Start the summer off right at one of SFA’s camps, designed to challenge, educate and engage participants through hands-on learning. With camps covering a variety of subjects, there’s an opportunity for children of any age. Explore the options below.
2020 Summer Camps
Art Academies - free online tutorials
The Art Academies for elementary and secondary students have been canceled. Instead, Art Education students are working diligently to create art instruction videos!
Visit our YouTube channel: SFA Art Education Home Art Lessons
Tutorials are continuously being added, and each video will include a materials list.
Literacy, incoming K-2 grade via Zoom
Leap Into Literacy via Zoom. Focused on letters and letter sounds, decoding words by using a multisensory approach.
Incoming K- 2 grade
Session I: June 4 - July 2 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Session: July 7 - Aug. 6 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
For more information and to pre-register, visit the Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders webpage.
Music, incoming 6 to 12 grade (Band canceled)
For more information, visit the SFA School of Music Band Camp page.
Choir Camp: Incoming 9 to 12 grade, July 13 to 16
One of the first of its kind, SFA’s annual All-State Choir Music camp is designed for 9th-12th grade students preparing for the TMEA All-State choir auditions. Committed to both the Large and Small School All-State process, section leaders are a combination of SFA faculty and esteemed high school directors from various parts of Texas.
Piano in the Pines Camp: Incoming 7 to 12 grade, July 19 to 24
At SFA's Piano in the Pines summer camp, students will have the opportunity to engage in daily private lessons with a piano faculty member, receive coaching for piano duets or ensembles, and take supplemental classes in technique and history to improve their overall musicianship. Performance classes will help students prepare for performing on stage in a supportive environment while individual time in practice rooms between lessons will refine their repertoire. The week culminates in a duet/ensemble performance concert on Thursday and a final solo recital on Friday in one of our concert halls.
Strings Camp: Incoming 6 to 12 grade, July 5 to 11
Come join the SFA strings faculty, guest artists and staff for a week of unforgettable music making and friendship. The SFA Strings Camp invites junior high and high school students to be involved in this one-week intensive orchestra camp.
Recreation, ages 6 months+
Campus Recreation's Little Jack Rec Camp: Ages
5 to 12 Summer 2020 update: Ages 7 to 12
Camp sessions are one week in length and structured like a normal day of regular school with campers moving through our facilities participating in different programs throughout each day.
A non-sport specific camp, Little Jack Rec Camp makes sure that all activities are geared towards beginner and intermediate skill levels.
Campus Recreation's Learn-To-Swim: Ages 6 months+ Summer 2020 update: Currently not offered
Visit the Learn-To-Swim page to explore the different levels of swim lessons offered.
Early Childhood Laboratory's Summer Fun Program: Completed grades K to 5 Summer 2020 update: Currently not offered
Experience summer with SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory’s Summer Fun Program. From crafts, cooking classes, field trips and more, this unique program offers children the chance to participate in myriad activities. The program provides service five days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Sciences and Mathematics - free online videos
STEM Research and Learning Center summer programs have been canceled. Follow us on Facebook, where we will be providing activities through posts and videos.
Sport specific, K to 12 grade
Johnny Cardenas Baseball Camps:
K to 8 grade
Youth Camp I: June 1 to 4 (Full day and half day options)
Youth Camp II: June 8 to 11 (Full day and half day options)
9 to 12 grade
Evaluation Camp: June 17
Kyle Keller Boys' Basketball Camps: incoming 2 to 12 grade
Overnight Camp: June 14 to 17
Day Camp I: June 22 to 25 (Full day and half day options)
Day Camp II: Aug. 3 to 6 (Full day and half day options)
Mark Kellogg Girls' Basketball Camps
1 to 8 grade
Individual Camp: June 8 to 11
9 to 12 grade
Team Camp: June 11 and 12
Elite Day Camp: June 13
Colby Carthel Football Camps: 9 to 12 grade
bEAST Texas Showcase: June 6 and June 13
Tony Minatta Go Jacks Soccer Camps
Ages U7 to U14
Day Camp: June 8 to 11
Ages U11 to U18
Goal Keeper and Finishing Camp: June 12
9 to 12 grade, junior colleges and transfer students
Elite Prospect ID Camp: June 6 and 7
Ages 5 to 18
June 8 to 12 (Full day and half day options)
July 13 to 17 (Full day and half day options)
9 to 12 grade
High School Training Camp: Aug. 3 to 7
Debbie Humphreys Volleyball Camps
2 to 8 grade
Individual Skills Camp: June 5 to 7
7 to 12 grade
Advanced Camp: July 9 to 11
8 to 11 grade
Libero/DS Clinic: July 13
Setter Clinic: July 14
Hitter Clinic: July 14
Varsity, JV, Freshman and grade 8
Team Camp: July 12 to 14
Coaches - All Levels
Coaches' Clinic: July 13
Theatre, incoming 10 to 12 grade
Theatre Workshop: Incoming 10 to 12 grade, July 12 to 25
Entering its 54th year, this is the oldest program of its kind in the state of Texas. The SFA Summer Theatre Workshop consists of two weeks of concentrated instruction in acting, voice and movement, or scenery, costumes, make-up, sound, lighting and stage management for high school students.
Writing, ages 13 to 21
Barrio Writers: ages 13-21, June 1 to 5
The Barrio Writers program consists of free workshops & additional "Café Hours" (one-on-one tutoring) throughout the academic summer break & monthly cultural arts events during the school year for teens. Through these workshops & events, students will build their skills in reading, grammar, creative writing, critical-thinking and freedom of expression through the cultural arts. The program will conclude with a live literary reading during the evening of June 5.