Middle School Summer Programs

Leaders In Training Camps

8:30 am - 3:30 pm  ·  Fee $160-$190  ·  Rising 6th-8th Grades  ·  Weeks 1-5 

The Leaders in Training (LIT) program offers qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for future positions as camp counselors, recreation leaders, or babysitters. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children, and programmatic skills. Campers participate in CPR, first-aid, and emergency training and receive a certificate upon program completion. Additional activities for the Leaders in Training include guest speakers and community service opportunities.

Please note: LIT Camps are intended for full day campers only. Please do not use the LIT program as a "filler" between other offerings.

Academic Course Descriptions

List of 6 items.

  • Photography 101 - Week 2

    Week 2 (June 3 - June 7)  ·   9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.   ·  Fee $255    (6th-8th)
    Learn to take awesome photos on your one camera or use a camera we provide! This course covers all the fundamentals of photocomposition in-order to take better digital pictures with any type of camera.! Students will explore photography techniques such as leading lines, repetition, unique angles, and framing through hands-on demonstrations and mini walking field trips. No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!.
  • Space Lander Challenge - Week 2

    Week 2 (June 3 - June 7)   ·   11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   ·     Fee $225   ·   (6th-8th)
    In the Space Lander Challenge, student teams build a lander using the engineering design process to keep two marshmallow "aliens" or "astronauts" inside a cup as it is dropped from various heights. Using everyday recyclable material, students apply concepts of shock absorption, drag forces, and stability, to create and test designs. A surprise-ending challenge helps students learn from their failures too! The included math extension problems help students analyze solutions and connect the challenge to real-world scenarios. 
  • Forensics Camp - Week 2

    Week 2 (June 3 - June 7)   ·   1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   ·  Fee $225  ·    (6th-8th) 
    Forensics camp allows students to take on the role of a fingerprint analyst. Students will begin by comparing their own fingerprints to the prints of their classmates and create a class database that they will then use to compare to the national average. After answering a few analysis questions, students will be charged with identifying 12 common minutiae patterns in an unknown fingerprint. By the end of the week, students will take what they have learned and solve the crime of a "thief" in the building. 
  • Introduction to Algebra I · Weeks 3-4

    9:00-10:30 am  ·  Fee $290  ·  Rising 8th-9th Grades
    This two week class will present basic algebraic concepts to prepare students for Algebra I. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities to develop their grasp of the concepts covered. The emphasis will be on the understanding of balancing and factoring of equations and learning to use the steps of the equations to solve the problem. This class is designed for students in need of practice and reinforcement of general algebraic concepts. In addition to work done in class, students will be given extra enrichment packets for practicing math problems at home.
  • Introduction to Geometry · Weeks 3-4

    10:30 AM-12:00 PM  ·  Fee $290  ·  Rising 8th-10th Grades
    This two week course is designed to be taken by students who would like to be introduced to some of the major topics they will be covering in Geometry. Students will study deductive reasoning, points, lines, planes, congruence, and parallel lines. The course will emphasize understanding of two-column, geometric proofs. This introduction will give students practice and basic skill building.
  • Pre-Algebra: Fundamentals · July 8 - 12

    12:30-2:30Pm  ·  Fee $235  ·  Rising 6th-8th Grades
    This course will develop pre-algebra concepts through review, hands-on activities, and games. Students will gain confidence with fractions and mixed numbers, negative numbers, solving various types of equations, proportions and percents, number relationships, and parts of plane geometry.


Week 1:  May 28 - May 31
Week 2:  June 3 - June 7
Week 3:  June 10 - June 14
Week 4:  June 17 - June 21
Week 5:  June 24 - June 28


Jay Woodruff

Director of Auxiliary Programs

281-367-0900 ext. 2515

Early Bird Discount

Early Bird Discount: Enjoy a $25 discount per camp session if registered before April 1.

Multi-week Discount: Register any camper for 3 or more sessions and receive $25 off each session. Enter discount code Multi to receive this discount.
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