School Break Camp Programs

School Break Camps take place when local schools are not in session, including Spring Break, Fall Break, and Summer Break.

Thanksgiving and Holiday Break Camp

These seasonal camps offer fun and educationally-filled activities with a different theme each year for girls in grades 1st-5th.

Spring Break STEAM Camp

Girls Inc. STEAM camp offers a fun-filled week of hands-on experiments and activities that will inspire and encourage girls ages 6-12 to explore STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Glenda Woods Girls University Summer Camp

Glenda Woods Girls University Summer Camp 2023

Monday, June 5 – Friday, August 4, 2023
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
San Juan de los Lagos Parish & Shrine – 3231 El Paso St., San Antonio, TX 78207
For girls in 1st-6th grade
Cost: $125/girl per week*

A $10 non-refundable application fee will be charged at the time of registration. Camp scholarships are available for those who qualify, subject to availability.

Glenda Woods Girls University is a full-day summer day camp for girls in 1st-6th grade. Each week has a different theme and includes core activities in art, science, reading, and sports. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. Weekly field trips and multiple swim days!

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Weekly Session Themes

    • Week 1 (June 5-9): Mind Over Matter – All Spots Filled!
      Campers can learn all things mental health from self-care/coping strategies and putting these into practice through activities such as guided painting or a mindful walk or hike outdoors to how we experience our emotions physically. Majors: Psychology/Behavioral Health/Counseling
    • Week 2 (June 12-16): Just Monkeying Around!
      Join us we learn about our animal friends from around the world! Whether they slither, swim, or crawl, have beaks, or big paws, they’re sure to capture our attention as we learn about their homes and habitats. Majors: Wildlife Biology/Entomology
    • Week 3 (June 20-23): Women in Sports
      Put on your jerseys and tie your shoes while we somersault into the immersive world of Women in Sports! We will be exploring the athletes of this generation like Simone Biles, Alex Morgan, and so many amazing women who paved the way for girls like you! Majors: Sports/Health & Wellness/Fitness
    • Week 4 (June 26-30): Scrub In
      Doctor’s orders: a week full of STEM fun! Examine how to suture a cut, design a working prosthetic device, and diagnose growing bacteria. Investigate organ systems, build an operation-style board game, and robotically travel a cell. Put on your gloves, pull back your hair, and get ready to scrub in! Majors: Biomedical Sciences/Anatomy/Pathology/Public Health/Nursing
    • Week 5 (July 10-14): Deep in the Heart of Texas
      Campers will spend the week learning just what makes the Lone Star State so special. Activities will cover its vast history, diverse geographic regions, culture, and its impact on the rest of the world. Majors: Texas History/Sociology
    • Week 6 (July 17-21): Girls Mean Business
      Campers will learn the basics of entrepreneurship and start building their very own business from the ground up. They’ll start with learning basic money management skills, brainstorming ideas, and creating a simple business and marketing plan. Majors: Business/Finance/Marketing
    • Week 7 (July 24-28): Chop Jr. – All Spots Filled!
      Come put your cooking skills to the test! Tie on your aprons and get ready for fun-filled days of cooking, learning and laughter. This week campers will explore the world of culinary arts and learn how to implement those skills in the kitchen to fuel their body with fun healthy recipes. Majors: Culinary Arts/Nutrition
    • Week 8 (July 31-August 4): Lights! Camera! Action!
      A Girls Inc. Talent Show! This week the girls will discover, create, and strengthen their unique talents. At the end of the week, they will put on a showcase to reveal all they have been working on this summer for their friends and family. Come be a part of the show! Majors: Theater/Dance/Creative Writing/Visual Arts/Music

Camp Program Aides 2023

Throughout the summer, girls in 7th and 8th grade who serve as Girls University Camp Program Aides (CPAs) will develop their leadership and team-building skills while working with other girls and staff members to provide an outstanding and nurturing camp experience for the young girls at Glenda Woods Girls University Summer Camp. Girls will also develop friendships, earn community service and leadership hours.

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
San Juan de los Lagos Parish & Shrine – 3231 El Paso St.,San Antonio, TX 78207
For girls in 7th-8th grade
Cost: $30/session

Only 10 spots available per session! 4 Sessions to choose from:

  • June 5th – June 16th
  • June 20th – June 30th
  • July 10th – July 21st
  • July 24th – August 4th

All interested CPAs MUST attend all THREE required training sessions: May 20th from 9am-12pm, June 1st from 6pm-8:30pm, and June 3rd from 9am-12pm. All sessions will be hosted at Girls Inc. of San Antonio’s main office: 2214 Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78213.

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Program Scholarships:
Program scholarships are available for those who qualify and subject to availability. Parents/Guardians must provide proof of income for all adults in the household. Our maximum scholarship award amount is $65 per week. Please submit all required documents at the time of registration; incomplete paperwork cannot be processed.

NOTE: Receiving a program scholarship award does not automatically enroll your child in Glenda Woods Girls University Summer Camp so please remember to also complete their online registration.

If you are interested in applying for a program scholarship, download a copy of our scholarship application form and submit it to

Staff Contacts:

    • For general camp questions please contact Sherry Cook at 210-298-5862,
    • For questions regarding registration, payments and program scholarships, please contact Amber Marcil at 210-298-5860 or e-mail

Please Note: If you’re sending more than one girl to GWGU Summer Camp, each girl needs to be registered separately and our online system will not let you use the same email address to sign them up. You will need to use a different email address or you can contact Amber Marcil at for a hard copy registration packet. Please let us know if you run into any issues during your online registration process.

For more information on Girls Inc. of San Antonio’s school break camp programs, contact Sherry Cook, Program Director, at or at 210-298-5862.