Summer Programs Directory

Welcome to the Summer Programs Directory. This directory is designed to help you find information about the summer programs offered on the campus of Prairie View A&M University. There are programs designed for students as young as middle school age and up to current undergraduate transfer students.

This directory is maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs. Each listing gives a description of the program and provides website links and contact information for further details.


Summer Camps are offered for grades K-12. Each camp has its own restrictions, guidelines and costs. Please see below for a comprehensive list of all Summer Camps available at Prairie View A&M University.

Music and Theater Department:

Register Today for the PVAMU High School Summer Band & Auxiliary Camp.

This camp is designed for students in the 8th through 12th grades. All instrumentalists, percussionists and auxiliary members are welcome!

Division of Student Affairs:

Institute for Pre-College Enrichment (PCE) logoThe Institute for Pre-College Enrichment (PCE) is a two-week residential summer program, for talented high school students. The mission for PCI is to help prepare high school students for the new school year and assist them in making early plans to pursue a college education in an area that interest them most. Currently, PCI and selected academic units co-sponsor the program with 4 workshops to help the students plan and prepare for college and future careers. Students will learn about careers through participation in professional skills symposia and PCI workshops with the following programs:

      • ARTEC - Architecture Enrichment Concepts - offered to students interested in art, architecture, computer aided design, and construction science. ARTEC is co-sponsored by the School of Architecture.
      • BASIS - Business for Academic and Scholarly Inclined Students - offered to students interested in the business professions with emphasis on accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing. BASIS is co-sponsored by the College of Business.
      • MITES - Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science - offered to highly competitive students interested in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics. MITES is open to all ethnic groups and is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering.
      • SCOPE - Science Careers Opportunities Enhancement - offered to highly competitive students interested in becoming a medical doctor, dentist, veterinarian, nurse, physical therapists, physician’s assistant or other allied health professional. SCOPE is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Biology.

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences:

AgDiscovery is new to the 2016 summer initiatives offered by the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. This program is a joint partnership between Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University. The two universities bring a new and exciting learning experience to students. Participants will interact with members of our agriculture and life-science family on both campuses. This 2 week experience exposes students to on-campus housing, team building, and hands-on activities with professors using cutting-edge techniques from industry. Participants will attend educational workshops to help them set career paths and field trips that connect campus knowledge with community needs in Texas. The goal of this program is to promote knowledge and interest in plant, environmental, and animal-related fields.

Research Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) is a twelve-day summer camp for high school juniors and seniors to provide enriching and rewarding experiences that help today's generation of college bound students better understand careers in agriculture and the food sciences. It includes a field trip experience and numerous opportunities to engage and interact with the research and extension staff to expose them to the work routines as well as outcomes of the research and community outreach programs conducted by agriculture professionals.

Youth Lab LogoYouth Leadership Laboratory Cooperative Extension Program’s 4-H and Youth Development Department invites Texas youth, grades 8th -10th, to participate in college and career awareness activities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Math) disciplines and leadership development . YLL is a 3-day/2-night camp in July, chaperoned by the extension staff and volunteers. Participants have an enjoyable experience learning about college campus life, developing leadership skills, and gaining awareness of STEM careers in agriculture through the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.

Roy G. Perry College of Engineering:

The Research Experience for High School Students (REH) Summer Program is a non-residential 6 week program open to talented area high school students. Participants are matched with a faculty mentor on a research project related to the student’s career interests. Additionally, the program features group activities, including a weekly meeting in which principles of scientific investigation and ethical aspects of human and animal experimentation will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars and workshops. Participants will be involved in program activities approximately 35 hours each week. The application can be found here.

Auxiliary Services:

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. JROTC was established in the Houston Independent School District in 1926. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, the JROTC program evolved into it's current form as a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. This program is sponsored by Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Athletics:

Offense-Defense logoOffense-Defense Camps immediately improves performance and compete levels of youth football players, teams, and leagues. With curriculum designed for every combination of age and experience, this improvement carries over as athletes the youth ranks and begin their high school football career. We continue to train and improve athletes at this level, and augment lessons and drills to improve and prepare high school athletes as they aim to make an impact in college football.

Beyond guaranteed improvement, Offense-Defense Football Camps provide a platform for getting athletes' ability and accomplishments to stand out.

Recreational Sports:

The Rec Sports Camp on the Hill is a program designed and supported by the professional and student staff of the Prairie View A & M University Department of Recreational Sports. We serve the children of the University, community and Waller County. Our primary goal is to promote the development of personal awareness related to healthy lifestyle choices through physical fitness, education and recreational activities.

Campers should come to camp prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. With this in mind campers are encouraged to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a re-useable water bottle daily. Campers should also wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes and come with appropriate swim attire. The Rec Sports Camp on the Hill is designed for children ages 6-13 and will prove to be a challenging and exciting option to keep your young ones active and engaged thru the summer.

Enrollment Management:

Prairie View A&M University Department of Enrollment Management - Partnerships and Outreach offers exciting summer camps for students of all ages. Contact Dr. Talitha Lewis at pvpartneroutreach@pvamu.edu or (936) 261-1080 for more information. Register online for any of these camps!

      • Jr. Mini Medical School will be held from June 13-16 from 8 am - 5 pm. This camp is available for ages 6-12. Does your child think they might want to be a doctor, nurse or scientist? Let them experience what it might be like during our Junior Mini Medical School Camp. Campers will explore career opportunities available in medicine, conduct experiments in state of the art laboratories and engage in science and hands-on learning.
      • Reading Rainbow will be held from June 20-23 from 8 am - 5 pm. This camp is available for ages 6-12. Reading Camp for Kids promotes the love of books and reading, while helping your child become a stronger, independent reader. Each day, your child will be immersed in quality literature, participate in engaging reading and writing activities and use technology to explore interesting topics. Highly skilled teachers will work with your child to improve comprehension and fluency. During the summer, children often experience "summer learning loss," especially in the area of reading. This camp will provide the opportunity to reduce this loss in an engaging learning environment.
      • Is there an engineer inside of you? will be held from June 27-30 from 8 am - 5 pm. This camp is available for ages 6-12. Engineers are involved in designing virtually everything we use today from our cars, computers, and cell phones to bridges, skyscrapers and video games. Do you know which engineer is involved in each? What does an engineer do? How does an engineer's day differ from a scientist's day? In our engineering camps, your child will turn into a real engineer: designing, evaluating and redesigning machines and super structures. Every project will have a clever theme to spark your child's imagination and turn problem solving and skill building into a fun game.
      • Now serving more age groups!
        Creative Writing
        will be held from July 5-8 from 8 am - 5 pm. This camp is available for students in grades 3-12. Creative Writing Camp offers a supportive learning environment for children to engage in writing stories, poetry, essays and plays, as well as simply writing for pleasure. Through these workshops even the most hesitant child discovers the joy in writing, the intrigue of language and the confidence of authorship.
      • Panther STEM Residential Career Explorations Camp will be held from July 10-15, 2016. This camp is available for high school students in grades 9-12. Participants can expect a fun and busy week as STEM career options open up before them. STEM Career campers will experience dorm life by living in the University College and enjoying meals in the Memorial Student Center Cafeteria. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and students in many STEM fields throughout the day, including informally at meals. Evening activity choices include visits to the library, bowling, ballroom dancing, movie night and indoor and outdoor recreational activities.

        Click here to access the brochure.

        Who should apply? If you can answer yest to any of these questions, Panther STEM Career Explorations is for you!

        • Are you a high school student curious about STEM career possibilities and interested in exploring some of them?
        • Do you like math or science but have no idea what you could do for a career?
        • Are your parents telling you to become an engineer because they make good money, but you don't know what an engineer does?
        • Do you dream of becoming a nurse, physical therapist or doctor?
        • Do you wonder what other health careers there are behind the scenes at a hospital?


Summer Bridge Programs are offered for incoming Freshmen. Each program has its own restrictions, guidelines and costs. Please see below for a comprehensive list of all Summer Bridge Programs available at Prairie View A&M University.

Enrollment Management:
Panther Pride Summer Bridge Program logoPanther Pride Summer Bridge Program - Panther Pride is a five (5) week summer program designed for incoming Prairie View freshmen that are interested in taking the necessary steps to jumpstart their academic careers. Program participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete six (6) hours of college level coursework
  • Experience residence life by staying in University College
  • Network with faculty, staff, and administration



College of Architecture:
Architectural Concept Institute (ACI) logoArchitectural Concept Institute (ACI) -This program is designed to give high achieving incoming freshman students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of architecture. Students may apply for this ten-week pre-freshman college program in the summer. Upon being accepted, the student will take these courses in the summer following graduation from high school and preceding fall enrollment. ACI offers intensive courses in Architectural Design and Graphics with academic credit being applied toward an undergraduate degree in architecture at Prairie View A&M University.


College of Business:
Business Scholars Summer Program (BSSP)
Business Scholars Summer Program (BSSP) is a structured five (5) week summer program designed for incoming Prairie View freshmen interested in business majors. Program participants will have the opportunity to complete six (6) hours of college level coursework towards their PVAMU business degree, experience residence life, take part in academic and professional enhancement workshops, network with faculty, staff, and administration.

Roy G. Perry College of Engineering:
College of Engineering Enhancement Institute logo

College of Engineering Enhancement Institute (CE2I)- The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Enhancement Institute (CE2I) is an intensive summer bridge-to-college program designed to prepare students for the rigors of an Engineering, Computer Science, or Technology Curriculum and to aid with the transition between high school and college. This is a five-week residential program, where participants will complete coursework in Math, Science, Technology, and Professional Development Activities.

 University College:
MathUP logoMathUP – Entering Freshman receive personalized mathematics instruction from highly trained professionals to jump-start college mathematics preparation. Students will receive a developmental education credit upon completion to reach college algebra sooner.


WriteUP logoWriteUP – Entering Freshman receive personalized reading and writing instruction from highly trained professionals to jump-start college reading and writing preparation. Students will receive a developmental education credit upon completion to reach college level reading and writing courses sooner.

College of Arts and Sciences:

The Summer Band Program is a five (5) week summer program for Marching Storm Freshmen to participate in band-related activities and to take courses for credit. This gives these outstanding freshmen the opportunity to prepare themselves for Marching Storm camp early as well as get a head start on their course work. This program is invitation only and requires an audition with the PVAMU Band Director.

The Premedical Concepts Institute (PCI), sponsored by the Department of Biology on the Prairie View A&M Campus, is a ten week (divided into two 5 week sessions) summer program for freshmen that are interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, physical therapy, or the biomedical sciences. Students can earn 10 semester hours of credit in the first two general biology courses that are required perquisites for entry into the doctorial programs listed above and for the biology degree. Participants are academically accelerated because they spend 150% more time per course with academic support than they can receive in either the fall or spring semesters. PCI participants receive more premedical advisement and counseling because there are no student activities and other distractions occurring during the summer.


Summer Enrichment Programs offered for current undergraduate students. Each program has its own restrictions, guidelines and costs. Please see below for a comprehensive list of all Summer Enrichment Programs available at Prairie View A&M University.

College of Nursing:

Get Ready to Initiate a Nursing Degree (G.R.I.N.D.) logoGet Ready to Initiate a Nursing Degree (G.R.I.N.D.) The goal of G.R.I.N.D. is to offer you a unique opportunity to prepare for a career in healthcare that will help undergraduate students decide if they should choose a career in this challenging area. If you have already made this decision, participation in this program will allow you to further define your goals and to acquire valuable knowledge and skills you will need to attain your career objective. Click here to apply.

Summer Research Experience Program:

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program is a non-residential 8 week program open to undergraduates of all majors (including incoming freshmen). Participants are matched with a faculty mentor on a research project related to the student’s major or career interests. Additionally, the program features group activities, including a weekly meeting in which principles of scientific investigation, ethical aspects of human and animal experimentation, and applying to graduate school will be discussed. The application can be found here.

For PVAMU Program Managers

Thank you for your interest in registering a PVAMU Program to the Summer Programs Directory! Before you begin, please read the Registration Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Melissa De Witt at (936) 261-3699 or mcdewitt@pvamu.edu.

Registration Guidelines:

TYPES OF PROGRAMS INCLUDED

All summer programs offered by any school/college will be accepted for inclusion in the Summer Programs Directory. Each entry must be a current PVAMU Program offering information and/or assistance to the general public.

HOW TO REGISTER/REMOVE A PROGRAM

The directory is easily searchable by program names and/or the school, college, or department who sponsors the program. Please click the link below to register your program and have it added to the directory.

You can expect to find your entry within 72 hours (allowing time for the transmission and processing of your information ). If you have multiple programs to add, please submit a separate form for each program.

If your program has ended, please notify Ms. De Witt at (936) 261-3699 or mcdewitt@pvamu.edu and request your program be removed from the directory.

 


This website is maintained by Melissa C. De Witt
Last updated 5/13/2016

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