• Youth Camps and Academies

    Del Mar College offers kids alternative activities; Programs range from swimming lessons and music camps to College for Kids program and hands-on Public Safety Academy

    Need to keep your kids busy this summer? Get tired of that summer-long question, “What’s there to do?” Or does that endless repetitious statement, “I’m bored,” irritate you even though you’re the most patient parent.

    Del Mar College has alternative programs available to keep kids active this summer, including its Kids Camp program, youth aquatics, summer music camps and public safety academy. Young students can have fun while continuing their education, learning how to swim, expanding their musical talents or getting hands-on experience in emergency medical services, fire science and criminal justice. This year’s schedule of programs includes:


    Kids Camp

    Youth Aquatics Program

    All State Choir Camp

    Summer Orchestra Program

    Viking Band Camp

    Public Service Academy 


    Kids Camps - Summer Only

    Continuing Education operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to make sure you get into the classes you want.  Kids Camp provides a fun opportunity for students in grades 3 through 7 to explore new academic areas, upgrade basic skills, create special interests, meet new friends and participate in a structured, informative, non-pressured academic environment. And, College for Kids has a new face and now offers four one-week sessions! Classes are offered Monday through Thursday and run from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. with more choices than ever that range from learning math or American Sign Language, speaking Spanish or writing creatively to learning how to dance or draw, playing guitar or computer programming, among other areas of interest. Students may register for just one class or as many as 20. It’s entirely up to them and YOU! Each class is just $30, and parents can choose to register their youth for one or all four sessions. Registration is underway in the Center for Economic Development, Del Mar College Annex, 3209 S. Staples. Students’ Social Security Numbers are required for registration, along with this year’s report card. For more information about the program and additional registration requirements, call Del Mar College at 698-2122 or email ce@delmar.edu.

    Classes meet Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 6 pm

    If your child will be staying all day, lunch tickets will be available for purchase at the time of the Orientation.

    Any student entering the 3rd through the 7th grade is eligible to participate. Just bring along a copy of this year's report card for proof.

    Registration will be held at the Center For Economic Development 3209 South Staples. Registration is in person only. Payment of tuition and fees MUST accompany registration form in order for the process to be complete. STUDENT'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS REQUIRED. Registration hours are as follows:

    Monday -Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Registration Procedures 

    1. Print off the Registration Form (Click Here)
    2. Print off the schedule or schedules for the week or weeks you wish to attend.
    3. Fill out the appropriate forms
    4. Come to the Center for Economic Development at 3209 S. Staples (Across from Ray High School) to register and pay fees - bring the following:
      • A copy of the student's report card
      • Registration Form - completed
      • Schedule or schedules - completed
      • Method of payment for courses (cash, check, Master Card or Visa)

    Fee and Refund Policy
    Refunds may be made under these conditions:

    1. A 100% refund will be made automatically if the College exercises its right to cancel a class or if a class is full at the time your registration is received. A class is canceled when there is insufficient enrollment.
    2. A 100% refund will be honored if requested one working day prior to class beginning.
      No refund will be issued to students who have been terminated from this program for inappropriate behavior.

    Class Schedules
    You decide what your schedule is going to be - one class for one week or 5 classes in each session. It's YOUR choice.

    Books and Supplies
    Books and/or supplies may be required for a particular course. The cost of the book or supplies will be in addition to the tuition and fees charged. Book and supply list will be furnished at registration if required.

    Students will have qualified instructional supervision during class time. No direct supervision of students will take place while students change classes. Parents will take responsibility for seeing that their son/daughter complies with appropriate college student behavior guidelines. Inappropriate behavior or discipline problems will result in dismissal from the program and refund will not be given. Parents will also be financially responsible for any loss to Del Mar College's physical facilities or equipment that is the direct result of their child's inappropriate behavior.

    Parents/guardians are expected to provide daily transportation for students to their classes. Students should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before classes begin and be picked up no later than 15 minutes after classes end.

    Parents/guardians and students should be aware that they are responsible for their own private health and accident insurance.

    Photographs of your child may be taken during program participation and may be used in future publications.

    For More Information
    Call us at (361) 698-2122 or contact us via email at ce@delmar.edu 


    Annual Youth Aquatics Program

    Continuing Education operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to make sure you get into the classes you want.  Participants MUST be 5 years old by December 31, 2015. The program is designed for youth ages 12 years and under. 

    No exceptions will be made regarding minimum age requirement. 

    • Elementary and middle school students are eligible to participate in this program of instructional swimming. 
    • Students may register for only one section per session but may register for multiple sessions.
    • It is recommended that students enrolling be at least 48 inches in height. They should also have permission of parent or guardian and be in good health. 
    • Students will be assigned to an instructor (approximately 4-5 students per instructor) according to skill level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmer. 
    • Classes are co-educational and parents may select the most convenient time and session.
    • Sessions will vary on days that they meet so be sure to look at the dates closely.
    • Tuition fee of $45.00, per child, for 8/30 minute lessons and must be paid at the time of registration.
    • Register in person at the Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples (near Kostoyrz/Staples intersection – across from Ray High School).  

    Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 6:30pm

    Friday 7:30am – 12:30 pm  

    Youth Aquatics Information  

    1. Welcome to the Del Mar College Youth Aquatics Program. It is the aim of the supervisor and the instructors that the participants in this program will achieve as much as possible in acquiring safety and recreational skills for enjoyment in aquatic activities.
    2. All classes will be held at the Del Mar College Aquatic Center at the scheduled time. Students should come to first class meeting prepared to get into the water.
    3. Parents may observe classes from the balcony or patio area provided instruction is not disrupted. PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE POOL DECK OR PICNIC TABLES IN POOL AREA. 
    4. Small children, who are not enrolled in the program, must be supervised by a parent when in the Aquatic Center or patio area. All persons entering the Aquatic Center are requested to refrain from smoking, eating or drinking, while in the building.
    5. Youth Aquatics participants and family members are not allowed use of any recreational or instructional equipment and are not allowed to enter any adjoining areas/buildings. Participants and family members should restrict their access to pool and/or patio area and adjoining restroom/dressing facilities only.
    6. Students who cry excessively or refuse to participate in lessons are subject to being dropped from the class.  There are no refunds after midnight of the first day of class. 
    7. Class procedures are as follows:
      • Students may dress and shower in the dressing rooms before and after class participation.
      • Students must bring their own towels.
      • A bathing cap is recommended for students with long hair. If bathing cap is not used, hair must be pulled back away from face.
      • Remove jewelry, hair pins, gum and any other articles detrimental to swimming before entering the pool area.
      • Students entering class will check in with the instructor and wait on pool deck until the instructor begins class practice. Do not enter water without instructor’s permission.
      • No glass containers (shampoo, etc) in the building.
      • No rough play will be allowed during class time, anywhere on deck, or in the remainder of the building.
      • No running, in the building.
      • Please be prompt to class.
      • Students must dry off, before leaving pool area
      • Students who are absent will not be allowed to makeup missed classes.
    8. Students enrolled in the Del Mar College Youth Aquatics Program do not have access to recreational facilities, other than designated class time.
    9. Parents and/or guardians must pick up children on time. Del Mar College is not responsible for children after class has ended. 


    Del Mar College 2014 All State Choir Camp

    JUNE 30, 2014 - JULY 3, 2014
    “Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness”

    Camp Director – Dennis S. Richardson –
    361/698-1352 & 361/563-0459 drichardson@delmar.edu 

    High school singers!! Come to the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi to prepare the 2014-15 TMEA audition music during an intense, but fun-filled summer camp.

    A packed schedule of sectional and full choir rehearsals, with diction, vocal technique and sight-reading sessions will be led by an experienced staff of music educators.

    Camp activities will include a beach party, a talent show, movies, a dance, karaoke and more.

    Out of town campers will be housed in the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach with all meals and shuttle transportation provided. Commuter campers will have all meals provided except breakfast. Adults will be present for and will supervise the entire Del Mar Choir Camp experience.

    A camp T-shirt and professional music binder will be provided complimentary to all campers.

    Registration Form 

    Camp costs:
    Tuition - $185.00
    Overnight housing - $150.00
    Optional music packets - $25.00
    Discount for former Texas All Staters - $50.00
    Entry deadline postmark: Monday, June 16, 2014 $50.00 deposit and completed registration forms.
    Late Fee (required after June 16th postmark deadline) $ 40.00

    You can register online at http://www.delmar.edu - click on the large yellow button.

    For more information contact: Del Mar College Music Department at 361-698-1352 



    Summer Orchestra Program

    High school string players are invited to join the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra for the 2014 summer season.

    Rehearsal Dates: Thursday, May 29, June 5, June 12, and June 19 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Final concert will be held Friday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m.

    Pre-registration tuition fee - $45.00
    Pre-registration deadline - May 15, 2014
    Late Registration Tuition fee - $50.00

    Registration flyer  

    Del Mar College Viking Band Camp

    June 16-June 20, 2014 - Come and participate in a great week of music making! - Registration Form
    Honor and Concert Bands, Jazz Ensemble, Mariachi, Drumline, Percussion Ensembles, Chamber Music, fun activities, and Music Electives!

    Where: Del Mar College, East Campus,
                  FM Music Building & Richardson Performance Hall

    For:       High School and Middle School Band Musicians

    Fees:    Pre-Registration by June 2, 2012 – $175.00
                 All-State Band Participants – Free! (Verify to see if you qualify!) Registration after June 15, 2012 – $125.00

                 Lunch is included as a part of the registration fee. 



    Public Service Academy

    Students interested in a Public Service career are encouraged to enroll in this three-week program. Participants will be actively engaged in skills highlighting careers in EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS), FIRE FIGHTING, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and HEALTH CARE. The program will culminate with students collectively responding to a mock emergency situation.


    Training will be provided in the following areas:

    EMS – First aid, history of EMS, CPR, functions of establishing airway

    FIRE FIGHTING – Smoke house, fire behavior, rappelling, SCBA’s (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE – Arrest procedures, vehicle stops, finger printing, CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

    HEALTH CARE – Nurse aide, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, and careers in health care


    The Academy will be held from June 15 – July 2, 2015.

    Classes are Monday-Thursdays from 1-5 pm at the Del Mar College West Campus Public Safety Complex.

    Program is open to students entering grades 8 through 12.

    Tuition is $150. (AHEC Scholarships are available. Please contact South Coastal AHEC.)

    Prospective students must be physically fit and comfortable with small, enclosed spaces to be able to participate in planned field activities (rappelling, smoke house, and confined space exercises).

    Enrollment will be limited to a total of 80 students.


    To register, please contact:

    South Coastal AHEC 

    2222 Morgan #114 

    Corpus Christi, Texas 78405 

    Phone 361-881-8133 

    Fax 361-888-7523 



    Public Safety Academy Application.

    Public Safety Academy Flyer.




    Corpus Christi PREP is the local site of the Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP), which provides educational enrichment opportunities for high ability middle school and high school students interested in pursuing science-based careers. The emphasis of this program will be on study and research work in mathematics, computer science, and engineering. In selecting individuals for participation and otherwise in the administration of this program. PREP will not discriminate on the grounds of race, creed, sex, color, age, handicap, or national origin of any applicant. PREP strongly urges females and students from minority groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering to apply for participation.

    Approximately 100 students will be selected to participate in CCPREP.
    Applicants should either be in 6th grade or have completed 6th grade at time of application.

    TexPREP has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to the extent that local school districts may grant one credit on the high school transcript of PREP graduates for each summer program component they successfully complete.


    Sponsors who have assisted CCPREP with funds or in kind donations include:

    Central Power and Light Company
    Citgo Petroleum Corporation
    Del Mar College
    Flint Hills Resources
    Hoechst-Celanese Corporation
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    National Science Foundation State of Texas
    Sid Richardson Foundation
    Texas Department of Human Services
    Texas Department of Transportation
    Valero Refinery