Summer STEM Guide

Check out these great STEM opportunities in Cville!

Summer SPARK!

Do you enjoy building things, creating art, learning new skills, communicating ideas, solving problems or coming up with a plan? Then Summer SPARK! powered by St. Anne's-Belfield School is for you! Students with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.


Rising 6th through 8th grade students, check out SPARK! Exploration (July 29-August 2). 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, have two opportunities to level up your computer science skills! The SPARK! Launchpad (July 8-19) is a two-week deep dive into all things computer science including skill building, design challenges and field trips to local tech companies and organizations.


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We Code, Too

Charlottesville is quickly becoming one of the leading hubs in the country when it comes to innovation. Unfortunately, even as we have pushed to become a national leader in the tech industry, we have not moved the needle in the digital divide. “We Code, Too” is an initiative to create a pipeline of Black and Brown young people to get into the technology industry via coding and programming. More info coming soon about coding camps this summer.

KidsCollege @ PVCC 2019 Summer STEM & Arts Academies

KidsCollege@ PVCC offers more than 80 week-long academies held at PVCC! Project-based exploration into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and arts areas

  • Rising 3rd-9th grade
  • June 10 August 9

STEAM Discovery Academy

STEAM Discovery Academy inspires your student’s 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 10-July 26 for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Tech Camp @ Peabody School

Camp Invention is June 24-28 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, July 8-12, for rising 6th-9th graders. Get a Raspberry Pi and learn how to use it.

Summer Camp @ Light House Studio

Light House Studio Summer Film Academy is for rising 3rd graders through rising college freshman. Experienced filmmakers teach a variety of filmmaking workshops including documentary, narrative, music video, animation, and visual effects. Weekly programs run from June 3 through August 16.

CodeVA Summer Tech Camps

CodeVA in Richmond hosts a variety of tech-infused summer camps including robotics, game design, electronics, animation and more. Weekly programs run from June 17 to August 30.

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: