Summer STEM Guide

shared by Tech-Girls for opportunities in Cville!

Last updated June 24, 2021

Bio-Med Tech-Girls

The 8th annual Bio-Med Tech-Girls is a collaboration with the UVA Department of Biomedical Engineering and Charlottesville Women in Tech. This week will be filled with guest speakers, hands-on activities, and a design challenge.


Who: 9th grade & up; identify as female or nonbinary

When: Looking for input on in-person, online, or hybrid

Cost: FREE

Summer Spark

Stuck at home this summer? Join Summer Spark, on campus or virtually, for a summer computer science camp hosted by St. Anne's-Belfield CS. Open to all, no prior experience necessary, and completely free.


Who: 5th grade & up

When:

  • June 28-July 2 - Web Design & Development
  • July 12-July 16 - Creative Coding
  • July 19-July 23 - Art of Games

Cost: FREE

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.


  • When:June 14 - July 30 (weekly)
  • Who: 4 years old and up
  • Cost: $85 (Virtual) and $225 (Traditional)

Shields Lab

Shields Lab Summer Camp is blasting off this June, 2021 and we are so excited to have you on board! Each day will be packed full of fun, adventure and learning.

When:

  • June 14 - rising 5th and 6th graders
  • June 21 - rising 7th and 8th graders
Cost: $450

KidsCollege@PVCC

KidsCollege@PVCC plans to offer face-to-face academies at the Stultz Center on PVCC's main campus as well as many online academies.


When: June 7–August 27

Who: Rising 3rd–9th graders

Cost: $149-$199

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 21-August 13

Who: 1st-12th grade

Cost: $125/week (scholarships available)

Where: Online

STEAM Discovery Academy

STEAM Discovery Academy provides unique opportunities for students to experience science while encouraging them to learn how the universe works and to be creative, while developing innovative solutions.


  • When: June 7-August 13 (weekly)
  • Who: K through 8th grade
  • Cost: $365

SAM’S Camp for Applied Engineering

Summer at Miller School (SAM's) Camp for Applied Engineering campers will experience engaging activities to solve real-life engineering design challenges, using everyday objects to model solutions to a problem. In addition, time each day will be spent working on a larger building project. Each project will help campers develop proficiency with tools, materials, and procedures.

  • When: July 5-July 30 (weekly)
  • Who: 6th thorugh 9th grade
  • Cost: $315

Camp Invention at Peabody School

Camp Invention: Recharge At-Home campers receive four exciting activity kits packed full of materials to get them outside and active as they explore. Campers follow a daily schedule that includes virtual sessions where they receive guidance from their certified educator Coach.


  • When: June 22 - 26
  • Who: K through 6th grade
  • Cost: $300

Light House Studio Summer Film Academy

Light House Studio offers a wide variety of summer workshops including stop motion, narrative, comedy, documentary, music video, and visual effects. Light House will maintain its small teacher to student ratio so space is limited for in-person opportunities. Virtual options will be provided for each camp/workshop with more than 3 sign-ups.


  • When: June 7-August 8 (weekly)
  • Who: Elementary (3rd-5th), Middle school (6th-8th) and High school (9th-12th)
  • Cost: $375

iD Tech Camp at UVA

"Due to COVID, most of our university partners are delaying their decisions about on-campus programs until later this spring."

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

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