Registration Underway for Children’s Summer Camps at TAMIU

Registration Underway for Children’s
Academic, Activity Camps at TAMIU

Texas A&M International University offers many opportunities to keep children engaged in academics or fun activities at the University. The camps feature subjects such as math, physics, writing, Spanish and also crafts, theater arts and others.

The TAMIU Office of Special Programs is now accepting applications for its Youth Summer Camps 2008. Camps will be available for children from K to 11th grade and meet from Monday, June 2 to Thursday, July 3.

“The Kinder Camp,” for children ages 3 to 5, will be held June 2 to July 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Subject areas include: What do I get? (math), Weird Science! (science), Open Your Mind, Imagine (reading) and Scribble, Scribble! (writing). Tuition is $375.

“Children’s Summer Workshop,” designed for grades 1 through 6, will be held from June 2 through July 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students may choose to attend three subject areas from the following: Go Hollywood, math, physics, Weird Science, Computer Madness, Krazy Arts and Crafts, music and español. Tuition is $375.

Academic Camp, for grades 1 through 6 will be held from Monday, June 2 through Thursday, July 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students may choose to attend three subject areas from the following: Go Hollywood, math, physics, Weird Science, Computer Madness, Krazy Arts and Crafts, music and español. Tuition is $300.

Summer Activity camp is for children in grades 7 through 11 and will be held from June 2-27, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for PSAT and SAT courses and 1 - 4 p.m. for academic courses. Tuition is $375 for the PSAT and SAT course and $375 for the Academic Courses. SAT and PSAT courses include Writing, math I-IV and English I-IV. Academic Courses include art, Web, computer, science, college prep and math I through IV. The camp consists of 30 hours of instruction per week with a total of 120 hours for the four weeks.

New to TAMIU Youth Summer 2008 Camps is Robotics Camp for grades 6 through 8. Through the course, students will design their own robots and watch them come to life. The course seeks to build science, engineering and technology skills. Schedule and courses to be announced.

All classes are subject to cancellation if there are an insufficient number of attendees.

To register for this course, download an online application at and mail or drop off at the TAMIU Office of Special Programs, Student Center, room 118. For more information, please contact Jennifer Raines, Program Coordinator at 326.2700 or e-mail

The South Texas Writing Project at TAMIU will host writing and reading intensive summer youth camps for students in grades 4 – 8.

“Connecting to Border Voices through Writing,” a two-week camp, will teach students to write interesting introductions, use specific concrete details, incorporate sentence variety and dialogue and proofread their work. Campers will meet Monday, June 2 – Thursday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $300 and $275 for each additional child (family discount).

“Tackling TAKS Objective IV in Reading 4 – 8,” a one-week camp, will focus on building students’ critical thinking skills and enhancing their ability to analyze texts. Campers will meet Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Tackling TAKS Objective IV in Reading 4 – 8” will also meet Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Tuition for “Tackling” is $225 and $200 for each additional child (family discount).

“The Freedom Writer’s Diary: A Personal Journey in Writing,” a one-week camp, will use journal writing techniques patterned after the Freedom Writer model to improve the writing of the students from grades 9 – 12. This camp will meet Monday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This four-day camp costs $200.

Register now. STWP camps are limited to 20 students each.

For a registration form click here (PDF) or please contact Daniela Rodriguez, on-site coordinator, STWP, 337.1586, Dr. Ellen Barker, on-site director, STWP, at 326.2473, or Erika Medrano, staff assistant, at 326.2470.

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