Virginia Western Community College Summer Kids Camps are now open for registration. The college offers a wide range of camps that will teach children from 3rd to 12th grade about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics while entertaining them.

All camps will be held on Virginia Western’s Roanoke campus. For more information, contact Cassandra Dove at 540-857-6811 or cdove@virginiawestern.edu. To register, visit: https://virginiawestern.augusoft.net.

STEM Camps taught by Virginia Western faculty:

  • Biotechnology Exploration – Learn about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how to identify them via DNA analysis. Open to rising 9th – 12th June 19 – 23 (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Tuition is $199.
  • Mechatronics – Students will explore the fascinating world of robotics, computer programming, electronics, and mechanical processes through project based activities. Open to rising 6th – 8th July 10 – 12 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Tuition is $99 thanks to a National Science Foundation grant.
  • Robotics – Students will receive hands-on experience with computer programming, computer-aided design, 3D printing, electronics, robotics and mechanical systems.  Open to rising 6th – 8th July 24 – 28 (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Tuition is $199.

Black Rocket STEM camps:

  • App Adventures – The Next level – Learn how to create the next viral app. No prior experience is necessary.  Open to ages 8 – 14.  June 19 – 23 (9 a.m. – Noon). Tuition is $199.
  • Code Breakers – Calling all future coders, programmers and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages. Projects will be available on the Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Open to ages 8 – 14.  June 19 – 23 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.). Tuition is $199.
  • Minecraft Designers – If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Open to ages 8 – 14.  June 26 – 30 (9 a.m. – Noon). Tuition is $199.
  • Make Your First Video Game – Learn the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game.  Open to ages 8 – 14.  June 26 – 30 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.). Tuition is $199.

Sciensational Camps:

  • Follow Me Robot – Learn to build your own robot with different gears and sensors and compete in our Sumo wrestling and obstacle course events.  Open to ages 7 – 12.  June 12 – 16 (9 a.m. – Noon). Tuition is $219.
  • 3D Illumination Electronics – This is an exciting new camp where participants can experiment, have fun, and take home their own 3D Illumination Electronic Kit! Activities include building you own security house.  Open to ages 8 – 12.  July 24 – 28 (9 a.m. – Noon). Tuition is $229.