College & career exploration camps

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

Tidewater Community College is offering exciting, hands-on college and career exploration camps this summer on its Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach campuses, and at the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk.

TCC's College and Career Exploration Camps will 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, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses. Limited enrollment size ensures students receive personalized attention from TCC faculty. And, every camper will receive a FREE career interest assessment using the Virginia Wizard!

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

Questions? Contact Dr. Emily Richardson at 757-822-1402 or erichardson@tcc.edu.

Chesapeake Campus

Learn more about and register for Chesapeake Camps

Maker Camp

Grades: 8-10
Session 1: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Teaching Wild - Camp Osprey for Educators

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

Mechatronics Camp

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

Make Your First Video Game!

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

All Girls' Math Camp

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

Junior Robotics Camp

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

Camp Osprey

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

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Camp

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

Camp Arduino®

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

Robotics Camp

Grades: 8-10
Session 1: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MinecraftⓇ Modders

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

Portsmouth Campus

Learn more about and register for Portsmouth Camps

Young Explorers Camp

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

Norfolk Campus

Learn more about and register for Norfolk Camps

College Success Skills

Grades: 9-11
Session 1: Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water STEM Camp

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

A Taste of Italy Culinary Camp

Grades: 9-12
Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. - noon

Center for Workforce Solutions - Suffolk

Learn more about and register for Suffolk Camps

Make Your First Video Game!

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

MinecraftⓇ Modders

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

MinecraftⓇ Designers

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

Make Your First 3D Video Game!

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

Virginia Beach Campus 

Learn more about and register for Virginia Beach Camps

Make Your First Video Game!

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

Career Exploration Camp

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

Make Your First 3D Video Game!

(A Black Rocket camp)

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

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

Creative Writing Camp

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

Sports and Games Camp

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

STEAM + Maker  Camp

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

Additional Important Information

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


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.)