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STEM Summer Camp

Two girls playing with slime as part of the STEM summer camp.

Virginia Tech Fralin Life Sciences Institute on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg Campus, in collaboration with 4-H, is running six week-long, half-day STEM Summer Camps in 2024. 

Camps will run Monday through Friday from 9 am -12 pm, and are appropriate for kids ages 9-12. The camp is offered six times during the summer on the following dates. Please only sign up for one of the six weeks offered (programming will be the same each week).

  • May 28 - 31, 2024
  • June 3 - 7, 2024
  • July 8 - 12, 2024
  • July 15 - 19, 2024
  • July 29 - August 2, 2024
  • August 5 - 9, 2024

Registration is $100 (May 28-31st which will be $80) and is non-refundable. Sixteen kids max will be allowed to register each week. Registration is currently full however, if you would like to be put on a waiting list please see here.

A young student with a STEM activity at summer camp.

Each day will focus on different STEM topics including geology (including jewelry making), horticulture (tour of the Hahn Horticulture Garden) and engineering (design build activities).

Since a majority of our time will be in a lab setting the child must wear long pants (or skirt to the ankle) and close-toed shoes. We will also be moving around campus so please make sure your shoes are comfortable and plan on being on your feet the entire time. 

Snacks will not be provided however we will take a 15-minute break around 10:30 am so that students can eat a quick snack outside and use the restroom. We encourage kids to bring a water bottle.

If you are in need of a scholarship, please contact Kristy Collins to receive a discount code. Scholarships are available for students whose parents indicate they have a financial need.