Camps at the Island University

Last updated: June 16, 2017

The following is a list of summer camps being offered in Summer 2017 by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and/or its affiliates. This list is updated regularly. For full information on each camp, please click on the links provided.

June 5 through August 7: The Fine Art of Summer Camp: The Art Museum of South Texas presents “The Fine Art of Summer Camp 2017.” Its popular summer art camp sessions for K5 through 12-year-olds will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. over a six to seven-week period in June, July and August. Campers will be instructed in a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, pantomime, improvisation and musical theater. On the final day of each camp, an exhibition of work produced and a public performance will be held for families and friends. Camps fill up quickly and early registration is advised.

  • Third Session, June 19: Mine "Craft" Camp: 2-D & 3-D Art and Improvisation 
  • Fourth Session, June 26: Motion in the Ocean: Painting, Collage, 3-D Art and Music & Movement                
  • Fifth Session, July 17: Who Art You?: Drawing, Painting and Creative Expression                    
  • Sixth Session, July 24: The Clayground: Ceramics and Live Performance                     
  • Seventh Session, July 24: Gotta Catch 'em All: Drawing, Mixed Media and Improvisation             
  • Eight Session, July 31: Cartoon Art, Take 2: Comic Book Art and Creative Drama                    
  • Ninth Session, Aug. 7: Expressive Emoji: Printmaking, Drawing and Reader’s Theater

For more information on each session and to sign up, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/Learn/KidsandFamilies/Camps.aspx.

Sunday, June 4 through Saturday, June 10: Islander Sound Waves: The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites high school students to attend the third annual Islander Sound Waves: Summer Camp for singers and pianists from Sunday, June 4 through Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All students will have the opportunity to participate in private voice lessons, acting for singers, foreign language diction, a college audition workshop, vocal health classes, sight-singing practices, an all-state music preparation class, and fun social activities. Students will celebrate the closing of camp week by performing in a recital. For more information, go to http://cla.tamucc.edu/music/camps/IslanderSoundWaves.html.

Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 17: Coastal Bend String Camp: The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal Bend String Camp offers elementary, middle school, and high school students the opportunity to come to the Island University for a week of music and fun. The camp is open to all students with at least two years of experience on a string instrument. Classes offered are string orchestra, sectionals, chamber music, Mariachi, world music and rhythm. Students will also enjoy activities each day, including recreational events and recitals. For more information, visit tamucc.edu/music/camps/CoastalBendStringCamp.

Sunday, June 25 through Friday, August 18: STEM Summer Institute: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Summer Institute is a place for K-12 students to learn about STEM related topics and STEM careers.  STEMSI is offered by the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and allows K-12 students to take week long camps during the summer to experience creativity in STEM related topics.

For Summer 2017 we offer the following camps:

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems, July 24-28 for high school students
  • FULL: Underwater Robotics, June 25-July 1 for high school students
  • FULL: Women in Technology (WITS) Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), July 17 – July 21,  middle school girls
  • FULL: Women in Technology (WITS) Mobile App Development, July 24 – July 28, middle school girls
  • FULL: Women in Technology (WITS) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), July 31 – August 4, middle school girls
  • FULL: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, August 14 –  18, middle school students

For more information, go to http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/index.html.

Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s third annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute will be held July 24-28 at the Island University. The goal is to offer a summer program that connects South Texas high school teachers and students to UAS technology, capitalizing on the buzz surrounding this cutting-edge industry and placing South Texas students and educators at the forefront of this field. The institute is open to 20 students, rising sophomores through seniors in high school, primarily from low-income, underserved schools in surrounding school districts. The institute includes a week-long program where students learn to use the UAS equipment and software. The objectives of the UAS Summer Institute are to offer high school students an introduction to:

  • UAS engineering concepts and application,
  • UAS and sensor equipment,
  • UAS software, and
  • Operation and control of a UAS and sensor equipment.

For more information, go to http://research.tamucc.edu/UASCamp/UAS_Summer_Institute.html.

Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 30: Young Authors Camp: Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi’s Department of English invites you to the 28th annual Young Authors Camp. The camps are designed to provide student authors with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience writing as a fun and creative opportunity for self-expression and communication with others. This 28th annual Young Authors' Camp will include a variety of writing activities such as nature walks and visits with poets and artists. Each author will receive the camp material, a t-shirt, and a camp anthology. Register early! Admission to each camp is limited to 25 and will be based on the order in which registrations are received. Campers are welcome to register for one or both camps in their age group.

  • Elementary School Young Author's Camp Session 1: June 12 through June 23, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.                             
  • Elementary School Young Author's Camp Session 2: June 12 through June 23, 12:30 - 4 p.m.                                                             
  • Middle School Young Author's Camp Session 1: June 19 through June 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                    
  • Middle School Young Author's Camp Session 2: June 26 through June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, go to https://tpg.tamucc.edu/C20207_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=7 

Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 30: Writer’s Island Camp: Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi’s Department of English invites you to the 8th annual Writer’s Island Camp. The workshop is designed to provide high school writers with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience a professional style writer's workshop. This 8th annual Writers' Island Workshop will include a variety of writing activities as well as visits with poets and artists and nature walks. Each author will receive camp material and a t-shirt.

  • Writers' Island: High School, Session 1: June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                              
  • Writers' Island: High School, Session 2: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, go to https://tpg.tamucc.edu/C20207_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=7

Sunday, June 25 through Saturday, July 1: Underwater Robotics: Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi’s Department of Science and Engineering invites you the STEM Summer Institute, a week-long summer educational program for talented high school students (ages 16-18) who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students who participate in this program will spend one week on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi building knowledge in underwater robotics, interacting with other talented teens, and learning from experienced university professors. The program includes hands-on activities, guest speakers, and first-hand experience in our engineering laboratories. For more information and to register, visit tamucc.edu/ENGR.

Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21: Women in Technology (WITS) Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs): The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering invite you to our summer institute. Campers will be introduced to programming through hands-on activities. The primary activity will be to make a Makeblock mBot STEM Education Programmable Robot autonomous. Students will start by assembling the robot and then learn how to do increasingly difficult tasks using the onboard sensors. There will be an obstacle course competition on the last day for campers to show off their skills! For more information and to apply, visit tamucc.edu/ENGR.

Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28: Women in Technology (WITS) Mobile App Development: The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering invites you to our summer institute. Campers will be introduced to programming using MIT App Inventor. App Inventor is a visual programming that uses a drag and drop interface that keeps the syntax hidden and allows students to focus on semantics. The visual blocks are shaped like puzzle pieces and only the correctly shaped blocks will attach correctly hiding the syntax. This allows for a much less frustrating experience. Campers will work with teams of six, each with a TAMUCC student mentor, to build individual and team apps. For more information and to apply, visit tamucc.edu/ENGR.

Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4: Women in Technology (WITS) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering invites you to our summer institute. Campers will be introduced to programming autonomy into Aruduino based UAVs. The camp will teach students the basics of programming a UAV along with using its sensors to control behavior. The increasingly complex skills will culminate with an obstacle course competition at the end of the week to allow students to show off their skills! Campers will also be introduced to larger UAVs such as the Parrot AR. Drone. Campers will work in teams of six, each with a TAMUCC student mentor. For more information and to apply, visit tamucc.edu/ENGR.

Monday, Aug. 14 through Friday, Aug. 18: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Middle School Camp: The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi College of Science and Engineering invites you to our summer institute. Campers will learn the key foundation of robotics and computer programming using the SCRATCH program. Students will learn basic engineering principles to control the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and learn fundamental code writing skills to fly autonomously. Campers will learn about different applications of UAS through field trips and presentations. For more information and to register, visit http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/msUAS/index.html.

Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 18: Math Camp: The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi Math Department invites you to our summer math camp. Strengthen your math skills, meet new friends, do fun activities, and get free stuff at Math Camp! Preference goes to students from the following partner schools: Oak Park Elementary, Zavala, George Evans, TG Allen, or Garcia. However, we can admit some students from other schools. Contact the Garcia Center at 361.825.3600 to ask about registering your child.

Sunday, June 18 through Saturday, July 1: Camp on the Coast: The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Summer Theatre Workshop is a two-week residential camp designed for high school students seeking a highly intensive and creative theatre experience. Participants will rehearse and perform in a one-act play directed by one of five highly successful theatre educators. Students interested in performance will study acting, voice, and movement during morning classes. Returning campers will take a three-hour master class in acting and movement. Technical Theatre Students will attend classes in design, participate in the creation of each production’s sets, lighting, and costumes, and serve as crew for the shows. For more information and to register, visit tamucc.edu/theatre.

Monday, June 5 through Friday, Aug. 11: Islander Rec Camp: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Rec Sports is proud to offer another year of the Islander Recreational Camp. The Islander Rec Camp program is a fun recreational, motivational and engaging adventure for children ages 5-12. The camp sessions are one week in length and structured like a normal day of school with campers moving through our facilities participating in different programs and swimming every day. The camps will emphasize some core values of our department: teamwork, communication, sportsmanship and FUN! All activities have a non-competitive nature and camp staff will work with campers to improve basic skills and to stay active.                  

  • Second Session: June 12 – June 16
  • Third Session: June 19- June 23
  • Fourth Session: June 26 – June 30
  • Fifth Session: July 10 – July 14
  • Sixth Session: July 17 – July 21
  • Seventh Session: July 24 – July 28
  • Eight Session: July 31 – Aug. 4
  • Ninth Session: Aug. 7 – Aug. 11

This is a non-sport specific camp and all activities are built around teamwork and having fun. For dates, registration and more information, visit recsports.tamucc.edu.

Sports Camps:

Tuesday, June 6 through Wednesday, July 26: Islanders Summer Youth Camps – Baseball Camps: The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Athletics will offer a number of baseball camps for all ages and skill-sets from June 6 through July 26 on the Island University campus.                                                                                             

  • High School Showcase 2: July 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                            
  • High School Showcase 3: August 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                       
  • High School Showcase 4: Aug. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                        
  • Youth Skills Camp 1: June 19-21, 9 a.m.to noon                                                     
  • Youth Skills Camp 2: July 17-19, 9 a.m. to noon                                                       
  • Youth Competition Camp 1: June 26- 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                      
  • Youth Competition Camp 2: July 24-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on schedules, fees and registration for baseball camps, go to http://www.islanderbaseballcamps.com/2017-summer-camps.cfm

Monday, June 5 through Sunday, June 25: Islanders Summer Youth Camps – Men’s Basketball Camps: The Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi Islander Basketball team offers a number of camps for boys of all ages and skill levels

  • Islanders Bitty Ball: June 19 – 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Day Camp Session II: June 19 – 22, 12 - 4 p.m.
  • High Potential Camp: June 24 – 25, 6 - 10 p.m.

For more information on schedules and registration for baseball camp, go to http://www.islandersbasketballcamp.com/

Saturday, June 17: Elite Camp: The Islander Women’s Basketball team invite you to sign-up for the 2017 Elite Camp, which will be a full day of non-stop action. Camp will consist of practice drills, scrimmages, and team competition. Water and Lunch will be provided. This camp is open to girls ages 14 to 18. For more information and to register, visit islandergirlsbasketballcamp.com.