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About Youth Summer Programs

The Center for Workplace Learning hosts a variety of fun and engaging summer youth programs at Grayson College! Your child can explore their interests, acquire new skills, have fun and meet new friends. Programs range from one-day workshops to multi-day camp experiences.

Career Exploration Camps

Please complete a separate application for each camp. Career Exploration camps cost $79 each.

If enrolled in both a morning and afternoon camp, plan to bring $7 or a packed lunch.

Week of June 3 through 6

Camp Name & Number Meeting Times Description

Game On: Sports and Performance   

YSP 1040.OD1

Monday- Thursday
8:30am-12:00PM

 

Discover an all encompassing fitness program that focuses on safe exercise practices. Gain expertise in fundamental techniques, proper positions, and rules of various sports while playing and learning a new sport each day. 

What's Cooking:

YSP 1060.OD1

Monday- Thursday
8:30am-12:00PM

 

Embark on a culinary adventure with our immersive four-day course! Explore the culinary profession from fridge to table and learn to cook a variety of savory and sweet recipes in a professional commercial kitchen setting. Dress code required: (hair pulled back and closed toe shoes)

Medical Marvels:

YSP 1050.0D1

Monday-Thursday
1:00pm-4:30PM

Set out on a thrilling journey and explore various health careers. Experience simulation labs and participate in skills training relevant to medical careers. Campers will explore careers in Nursing, Emergency medical response, Dental, and Surgical Technology with planned activities guided by our healthcare faculty. 

Team USA:

YSP 1066.0D1

Monday-Thursday
1:00pm-4:30PM

Are you ready to rock the world of government?  Embark on a high-octane adventure discovering careers in city, state, & federal government.  Unlock the secret skills to becoming a hero of public service.

Week of June 24 through 26

Camp Name & Number Meeting Times Description

CSI Grayson:

YSP 1055.OD1

Monday- Thursday 
8:30am-12:00PM

 

Dive into a captivating experience investigating a simulated crime scene. From securing the area to gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses, students will enhance their skills in solving crimes. Gain hands-on experience in evidence collection and crafting compelling synopses, while learning about careers in Law Enforcement.

Young Entrepreneurs:

YSP 1052.OD1

Monday- Thursday 
8:30am-12:00PM

 

Join us for a thrilling week of hands-on fun! Dive into action-packed experiences's where you'll learn and apply essential entrepreneurship skills to launch your very own business.  

Improv Exploration:

8th grade and up only

YSP 1042.OD1

Monday-Thursday
1:00pm-4:30PM

 

Enhance your improv skills at our Intensive Camp! Learn to create captivating characters and scenes through character and story development. Showcase your talents in a personalized performance. Elevate your improvisational abilities in this engaging camp where creativity shines. Open to 8th-grade students and older.

Create it!:

YSP 1062.OD1

Monday-Thursday
1:00pm-4:30PM

 

What dreams to you wish to bring to life? Join our Graphic Design camp and watch your visions take shape across various platforms like Squarespace, Canva, Photoshop and more. Dive into the art of crafting distinctive and personalized art effortlessly, using a range of professional-grade graphic tools. 

Week of July 8 through 11

Camp Name & Number Meeting Times Description

Game On, Sports and Performance:  

YSP 1040.OD2

Monday- Thursday
8:30am-12:00PM

 

Discover an all encompassing fitness program that focuses on safe exercise practices. Gain expertise in fundamental techniques, proper positions, and rules of various sports while playing and learning a new sport each day. 

CSI Grayson:

YSP 1055.OD1

Monday- Thursday
8:30am-12:00PM

 

Dive into a captivating experience investigating a simulated crime scene. From securing the area to gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses, students will enhance their skills in solving crimes. Gain hands-on experience in evidence collection and crafting compelling synopses, while learning about careers in Law Enforcement.

Team USA:

YSP 1066.OD2

Monday-Thursday
1:00pm-4:30PM

 

Are you ready to rock the world of government?  Embark on a high-octane adventure discovering careers in city, state, & federal government.  Unlock the secret skills to becoming a hero of public service.

Medical Marvels:

YSP 1050.0D1

Monday-Thursday
1:00pm-4:30PM

 

Set out on a thrilling journey and explore various health careers. Experience simulation labs and participate in skills training relevant to medical careers. Campers will explore careers in Nursing, Emergency medical response, Dental, and Surgical Technology with planned activities guided by our healthcare faculty. 

Grant Funded Camps

An application submitted by the camper is required to be considered for a Grant Funded Camp. The Grant Funded Camp process is competitive, and space is limited.

Camper looks on at robots on display on floor
  • This week-long residential camp in college housing is open to students in incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grades and features a tech-centric coding adventure.

    Here is what makes our camp stand out from others!

    Hands-On Coding Sessions: Dive into the exciting world of coding with hands-on sessions using HEDY programming. Whether you're a beginner or have some coding experience, our expert instructors will guide you through interactive lessons and projects, empowering you to bring your ideas to life.

    Residence Life Camaraderie: Experience the thrill of college housing as you bond with fellow campers during residence life activities by night. From fun games to team-building exercises, you'll forge lifelong friendships while immersing yourself in a supportive and inclusive community.

    Inspiring Tech Activities: Immerse yourself in a variety of tech-themed games and activities designed to spark creativity and curiosity. From robotics challenges to app development workshops, every moment is an opportunity to explore new concepts and unleash your potential.

    Career Exploration: Gain insight into exciting careers in the tech industry and discover the endless possibilities that await you. Engage with industry professionals, participate in career panels, and learn about cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the future.

    Transformative Experience: Prepare for a week of personal growth, skill development, and unforgettable adventures. Whether you're passionate about coding or simply curious about technology, our camp promises to be a transformative journey that will inspire and empower you.

    Camp Details

    Each camp is week-long: 5 days and 5 nights with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. Check-in to housing will be the Sunday before each camp between 6:00pm- 8:00pm and check-out will be the Friday following the conclusion of the class. (4:30- 5:30 pm). All students must be picked up no later than 5:30 PM on Friday.

    Session Camp Dates Check In Check Out

    Session 1:  

     June 10 - June 14

    June 9 at 7:00 PM

    June 14 between 4:30 - 5:30pm

    Session 2: 

    July 8 - July 12

    July 7 at 7:00 PM

    July 12 between 4:30 - 5:30pm

    • Application must be in the student’s name to be eligible for consideration. Space is limited, apply today!
    • Application Deadline is Noon on May 8th and campers will be notified by May 23rd.
    • Upon notification of award of Camp Scholarship, the parent/guardian will be sent a detailed enrollment packet which must be returned in 7 days to secure your camper’s spot.

    Grayson College  is committed to the inclusion of all students, and we welcome those in special circumstances! To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity for a camp scholarship, please fill out our application.

    • This camp is funded by the Texas Workforce commission and TANF. 
  • It’s Back! Embark on an exhilarating journey through the world of STEM at Robo Tex's Summer Youth Camp! Delve into hands-on robotics and mechanical engineering projects that tackle real-world challenges. Students with an interest in STEM should sign up for this camp which utilizes VEX-IQ robots.  Join us to hone your practical skills and unleash your creativity. Robo Tex camp is your gateway to realizing your dreams. 

    With two levels—Basic and Intermediate—this competition-style camp promises an electrifying experience filled with innovation, teamwork, and endless possibilities. Join us and take the first step towards a future brimming with excitement and success!

    • Note: Returning students given priority in intermediate level camps

    Join us for full-day Robo Tex camps, running Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM!

    Session

    Camp

    Dates

    Location

    Session 1: Open to returning Campers only

    Robo Tex Robotics – Intermediate 

    July 8 - 11

    Main Campus

    Session 2: New Campers

    Robo Tex Robotics - Basic

    July 15 - 18

    Main Campus

    Session 3: New Campers - SOUTH CAMPUS

    Robo Tex Robotics - Basic

    July 22 - 25

    South (Van Alstyne) Campus

     Session 4: Returning campers and competitive entry from this year’s new Campers (Application will be given in sessions)

    Robo Tex Robotics - Intermediate

    July 29 - August 1 

    Main Campus

     Final Exhibition - All Campers are invited

     1 day only 

    August 2

     Main Campus

    Camp Highlights

    • Application must be in the student’s name to be eligible for consideration.  Space is limited, apply today!
    • The four camps will conclude with a 1-day exhibition event in which selective teams from each of the camps will battle each other head-to-head. 
    • Application Deadline is Noon on May 8th and campers will be notified by May 23rd.
    • Upon notification of award of Camp Scholarship, the parent/guardian will be sent a detailed enrollment packet which must be returned in 7 days in order to secure your camper’s spot.
    • This camp is pending the Award from the Bosch Community Fund.  
    • Grayson College is committed to the inclusion of all students, and we welcome those with special circumstances! To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity for a camp scholarship, please fill out our application. 
  • Join us at Grayson College's Youth Camp, where innovation meets opportunity! Our commitment to fostering a skilled workforce aligns perfectly with the needs of our growing manufacturing hub. With the BEACONS grant, we've bolstered our resources, hiring top-tier electrical energy faculty and investing in cutting-edge training equipment. This means our Youth Camp participants will dive into hands-on experiences that tackle the pressing demands of alternative energy sources and energy storage solutions, a growing area in our region.

    At our camp, students won't just observe – they'll engage. Through engaging activities, participants will have the opportunity to code robotics to execute fundamental concepts, providing a dynamic introduction to the diverse fields of engineering. From mastering the art of soldering circuits to unraveling the intricacies of machinery and its pivotal role in manufacturing processes, campers will develop practical skills and gain invaluable insights into the world of technology and engineering.

    Safety is paramount in our environment, especially as students interact with large manufacturing equipment. We kindly request that participants come prepared with close-toed shoes and secure ponytails to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all. Join us as we spark curiosity, ignite passion, and empower the workforce of tomorrow at Grayson College's Youth Camp.

    Jolts and Volts camp offers half-day classes from Monday to Thursday, running from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. These sessions are exclusively available at our South Campus in Van Alstyne, Texas. Join us for an electrifying experience packed with fun and learning!

    Jolts & Volts Camp Sessions
    Session Dates

    Session 1: 

    June 3rd- 6th 

    Session 2: 

    July 8th-11th

    • Application must be in the student’s name to be eligible for consideration. Space is limited, apply today!
    • Application Deadline is Noon on May 8th and campers will be notified by May 23rd.
    • Upon notification of award of Camp Scholarship, the parent/guardian will be sent a detailed enrollment packet which must be returned in 7 days to secure your camper’s spot.

    Grayson College is committed to the inclusion of all students, and we welcome those with special circumstances! To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity for a camp scholarship, please fill out our application. 

    This camp is funded by Energy Storage Systems Campus/BEACONS Grant

Requirement and Procedures

Career Exploration Camps

  • Please visit the link associated with the camp that you wish to enroll in and complete the attached form.
  • You must complete 1 application per camp that you wish to attend. 
  • A link will appear when you complete your registration for you to complete your payment please do so immediately. 1 payment is needed per each camp. 
  • Our system will not allow you to process a payment if the camp is full, however you would have the option to be wait listed.
  • Camper will not be enrolled until payment is received. Space is limited, so do not delay. 
  • You will be sent a confirmation email once your student has been enrolled in the camp. (please allow up to 48 hrs for confirmation, weekend registrations may take longer to process)  For Career Exploration Camps

 Refunds/Transfers/Wait List 

  • Due to limited space in all of our camps we can not guarantee that we can move your camper into another camp or section.
  • Refunds will be given ONLY if received 2 weeks prior to the camp date.
  • We must be notified via the withdrawal request form if you wish to withdraw or request a transfer.
  • Should you be waitlisted, someone from CWL will call you to let you know a spot is available.

Request a Withdrawal, Transfer, and/or Refund

Grant Funded Camps

  • Please visit the link associated with our Grant funded camps and select the camp that you wish to apply to.
  • Camper should complete the essay questions in the application and not the parent/ guardian
  • Application deadline is Noon on May 8th, 2024. 
  • Selected campers will be notified or before May 23rd, 2024 at the email provided in the application.  At that time a complete enrollment packet will be sent, and must be returned within 7 days of receipt to secure your child's spot.
  • Campers may be given the opportunity to attend a camp other than that of which they originally applied. 
  • Space is limited, if for any reason you are unable to attend please let us know immediately so that we can  award that slot to another camper. 

Questions:

Email: CWLask@grayson.edu