Summer camps offer safe engagement, creativity on campus and online

 

Summer camps are back! San Jacinto College is offering a number of its fun, creative, and educational summer camps both in person and online from June-August. Currently, all San Jacinto College COVID-19 protocols – including wearing a face covering, completing a daily pre-screening questionnaire, and social distancing – will remain in effect at all campuses, College facilities, and College events, including summer camps, until further notice. 

Heading the 2021summer camps lineup is the much-anticipated Pathway to the Stars virtual camp. Two grade-level camps will be available for 4th-5th and 6th-8th grade students and will feature hands-on STEM activities that focus on space exploration and NASA’s journey to Mars. Some activity topics include human health in space, hydroponics, radiation effects on space suits, space weather, energy resources, and navigation and communication technology. The Pathway to the Stars virtual camps will be offered: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, and July 26-30. Camp times are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Fridays. Registration is free with limited spots available. Supplies will be provided for pick-up at the College with information on dates and times sent after registration. For more information on camp dates and registration, email aerospace@sjcd.edu or visit sanjac.edu/pathway-to-the-stars-camp.

If career camps pique your interest, check out the Exploring Industry camp. Students ages 16-18 will experience the College’s LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology. Attendees will choose either a half-day or full day session and learn about various careers in process technology, instrumentation, environmental health and safety, electrical, inspection, and welding with hands-on activities. Morning sessions are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will have lunch provided. Afternoon sessions are 1-5 p.m. The Exploring Industry camp runs June 2-3 at the Central Campus in building C45. Registration is $5 per session.

Another addition to the summer camp list is the longtime favorite KidSpot Summer Musical Theatre Camp. Campers from ages 5-18 can enjoy fun-filled, one-week camp featuring acting skills development workshops such as movement, voice, theatre games, improvisations, stage acting, film acting, character development, and production. Daily rehearsals will culminate in a stage production at the end of the week. KidSpot Summer Musical Theatre Camp runs June 7-11 and June 14-18 at the Central Campus in building C12. Camp times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended drop-off/pick-up times available for an extra fee. Registration is $150 with a limited number of $25 scholarships available.

STEM never goes out of style with the College’s Robot Ruckus camp. Robot Ruckus is geared for ages 9-11 and provides excellent opportunities to have fun while learning about science, math, technology, teamwork, and problem solving through robotics. Students are able to create their own robots using Ozobots, Spheros, and LEGO robots as well as drones and gyroscopes. Students will gain experience in coding, sensors, and robot building. Robot Ruckus runs June 28-July 1 at the Central Campus in building C18. Registration is $200.

2021 San Jacinto College Summer Camps

Exploring Industry Camp

Ages: 16-18

Dates: June 2-3

Times: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (morning session) and 1-5 p.m. (afternoon session)

Location: Central Campus, building C45

Registration fee: $5 per session

Choose a half-day or full day session and learn about various careers in process technology, instrumentation, environmental health and safety, electrical, inspection, and welding with hands-on activities at the College’s LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology.

 

Maritime Career Day Camp

Ages: 16-18

Dates: June 3-4 and June 24-25

Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (June 3 and June 24) and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (June 4 and June 25)

Location: Maritime Campus

Registration fee: $5
This camp is a fun way to explore exciting careers in the area’s thriving maritime industry. Activities include a tour of the ship simulator, fire field, water survival tank, lifeboat davit, and hands-on training aids. Attendees on June 3 and June 24 should bring a change of clothes and a towel.

 

KidSpot Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Ages: 5-18

Dates: June 7-11 and June 14-18

Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; extended drop-off/pick-up times available for an extra fee.

Location: Central Campus, building C12

Registration fee: $150; limited number of $25 scholarships available

Campers can enjoy a fun-filled camp featuring acting skills development workshops in movement, voice, theatre games, improvisations, stage acting, film acting, character development, and production. Daily rehearsals will culminate in a stage production at the end of the week.

 

Camp STEMPACT

Ages: 14-18

Dates: June 7-11 (Central Campus), June 14-18 (South Campus), and July 12-16 (North Campus)

Times: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Location: Central, North, and South Campuses

Registration fee: None (Free)

Camp STEMPACT will focus on math and science related to engineering and STEM careers. Hands-on experiments and an SAT math prep will be facilitated. There will also be exciting and relevant STEM industry speakers and field trip to Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center Mission Control, and the Sonny Carter Neutral Buoyancy Lab.

 

Pathway to the Stars Virtual Camp

Ages: 4th-5th grade and 6th-8th grade

Dates: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, and July 26-30

Times: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Fridays

Location: Online

Registration fee: None (free)

Students will experience hands-on STEM activities that focus on space exploration and NASA’s journey to Mars such as human health in space, radiation effects on spacesuits, energy resources, and navigation and communication technology. Supplies will be provided for pick-up at the College with information on dates and times sent after registration.

 

Robot Ruckus Camp

Ages: 9-11

Dates: June 28-July 1

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Central Campus, building C18

Registration fee: $200

Robot Ruckus provides opportunities to have fun while learning about science, math, technology, teamwork, and problem solving through robotics creating their own robots using Ozobots, Spheros, and LEGO robots, drones, and gyroscopes.

 

Find more information on these and additional San Jacinto College summer camps, registration, and fees.