SWTJC offering free summer science camps for youth

SWTJC offering free summer science camps for youth

Southwest Texas Junior College is hosting free Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Youth camps in Uvalde, Crystal City, Eagle Pass, and Del Rio during July.

Interested youth from the surrounding communities are invited to participate and engage in hands-on STEM activities.

"It's important for our community to develop our youths' interest in STEM. There is no better career field for which they can find success in," said Oscar Gaytan, STEM Outreach Coordinator.

Youth camps for ages 9 to 11 will be held in Uvalde on July 9 and 10; Crystal City, July 16 and 17; Eagle Pass, July 23 and 24, and Del Rio on July 30 and 31.

Youth camps for ages 12 to 14 will be held in Uvalde on July 11 and 12; Crystal City Campus, July 18 and 19; Eagle Pass, July 25 and 26, and in Del Rio on August 1 and 2.

All camps will be held on the SWTJC campuses. Space is limited, and interested participants are encouraged to apply early at

This year's activities are primarily sponsored by SM Energy.

Also, Southwest Texas Junior College will be hosting their annual STEM Boot Camp for SWTJC-bound students interested in pursuing a career in STEM. For more information on either camp, please visit, or contact Oscar Gaytan, STEM Outreach Coordinator, at