2015 Archives

SMU camps provide skills, experience – and summer fun

May 27, 2015

summer campsDALLAS (SMU) – SMU continues to offer summer camps for kids and teens at the main campus and SMU-in Plano. Start dates range from early June to early August. Check the camp websites for full information, including availability, requirements and deadlines.

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, video game design and music programs.

Dates: June 8 – August 3 (one-week sessions)
Ages: Entering grades K-12 
Cost: $189 - $1,044
Location: SMU-in-Plano, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Registration deadline: Generally available until 4:30 p.m. of the Thursday before a workshop begins, unless sold out.
More information: www.smu.edu/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 5-24
Ages: Entering grades 8-10
Cost: $3,900 (includes tuition, room and board, books and most supplies) plus $35 application fee – need-based scholarships available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 
More information: 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. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours that may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
*Students must submit an application for the College Experience Program.

Dates: July 5 – August 4
Ages: Entering grades 11, 12
Cost: $3,408 (tuition) plus $2,050 (room and board) – need-based scholarships available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment/GSI/StudentServices/CollegeExperience

Girls Talk Back!

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

Dates: July 26-31
Ages: 
Girls entering grade 11
Cost: $750 (tuition, room, board and fees) plus $25 (application fee)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smu.edu/Simmons/CommunityEnrichment/Youth/GTB

STEMPREP Project – Junior High Internship

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 20 – August 1
Ages: Minority students entering grades 7 and 8
Cost: $2,800 (includes tuition, room and board) – need-based scholarships available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.thedistancelearningcenter.org or www.smu.edu/stemprep

STEMPREP Project – Senior High Internship

Eight-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 13 – August 8
Ages: Minority students entering grades 9 through 12
Cost: $3,300 (includes tuition, room and board) – need-based scholarships available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.thedistancelearningcenter.org or www.smu.edu/stemprep

SUMMER CAMPS AT LYLE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Crime Scene Investigation Camp for 6th and 7th grade students

The SMU CSI Summer Camp is comprised of four, three day-long sessions (two for girls and two for boys) where students will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology behind identification and crime solving.

Dates: 

Girls - Week 1: June 15-17 (3 day camp) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
          Week 2: July 13-15 (3 day camp) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boys - Week 1: June 22-24 (3 day camp) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
          Week 2: July 20-22 (3 day camp) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages: Entering grades 6 and 7
Cost: $225, includes lunch and snacks
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More Information: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/CSICamp

Engineering Camp for 7th and 8th grade students

Two-day program explores electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering through interactive projects. Registration opened March 2.

Dates: July 13-14, July 16-17
Ages: Entering grades 7 and 8
Cost: $200, includes lunch and snacks
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: 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 6-7, July 9-10
Ages: Entering grades 9 and 10 
Cost: $200, includes lunch and snacks
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: 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 a 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.

DatesJune 15-19, girls; June 22-26, boys
Ages: Entering grades 11 and 12
Cost: $975 (includes room and board)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: 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 beginning through advanced learners.

Dates: June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29 – July 3, July 6-10, 
July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31
Ages: Boys and girls ages 7-17
Cost: $879 - $1,428 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.
*Audition required for placement at all levels

Dates: July 12-18
Ages: Entering grades 4-12
Cost: $425 elementary and intermediate, $550 advanced (tuition); plus optional $350 (room and board – ages 12 and older)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
More information: 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 in 2-D and digital media.

Dates: July 13-17
Ages:
 Entering grades 11, 12, first year of college
Cost: $550 per session (parking, lunch and art supplies included)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: Accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
More information: 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 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29 – July 3
Ages: Entering grades 2-6
Cost: $300 per session (before and after care available for an additional fee)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: Registration closes the Friday before each session begins.
More information: www.smu.edu/studentaffairs/recsports/hilltopsportscamp

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.

Registration opens April 1.

Dates: One-day camps, June 6, 7, 9, 10 and July 25, 26
Ages: Incoming grades 10-12
Cost: $40
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: TBD (walk-ups accepted)
More information: www.ponyuptempo.com/camps

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: TBD
Ages: Boys entering grades K-12
Cost: TBD
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: TBD
More information: www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Full-Day Camps

Dates: TBD
Ages: Boys entering grades K-12
Cost:
 TBD
Location:
 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Registration deadline: TBD
More information: 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 8-12, June 22-26, July 20-24
Ages: Girls ages 5-8 
Cost: $170
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.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 8-12, June 22-26, July 20-24
Ages: Girls ages 8-15
Cost: $275
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.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 24-27, Jul 21-24
Ages: Girls ages 10-13
Cost: $575
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.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 24-27, Jul 21-24
Ages: Girls ages 14-18 
Cost: $595
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smusoccercamp.com

Goalkeeper Camp

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

Boys’ Soccer

Half-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 15-19
Ages: Boys ages 5-13
Cost: $170, $185 for walk-ups if room available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/soccercamps

Full-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 15-19
Ages: Boys ages 8-13
Cost: $275, $290 for walk-ups if room available
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/soccercamps

Residential Camps

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 8-11, July 12-15
Ages:
 Boys ages 10-14
Cost: $575
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/soccercamps

College Prep Camps

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 8-11, July 12-15
Ages:
 Boys ages 15-18
Cost: $595
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/soccercamps

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 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 7-11, June 14-18
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: www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-swim-camp.html

Tennis Camps

SMU will be using both indoor and outdoor courts at our state of the art Tennis stadium, allowing the children to stay fresh even when the Texas heat arrives! Children will be coached on the court in a 4 to 1 ratio, maximizing their opportunity to learn and improve their skills and develope confidence in their abilities. Beginning students and advanced will be taught according to their level and no level is too low or too high.  

Dates: June 1-5, June 8-12, Aug. 10-14, Aug. 17-21
Ages: 5-18
Cost: $275 for half day, $375 for full day
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smutennis.com/Registration Form.  Waiver.

Volleyball Camps

Skills Session Day Camp

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

Dates: July 8, July 9
Ages: Girls entering grades 6-12 
Cost: $75 for one session to $200 for four sessions
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: 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 13-15
Ages:
 Girls entering grades 6-8
Cost: $250 (includes lunch)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: 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 17-19
Ages: Girls entering grade 9 through first-year college who have had club experience
Cost: $250 for commuters (includes three meals), $350 for residents (includes five meals)
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html