Summer STEM Guide

shared by Tech-Girls for opportunities in Cville & online!

last update February 21, 2023

Bio-Med Tech-Girls

Bio-Med Tech-Girls is back for its 9th year! The program is brought to you by Charlottesville Women in Tech and Tech-Girls in collaboration with the School of Education and Human Development and department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. The week will be filled with guest speakers, lab tours, hands-on activities, and design challenges!

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

When: TBD

Where: University of Virginia

Cost: Free

Camp Invention at Peabody School

Team up with friends for fun, hands-on STEM adventures, from adopting a robotic fish to
exploring space to building robotic artists and marble arcades!

Who: Rising K - 6th graders
When: June 26 - 30
Where: Peabody School
Cost: $260

Girls Make Games Virtual Summer Camp

Learn how to design and program your own video game in just 3 weeks. The camp features live, guided instruction, community building and a chance to meet industry role models.


  • Ages 8-12 (GMG Jr.)
  • Ages 13-18 (GMG Teen)

When: July 10-28

Where: Online

Cost: $1,250

Girls Who Code Summer Programs

The Summer Immersion Program is a live 2-week intro to computer science course for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. The Self-Paced Program is a 6-week flexible computer science course for 9th-12th students.


  • 9th-11th grade (Summer Immersion Program)
  • 9th-12th grade (Self-Paced Program)


  • TBD

Where: Online

Cost: Free

iD Tech Camp at UVA

Our summer programs strike the perfect balance between STEM skill development and summer fun, allowing students to explore tech interests in a fun yet challenging setting.

Who: Age groups 7-9, 10-12 and 13-17
When: June 26 - August 4 (weekly)
Where: University of Virginia (in-person)
Cost: $1,079-$1,579

Ix Art Park Summer Camps

Summer Camp returns to the Ix Art Park with three options - Art & Nature Camp, Creature Builder Collective and Stop Mo Series.


  • 3 to 5 year olds (Art & Nature Camp)
  • 6 to 9 year olds (Creature Builder Collective)
  • 10 to 13 year olds (Stop Mo Series)

When: TBD
Where: In person
Cost: $400

KidsCollege@PVCC Summer Academies

KidsCollege@PVCC offers project-based exploration into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and arts areas.

Who: Rising 1st-12th graders

When: May 30 - August 3 (weekly)

Where: KidsCollege - Fluvanna (weeks 1-2), Jefferson School (weeks 3-4), TJACE in IX Art Park (week 5), PVCC Main Campus (weeks 6-9), Online (all summer long)

Cost: $85-$169

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. A virtual option will be provided if three or more students request online participation.


  • Elementary (3rd-5th)
  • Middle school (6th-8th)
  • High school (9th-12th)
When: June 5 - August 18 (weekly)
Where: In person
Cost: $350

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.

Who: K through 8th grade
When: June 12 - August 4 (weekly)
Where: Charlottesville Catholic School
Cost: $275 (half day), $455 (full day)

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.

Who: 4-10 years old
When: June 19 - August 18 (weekly)
Where: In person
Cost: $300


We are still waiting for 2023 updates from these programs. Please contact us if there are other summer STEM programs to add in and around Charlottesville or available online.

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Tech-Girls was founded in 2012 by Kim Wilkens (aka Miss-Bit). Tech-Girls is all about empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. We help girls imagine possibilities, discover their potential and create the solutions of the future! In 2015, Tech-Girls joined forces with Charlottesville Women in Tech, a 501c3 non-profit.