2020 Virtual Summer Camp 

Tidewater Collegiate Academy at Virginia Wesleyan University (TCA) is excited to offer VIRTUAL summer camp programs to develop 21st century skills with a specific emphasis on service learning.  We help keep your camper's brain engaged while school is out, and help them develop a belief that they can make a difference in their world.  All programs are supervised by licensed teachers with expert guests including local artists, scientists, lawyers, professors, and engineers.


Programs are available for campers between the ages of 10-14 years old with leadership opportunities for campers 15-17 years old.  Camps run for 90 minutes. There a a variety of starting times.  Campers will be immersed in a motivational learning environment that is so much fun they will not realize how much they are learning or how many hours of service they are giving.

All camps are $50.00


MasterMind New!

June 8-12; 2:00pm-3:30pm

June 15-19; 2:00pm-3:30pm

July 6-10; 2:00pm-3:30pm

July 13-17; 2:00pm-3:30pm

August 3-7; 2:00pm-3:30pm

August 10-14; 2:00pm-3:30pm

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

Get ready to challenge yourself and others as we step inside a variety of table top role playing games such as D&D, Star Wars, Catan, and many more.  Expand your imagination and develop 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity, and communication.

Ooey, Gooey, Zoom, Boom New!

June 8-12; 12:00-1:30pm

June 22-26; 10am-11:30am

July 13-17; 12:00pm-1:30pm

July 27-31; 2:00pm-3:30pm 

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

The best parts of science all combined for a messy, slimy, noisy, busy week of camp.  Campers will develop their critical thinking skills by engaging in experiments that relate to physical science.

Pay it Forward New!  

June 15-June 19; 10am-11:30am

June 29-July 3: 12:00pm-1:30pm

August 17-21; 10am-11:30pm

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

We are partnering with Volunteer Hampton Roads to spend a week giving back to our community.  Each day will be spent serving a different community organization.  This is an opportunity gain service hours, open our eyes to the needs in our own back yard, and be empowered to make a difference.

Design Lab New!

June 22-June 26; 12:00pm-1:30pm

June 29-July 3; 2:00pm-3:30pm

July 6-July 10; 10am-11:30pm

August 10-August 14; 10am-11:30pm

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

Spend the week creating masterpieces that tell stories and empower others to make the world a better place using a variety of art materials inspired by artists from around the world.

SING! Music Festival New!

July 13- July 17; 10am-11:30pm

July 20-July 24; 12:00-1:30pm

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

Explore the basics of music theory while you get hyped listening to music from the best music festivals around the world, write music, perform, sing, and create your own music video.


Code Studio for Girls New!

July 20- July 24; 10am-11:30pm

July 27-31; 12:00pm-1:30pm

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

Learn how a computer thinks and gain the superpower of coding in an all girl environment. Campers will learn to create program for solving problems, interactive games, stories, and digital art. This is an introduction to coding.

Global Scholars Leadership Academy

August 3-August 7; 10am-11:30am

August 10-14; 12:00pm-1:30pm

Cost $50

Age: 10-14

Join a select and diverse group of middle school students to investigate global problems facing the world today.  Then, develop and implement an action plan to promote real change.  Participants will learn from local college professors and connect with experts from our community. All campers will receive a certificate of participation.

Einstein Academy

June 8-June 12; 10am-11:30am

June 15-19; 12:00pm-1:30pm

June 22-26; 2:00pm-3:30pm

June 29-July 3; 10am-11:30am

July 6-July 10; 12:00pm-1:30pm

July 20-July 24; 2:00pm-3:30pm

July 27-July 31; 10am-11:30pm

August 3-7; 12:00pm-1:30pm

August 17- 21; 2:00pm-3:30pm

Cost $50 

Age: 10-14

Yes, Math can be fun. Use water balloons to define linear relationships and chocolate to practice probability. Campers can refine their math skills before returning to the classroom by building, experimenting, and playing with numbers. *We will adapt each challenge to the level of the camper and previous experience.  Each week will be a new experience.

Program Assistant (PA)

All Weeks

Cost $50

Age 15 -17

If you have previously attended TCA summer camp, but have gone on to high school, we would love to have you back to help with our program. You will receive a certificate of participation and a verified volunteer log for your service.