Summer STEM Guide

Check out these great STEM opportunities in Cville!

Summer SPARK! powered by STAB

Do you enjoy building things, creating art, learning new skills, communicating ideas, solving problems or coming up with a plan? Then Summer SPARK! is for you! No experience is required for SPARK! Summer and students with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and experiences are encouraged to apply:


Rising 5th through 8th grade students, check out SPARK! Exploration July 30-August 3. The Exploration program will give students an opportunity to learn new skills and then put them into practice through a mini-hackathon.

Rising 9th through 12th graders, check out:
  • SPARK! Launchpad is a two-week co-ed experience, July 2-13 that will include skill-based learning, design challenges, field trips to local tech companies and guest speakers.
  • Bio-Med Tech-Girls is a collaboration with UVA BME and is a week-long behind-the-scene immersion program for high school girls. It will be held August 6-10. Day one will be at STAB, days two thru four at UVA BME and day five at the i.Lab at UVA.


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HackCville Expedition

Expedition is a series of 2-week programs designed to teach Charlottesville-area high school students in-demand tech skills like data science, design, and marketing through project-based learning.

Expedition is one part of a new and larger joint initiative between STAB and HackCville to prepare high school students to learn in-demand skills in order to solve real-world problems and become internship ready.

July 16-27
- Data Science Expedition from HackCville will be a deep dive into all things data science. Become proficient in using a variety of data tools to visualize data and become confident diving into any data set.

July 30-August 10 - Design & Marketing Expedition from HackCville will cover all the skills you need to know to become a design and marketing superstar.

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KidsCollege @ PVCC - 2018 Summer Academies

KidsCollege@ PVCC offers ver 100 academies including 3D printing, robotics, minecraft, coding and more at:
  • KidsCollege@PVCC, June 11–August 10, Rising 3rd–9th graders
  • KidsCollege@Fluvanna, June 4–15, Rising 1st–9th graders
  • KidsCollege@CATEC , June 18–29, Rising 7th–10th graders

STEAM Discovery Academy

STEAM Discovery Academy inspires students' passion for the STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) by immersing them in interactive activities, challenges, and projects targeted for a range of grade levels in a safe and supportive environment. Courses available June 11-August 3 for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Tech Camp @ Peabody School

Camp Invention is July 25-29 for rising Kindergarteners through 6th graders. Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Peabody Pi Camp is being offered twice, June 18-22 and July 9-13, for rising 6th-9th graders. Get a Raspberry Pi and learn how to use it.

Summer Camp @ Light House Studio

Light House Studio offers a variety of tech-related summer camps including animation, visual affects, music video & film production.

iD Tech Camp @ UVA

iD Tech Camp @ UVA offers co-ed camps for ages 7-17. Learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more.

Check out these resources on making the choice for tech camp: