Variety of Summer Camps Offered for All Ages at TAMIU
Posted: 05/27/2010

TAMIU Offers Summer
Camps for All Ages

Give your child the chance to learn chess, improve their academic and sports skills, explore their own interests or build their self-esteem this summer with Texas A&M International University’s summer camps.

Registration is currently underway. Tuition and meeting times vary for camps.

Pre-School Camp
This camp is a time for your child to grow, learn, and make new friends. The campers will improve their reading, writing, social studies, and math skills through projects and hands on activities. The Pre-School Camp is open to children ages 3 – 5 and will run from 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. from July 5-29, Monday-Thursday. Tuition is $400. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/Pre-SchoolCampRegistration

Kids Creativity Workshop
The summer is a time for fun and games and to explore new things. During the workshop your child will get a chance to act, use their artistic abilities, make music, and find new worlds through reading.
The camp is open to children in grades 1st-6th and will run from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. from July 5-29, Monday-Thursday. Tuition is $400. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/KidsCreativityRegistration.

Kids Academia Workshop
Children can lose a significant amount of information over the summer if they do not practice what they know and gain knowledge even before school starts in the fall. Through the Academia Workshop’s innovative methods of teaching, children will be able to improve in areas where they need the most help. The camp will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on July 5-29, Monday-Thursday. The workshop for children in grades 1st-6th will attend Super Science, Writing Composition, Math Path, and Computer Madness. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/KidsAcademiaRegistration.

Summer Academy 2010
The Summer Academy, open to students in grades 7th – 11th, classes include Writing/English, SAT/PSAT, Math, and Technology. Tuition is $425. The Summer Academy, open to students in grades 7th – 11th, classes include Writing/English, SAT/PSAT, Math, and Technology. Tuition is $425. For more information, visit tamiu.edu/dip/SummerAcademyRegistration.

Ultimate Robotics Camp
Students ages 5-14 can design their own robot and watch it come to life. The Junior Lego League Session I & II, for ages 5-8, will take place from 8 a.m.- 1p.m. Session I will run from June 7 – 10 and Session II from June 14-17, Monday-Thursday. Tuition is $160. NXT Robotics workshop, for ages 9-14 will take place from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. from June 21-July 1, Monday-Thursday. Tuition is $225. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/Robotics.

Ballet Dance Courses
Learning the fundamentals of ballet can be a growing experience for a child, helping them express themselves through fine arts and music. These courses will teach the basics of ballet and help participants learn new methods of dance while having fun and meeting new friends.
Campers ages 3 – 6 will meet from 9-10:30 a.m. Campers ages 7 to 10 will meet from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Campers ages 11 – 13 will meet from 12:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuition is $400 and will run from June 7-July 1, Monday-Thursday. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/BalletCourses

TAMIU Athletics
TAMIU’s Athletics Department is offering a variety of summer sports camps for boys and girls—baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball, throughout June and July. Fees and meet times vary. The camps are geared towards providing a quality experience to students of varying athletic skills. Each camp is directed by a TAMIU head coach and supported by assistant coaches and current student-athletes. For more information, please call TAMIU’s Athletics Department at 956.326.3000 or click on GoDustdevils.com

Classes for adults are also available.

Chess Camp
It’s never too late or too early to learn the classic game of chess at the TAMIU Chess Camp offered to participants of all ages. Tuition is $120.

The Beginner Camp will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and the Intermediate Camp will meet from 1 – 3 p.m., June 7 –17, Monday-Thursday. The Expert Camp will run from June 21 - July 1, Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/ChessCamp.

Weight Loss Dance 2010
Participants will not only learn a fun and musical way to lose weight, but will receive guidance in proper eating habits. From the camp, participants can expect to take away a good time, a smaller dress size, invaluable knowledge, and friends to work out with after class concludes. The camp will run from 9-10:30 a.m. from June 5 – July 31, Saturdays excluding July 3. The camp is for participants’ ages +18. Tuition is $275. For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/WeightLossDance.

Weight Control Camp for Adolescents’ Health
TAMIU’s College of Education will offer a Summer Weight Control Camp for 10 - to 15-year-olds in June and July to teach students about the importance of a healthier diet and lifestyle.

Camp Session I will be June 7 – July 2 and Session II will be July 5- 30. The camp will be held 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Registration will be May 17-24, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Student Center Rotunda. The camp is designed to manage campers’ body weight, help make lifestyle changes, campers’ exercise and diet patterns and further enhance their self-esteem. Cost per camp session is $400 for regular campers and $350 for research participants. Cost for attending both sessions is $700 for regular campers and $600 for research participants. A gift certificate of $80 will be provided to research participants. For more information about the camp, research participation option and registration, visit tamiu.edu/coedu/fitnesscamp or contact
Dr. Kyung-Shin Park, assistant professor of education, at 326.2685 or 326.2695.

Supermedia Patrol Camp
The South Texas Writing Project and members of The Bridge, the TAMIU Student Newspaper, will offer a one-week multi-media camp for 7th-8th graders, July 12-16 from 9 a.m – 3 p.m. daily, which includes lunch. Both English and Spanish writers are welcome to participate in the camp designed for future journalists and photographers. TEKS and TAKS-aligned, the course is $225 per participant and space is limited. Fore more information on registration, contact: Erika Medrano at emedrano@tamiu.edu, 326.2470 or Jessica Rodriguez at jess_rodz@dusty.tamiu.edu or 489.2628. The offering is sponsored by Aramark.

GRE Prep LIVE Classes
A GRE score is a critical influence in your graduate school application. This review course offers students the tools and preparation they need to score the best on their GRE exam. Students complete pre and post-diagnostic tests, which are assessed by Cambridge Educational Services. The GRE Prep classes will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. from June 5 - July 17, Saturdays excluding July 3. Tuition
is $325.

For more information or to register, visit tamiu.edu/dip/GRERegistration.

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

For additional information, please contact Kimberly Martin del Campo, program coordinator, Office of Continuing Education at 956.326.2765 or e-mail kim.martindelcampo@tamiu.edu.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu