Summer Camps 2020


Summer Camp Schedule


HEP TX Summer Schedule 2020

HEP TX – Summer Camp Registration 2020  – (registration form for all camps except STEAM)

HEP-TX-STEAM-Registration-Form-2020 A (form for STEAM only)

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STEAM CAMPS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Faculty:  Chery Red (Science), Sue Rothberg (Science, Math), Melissa Juren (Engineering, Technology) and Debby Jasinski (Art)

Students will rotate through four age appropriate sessions each day. With a variety of fun and engaging activities, students will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. From cool science experiments to building robotic insects and prosthesis models, students will love the science, engineering, and technology sessions. During the art sessions, students will explore related concepts of light, color, force and motion, biology, and water and air through a variety of fun and challenging art projects. Students will be challenged by Super Math’s crazy math rules while meeting a NASA engineer who will share some really cool math applications used by NASA.

WHY STEAM CAMP? Students from grades 2 to 12 will find these camps exciting and stimulating! Enrichment experiences in the STEAM fields will ignite the kind of curiosity that often leads to a fulfilling and meaningful work life. A two year study of nearly 1600 middle school students across the country revealed that “students who once participated in science summer camps were more likely to later report a career interest in the science and engineering fields.” It’s clear that enrolling your child in a STEAM focused camp is an ideal way to provide them more options as they start considering their paths through high school, college, and beyond.



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Session 3 – It's Alive! – The Mad Scientist Explores Biology (CANCELLED)

Dates: July 27-July 30

Time: 9:00-noon (mornings)

This session will focus on Anatomy and related biology activities and experiments.

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Session 4 – Cloudy with a Chance of Science (CANCELLED)

Dates:  July 27-July 30

Time:  1:00-4:00 (afternoons)

This session will focus on water, air, and weather (Meteorology).


NOTE: The Camp Picnic– Cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

All supplies are included in the cost of the course.

New Price:  All camps $145 each or both for $265









College Prep Courses

We recommend that the parent and student both take these 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 w/Thumb Drive are available at the HEP Bookstore.

I will offer it in person and also a zoom link.

Cost:   $45                                                                                

Date: Wednesday, August 12; 9:00 – 1:00 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 excite even the most reluctant writer. This course is a must before students attempt the five-paragraph essay and high school.  

Cost:  $160

Dates: August 3-6; 10:00 – noon


Five-Paragraph Essay Writing Workshop  (Joanne 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. Class is limited to 15 students.  New students planning to attend HEP’s high school classes are encouraged to take this course.

Cost: $175 

Dates: July 20-23 (in person); 9:30-11:30 (Combined with Research Writing 101 Camp)


Research Writing



Research Writing 101 (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.  Taught by an experienced writing teacher who specializeds in SAT/ACT style writing, students will not only learn the basics of organizing the research paper, they will also learn to use interesting approaches to topics to create memorable papers. Students should understand the MLA format and five-paragraph essays. The book Writing with the Masters is required. Recommended for grades 9 and up.

Cost:   $195

Dates:  July 20-23; 9:30-11:45 (Combined with 5 Paragraph Essay Writing Camp)



Reading Camps

Reading Camp for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade ( Mandy McDonald) Join us for four fun-filled days of reading review!  Students will engage in grade level-appropriate multisensory literacy activities.  Phonological awareness (hearing the sounds in words – where reading REALLY begins!), phonics, word work, sentence building, and paragraph reading will reinforce the skills necessary to take students to the next level! These summer sessions act as a refresher and help prepare students for their fall reading classes.  Children 10 and do not need to wear a mask.

Cost:  $100

Dates:  Session 3 – Kindergarten July 27-30; 10:00 – noon (CANCELLED)


High School Speech (Joanne Juren) – This two week course is dedicated to teaching public speaking skills. Taught by an experienced speech and debate coach, this class will prepare even the shy student to be able to speak in public situations.  Students will present a variety of impromptu as well as prepared speeches.  Students will also learn how to constructively critique other students and how to accept constructive critique.  Speech counts as ½-credit on the high school transcript. Textbook:  BJU’s Sound Speech (newest edition) – available at the HEP Bookstore.   Recommended for grades 9-12. Class is limited to 10 students.

Cost: $399         

Dates: July 20-30; (Monday-Thursday of each week); 1-4 pm  (no online available)



Study Skills

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How to Study Smarter teaches preparation strategies; Note It teaches specific note-taking strategies. We suggest taking both courses.

How to Study Smarter, Not Harder! (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. The book includes tips for Making an A in an Honors Course.  This course is designed for 7-12th graders. Parents taking the course must pay too.

Cost:  $35 (student); Parent $20

Dates: Thursday, August 13; 9:30 – 12:30 pm



Note This! (Leesa Wolf) – Taking notes isn't like screwing in a lightbulb… there's more than one way to do it. High-quality notetaking results in significantly better grades and improved efficiency, and the skill follows you into the workplace.  This four-day workshop explores multiple ways of taking notes according to purpose and information source.  Students distinguish between and practice active reading, reverse outlining, fast annotating, and classroom lecture notetaking for various types of materials and subjects.  From minimal, abbreviated keyword notes to enhanced critical thinking comments with incorporation of individual creativity, attendees expand their abilities to connect with what they are reading, hearing, and learning. 

Cost:  $160

Dates: July 13-16; 10:30 – Noon

Group Piano Lessons: Pre-K through 12th grade

Amy Titus/Stephanie Toepoel of INJ Fine Arts

Join us for piano lessons this summer as we nurture a love of music and learn to play piano in an entertaining, fun group format. We will play solos, ensembles, compose, and tell stories through our music. Our program is designed to ensure that all learners are supported and challenged as individuals in a group setting. The classes are geared to the age and ability of the students, utilizing games and group play. The price includes all curriculum and equipment. For more information, call or text Amy Titus at 254-421-1953.

Cost per session:

  • Pre-K and Elementary $100
  • Junior High and High School $125

Session 1 Dates: June 8-July 2

    Students may opt to progress to the next level on the same day and time through session 2 and 3.

  • Beginning Pre-K: Tuesday 12:00-12:50
  • Beginning Elementary: Tuesday 1:00-1:50
  • Beginning Junior High: Tuesday 2:00-2:50
  • Beginning High School: Tuesday 3:00-3:50

Session 2 Dates: July 6 – July 30

   Students may opt to progress to the next level on the same day and time through session 3.

  • Beginning Pre-K: Wednesday 9:00-9:45
  • Beginning Junior High: Wednesday 9:50-10:40
  • Beginning High School: Wednesday 11:00-11:50
  • Beginning Elementary: Wednesday 12:10-1:00

Session 3 Dates: August 10 – September 3

  • Beginning Pre-K: Thursday 12:00-12:50
  • Beginning Elementary: Thursday 1:00-1:50
  • Beginning Junior High: Thursday 2:00-2:50
  • Beginning High School: Thursday 3:00-3:50



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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 and teachers 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, 1997-2020. These courses are copyrighted and all intellectual properties related to these courses belong to Home Education Partnership of Texas, Inc.




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