At SMU's Summer Youth Program, kids can stretch their imaginations with LEGO® projects of all shapes and sizes; create original games with different tools and technologies; learn drawing, painting and cartooning from practicing artists; and leap into the world of multimedia design.
Join us this summer for more than 30 new programs, plus many popular favorites, in the following subject areas:
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To view workshops by Entering Grade Level:
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 LEGOS®.
Offered for Grades K – 12
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.
Games & Gamers
Offered for Grades K - 12
Learn how to create your own unique games to play with your friends and family, including board games, LEGOS®
, and video games. Invent your own rules and 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.
Offered for Grades K – 8
The sky’s the limit in these workshops! Let your creativity run wild and create fantastic make-believe places in Fairy Camp; build your own zoo filled with real and imaginary animals; travel to space as an astronaut; or learn amazing magic tricks and develop your own magic show.
Offered for Grades K - 8
Investigate science, engineering, and robotics in these hands-on workshops. Make your own inventions and compete in challenges, while learning about principles of design and mechanics, using LEGOS® motors, and other materials or solve mysteries and conduct experiments with household items and simple machines.
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.
High School Workshops
Offered for Grades 9 -12
Join SMU this summer for a variety of workshops focusing on visual arts, technology, academic
enhancement and test preparation skills. Explore your creativity through different media or get ready
for college in our advanced programs designed especially for older students.