St. Mary’s offers a variety of summer day camps designed to inspire and inform. Camps vary in length and subject; some of our most popular offerings include our Robotics and Java Summer Camp and Volleyball Camp. Many camps are designed for middle school or high school students, while some are for much younger participants.
ASM Teachers Camps
St. Mary’s University’s School of Science, Engineering and Technology hosts a week-long ASM Teachers Camp during the summer to help math and science teachers introduce new and low-cost experiments into their classrooms to make student learning more interesting.
The camp is open to math and science teachers of students in grades 6-12.
C³: Coding and Cybersecurity Camp
Learning how to code and developing cybersecurity awareness have become national goals for K-12 students. St. Mary’s University will offer a five-day summer camp for 9th through 11th grade students to explore computer coding and cybersecurity.
Campers will enjoy fun and hands-on activities while learning:
- Coding with C-Programming
- Coding with Python
- Machine Learning
Drone Programming Summer Camp
At Drone Camp, students will gain an introduction to drone concepts and operations. They will fly drones, and even build an program drones from scratch. The camp will emphasize safe, legal and ethical use of drones and education on drone application and careers.
Drone Camp is designed for high school students and students admitted to the School of Science, Engineering and Technology that have not declared a major.
Engineering Summer Camp
Have you ever imagined making a racing car, a bridge, a battery, a light bulb? St. Mary’s University is offering a four-day camp that will teach them the basics behind engineering. Participants will present their engineering concepts to the class and partake in competitions.
This camp is open to incoming 7th-9th grade students.
JAMP Pre-Medical Summer Camp
St. Mary’s offers two camps for high school students: the Pathways Camp and the Career Explorations Camp. Both are designed to educate potential JAMP students about the JAMP program and the opportunities it provides, while presenting students with a unique, hands-on experience with healthcare professionals.
The Pathways into Medicine Camp is for incoming St. Mary’s freshmen.
The Career Explorations Workshop is for high school students.
Both camps are free of charge.
Physics and Environmental Science Summer Camp
This camp will not be held in Summer 2022.
During the Physics and Environmental Science Summer Camp, students will learn more about how the world works – all while visiting iFly for some indoor skydiving, taking a trip to the Southwest Research Institute for a space science tour, and hiking the Natural Bridge Caverns. This camp is intended for high school students, with a preference for juniors and seniors.
Pre-Engineering Robotics and Java Summer Camp
The Pre-engineering Robotics and Java Programming Summer Program is a special 10-day summer program designed to give middle school or high school students with an interest in science and engineering an opportunity to explore engineering as a career.
Robotics Camp is open to middle school and high school students and is free of charge.
SET Tech Camps
Tech Camps include eight, one-week long camps for high school students about technology fields at St. Mary’s University taught by University professors.
Campers may apply for up to three camps. Each camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during various weeks in the summer between June 20 and July 29.
Arts and Humanities Camps
Each year, Joffrey Texas holds ballet training sessions for students of high intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, men’s technique and contemporary dance. Students also participate in lectures, repertory rehearsals, character dance, music for dancers and career-related seminars.
The ballet camp accepts a maximum of 100 students who are of high intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Campers must audition for a spot in the camp.
St. Mary’s University’s Department of Music hosts a week-long Band Camp during the summer to help middle school and high school students advance their musicianship. Participants will work with exceptional teachers and performers, including a guest artist, on their instruments during a full day of rehearsals, sectional, technique classes and elective classes.
The camp is open to middle school and high school students in grades 6-12.
Musical Theatre Camp
St. Mary’s Musical Theatre Camp is a fun and unique experience that offers students ages 13-19 the opportunity to learn a full-length Broadway musical in just one week. Ending the week with two performances free to the public, every student will have a chance to showcase skills learned on the stage or behind the scenes.
Students will also come together in the evenings for a fun and faith-filled retreat, where they will support each other and grow closer as an ensemble.
St. Mary’s University proudly presents the first annual Summer Orchestra Camp this June! Join us for a structured week of orchestra rehearsals, technique classes, fun electives, and a final concert. The camp is open to middle school and high school students in grades 6-12.
At the Charlie Migl School of Baseball Camp, campers receive instruction on all aspects of the game, including hitting, pitching/throwing, defensive play and base running. The camp is held at beautiful Dickson Stadium inside The Park at St. Mary’s. Camps generally run for one week, Monday through Thursday.
The baseball camp is open to boys 6 to 13 years of age.
The Jim Zeleznak Basketball Camp offers a variety of half-day and all-day camps at St. Mary’s. Discounts are available for children of St. Mary’s faculty and staff, and the camp is held in the Bill Greehey Arena. Our goal is to provide every camper with a fun, educational experience that accelerates his or her development as a basketball player. A typical day at camp includes a session of fundamentals followed by 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 games. The last session is dedicated to 5-on-5 full court games.
Basketball camp is open to boys and girls age 6-14.
The St. Mary’s Esports Summer Camps provide boys and girls an opportunity to learn and compete in the growing world of esports. Camps include introductory sessions geared toward all skill levels and more competitive camps that teach specialized fundamentals and mechanics for popular titles such as League of Legends and Rocket League.
All camps will be held virtually in 2021. Esports camps are open to all campers ages 13-18.
Nike Soccer Camp
Join us for the Nike Soccer Camp, directed by Kevin Driggs and the St. Mary’s Women’s Soccer coaching staff.
This camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 9-18.
Soccer in the States
Soccer in the States Camps are led by the Rattler Men’s Soccer coaching staff.
Various camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-18. See the Soccer in the States website for details.
Softball Summer Camp
The Around the Horn Softball Camp covers all facets of the game, with a major emphasis on hitting and pitching, and features new and exciting variations. The camp is held at the softball stadium inside The Park at St. Mary’s. Several sessions are held, including both all-day and half-day programs.
Softball camps are open to campers ages 6-18.
South Texas Soccer Camps
Join the Rattler Women’s Soccer coaching staff at the South Texas Soccer Camps.
The camps feature a variety of sessions open to boys and girls ages 9-18 of all skill levels.