May 17, 2022

Students don’t have to graduate high school to experience Texas A&M University’s world-class education. Many professors, staff and current university students choose to spend their summer months educating and inspiring younger learners through summer camps where they can develop a passion for learning while having a great time. 

Texas A&M has dozens of summer camps across many ages, activities, price points and interests, and many are supported by endowments held at the Texas A&M Foundation. Whether students prefer learning inside or outside the classroom, there is a summer camp that will help them thrive.  

Gaddis Girls' STEM Camp 

For girls entering seventh through 12th grade, Gaddis Girls’ STEM Camp provides an immersive experience in a diverse range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. Hosted by Aggie STEM, the camp is named and endowed in honor of the late mathematics teacher Thomas Gaddis, who encouraged girls to pursue their dreams long before most teachers promoted equality in STEM.  

Camp Adventure  

For a traditional summer camp of fun-filled outdoor activities, look no further than Camp Adventure. Hosted at Texas A&M by the College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Health and Kinesiology with day trips to other facilities, Camp Adventure is a two-week day camp for children ages 8 to 12. Campers try their hands at archery, learn camping skills and floor exercises, play pickleball and other sports, and enjoy camp crafts and water days. Kids also visit an adventure course with ziplines, “big swings” and a climbing wall.  


For high school juniors and seniors interested in civil engineering, Camp BUILD is the perfect transition to college life. Hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which supplies over 50% of Texas’ working civil engineers, the camp teaches high schoolers about engineering, college and their place in higher education.  

Mission Possible 

Mission Possible could best be described as your classic Texas summer camp (complete with an end-of-camp dance) with a twist: It goes above and beyond to ensure that campers with physical or intellectual disabilities can participate.  

Camp SOAR 

The sky’s the limit at Camp SOAR, where rising high school juniors and seniors can experience a one-week, on-campus aerospace engineering camp. There are four tracks to choose from: space missions, spacesuits, aircraft and helicopters. Schedules differ little between the tracks, but each camper spends time with their focus area daily.