• 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 Viking 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:


    Viking Kids Camp

    Youth Aquatics Program

    All State Choir Camp

    Summer Orchestra Program

    Viking Band Camp

    Public Service Academy 


    Viking Kids Camps - Summer Only

    Viking Kids Camp provides a fun opportunity for 3rd through 8th grade students to meet new friends and participate in a structured, informative, non-pressured academic environment. Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Classes are $50 each.


    Any student entering the 3rd through the 8th grade is eligible to participate. A copy of this year's report card is required. 


    Registration is IN PERSON ONLY at the Business and Registration Office (FRONT WINDOW) located at the Center for Economic Development, 3209 South Staples. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Classes may be closed due to maximum enrollment or cancelled without notice.  Prospective students are encouraged to complete all documentation and register early. 

    Registration hours are as follows: 

    Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

    Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m 

    Fee and Refund PolicyRefunds 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. 
    3. No refund will be issued to students who have been terminated from this program for inappropriate behavior.

    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

    Plans for a program of instructional swimming for elementary and middle school age youth. Must be six years of age by August 1, 2016 and/or 12 years of age or younger. 

    No exceptions will be made regarding minimum age requirement. 

    • Elementary and middle school students are eligible to participate in the instructional swimming program. Students must be 6 years of age by August 1, 2016. BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD MUST BE PRESENTED, AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. 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. All students must be potty trained. Students who cry excessively or refuse to participate, during lessons, are subject to being dropped from the group lessons and tuition will not be refunded. All students must have permission from parent or legal guardian and be in good health. Students will be assigned to an instructor according to skill level: beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmer. Approximately 4-5 students per instructor and classes are co-educational.
    • Carefully review class schedule for meeting dates and times.
    • Fee of $50.00 per child for eight (8) forty-five minute lessons. Fee must be paid, upon registration.
    • Registration begins Monday, May 2, 2016. Register in person at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples (Kostoryz/Staples intersection) phone number 698-2122. NO MAIL-IN OR PHONE REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

      Registration days/times are: Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 6:00pm; Friday 7:30am – 12:30 pm   

    Del Mar College 
    Group Swimming Lessons  

    Each session is two weeks in length.  Register for the most convenient time (see choices below).  Missed classes cannot be rescheduled. 

    Session 1:   Week 1   June 6-9   Mon-Thurs
      Week 2   June 13-16   Mon-Thurs
      Class Times:    4:30-5:15 pm    
          5:30-6:15 pm    
    Session 2:  Week 1   June 20-23   Mon-Thurs
      Week 2   June 27-30   Mon-Thurs
      Class Times:   4:30-5:15pm    
    Session 3:   Week 1   July 11-14   Mon-Thurs
      Week 2   July 18-21   Mon-Thurs
      Class Times:   4:30-5:15pm    

    *BEGINNER:  Children develop self-confidence while learning stroke development. Skills include front, back and side strokes, rhythmic breathing water games and safety.

    *INTERMEDIATE: Children must be able to complete the following without flotation:  swim 15 meters (any stroke), over arm stroke, tread water for 30 seconds, back float for 15 seconds and be comfortable in the deep water. 

    *ADVANCED:  Children must be able to complete:  25 meter front crawl with rotary breathing, 25 meter backstroke and 3 minute back float. 

    For group lessons to make, there has to be a minimum of three (3) participants in each class.

    Fees must be paid, at time of registration.


    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 (East Campus), at the scheduled time. Students should come to class, daily (including 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. Children, who are not enrolled in the program, must be supervised by a parent when in the Aquatic Center or patio area. Do not smoke, eat or drink while in Aquatic Center or patio area.
    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 buildings/areas. 
    6. Class procedures are as follows:
      • Students may dress and shower in the dressing rooms before and after class participation.
      • Students must bring their own towel.
      • A bathing cap is recommended for students with long hair. If bathing cap is not used, hair must be pulled back away from face.
      • No jewelry, hair pins, gum or any other articles detrimental to swimming.
      • Upon entering the pool area, students must check in with instructor and wait on pool deck until instructor begins class.  DO NOT ENTER THE WATER WITHOUT INSTRUCTOR’S PERMISSION.  
      • No glass containers (shampoo, etc) in the building.
      • No rough play will be allowed during class or on deck.
      • Absolutely no running in building or patio area.
      • Please be prompt to class.
      • For safety, students should always dry off, before leaving pool area.
      • Goggles are strongly recommended.
    7. Students who are absent are not allowed to make up missed classes. No exceptions. 
    8. Students enrolled in the Del Mar College Youth Aquatics Program do not have access to recreational facilities.
    9. Parents and/or guardians must pick up children on time. Del Mar College is not responsible for participants prior to or after class.  


    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