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Amazing Desert Journey VBS 

5802 Weber Rd. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78413



Expect fun, faith, and fellowship this summer! Join the journey - the VBS that leads kids to Jesus every day.

* Preschool thru 6th grade
* June 25-29, 6:00-8:35 pm with light supper served from 5:30-5:50pm
* Register online at www.travisbaptist.org or call (361) 853-9967


Art Center of Corpus Christi 

100 Shoreline Blvd. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78401



The Art Center of Corpus Christi is offering their Summer Art Camp. Camp starts in June and is for ages 7-15 and goes from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.  Cost is $95 for Art Center Members and $114 per week for Non-Members. Supplies and light snack are included. 

Camps include:

Week 1 (June 5th-7th): Asian Culture Camp

Week 2 (June 12th-14th): Medieval Camp

Week 3 (June 19th-21st): Comic Book Camp

Week 4 (June 26th-28th): Doll Making Camp

Week 5 (July 10th-12th): Groovy 60's Camp

Week 6 (July 17th-19th): Mythical Creatures Camp

For more information about each specific camp and what is being taught, call (361) 884-6406 or visit their website.



Art Museum of South Texas 

1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78401



The Art Museum of South Texas is offering "The Fine Art of Summer 2012"  and the "Young at Art" Summer Camps beginning on June 4th and continuing through August 3, 2012 for ages K5-12.  Camp is 9a.m.-3:30am M-F. 

For Kids ages K5-12


Camps offered are as followed:

Session 1 (June 4-June8)- Taking a Line for a Walk - Drawing and Creative Drama

Session 2 (June 11-June 15)-Pigment of your Imagination- Painting and Pantomime

Session 3 (June 18-June 22)-Blending the Rules-Watercolor and Movement

Session 4 (June 25-June 29)-What a Relief it is! - Printmaking and Improvisation

Session 5 (July 16-July 20)- Mold a Masterpiece-Sculpture and Creative Drama *(Location is the Garcia Arts & Education Center)

Session 6 (July 23-August 3)-The Wheel Deal-Advanced clay Camp for ages 8 & up only) *(Location is the Garcia Arts & Education Center)

For Mom & Tots wanting to participate in the "Young at Art Camp" specifically for preschooler 2-5 and their parents. They can expect the following sessions and classes:

(July 9)- Clay Play

(July 10)-Draw-ma Rama

(July 11th)-Crazy for Color

(July 12th)-Rainbow Fish

(July 13, 2012)-ship shapes


Prices vary dependent on which camp your child participate in. For more information call (361)825-3504 or visit their website.

To get a better understanding of the course offerings, click here for brochure.


Arts of Defense Martial Arts 

4226 S. Alameda St. ,   Corpus Christi, TX  



Arts of Defense has a Full 12-Week Summer Program to coincide with CCISD Summer Break and 2 Week Early Out. Voted Best Camp of 2012, Arts of Defense is the place to be during the summer months. Field trips, themed camp weeks, life skills, arts & crafts, martial arts, fun and more are all part of the summer program. Campers can come on a weekly basis or the full summer! Enrollment is happening now! For more information call (361)723-0418.


CC Soccer Academy Summer Camps 

Brockhampton St. Park ,   Corpus Christi, TX  



2012 CCSA Soccer Training Camps for players ages 4-17. Registration is now open. 

June 4-7, Sandpipers Camp Ages 4-5

June 25-28, H.O.T. Soccer Camp Ages 11-17

July 30-August 2, First Touch Soccer Camp Ages 6-17

August 6 - August 9, CCSA-Soccer Camp Ages 6-17

All camps are held at Brockhampton St. Park, Next to Kaffie Middle School.

Prices of each camp varies and slots are filling up quickly, so if you want more information or you would like to sign up, please call (361) 265-8589 or visit their camp page on their website for more informaiton.


Coastal Bend College for Kids 

Various Locations ,   Kingsville, TX  

Per Location


Join us this summer for Kids College 2012! 

Kids aged 6 – 12 will discover the many fascinating aspects of Egypt, from mummies to pyramids to papyrus! Topics for study will include geography, geology, architecture, art, antiquities, mythology and innovations that can be traced back to the time of the pharaohs. Kids College will study many different facets of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as social studies, history, art, drama and music! 

On most campuses, Kids College runs Monday thru Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, with snacks provided.  The Beeville campus has a meal plan available, but on other campuses, kids should bring their own lunches. Cost varies dependent on program offerings.

Click on the campus for more specific information and the registration form.

Beeville Campus ~ June 4 – June 28 

Kingsville Campus ~ June 4 – June 28 

Pleasanton Campus ~ July 9 – July 27 

Alice Campus ~ June 18 – July 3 


Corpus Christi Summer Programs 

Various Locations ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78401



The City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department is offering exciting summer youth programs which provide a fun environment created to enrich children's lives and encourage positive lifestyle choices. The following programs are available through city and run at different times from June 18-August 10, 2012.

  • Latchkey Camps- provide children with a chance to develop character, learn life skills, make new friends, and discover new intersts. The program features activities rannging from swimming, tennis, arts & crafts, guest speakers, and field trips. It operates M-F  7:30am-6:00pm for children ages 5-13. $79/week. Call 826-3499 for more information, locations, or to find out registration deadlines.
  • Recreation Center Programs (FREE)- Open campus recreation activities including arts & crafts, games, various recreation, indoor & outdoor games, table games, playgrounds, etc.) These programs are generally supervised  and are offered June 18-August 10, 2012, M-F 11am-4pm for ages 6-16. Call (361)826-3460 for more information.
  • "Lunch On Us!" Program (FREE)- Lunch from 11:30am-1:00pm plus a snack from 3pm-4pm are available at over 20 eligible sites mainly M-F. Program is provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Call (361)826-3460 for more information and location.
  • Recreation Center Classes including Stranger Ranger Anti-Kidnapping, Shorin-ryu Karate, ATA Martial Arts, Spirit & Strength Martial Arts, and the Joe Garza Boxing Club. Call (361) 826-3460 for more information.
  • Summer Sports Camps-Available June 4- Augut 10, 2012 with each week a different sport offered and professional instructors for boys and girls ages 6-18 a the Corpus Christi Gym Camps. Everything from Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Dance, Baseball, Football, and Girls Fast Pitch are available. Cost is $60/student/camp. Call (3610 851-1612 or (361) 826-3588.
  • Sports Leagues-Various sports leagues are available throughout the summer including Boys Baseball, Youth Baseball, and Northside Youth Basketball. Prices vary dependent on which program your child participates in. Call (361)826-3588.
  • Skate 101- (FREE) Free lessons for 12 and younger on Saturdays from 9am-11am. Helmets are required and registration is on-site. Call (361)826-3460 for the summer schedule and details.
  • Swim Lessons are offered for ages 6 months and older and will run from May 29-June 10, 2012 at various locations. Fee is $40/session. Call (361)826-3460 for more information.
  • Summer Swim League is from May 29-July 22, 2012 and is offered for ages 5-17. Must be able to swim 25 yards. Fee is $60/swimmer. Call (361) 826-3460 for more info.
  • Additional summer programs are available through the city. Call (361) 826-3460. 

For a complete brochure on the Corpus Christi Summer Programs, please click here.



Javelina Engineers Summer Camp 

Texas A&M University - Kingsville ,   Kingsville, TX   78363



2012 Javelina Engineers Summer Camp at The University of Texas-Kingsville, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering is holding it's YEST Summer Camp. 

Specifically for area junior high and high school students, the YEST Summer Camp will help develop math, science, and engineering concepts to participants. There will be hands-on engineering projects and technical activities as part of the program.  In addition, the camp will offer:

  • Prizes-notebooks, gadgets, etc.
  • Professional Speakers
  • Field trip
  • Parent Campus Tour

Participants must be between ages 14-21. This camp is free and funding is provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.  Students must complete an application form and be selected to participate in this camp. See the camp brochure or visit their website  for more information. 

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Northwest Kids Sports Complex 

12212 Leopard St. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78410



The Northwest Kids Sports Complex is offering camps for grades K-6 beginning on May 24, 2012 and continue weekly through August 24, 2012. 

Camps are designed to keep the children active while having fun throughout the day and week. Campers will participate in  a large variety of activities such as art and crafts, karaoke, gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, tumbling, basketball, volleyball, kickball, swimming, large screen movies, weekly field trips, and so much more. Camps are Monday-Friday from 7:30a.m.-6p.m. at NWK's Facility

For more information or costs associated with the weekly camp, call (361) 241-0952 or visit their Summer Camps page on their website.


Piano Gallery 

4432 South Padre Island Dr. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78411



Piano Camp introduces the piano in a fun and positive learning environment. All camps will end with a Finale Celebration!

At the celebration, campers share their music with family and friends and receive their camp awards.

Camp Activities and Highlights include:

  • age-appropriate curriculum for each camp
  • songs taught in a variety of styles
  • rhythm and note reading games
  • improvisation activities that inspire creativity
  • singing
  • arts & crafts
  • use of the latest digital piano technology
  • finale Celebration performance on the last day

Cost is $150 for the Keyboarding Camp and $100 for the Enrichment Camp.  See here to see the two different camps available as well as camp times.


Pottery Painting Pleasures 

1233 Nile Dr. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78412



Pottery Painting Pleasures presents the 2012 Kids Summer Camp. Children will learn about art, paint, pottery pieces, and pick paint to use. Camp includes: snacks, fun activities, 5 ceramic pieces, 1 clay project, apron, all supplies & more!

Camp Sessions are as followed:

Tots & Pots(Ages 4 & under) $85- Sessions are every Wednesday from 10a.m.-12p.m.

  • Choose from June 6th - 27th or July 4th - July 25th

Kids Kreations (Ages 5 & Up)$135 - Sessions are Monday-Friday from 9a.m.-11:30a.m.

  • Choose from June 4th-8th
  • June 18th-22nd
  • July 9th-13th
  • Juy 16th-20th
  • July 23rd-27th

For more information, call (361)994-5122, click here to see thier flyer, or visit their Facebook page.


Texas A&M University- Kingsville 

Texas A&M University - Kingsville ,   Kingsville, TX   78363



Texas A&M University - Kingsville is offering various Summer Camps for 2012. Camps include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Youth Football
  • Softball
  • Training Camp
  • Volleyball
  • College for Kids
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Whiz Kids Math Camp

Date and times vary dependent on the camp attending. For more information on their Summer Camps, visit their Summer Camps page online.


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 

6300 Ocean Dr. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78412



The Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is offering various summer camps. Camps are available in academic and athletic programs as well as specialty camps. 

Among the camp offerings are:

  • The Fine Art of Summer Camp - The ArtMuseum of South Texas
  • Islander Girls' Basketball
  • Coastal Bend Orchestra & Suzuki String Camp 2012
  • Summer Art Institute 2012
  • STEM Summer Institute: Underwater Robotics
  • Islander Band Camp 2012
  • Islander Rec Camp (IRC)
  • Young Author's Middle School Camp
  • Young Author's Elementary School Camp
  • Young Author's Writers  Island Workshop
  • Young at Art Summer Camp - Art Center of South Texas
  • Islander Cross Country Camp

To find out more about the summer camp offerings at Texas A&M University click here or call the Community Outreach office at (361)825-2778.


Texas State Aquarium 

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78402



All camps area available on most weeks throughout the summer beginning on June 5, 2012 through August 24, 2012. 

Registration for Members begins February 1st, and non-members begins March 1st!

SeaCamp activities include tours, programs, animal encounters, fishing, and water activities. Younger children will enjoy arts & crafts and story times, while older children will engage in field experiences, go "behind the scenes" with animal care staff, and enjoy one overnight stay either at the Aquarium or a local wildlife conservation center.

Click here for SeaCamp 2012 Registration Form

Scholarships are available for SeaCamp 2012, and are based on financial need. Click here for more information.


Texas Surf Camp 

P. O. Box 1529 ,   Port Aransas, TX   78373

(361) 749-6956


Summer Surf camp is primarily designed for ages 5-18 and focuses primarily on surfing instruction and practice.

Campers are divided into smaller groups for surfing instruction based on the following age groups but can vary due to class size and individual experience. Ages are: 5-8 years old, 9-12 years old, and 13 and up.

In addition to instruction in surfing and related ocean sports, our activities will include:

  • beach and ocean games
  • education in ocean safety and awareness and marine biology
  • lessons in surf etiquette
  • competitive pointers
  • plenty of fun on the beautiful beaches of Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, Galveston.

For more information regarding specific camp information, dates, and locations or to register online, visit our website at www.texassurfcamps.com or call (361) 749-6956


The Alamo Academy -Youth Summer Baseball & Softball Camps 

2033 Airline Rd. ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78412



The Alamo Academy is hosting it's Youth Summer Baseball & Softball Camps for ages 5-13 beginning June 11, 2012 and continuing through July 12, 2012. There are four camps available that begin at 9am and end at 3pm Monday - Thursday each camp week! Early drop off is available at 8:30a.m. 

Your camper can expect: 

  • High Caliber Instructors
  • 7 Hours of Instruction per day
  • Lunch & movies
  • Fun

Youth Camp #1 is scheduled June 11-14

Youth Camp #2 is scheduled June 18-21

Youth Camp #3 is scheduled June 25-28

Youth Camp #4 is scheduled July 9-12

For more information about The Alamo Academy or to find out more about the available camps, visit their website or call (361) 852-2287.


University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) 

100 S Station Street ,   Port Aransas, TX   78373

(361) 749 - 3045


Science summer programs that take science to the next level!. Kids get both field and laboratory experience that enrich and excite!

The GK-12 Summer Field Science Program is a hands-on, inquiry-based science camp for students entering grades 3-8 at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI).  Participants explore the unique ecosystem of the Texas Gulf Coast and gain a deeper understanding of their world with Master Teachers and Scientists from the Coastal Bend.

Summer camps start in late June. Registration Starts March 12, 2012


USA Chess Camp 

St. James Episcopal School ,   Corpus Christi, TX   78401




St. James Episcopal School
602 S. Carancahua Street   Corpus Christi, TX78401
June 11 - June 15, 2012

Chess Camp
Ages 5-15 • All Abilities

USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. Our staff  is comprised of the finest children's chess instructors in North America. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Program includes a mix of classroom instruction and practice sessions. Instructors use a variety of teaching tools including demo boards, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time interesting. During snack/practice time campers play each other and practice the concepts learned in class.


Parent-Only Class NEW TIME 
Join us each Tuesday for a parent-only class. Parents who have never played chess before will learn the basic rules and opening tactics. For parents who know about chess, opening principals and strategies will be discussed. 



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