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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 Showbiz 2012 at The Magik Theatre
Two-week beginner's classes and four-week sessions for advanced students teach the fundamentals of performance to young actors. All classes will conclude with a special performance at the end of each session. Classes vary by age. $340 2-weeks, $530 4-weeks, $50 enrollment fee, July 9-Aug 24, 9am-3pm Mon-Fri, The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo, (210) 227-2751,

Day & Overnight Camps at Texas Ski Ranch
For those who want to spend their summer out in the Texas sun, campers ages 5-17 can chose from various outdoor activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, skating, premier tumbling, and more! All experience levels are welcome. Teams and sessions will be assigned according to interest. Day and overnight camps are offered. $795-$2,195, June 24-Aug 3, 9am-6pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm Fri, Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 N IH-35, (830) 627-2843,

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Summer 2012
Students can meet new friends and develop their creativity in weeklong sessions where Latin American culture is embraced and imaginations are encouraged to soar. Choose from constructing papier-mâché animals from the rainforest, creating up-cycled jewelry, art, and functional objects, building your own musical instrument, or exploring identity via self-portraits by celebrated Latino artists. $100, Ages 8-12, June 25-July 27, 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S. Brazos, (210) 271-3151,

Camp Broadway at San Pedro Playhouse
Students ages 7-17 will sing and dance on stage to some of Broadway's most popular musical numbers. Call for info about other summer workshops. $250-$300, July 9-21, 9am-3pm Mon-Fri; July 23-Aug 8, 10am-3pm; San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Place, (210) 735-8324,

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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