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Summer Guide 2012

Summer camp roundup

Photo: Camp Firewood from Wet Hot American Summer isn't on this list, but it should be., License: N/A

Camp Firewood from Wet Hot American Summer isn't on this list, but it should be.

Photo: These camps are way easier to get into (and out of) than Camp Crystal Lake., License: N/A

These camps are way easier to get into (and out of) than Camp Crystal Lake.


Camp Disney & Stage Makeup Workshop at Woodlawn Theatre
Camp Disney gives children ages 5-18 the chance to perform songs from some of Disney's popular musicals including Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and more (July 9-28). New artistic director Greg Hinojosa will teach special effects enthusiasts participating in the Stage Makeup Workshop various techniques and applications (Aug 6-10). $175-$395, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg, (210) 701-3222, woodlawntheatre.com.

Art Camps & Classes at Inspire Community Fine Art Center
Imagination and creativity of students ages 6-12 is nurtured in themed, week-long sessions. Classes cover topics such as animals, outer space, mythical creatures and heroes while building artistic technique through all types of media. $135, 8:30am-12:30pm Mon-Fri, Inspire Community Fine Art Center, 200 Queen Anne Court, (210) 829-5592, inspirefineart.org.

Ballet Conservatory of South Texas
For young dancers ages 8 and above, Summer Intensive Ballet courses focus on a range of techniques, teaching grace and coordination (Aug 13-17). $25-$300, 9am-12:30pm Mon-Fri; Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, 5200 Broadway, (210) 820-3400, balletsouthtexas.org.

KIDS Jam Summer Camps at Northwest Vista College
Students in first through eighth grades are given the opportunity to gain experience in weeklong classes by learning the exercises professionals use in a variety of fields at KIDS Jam Summer Camp including: art, dance, drama, history, literature, sports, astronomy, and paleontology. $150, July 9-Aug 17, 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, Northwest Vista College, 3535 N Ellison, (210) 486-4428, alamo.edu/nvc.

Summer Adventure Camp at The Witte Museum
Science, history, and nature are what the Witte Museum knows best, and this summer they want students to gear up and join them in the weeklong sessions at Summer Adventure Camp. Stay for just one day, or the entire week, and discover the fun side of learning by interacting with live animals or using human energy to make light bulbs glow. $180-$230/week, $45-$55/day, Grades 1-5, July 9-27, 8:30am-5:30pm Mon-Fri, The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org.

Summer SpaceTEAMS Robotics Camp at Northwest Vista College
Students who have a passion for the sciences can get involved with some of the most exciting and interesting projects the field can offer at Summer SpaceTEAMS Robotics Camp. Campers will be able to take part in activities such as building simple machines using motorized Lego kits to programming 3D computer games using Kodu Software. The camp offers several courses to fit a variety of experience levels in their weeklong summer sessions. $250, Grades 1-12, July 9-July 27, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, Northwest Vista College, 3535 N. Ellison, (210) 706-9291, alamo.edu/nvc.

The Summer Issue 2012
  • Daytrippin': Luling Luling, known to many in San Antonio as that spot off I-10 where Buc-ee's makes an appearance, defies most conventions of a tourist town. There's plenty of free parking... | 6/20/2012
  • Daytrippin': The Upper Guadalupe Tubing, Lone Star beer, bad tattoos, sunburns, chicken fried steak at the Gristmill … it's a central Texas tradition. But it's good to remember the Guadalupe doesn't... | 6/20/2012
  • Daytrippin': The Comal River After securing your tube from one of the nearby vendors (we chose Rockin' R River Rides, 1405 Gruene, just outside historic New Braunfels), it takes about 20 minutes... | 6/20/2012
  • Daytrippin': Corpus Christi Summer has arrived, and no my friends, she is not friendly. Her seasonal fever can suck you dry as you drag your way through desolate parking lots and... | 6/20/2012
  • Daytrippin': Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg I live in a German town, so the idea of vacationing to a place like Fredericksburg, which sells itself with Biergartens and chocolate shops, doesn't really appeal to the... | 6/20/2012
  • Daytrippin': The Snake Farm Thanks to the magical combination of severe insomnia and Animal Planet programming, I finally discovered the greatness of Steve Irwin. For years, I dismissed him as the parody... | 6/20/2012
  • Buggy summer Many news outlets have reported that this summer would be one of San Antonio's buggiest. This is a myth. While various insects are crawling (and flying) around the... | 6/20/2012
  • Pickup basketball After spending ungodly hours watching the NBA this playoff season, it's time to get off your ass, lace up your sneakers, and get on the court. But don't settle for... | 6/20/2012
  • How to survive the summer: bunkering lessons for locals Why we haven't figured out yet that even with air-conditioned rooms and air-conditioned cars it's just plain whacked to get up with the sun and stay awake through the heat of... | 6/20/2012
  • Plastic Beach Photography and fashion styling by Bryan Rindfuss. Visual Art by Erin Curtis | 6/20/2012
  • Bus or bust Yes, "Everything's bigger in Texas." I get it. The sheer size of this state is daunting to a bleary-eyed driver. We may long for cheap, fast commuter rail linking Texas... | 6/20/2012
  • Summer camp roundup CCamp Disney gives children ages 5-18 the chance to perform songs from some of Disney's popular musicals including Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid... | 6/20/2012
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