Friday, May 31, 2019
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BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – In its ongoing efforts to expand programs and classes across the Rio Grande Valley, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs on the Brownsville Campus throughout June and July. 

Those programs include offerings in marine science, teaching and chess. Following is a list of summer programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. 

  • Those Who Can, Teach! – The goal of Those Who Can, Teach! is to engage high school students in the exploration of the teaching profession through a week-long action research project that examines the characteristics and best practices of excellent teaching. The program begins June 3 and runs through June 7, and is open for students in grades 9 through 12. For more information, visit 
  • Young Artists Piano Camp – The Young Artists Piano Camp (YAPC) is a program designed for intermediate to advanced pianists in grades 9 through 12. Students will have a unique opportunity to work with UTRGV piano faculty during this intensive, five-day camp. YAPC students receive individual instruction, as well as daily master classes, technique/performance seminars and special sessions on a variety of topics. The camp is from July 10 through July 14. The cost is $175. Admission is based on a taped or live audition. Deadline to apply is June 1. Register at 
  • Texas Pre Freshmen Engineering Program (TexPrep) – TexPrep is an academic enrichment program for middle school and high school students. Students are eligible if they are interested in careers in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The summer program spans seven weeks in June and July. Students attend Monday through Thursday, and on Friday students have weekly project competitions and guest speakers. Students will need to apply to the program. The cost is $425. For more information, contact (956) 882-5775 or email or visit
  • Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences will offer two summer camps in June and July. There will be a Coastal Youth Camp for ages 7 to 13, Thursdays and Fridays in June and July. A Coastal Teen Camp for students 13-18 years of age will be held July 29 and July 30. Camp activities include a trip aboard the R/V Ridley Floating Classroom, dissection activity and a museum/aquarium tour. Students also will tour Sea Turtle Inc. and the SPI Birding Center. To register, visit
  • Summer Chess Camp – Learn chess from the UTRGV Vaquero back-to-back national chess champions. The UTRGV Chess Team hosts a summer camp July 15-19, for students and adults. Improve your chess skills, learn the game of chess and help promote chess in the community. For information and to register, visit 
  • STEM Summer Camp – Students will discover the world of science through fun, hands-on activities such as extracting DNA from a strawberry. The four-day camp also will teach concepts from various fields of science. The camp will take place July 22 through July 25. The cost is $135. To register, visit

UTRGV offers a wide range of summer programs across the Rio Grande Valley. For more information, visit


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.