**Our regular camp slots are full, so we have removed the regular registration link. You can still apply for a need-based scholarship spot with this form (pdf). Apply by April 26.**
The summertime Very Important Kids (VIK) Camp focuses on visual arts, performing arts, reading, and robotics.
Week 1: We’ll explore the whimsical world of comic book and cartoon art. Taking inspiration from classic and popular culture, we’ll draw several well-known cartoon, anime, superhero and video game characters while focusing on exaggeration, action techniques, coloring and more!
Week: We’re walking on the wild side as we take a cue from local sculptor Kent Ullberg. We’ll create 2-D and 3-D versions of our favorite land and sea creatures. We’ll also use our improvisation skills to create our own version of Animal Planet!
Week 3: Join us as we bring the pages of our favorite books to life! We’ll examine some of our favorite literary characters such as Harry Potter, the Cat in the Hat, Harold and his Purple Crayon, Fancy Nancy and so many more as we use watercolor and acrylic to paint imaginative portraits and narrative scenes. In drama we’ll see what happens when all these characters come together.
Week 4: It’s all about the ‘80s. We’ll create puff paint portraits, personalized buttons and more as we explore the art and music of this unforgettable decade!
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.
Learn programming concepts through fun, hands-on activities that involve manipulation of robots.
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.