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Palo Alto College offers high-quality, affordable, and FUN summer camp options for children ages 5 to 17! This year, we’ve added the option to sign up for specialized mini-camps to enhance your child’s full-day summer camp experience. Check out the summer camp options below. 

 

Youth (ages 5–12)


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. Students should bring a sack lunch. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Ages: 5-12
Price: $150 per session for first child, price breaks for additional children
Drop Off: 6:30 –8 a.m. 
Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pick Up: 5 – 6 p.m.
Contact: Aquatic & Athletic Center at 210-486-3800
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation
Dates: weekly sessions (Monday – Friday)

Session 1: June 11-15 (Friday Field Trip: Zoo)
Optional Add-On Camps:
“Books Alive” Theatre Camp
Learn to Swim

Session 2: June 18-22 (Friday Field Trip: The Doseum)
Optional Add-On Camps:
Animal Kingdom: Zoology Camp
Learn to Swim

Session 3: June 25-29 (Friday Field Trip: Movie Theater/Ripley’s)
Optional Add-On Camps:
“Books Alive” Theatre Camp
Learn to Swim

Session 4: July 9-13 (Friday Field Trip: SplashTown)
Optional Add-On Camps:
Discover Robotics
Learn to Swim

Session 5: July 16-20 (Friday Field Trip: Sea World Aquatica)
Optional Add-On Camps:
“Books Alive” Theatre Camp
Learn to Swim

Session 6: July 23-27 (Friday Field Trip: Morgan’s Wonderland)
Optional Add-On Camps:
Blast-off with Space Exploration
Learn to Swim

Session 7: July 30-Aug. 3 (Friday Field Trip: Pearsall Park)
Optional Add-On Camps:
“Books Alive” Theatre Camp
Learn to Swim

Session 8: Aug. 6-10 (Friday Field Trip: Witte Museum)
Optional Add-On Camps:
Discover Robotics (repeat of Session 4)
Learn to Swim

Optional Add-On Mini-Camps for Kids’ Camp participants only

Animal Kingdom: Zoology Camp
Students will be introduced to zoology, the science of studying the animal kingdom. Through a series of hands-on activities including experiments, crafts, animal encounters, and presentations by animal experts, students will learn about different types of animals, their habitats, and potential careers for children who love animals. Camp is Monday-Thursday for Session 2 (June 18-21) from 9 – 11:30 a.m. $20 per session.
Contact: Tyler Dunn at 210-486-3560

Blast-off with Space Exploration
Students will explore their interest in the planets, stars and space travel, and will gain a sense of the importance and wonderment of what the future of space exploration holds. Camp is Monday-Thursday for Session 6 (July 23-26) from 9-11:30 a.m. $20 per session.
Contact: Tyler Dunn at 210-486-3560

“Books Alive” Theatre Camp
Students of all ages 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 also gain hands-on stage technology experience such as lighting, sound, and set building. Books will change each session. Camp is Monday-Thursday for Session 1 (June 11-14), Session 3 (June 25-28), Session 5 (July 16-19), Session 7 (July 30-Aug. 2) from 9-11:30 a.m. $20 per session.
Contact: Hector Garza at 210-486-3209

Discover Robotics
Students will learn about the amazing world of robots and robotics through hands-on activities including building their very own age-appropriate robot. Camp is Monday-Thursday for Session 4 (July 9-12) and Session 8 (Aug. 6-9) from 9-11:30 a.m. (the curriculum will be the same for each session). $20 per session.
Contact: Tyler Dunn at 210-486-3560

Learn to Swim at the Aquatic Center
Students will learn the skills needed to swim efficiently through four one-hour sessions in a group setting (7:1 ratio). At the end of each session, swimmers will receive a certificate for each level of completion. $20 per session. Learn to Swim classes are also available for ages 2 and older and can be registered without Kids’ Summer Camp, though prices may vary
Contact: Aquatic & Athletic Center at 210-486-3802
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation

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Pre-Teen & Teen (ages 11 – 17)


STEM Experience (half-day) 

NOTE: All sessions for STEM Experience are currently full. If you are interested in being added to a waitlist, please contact Stephanie Ornelas at 210-486-3945.

Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Experience will participate in hands-on activities in STEM related fields including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Computer Coding.  Students will join Palo Alto College faculty and partners for interactive two-week lab sessions and take their new lab knowledge on the road with Friday field trips to see how STEM impacts San Antonio. The STEM Experience is supported by Palo Alto College’s SEEDS grant funded by the Department of Education HSI-STEM & Articulation Program. Students can only be registered for one of the STEM Experience Sessions.
Ages: 11-17 (check session for ages)
Price: FREE
Optional Lunch: $40 for one session (two weeks), provided by Palo Alto College dining services. Lunch items served include hot dog, cheeseburger, chicken tenders sandwich, chicken nuggets, pizza stick, and more.
Dates: two-week sessions (Monday – Friday)
     Session 1: June 11-22 (ages 11-13) - REGISTRATION IS FULL. For waitlist, contact Stephanie Ornelas at 210-486-3945.
     Session 2: July 9-20 (ages 14-17) - REGISTRATION IS FULL. For waitlist, contact Stephanie Ornelas at 210-486-3945.
     Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3 (ages 11-13) - REGISTRATION IS FULL. For waitlist, contact Stephanie Ornelas at 210-486-3945.
Times: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (early drop-off can be arranged)
Contact: Erron Gonzalez at 210-486-3945

Afternoon Mini-Camps (as add-on for STEM Experience participants or stand-alone registration)

Please note that STEM Experience students registered for an afternoon mini-camp should purchase the lunch add-on or bring a sack lunch from home.

Sports Camp (half-day)

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: 11-17 (check session for ages)
Price: $40 per two-week session
Dates: two-week sessions (Monday – Friday)
     Session 1: June 11-22 (ages 11-13)
     Session 2: July 9-20 (ages 14-17)
     Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3 (ages 11-13)
Times: 1 – 3:30 p.m. (after-camp pick up can be arranged for STEM Camp participants)
Contact: Aquatic & Athletic Center at 210-486-3802
Website: alamo.edu/pac/recreation

Theater Production Camp (half-day)

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. Hosted by the PAC Drama Department.
Ages: 11-17 (check session for ages)
Price: $40 per two-week session
Dates: two-week sessions (Monday – Friday)
     Session 1: June 11-22 (ages 11-13)
     Session 2: July 9-20 (ages 14-17)
     Session 3: July 23-Aug. 3 (ages 11-13)
Times: 1 – 4 p.m. (after-camp pick up can be arranged for STEM Camp participants)
Contact: Hector Garza at 210-486-3209