Texas Summer Programs and Camps for High School and Middle School Students
This page of the directory includes information about Texas summer education programs. The state of Texas offers a variety of summer programs and camps for high school students. Many of the programs take place on college campuses in the state. Summer programs are offered in locations such as Austin, Arlington, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, San Marcos, Wichita Falls and more.
Summer programs in Texas are available in subjects such as architecture, computer science, coding, dance, engineering, enrichment, health sciences, mathematics, music, pre-college, and more. The summer opportunities in Texas can provide students with the opportunity to explore topics of interest, learn about college campuses, work with peers and instructors, develop new skills, and examine potential college majors and fields. The postings on this page include Texas summer programs for high school students and middle school students.
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Texas Summer Education Programs
University for Young People Summer Program at Baylor – Waco, Texas
The University for Young People is a week-long summer camp for gifted and talented students to explore topics at an in-depth level. There are a variety of high interest topics such as robotics, computer coding, photography, art, game design and more. Students have the opportunity to gain insight from instructions and collaborate with peers. Students also have a chance to gain experience being on a college campus.
Participants: Gifted and talented students in grades 4-12.
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Global Teen Medical Summit Summer Program – Houston, Texas
The Global Teen Medical Program focuses on the ways in which technology is advancing in the field of medicine. Students have the chance to visit medical facilities and research centers to examine the impact of technology on the medical field. Students also have the opportunity to develop ideas for medical devices with the use of technology.
Participants: High school students.
Hardin Simmons Health Science Enrichment Program – Abilene, Texas
This program is a two week experience for students who are interested in pursuing majors and careers in the health field. Students have the opportunity to participate in biology, chemistry, and math with a lab emphasis. Participants also gain more knowledge about career options within health by learning from professionals in the field.
Participants: High school students in grades 10-12.
WonderWorks Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs – Houston, Texas
WonderWorks offers summer programs in areas such as architecture, film, art history, theatre, and journalism. The programs are designed for talented students who would like to explore areas of interest at in-depth level and expand their learning beyond the school year.
Participants: High school students in grades 10-12.
University of North Texas Summer Math Institute – Denton, Texas
This program is designed for students who are interested in learning in-depth about the field of mathematics. It is a three week residential program and students stay on campus. Participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in math thinking and problem solving. The courses that are offered include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Precalculus. The courses are taken at an accelerated pace with the help of instructors. Students also have the chance to go on field trips and interact with their peers.
Participants: Students in grades 7-11.
Rice University Summer Science Programs – Houston, Texas
The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) at Rice University provides summer programs for high school students. The IBB Summer Academy provides high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the fields of science and engineering. The Girls STEM Initiative is intended for high school sophomores from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program offers students with the opportunity to study research in the biomedical sciences. This STEM Initiative enables students to work in research labs and learn about career pathways in math and science.
Participants: High school students (requirements vary by program).
Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington CAPPA Summer Program – Arlington, Texas
The CAPPA program is designed for students who are interested in architecture, design, and interior design. Students work on projects, which can help them develop a portfolio. Students collaborate with their peers from different locations in North Texas. The program emphasizes active learning experiences to help students gain knowledge about a variety of topics.
Participants: High school students (the program is best suited for students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade).
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University of Texas at Arlington Summer Engineering and Computer Science Programs – Arlington, Texas
The University of Texas at Arlington offers opportunities for students to learn about engineering and computer science in the summer. The Entry Engineering summer program is intended for students entering grades six through eight. This program provides an introduction to the field of engineering along with information about varying types of engineering. Students in this program learn from faculty members as well as current students at the university. The Girlgineering Program is intended for students in grades five through nine. The program is designed to promote the field of engineering for high achieving female students. Students in this program participate in tours of labs, engage in active learning exercises, and learn from faculty members.
Participants: Students in grades 5-9 (grade levels vary depending on the program).
University of Texas Summer Business Program – Austin, Texas
The McCombs School of Business offers a summer program for high school students in grades eleven and twelve. This residential program provides students with interactive learning experience pertaining to the field of business. Students learn from faculty members as well as business professionals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to visit places in the Austin community.
Participants: High school students grades 11 and 12.
American Ballet Theatre Summer Program at the University of Texas – Austin, Texas
This four week summer program provides students with instruction from the American Ballet Theatre as well as from the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Texas. The program is intended for students who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. Students have the option of residing on the campus or participating as a commuter. The program culminates with students taking part in a showcase performance to apply what they have learned.
Participants: Students ages 12-18. Students audition for the program. Students should be at least 11 by the audition date.
University of Texas Summer Computer Camp – Austin, Texas
The Department of Computer Science at the University Texas offers different summer computer camps for students. First Byte is a program intended for high school female students. This program is designed to help engage students in topics in the field of computer science. Code Longhorn is a week-long program for high school students with backgrounds that are underrepresented in computer science field. This program involves students working collaboratively and engaging in problem-solving activities related to computer science. The Cyber Security Summer Camp and the Robotics Summer Camp provide high school students with the opportunity to explore these two areas.
Participants: High school students (requirements apply for different programs).
University of Texas Health Sciences Summer Camps – Austin, Texas
The Health Science Summer Camps are designed to help students learn about careers in the in health fields. This summer day camp enables participants to work with professionals and learn about clinical skills in simulations labs. Students also learn about the ways in which technology can enhance medical research and practice.
Participants: High school and middle school students.
Texas A & M Summer Aerospace Camp – College Station, Texas
The Department of Aerospace Engineering provides students with the opportunity to participate in Camp SOAR. This summer camp enables students to learn about the field of aerospace engineering. Students explore many facets of aerospace engineering during the program. Students have a chance to visit engineering labs and learn from faculty members.
Participants: High school juniors and seniors.
Texas State Summer Math Camps – San Marcos, Texas
Texas State offers summer math camps for students. There is a half day summer camp for students in grades three through eight. This summer camp involves students working together to learn more about high-interest topics related to mathematics. The middle school residential summer camp is intended for middle school students who are interested in pursuing careers math and science areas. The honors summer math camp is intended for students for high school students and provides opportunities for students to learn and explore math related concepts and topics.
Participants: Students in grades 3-12.
Texas Tech University Summer Programs – Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech College Connect offers summer programs for students in grades four through twelve. The programs are designed to help students to learn more about areas of interest and to consider potential career pathways. By participating in a program, students can learn more about areas such as renewable energy and technology. Students can also explore career pathways in the sciences and STEM fields.
Participants: Students in grades 4-12 (grade levels vary depending on specific programs).