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Palo Alto College offers high-quality, affordable, and FUN summer camp options for children ages 2 to 18! This year, we’ve added the option to sign up for specialized mini-camps to enhance your child’s full-day summer camp experience. These specialized mini-camps are also available as stand-alone camps for those parents who can accommodate half-day camps. Check out the summer camp options below. 

Before registering for any summer camps, please read the following documents:
Behavior Agreement
Release of Copyright
Kids' Camp FAQ

NOTE: Participation in Palo Alto College summer camps is contingent upon parent/guardian signing a waiver of liability before camp sessions begin.

Youth


Palo Alto College Kids’ Camp

The Palo Alto College Kids’ Summer Camp is designed to promote leadership and character development for children ages 5 – 12 through physical activity and classroom learning customized by age group. Each week, campers will enjoy a variety of themed activities focusing on sports and hands-on projects, with a special Friday field trip. Hot lunches will be provided Monday through Thursday by the San Antonio Food Bank; students should bring a packed lunch for the field trip. This camp is hosted by Palo Alto College’s Campus Recreation Department. 

Ages: 5-12
Price: $150 per session for first child, price breaks for additional children
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Friday) - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER
Session 1: June 5-9 (Friday Field Trip: Witte Museum)
Session 2: June 12-16 (Friday Field Trip: Fiesta Texas)
Session 3: June 19-23 (Friday Field Trip: SeaWorld San Antonio)
Session 4: June 26-30 (Friday Field Trip: SplashTown)
Session 5: July 10-14 (Friday Field Trip: The DoSeum)
Session 6: July 17-21 (Friday Field Trip: Schlitterbahn)
Session 7: July 24-28 (Tuesday Field Trip: San Antonio Stars game/Robotics) (Friday Field Trip: Pearsall Park)
Session 8: July 31 – Aug. 4 (Friday Field Trip: San Antonio Zoo)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
           Drop-off available beginning at 6:45 a.m.
Contact: Campus Recreation at 210-486-3805
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation  

Optional Add-On Mini-Camps for Kids' Camp Participants

(Stand-alone registration option also available)

 

“Books Alive” Theatre Mini Camp

Students will learn to bring books alive by re-enacting characters out of their favorite books borrowed from the Palo Alto College Children’s Library. Students ages 11-12 will gain hands-on stage technology experience such as lighting, sound, and set building. This program is hosted by Palo Alto College’s Drama department.

Ages: 5-12
Add-On Price for Kids' Camp participants: $20 per session (registration is available through Palo Alto College Kids' Camp session registration)
Stand Alone Registration Price: $30 per session - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Thursday)
Session 1: June 5-8 (Ages 5-7)
                      June 5-8 (Ages 8-10)
                      June 5-8 (Ages 11-12)
Session 2: June 26-29 (Ages 5-7)
                      June 26-29 (Ages 8-10)
                      June 26-29 (Ages 11-12)
Session 3: July 10-13 (Ages 5-7)
                      July 10-13 (Ages 8-10)
                      July 10-13 (Ages 11-12)
Session 4: July 31 - Aug. 3 (Ages 5-7)
                      July 31 - Aug. 3 (Ages 8-10)
                      July 31 - Aug. 3 (Ages 11-12)
Times: 8:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Contact: Hector Garza at 210-486-3209  

Discover 3D Design Mini-Camp

Through a series of hands-on activities, students will learn physical and/or digital concepts for building in three dimensions. Activities vary by age group and include working with Lego blocks, participating in a tower construction competition, learning to use 3D design software, and printing in 3D. Hosted by the PAC Children's Library.

Ages: 5-12
Add-On Price for Kids' Camp participants: $20 per session (registration is available through Palo Alto College Kids' Camp session registration)
Stand Alone Registration Price: $30 per session - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Thursday) 
Session 1: June 12-15 (Ages 5-7)
                      June 12-15 (Ages 8-10)
                      June 12-15 (Ages 11-12)
Session 2: July 17-20 (Ages 5-7)
                      July 17-20 (Ages 8-10)
                      July 17-20 (Ages 11-12)
Times: 8:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Contact: Children's Library at 210-486-3570 or Melissa Moya at 210-486-3564

Discover Robotics Mini-Camp

Students will be introduced to the amazing world of robots and robotics through hands-on activities. Activities vary by age group and include learning how robots perform tasks, building robot kits, and programming robots. This program is hosted by the Palo Alto College Children’s Library.

Ages: 5-12
Add-On Price for Kids' Camp participants: $20 per session (registration is available through Palo Alto College Kids' Camp session registration)
Stand Alone Registration Price: $30 per session - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Thursday) 
Session 1: June 19-22 (Ages 5-7)
                      June 19-22 (Ages 8-10)
                      June 19-22 (Ages 11-12)
Session 2: July 24-27 (Ages 5-7) AVAILABLE AS STAND ALONE CAMP ONLY
                      July 24-27 (Ages 8-10) AVAILABLE AS STAND ALONE CAMP ONLY
                      July 24-27 (Ages 11-12) AVAILABLE AS STAND ALONE CAMP ONLY
Times: 8:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Contact: Children's Library at 210-486-3570 or Melissa Moya at 210-486-3564

Learn to Swim at the Aquatic Center

Students will learn the skills needed to swim efficiently through 10 levels of instruction set forth by Swim America for swimmers of all ages. Session options include one week (four classes) or two weeks (eight classes) for 30 to 45 minutes each. Participants are able to choose from a group option (4:1 ratio) or a semi private option offering one instructor per two swimmers. At the end of each session, swimmers will receive a certificate for each level of completion.

Ages: 2 years and up
Add-On Price for Kids' Camp participants: $20 per one-week session (registration is available through Palo Alto College Kids' Camp session registration)
Stand Alone Registration Price: $60 for one-week session; $85 for one-week semi private session; $100 for two-week session (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STAND ALONE CAMP)
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Thursday) 
Session 1: June 5-8
Session 2: June 12-15
Session 3: June 19-22
Session 4: June 26-29
Session 5: July 10-13
Session 6: July 17-20 (AVAILABLE AS STAND ALONE CAMP ONLY)
Session 7: July 24-27 (AVAILABLE AS STAND ALONE CAMP ONLY)
Session 8: July 31 – Aug. 3
Times: Sessions available throughout the day
Contact: Campus Recreation at 210-486-3805
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation

 

Pre-teen and Teen


STEM Camp

Students will be exposed to the exciting world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). During the two-week camp, students will perform hands-on activities in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Computer Gaming. Career and Technical Education (CTE) will be incorporated to demonstrate practical applications of STEM to the workforce areas. Lunch will be provided by the San Antonio Food Bank for those students registering for an afternoon add-on mini-camp.

Ages: 11-18 (check session for ages)
Price: FREE (grant-funded)
Dates: two-week sessions (Monday – Friday) - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER
Session 1: June 19-23 (ages 11-14)
                  June 26-30  (ages 11-14)
Session 2: July 10-14 (ages 15-18)
                  July 17-21 (ages 15-18)
Session 3: July 24-28 (incoming college freshmen)
                 July 31 – Aug. 4 (incoming college freshmen)
Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
            Drop-off available beginning at 7 a.m.
Contact: Angela Menke at 210-486-3302

Optional Mini-Camps for STEM Camp Participants

Sports Mini-Camp

Students will spend their afternoons focusing on a different sports activity each day as well as open gym activities. No previous sports experience is necessary. Students will also be treated to a fun-filled extravaganza on the last Friday of each two-week session.
Ages: 11-18 (check session for ages)
Registration Price: $40 per two-week session
Dates: two-week sessions (Monday – Friday) - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER. Sessions 1 and 2 must register through STEM Camp.
Session 1: June 19-23 (ages 11-14)
                  June 26-30 (ages 11-14)
Session 2: July 10-14 (ages 15-18)
                  July 17-21 (ages 15-18)
Session 3: July 24-28 (incoming college freshmen)
                  July 31 – Aug. 4 (incoming college freshmen)
Times: 1–3:30 p.m.
            Pickup available until 6 p.m.
Contact: Campus Recreation at 210-486-3805
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation  

 

Theatre Production Mini-Camp

Students will gain hands-on stage technology experience such as stage-lighting, sound, and set building. All activities will be conducted in the Performing Arts Center Black Box classroom. This program is hosted by Palo Alto College’s Drama department.

Ages: 11-18 (check session for ages)
Registration Price: $40 per two-week session
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Friday) - CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER. Sessions 1 and 2 must register through STEM Camp.
Session 1: June 19-23 (ages 11-14)
                  June 26-30 (ages 11-14)
Session 2: July 10-14 (ages 15-18)
                  July 17-21 (ages 15-18)
Session 3: July 24-28 (incoming college freshmen)
                  July 31- Aug. 4 (incoming college freshmen)
Times: 1 – 4 p.m.
            Pickup available until 6 p.m.
Contact: Hector Garza at 210-486-3209