2017 Summer camps at TCC

Make your child's summer count with TCC's fun and educational camps

Spark your child's imagination with interactive and fun programs tailored to their interests and grade levels.

TCC's week-long programs are affordable and conveniently located on the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses, and at the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk. Limited enrollment size ensures students receive personalized attention. And, every camper will receive a FREE career interest assessment using the Virginia Wizard!

Registration is open! There is a $5 discount per class if registration is completed by May 31, 2017!*

* Registration for the College Success Skills camp in Norfolk must be completed by May 4.

Questions? Contact Dr. Emily Richardson at 757-822-1505 or erichardson@tcc.edu.


You must complete, sign and submit the Parental Consent Form no later than one week prior to the start of your child's camp session.

Parental Consent Form

Chesapeake Campus

Maker Camp

Do you like to learn about the latest technology and envision your ideas coming to life with  3D imaging?  If so, join us for a week-long camp that will explore the evolving technology of 3D Printers, Laser Cutters and Computer Numerical Control Machines and careers using these skills.  The camp offers introduction to basic electrical and mechanical designs to create a variety of projects! 

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185

Session 1: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register for Session 1

 

Session 2: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register for Session 2

Teaching Wild - Camp Osprey for Educators

Are you teaching Biology and Natural Science and want to freshen up you prospective?  Camp Osprey for Educators allows you to explore wildlife and the natural environment in our community?  Join us in this outdoor and college laboratory adventure.  Experience bird field identification, wildlife photography, daily nature hikes, animal field signs and tracking identification, dissection of owl pellets and feathers, bird behavior and adaptations, wetlands conservation, butterflies and dragonflies, live animals and snakes, lab experiments, bird anatomy, wildlife forensics, games and crafts, visits from local conservation groups and the zoo. Expand you network of like minded educators in a friendly and engaging learning environment.

Grades: Adult Con-ED
Dates: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $170

Register

Mechatronics Camp

The exciting field of Mechatronics is a study that combines all these types of engineering: system,  mechanical, electrical,  telecommunications, control  and computer!  During this stimulating week-long camp, you will learn the basic components of Mechatronics and tour a manufacturing lab to learn how Mechatronics is applied in real-life.  You will explore the various machines used in manufacturing, while learning many career opportunities available in this exciting field! 

Grades: 8-10
Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

All Girls Math Camp

Explore Mathematics with like-minded campers in a half-day no pressure environment.  Discover number systems, statistics, trigonometry, algebra and geometry theory in a laboratory.  It is designed to improve camper's problem solving skills while gaining a deeper understanding of mathematics principles and their application to today's world.

Grades: 8-10
Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Junior Robotics Camp

Do you think one day robotics will replace common goods and services in our society?  Technology is getting there, and you can jump-start your robotics knowledge by attending a week-long Robotics camp. Campers will explore robotics while open-source robotics platform learning how to build and program a robotic platform! Explore careers impacted by robotics.

Grades: 6-7
Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Camp Osprey

Are you ready to explore wildlife and the natural environment in our community?  If so, this camp is for you! Join us in this outdoor and college laboratory adventure. Experience bird field identification, wildlife photography, daily nature hikes, animal field signs and tracking identification, dissection of owl pellets and feathers, bird behavior and adaptations, wetlands conservation, butterflies and dragonflies, live animals and snakes, lab experiments, bird anatomy, wildlife forensics, games and crafts, visits from local conservation groups and the zoo. Learn how to expand this interest into a variety of careers.

Grades: 3-6
Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $170

Register

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Camp

The career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are the leading factors of our ever-evolving world! Spend a week at the STEM camp exploring the revolutionary fields of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and Engineering and related careers.

Grades: 8-10
Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Camp Arduino®

Explore the Arduino® open-source electronic platform used to design electronic hardware and software in this camp.  Learn the basics of electronic design to interface the real world to this sophisticated controller.  Learn programming in an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) so the camper can design and program their own microcontroller projects.

Grades: 8-10
Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Robotics Camp

Do you think one day robotics will replace common goods and services in our society?  Technology is getting there, and you can jump-start your robotics knowledge by attending a week-long Robotics camp.  Campers will explore robotics while learning how to build and program a robotic platform! Explore careers impacted by robotics.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $195

Session 1: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register for Session 1


Session 2: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Register for Session 2

MinecraftⓇ Modders (A Black Rocket camp)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of MinecraftⓇ. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

Portsmouth Campus

Young Explorers Camp

Young Explorers Camp will introduce you to various fields of interests and careers. Explore the worlds of science, nursing, business, technology, literature and creative writing, visual and creative arts, criminal justice, and more. You will work hands-on in multiple activities and educational interests designed to help you cultivate your unique identity and build your educational foundation.

Grades: 6-8
Dates: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. &
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (this camp runs for 2 weeks)
Cost: $200

Register

Norfolk Campus

College Success Skills

Get ready for college early. The college success skills experience will help students graduate from high school college ready. Participants will have an opportunity to receive college credit through an in-depth overview that will focus on successful transition into college level courses. Participants will navigate several modules to include time management, education accountability, diversity and inclusion, understanding college resources and career exploration using the Virginia Wizard. The Virginia Wizard will help students connect the dots between interests and careers while exploring degree options.

Grades: 9-11
Cost: $50 + tuition fee*

* Because it carries a college credit, registration for College Success Skills is due by May 4 and requires an application to TCC. Total cost of the camp will include tuition fee for the credit course in addition to the $50 camp registration fee.

Session 1: Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Register for session 1

Session 2: Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Register for session 2

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water STEM Camp

Participants will explore a different STEM topic each day in fields such as meteorology, oceanography, geology, and environmental science.  Exploration will include local field trips, demonstrations, and hands-on scientific experiments each day.  Campers will come away from this exciting week with inspiring ideas about how science, technology, and math careers can be a part of their future. 

Grades: 6-8
Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $250

Register

A Taste of Italy Culinary Camp

Get a taste of what it’s like to cook in a commercial kitchen. Explore culinary arts careers, too! If you're in 9th grade or above, love cooking or the idea of cooking, try out our Taste of Italy Culinary Camp at TCC. You will learn some basic bread techniques while making homemade pizza, pasta and other fun foods like paninis, stromboli, calzone, bread sticks and even some “sweets” made out of pizza dough. Plus, you will get a chance to see how college works, tour the facilities, explore other careers you may find interesting and learn how to research them. This week-long morning summer camp is a fun, educational and challenging way to explore the world of cooking.

Grades: 9-12
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $150

Register

Center for Workforce Solutions - Suffolk

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

MinecraftⓇ Modders (A Black Rocket camp)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of MinecraftⓇ. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

MinecraftⓇ Designers (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love the game MinecraftⓇ, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft®. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft® are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

Make Your First 3D Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

Virginia Beach Campus

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

Career Exploration Camp

Explore a range of careers from engineering to law enforcement to computer repair to sciences to health care. Spend time in a college library, see a planetarium show, hunt for treasure using electronics, play games and get some exercise. 

Grades: 5-8
Dates: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Make Your First 3D Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $165

Register

Grades: 6-9
Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $165

Register

Creative Writing Camp

Explore your creative side by working with college faculty in writing and producing a short play. To keep things fun, explore careers with the Virginia Wizard, spend time in a college library doing some research for your play, see a planetarium show, and even play some games and get some exercise.

Grades: 5-8
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Sports and Games Camp

Campers will have the opportunity to experience games and sports offered at TCC.  This camp is unique which allows campers a chance to play soccer, basketball, e-games, table tennis and more. They'll also learn what it is like to apply rec sports to a career.  By the end of the week, campers will be planning and leading  their own activities like a pro. 

Grades: 5-8
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 8 a.m. - noon
Cost: $150

Register

STEAM + Maker Camp

Libraries are centers of wonder, learning and engagement. At the Joint-Use Library, campers will explore a number of topics through creativity, curiosity and research. They will use design thinking and maker culture to learn and have fun. Campers will also explore parts of the TCC campus and wind down the week by presenting their creative ideas in an exhibit for all to see.  (Jointly sponsored by TCC and the Virginia Beach Public Libraries)

Grades: 3-5
Dates: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $185

Register

Additional Important Information


Camp hosts

Each camp will have a camp host to meet the campers and oversee the sign in and sign out process. The host remains with the campers all day. The name and contact information for the host will be shared with parents in a welcome letter the week before the camp.

TCC Camp Rules & Requirements

All campers must:

  • arrive on time and be picked up on time
  • be signed in and out by an adult (18 or older) listed on the pick up form
  • follow all rules given during classes, be respectful and have fun!
  • bring a bag lunch for full-day sessions
  • dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes or comfortable shoes that cover their feet (Sandals and flip flops are not permitted.)