2012 Archives

SMU offers enriching summer camps for kids and teens

May 21, 2012

SMU Lego CampDALLAS (SMU) – From fashion design to app development to LEGOS to sports camps, summer activities at SMU enable kids and teens to enjoy a fun and rewarding summer. Camp details:

Summer Youth Programs

Enrichment workshops in the areas of computers, writing, art, math, science, reading, LEGOS, study skills, fashion design and leadership skills.

When: June 4 - August 3
Ages: 5 - 18
Cost: $199- $419
Where: SMU-in-Plano, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano
Website: http://smu.edu/education/youth/summeryouth/

College Experience

SMU College Experience is a five-week summer program that provides an opportunity for highly motivated and academically able high school students to get a head start on college and a taste of campus life.

When: July 1-Aug 1
Ages: 11-12th graders
Cost: Tuition $ 2,920; room and board $1,890, scholarships available
Where: Simmons School of Education and Human Development, 3101 University Dr., Suite 163 C
Website: http://smu.edu/education/youth/collegeexperience/

Engineering Camp for Girls

Girls explore engineering through hands-on, interactive projects, which show how engineering is related to social concerns, community interest and individual development.

When: June 11-15, June 18-22
Ages: Entering grades 7-10
Cost: $75
Where: Jerry R. Junkins Building, 6251 Airline Rd, SMU Campus
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/K-12/

Engineering Innovation Camps for Girls and Boys

The camp is designed to give students who are interested in pursuing educational opportunities and careers in STEM fields an opportunity to live on campus in residence halls, be mentored by representatives from the SMU faculty, participate in panel and group discussions with industry partners while working on design projects.

When: June 11- 13 for incoming 11th-grade girls
     June 14-16 for incoming 12th-grade girls
     June 18-20 for incoming 11th- and 12th-grade boys
Ages: Entering grades 11-12
Cost: Free
Where: Lyle School of Engineering, 3101 Dyer Street, SMU campus
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/K-12/InnovationCamp

Fashion Media Workshop

This workshop is geared toward teaching high school students about producing and writing for fashion media. Students will learn about fashion blogs, social media and fashion journalism.

When: July 9-12, July 16-19
Ages: Incoming 9th- 12th grade
Cost: $550
Where: Owen Fine Arts Center, 6106 Bishop Blvd., SMU campus
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Journalism/UndergraduateStudies/FashionMediaMinor

Girls Talk Back

Designed to polish skills in written “talk back,” each participant works to improve expertise in communication. In the afternoon students rotate to public speaking and professional etiquette classes. The faculty is comprised of SMU instructors, as well as teachers from public and private schools and recognized community leaders.

When: July 15-20
Ages: Entering 11th graders
Cost: $750
Where: Simmons School of Education and Human Development, 3101 University Dr., Suite 163 C
Website: http://smu.edu/education/gsi/girlscamp/default.asp

Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (H.Y.L.A.)

This is a pilot program that provides an intensive and long-term mentoring experience around the topic of ministry calling and an annual summer academy to consider issues such as Christian discipleship, vocational discernment, leadership training, development of academic skills, the doctrine and policy of The United Methodist Church, how to apply for admission to college or seminary, how to find support on campus and Hispanic history and culture.

When: June 26-30
Ages: Entering 9-12th graders
Cost: $50
Where: Perkins School of Theology, 5919 Bishop Blvd. SMU
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/MAP/HYLA

iD Tech Camps

This camp offers a variety of summer camp courses for beginner through advanced learners. Kids and teens learn one course topic per week, specializing in topics such as video game design, iPhone® app development, Flash® animation, programming and video editing.

When: One-week courses offered from June 11- July 27
Ages: 7-17
Cost: $799-899
Where: SMU
Website: http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/tx-summer-camps-texas-computer-camps/southern-methodist-university/

Institute for Young Pianists

An intensive, performance-based experience taught by SMU faculty, graduate students and guest artist/teachers. The institute includes private lessons, master classes and group experiences exploring keyboard skills, music theory and ensemble performance. An audition is required.

When: July 10-14
Ages:  Entering grades 3-12
Cost:  $375 for elementary and intermediate levels, $425 for advanced. $300 for room and board, recommended for grades 8 and above.
Where:  SMU Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd.
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/NewsAndEvents/News/2012/120529-MeadowsSummerPrograms 

Kiwanis Key Leader Conference

The mission is to inspire young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership. Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience.

When: June 22-24
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $200, $175 for Key Club Members
Where: SMU
Website:  http://smu.edu/lead/jbs/

Meadows School of the Arts Academy for Young Artists (MAYA)

Provides an introductory college-level experience to help student artists transition from high school to the college level. Comprehensive in scope and practice, students participatein a variety of art disciplines and general studio workshops/activities

When:
     Observation: June 18-22
     Spaces: June 25-29
     Narrative: July 9-13
     Systems: July 16-20
Ages: Grades 11-12
Cost: $500
Where: Owen Fine Arts Center, 6106 Bishop Blvd. SMU
Website: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Art/YoungArtists.aspx

Sports Camps

Football Mini-Camp

A three-hour, one-day camp where campers receive individual instruction and will be evaluated by coaches based upon their testing anddemonstrated ability.

When: June 1- 6
Ages: Grades 11- 12
Cost: $40
Where: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, 5801 Airline Rd. SMU, Kilgore, Houston, San Antonio, Austin
Website: http://smumustangs.cstv.com/camps/m-footbl-camp.html

Girls’ Basketball

Complete Camp

Designed to enhance the skills of all players from beginners to advanced.

When: June 11 - 14
Ages: Entering 3rd – 12th grade
Where: Moody Coliseum, 6024 Airline Rd. SMU
Cost: $120
Website: http://smumustangs.com/camps

Team Camp

For junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams

When: June 22-24
Ages: Entering 7th – 12th grade
Cost: $160 resident, $60 commuter

Elite Camp

High-intensity camp that covers strength and conditioning, drills, moves and footwork.

When: June 24
Ages: Entering 9th – 12th grade
Cost: $60

Boys’ Soccer

Day Camp

Instruction in technique and skill development for players of all levels, includes an introductory goalkeeping session.

Ages: 5-13
When: June 18-22
Cost: $160
Where: Westcott Field, 6425 Boaz Ln. SMU campus
Website: http://smumustangs.cstv.com/socceracademy/

Overnight Camp- Residential Camp 1

Challenging but fun experience including skill development, tactics, small-sided games and full-sided games in tournament format. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: July 7-10
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $550

College Prep Camp 1

Experience life as a college student-athlete including tactical and technical sessions, small-sided tournaments and full-sided games. Offers insight into college recruitment process. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: July 7-10
Ages: 15-18
Cost: $565

Residential Camp 2

Challenging but fun experience including skill development, tactics, small-sided games and full-sided games in tournament format. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: July 11- 14
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $550

College Prep Camp 2

Experience life as a student-athlete including tactical and technical sessions, small-sided tournaments and full-sided games. Offers insight into college recruitment process. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: July 11- 14
Ages: 15-18
Costs: $565

Girls’ Soccer

Day Camp 1

Instruction in technique and skill development for players of all levels, includes an introductory goalkeeping session.

When: June 11-15
Ages: 5-14
Cost: $170

Resident Camp 1

Challenging but fun experience including skill development, tactics, small-sided games and full-sided games in tournament format. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: June 24- 28
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $565

SMU College Prep Camp I

Experience life as a student-athlete including tactical and technical sessions, small-sided tournaments and full-sided games. Includes mental conditioning training and exposure to college coaches from Texas and the U.S. Offers insight into college recruitment process. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: June 24- 28
Ages: 15-18
Cost: $580

Day Camp II

Instruction in technique and skill development for players of all levels, includes an introductory goalkeeping session.

When: June 25-29
Ages: 5-14
Cost: $170

Resident Camp 2

Challenging but fun experience including skill development, tactics, small-sided games and full-sided games in tournament format. as well as concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: July 15- 19
Ages: 10-18
Cost: $565

College Prep Camp II

Experience life as a student-athlete including tactical and technical sessions, small-sided tournaments and full-sided games. Includes mental conditioning training and exposure to college coaches from Texas and the U.S. Offers insight into college recruitment process. Includes concurrent goalkeeping camp.

When: July 15-19
Ages: 15-18
Cost: $580

Day Camp III

Instruction in technique and skill development for players of all levels, includes an introductory goalkeeping session.

When: July 16-20
Ages: 5-14
Cost: $170

Mustang Swim Camps

The SMU camp offers one of the lowest camper to coach/counselor ratios of elite camps in the country, allowing the campers a unique opportunity to get individual attention from Olympic coaches, medalists and NCAA All-Americans.

When:
     Session I, June 3-7 
     Session II, June 10-14
Cost: Overnight campers: $600; Day campers: $510
Ages:
     Swimmers ages 10-17 are eligible for overnight camp registration
     Swimmers under the age of 10 are eligible for day camp registration only
Where: Perkins Natatorium 6024 Bishop Blvd.; Barr Pool, 6025 Ownby Drive
Website: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-swim-camp.html

Swimming and Summer Diving Program

When:
     Diving classes are offered from June 4-Aug 3
     Swimming classes are offered May 7-June 29
Cost: $160 per one-week session
Ages: Must be at least 5-years-old
Where: Perkins Natatorium 6024 Bishop Blvd.; Barr Pool, 6025 Ownby Drive
Website: www.smuswimdivelessons.com

American Red Cross Group Swim Lessons

When: One week sessions, June 3 - July 19
Ages: Infant – age 12
Cost: $100 - $125
Where: Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, 6000 Airline Rd., SMU campus
Website: http://smu.edu/recsports/aquatics/SwimLessons/LTS_schedule.asp

Volleyball Camp

Junior High Commuter Camp

Designed for the player who wants to improve in all skills of the game. All campers will be grouped by age and skill level.

When: July 9-12
Ages: Grades 6-8
Cost: $240
Website: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html

Elite Position Training Commuter/ Residential Camp

This particular camp is designed for the advanced player wanting to work on her specific position.

When: July 16-18
Ages: Grades 9-12
Cost: $240 Commuter, $340 Resident

Volleyball Camp III: Skills Session Day

Morning session is a setting/attacking camp and afternoon session is a ball control/serving camp.

When: July 24
Ages: Grades 6-12
Where: Moody Coliseum, 6024 Airline Rd. SMU
Cost: $75 (for one session) $135 (for both sessions)

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