• Dates: Various weeks (Monday through Friday) from June 10, 2024, through July 26, 2024.

    Cost: Free and lunch is included ($524 scholarships for each camper are sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission)

    Location: The camps will be held on the campus of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

    Prerequisite: Participants should possess basic typing proficiency, including familiarity with keyboard letter placement. Additionally, eligibility criteria include enrollment in at least 9th grade for Fall 2024 and a minimum age of 14 by June 1, 2024.

Game Development Camp

Campers can sign up for up to three camps on a first-come, first-served basis. Preference is given to students in underrepresented groups in technology.

Registration will open in early March.

The School of Science, Engineering and Technology Tech Camps include 10, one-week technology camps at St. Mary’s University. The camps, limited to about 18 students per camp, are taught by St. Mary’s professors and are for students who are going into at least in 9th grade in 2024-2025 and 14 years old by June 1, 2024.

Campers will learn about various topics, languages and tools within the computer science and engineering fields. Each camp will see various technology laboratories on field trips around the St. Mary’s University campus. Each camp has a student project that can be shown to family on the last afternoon of the camp.

All camps meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an extra hour on Friday to complete showing projects to family and friends. Participants can be dropped off between 8 to 9 a.m. and must be picked up between 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.. Camps marked with an asterisk (*) give preference for female students.

For more information, contact:
Dawn Morales
Administrative Assistant, Computer Science Department

Robotics Camp
Robotics Camp
Game Development Camp
Game Development Camp

Below are brief descriptions of each camp:

June 10-14

Game Development*
Learn a game development tool, design a computer game and create the game.

Mobile Programming and Cyber Security
Try out cyber security threats and attacks, and create mobile apps.

June 24-28

Python Programming
Solve programming problems and develop graphics with Python.

Mobile Programming and Cyber security*
Try out cyber security threats and attacks, and create mobile apps.

July 8-12

Computational Thinking with Games and C*
Try out types of thinking skills and programming in C.

Engineering and 3D Printing
Design and build 3D models using engineering concepts.

July 15-19

Computational Thinking with Games and C
Think and solve problems like a computer scientist.

Java Programming and Web Development
Learn programming with Java, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

July 22-26

Game Development
Learn a game development tool, design a computer game and create the game.

Build, program and run robots.

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