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CAMPS 2015

1 - 5 years old

5 - 12 years old

Summer Youth Camp
Dates of Program:
  • Session 1: June 8 – June 19
  • Session 2: June 22 – July 3
  • Session 3: July 6 – July 17
  • Session 4: July 20 – July 31
Age / Grade: 6 – 11 years old
Explore the fun side of fitness in basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, “Kidfit”, climbing, team sports and recreational games at the UTPA Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex. Our camp seeks to expose its participants to a variety of recreational activities and promote health and fitness to our young Broncs. Activities are designed to influence a lifetime of recreational sports and leave participants with a sense of physical, social and emotional accomplishments throughout the camp.
Contact:
  • ART CABRERA - Director, Summer Youth Camp
  • CRISTINA RODRIGUEZ - Assistant Director, Summer Youth Camp
  • (956) 665-7808
  • recsports@utpa.edu
Website: www.utpa.edu/rec_youthcamp
University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) Summer Camp
Dates of Program: Students will be given the option of attending one week from the following weeks
  • Week 1: June 8-12, 2015 (Elementary/Middle School)
  • Week 2: June 15-19, 2015 (Elementary/Middle School)
  • Week 3: June 22-26, 2015 (Elementary/Middle School)
  • Week 4: June 29 – July 3, 2015 (Elementary/Middle School)
  • Week 5: July 6-10, 2015 (High School Only)
  • ** Competitions will be held during the week of July 21-25, 2014 (exact date/time to be determined)
Age/Grade: Grades 3-12; however, enrollment is being handled strictly through the school districts.

The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) will be hosting a Summer Camp to increase awareness of careers in transportation engineering for students in 3rd through 12th grade. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, with a focus on railway safety.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive, hands-on activities for one-week in which the various modes of transportation engineering, with a focus on railway safety, will be highlighted. The students will be exposed to current research projects, in progress, as a means of stimulating their interest in engineering and as a potential career path. Certified RET teachers and university faculty will serve as instructors. Current UTPA engineering students will also be available to mentor students by sharing their experiences and knowledge in the field. Students will have the option to sign up for one of the five (week-long) camps that will start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.

The camp will be held on the campus of The University of Texas-Pan American, located at 1201 W. University Dr. in Edinburg, TX.

Contact:
Website: railwaysafety.utpa.edu
Camp Freedom
Dates of Program:
  • Dates: June 27-28, 2015
Age: 7-14 years of age
Cost: $15

Camp Freedom provides an experience for children with diabetes and to help participants form long lasting friendships that provide support and reassurance that they are not the only ones living with diabetes.

Children 7 to 14 will be considered campers. Those in high school are invited to apply for positions as Junior Counselors. Adults age 18 or older are invited to come as adult volunteers. Volunteer packages are available at www.stjda.org.

Health professionals, educators and parents of children with diabetes provide staff supervision throughout the camp program.

Contact:
Download: Camp Freedom Flyer
New Summer Youth Camp
Dates of Program:
  • Dates: July 20-24, 2015
Age: 4-12 years of age (refer to flyer for camps available to each age group)
Cost: $99 per camp
Join us for some summer fun! Our camps include Lego Mania, Barbie camp, survival tactics camp, Young writers camp, fashion design and much more!
Contact:
Link: Summer Youth Camp Flyer and Registration

12 - 14 years old

UTPA STEP Camps-IDEA Summer Learning Opportunities
Dates of Program:
  • 1st Week: June 2-5, 2015
  • 2nd Week: June 9-12, 2015
  • 3rd Week: June 16-19, 2015
  • 4th Week: June 30-July 3, 2015
Age / Grade: Middle School: 8th & 9th Grade
STEM Camps for Middle School Students.
Contact:
Camp Freedom
Dates of Program:
  • Dates: June 27-28, 2015
Age: 7-14 years of age
Cost: $15

Camp Freedom provides an experience for children with diabetes and to help participants form long lasting friendships that provide support and reassurance that they are not the only ones living with diabetes.

Children 7 to 14 will be considered campers. Those in high school are invited to apply for positions as Junior Counselors. Adults age 18 or older are invited to come as adult volunteers. Volunteer packages are available at www.stjda.org.

Health professionals, educators and parents of children with diabetes provide staff supervision throughout the camp program.

Contact:
Download: Camp Freedom Flyer
MDP Girls Adventuring in Math, Engineering, and Science (GAMES)
Dates of Program: June 28 – July 3, 2015
Age / Grade: 12-14 years old, Middle School (7th – 8th)
The Mother Daughter Program (MDP) Summer Component is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics based summer camp. This camp is a one week residential program for students who have successfully completed the MDP school year in good standing.
  • One week all female residential camp
  • Participants engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math content/activities
  • Must be successful participants of the Mother Daughter Program
  • Experience College life at UTPA
Contact:
  • Barbara J Garza, 956-665-7562
  • Patty Gracia, 956-665-7597
Website: www.utpa.edu/p16
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC)
Dates of Program: July 14 – July 26, 2015
Age / Grade: 11-14 years old, Middle School (6th – 8th)
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade. This camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
  • Participants take part in activities and experiments that promote STEM
  • Engage in college readiness material
  • Experience college life at UTPA
  • Attend Field Excursions
  • Two week co-ed residential camp at UTPA
Contact:
  • Barbara J Garza, 956-665-7562
  • Patty Gracia, 956-665-7597
Website: www.utpa.edu/p16
STPA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Camp
Dates of Program: August 2 – August 7, 2015
Age / Grade: 13-14, Middle School (8th)
This weeklong residential camp promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics is organized to provide activities, experiments and projects for rising 8th-grade STISD students. The camp will focus on increasing students’ STEM skills while introducing them to college life.
  • Participants take part in activities and experiments that promote STEM
  • Engage in college readiness material
  • Experience college life at UTPA
  • Attend Field Excursions
  • One week residential camp at UTPA
  • Must be rising 8th graders at the South Texas ISD STPA campus
Contact:
  • Barbara J Garza, 956-665-7562
  • Patty Gracia, 956-665-7597
www.utpa.edu/p16

14 - 18 years old

Upward Bound Classic
Dates of Program: June 8 – July 17, 2015
Age/Grade: High School (Rising 10th, 11th, & 12th Graders)
UB Students participate in academic classes to prepare them for their Fall High School classes. Students visit colleges in Texas, participate in community service activities and other activities that expose them to the world around them with the goal of helping them succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
Contact:
  • Petra Lopez-Vaquera
  • (956) 665-2596
Website: www.utpa.edu/ub
Migrant University Summer Experience (MUSE)
Dates of Program: June 8 – July 18, 2015
Age / Grade: 16-18 years old, High School (10-12)
The MUSE program is for participants to obtain additional high school credit(s) needed to graduate from high school. Participants will attend academic instruction and college readiness class. The program offers an extraordinary college experience for migrant students.
  • Participants obtain additional high school credit(s) needed to graduate high school.
  • Attend academic instruction
  • Engage in college readiness material
  • Experience college life at UTPA
  • Must be migrants students to participate
Contact:
  • Barbara J Garza, 956-665-7562
  • Patty Gracia, 956-665-7597
Website: www.utpa.edu/p16
Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program(TexPREP)
Dates of Program: June 8, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Age / Grade: 7th – 11th, 12th – 18th yrs old
TexPREP is an academic enrichment program for middle school and high school students. Students are eligible if they have the interest and potential for careers in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and/or engineering. Students with disabilities are welcome. If the students are accepted, they will spend seven summer weeks on the UTPA campus and will come back for special events in the Fall and Spring. They will interact with students their age and with professionals in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering who will share their experiences and knowledge about possible future careers. TexPREP is a four year program. Entering students must be currently in 7th or 8th grade. Students must pass with a 70 or better to advance to the next year and must continue to attend monthly Saturday meetings.
Contact:
Website: utpa.edu/texprep
NOTE: Registration has already closed for the 2015 TexPREP Summer Camp. Registration period is in January through February each year.
Upward Bound Bridge
Dates of Program: July 13 – August 21, 2015
Age / Grade: Recent High School Graduates
UB graduates, if eligible, will enroll during the Summer II Session at UTPA to facilitate the transition from high school to college. Students receive dorm opportunities, meal plan, book stipend, financial literacy, counseling/referrals, and leadership workshops
Contact:
  • Petra Lopez-Vaquera
  • (956) 665-2596
Website: www.utpa.edu/ub

UTPA Elite Showcase
Dates of Program: July 22-25 @ UTPA
Registration Fee: $200/$300 (Commuter/Overnight)
For high school and junior college players alike, this overnight camp combines the work rate and schedule, as well as the lifestyle of a college student-athlete at the Division I level. Through multiple sessions a day, College Recruiting Seminars, and daily activities at various campus facilities, we give you a glimpse into the life of our own student-athletes. Grab your friends and sign-up today to find out what this level is all about. We'll see you in July! **Out-of-towners are welcomed! Airport transportation provided! **Rain or shine, we will have a place to play!**

Soccer Camps

Two Women’s Soccer Camps

Three Men’s Soccer Camps

Future Legends Soccer Academy
  • Dates of Program: June 22-25 @ UTPA
  • Registration Fee: $100

For girls between the ages of 8-13 years old, this four-day camp focuses on the basic technical skill-set needed at the older, higher levels of the game. Additionally, we test you on the mental, physical, and tactical aspects of the game, in order to provide a thorough evaluation to each camper. It will be a mix of hard work and a little bit of fun. There is no better place to spend your summer getting better at the world's most popular sport. Grab your friends and join us at the UTPA Soccer and Track & Field Complex this June! **Rain or shine, we will have a place to play!**

UTPA Elite Showcase
  • Dates of Program: July 22-25 @ UTPA
  • Registration Fee: $200/$300 (Commuter/Overnight)

For high school and junior college players alike, this overnight camp combines the work rate and schedule, as well as the lifestyle of a college student-athlete at the Division I level. Through multiple sessions a day, College Recruiting Seminars, and daily activities at various campus facilities, we give you a glimpse into the life of our own student-athletes. Grab your friends and sign-up today to find out what this level is all about. We'll see you in July! **Out-of-towners are welcomed! Airport transportation provided!**Rain or shine, we will have a place to play!**

Registration Link (both camps): https://camps.jumpforward.com/utpawomenssoccer

Volleyball

Volleyball Camp

TThe University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) volleyball team announced on Thursday that it is holding a pair of three-day all-skills camps from July 10-12 at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

The morning camp, which runs from 9-to-11:30 a.m. each day, is for girls ages 10 through 14.
The afternoon camp, which runs from 1-to-3:30 p.m. each day, is for girls ages 15 through 18.

Each camp costs $90 per participant. All campers will receive a t-shirt. Checks can be made payable to UTPA Volleyball Camp.

Players will not only be trained in all individual skills, but also in team skills and concepts. Offensive, defensive, and serve-receive patterns will be addressed; ending with 6-on-6 tournament play during the final session.

For more information or to register, contact UTPA Volleyball Head Coach Todd Lowery via email at lowerytr@utpa.edu or over the phone at 956-665-7007.

All camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender). NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (transportation, camp tuition, spending money, etc.) by representatives of UTPA's athletic interests. Furthermore, NCAA rules prohibit free or reduced camp admission privileges for prospective student-athletes in the ninth (9th) grade or above.