Summer STEM Guide
shared by Tech-Girls for opportunities in Cville & online!
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
Where: University of Virginia
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
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
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)
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)
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)
Where: In person
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)
Where: In person
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
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.
Check out these resources on making the choice for tech camp:
- From Minecraft to Modding, a Summer Tech Camp Explainer for Parents
- Why I Enrolled My Kid in Computer Camp
- The Connectory - search engine for STEM-related events, programs & activities in your community