• Youth Camps and Academies

    Del Mar College offers kids alternative activities; Programs range from swimming lessons and music camps to the Viking Kids Camp program

    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 the 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 - Flyer

    Youth Aquatics Program

    All State Choir Camp

    Summer Orchestra Program

    Viking Band Camp


    Technology Camps for Kids


    Viking Kids Camp - Summer Only
    "2017 Registration Coming Soon!"

    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 9 a.m.-Noon for grades 3rd-5th and 1-4 p.m. for grades 6th-8th.  Classes are $75 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 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. 
    3. No refund will be issued to students who have been terminated from this program for inappropriate behavior.

    Books and Supplies 

    Not 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 and from designated drop-off and pick-up locations. 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 2016 All State Choir Camp

    JUNE 27, 2016 - June 30, 2016

    High school singers!! Come to the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi to prepare the 2016-17 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
    Music packets - $25.00
    Discount for former Texas All Staters - $50.00
    Entry deadline postmark: Monday, June 13, 2016 $50.00 deposit and completed registration forms.
    Late Fee (required after June 16th postmark deadline) $ 40.00

    For more information contact: Del Mar College Music Department at 361-698-1214 


    Del Mar College Summer Orchestra Program

    June 2, 9, 16 and 23-24 Del Mar College Summer Orchestra Program for High School String Players to Participate with the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra: High school-aged string players– –including violin, viola, cello and bass––are invited to play during the DMC Chamber Orchestra’s annual summer concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, in Wolfe Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on Del Mar College’s East Campus at Ayers Street. Rehearsals are scheduled 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings June 2-23. Registration is $50. For more information, contact Music faculty member Todd Ehle at 698-1223 or tehle@delmar.edu.

    Del Mar College Viking Band Camp

    June 13-June 17, 2016 - 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:    $175.00
    Lunch is included as a part of the registration fee.  




    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


    Technology Camps For Kids!

    Learn cool stuff in computers and technology this summer with these classes:

    • Code Breakers 
    • Make Your First 3-D Video Game "New for 2017"
    • Minecraft Modders 
    • Lego Games "New for 2017"
    • Star Wars Stop Animation "New for 2017" 
    • Minecraft Animators

    Open to kids ages 8 to 14

    Cost: $130 per one week session

    Camp held June 19 - July 27, 2017 from 9 a.m.-Noon for ages 8-10 and 1-4 p.m. for ages 11-14 

    Camp Location:  Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX 78411

    For more information: (361) 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu 

    2017 Registration Information Coming Soon!