Summer Camps

Every summer, the Center for Educational Programs offers Kids U and Hawk STEAM Academy camps for children of all ages to keep them busy and give them an opportunity to learn and have fun. Whether you want your child to learn more about science, math, art, reading, character development, literacy, or technology, there's a camp or academy for them. Find the best fit for your family and register today!

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Kids U

Kids U is a summer enrichment educational day program for students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The program features various camps and academies that center on a specific theme. Each camp and academy offer courses that open up new possibilities, create exciting learning opportunities, and promise summer excitement. You can view the courses by clicking on each theme below.

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Hawk STEAM Academy

During our Hawk STEAM Academy, campers (grades 6-8) become engineers and work in research and development teams as they explore Newton's laws of motion through interactive activities. They'll also learn the science and engineering design process while engaging in missions to solve real-world problems and more! Activities include arts-integration with science, technology, engineering and math for designing, constructing and testing rotocopters, parachutes, balloon rockets, drones, and robotics. Campers also will meet and interact with STEM experts from a variety of industries, including NASA. 


Soaring Hawks Girl Code Academy

The Soaring Hawks Girls Code Academy is a FREE one-week summer camp, which will provide computer coding/programming for 75 middle school girls in grades 6-8. The purpose of the Camp Code for Girls program is to increase the interest of middle school girls in coding and programming by providing hands-on experiences in summer camps.

Camp Dates:

  • Session 1 : June 17-21
  • Session 2: July 15-19
  • Session 3: August 5-9

Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Location:
University of Houston–Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
STEM Building, Classroom 1200

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Browse All the Courses

Whether you want to view a full list of course names, find courses on certain dates, or browse them by age, you can do all three below:

   Search by Course Name
 

Kids U Camps

Character Development

  • Confidence Is Cool
  • Macaroni and Please!
  • Proud to Be Polite

Cultural Academy 

  • Book Making
  • Crochet
  • Journey to China
  • Knitting
  • Paper Folding
  • Simple Jewelry Making

Digital Photography

  • The Wonderful World of Digital Photography

Early Childhood

  • Discovery Through Play
  • Engineering Madness
  • Sensory Science
  • STEMulating Play

 Literacy Academy

  • Between the Lines
  • Blogging About Books
  • Climb the Poet Tree
  • Myths, Legends & Me
  • Puzzle Up Your Writing
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors, Write!
  • S’More Fun with Reading and Writing
  • Taking a Walk Down Literature Lane
  • Travel Through Reading
  • Writing Like an Author

Math Camp

  • Math Mysteries

Science Camp

  • Creepy Crawlers
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • CSI: UHCL
  • Cutting It Up in Science!
  • Digital Escape Room: Storm Chasers Escape Room

  • Green and Gross Experiments
  • Growing Up Healthy
  • Junior Mad Scientist
  • Jurassic Adventures
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Kitchen Concoctions and Commotion

  • Machine Head Science
  • Our Insect Buddies
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Probing Science
  • Space Rangers
  • Space Shuttle Escape Room

  • Survivor 101 
  • Under the Sea
  • Up, Up, and Away!
  • Wild About Wildlife

STEM/STEAM Camp

  • Inventors of Tomorrow

Technology Camp

  • Aegis
  • Bloxel Game Builder-Your Imagination’s Turn to Play!
  • Claymation
  • Digital Playground
  • Introduction to Mobile Game Development with GameSalad

  • Introduction to Video Game Design & Development
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • KODU-Video Game Design for Xbox
  • Legomation

  • MineCraft Exploration
  • Programming for Beginners with Bee Bots and More
  • Python Code-A-Thon

Hawk STEAM Academy

  • World of Motion
  • Robotics and Coding
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 June 3-6: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp  Course 
Cultural Academy Knitting (grades 3-8)
Digital Photography The Wonderful World of Photography (grades 4-6)
Literacy Academy Blogging About Books (grades 6-8) 
Science Camp Junior Mad Scientist (grades 2-3) and Space Rangers (grades 4-5)
Technology Camp Introduction to Video Game Design & Development (grades 4-8), Python Code-A-Thon (grades 3-8), and Programming for Beginners with Bee Bee Bots and More (ages 3-4)

June 3-6: Noon to 3 p.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Paper Folding (grades K-4)
Math Camp Math Mysteries (grades 4-5)
Science Camp CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (grades 4-5) and Up, Up, and Away! (grades K-2)
Technology Camp Digital Playground (grades 2-5), KODU-Video Game Design for Xbox (grades 4-8), and Introduction to Web Design (grades 2-5)

June 10-13: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Crochet (grades 3-8)
Eary Childhood Sensory Science (ages 3-5)
Literacy Academy Between the Lines (grades 2-3)
Science Camp Kitchen Chemistry (grades 2-3) and Under the Sea (grades K-1)
Technology Camp KODU-Video Game Design for XBox (grades 4-8), Legomation (grades 2-5), and Bloxel Game Builder-Your Imagination's Turn to Play (grades 2-5)

June 10-13: Noon to 3 p.m.

Camp  Course
Cultural Academy Journey to China (grades K-6)
Science Camp Kitchen Concoctions and Commotion (grades 4-5) and Creepy Crawlers (grades 2-3)
STEM/STEAM Camp Inventors of Tomorrow (grades 2-5)
Technology Camp Introduction to Video Game Design & Development (grades 2-5) and Claymation (grades 2-5)
Character Development Camp Macaroni and Please! (ages 3-6)

 June 17-20: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Book Making (grades 1-5)
Digital Photography The Wonderful World of Photography (grades 4-6)
Early Childhood STEMulating Play (age 3-5)
Literacy Academy S'More Fun with Reading and Writing (K-1)
Science Camp Green and Gross Experiments (grades 4-5) and Probing Science (grades 4-5)
Technology Camp Digital Playground (grades 2-5), Claymation (grades 2-5), Introduction to Mobile Game Development with GameSalad (grades 6-8), and MineCraft Exploration (grades 6-8)

 June 17-20: Noon-3 p.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Simple Jewelry Making (grades 2-5)
Math Camp Math Mysteries (grades 4-5)
Science Camp Junior Mad Scientist (grades 2-3) and Jurassic Adventures (grades K-1)
Technology Camp Python Code-A-Thon (grades 3-8) and Legomation (grades 2-5)
Character Development Camp Proud to Be Polite (ages 7-10)

June 24-27: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp Course
Digital Photography The Wonderful World of Digital Photography (grades 4-6)
Literacy Academy Climb the Poet Tree (grades 2-3)
Science Camp Kitchen Chemistry (grades 2-3) and Under the Sea (grades K-1)
Technology Camp KODU-Video Game Design for Xbox (grades 4-8), Claymation (grades 2-5), and Aegis (grades 4-8)

June 24-27: Noon-3 p.m.

Camp Course
Science Camp CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (grades 4-5) and CSI: UHCL (grade 5)
Technology Camp Introduction to Video Game Design & Development (grades 4-8), Digital Playground (grades 2-5), and Programming for Beginners with Bee Bots and More (grades K-1)
Character Development Camp Confidence Is Cool (grades 6-8)

July 8-11: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Knitting (grades 3-8) 
Early Childhood Engineering Madness (ages 3-5)
Literacy Academy Rock, Paper, Scissors, Write! (grades 2-3)
Science Camp Wild About Wildlife (grades 2-3) and Machine Head Science (grades 4-5)
Technology Camp Introduction to Web Design (grades 2-5), Legomation (grades 2-5), and Bloxel Game Builder: Your Imagination's Turn to Play (grades 2-5)

July 8-11: Noon-3 p.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Paper Folding (grades K-4)
Literacy Academy Myths, Legends, and Me (grades 4-5)
Math Camp Math Mysteries (grades 4-5)
STEM/STEAM Camp Inventors of Tomorrow (grades 2-5)
Technology Camp Introduction to Video Game Design & Development (grades 4-8) and Claymation (grades 2-5)
Character Development Camp Macaroni and Please! (ages 3-6)

July 15-18: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Crochet (grades 3-8)
Early Childhood Discovery Through Play (ages 3-5)
Literacy Academy Taking a Walk Down Literature Lane (grades K-2)
Science Camp Space Shuttle Escape Room (grades 5-6) 
Technology Camp Introduction to Video Game Design & Development (grades 4-8), Programming for Beginners with Bee Bots and More (ages 3-4), and Introduction to Mobile Game Development with GameSalad (grades 2-5)

 July 15-18: Noon-3 p.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Journey to China (grades K-6)
Literacy Academy Writing Like an Author (grades K-2)
Science Camp Our Insect Buddies (grades K-1), Digital Escape Room: Storm Chasters Escape Room (grades 5-6), and Cutting It Up in Science (grades 4-5)
Technology Camp Python Code-A-Thon (grades 3-8), KODU-Video Game Design for XBox (grades 4-8), and Legomation (grades 2-5)
Character Development Camp Proud to Be Polite (ages 7-10)

July 22-25: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Book Making (grades 1-5)
Literacy Academy Puzzle Up Your Writing (grades K-1)
Science Camp Kitchen Chemistry (grades 4-5) and Outdoor Adventures (grades K-1)
Technology Camp Digital Playground (grades 2-5), Bloxel Game Builder-Your Imagination's Turn to Play! (grades 2-5), and Aegis ( grades 4-8)

 July 22-25: Noon-3 p.m.

Camp Course
Cultural Academy Simple Jewelry Making (grades 2-5)
Literacy Academy Travel Through Reading (grades 2-3)
Science Camp Growing Up Healthy (grades 3-4) and Survivor 101 (grades 6-8)
STEM/STEAM Camp Inventors of Tomorrow (grades 2-5)
Technology Camp Introduction to Video Game Design & Development (grades 4-8) and Programming for Beginners with Bee Bots and More (ages  3-4)
Character Development Camp Confidence Is Cool (grades 6-8)
  Search by Age/Grade
 
Grade Course
Pre-K Macaroni and Please!, Sensory Science, STEMulating Play, Engineering Madness, and Discovery Through Play
K-1 S'More Fun with Reading and Writing and Puzzle Up Your Writing
K-2 Taking a Walk Down Literature Lane and Writing Like an Author
K-4 Paper Folding
K-6 Journey to China
2-3 Between the Lines; Climb the Poet Tree; Rock, Paper, Scissors, Write!; Travel Through Reading; Junior Mad Scientist; Kitchen Chemistry; Creepy Crawlers; Wild About Wildlife; Inventors of Tomorrow; Digital Playground; and Introduction to Web Design and Legomation 
2-5 Bloxel Game Builder-Your Imagination's Turn to Play!, Claymation, and Introduction to Mobile Game Development with GameSalad
3-4 Growing Up Healthy
3-8 Knitting, Crochet, and Python Code-A-Thon
4-5 Myths, Legends & Me, Math Mysteries, Space Rangers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Kitchen Chemistry, Kitchen Concoctions and Commotion, Green and Gross Experiments, Probing Science, Machine Head Science, and Cutting It Up in Science!
4-6 The Wonderful World of Photography
5-6 Space Shuttle Escape Room and Digital Escape Room: Storm Chasers Escape Room
6-8 Blogging About Books, Survivor 101, Introduction to Mobile Game Development with GameSalad, and MineCraft Exploration

Need Assistance?

Contact the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3529 or cep@uhcl.edu.


 

Technology/STEM Camp
Director: Dr. Jana Willis

Literacy Academy
Director: Dr. Robbie Raymond

Science/STEM Camp
Director: Dr. Sandra Watson

Math Camp
Director: Dr. Tom Fox

Early Childhood Camp
Director: Dr. Amber Brown

Digital Photography
Director: Dr. Shelia Baker

Cultural Academy
Director: Roselyn Wang

Character Development Camp
Director: Toni Dupree

CompuCamp

Director: G.V. Krishnan

Contact
  • Center for Educational Programs

    Phone: 281-283-3529
    Email: CEP@uhcl.edu

    Arbor Building 1300.01
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 270
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.