FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  May 12, 2008
CONTACT: Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337; or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336
   
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Offer a Variety of Academic and Athletic Summer Camps for Area Youth

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi faculty and staff will hold day, evening and overnight summer camps for area youth beginning Monday, June 2. Camp dates and information are as follows:

Monday, June 2, through Thursday, June 5 – The Islander women’s basketball staff will hold a day camp for girls in grades three to 12 from Monday, June 2, through Thursday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moody Sustainers Field House on campus. Every camper will be placed in her age or skill level to develop personal growth. Registration is $130 for one person or $105 per person with a friend. A $50 deposit is due by Sunday, May 25. After the deadline, registration will be $140 per person. For more information, contact Geoff Grawn at 361.825.3691 or go to www.goislanders.com.

Monday, June 2, through Friday, June 6 – The Department of Music will hold its Islander Orchestra Camp for middle and high school students from Monday, June 2, through Thursday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts and Friday, June 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending with a concert at 4:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Auditions for skills placement will be held on the morning of the first day of camp. Students should bring audition music that demonstrates their technical and musical abilities. Registration is $150. For more information, contact Nora Cartwright at 361.825.5523; or e-mail nora.cartwright@tamucc.edu.

Tuesday, June 3 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold its Summer Baseball Showcase Camp I Tuesday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapman Field. The camp will be run in a pro-tryout format with Islander coaches present. Registration is $75 with limited spots available. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Monday, June 9, through Thursday, June 12 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold the Padre Little League Camp for boys in eighth grade and below from Monday, June 9, through Thursday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6869 Yorktown Blvd. Registration is $200 with lunch available for $5. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Monday, June 9, through Friday, June 13 – The Department of Music will hold its Islander Band Camp for middle, junior and high school students from Monday, June 9, through Thursday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Center for the Arts. An end-of-camp concert will be presented at 5 p.m. Friday, June 13, in the Performing Arts Center. The camp is open to students with at least one year experience. Auditions for skills placement will be held on the morning of the first day of camp. Students should bring audition music that best shows their skills and musicianship. Registration through Monday, June 2, is $295 for resident tuition and $200 for commuter campers, which also covers meals. After Monday, June 2, a late registration fee of $20 will be charged. On campus lunches are included. For more information, contact Nora Cartwright at 361.825.5523 or nora.cartwright@tamucc.edu.

Monday, June 9, through Friday, June 27 – The Kinesiology Department and the National Youth Sports Camp Program will sponsor a multi-sport, co-ed summer camp for children ages 10-12 on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays Monday, June 9, through Friday, June 27. Daily camp activities will include swimming, lacrosse, water polo, golf, field/floor hockey, badminton, and traditional team sports including football, basketball, soccer, kickball and softball. Other pending educational activities include horseback riding, kayaking and scuba diving. Drug and alcohol prevention courses will also be provided. The cost is $350, which includes lunch. For more information or to apply, contact Liz Perez at 361.825.6072; or e-mail Elizabeth.perez@tamucc.edu.

Tuesday, June 10, through Thursday, June 12 – The Islander softball coaches will hold an all skills camp for girls ages 8-18 from Tuesday, June 10, through Thursday, June 12, at the Chapman Softball Field. The camp will focus on improving individual batting, pitching, fielding and other fundamental softball skills. The deadline for registration is Sunday, June 1. Registrations are online only and can be found at www.goislanders.com under the camp section. The cost is $300 for resident tuition and $250 for commuter tuition, which also covers meals. For more information, contact Shana Riggleman at 361.825.3412.

Monday, June 16, through Thursday, June 19 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold the National Little League Camp for boys in eighth grade and below from Monday, June 16, through Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 901 Ennis Joslin Road. Registration is $200 with lunch available for $5. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 27 – The Department of English will hold its 16th annual Young Authors’ Camp for elementary students in grades three through five from 8:30-11:45 a.m. weekdays Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 27, in the Early Childhood Development Center. The camp, which will include visits with poets and artists, nature walks and uses of technology in writing, provides students with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience writing as a fun and creative opportunity for self-expression and communication. The camp is limited to 25 students. Registration is $175 before Sunday, June 1. After the deadline, registration is $195. For more information, contact Dr. Chuck Etheridge at 361.825.5755; or e-mail charles.etheridge@tamucc.edu.

Tuesday, June 17, through Thursday, June 19 – The Islander softball coaches will hold an all skills camp for girls ages 8-18 from Tuesday, June 17, through Thursday, June 19, at the Chapman Softball Field. The camp will focus on improving individual batting, pitching, fielding and other fundamental softball skills. The deadline for registration is Sunday, June 1. Registrations are online only and can be found at www.goislanders.com under the camp section. The cost is $300 for resident tuition and $250 for commuter tuition, which also covers meals. For more information, contact Shana Riggleman at 361.825.3412.

Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26 – The Department of Music will host the Solutions and Specialized Innovations (SASI) Drum Major and Leadership Camp from Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26, on the University campus. The camp offers current and future high school drum majors extensive training in conducting, marching fundamentals and leadership. Instruction will be provided by University of North Texas and Cedar Park High School staffs. The deadline for enrollment is Friday, June 13. Registration is $400 for resident tuition and $250 for commuter tuition, which also covers meals. For more information, contact Dr. Shawn Smith at 361.825.2375 or e-mail shawn.smith@tamucc.edu.

Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold the Robstown Little League Camp for boys in eighth grade and below from Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Field. Registration is $200 with lunch available for $5. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27 – The Department of English will hold its 16th annual Young Authors’ Camp for middle school students in grades six through eight from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, in the Early Childhood Development Center. The camp, which will include visits with poets and artists, nature walks and uses of technology in writing, provides students with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience writing as a fun and creative opportunity for self-expression and communication. The camp is limited to 25 students. Registration is $140 before Sunday, June 1. After the deadline, registration is $160. For more information, contact Dr. Chuck Etheridge at 361.825.5755 or e-mail charles.etheridge@tamucc.edu.

Monday, July 7, through Thursday, July 10 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold the Portland Little League Camp for boys in eighth grade and below from Monday, July 7, through Thursday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gregory-Portland High School field. Registration is $200 with lunch available for $5. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold Summer Camp I for boys in eighth grade and below from Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapman Field. Registration is $200 with lunch available for $5. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Thursday, July 17, through Sunday, July 20 – The Islander Cross Country Camp for middle and high school boys and girls will be held from Thursday, July 17 through Sunday, July 20, on the University campus. Campers will learn the latest in running and training techniques, hydration, running footwear, analysis of form, pre-racing strategies and post-race evaluation. Registration is $300 for overnight campers and $150 for day campers with a $75 deposit by Tuesday, July 1. A $25 late fee will be charged for all entries received beginning Wednesday, July 2. Registration includes a room for overnight campers, meals and a T-shirt. For more information, contact Shawn Flanagan at 361.825.3212, 361.249.4300 or e-mail shawn.flanagan@tamucc.edu.

Monday, July 21, through Thursday, July 24 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold Summer Camp II for boys in eighth grade and below from Monday, July 21, through Thursday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapman Field. Registration is $200 with lunch available for $5. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.

Wednesday, July 30 – The Islander baseball coaching staff will hold its Summer Baseball Showcase Camp II Wednesday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapman Field. The camp will be run in a pro-tryout format with Islander coaches present. Registration is $75 with limited spots available. For more information, contact Rusty Miller at 361.825.3720; e-mail rusty.miller@tamucc.edu; or register on-line at www.goislanders.com.