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SMU camps provide skills, experience – and summer fun

February 3, 2016

summer campsDALLAS (SMU) – SMU is in the process of scheduling summer 2016 camps for kids and teens at the main campus and SMU-in Plano. Start dates will range from early June to early August. Check the camp websites for more information. If dates, requirements, cost and deadlines are not currently available, they will be available soon.

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: TBA
Ages: Entering grades K-12 
Location: SMU-in-Plano, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Registration deadline: TBA
More information: www.smu.edu/SummerYouth/

   

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

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: TBA
Ages: Minority students entering grades 7 and 8
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Entering grades 6 and 7
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Entering grades 7 and 8
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Entering grades 9 and 10 
Location: Main Campus of 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.

DatesTBA
Ages: Entering grades 11 and 12
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Boys and girls ages 7-17
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: TBA
Ages: Entering grades 4-12
Location: Main Campus of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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:TBA
Ages:
 Entering grades 11, 12, first year of college
Location: Main Campus of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Art/YoungArtists

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: TBA
Ages: Entering grades 2-6
Location: Main Campus of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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.

Dates: TBA
Ages: Incoming grades 10-12
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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: TBA
Ages: Boys entering grades K-12
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/camps/m-baskbl-camp.html

Full-Day Camps

Dates: TBA
Ages: Boys entering grades K-12
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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: TBA
Ages: Girls ages 5-8 
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Girls ages 8-15
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Girls ages 10-13
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Girls ages 14-18 
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Boys ages 5-13
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Boys ages 8-13
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages:
 Boys ages 10-14
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBD
Ages:
 Boys ages 15-18
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages:
 Boys and girls age 9 (day camp only), ages 10-17 (resident camp)
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: 5-18
Location: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: http://www.smutennis.com/ 

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: TBA
Ages: Girls entering grades 6-12 
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages:
 Girls entering grades 6-8
Location: Main Campus of 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: TBA
Ages: Girls entering grade 9 through first-year college who have had club experience
Location: Main Campus of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
More information: www.smumustangs.com/camps/w-volley-camp.html