Texas Tech University

Programs to Host Summer Camps

Bri Lopez

April 1, 2022

Chef Camp

Camps will be available for a variety of ages and interests.

Multiple departments at Texas Tech University offer summer camps for students to learn about various subjects. These camps also allow campers the opportunity to explore and discover what a college campus has to offer.  

Available camps are listed below.  

College Connect

Camp tuitions are due in full by the first day of camp.  

  • Shake Hands With Your Future 
    • In the “Shake Hands With Your Future” camp, students will focus on interactive learning activities while also incorporating challenging concepts for discussion. Campers will explore many aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), visual arts, performing arts and fine arts through the lens of an academic discipline. This camp offers financial assistance to students in the form of scholarships. More information can be found here.  
    • Scholarship application due date: May 15
    • Grades 10-12: June 5-9
    • Grades 7-9: June 12-16
    • Cost: $800 for resident campers 

  • Generation TECH 
    • The “Generation TECH” camp allows high school students to explore renewable energy technologies as a future academic pursuit. Through hands-on learning, participants gain skills needed to thrive in a career involving renewable energy. Activities and topics covered during the camp include wind and solar energy, building a wind turbine and concepts of solar panel design. Only 20 spots are available for this camp on a first-come-first-serve basis.  
    • Grades 9-12: July 10-14 
    • Cost: $800 for resident campers 

College of Human Sciences

  • Child Development Research Center STEAM Camp
    • This camp gives participants a chance to learn about the world through an integrated science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) approach. Attendees will experience STEAM topics through creative, age-appropriate, hands-on projects, including a variety of art projects. Registration is open with only 18 spots available.
    • Ages: 5-8, having completed kindergarten: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11-15
    • Cost: $250  

  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education Teaching Camp 
    • The purpose of this camp is to encourage incoming ninth- and 10th-graders to consider a family and consumer sciences (FCS) teaching career. This camp focuses on interactive activities surrounding eight FCS courses: child development, counseling and mental health, culinary, dollars and sense, fashion design, hotel and restaurant management, interior design and instructional practices.  
    • Grades 9-10: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13-16 
    • Cost: Free
  • Financial Planning Academy 
    • This camp includes a fun-filled week of events designed to help high school students deepen their understanding of personal finance and the profession of financial planning. It allows them to interact with financial experts from across the country while developing skills in leadership, communication, team building, entrepreneurship, marketing and more.  
    • Grades 9-12: June 12-17 
    • Cost: $150

  • Hospitality and Retail Management Chef Camp
    • Chef Camp, held in weekly durations, allows preteens and teenagers to learn the ropes of the kitchen in this hands-on experience with executive chef Jason Lindley and chef Mark Schneider. Each day of camp will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided. 
    • Ages 10-14: July 11-15; July 25-29; Aug. 8-12
    • Ages 11-13: June 20-24 
    • Ages 14-16: June 27-July 1 
    • Cost: $350 

TTU Chess

  • Summer Chess Camp
    • At chess camp, participants learn and enhance their current skills with lessons and tournaments suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced players.
    • Ages 7-16: June 20-24  
    • Cost: TBD 

Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

  • Explore Engineering 
    • This camp provides an opportunity for high school students to spend a week as Texas Tech engineering students. They will be introduced to engineering concepts and gain experience with classroom lectures, hands-on group projects and campus life. To attend this camp, participants must be accepted with a valid application and essay.  
    • Application due date: April 15 
    • Grades 10-12: June 26-July 1 
    • Cost: $350  

University Recreation

  • Youth Summer Sports Camp 
    • This camp includes a variety of activities that focuses on ensuring active participation and an overall entertaining experience with swim lessons, rock climbing, archery and more.  
    • Ages: 7-12 
      • Session 1: 8 a.m. to noon June 6-17 
      • Session 2: 8 a.m. to noon June 20-July 1 
      • Session 3: 8 a.m. to noon July 11-22 
    • Cost: $250 per session, per camper  

School of Art

  • Camp tuition is due in full by May 30.  

  • Texas Tech Art PRE-College Immersion Program 2022 
    • This academic camp allows students to select either a general art immersion program or a more focused College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) portfolio experience.  
    • Grades 9-12: June 13-17 
    • Cost: $600 for resident campers  

School of Music
(boc@ttu.edu, choircamp@ttu.edu, rebecca.hays@ttu.edu)  

  • All-State Choir Camp
    • This camp allows participants to grow as musicians by introducing them to Texas All-State audition music.  
    • Grades 9-12: June 21-25
    • Cost: $440 for resident campers; $200 for commuters  

  • Band and Orchestra Camp
    • This camp allows students to learn and enhance current skills with any instrument from band, orchestra or drum major tracks.  
    • Grades 5-12: July 3-9
    • Cost: $670 for resident campers; $300 for commuters  

  • Matador Opera Workshop
    • Workshop participants will be assigned a role to study from Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro,” which will be performed on the last day. All individuals will receive classes on Italian diction, recitative, stagecraft and acting to prepare for the final performance. To attend this workshop, all participants must submit a valid audition tape. Camp tuition is due in full by May 17.
    • Ages 18 and up: May 15-31  
    • Cost: $800  

National Ranching Heritage Center

  • Summer Youth Classes
    • Campers will participate in various classes such as western movie-making, ranch art and pioneer living.  
    • Grades 1-2: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 13-18
    • Grades 3-5: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 13-18 ]
    • Cost: $125; $100 for Ranching Heritage Association members  

Museum of Texas Tech

  • Let's Draw!
    • This camp introduces participants to the art of drawing. Campers will learn the basics of line, shading, light and form. All materials provided.  
    • Ages 11 and up: 2-4 p.m. June 7-9  
    • Cost: $45

  • Stamp it Out!  
    • This camp shows campers how to carve and cut their own rubber stamps. All materials provided.  
    • Ages 11 and up: 2-4 p.m. June 21-23
    • Cost: $45

  • Lil' Leonardos Camp
    • Campers will create unique masterpieces while learning how to use various art tools and techniques.  
    • Ages 4-6: 10 a.m. to noon July 12-14
    • Cost: $45

  • Pretty Papers
    • This camp teaches participants how to decorate paper using marbling and suminagashi techniques. Participants will also have the ability to construct a book using their decorated pages. All materials are provided. Students are encouraged to wear clothing or a smock that may be splashed with ink.  
    • Ages 11 and up: 2-4 p.m. July 12-14

  • Basic Drawing for Adults  
    • Participants learn or refresh basic drawing skills. These sessions allow individuals to explore line, shading, light and form. Materials will be provided. Only 12 spots are available for each session on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Ages 18 and up: 1-4 p.m. June 11,18, 25
    • Cost: $20  

  • Dinoventure Camp  
    • Campers will explore the history of dinosaurs, including their characteristics and habitats. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the dinosaur gallery and partake in various hands-on activities.  
    • Ages 4-6
      • Session 1: 10 a.m. to noon June 21-23
      • Session 2: 10 a.m. to noon July 19-21
    • Cost: $45  

  • Maker's Studio  
    • Campers will explore various subject matters while working with different materials to create unique, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.  
    • Ages 7-9: 10 a.m. to noon June 7-9
    • Cost $45  

  • Adventures in Mythology
    • This camp will teach participants about the world's most popular myths and legends. Campers will have the ability to partake in crafts, trivia, games and more.  
    • Ages 10-13: 2-4 p.m. July 5-7  
    • Cost $45  

  • Out of this World  
    • Campers take a trip to space through hands-on activities and interactions with fellow participants. The activities will cover topics such as planets, astronauts and more.  
    • Ages 7-9: 2-4 p.m. June 14-16  
    • Cost: $45  

  • Wit and Wizardry
    • Campers will explore the mysteries of the wizarding world by studying herbology, magical mixtures, fantastic beasts and more. Participants will have the opportunity to make crafts, play games and conduct experiments as a wizard-in-training.  
    • Ages 10-13: 10 a.m. to noon June 14-16  
    • Cost: $45 

Texas Tech Center at Junction

  • Science in the Sun
    • “Science in the Sun” creates a fun, hands-on learning environment in a science enrichment setting. Only 30 spots are available for this camp on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Grades 2-5: 8 a.m. to noon June 7-10
    • Cost: $50 

University Interscholastic League (UIL)

  • Theatre Camp 
    • This camp allows students to audition, rehearse and perform in a one-act play at the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre. Classes include movement, diction, characterization, makeup and auditioning.  
    • Grades 9-12: July 6-16  
    • Cost: $925 for resident campers; $650 for commuters  

  • Film Camp  
    • This camp teaches students how to shoot, edit and produce a film. The final products will be shown on the last day of camp.  
    • Grades 9-12: July 6-10 
    • Cost: $350 for resident campers; $250 for commuters  

  • Technical Theatre Camp 
    • This camp teaches students the ins and outs of technical theatre. They can choose film or technical contest preparation during the first part of camp. The remainder of the time, participants will be stage managers, lighting technicians, set designers and prop managers for five different plays.   
    • Grades 9-12: July 6-16 
    • Cost: $925 for resident campers; $650 for commuters  
  • Math and Science Camp
    • This camp allows students to study UIL mathematics, number sense, science and calculator applications with award-winning coaches.  
    • Grades 9-12: July 12-16
    • Cost: $300 for resident campers; $190 for commuters

  • Congress, Speech and Debate Camp
    • This camp allows students to learn how to conduct thorough analyses and in-depth research for a variety of topics.  
    • Grades 9-12: July 10-16
    • Cost: $600 for resident campers; $450 for commuters