Virginia Summer Programs

iDTech Camps

iD Tech Camps offers summer computer camps for kids and teens (ages 7-17) at 60 universities in the United States. Also offered are additional teen academies (ages 13-18) including the iD Gaming Academy, iD Visual Arts Academy, and the iD Programming Academy.

iD Tech Camps in Virginia are held in the Williamsburg and Charlottesville area and allow students to experience real campus life at a prestigious university–day campers study in computer labs, eat in university dining halls and may take campus tours. Boarding campers live in college dorms. The academic summer camps have an average of 6 students per instructor and customized curriculum for beginner to advanced learners. iD’s unique computer camps offer courses that vary from creating video games and producing digital movies to designing web pages and learning programming and robotics.

There are several summer camps on the east coast including the Washington DC area, Atlanta area, Charlottesville area, Raleigh-Durham area, Williamsburg area, Orlando area, Miami area, and the Princeton area. Depending on the location you choose, the camp offers 2D & 3D Video Game Camps, Programming Camps, Robotics Camps, Web Design Camps, Flash Animation Camps, Movie Editing Camps, and much more. If you’re interested in summer programs in Richmond, Virginia Beach, or Williamsburg, Virginia, these are the options:

  • College of William & Mary: Williamsburg, Virginia

    Camp Options: Day Camps | Extended Day Camps | Overnight Camp
    Program Options: iD Tech Camps

  • University of Virginia: Charlottesville, Virginia

    Camp Options: Day Camps | Extended Day Camps | Overnight Camp
    Program Options: iD Tech Camps

Summer Enrichment Program

Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia

In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students in the program spend the morning and afternoon engaged in learning experiences designed to foster critical thinking, creative thinking, and inquiry processes. Instruction is differentiated to meet the individual readiness, learning profile, and interests of each student. A variety of course offerings across fields and disciplines offer students the opportunity to engage in authentic learning experiences that model the work of experts. The teaching staff of SEP utilizes best practices to maximize potential in each student and ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

Virginia Hoagies Gifted Programs

  • Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Johns Hopkins University, VA, CA, HI, MA, MD, NY, PA, RI (grade 2 to age 17)
  • Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp Ferrum (grade 5 to 7)
  • Global Youth Village Bedford (ages 13 to 18)
  • Great Books Summer Program College of William & Mary VA (middle and high school), Stanford University CA, Amherst College MA
  • Governor's Summer Residential and Regional School Programs various locations, contact local gifted program administrator (VA residents only, grade 4 to 12)
  • iD Tech Camps 26 states and Canada (age 7 to 18) Save with code HG13
  • Pipe Organ Encounter VA, FL, MA, OH, OK, WA (age 13 to 18)
  • PSpace Flight Adventure Camp NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island (age 12 - 15)
  • Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted and Talented Students University of Virginia, Charlottesville (grade 5 to 11)
  • Talent Developing Studio Enrichment Program for Gifted Students Mechanicsville, VA (grade 2 - 5)
  • William & Mary Center for Gifted Education Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) Williamsburg (grade pre-k to 8)
  • Woodberry Forest Summer School Woodberry Forest (grade 7 to 12)
  • Virginia Shakespeare Festival Young Shakespeare Camps William & Mary, Williamsburg (age 9 - 17)

Summer Camps and Programs for Youth

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Intended for: ages 5-18.

Summer Safari Day Camp

National Zoo, Washington, DC. Intended for: rising K-7th graders; students will explore the lives, habitats, and conservation of animals around the world.

Camp Shakespeare

McLean, VA and other DC Metro locations. Intended for: ages 9-18; aimed to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare's language through the exploration of movement, text, improvisation and performance.

CREATE at the National Building Museum

National Building Museum, Washington, DC. Intended for: rising 3rd-5th graders; students will experience the world we build for ourselves in new ways—through the building, visual and performing arts!

Northern Virginia Writing Project

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Intended for: rising 5th-10th graders who love to write and are looking for new ways to grow as a writer.

Constitution Academy, The Bill of Rights Institute

Arlington, VA. Intended for: Rising 11th graders; deepening students’ understanding of how the beliefs and ideas of the 18th century remain relevant in the 21st century. Scholarships are available.

Summer Enrichment for Gifted Education

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Intended for: ages 4 years-grade 10 with an emphasis on the development of problem-solving skills and higher level thinking skills

iD Tech Computer Camp:

UVA, The College of William and Mary, and American University. Intended for: Ages: 7-17

University of Virginia Writers Workshop

Charlottesville, VA. Intended for: Rising 9-12 graders with a focus on nurturing talented writers with an artistic vision

Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA Intended for: Rising 11-12 graders; offers high school students four hours of college credit in a unique topic

VCUarts Summer Intensive

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, Richmond, VA. Intended for: Grades: Rising 11 and 12; intensive study of Dance, Theatre, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Filmmaking, Interactive Media, Animation, Interior Design, Video Production, Photography, Fine Arts: 2D and 3D Portfolio Building

Curry School of Education Gifted Education Department, the University of Virginia Saturday Enrichment Program

In conjunction with the Curry School of Education Gifted Education Department, the University of Virginia Saturday Enrichment Program. This program serves gifted and/or high ability students who are in K-5th grade in the 2011-2012 school year.

Davidson Young Scholars - Davidson Summer STARS

A challenging and fun one-week educational experience during the summer. Participants will choose an area of focus among the topics of science, math and creative writing for their morning session. Afternoons will be spent participating in engaging academic activities and field trips.

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