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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.

2019 Summer Camps

Art, incoming 1-6 grade

Art Academy: Incoming 1-6 grade children, June 10-21

The Art Academy camp is open to ages 5-10 years old or going into 1st–6th grades for the 2019-20 school year. Classes are arranged by approximate age and will include Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and much more!

Music, incoming 6-12 grade


High School: Incoming 9-12 grade, June 9-14
Middle School: Incoming 7-8 grade, June 16-21
Drum Major (Military and Corp Style): Incoming 9-12 grade, June 23-27
Leadership Camp: June 23-27, 2019

For more information, visit the SFA School of Music Band Camp page.


Choir Camp: Incoming 9th - 12th grade, July 15-18

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 7th - 12th grade, July 21-26

Jump start your new repertoire for the fall semester at the SFA Piano in the Pines Summer camp by working with a friendly faculty with international experience.


Strings Camp: Incoming 6th - 12th grade, July 7-13

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.

Pre-Law, current 10-12 grade

Pre-Law Academy: Current 10-12 grade, June 8-15

During your pre-law academy week, you’ll attend lectures and panel discussions on a wide range of topics, from how to prepare for law school to an in-depth look at trials and the criminal justice system. You’ll also have the opportunity to take tours and participate in hands-on learning experiences, including: Crime scene investigation simulation, visit to the county jail, discussions of court cases and controversies, mock negotiations and a mock trial competition, with finals held in the Nacogdoches County Courthouse.

Outdoor, ages 4-15

SFA Gardens Environmental Education

Ages 4-6

Wonder Woods, June 10-14

Ages 7-11

Jack Creek Camp
Session 1: June 17-21
Session2: June 24-28

Ages 12-15

Wilderness Adventures: July 8-12

Recreation, ages 6 months+

Early Childhood Laboratory's Summer Fun Program: Grades K-5

Session 1: June 3-7, theme: Beach
Session 2: June 10-14, theme: Campout
Session 3: June 17-21, theme: Dinos
Session 4: June 24-28, theme: Mad Scientist
Session 5: July 1-5, theme: Patriotic
Session 6: July 8-12, theme: Under the Sea
Session 7: July 15-19, theme: Pirates
Session 8: July 22-26, theme: Blast from the Past
Session 9: July 29-Aug. 2, theme: Space

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.

For more information, contact Deedra Vaughan Enrollment packets are available in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, Room 101.

Little Jack Rec Camp: Ages 5 -12

Session 1: June 3-7
Session 2: June 10-14
Session 3: June 17-21
Session 4: June 24-28
Session 5: July 8-12
Session 6: July 15-19
Session 7: July 22-26
Session 8: July 29-Aug. 2
Session 9: Aug. 5-Aug. 9

A non-sport specific camp, Little Jack Rec Camp makes sure that all activities are geared towards beginner and intermediate skill levels. This program is a fun recreational, motivational and educational adventure for children ages 5-12. 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.

Learn-To-Swim: Ages 6 months+

Session 1: June 3-13
Session 2: June 17-27
Session 3: July 8-18
Session 4: July 22- Aug. 1

Designed to focus on progressive aquatic skill development for participants of all ages and abilities to become safer and better swimmers. Visit the Learn-To-Swim page to explore the different levels of swim lessons offered.

Sciences and Mathematics, incoming K - 8th grade

Investigations in Mathematics and Science Academy: Incoming 6th - 8th grade children, June 17-21

The Investigations in Mathematics and Science academy is an interactive learning experience for students entering sixth through eighth grade. iMAS challenges and inspires students mathematically and scientifically through real life learning investigations guided by SFA STEM faculty members and district master teachers.

Ladyjacks Who Code: Incoming 7th - 8th grade, July 29 - Aug. 1

The Ladyjacks Who Code summer camp is a fun, engaging experience, blending both online and "unplugged" activities. Students will learn to create computer programs designed to enhance collaborative learning, develop problem-solving skills and persist through difficult tasks. Created for students entering seventh or eighth grade, this camp allows participants to develop interactive games and/or stories they can share with other students.

Little STEM Jacks: Grades K-5, Aug. 5-6 or 8-9 (dates depend on child's age)

The Little STEM Jacks is a summer camp for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade, providing them with the opportunity to explore and engage in hands-on learning activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including: Egg drop, engineering design, computer science, exploring the galaxy, Wiggle Bots and more!

Sport specific, ages 3+


Johnny Cardenas Baseball Camps: ages 15 - 18, June 15 and Aug. 3


Kyle Keller Basketball Camps: incoming 2-12 grade

Overnight Camp: June 16-19
Day Camp: June 24-27


Wally Crittenden Soccer Camps

Ages 3 -5

Lil' Jacks Summer Camp: June 24 - 27

Ages 5-10

Summer Day Camp: June 24 - 28

Ages 9-13

Summer Academy Camp: June 24 - 28

Ages 11-18

Elite Field Player Residential Camp: July 25 - 28
Elite GK Residential Camp: July 25 - 28

Ages 14-18

College ID Camp: May 25 and June 29


AXE U Tennis Camps: ages 9-19, June 10-14 and July 8-12


Debbie Humphreys Volleyball Camps

Incoming 3rd - 9th grade

Individual Skills Camp: June 7-9

Incoming 8th - College Freshman

Advanced Camp: July 11-13

Incoming 9th-12th grade

Libero/DS Clinic: July 8
Setter Clinic: July 9
Hitter Clinic - July 9

Varsity, JV, Freshman and 8th grade

Team Camp: July 7-9

Coaches - All Levels

Coaches' Clinic: July 8

Theatre, incoming 10-12 grade

Theatre Workshop: Incoming 10-12 grade, July 14 - 27, 2019

Entering its 53rd 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 13-21

Barrio Writers: ages 13-21, June 3 - 7, 2019

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.

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