Summer STEM Guide

shared by Tech-Girls for opportunities in Cville!

COVID-19 impacts (last updated July 14)

Many organizations are currently making decisions about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on their programming this summer. Be sure to check back for updates.

Bio-Med Tech-Girls is going online!

The 7th annual Bio-Med Tech-Girls is a collaboration with the UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), St. Anne's-Belfield School and Charlottesville Women in Tech. This week will be filled with guest speakers, hands-on activities and a design challenge focused on the Go Viral Project being developed by Dr. Jeff Saucerman and Dr. Shayn Peirce-Cottler from UVA BME.


  • When: August 3 -7
  • Who: You women who are rising 9th through 12th graders
  • Cost: FREE

Summer SPARK is going online!

"Spark your curiosity, creativity and imagination with us this summer! Our goal with the annual Summer SPARK! program is to increase technology and computer science literacy for learners of all backgrounds and interests.


We are very excited to be offering this virtual learning experience to
anyone, anywhere, free of charge!


We will be using a connected learning model, which is all about empowering learners to pursue their interest and passion with the support of peers, mentors and facilitators. The learning experiences will happen over three weeks with three different themes. You can sign-up for one or for all. Each week, we’ll explore the theme through interactive challenges, video tutorials, lunch & learns, and learning from experts in the field. There will be synchronous (in person video conferencing) and asynchronous (do at your own pace) activities. We will wrap up the week with a Demo Party to share all the awesome creating from the week!"


Who: 11 years old and up

When: Synchronous activities will happen between 9am-4pm EDT

Cost: FREE


  • Web Design: July 6-10
  • The Art of Code: July 20-25
  • Game Design: July 27-31

Summer Programs at STAB

Summer Programs at St. Anne's-Belfield School include 45 different offerings, many with a STEM focus.

When: June 30 - July 23
Who: Pre-K through 12th grade
Cost: $125

Summer Camps at Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum offers week-long, half-day summer camps for children 4 and older provides opportunities for kids to gain confidence, make friends, and explore a range of STEAM-focused topics through creative and engaging hands-on experiences.


Summer Camps (Virtual & Traditional)

  • When: June 8 - August 15 (weekly)
  • Who: 4 years old and up
  • Cost: $100 (Virtual) and $225 (Traditional)

KidsCollege@PVCC is going online!

KidsCollege@PVCC is now offering classes from Pre-K through 9th graders from the comfort and safety of your home. Over 200 classes from June 1 - August 28, 2020. New parent-child classes as well as STEM, art, fitness, and career exploration classes.


When: June 1 - August 28

Who: Rising Pre-K through 9th grade

Cost: $99-$159

The Circle Project

The Circle Project from Center for Diversity in Engineering at UVA is a program to engage their engineering students with the community and create a pathway of discovery for 1st-12th grade students by introducing them to math, science and engineering concepts.

When: June 29-August 14, one & two-week courses, online 2:00-5:00PM EST
Who: 1st-12th grade students
Cost: $120

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.


Virtual Programs

  • When: June 8 - July 25
  • Who: Rising 6th through 9th grade
  • Cost: $300 (includes supplies)


Campus Programs

  • When: June 8 - July 25
  • Who: K through 8th grade
  • Cost: $365

SAM’S Camp for Applied Engineering is going online!

Summer at Miller School (SAM's) Camp for Applied Engineering...Home offers nine different weeks of at-home camp (where a unique kit of engineering supplies comes with each week) starting from Monday June 15th and running through Friday August 14th. Each week will have a different theme so children can do one or multiple camps.

  • When: July 15 - August 14 (weekly)
  • Who: Rising 4th through 9th grade
  • Cost: $40/kit or 3 kits for $100

Summer Camp at Peabody School is going virtual!

At Camp Invention, students are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation. New virtual format can be screen-free and self-led, or it can be enhanced through online collaboration sessions with Coaches and fellow participants.


  • When: June 22 - 26
  • Who: Rising 1st through 6th grade (co-ed)
  • Cost: $175


  • When: June 29 - July 2
  • Who: Rising 1st through 6th grade (all girls)
  • Cost: $175


Peabody Pi Camp is for students interested in learning about robotics, coding, and circuitry.


  • When: July 6 – 10 or July 13 - 17
  • Who: Rising 5th through 9th grade
  • Cost: $150

Light House Studio Summer Film Academy is going online!

Light House Studio offers a wide variety of summer workshops including documentary, narrative, music video, animation, and visual effects.


  • When: June 1 - August 21 (weekly)
  • Who: Rising 3rd graders through college freshmen
  • Cost: $75-$700

iD Tech Camp at UVA is postponed until 2021

"This location is postponed until 2021. We look forward to our return and wish you good health in the meantime. Our weeklong Virtual Tech Camps are running right now through summer."


Virtual Tech Camps

When: June 22 - July 31 (weekly)

Who: Ages 7-9, 10-12, or 13-17

Cost: $499

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