Summer 2023 Camps

Registration forms for Summer 2023 Camps

Complete the registration and e-mail to or bring to HEP TX – 208 E. Edgewood Friendswood. 

HEP TX summer schedule23 R321 

Changes: (NAME CHANGE OF MATH HACKS COURSE TO MATH MASTER COURSE AND DATE CHANGE; several new courses added including EF course for parents; How to Homeschool Course; Getting Ready for High School and College Course)

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Grades Entering 1st – 12th

Look, it's a bird! It's a plane. No! It's SUPERMAN!

Have you ever wished that you could be a superhero? Join us for Superhero STEAM Camp and you can live the dream!  Boost confidence and explore your imagination while entering the world of superheroes and learning valuable science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Gain spectacular hands-on experience with building, designing, and creating as you navigate your way through superhero missions and create your very own superhero identity!

Learn engineering and critical thinking skills as you learn about superhero special skills and powers. Discover the science behind awesome superhero powers like flight, night vision, time travel, magnetism, spider webbing and other superhero gadgets. Camp is also complete with super-fun superhero games and friendly competitions throughout the week!

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 exciting engineering projects, students will love the science, engineering, and technology sessions. During the art sessions, students will tackle challenging projects that relate to the topics of the day!

WHY STEAM CAMP? Students from First Grade to High School 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.

Dates: June 19-23

Time:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost:  Early Registration $99; After April 15 – $115

Faculty:  Cheryl Red (Science/Math), Sue Rothberg (Science/Math), Linda Hendrix (Engineering/Technology) and Debby Jasinski (Art)

Registration forms – Print, complete, and email to or bring to the school.

                                      Make checks payable to HEP CC accepted with 3% fee.

Adult Homeschool Workshops

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.

Date:  August 10, 2023

Time:  2:00-3:30 pm                                         

Chess Camp

Chess Camp (grades 4-12) –USCF and FIDE Master Chris Land will be teaching everything about chess–openings, endings, middle games, tactics, strategies, and the history! Master Land has been teaching in the Houston area over thirty years. Space is limited to 12 students. Please bring a chess set (board and pieces). Open to grades 3-12.

Instructor: Chris Land                                                                                                                                                                              Cost: $150                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dates: Wednesdays June 7, 14, 21, and 28                                                                                                                                            Time: 2-4 pm


College Prep Courses

We recommend that the parent and student both take these courses.

Getting Ready for High School and College

Getting 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 is available at the special rate of $20.

Cost:   $45; $65 with the book.      

Date:  Thursday, August 10; 9:00 – 1:00 pm

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Each of these courses is an introduction to Culinary Arts. The high/middle school location is to Mornings Kolaches and the VFW Post in Pearland.  A supply list will be available closer to the start date.

High School Culinary Arts Camp

Instructor: Chef Travis Hamilton

Cost: $350 including supplies

Dates: July 17-20

Time: 1-4 pm


Middle School Culinary Arts Camp

Instructor: Chef Travis Hamilton

Cost: $325 includes supplies

Dates: June 26-29

Time: 2-4 pm

Elementary Culinary Arts Camp (completing grades 3-5)

Instructor: Chef Travis Hamilton

Location: HEP TX

Cost: $250 including supplies

Dates: June 12 – 15

Time: 2-4 pm

Executive Functioning Skills

Is this your child?— Chronically disorganized? Always Late? Unmotivated? Lacks self-control?

Executive Functioning Skills –Helping students develop Executive Function (EF) strategies – goal setting, cognitive flexibility, organizing and prioritizing, memorizing, self-checking and monitoring – can be the difference between success and failure. Targeting students in grades 6-12, this 4-day workshop covers motivation, memorization techniques, test-taking strategies, note taking, time management, goal setting, focusing, and controlling stress. Using a variety of interesting lessons, students will better understand how to tackle projects and learn how to learn! This course is highly recommended for students who want to excel academically and be better prepared to solve problems.

Instructor: Joanne Juren

Cost: $180

Dates: July 31-August 3

Time: 1-3 pm (2 hours per day)


Executive Functioning Skills Parent Workshop – Do you have a child who struggles with organization? Does he find it hard to get started on tasks? Does she fight you about bedtime? Does your child have “self-control” issues? Join Joanne Juren and other parents as we discuss EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING and how to enable your child to be successful in life!

Instructor: Joanne Juren                                                                                                                                                               

Cost $35; Optional EF notebook: $35 (this is the notebook students receive during the 8-hour student cours

Date: Thursday, August 3

Time: 9:30-11:30

Language Arts

Elementary Writing – In this exciting elementary camp for grades 3-5, students will write, write, and write! First, students will learn the basics of paragraph orgazation by writing a narrative and descriptive essay. Then, students will  explore their creative side with poetry and a short story. On the last day, the class will write a story together. Bring a notebook and a pencil.           

Instructor: Elaine McWhirter                                                                                                                                                              Cost: $165                                                                                                                                                                                        Dates: July 31-August 3; 10:30-Noon

Middle School Writing Workshop for Grades 6-8Popcorn, 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. Henry will excite even the most reluctant writer. This course is a must before students attempt the five-paragraph essay and high school.  Class is limited to 15 students.

Instructor: Tiffany Henry

Cost:  $170

Dates: August July 31-August 3; 1-2:30 pm


Five-Paragraph Essay Writing Workshop  – 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 Handbook 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.

Instructor: Elaine McWhirter

Cost: $170

Dates: July 31-August 3; 1-2:30 pm

Research WritingResearch Writing Workshop  – 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 The Writing Handbook is required. Recommended for grades 9 and up. Class is limited to 15 students.

Instructor: Tiffany Henry

Cost:   $185

Dates: July 31-August 3; 10:00 – Noon

No Be Verbs Workshop – This 2-hour workshop will help both the student and parent better understand the concept of elevated writing by focusing on removing “to be” verbs, the verb “to have,” and “dead words” on the No-No list. Students and parents will practice elevating sentences during the workshop.                                Instructor: Joanne Juren                                                                                                                             

Cost:  $30 student; $15 parent                                                                                                                              

Date: August 4; 10-noon


Guitar – Summer guitar lessons will be an introduction to the guitar and give basic music concepts that allow the student to develop reading skills, harmony chords, and techniques that encourage and motivate students to sing and play songs. Students generally play acoustic instruments and will need a music stand with pocket folder for handouts. Instructor will provide curriculum on a weekly basis. End of summer recital and social give the students something to work towards as the lessons develop. 

Instructor: Chris Robbins

Dates: Fridays, June 7 – August 23 – Group or Individual lessons

               Saturdays, June 8 – August 24 – Individual lessons only

Cost: Group – $25 per hour

            Individual – $25 per ½ hour (arrange time with the HEP office)



Logic 1: The Art of Argument* (grades 8-12) – My chief objection to a quarrel,” G.K. Chesterton wrote, “is that it ends a good argument.” High school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won’t argue well without good training. This accelerated course, The Art of Argument, is designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. The mastery of informal logic — the logical fallacies — is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned. This course counts ½ credit on the high school transcript. NO TEXTBOOK

Instructor: Joanne Juren

Time: Monday-Friday; July 24-28; 1:30-3:30 pm

Cost: $250              CANCELLED

SAT Math Master Course

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SAT MATH MASTER  COURSE – This math hack course is designed to improve learners' skills and mastery in 25 key math topics, enabling them to achieve a math score of 700 or higher. Through this course, learners will be taught various math techniques, trigger words, and strategies that will help them approach questions with confidence and speed. By completing the 3-week course, learners will be well-equipped to handle challenging or tricky SAT questions that often stump many test takers.

Instructor: Trinda Mushambi

Time: 9:00-noon

Dates: June 5-7; 12-14; 19-21 (Mondays-Wednesdays for 3 weeks)

Cost: $350


High School SpeechThis two-week high school course (grades 9-12) 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. Class is limited to 10 students.

Instructor: Joanne Juren

Cost: $399         

Dates: July 17-27; Monday-Thursday each week; 9:00-noon



Archery – The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic techniques of outdoor target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance and shooting techniques, scoring and competition. Targets, bow, and arrows will be provided. A list of other supplies will be provided by the instructors.

Instructors: KoKo Ma and Mary Ellen Minyon

Grades: 6-12th

Dates: Fridays; June 2 – July 28; 12:30-1:30 pm (2-month session)

Cost: $180 per month


Fencing – In the United States, more than 100,000 athletes participate in fencing annually at all levels, from beginners through Olympic Champions. Fencing is a life-long sport. Join HEP’s new fencing class to learn about this sport. Each student must purchase safety equipment and a mask. Order the standard-5 piece set online at:

Males should also wear an athletic cup and girls an under-arm protector. Adults may also sign up for the class.

Instructor: John Trojanowski

Grades: 6-12th

Dates: Fridays; June 9 – August 11 – 2:00-3:00 pm

Cost: $250

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