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SMU Camps: Fun times ahead for kids and teens

March 12, 2014

Summer camps at SMUDALLAS (SMU) – A variety of enriching summer camps will be offered on SMU’s main campus in Dallas as well as in Plano this summer. Kids and teens have the opportunity to participate in athletic programs, learn with LEGO® and explore interests in everything from art to engineering to science. Camp dates range from June 9 to August 8, 2014.

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 9 – August 8 (one-week sessions)
Ages: Entering grades K – 12
Cost: $189 - $825
Location: SMU-in-Plano, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Registration deadline: Generally available until 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday before a workshop begins, unless sold-out.
More information: http://www.smu.edu/CAPE/SummerYouth/

SUMMER CAMPS AT ANNETTE CALDWELL SIMMONS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Talented and Gifted Program

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

Dates: July 6 – 25
Ages: Entering grades 8 – 10
Cost: $3,875 (includes tuition, room and board, books and most supplies) plus $35 application fee, scholarships available
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 head 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 6 – August 5
Ages: Entering grades 11, 12
Cost: $3,246 (tuition) plus $2,050 (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 providing 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 27 – August 1
Ages: Girls entering grade 11
Cost: $750 (tuition, room, board and fees) plus $25 (application fee)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment/Youth/GTB

STEMPREP Project

Six-week summer program introduces minority students to biomedical research fields. Participants study chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, statistics and research presentation in preparation for future internships in academic, government and corporate science laboratories. *Candidates must submit application to STEMPREP Project.

Dates: June 21 - August 2
Ages: Minority students entering grades 7 and 8
Cost: $2,800 (includes tuition, room and board) - scholarships available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.thedistancelearningcenter.org/  or http://www.smu.edu/News/2011/physician-scientist-training-program

SUMMER CAMPS AT LYLE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Engineering Camp for 7th and 8th grade students

Two-day program explores electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering through interactive projects. Registration opened March 7.

Dates: July 14-15, July 17-18
Ages: Entering grades 7 and 8
Cost: $150, includes lunch and snacks
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/EngineeringCamp

Engineering Camp for 9th and 10th grade students

Two-day program explores electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering through interactive projects.

Dates: July 21 – 22 , July 24 – 25
Ages: Entering grades 9 and 10
Cost: $150, includes lunch and snacks
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/EngineeringCamp

Engineering Camp for 11th and 12th grade students

Designed to give students interested in STEM fields an opportunity to work on hands-on design project in SMU's Deason Innovation Gym. Participants live on campus and are mentored by Lyle faculty, students and staff. *Students must have completed or plan to complete algebra II in 11th grade and one science lab-based course.

Dates: June 9-13, girls; June 23-27, boys
Ages: Entering grades 11 and 12
Cost: $825 (includes room and board)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/EngineeringCamp

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 beginners through advanced learners.

Dates: June 9 – 13, June 16 – 20, June 23 – 27, June 30 – July 4, July 7 – 11,
July 14 – 18, July 21 – 25, July 28 – August 1
Ages: Boys and girls ages 7 - 17
Cost: $799 - $1,029 per weeklong course
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: iDTech.com

MEADOWS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS SUMMER PROGRAMS

SMU Institute for Young Pianists

An intensive, performance-based experience for precollegiate students to enhance skills and understanding.

Dates: July 13 - 19
Ages: Entering grades 4 – 12, *Audition required for placement
Cost: $425 - $500 (tuition), plus optional $350 (room and board – ages 12 and older)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
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 16 – 20, July 7 – 11
Ages: Entering grades 11, 12, first year college
Cost: $549 per session
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: Accepted on a first-come first-served 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 2 – 6, June 9 – 13, June 16 – 20, June 23 – 27, June 30 – July 3
Ages: Entering grades 2 - 6
Cost: $300 a week (sessions 1 – 4), $250 (session 5)
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: Half-day morning and evening camps, June 1, 3, 4 and July 23, 27
Ages: Incoming grades 10 - 12
Cost: $40
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: May 23
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-footbl-camp.html

Girls’ Basketball

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.

Date: June 22
Ages: Girls entering grades 9 – 12
Cost: $80
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 18, 2014
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-baskbl-camp.html

Team Camp

For teams who compete at the high school level, this team camp will guarantee at least four games per team. No individual registrations will be accepted, only those who register as a team. Minimum of 8 players, maximum of 12 players.

Dates: June 20 - 21
Ages: High school level
Cost: $300 per team, $250 per team if at least 8 players also register for the Elite Camp
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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.

Half-Day Camps

Dates: 9 a.m. to12 p.m., June 16 – 19, June 23 - 26
Ages: Boys entering grades K – 2
Cost: $150
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 9 and June 16
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Full-Day Camps

Dates: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 16-19, June 23 – 26
Ages: Boys entering grades K – 12

Cost: $305 (includes lunch)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: June 9, June 16
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 9 – 13, June 23 – 27, July 21 – 25
Ages: Girls ages 5 – 8
Cost: $170
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://smusoccercamp.com/

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 9 – 13, June 23 – 27, July 21 – 25
Ages: Girls ages 8 – 16
Cost: $275
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://smusoccercamp.com/

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 25 – 28, Jul 22 – 25
Ages: Girls ages 10 – 18
Cost: $575
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://smusoccercamp.com/

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 25 – 28, Jul 22 – 25
Ages: Girls ages 14 – 18
Cost: $595
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://smusoccercamp.com/

Boys’ Soccer

Day Camp

Offers instruction to players of all levels through both individual and group instruction. Special attention will be placed on technique and skill development. An introductory goalkeeping session will also be a part of the curriculum.

Dates: June 16 – 20
Ages: Boys ages 5 – 13
Cost: $165, $180 for walk-ups if room available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/socceracademy/day_camps.html

Residential Camp

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 9 – 12, July 13-16
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

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 9 – 12, July 13-16
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 and 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 8 – 12, June 15 – 19
Ages: Boys and girls age 9 (day camp only), ages 10 – 17 (resident camp)
Cost: $525 for day camp (includes lunch and dinner) $650 for resident camp (includes room and board)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-swim-camp.html

Volleyball

Skills Session Day Camp

Both morning sessions (9a.m. – 12p.m.) will be a setting and attacking clinic with a focus on developing technique in each position. One afternoon session (1p.m. – 4p.m.) will be a serve receive and serving clinic and the other will be a serving and individual/team defense clinic.

Dates: July 7 – 8
Ages: Girls entering grades 6 – 12
Cost: $75 for one session to $180 for four 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 18 – 20
Ages: Girls entering grade 9 through college freshman
Cost: $250 (commuter), $350 (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 14 – 17
Ages: Girls entering grades 6 – 8
Cost: $250
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html

 

 

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