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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

12 - 14 years old

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
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
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
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:

14 - 18 years old

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


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

Basketball

2014 Larry Tidwell & UTPA Women’s Basketball Summer Hoop Camps

The University of Texas-Pan American women's basketball team are holding a team and an individual shooting camp in June and an offensive/defensive skills camp in August at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

Broncs head coach Larry Tidwell and his staff will run each camp.

Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8 – Team Camp

  • Girls J.V. and Varsity Teams
  • $30 per player
  • Eight players per team
  • Five-game guarantee

Monday, June 16 – Thursday, June 19 – Individual Shooting & Offensive/Defensive Skills

  • Grades 3-12
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • $100 ($50 deposit)
  • Lunch included

Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3 – Individual Shooting & Offensive/Defensive Skills

  • Grades 7-12
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • $75 ($50 deposit)
  • Lunch included

For more information, interested participants can contact Tidwell at 956-665-2974 or by email at tidwelld@utpa.edu or Broncs assistant coach Hannah Burleson at 956-665-2336 or by email at burlesonhj@utpa.edu.

Soccer

Soccer Camp

The University of Texas-Pan American women's soccer team will host two summer camps, a Future Legends Soccer Academy for girls ages 8-to-14 June 23-26, and an Elite Showcase for high school girls soccer players July 23-26.

  • The Future Legends Soccer Academy is a day camp, running from 8 a.m.-to-12 p.m. each day. The cost is $100.
  • The Elite Showcase is a sleep away camp with on-campus housing provided. Registration begins at 1 p.m. on July 23 while check out must be completed by noon on July 26. The cost is $300 by June 15 and $325 after June 15.

For more information and group discounts, contact camp director Lindsay Vera at veralr@utpa.edu.

Volleyball

Volleyball Camp

The University of Texas-Pan American Volleyball are holding a team competition camp, three positional day camps, and a two-day all skills camp at the UTPA Fieldhouse in July.

Space is limited, as, just like in the past, the camper-to-coach ratio will be kept at or near 10:1 to ensure that participants have access to individual attention.

July 11-13 – Team Competition Camp

The competition team camp provides teams the opportunity to train together and compete in drills, scrimmages and tournament play before their school seasons begin. UTPA volleyball staff and student-athletes will be available for instruction and coaching during scrimmages.

The camp is open to junior varsity and varsity teams, with a minimum of eight players per team. It starts at 5 p.m. on July 11 and ends at 1 p.m. on July 13. The cost is per camper.

July 12 – Coaches Clinic, 10 a.m.-to-3 p.m.

The coaches clinic provides the chance to hear from the UTPA volleyball coaching staff on how to advance your teams to the next level. This is a great opportunity for coaches to share techniques, drills and ideas amongst each other. There will be a flexible general outline of topics. All questions are welcome.

Positional Day Camps

July 14 – Libero Camp

This camp will address the defensive, serve receive, and serving techniques as well as game-situation concepts specific to the role of libero. This is also an opportunity for any player looking for more repetition in the area of ball control.

July 15 – Setter Camp

This camp will offer high volume setting repetitions and technical training while also introducing concepts such as strategic decision making and play sets.

July 16 – Hitter Camp

This camp is designed to present the fundamentals of attacking and blocking. High volume repetitions of arm-swing and approach techniques will be provided as well as attention to passing and defense within game situations.

All positional day camps are open to girls and boys ages 10 through 18. Participants will be grouped by age and skill level. The positional day camps are each. Each camp runs from 9 a.m.-to-4 p.m. with a lunch break from 12-to-1 p.m. Lunch is not included, but campers with a packed lunch will be supervised during the break. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt. Checks can be made payable to UTPA Volleyball Camp. Check-in at the UTPA Fieldhouse runs 8:30-to-9 a.m.

July 18-19 – Two-Day All Skills Camp

This is an intensive camp designed for advanced players, ages 14-to-18. 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.

The cost of the two-day all skills camp is for anyone wishing to stay overnight and for anyone who will only be on campus for the sessions. Two lunches and one dinner are included for all campers, while those spending the night will also receive breakfast on Saturday. All campers will receive a t-shirt. Checks can be made payable to UTPA Volleyball Camp.

For more information or to register, fill out the form below and contact UTPA Volleyball assistant coach Lauren Mathewson via email at mathewsonlm@utpa.edu or over the phone at (956) 665-5090.