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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.

(last updated April 12, 2022)

Art

Art Academy: Elementary students

Art Academy, Elementary Level is available for students between the ages of five and ten. Daily activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and much more!

Art Academy: Secondary students

Student artists enrolled in Art Academy, Secondary Level will work with art teachers on specific skills for a real art studio experience, developing two to four artworks through teacher guidance and independent studio time.

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.

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.

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

Contact Coach Erin Scott at scottem1@sfasu.edu or 936.468.1643 for more information.

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

iMAS Academy: Day Camp

This event provides hands-on, minds-on scientific inquiry through dynamic teaching and learning experiences led by SFA faculty members and master teachers.

The camp is for students 14 to 16 years old prior to the start.

For more information and to apply, visit the Upcoming Events page for the STEM Research and Learning Center.

iMAS Academy: Overnight Camp

This event provides hands-on, minds-on scientific inquiry through dynamic teaching and learning experiences led by SFA faculty members and master teachers.

The camp is for students 14 to 16 years old prior to the start.

For more information and to apply, visit the Upcoming Events page for the STEM Research and Learning Center.

Little STEM Jacks

This event captures the attention of children of varying ages by providing them opportunities to learn and play with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through immersive scientific discovery, the day camp looks to excite students to the many possibilities in math and science.

There are camps available for students in grades K to 5.

For more information and to register, visit the Upcoming Events page for the STEM Research and Learning Center.

Theatre

Junior Jacks Theatre Camp: incoming grades 3 to 9

Junior Jacks Theatre Camp offers an opportunity for SFA theatre teaching certification students an opportunity to teach students that are younger than high-school age. It is designed as a day-camp version of our well-established High School Workshop program. Children participate in theatre games, memorize and rehearse parts and perform for family and friends at the end of the camp.

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!