There are several advantages to youth attending summer camp, including building self-esteem, encouraging personal growth, fostering teamwork, nurturing friendships, promoting independence, supporting healthy living and teaching resiliency.
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio- The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a non-profit, national youth organization. They have roughly 4,300 club facilities throughout all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. military bases. The Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio provides youth with an array of after-school and summer programs, including art classes, career education, homework assistance, job assistance, leadership development, sports & recreation, technology centers and teen centers. Southside summer camps are held at the Crestholme Branch, located at 1515 Goliad Road and at the Mays Family Clubhouse, located at 123 Ralph Avenue.
Palo Alto College- Palo Alto College is one of five accredited public community college in the Alamo Colleges District. The college offers 2 different summer programs at their campus, located at 1400 West Villaret Boulevard. The Full-Day Camp for Youth, ages 5-12, takes place at the Aquatic & Athletic Center. Camp sessions are designed “to promote leadership and character development for children through physical activity and classroom learning, customized by age group. Each week, campers will enjoy a variety of themed activities focusing on sports and hands-on projects, with a special Friday field trip.” The Full-Day Camp for Pre-Teens & Teens, ages 12-18, takes place at Brazos Hall. There are 8 different camp sessions that feature an array of topics, including Code the Future, Dance Camp, Puppet Academy, Speech Camp, Sports Camp, STEM Summer Experience and Theater Camp.
San Antonio Independent School District- The San Antonio ISD is the 3rd largest school district in Bexar County, with 53,000+ student throughout 91 academies, alternative campuses, early childhood education centers, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. The San Antonio ISD Summer Camps feature an array of programs including Advanced Academics, Athletics, Camp 3D, Career & Technology, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies and Special Education.
Charles Clyde Ball Academy- 343 Koehler Court
Charles Graebner Elementary School- 530 Hoover Avenue
Edgar Allan Poe Middle School- 814 Aransas Avenue
Frederick Douglass Academy- 318 Martin Luther King Drive
G.W. Brackenridge High School- 400 Eagleland Drive
Highland Hills Elementary School- 734 Glamis Avenue
Highland Park Elementary School- 635 Rigsby Avenue
Highlands High School- 3118 Elgin Avenue
James Russell Lowell Middle School- 919 Thompson Place
Jeremiah Rhodes Middle School- 3000 Tampico Street
Joel C. Harris Middle School- 325 Pruitt Avenue
Luther Burbank High School- 1002 Edwards Street
Sarah King Elementary School- 1001 Ceralvo Street
Sidney Lanier High School- 1514 West Cesar East Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio Museum of Science & Technology- SASTEMIC and the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology have teamed up to provide kids with STEM-based summer camps. Each camp lasts for one week and covers an array of interests and subject, including CSI San Antonio, Space Camp, Robots and Movie Making. All camps take place at the San Antonio Museum of Science & Technology, located at 102 Mabry Drive and are available to students in grades 7-12.
San Antonio Parks & Recreation- According to their website, the mission of the San Antonio Parks & Recreation is “to provide exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services to improve the quality of life for all.” Their Summer Youth Program is held at 15 community centers and 14 schools, throughout 3 school districts in Southside. Throughout the camp programs, kids engage in structured, supervised activities, including active games, art exploration, craft projects, fitness & nutrition, math & science enrichment, reading opportunities and sports.
Bode Community Center- 901 Rigsby Avenue- June 10 to August 2
Cuellar Community Center- 5627 San Fernando Street- June 10 to August 2
Denver Heights Community Center- 300 Porter Street- June 10 to August 2
Father Roman Community Center- 11030 Ruidosa Street- June 17 to August 9
Harlandale Community Center- 7227 Briar Place- June 17 to August 9
Meadowcliff Community Center- 1260 Pinn Road- June 17 to August 9
Miller’s Pond Community Center- 6175 Pearsall Road- June 17 to August 9
Normoyle Community Center- 700 Culberson Avenue- June 10 to August 2
Palm Heights Community Center- 1201 Malone Street- June 10 to August 2
Ramirez Community Center- 1011 Gillette Road- June 10 to August 2
San Juan Community Center- 2307 South Calaveras Street- June 10 to August 2
South San Community Center- 2031 Quintana Road- June 10 to August 2
Southside Lions Community Center- 3100 Hiawatha Street- June 10 to August 2
Tobin Community Center- 1900 West Martin Street- June 10 to August 2
Yates Community Center- 568 Rasa Drive- June 17 to August 9
Harlandale ISD- June 17 to August 9
Bellaire Elementary School- 142 East Amber Street
Kingsborough Middle School- 422 East Ashley Road
Rayburn Elementary School- 635 Rayburn Drive
Wright Elementary School- 115 East Huff Avenue
South San ISD- June 10 to August 2
Five Palms Elementary School- 7138 Five Palms Drive
Hutchins Elementary School- 1919 West Hutchins Place
Price Elementary School- 245 Price Avenue
San Antonio ISD- June 10 to August 2
Barkley-Ruiz Elementary School- 1111 South Navidad Street
David Crockett Academy- 2215 Morales Street
Frederick Douglass Academy- 318 Martin Luther King Drive
George E. Kelly Elementary School- 1026 Thompson Place
Hillcrest Elementary School- 211 West Malone Ave
Inez Foster Academy- 6718 Pecan Valley Drive
Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School- 2311 San Luis Street
Spurs Sports Academy- According to their website, the mission of the Spurs Sports Academy is “to develop young athletes while inspiring lifelong memories and building character through competition.” There are 2 Spurs Summer Basketball Camps in Southside. Camp Session 2 of the Spurs Player Camp (August 5th-9th) is held at the Mission Concepcion Sports Park, located at 714 East Theo Avenue. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-13. Assembly 2019 (June 9th-15th) is held at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), located at 411 Southwest 24th Street. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 15-18.
YMCA of Greater San Antonio- The YMCA is one of the largest and oldest youth organizations in the world. The organization offers programs and services for children, teens and families that focus on healthy living, social responsibility and youth development. The YMCA of Greater San Antonio offers 14 summer day camps throughout San Antonio, three of them in Southside. The Y Early Leaning Center: Downtown is located at 440 Labor Street, the Y Early Learning Center: Haven for Hope is located at 600 Leal Street and the Y Early Learning Center: Southside is located at 835 West Southcross Boulevard. The camps, open to kids ages 5-13, run for 10 weeks and each week features a special theme, like Y-Fit, Shark Week and Natural Wonders. In addition, there are 2 Southside branches of the YMCA that offer summer sports camps. Both the Davis-Scott Family YMCA, located at 1213 Iowa Street and the Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA, located at 3122 Roosevelt Avenue, offer camps for basketball, soccer and volleyball, as well as speed and agility.