Summer camps return to San Jacinto College

05.27.2016 | By Amanda Fenwick

PASADENA, Texas – Parents who are looking for something fun and educational for their children this summer should look no further than San Jacinto College! The College plans to again host a variety of fun and enriching summer camps for kids of all ages at each of its four 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 Camps website.

 

 

ARTS

KidSpot: Summer Musical Theatre Camp for Youth
Summer at Theatre San Jacinto presents an ideal opportunity for a child to experience the range of activities possible at a theatre.
Dates: June 6-10 and June 13-17
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $150

 

 

ATHLETICS

Baseball Camp
The San Jac summer baseball camp will cover all aspects of the game of baseball including hitting, base running and defensive play at each position. Proper throwing will be emphasized as well during the four-day camp. Games will also be played to apply all phases of the game of baseball.
Dates: June 6-9
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $75

 

Basketball Camp
San Jacinto College Basketball Camp is for girls and boys ages 8 to 14. Camp will be split into two sessions:  Session I is 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., for ages 8-10.  Session II is 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., for ages 11-14.  Camp will stress the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing and shooting, and will incorporate some basic basketball concepts.
Dates: June 13-16
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $75

 

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.
Dates: July 18-22
Time: 2–5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $90

 

Conditioning Camp
This morning session camp will incorporate low level resistance training, core strength building, high speed quickness and agility exercises. Blending these drills will provide a game-like flow with opportunities to enhance performances in areas such as jumping, changing directions, creating force while off balance as well as injury prevention. 
Dates: June 28-30
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $50

 

Golf Clinic
Learn the basic fundamentals of golf, including grip, stance, full swing, putting, chipping and the basic rules of golf.
Dates: June 6-8 and June 20-22
Time: 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $50

 

Volleyball Camp
This camp will provide female athletes in the 6th through 12th grades an overall learning environment for beginners through advanced level players. The camp is designed to improve a player’s all around game by focusing on the six major skills of volleyball in fast-paced training and game-like drills.
Dates: June 28-30
Time: 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $60

 

Softball Camp
This is a technique clinic to help you become a better softball player. It is a general skills camp that works on both offensive and defensive technique.
Dates: June 17
Time: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: South Campus
Cost: $50

 

Soccer Day Camp
This camp will focus on technical skill training, specifically dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and heading. The goal of the camp is to teach all of the above in a developmentally appropriate way for each camper. Campers will be exposed to college coaches and players as their counselors for the week.
Dates: June 7-9 
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: South Campus
Cost: $90

 

CAREER EXPLORATION

EnergyVenture – Career in the Energy Industry
The camp is designed for 7th,  8th and 9th graders to learn about careers in energy while having fun. The students will perform lab experiments, win prizes for “best in class” team efforts, take a “behind the scenes” tour of a refinery or chemical products facility and hear from guest speakers.
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

 

Maritime Venture Camp
This camp allows young people, ages 14 to 17, opportunities to explore exciting careers available in the area's thriving maritime industry. The camp includes an entertaining and educational maritime adventure at the brand new San Jacinto College Maritime Campus. Students will take field trips on vessels to learn about the Houston Ship Channel and different aspects of the maritime industry.
Dates: June 6-10 and June 20-24
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Maritime Campus
Cost: $20

 

Water-Bots (Beginner)
An introduction into the world of underwater robotics! Learn how much water is in our universe and how NASA is seeking to explore these exciting new worlds. Build your own underwater robot and test it in our pool. From concept to creation, this introductory course is a great way to begin your robotic journey! This camp requires minimal robotic experience.
Dates: June 13-15 and June 20-22
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $180

 

Water-Bots (Intermediate)
Build on your underwater robotic skills with expanded robotic design. Our intermediate camp offers the opportunity to expand your knowledge of underwater robotics and develop a better understanding of NASA's teamwork. This camp requires some robotic experience.
Dates: June 27-29
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $190

 

Water-Bots (Advanced)
Design an intelligent underwater robot from preliminary idea to completion. Report on and describe the process and results of the project. Advanced classes will challenge your robotics, critical thinking and programming skills.
Dates: July 5-8
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $245

 

 

EDUCATION AND STEM

Arduino Network Team
The Arduino Network Team will design, build and test a simple networking approach between celestial bodies.
Dates: June 16-17 and June 23-24
Time: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $155

 

Bashem Bots using LEGO®
Our Play-Well engineering instructors will guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp as they re-engineer standard LEGO® vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots and take on Play-Well instructors colossal creations.
Dates: July 11-15
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $160

 

Blast Off!
Students will discover the modern history of rocketry, learn the concepts of basic rocket design and understand the purpose of these vehicles. Students are provided the opportunity for a hands-on demonstration by building and launching their own model rocket and conducting a world-famous NASA Flight Readiness Review on their own vehicle.
Dates: June 16-17
Time: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $135

 

Drone Drops
Test your aviator and robotic skills with this new and exciting skills camp. Discover how NASA scientists control and command robots from millions of miles away. Pick-up your drone and discover how much fun and learning this camp brings.
Dates: June 16-17 and June 23-24
Time: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $165

 

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO®
The force awakens in this advanced engineering camp for young Jedi. Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion. Build LEGO® XWings, AT-AT walkers, pod racers, star destroyers, cloud cities, settlements, fortresses and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.
Dates: August 8-12
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $160

 

Paying Your Way
Get ready for three fun-filled days of college life and learning. Take a tour of the South Campus with interactive visits to the fine arts center and cosmetology building. Catch a glimpse of your future life as a college student!
Dates: June 15-17
Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: South Campus
Cost: Free

 

Space Girls
What does it take for girls to become astronauts or leaders in aerospace? Discover the answer to these and many other questions and hear from leaders in the community who were once little girls themselves. This is an all-encompassing leadership challenge for discovering the many contributions women are making in the aerospace industry and beyond. Build leadership awareness skills as you learn from the leaders in your community who are making it happen every day.
Dates: June 23-24
Time: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $145

 

STEM-o-RAMA Camp
With Mentos, rubber band slingshots, K’nex Bridges, makeshift rockets, LEGO® soccer robots, balloon races and more, this camp is an all-day adventure of non-stop fun. You supply the lunch and we supply the snacks.
Dates: June 20-23
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

STEMtastic Adventures – No Boys Allowed!
This fun-filled experience is for girls only, designed specifically to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) interest. The walk-on water experiments, painting with robots, creating duct tape masterpieces, battling LEGO® Sumo-bots, building K’nex roller coasters and windsock structures are part of the menu. Because the camp meets for a full day, you supply the lunch and we supply the snacks.
Dates: June 27-30
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

STEM-U-LATE Your Brain
This camp will take STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to new limits. Judo-bot wars, paper roller coasters, complex machines made of duct tape and gadgets, LEGO® robots and bottle rockets will keep campers engaged and connected with STEM during this day-long camp. You supply the lunch and we supply the snacks.
Dates: July 11-14
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

Teens, Trades and Transportation Camp
To introduce middle and high school youth to STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) careers in a fun and interactive format, this camp will introduce a variety of activities each day including tours, lectures and manufacturing demonstrations. Teens will also work with Go-Karts as part of a competitive manufacturing assignment where students are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment, just as real STEM workers do.
Dates: June 20-23
Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $435

 

Young Writers of Fantasy Fiction
Participants in this camp will be guided through the process of writing short works of fantasy fiction. Using examples from “The Hobbit” and “Harry Potter” to “Spiderman” and “The Minions,” young writers will create original characters, settings, plots and stories that bring out their inner creative writing skills.
Dates: June 6-10
Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $65

 

 

MUSIC

All-State Choir Camp
The All-State Choir Camp offers high school students training on the TMEA All-State choral repertoire to help them successfully compete during the annual audition process.
Dates: July 25-28
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

Brass Chamber Music Camp
An opportunity for young musicians who play brass instruments to explore the world of Brass Chamber Music. Includes rehearsals, master classes and a final concert.
Dates: June 21-24 and June 28-July 1
Time: 3-7 p.m., with a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

Guitar Camp
The Guitar Camp is open to aspiring guitarists ages 12 to19 (middle school thru high school) and all experience levels are welcome. The camp focuses on basic guitar skills and fundamental performance techniques. There will be a recital on the last day of camp at 12 p.m. for families and friends. All students must have their own guitar (acoustic preferred but electric is fine; amps provided). Snacks are provided; students are to bring a sack lunch each day except for Friday, when there will be a pizza party.
Dates: July 18-22
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Middle School Band Camp
The Middle School Band Camp is open to any talent level band students ages 11-15. 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. Students will learn band works to perform a concert the last day of camp, Friday at 12 p.m. Snacks are provided; students are to bring a sack lunch each day except for Friday, when there will be a pizza party.
Dates: June 13-17
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95 (school rate may apply)

 

Piano Camp
Under the direction of Dr. Kinghchi Au, the summer Piano Camp is designed for beginning level students ages 6 to 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. Snacks are provided; students are to bring a sack lunch each day except for Friday, when there will be a pizza party.
Dates: June 20-24
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Saxophone and Jazz Camp
The Saxophone and Jazz Camp is open to high school- and college-level saxophonists. Daily musical activities will include ensemble playing, comprehensive master classes led by some of the finest saxophonists and jazz musicians in Houston. The camp is designed to provide saxophonists with the skill development to be more consistent performers. Snacks are provided; students are to bring a sack lunch each day except for Friday, when there will be a pizza party.
Dates: June 27-July 1
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95

 

Woodwind and Brass Camp
The Woodwind and Brass Camp is open to high school-level woodwind players and brass players. 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. Snacks are provided; students are to bring a sack lunch each day except for Friday, when there will be a pizza party.
Dates: July 11-15
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $95 (school rate may apply)

 

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. The Maritime Campus is located at 3700 Old Hwy. 146, La Porte, 77571.

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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