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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.

Summer 2021 information is being added as it becomes available.
(last update: March 29)

Art

Art Academy: Elementary students

In-person art academies for elementary students have been canceled due to COVID-19.

Visit our YouTube channel to view instruction videos created by our art education majors: SFA Art Education Home Art Lessons

Each video includes a materials list.

Art Academy: Secondary students

In-person art academies for secondary students have been canceled due to COVID-19.

Visit our YouTube channel to view instruction videos created by our art education majors: SFA Art Education Home Art Lessons

Each video includes a materials list.

Campus Recreation

Little Jack Rec Camp: ages 5 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. 

Learn to Swim: ages 6 months +

Available in group and private lesson format, visit the Learn-To-Swim page to explore the different levels of swim lessons offered.

Early Childhood Laboratory

Summer Fun Program: incoming grades 1 to 5

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 7:10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

For more information, email ECHLadmin@sfasu.edu.

Environment conservation

Conservation Careers: ages 14 to 17

Exploring career opportunities in natural resource management through engaging, hands-on experiences. Campers gain knowledge about environmental stewardship, land ethics and forest health, all while using high-end technology to experience the world in a new way.

For more information, visit the College of Forestry and Agriculture's Outreach page.

Music

Band: incoming grades 9 to 12

  • High School Invitational Honors camp
  • Drum Major camp

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

Choir: incoming grades 9 to 12

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: incoming grades 6 to 12

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: incoming grades 6 to 12

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

Pre-Law Academy: incoming grades 11 to 12

Are you a high school student interested in a law career? Established in 2014, SFA’s Pre-Law Academy is Texas’ only high school pre-law program — a unique opportunity for rising juniors and seniors and students currently completing their senior year. 

Visit the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs' Outreach page to learn more.

Reading

Leap Into Literacy: incoming grades K and 1

Individual or small group (2 to 3 participants) instruction/intervention. Focused on letters and letter sounds, decoding words by using a multisensory approach.

For more information and to pre-register, visit the Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders webpage.

Sports

Baseball: grades K to 12

Johnny Cardenas Baseball Camps

K to 8 grade: Full and half day options
9 to 12 grade: Evaluation camp

Basketball: grades 1 to 12

Kyle Keller Boys' Basketball Camps

Incoming 2 to 12 grade
Overnight camps, Full and half day camps


Mark Kellogg Girls' Basketball Camps

1 to 8 grade: Individual camp
9 to 12 grade: Team camp and Elite Day camp

Football: grade 9 to 12

Colby Carthel Football Camps

 

Soccer

Tony Minatta Go Jacks Soccer Camps

Ages U7 to U14: Day camp
Ages U11 to U18: Goal keeper and finishing camp
9 to 12 grade, junior colleges and transfer students: Elite Prospect ID camp

Tennis: ages 5 to 18

AXE U Tennis Camps

Ages 5 to 18: Full and half day options
9 to 12 grade: High school training camp

Volleyball: grades 2 to 12 and coaches' clinic

Debbie Humphreys Volleyball Camps

2 to 8 grade: Individual skills
7 to 12 grade: Advanced camp
8 to 11 grade: Libero/DS clinic, setter clinic, hitter clinic
Varsity, JV, Freshman and grade 8: Team camp
Coaches (all levels): Coaches' clinic

STEM

STEM Research and Learning Center summer programs have been canceled due to COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook, where we are providing activities through posts and videos.

Theatre

Summer Theatre Workshop: incoming grades 10 to 12

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

Barrio Writers: ages 13 to 21

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!