Summer Camps 2019


Summer Camp Schedule


HEP TX Summer Schedule 19  (downloadable copy)

Adult Seminars and Classes

Homeschooling 101 Seminar – This free seminar will discuss the legalities of homeschooling, how to choose the right curriculum, and how to get started and organized.  There will be a question and answer period.                                            


Cost: FREE                                                                                                  

Instructor:   Joanne Juren, B.A., M. Ed.                                              

Session 1:  August 2             2:00 –   3:30 pm

Session 2:  August 3         10:00 – 11:30 am



Beginner Pour Painting for Adults (Amber Freeman) – Looking for a fun way to  explore your creativity? Then this class is for you. You will learn the art of Pour Painting also known as Fluid Art. This 3 hour class will include a lesson on technique, styles, paint, and consistency. You will learn all you need to know to make some amazing artwork. At the end of the lesson we will practice what we have learned and you will be able to create your own masterpieces. Bring an apron to protect your clothing. We will provide all other supplies. 

Cost: $65
July 19; 9:00 am-12:00 pm                                                  

Advanced Pouring Painting Class for Adults (Amber Freeman) – If you have explored pour painting or fluid art and would like to learn some of the more difficult and in-depth techniques, come and join our class. In this 3 hour class you will learn about some of the more detailed and difficult styles of pour painting. After the lesson you will get to practice what you have learned and have fun creating your very own masterpieces. Bring an apron to protect your clothing. All other supplies will be provided. 
Cost: $65

July 19; 1:oo pm-4:00 pm


Camp Fridays

Summer Day Camp/Mother’s Day Out Program

Join the fun at HEP this summer in our Camp Friday program! Kids in K-3 will have fun with art, crafts, games, story time,

creative movement, and our new sensory path!

Who: Kids in Kindergarten through Grade 3 (for Fall 2019)

When:  Fridays from 10:00-2:30 pm

Dates:  June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26

Director:  Sharon Powell; Assistant:  Olivia Freeman

Package Prices:  All days: $175; Any 3 days: $90; Any 1 day:  $35

Students should bring a light snack and a lunch.

College Prep Courses


Getting Ready for High School and CollegeGetting Ready for High School and College Seminar (Joanne Juren) – If you have a student in 7th grade or above, then this class is for you.  During this informative seminar, Joanne Juren will discuss many topics pertinent to students just entering high school.  Topics include goal setting, course guidelines from 7th – 12th grade, the 4-year plan, high school transcript, extracurricular courses and activities, job co-ops, testing for high school and college, scholarships, and many more!  Each parent will create a 4-year plan for his or her student(s).  There will be plenty of time for questions and answers!  With one paid adult, the student may attend free of charge.  Reservations required.  The Getting Ready for High School and College book and CD are available at the HEP Bookstore

Cost:   $45                                                                               

Date: August 2; 9:00 – 1:00 pm


Adult Computer Science Classes

In this day and age of rapid technological changes, parents often find it hard to keep with all of the new smart devices, new computer programs, and social media sites. Join Melissa Juren as she shares her expertise with you so that you will be up-to-date with your computer skills and how to use those new “smart devices.” You will also find the Social Media workshop of special interest as she shares information about a variety of the most popular sites that your children may already be using!


 Digital Literacy (Adults Only) – Melissa Juren – Modern technology and the digital world are an ever-changing landscape of computers, smart devices, software, and connectivity.  Keeping up with that technology can be overwhelming!  If you need a refresher course on fundamental computer use, Digital Literacy is for you.  This class will cover computer hardware, Windows 10, safe internet use, and an updated overview of the online world and how to interact with it.

Date: Saturday, August 2 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost:  $45

 MS Office 2016 (Adults Only) – Melissa Juren – So many people at home, in school, and in the workplace use the Microsoft Office Suite.  Being able to use its programs is practically a requirement in our modern world.  But just like any software, it can change faster than we may be able to keep up.  Whether you are looking to refresh your MS Office skills, use MS Office for the first time, or even learn how to use MS Office in ways you may not have known before, MS Office 2016 may be the class you need.  In class, we will cover Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as how to use them quickly, easily, and effectively whatever your needs may be.

Date:  Saturday, August 2 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                   

Cost:  $45


Learning Smart Devices (Adults Only) – Melissa Juren – Smartphone, smart watches, smart tablets, smart home assistants, smart thermostats, smart light bulbs – there are so many “smart” devices available, it can be hard to keep up!  If you have a smart device that you haven’t quite mastered yet, bring it with you to our Learning Smart Devices class.  In this class, we will be examining some of the more common smart devices and learning how to use them, implement them, customize them, and make them work for you.

Date: Saturday, August 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM                                                                                                                   

Cost:  $45


Mastering Social Media (Adults Only) – Melissa Juren – Social networking is a relatively new phenomenon, with the first social media sites appearing in the late 1990s.  In the early 2000s, MySpace and LinkedIn soared to popularity.  Now, social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat dominate.  Whether you want to break into that world or have a child who is already a part of it, Mastering Social Media is the class you need.  In it, we will discuss the most popular social media platforms, who is using them, how to create and manage an account, and the details about their inner workings that you need to know.

Date: Saturday, August 9 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                     

Cost:  $45

Computer Science

Intro to Computer Science (Melissa Juren) – Have you ever considered a job at companies such as Google or Facebook, been interested in coding, or even used a mobile app? Then you may be interested in learning more about computing and technology. According to, 67% of all new STEM jobs are in computing! Come participate in this fun camp for ALL skill levels that will introduce the fundamental logic, problem solving, and creativity of computer science and how you can turn it into a career.

Cost:   $45

Dates: August 2; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm



Engineering Camp  Grades 8-12 (Corbett Freeman) – The word engineer (Latin ingeniator) is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to create, generate, contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness"). Engineers invent, design, analyze, build, and test machines, systems, structures and materials to fulfill objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. This camp, taught by an engineer, will introduce the engineering profession, disciplines within engineering, and historical advancements in the primary disciplines that brought man into the modern era.  Each student will learn about preparing for a career in engineering, career path options, problem solving, and engineering ethics. This class meets Monday-Friday. This class may count as a ½ credit for Engineering Careers, a science elective.

Cost: $295

Dates:  July 15-19; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Language Arts


Middle School Writing Workshop for Grades 6-8 (Joanne Juren) – Popcorn, a movie, and lots of laughs…this is the perfect camp for your middle school student. During middle school, it is important for students to develop strong writing skills.  By understanding the writing process, students will better understand how to do writing assignments.  During this four-day exciting and fun workshop, students will focus on the paragraph format and write different types of paragraphs including descriptive, narrative, comparison, and literary analysis. Using high interest activities and literature, Mrs. Juren will excit even the most reluctant writer. This course is a must before students attempt the five-paragraph essay and high school  English.                                                                                                                                                  

Cost:  $160

Dates: July 29-August 1; 10:00 – noon


Five-Paragraph Essay Writing Workshop  Grades 8-12 (Melissa Juren) – Don’t let the beast scare you!  This four-day workshop for grades 8-12 will teach the basics of five-paragraph essay writing and help you tame the beast!  Students will learn the basic structure of the essay through a visual drawing.  They will practice each part of the essay and write one essay.  Students will learn how to expand this “skeleton” to a longer research paper.  This easy and interesting presentation will help even the “grumpiest” writer learn that writing can be easily mastered when given the proper tools!  Mastery of the five-paragraph essay will help students earn success in both high school and college.  Absolutely no one younger than 8th grade may attend this accelerated presentation.  This course is not recommended for students who struggle with English or who do not have mastery of basic paragraph writing.  The book Writing with the Masters is required for the workshop and may be purchased at the HEP Bookstore.  On the first day of class, students should also bring 3 juvenile library books on one of the 7 planets in the solar system (excluding Earth and Pluto). Class is limited to 15 students each session.  Students should sign up for one session. New students getting ready to attend HEP’s high school classes are encouraged to take this course.

Cost: $175 

Dates: July 29-August 1; 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Research WritingResearch Writing Class Grades 8-12 (Joanne Juren) – Research papers can be daunting unless you know where to begin.  In this class, the approach is broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps that remove the stress that comes with large writing projects.  Students should understand the MLA format and five-paragraph essays. The book Writing with the Masters is required.

Cost:   $195

Dates:  July 29-August 1; 1:00-3:00 pm


No Be Verbs and Other Grammar Rules for grades 7-12 (Melissa Juren) – If you are confused about “be” verbs, this is the course for you!  During this workshop, students will become stronger writers by exploring grammar myths and facts. Students will learn to write actively without the form of “to be.”  Students will identify fragments, comma splices, other serious writing errors and learn to avoid them.  Students will work on elevating word choices and language use.

Cost: $160        

Dates:  July 29-August 1; 10:00 – noon



Study Skills

How to Study Smarter, Not Harder! Grades 7-12 (Joanne Juren) – Feeling disorganized? Don’t quite know how to tackle that load of homework?  Want to learn how to study smarter, not harder?  If so, this workshop is for you!  Mrs. Juren will focus on 3 ideas that, if implemented, will turn you into a superstar student! This class is recommended for everyone who wants to move from mediocrity to excellence!  Bring a spiral notebook, which is required for a demonstration activity, and a pen.  Parents must pay the same fee as students attending this course.  Reservations required.  The How to Study Smarter, Not Harder! Book is available at HEP Bookstore. This course is designed for 7-12th graders.

Cost:  $45

Dates:  August 16; 9:00 – 12:00 pm


How to be Successful in an Honors Course Grades 7-12 (Joanne Juren) – Struggling to make an A in that honors class? Knowing what is important and what is not when writing notes can make your study time more productive. Joanne Juren continues the principles taught in the “How to Study Smarter, Not Harder!” course by delving deeper into how to highlight, read with discernment, and  take more effective study notes.  Students should take the “How to Study Smarter, Not Harder!” course before taking this course.

Cost:  $35

Date:  August 16; 1:00 – 3:00 pm




Registration Information

The official HEP of Texas, Inc. registration form must be filled out completely, including the emergency information, health information, and parent release. No registration is considered official until payment for classes has been made.  All summer courses must be paid for at the time of registration.

Registration is first come, first served.  HEP of Texas, Inc. reserves the right to limit enrollment and to change times or dates if needed, or even cancel camps, classes, and/or workshops due to circumstances not under our control. Camps are open to home school, public school, and private school students.

Camps are grouped by subject.  The instructors, dates, times, costs, pre-requisites, supplies, and descriptions are listed for each camp, class, and workshop.  All course descriptions listed are the intellectual property of HEP of Texas, Inc. and are protected by copyright law, 1997-2019.
























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