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Camps and Programs

Our camps encourage students to pursue a post-secondary education and help increase their knowledge with regards to requirements for entering a two- or four-year institution of higher learning.

Run on the Wind

In the not too distant future, clean renewable energy sources will provide much of the electricity for the world's population. Wind power production is rapidly expanding, dotting the landscape with spinning turbines that promise the delivery of clean energy. Wind power is indeed a growth industry of the 21st Century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Ensuring the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit. Open to students entering grades 7-11.

Science: It's a Girl Thing

Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science. Campers experience university life, hands-on classes and recreational activities. Open to girls entering grades 5 - 11.

Shake Hands With Your Future

Shake Hands is a summer residential camp for academically talented students. Students experience university life and attend two classes. The camp includes field trips, and recreational activities. In the summer of 2013, Shake Hands celebrates 33 years of serving gifted and talented children and youth. Open to students entering grades 4 - 11.

Super Saturdays

Super Saturdays consists of a variety of academic enrichment classes for children in grades K-6. Topics include: forensics, mathematics, lego-robotics, cooking, art, animal science, biotechnology and MORE. Classes take place four Saturdays in a row on the Texas Tech campus.

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2014. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses and a passing score on the state's standardized science and mathematics tests are eligible to apply. Immediate family members of the university staff, EMBHSSC camp staff and ExxonMobil employees are not eligible.

Video Game Design

New in the summer of 2014, our Game Programming & Design day camp is designed to introduce middle school students to computer programming and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to grow throughout the 21st century. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think computationally, which in turn can lead to better performance across all disciplines.