Camping Out

Camping Out Each year, UH hosts about fifty summer camps focused on engineering, science, arts, music, and sports. One of the most exclusive is the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) in the Cullen College of Engineering’s Mentoring & Enrichment Seminar in Engineering Training camp. Each year, about 550 applicants vie for the coveted 50 spots to get an introduction to the discipline. Designed to be interactive and engaging, students spend some time in a traditional classroom, applying what they learn in class to hands-on projects. Sports camps this year included: baseball, softball, volleyball, football, and boys’ basketball. Other camps included Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston’s Summer Art Workshops for children and the annual Cougar Band Camp, which helps hundreds of teenagers improve their music skills. ExxonMobil/ NASA-Bernard Harris Science Camp allows sixty local junior high students to participate in interactive classes while living on campus. And eighth-grade through twelfth-grade girls gain hands-on experience in engineering through the week-long G.R.A.D.E. (Girls Reaching and Demonstrating Excellence) Camp.