As summer comes to an end, so does another great season of San Jacinto College summer of programs for young, creative, and inspiring individuals. Each summer the College has a wide variety of camps for all interests and ages 4 to 18. From taking to the stage in musical theatre camp to taking it on the water to learn all about the maritime industry, San Jacinto College summer camps are not only fun but extremely educational.
KidSpot Summer Musical Theatre Camp
KidSpot celebrated its eleventh annual Summer Musical Theatre Camp for Youth. This camp is an opportunity for young campers to break out of their shell and sing, dance, and act in amazing productions like Beauty and The Beast, Lion King, and this year's production, Frozen. "The kids learn so much and most importantly, grow as individuals,” said Jerry Ivins, San Jacinto College Central Campus theatre program and KidSpot theatre camp director. “It always amazes me what they accomplish each year."
This new camp provided excellent opportunities to have fun while learning about science, math, technology, teamwork, and problem solving through robotics. Students were able to create their own robots using Ozobots, Speheros, and LEGO robots as well as drones and gyroscopes.
San Jacinto College offered many music-related camps such as the All-State Choir Camp, Woodwind & Brass Camp, and the Middle School Band Camp. The Middle School Band Camp gave students ages 11-15 a well-rounded musical experience with opportunities to participate in master classes, sectionals, and solo competitions. These camps give students the necessary tools needed for a successful and rewarding musical experience for their upcoming school year.
STEM Survivor Camp
Students turned into Mars explorers and competed in challenges involving rocket launching, avoiding and destroying asteroids, and landing on Mars at the STEM Survivor Camp. Facilitated by San Jacinto College STEM majors as part of their internship experience, campers learned how to build water filters, alternative power sources, and solar ovens for cooking. “STEM Survivor Camp allows our college students to give back to younger students and encourage them to pursue STEM paths,” said Sharon Sledge, San Jacinto College math professor and camp director. “It’s rewarding for both sides because they all learn the value of collaboration and working together- whether it’s creating a fun, successful camp or ‘surviving’ their mission to Mars.”
See you next year for more exciting summer camps at San Jacinto College!
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 served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.