The summertime Very Important Kids (VIK) Camp focuses on visual arts, performing arts, reading, and robotics.
Week: The world of Minecraft™ comes to life as we explore, problem-solve and craft amazing and unique characters using textured square shapes and paper blocks. We’ll also create some exciting Pokémon art as we illustrate and sculpt our favorite characters. In the drama part of the day, we’ll use our one-of-a-kind creations to inspire our wild and wacky skits!Ages 5-12)
Week 3: We’re jumping into the world of memes – art camp style in this first week! We’ll bring both classic and current works of art to life by creating our own “captions” to describe the scene. Then we’ll create our own narrative paintings and do the same! We’ll even act our memes using improvisation techniques.
Week 4: Explore the hidden worlds of mythical creatures, fairytale characters and fantastical monsters through a variety of visual art media and performing art activities. Big Foot, dragons, fairies and unicorns? Do they really exist or are they just in our imaginations?
The summer reading camps are designed to help children improve literacy skills and become more confident students. The camp offers an opportunity to enrich reading skills for students, whether or not they are struggling at reading. Each child is helped to read books of their choosing and encouraged to develop a love of learning. The children receive personal attention in a "failure-free" setting. Skills that help children become better and more confident readers are emphasized throughout the day’s activities. Undergraduate students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi serve as teachers for the camp. Camp participants work in small groups, where they experience writing, pleasure reading, phonics, encoding and decoding, reading comprehension and other reading strategies that accommodate various learning styles.
June 4-15, 3-5:30 pm
Learn programming concepts through fun, hands-on activities that involve manipulation of robots.
June 18-29, 3-5:30 pm
Learn from a real mural artist the process of researching, designing, and installing large public art murals.
June 4-29, 3-5:30 pm
This session allows children to engage in fun activities and active play. Garcia Center instructors will oversee activities including outdoor play, games, and family-friendly movies.