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SMU Summer Camps: For Kids and Teens

May 7, 2013

Compiled by Courtney Ziluca
SMU News

A variety of camp programs are offered on SMU’s main campus in Dallas as well as in Plano during this upcoming summer season. Kids and teens have the opportunity to participate in athletic programs, learn with LEGO® or explore an interest in engineering. Camp dates range from June 1 to August 9, 2013.

Summer Youth Program at SMU-in-Plano

More than 60 one-week workshops for students in fun and enriching subjects including LEGO® camps, science, creative arts and music programs.

Dates: June 10 – August 9 (one-week sessions)
Ages: Entering grades K – 12
Cost: $199 - $1099
Location: SMU-in-Plano, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Registration deadline: Generally available until 4:30p.m. on the Thursday before a workshop begins
More information: http://www.smu.edu/CAPE/SummerYouth/Workshop%20Descriptions

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development Youth Programs

Talented and Gifted Program

Offers enriching learning opportunities to enhance the minds of academically accelerated students. *Candidates must submit TAG application.

Dates: July 7 – 26
Ages: Entering grades 8 – 10
Cost: $3,775 (includes tuition, room and board, books and most supplies)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment/GSI/StudentServices/TAG

College Experience

Five-week summer program enables academically driven high school students to get a jump start on college and experience a taste of life on a college campus. *Students must submit an application for the College Experience Program.

Dates: July 4 – August 5
Ages: Entering grades 10, 11
Cost: $3,096 (tuition) plus $1,990 (room and board) – scholarships available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment/GSI/StudentServices/CollegeExperience

Girls Talk Back!

One-week summer program that provides girls entering the 11th grade an opportunity to improve public communication and professional etiquette. *Candidates must submit application to Girls Talk Back! Program.

Dates: July 14 - 19
Ages: Girls entering grade 11
Cost: $750 (tuition and fees) plus $25 (application fee)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment/Youth/GTB

SMU Lyle School of Engineering Camps

Engineering Camp

Two-day program exploring engineering by creating projects that can be applied to real world concepts and situations.

Dates: July 22 – 23 (girls entering grades 7, 8), July 25 – 26 (girls entering grades 9, 10), July 29 – 30 (boys entering grades 7, 8), August 1 – 2 (boys entering grades 9, 10)
Ages: Entering grades 7 – 10
Cost: $125 per student (includes lunch both days)
Location:
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: *limited spots available
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/K-12/precollege_camp_girls

Engineering Innovation Camps

A creative environment designed to give students interested in studying and pursuing a career in STEM fields an opportunity to experience campus life and work with innovation projects.

Dates: June 17 – 19 (girls), June 24 – 26 (boys)
Ages: Entering grades 11, 12
Cost: $500 (meals and room included)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: *limited spots available
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/K-12/InnovationCamp

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

Provides an intensive and long-term mentoring experience focused on 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.

Dates: June 4 – 8 (college students), June 17 – 21 (high school students)
Ages: High school and undergraduate college students
Cost: $75 application fee
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: April 15, 2013
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/MAP/HYLA

iD Tech Camps at SMU

Features off-computer activities and technology education to foster STEM skill development through a variety of summer camp courses for beginner through advanced learners.

Dates: June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 1 – 5, July 8 – 12,
July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26
Ages: Boys and girls ages 7 - 17
Cost: $779 – $999, $1,298 – $1,598
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/tx-summer-camps-texas-computer-camps/southern-methodist-university/

Meadows School of the Arts Summer Programs

SMU Institute for Young Pianists

An intensive, performance-based experience for pre-collegiate students to enhance skills and understandings.

Dates: July 14 - 20
Ages: *Audition required
Cost: $425 - $500 (tuition), plus optional $300 (room and board – ages 12 and older)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Application Deadline: May 1
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Music/WorkshopsAndSpecialPrograms/SMUInstituteYoungPianists

Meadows Academy for Young Artists (MAYA): Precollege Summer Programs

A range of portfolio workshops gives aspiring high school art students the opportunity to experience creating art.

Dates: June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19
Ages: Entering grades 9 – 12
Cost: $549 per student per session
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: Accepted on a first come first serve basis.
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Art/YoungArtists/Summer

Sports Camps / Athletic Programs

Hilltop Sports Camp

Hilltop Sports Camp promotes a well-rounded recreational and athletic experience for campers including activities on the climbing wall, in the fitness studios, on the intramural fields, and in the swimming pool.

Dates: June 3 – 7, June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28
Ages: Boys and girls ages 6 – 12
Cost: $250 a week
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: Registration closes the Friday before each session begins.
More information: http://smu.edu/recsports/hilltop/

June Jones Football Camps

Through an NFL combine-type workout, campers will receive individual instruction and will be evaluated by each coach based upon their testing and demonstrated ability during the drill period of the camp.

Dates: June 1, June 2, July 28
Ages: Entering grades 11, 12
Cost: $40 per participant
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: May 24, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-footbl-camp.html

Girls’ Basketball

Fundamental Camp I

This camp is designed to enhance the skills of all players. All aspects of the game are taught and campers are grouped according to age and skill level. Each camper will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game.

Dates: June 10 - 13
Ages: Girls entering grades 1 – 5
Cost: $150
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 7, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-baskbl-camp.html

Fundamental Camp II

This camp is designed to enhance the skills of all players. All aspects of the game are taught and campers are grouped according to age and skill level. Each camper will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game.

Dates: June 10 - 13
Ages: Girls entering grades 6 – 8
Cost: $150
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 7, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-baskbl-camp.html

Elite Camp

A high intensity camp that challenges players mentally and physically. Campers must be motivated and ready to work. Includes strength and conditioning, position-specific drills, moves and footwork. Girls will be put on teams and play full court games to incorporate what they learn.

Dates: June 16
Ages: Girls entering grades 9 – 12
Cost: $80
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 14, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-baskbl-camp.html

Boys’ Basketball

Campers will be taught all aspects of the game. An emphasis will be placed on fundamentals including passing, ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense and teamwork.

Session 1 – Mustang Camp

Dates: June 14 - 15
Ages: Boys entering grades K – 8
Cost: $150
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: May 31, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Session 2 – Advanced Skills Camp

Dates: June 22
Ages: Boys entering grades 4 – 12
Cost: $80
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 8, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Session 3 – Half-Day Camp

Dates: June 24 - 27
Ages: Boys entering grades K - 2
Cost: $150
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 10, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Session 3 – Full-Day Camp

Dates: June 24 - 27
Ages: Boys entering grades 3 – 12
Cost: $295
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 10, 2013
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Girls’ Soccer

Half-Day Camps

Girls will be placed in small groups, according to age and ability, to allow for more individualized attention. The day camp is open to all field players and goalkeepers and specializes in technique and skill development.

Dates: June 10 – 14, June 24 – 28, July 22 – 26
Ages: Girls ages 5 – 8
Cost: $170
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smusoccercamp.com/smu-girl's-soccer-camp.aspx

Full-Day Camps

Girls will be placed in small groups, according to age and ability, to allow for more individualized attention. The day camp is open to all field players and goalkeepers and specializes in technique and skill development.

Dates: June 10 – 14, June 24 – 28, July 22 – 26
Ages: Girls ages 8 – 16
Cost: $250
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smusoccercamp.com/smu-girl's-soccer-camp.aspx

Residential Camps

A top quality program for girls who have a strong desire to improve upon their understanding of the game and abilities as soccer players. Players will be broken into small groups based on age and skill level to ensure campers receive the most individual attention possible.

Dates: June 26 – 29, Jul 20 – 23, July 24 – 27
Ages: Girls ages 10 – 18
Cost: $575
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smusoccercamp.com/smu-girl's-soccer-camp.aspx

College Prep Camps

This camp will feature all of the normal amenities of residential camp but also provide exposure to college coaches from all around Texas and the U.S., extra mental conditioning training with Meagan Surrency, and the ability to play nightly games watched and coached by the college coaches on staff.

Dates: June 26 – 29, July 20 – 23, July 24 – 27
Ages: Girls ages 14 – 18
Cost: $595
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smusoccercamp.com/smu-girl's-soccer-camp.aspx

Boys’ Soccer

Residential Camp 1

Designed for players who want to participate in a challenging but fun soccer experience. Players will be broken into small groups based on age and skill level. At the end of the camp, each player will be given an evaluation that will provide feedback on how they can improve.

Dates: July 6 – 9
Ages: Boys ages 10 – 14
Cost: $570
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/socceracademy/overnight_camps.html

College Prep Camp 1

Designed for campers to experience life as a student-athlete at SMU. Many participants of this camp will have aspirations to play soccer at the collegiate level. Assistance will be given to players by giving them insight into the recruiting process.

Dates: July 6 – 9
Ages: Boys ages 15 – 18
Cost: $585
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/socceracademy/overnight_camps.html

Residential Camp 2

Designed for players who want to participate in a challenging but fun soccer experience. Players will be broken into small groups based on age and skill level. At the end of the camp, each player will be given an evaluation that will provide feedback on how they can improve.

Dates: July 10 – 13
Ages: Boys ages 10 – 14
Cost: $570
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/socceracademy/overnight_camps.html

College Prep Camp 2

See College Pep 1

Dates: July 10 – 13
Ages: Boys ages 15 – 18
Cost: $585
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/socceracademy/overnight_camps.html

Goalkeeper Camp

*Goalkeeper Camp runs concurrently with residential camps and college prep camps.

SMU Mustang Swim Camps

The SMU camp offers a low camper to coach or counselor ratio, allowing the campers a unique opportunity for individual attention from Olympic coaches, Olympic medalists, and NCAA All-Americans. One of the most important aspects of this camp is the focus on having fun while working hard, learning new skills and becoming better swimmers.

Dates: June 11 – 15, June 16 – 20
Ages: Boys and girls ages 9 (day camp only), 10 – 17
Cost: $510 - $600
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-swim-camp.html

Volleyball

Skills Session Day Camp

The morning session (9a.m. – 12p.m.) will be a setting and attacking clinic with a focus on developing technique in each position. The afternoon session (1p.m. – 4p.m.) will be a ball control and serving clinic.

Dates: July 11
Ages: Girls entering grades 6 – 12
Cost: $75 (one session), $135 (two sessions)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html

Position Training Commuter/Residential Camp

This camp is designed for the advanced player wanting to work on her specific position. There will be a combination of position work and team play.

Dates: July 14 – 16
Ages: Girls entering grade 9 through college freshman
Cost: $240 (commuter), $340 (resident)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html

Junior High Commuter Camp

This camp is designed for the player who wants to improve in all skills of the game. All campers will be grouped by age and skill level. Morning sessions will be designated as skill development and the afternoon sessions will incorporate team drills and team play.

Dates: July 16 – 18
Ages: Girls entering grades 6 – 8
Cost: $240
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html