Plan now for summer activities San Jacinto College

03.13.2017 | 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 and activities for children 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 mathematics) and everything in between.

Camp prices vary and some offer scholarships to those who qualify to assist with camp tuition. For more information and to register for camps visit 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 5-9 and June 12-16
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 13-15
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: free

 

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 17-21
Time: 2–5 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $90

 

Basketball Camp
San Jacinto College Basketball Camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball to include ball handling, footwork, shooting and passing in a setting that includes 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 skill work.
Dates: July 17-20
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $105

 

Volleyball Camp
Players will be engaged in activities that will focus on improvement of their all-around game by focusing on the six major skills (passing, setting, blocking, defense, serving, attacking) of volleyball through fast paced training and game-like drills.
Dates: June 19-21
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $90

 

CAREER EXPLORATION

EnergyVenture – Career in the Energy Industry
EnergyVenture is a summer one-week day camp for 12-15-year-old students. Camps focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities, skills needed in the energy industry and future career opportunities in the field.
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 is a fun, exciting way for 14 to 17 year olds to learn all about the maritime industry. Campers will have the opportunity to explore exciting careers available in the area's thriving maritime industry.
Dates: June 12-16 and June 26-30
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.), 9 – 11:30 a.m. (Fri.)
Location: Maritime Campus
Cost: $25

 

EDUCATION AND STEM

Engineering with Duct Tape
Using Tinker Toys, Duct tape, K’Nex, recycled materials, Mentos, rubber bands, Legos, balloons and lots of imagination campers will experience the ultimate science summer camp exploring Rockets – Robots – Roller coasters and Race cars! Students in grades 3-5 will explore a fun side of engineering and the joy of Duct Tape!
Dates: June 26-29
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

Ink Slingers Writing Camp
Embark on a nautical adventure in individual expression with short stories, character development and multimedia activities.
Dates: June 5-9
Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $75

 

STEM Survivor Camp
Campers will be challenged to complete in contests such as building a running vehicle with only household items, constructing a JudoBot, creating a Rube Goldberg machine or walking on water. Students in grades 6-8 will participate in fun activities that encourage STEM learning through fun adventures.
Dates: July 10-13
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $125

 

Water-Bots & Air-Bots (Beginner)
Underwater robotics, drones and rockets in this week-long, NASA-inspired camp full of hands-on activities and in-depth analysis of what makes aerospace so fascinating. We will have guest speakers from the industry and hands-on experiments to expand camper’s understanding.
Dates: June 5-9 and June 12-16
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $185

 

Water-Bots & Air-Bots (Intermediate)
Underwater robotics and rockets in this week-long, private space inspired camp full of hands-on activities and in-depth analysis of what makes the private space sector so exciting. Robotics experience and soldering experience preferred.
Dates: June 19-23
Time: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $195

 

Water-Bots Pro (Advanced)
This is a programmer’s dream, and campers will be challenged in every aspect of their build. Experience required.
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Campus
Cost: $200

 

Upward Bound Summer Program
Rising 9th and 10th graders from Galena Park High School and Channelview High School can participate in this program that helps get first generation college-going students living in low to moderate income homes ready for four-year university study once the student graduates from high school. This summer program includes classes in core subject areas, as well as the social sciences, art and laboratory science.
Dates: June 5-14
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Fri.)
Location: North Campus
Cost: free to income qualifying families

 

MUSIC

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 12-16
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $30

 

Piano Camp
Under the direction of Dr. Kinghchi Au, the summer piano camp is designed for beginning level students ages 6 to 13. Camp activities vary and include fundamental skills and drills, master classes, piano ensemble, basic music theory and musical enrichment. Students will learn piano ensemble pieces to perform a concert on 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 19-23
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 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 17-21
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: North Campus
Cost: $30

 

SAN JACINTO COLLEGE CAMPUS LOCATIONS

Central Campus - 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505
North Campus - 5600 Uvalde Road, Houston, Texas 77049
South Campus - 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, Texas 77089
Maritime Campus - 3700 Old Hwy. 146, La Porte, Texas 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, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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