution of higher education.

Date:  June 8 – 12
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $40

 

Paying the Way

Our goal is to inspire children to turn their dreams into reality while exposing them to college. During summer camp we will promote the importance of preparing for college, saving for college, and openly discuss their career goals. Actives include budgeting, career discovery, games, and tours.

Date: July 15 – 17
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: South Campus
Cost: $0

 

Fantasy Fiction

This writing camp will focus on Literature in the fantasy genre, drawing on works like Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. As a group, camp participants will create original characters, learn to describe fantastic settings of far-away lands, and write fun action scenes.

Date: June 8 – 12
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $50

 

PASS Program – Math Level 1

The PASS (Preparations for Academic Student Success) program provides students with the opportunity to refresh their skills in mathematics to prepare for the TSIA, save money, build their confidence and skills, and shorten their time to completing a degree or certificate. PASS-Math Level 1 is a two-week workshop that focuses on math for the student who has not been in a math class for three or more years.

Date: June 8 – 11 and June 15 – 18, June 22 – 25 and June 29 – July 2, August 3 – 6 and August 10 – 13
Time:  8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (June 22 – 25 and June 29 – July 2), 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. all other dates
Location: Central, North, and South Campuses
Cost: $50 plus materials

 

PASS Program – Math Level 2

The PASS (Preparations for Academic Student Success) program provides students with the opportunity to refresh their skills in mathematics to prepare for the TSIA, save money, build their confidence and skills, and shorten their time to completing a degree or certificate. PASS-Math Level 1 is a two-week workshop that focuses on math for the student whose last math class was less than three years ago.

Date: June 22 – 25 and June 29 – July 2, August 3 – 6 and August 10 – 13
Time:  8 a.m. – 10 a.m., or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $50 plus materials

 

PASS Program INRW

The PASS (Preparations for Academic Student Success) program provides students with the opportunity to refresh their skills in reading and writing to prepare for the TSIA, save money, build their confidence and skills, and shorten their time to completing a degree or certificate. This is a two-week workshop.

Date: June 8 – 11 and June 15 – 18, June 22 – 25 and June 29 – July 2, July 13 – 16 and July 20 – 23, August 3 – 6 and August 10 – 13
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Central, North and South Campuses
Cost: $50 plus materials

 

Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO’s Summer Camp

Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

Date: July 13 – 17, August 10 – 14
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $160

 

The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, 77505. The North Campus is located at 5600 Uvalde Road in Houston, 77049. The San Jacinto College South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston, 77089.

Camp dates, times, and costs are subject to change.

 

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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