Youth & Teen Summer Camps

Summer Camps Programs

Prairie View A&M University Offers a Variety of Summer Camps and Programs for Youth Ages 17 and Younger! Please Click on the Links Below for More Information!



Panther STEM High School Career Explorations Residential Camp (9th-12th Grades)

The Panther STEM Residential High School Career Explorations Camp is an overnight camp available for high school students in grades 9th-12th. 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.

Program Dates: July 8-15, 2018
Ages: 9th-12th Grade
Cost: $500.00
Program Coordinator: Talitha Lewis Ph.D,, 936-261-1080
For more information: Please contact Talitha Lewis, Ph.D

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Exploring Biology through Inquiry Day Camp EBTIC (6th-12th Grades)

Exploring Biology through Inquiry Day Camp (EBTIC) will give middle school and high school students the opportunity to participate in four learning modules with the goal of increasing their awareness of possible STEM careers, innovative forms of technology and academic development. The modules will relate biology to virtual reality, 3-D Imaging, drones and forensics. 16 Seats available.

Program Dates: July 9-13, 2018, 8am-5pm Monday- Friday
Ages: 13-17
Cost: $125.00
Application Deadline: April 4, 2018
Program Coordinator: Cleveland O. Lane, Jr., Ph.D,, 936-261-3173
For more information: Please contact Cleveland O. Lane, Jr., Ph.D

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Youth Leadership Laboratory-YLL (8th-10th Grades)

The Youth Leadership Laboratory is a short-term, residential campus program for teens in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades across the State of Texas. Youth Leadership Laboratory is designed to provide youth participating in Prairie View A & M University's Cooperative Extension Program's 4-H and Youth Development Program an opportunity to receive additional educational enrichment on STEM careers and leadership development. This year, we are attempting to “go where we have never gone before” by making our educational focus space and the STEM careers related to space exploration.

Program Dates: July 24-27, 2018
Ages: 8th-10th Grade
Cost: FREE to CEP 4-H Participants
Application Deadline: April 27, 2018
Program Coordinator: Joaquina Kankam,, 936-261-5165
For more information: Please contact Joaquina Kankam


4-H Jr. Youth Leadership Summer Day Camp (Ages 11-13)

There is no place like the 4-H Summer Day Camp! A home away from home where middle school kids learn, explore, and grow through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while finding excitement in agricultural sciences.

Program Dates: July 9-12, 2018, 8am-5pm Monday- Thursday
Ages: 11-14
Cost: FREE
Program Coordinator: Cynthia Pierfax,, 936-261-5028
For more information: Please contact Cynthia Pierfax

Registration Opens in May

Architecture Enrichment Concepts-ARTEC (9th-12th Grade)

Architecture Enrichment Concepts is a week-long residential summer program where students stay overnight on campus. This program is designed for talented high school students interested in Art, Architecture, Computer Aided Design and Construction Science. The mission of ARTEC is to help prepare students for the new school year and assist them in making early plans to pursue a college education, and spark their interests in Architecture and Design. Many of our former participants have enrolled at Prairie View A&M University or other universities upon graduation from high school.

Program Dates: July 8-13, 2018,
Ages: 15-17
Cost: $250.00
Application Deadline: March 19, 2018
Program Coordinator: Barry H. Norwood, Ph.D,, 936-261-9802
For more information: Please contact Barry H. Norwood, Ph.D

CREDIT Summer Engineering Camp (9th-12th Grades)

The objective of the CREDIT Canter is to prepare students for a successful professional career in electrical or computer engineering. The curriculum is structured to provide each student with a sound background in basic engineering science and a thorough foundation in electrical engineering for the analysis and design of electrical and electronic circuits and system. The curriculum provides courses necessary for technical competencies as well as courses and seminars on professional ethics and the responsibilities of the engineer. The program is offered with fours areas of emphasis: Computer Engineering, Communications and Signal Processing, Microelectronics, Big Data Analysis, Computational Biology, Power and Control System. This is a week long program where students will stay overnight on campus, students admitted to the program will learn about engineering through hands on activities, experiments and laboratory tours. The students will work in teams to solve engineering problems. In addition, the students will be equipped with the proper tools to excel in college.

Program Dates: July 8-13, 2018
Ages: 13-17
Cost: FREE
Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
Program Coordinator: Warsaem H., Ali Ph.D,, (936) 261-9910
For more information: Please contact Warsaem H., Ali Ph.D

College Readiness & Community Engagement Training Program (10th-11th Grades)

Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? This two day camp is for rising sophomores and rising juniors who may be interested in exploring careers in the sciences or health related fields as a physician, dentist or veterinarian. The summer day camp will include academic instruction, college readiness, and training in CPR and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) skills. This program is offered through the Prairie View A&M University Texas Undergraduate Medical Academy.

Program Dates: TBA
Ages: 15-17
Cost: TBA
Application Deadline: TBA
Program Coordinator: Sheryl J. Jefferson, Ph.D,, (936) 261-3074
For more information: Please contact Sheryl J. Jefferson, Ph.D



Ag Discovery (Ages 15-17)

Ag Discovery, offered by the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, is an overnight camp for 15-17 years olds. 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.

Program Dates: June 18-29, 2018
Ages: 15-17
Application Deadline: March 12, 2018
Program Coordinator: Ms. Jacklyn Sanders,, 936-261-2515
For more information: Please contact Ms. Jacklyn Sanders


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Marching Storm High School Band Camp (9th-12th Grade)

Attention all Middle and High School musicians, percussionists, drum majors, dancers, flag twirlers and majorettes. We are now taking registrations for the 2018 Marching Storm High School Summer Band & Auxiliary Camp. Experience THE BEST summer camp available on THE BEST college campus, Prairie View A&M University! We expect this year’s camp to be bigger and better than ever! Along with specially invited guest clinicians, students will learn from the Marching Storm Staff and student leaders.  This is an overnight camp where the students will be housed in the campus dormitories.

Program Dates: June 10-16, 2018
Ages: 9th-12th grade students
Cost: $400.00
Deadline to Pay: May 25, 2018
Program Coordinator: Brandon Hopkins,, 936-261-3315
For more information: Please contact Brandon Hopkins

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Young Business Leaders Summer Program (YBLSP) (9th-12th Grade)

The Young Business Leaders Summer Program is a week long summer program designed to introduce talented high school students to the field of business and career options. Students will choose a business track: management, information technology, entrepreneurship, and finance. Students will be challenged to solve problems using business principles taught by PVAMU business faculty and through interaction with current business students. Enriching presentations, experiential learning exercises and trips to local businesses are all intended to inspire and motivate students towards a career in business.
Please see the application for more information and details.

Program Dates: June 10-15, 2018
Ages: 9th-12th grade students
Cost: $300.00
Deadline to Pay: April 30, 2018
Program Coordinator: Carolyn S. Davis,, 936-261-9237
For more information: Please contact Carolyn S. Davis

Research Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) (11th-12th Grade)

The Research Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) is designed to provide rising high school seniors with meaningful hands-on experiences and insight related to research, education and careers in the food and agricultural sciences and a glimpse of college life. Students will also have an opportunity to increase their skill level and participate in field experiences and a variety of activities that will further expose them to the world of Agriculture. The program is a free residential camp.

Program Dates: June 10-22, 2018
Ages: 11th & 12th Grade Students
Cost: Free
Deadline to Pay: April 1, 2018
Program Coordinator: Danielle Y. Hairston-Green, Ph.D,, 936-261-5118
For more information: Please contact Danielle Y. Hairston-Green, Ph.D

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REC Sports Camp on The Hill (Ages 6-12)

The Rec Sports Camp on The Hill offers five week-long sessions of physical fitness, education and recreational activities. Our primary goal is to promote the development of personal awareness related to healthy lifestyle choices.

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.

Program Dates:

June 11-15 (Week 1)
June 18-22 (Week 2)
July 2-6 (Week 3)
July 9-13 (Week 4)
July 23-27 (Week 5)

Ages: 6-12
Cost: $100 Per Week
Program Coordinator: Tony Daniels,, (936) 261-3586
For more information and to Register: Please contact Tony Daniels

Coach Ravon Justice's Women's Basketball Elite Camp for Advanced Athletes (Ages 14-18)

The PVAMU Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Ravon Justice is hosting an Elite Basketball Summer Camp for Advanced Athletes ages 14-17 years old. Participants will receive dynamic series of specific drills, increased fundamentals, preparation for competition at the collegiate level, insight on college life from players and coaches, individual workouts, NCAA academic sessions, video breakdown sessions, strength and conditioning sessions, and campus tours.

Program Dates: June 23
Ages: 14-18
Program Coordinator: Coach Aaron Swinson,, (936) 261-9122
For more Information: Please contact Coach Aaron Swinsonn

Coach Ravon Justice's Women's Basketball Individual Camp (Ages 8-18)

Program Dates: June 4-7
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $185
Program Coordinator: Coach Aaron Swinson,, (936) 261-9122
For more Information: Please contact Coach Aaron Swinson



PVAMU Panther Day Camps- Children Ages 6-12 (June 4-July 6, 2018)

Prairie View A&M University Enrollment Management offers exciting summer camps for students ages 6-12! Please see the list below of our day camps and their dates and times.  Also, if your child is in need of tutoring in a specific subject area, one on one tutorial from a certified teacher will be available.

Ages: 6-12 years old
Cost: Listed Below
Programs, Dates, and Times: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. Camps are listed below.
Program Director: Dr. Talitha Lewis,, (936)-261-1080.

Register for any of the camps below!

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Jr. Mini Medical School
June 4-8, 2018 8 am-5pm
Cost: $100.00

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.

Is There an Engineer Inside of You?
June 11-15, 2018 8am-5pm
Cost: $100.00

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 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.

Reading Rainbow 
June 18-22, 2018 8am-5pm
Cost: $100.00

Reading Rainbow for kids promotes the love of books and reading, while helping your child become stronger, independent reader. Each day, your child will be 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 experiences “summer learning loss,” especially in this particular area. This camp will provide the opportunity to reduce this loss in an engaging learning environment. Attending this camp kids will also learn to present a polished speech before their peers and parents.

Donnie B’s Golf Camp
June 25-29, 2018 8 am-5pm
Cost: $100.00

Each day will cover the basic fundamentals of golf, along with rules, and etiquette. Camp will focus on incorporating major muscles groups, flexibility and fundamentals of the game, skill development and golf course etiquette are main components of the golf camp. During the camp we will incorporate values in to the lesson, such as honesty, respect, confidence, judgment and more.

A Taste of Etiquette's & Cooking
July 2-6, 2018 (Except 4th of July) 8 am-5pm
Cost: $75.00

Attending this camp kids will learn how to make kid friendly meals with proper exposure of how to avoid hazard or danger in a kitchen along with proper eating skills at the dinner table. After this camp parents should allow their kids to try to cook for them what they learned in camp and make sure to reinforce safety hazards and dangers that are in a kitchen.


For Questions About PVAMU Summer Camps, Please Contact Ms. Jamila Clayton, 936-261-5914.

Last updated on 3/2018