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Del Mar College Announces 2019 Summer Kids Activities

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Del Mar College Continuing Education and the Kinesiology and Music Departments have alternative programs available to keep kids active this summer. You can register your youth for Vikings Kids Camp, youth aquatics, summer music camps or the Technology Camp. Youth can have fun while also expanding their minds and skills.

And, new this year … the Northwest Center in Calallen will also offer summer programs for youth living in the western part of Nueces County.

Summer 2019 programming includes:

• June 3-13: Del Mar College Youth Aquatics Session 1 Swimming Lessons for Elementary and Middle School Students

Two lesson times are available, including 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for eight 45-minute lessons in the Kinesiology Complex Aquatic Center on Del Mar College’s East Campus off Baldwin Blvd. Tuition is $50 and must be paid at time of registration. Registration must be made in person at the College’s Center for Economic Development located at 3209 Staples. Youth must be six years of age by Aug. 1, 2019, and/or 12 years of age or younger to qualify for the program (no exceptions). Organizers recommend that students be at least 48 inches in height. Students will be assigned to an instructor according to skill level––beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Parents or guardians are required to present a birth certificate and Social Security card at time of registration. For more information, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

• June 3-July 12: Del Mar College Vikings Kids Camp 

This annual summer program provides a fun opportunity for students to explore new academic areas, upgrade basic skills, create special interests, meet new friends and participate in a structured, informative, non-pressured academic environment. Classes are offered during one-week sessions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon or 1 to 4 p.m. for students entering grades third through fifth and for those entering grades sixth through eighth. Youth can choose from a variety of courses related to science, math, art, music, reading, social science and foreign language. All students have the opportunity to participate in numerous hands-on activities and projects to help sharpen their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Tuition is $75 for each one-week session with youth able to sign up for several classes. Registration is at the DMC Center for Economic Development, located at 3209 S. Staples. Students’ Social Security numbers are required for registration, along with this year’s report card. For more information, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

• June 3-July 12: Del Mar College Technology Camp 

Students have a fun opportunity to explore various areas of computers in a structured, non-pressured academic environment. Classes are offered during one-week sessions Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. for those entering third through eighth grades. All sessions will be taught at the Center for Economic Development at 3209 S. Staples. Youth will gain advanced knowledge working with high-tech programs that allow them to build, create and design their own computer programs, apps and animations. They’ll also improve social, critical thinking and problem–solving skills by working in pairs or teams to develop their own masterpieces in Drone Adventures, Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game, Minecraft Modders, Roblox Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs, Python Programmers and Code Breakers. Tuition is $150 for each one-week session. For more information, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

• June 6, 13, 20 and 27-28: Summer Orchestra Program for High School String Players to Participate with the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College

High school-aged string players––including violin, viola, cello and bass––are invited to play during the DMC Chamber Orchestra’s annual summer concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, in Wolfe Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on Del Mar College’s East Campus at Ayers Street. Rehearsals are scheduled 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings June 6-27. Registration is $45. For more information, contact Music faculty member Todd Ehle at 698-1223 or tehle@delmar.edu.

• June 10-14: Del Mar College’s 47th Annual Viking Band Camp

Seventh through twelfth grade musicians interested in continuing their musical pursuits during the summer can have fun and meet new friends while attending the DMC Music Department’s Viking Band Camp. Activities provide students opportunities to enjoy music making with encouragement from leading music educators from South Texas. This year’s camp includes honor and concert bands, a percussion ensemble, a brass ensemble, a woodwind ensemble, a jazz band and various chamber music ensembles. Auditions for ensemble and chair placement are scheduled the first day of camp. Final concert is Friday, June 14, in Richardson Performance Hall. Lunch will be provided to all participants as part of the registration fee. The five-day camp runs 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday June 10-14 in Del Mar College’s Richardson Performance Hall and Fine Arts Center Music Building on the East Campus. Early registration is $150 through the first day of camp. Participants will receive a Viking Band Camp tee shirt. Go to www.delmar.edu/offices/music/band-camp.html for information and to access a registration form or contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1211.

• June 17-27: Del Mar College Youth Aquatics Session 2 Swimming Lessons for Elementary and Middle School Students

Two lesson times are available, including 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for eight 45-minute lessons in the Kinesiology Complex Aquatic Center on Del Mar College’s East Campus off Baldwin Blvd. Tuition is $50 and must be paid at time of registration. Registration must be made in person at the College’s Center for Economic Development located at 3209 Staples. Youth must be six years of age by Aug. 1, 2019, and/or 12 years of age or younger to qualify for the program (no exceptions). Organizers recommend that students be at least 48 inches in height. Students will be assigned to an instructor according to skill level––beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Parents or guardians are required to present a birth certificate and Social Security card at time of registration. For more information, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

• June 18-20: NEW Viking Classical Guitar Summer Camp

Del Mar College has a new Viking Classical Guitar Summer Camp with three days of guitar fun and playing for those with the ability to read music and familiarity with basic classical guitar techniques. The class meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration fee for the camp is $65 and can be made at the College’s Music Office in the Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building on the College’s East Campus on Ayers St. During the morning sessions, participants will learn how to develop speed and accuracy with technique building and sight-reading. Professor Philip Hii will share a cheat sheet of guitar tricks and techniques to play better and start “shredding.” Afternoons will include playing with friends in small and large ensembles and developing strategies to improve sight reading as well as prepare for UIL competition. Students will play on a classical nylon string guitar and participate in informal “open-mike” performances for family and friends! The final day features a grand finale with a final concert showcasing camp ensembles and the Viking Classical Guitar Camp Orchestra. Registration fee is $65 and includes a camp tee shirt and lunch each day. For more information, call Yvonne Rodriguez at 698-1211 yrodrig@delmar.edu.

• June 24-July 12: Del Mar College Northwest Center Vikings Kids Camp and Technology Camp

The Del Mar College Viking Kids Camp and Technology Camp at the Northwest Center are summer enrichment programs for students entering third through fifth grades. Students participate in a fun, non-pressured academic environment and explore new interests and academic areas. Classes are offered during one-week sessions Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. All sessions will be taught at the Northwest Center in Calallen at 13725 Northwest Blvd. Youth can choose from arts and crafts, creative arts or reading enrichment from the Viking Kids Camp with tuition at $75 for each one-week session. Technology Camp classes include Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game, Python Programmers and Drone Adventures. Tuition is $150 for each one-week session. For more information, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

• June 24-27: All-State Choir Camp at Del Mar College 

Students entering grades 9 through 12 will receive instruction from outstanding experienced staff made up of music educators. This year’s camp promises to be exciting, instructive and fun as participants prepare to perform Texas Music Educators Association audition music. Participants can expect sectional and full choral rehearsals, sight-reading sessions and specific instruction on diction and vocal techniques. Camp highlights include a movie night, talent show, movies, pool party, yoga and more. Formal choir camp activities, including rehearsals and classes, are scheduled in the Fine Arts Center Music Building located on Del Mar College’s East Campus at Ayers Street. Tuition is $190 for all participants on or before June 10 ($40 late fee after June 10 deadline), $150 overnight hotel cost (includes breakfast and shuttle fees) if camper is staying at designated, chaperoned hotel. Large School music packets are $25 and Small School music packets are $12 (if student’s school doesn’t provide music). Students who have performed as Texas All-State Choir members qualify for a $50 discount on tuition. A $50 deposit holds all registrants’ places for the camp, which will be applied toward the registration fee. Out-of-town campers will be housed at the TRU Hotel (361-852-0200) with all meals and shuttle transportation provided. Commuter campers will be provided all meals. Adults will provide supervision throughout the entire Del Mar College Choir Camp experience. Students will receive a commemorative camp tee shirt and music binder. For more camp information and a registration form, visit www.delmar.edu/offices/music/choir-camp.html. Inquiries also can be directed to the DMC Music Office at 698-1214 or camp director Dr. Greg Graf at 698-1352, 573-915-2109 or ggraf2@delmar.edu.

• July 1-11: Del Mar College Youth Aquatics Session 3 Swimming Lessons for Elementary and Middle School Students 

Two lesson times are available, including 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for eight 45-minute lessons in the Kinesiology Complex Aquatic Center on Del Mar College’s East Campus off Baldwin Blvd. (No class July 4; class will be held at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5.Tuition is $50 and must be paid at time of registration. Registration must be made in person at the College’s Center for Economic Development located at 3209 Staples. Youth must be six years of age by Aug. 1, 2019, and/or 12 years of age or younger to qualify for the program (no exceptions). Organizers recommend that students be at least 48 inches in height. Students will be assigned to an instructor according to skill level––beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Parents/guardians are required to present a birth certificate and Social Security card at time of registration. For more information, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.