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Summer Camps

Every summer, the Center for Educational Programs offers Kids U and Hawk STEAM Academy camps for children of all ages to keep them busy and give them an opportunity to learn and have fun. Whether you want your child to learn more about science, math, reading, literacy, technology, character development, or cultures, there's a camp or academy for them. Find the best fit for your family and register today!

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Kids U

Kids U is a summer enrichment educational day program for students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The program features various camps and academies that center on a specific theme. Each camp and academy offer courses that open up new possibilities, create exciting learning opportunities, and promise summer excitement.

UHCL Main Campus Sessions

Visit the registration page for each camp for dates, times, and courses for specific age/grade groups.

Character Development (Age 11-14)

Sessions include confidence is cool, proud to be polite, art of communicating effectively, and social competence. 

Cultural Academy (Classes for K-8)

Sessions include knitting, paper folding, crocheting, book making, simple jewelry making, as well as a Journey to China! 

Early Childhood (Pre-K age 3-5)

Sessions include wheels all around, engineering madness, sensory science, enchanted engineering, fairytale science, STEMulating play, and "dreaming up" with blocks. 

Hawk Steam Academy Camp (Grades 6-8)

Software engineering campers will become software engineers and data scientist as they work in research and development teams to explore agile software engineering techniques and basic data science through interactive, hands-on activities and games. Intro to VR programming campers will expose students to the world of virtual reality. Students will experience different types of virtual reality environments, games, and simulations.

Literacy Academy (Grades K-8)

Sessions include mystery mania, writing like an author, blogging about books, write your own graphic novel, and more. 

Math Mysteries (Grades 2-5)

I have a problem; can you solve it? Students will be put to the test using logic and math skills to solve several brain bending problems. Leave this course equipped with experiments and tricks that will amaze friends and family. Math exploration can be fun but has it ever been this messy? You decide.

Science (Grades K-8) 

Sessions include space rangers, CSI, kitchen chemistry, under the sea, survivor 101, and many more. 

STEM (Grades 2-5)

The Inventors of Tomorrow session will expose students to a world of creativity and inventions. Using electronic building blocks that are interchangeable in millions of different ways empower kids to invent anything - from a sibling alarm, to a wireless robot, to a digital instrument. Students will  learn how to create, play, remix, and share inventions while building creative confidence, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

Technology (Grades K-8)

Sessions include claymation, intro to game design, Lego's come to life, botmation, Scratch coding and more. 

UHCL at Pearland Campus Sessions

Technology (Grades K-8)

Sessions include intro to game design, intro to animation, intermediate game design, Scratch coding and more. 

Need Assistance?

Contact the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3530 or

Technology/STEM Camp
Director: Dr. Jana Willis

Literacy Academy
Director: Dr. Robbie Raymond

Science/STEM Camp
Director: Dr. Omah Williams-Duncan

Math Camp
Director: Dr. Tom Fox

Early Childhood Camp
Director: Dr. Amber Brown

Digital Photography
Director: Dr. Shelia Baker

Cultural Academy
Director: Roselyn Wang

Character Development Camp
Director: Toni Dupree


Director: G.V. Krishnan


  • Center for Educational Programs

    Phone: 281-283-3530

    Arbor Building 1300.01
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 270
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.