- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Gifted, Learning Differences
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14
- Minimum Cost: Free
Each summer the Center for Educational Programs (CEP) at the University of Houston - Clear Lake conducts Kids' U a childrens' day camp for students in grades pre-K to Grade 12 comprised of 7- or more- different "academies" which each offer a series of courses. Subjects include Technology, Math, Science and Writing.
University personnel for the program are graduate and undergraduate interns who are completing their respective state certification programs. Interns are supervised by highly qualified university faculty.
Visit the registration page for each camp for dates, times, and courses for specific age/grade groups.
Character Development (Age 11-14)
Sessions include confidence is cool, proud to be polite, art of communicating effectively, and social competence.
Cultural Academy (Classes for K-8)
Sessions include knitting, paper folding, crocheting, book making, simple jewelry making, as well as a Journey to China!
Early Childhood (Pre-K age 3-5)
Sessions include wheels all around, engineering madness, sensory science, enchanted engineering, fairytale science, STEMulating play, and "dreaming up" with blocks.
Hawk Steam Academy Camp (Grades 6-8)
Software engineering campers will become software engineers and data scientist as they work in research and development teams to explore agile software engineering techniques and basic data science through interactive, hands-on activities and games. Intro to VR programming campers will expose students to the world of virtual reality. Students will experience different types of virtual reality environments, games, and simulations.
Literacy Academy (Grades K-8)
Sessions include mystery mania, writing like an author, blogging about books, write your own graphic novel, and more.
Math Mysteries (Grades 2-5)
I have a problem; can you solve it? Students will be put to the test using logic and math skills to solve several brain bending problems. Leave this course equipped with experiments and tricks that will amaze friends and family. Math exploration can be fun but has it ever been this messy? You decide.
Science (Grades K-8)
Sessions include space rangers, CSI, kitchen chemistry, under the sea, survivor 101, and many more.
STEM (Grades 2-5)
The Inventors of Tomorrow session will expose students to a world of creativity and inventions. Using electronic building blocks that are interchangeable in millions of different ways empower kids to invent anything - from a sibling alarm, to a wireless robot, to a digital instrument. Students will learn how to create, play, remix, and share inventions while building creative confidence, problem-solving and collaboration skills.
Technology (Grades K-8)
Sessions include claymation, intro to game design, Lego's come to life, botmation, Scratch coding and more.