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Baylor University at WACO

High School Summer Science Research Program

Summer residence program; hands-on research experience for superior high school students entering the twelfth grade; work with university science professors and their research groups; gain familiarity with instrument operations; learn to interpret data obtained by techniques not usually available in high school laboratories; includes Seminars, field trips, and social activities. May 29-June 30, 2006

Contact: Bernice Helpert,Telephone: (254) 710-4288, email:


Concordia University Math & Science Camp

The purpose of this camp is to provide young people, ages 12-15, the opportunity to explore and discover through hands-on experience, may of the exciting concepts of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology,mathematics and physics. (CHECK BACK IN APRIL) Call 486-1178
Southern Methodist University College Experience

Academically talented high school students can get a head start on college and a taste of campus life during this exciting five-week summer program at SMU. The selection of college-credit subjects for morning classes includes philosophy, English, math, psychology, history, and government. In the afternoon, all students will participate in a "core" class or humanities overview class for three hours of college credit. Enrollment is limited to 60 students. Contact: Marilyn Swanson, (214) 768-0123, Website: July 2-Aug 2, 2006

Also, Talented and Gifted Program—TAG is open to students entering grades 8-10 in 2006-2007. During this three-week residential program, students participate in two stimulating classes chosen from a wide selection of SMU credit and non-credit courses. Three-hour credit courses include: Mathematical Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics. Noncredit courses include Poetry, Writing, Engineering, Shakespeare, Theater Arts, Film, Public Discourse, Mathematics, Photography, Physics, Geography, Rocketry, and Paleontology. Contact

information is the same as the College Experience Program. July 9-28th, 2006

Summer Engineering Camp for Girls

Participants gain experience with engineering concepts, learn how engineers use math and science, and gain greater communication and teamwork skills as they participate in the team-based design project. Teams design a new product or service given a technology and present their designs on the final day of the camp. Students must have completed Algebra II and one lab science (Typically, students are rising 10 th or 11 th grade students.) Sessions held weekly during June and July. Go to website for details.

Stephen F. Austin University

Summer Theater Workshop-Two weeks of concentrated instruction and practice in acting, voice, movement, scenery, costumes, make-up, sound, and lighting for high school students. Students will live and study in air-conditioned dormitories and the Griffith Fine Arts Center on the beautiful SFA campus. The workshop will be under the direction of faculty and advanced students from the Department of Theatre. Recreational outings will be planned during the workshop. July 16-29, 2006

Texas Lutheran University

Lone Star Scholars Academy (LSSA)-Two-week residential opportunity for academically talented high school students; rising sophomores, juniors and seniors; take two college credit courses and experience campus life. June 18-July 1, 2006 Contact: Joyce Kostelnik,Telephone: (800) 771-852
Tyler Junior College

Surveying and Mapping Summer Camp

(903) 510-2365, June 4-8, 2006

The Surveying and Mapping Summer Camp is a public service introducing young peopleto surveying and mapping activities and career opportunities in the surveying profession. The camp is conducted free of charge to the students who participate.


TAG Distinguished Achievement Programs for Students in grades 8-12 at Various Programs such as Marine Biology, Veterinary Medicine, Digital Photography and Technology, Pre-Med (409) 740-4921 Check website for exact 2006 dates for different classes.
Texas State University at SAN MARCOS

Summer Honors Math Camp

June 18- July 29, 2006

The Texas Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp is an intensive summer program for outstanding high school students who have completed grades 9, 10th and 11th and who are excited about doing mathematics-- the goal of the program is to develop our talented youth by providing challenging courses in a unique learning environment. During their 6- week stay at Texas State University students will enjoy classes such as elementary number theory, combinatorics, and Topology as well as weekend excursions including a

trip to Bamberger Ranch, Enchanted Rock, and our beautiful San Marcos River. 512-245-3439

Also for students in grades 4-8th, TSU Junior Summer Math Camp

June 5- June 18, 2006

The Texas Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp is a multi-level 2-week program for students in grades 4-8.*From a first-year program that introduces students to beginning concepts in algebra through play-acting and drama, to a more advanced program in problem solving and discrete math, students enjoy exploring problems together and share in the excitement of mathematical exploration and discovery. Contact information is same for the Honors Math Camp.

University of Texas at ARLINGTON

Department of Engineering Summer CampsThese camps are an opportunity for students to learn

more about the variety of engineering disciplines - aerospace, biomedical, civil & environmental, computer science, electrical, industrial, materials science and mechanical - and discover how the fundamentals of chemistry, mathematics and physics apply to engineering. Students spend a week on campus, living in dormitories, attending presentations and participating in team projects. They also visit area businesses to see how engineering practices apply to everyday activities such as telecommunications, transportation and entertainment.

Gateway for Middle School Students (7th & 8th grades); June 11-16th or June 18th-23rd.

Bridge (9th &10th grades); June 4th-9th.

University of Texas at AUSTIN
Summer Architecture Program (June 5-July 7, 2006)

Program prepares students (16 and older) for academic and professional pursuits in architecture,

through the development of an individual body of work in design and through exposure to prominent

academics and professionals. Studio work is combined with a series of supporting activities and events including lecture, films, site visits, and class trips.
Department of Theatre and Dance

The department offers various summer programs of intense study for high school students. These include the Rockette Summer Intensive, US Performing Arts Group, and American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive. Go to the following website for all the details.
Radio, Television and Film Department

The RTF Department is offering workshops in the technological world of Animation and Video

Game Design as well as Video and Film Editing. Weekly June 5-August 4th. Check website for

time and date of workshop of your interest or call 471-4071.

Athletic Department Sports Medicine Camp June 1-4, 2006

(Having trouble with website–may need to email for details.)

Minority Introduction to Engineering for sophomores and juniors at UT

MITE is open to students with strong interests in engineering, science or math. Fifty students from throughout the state of Texas will be selected to attend each session. Outstanding African American, Hispanic and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship are strongly encouraged to apply, but all students are welcome to apply 512-471-5953 June 11-16 OR June 18-23, ‘06
Accounting Career Awareness Program July 9th-14th, 2006

ACAP is a week long on campus institute for economically disadvantaged students, or for those who

will be the first members of their families to attend college. However, all students are welcome to apply. The primary objective is to introduce business and accounting, and increase the number of students pursuing careers in the business field.
The McCombs Future Executive Academy June 11-17th, 2006

MFEA is an all expense paid week on the University of Texas at Austin campus, living in a residence hall, networking with faculty, staff and professionals, and building business skills. MFEA provides a fantastic opportunity for students to experience different facets of business during handson workshops and field trips, while also creating a real marketing plan for an Austin business. In addition, students will be able to sample college life and get to know other students interested in pursuing business degrees. This program is primarily for economically disadvantaged students, or for those who will be the first members of their families to attend college. However, all students are welcome to apply.

Texas A&M at College Station


High-achieving high school juniors can take part in this accounting and business career discovery program. This is an interactive, educational program designed to expose under-represented students

to accounting and other business careers. At BCAP, students have the opportunity to learn the essentials of how a business operates, learn how executives make business decisions. find out what types of jobs are available in business, and meet business leaders and A&M business students. June 13-18, 2004

Visit web site for more information

Career Horizons is an exclusive three-day interdisciplinary experience designed to acquaint students with the study of and potential careers in professions utilizing architecture, visualization, construction science, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Activitiesinclude lectures and presentations by faculty in the College of Architecture , workshops in basic design and materials, individual and group projects, a review and critique of projects, and information about attending Texas A&M University and the College of Architecture . More detailed information, including photos from last year's program, are available on the website.
EXPLORE (June 25-28, 2006)

The Exploring Leadership Opportunities and Rewards in Education (ExpLORE) Summer Conference is a program that introduces teacher education programs, leadership opportunities, career opportunities and courses of study to enrich students' knowledge of the teaching profession. Over the course of a week, students will reside on campus, participate in activities, design and present a classroom lesson, and experience first hand the teaching profession. The program has been designed specifically to help build the communication and leadership skills of students and introduce them to rewards and opportunities available in the field of education. Must complete application by May 12th. Qualifications: HS senior/top 25% of class. $50 attendance fee.


This special summer program is for upper-level high school (10-12) students who have an interest in science, mathematics, and veterinary medicine. The three-day program will give participants the opportunity to explore the possibilities of veterinary medicine as a career. Participants will live in air-conditioned University dormitories, attend special classes, observe clinical diagnoses and treatments of animal patients, and discover the broad diversity of career opportunities available to graduates with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Deadline to apply is February 27th. Sessions: July 1 8-21; June 25-28, 2006

This summer program, held on the Texas A&M campus in College Station, consists of four one week "unique topic" short courses designed to inform and stimulate interest in further exploration. Instructors are either university professors or professionals who place an emphasis on "discussing and doing" to engage students in the investigative process. Contact (979) 845-1802. Fills up quickly. Register early

(Grades 8-11) Marine Biology, Sports Management, Photography, Computer Design; Law

School; Medicine; Theater-Performance

(Grades 9-12) Criminal Forensics, Interpreting Music; Veterinary Medicine, Mechanical



High school students who want to be veterinarians can apply for this workshop which will be held June 25-29, 2006 in Sonora, Texas at the Sutton County 4-H Center. Thirty students will learn about anatomy, toxicology, feedlot management, nutrition and horse medicine. Call the Texas Cooperative Extension office at the above number for information or email Pascual Hernandez at


PREP is an intensive mathematics-based pre-college enrichment program, which provides educational enrichment opportunities for high ability middle and high school students. Middle school and high school students from the Greater Houston Area who are high achieving and are interested in learning about the engineering and science professions. Students applying must be willing to give up an entire seven weeks of their summer vacation. Minorities and females are especially encouraged to apply. Priority is given to students who are economically and socially disadvantaged Eligibility criteria is the following: Applicants must have successfully completed the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade prior to entering the First Year of PREP. All 8th and 9th grade applicants must have a "B" or better overall average in their academic courses during the 2006-2007 school year at the time of application. All seventh grade applicants must have an "A" average. Applicants must have satisfactory conduct grades throughout the academic year. Houston PREP is a four-year educational program. Only students who have successfully completed the First Year are eligible for the Second Year Program. Promotion requires completion of the previous year(s). No years may be skipped.

Deadline to apply: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2007. Sessions: JUNE 11- JULY 20, 2007


iD Tech Computer Camp: Summer Camps

Located at over 35 universities nationwide, including UT Austin, Southern Methodist University University of Houston, and Stanford University

Contact: Client Services

Telephone: 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 408-871-2227; Website:

Experience hands-on technology fun! Weeklong day and overnight computer camps for ages 7-17 at universities nationwide. Create digital movies, video games, websites, digital music, robots, and more. Learn filmmaking in Spain with our 2 1/2 week study abroad program. Also New this year: iD Gaming Academy. See website for 2006 dates and locations. Junior Statesmen Symposia on Leadership and Politics May 30-June 2, 2006 on the University of Texas campus 1-800-317-9338 . for this and other programs on other college campuses The Texas Symposium is a fast-paced, four-day exploration of Texas politics and the American Presidency. Here is your chance to interact with political movers and shakers at the national, state and local levels. At the State Capitol in Austin, you will spend two days speaking to leaders who shape Texas’ policy. Recent Symposium guests have included officials from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, members of the press and state lobbyists. You will also spend two days analyzing the American Presidency by questioning experts at the presidential libraries of Lyndon Baines Johnson at UT Austin and George Bush at Texas A&M. What legacies did LBJ and George Bush leave to the American people? This questions and others will push you to examine your political values and expectations.

**Out of state leadership programs available at various colleges campuses as well as summer

school classes in government, speech communication (debate) and a Congressional Workshop
Auxillary to St. David's Medical Clinic

Volunteers work as support for staff, running errands, delivering flowers, pushing wheelchairs, etc.

Scholarship opportunities for Seniors. Contact Mary Ann Ayers @ 370-4491.
Seton Medical Center

The center offers a Junior summer volunteer program. Assist in patient care and book store. Contact Virginia Kapler @ 324-1593.

Brackenridge Children's Hospital Volunteer

The Volunteer Services Department offers a summer volunteer program for teens. All participants must be enrolled in high school and must be at least 15 years of age by April 1 for the coming summer. Applications for Summer 2006 will be available March 1, 2006. A required orientation will be held during the first week of June. Contact Stephanie Campos at (512) 324-8678 or by email at for more information.
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