Summer Youth

Summer Youth Program

SMU Summer Youth Workshops

Fast Facts

Students entering K–12th grade 

Weekly workshops June 8–August 7 

SMU-in-Plano 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024

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Extended Day Options

Chart Your Course for a Summer Learning Adventure!

Workshops feature game design, visual arts in a variety of media, robotics, and LEGO® projects of all shapes and sizes. Sharpen your skills with academic programs focusing on math and language arts, along with SAT/ACT test prep.  Half and full-day workshops offered. 

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Workshop Descriptions

Builders & Constructors
Offered for Grades K - 8
Explore architecture, engineering, and mechanics through hands-on workshops using a variety of tools and technology.  Design your own house, a city of the future, or moving machines using LEGO®
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Creative Arts
Offered for Grades K - 8
Flex your creative muscles in the visual arts and explore a variety of techniques, materials, and artistic skills in our Creative Arts workshops.  Many of our instructors are practicing artists as well as educators who bring extensive experience to the classroom. 
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Games & Gamers
Offered for Grades K - 12
Learn how to create your own unique video and board games to play with your friends and family. Invent your own rules, design characters for your personal gaming adventure, and explore new technology in more advanced classes. Games & Gamers workshops also include Chess Camp to explore the classic strategy game and the Guildhall Advanced Game Design Academy. 
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Imagination Zone
Offered for Grades K - 8
The sky’s the limit in these workshops! Let your creativity run wild – embark on a secret spy mission, become a scientific superhero, travel to space as an astronaut, or learn amazing magic tricks and develop your own magic show. 
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Super STEM
Offered for Grades K - 8
Investigate science, engineering and robotics in these hands-on workshops. Make your own inventions and compete in challenges, and learn about principles of design and mechanics along the way. Using LEGO® motors and other materials, solve mysteries and conduct experiments in collaborative scientific projects. 
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Techies In Training
Offered for Grades 3 - 8
Jump into the world of emerging technology and learn how multimedia designers use creativity, imagination, and skill to create computer games, apps, and animations.  You’ll develop characters, stories, and challenges to conquer, and we’ll provide the equipment and software.
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Academic Workshops
Offered for Grades 2 - 12
Get ready for the new school year and jump start your brain power! Offered July 27 - August 7, these workshops focus on language arts, math and skills to help students to build confidence and excel in the classroom.  Back to School Bootcamp packages offer 15 hours of engaging academic content at a discounted rate. SAT/ACT Summer Institutes are an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for, and ace, the SAT and ACT exams.  The condensed one week format is a convenient way for students to develop essential test taking tools. Early bird pricing and other discounts do not apply to academic workshops.
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