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2023 Summer Camp:  New Frontier 

Tidewater Collegiate Academy at Virginia Wesleyan University (TCA) is excited to offer 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 8-13 years old with leadership opportunities for campers 14-17 years old.  Camp is from 9-2 pm on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.

All camps are $180.00 unless otherwise noted.

This summer we have 9 weeks of camp!
Summer Camp sessions Ages 8-13
Brickhead Masters (June 19-23) $180
Campers will explore new frontiers to imagine, create, design, and build with bricks.  


Get Slimed! (June 26-30) $180
It is slime time! Explore stretchy, gooey, sticky, crunchy, colorful, irresistible SLIME, and other messy stuff while learning about new frontiers in physical science.
No-Theme Week (July 3-7) $180
All kinds of fun all week long including science experiments, art experiences, games, and much more based on the interests of the campers focused on service and developing 21st century skills.
Shark Week (July 10-14 ) $180
Have no fear of the ocean frontier. Let's get wet as we learn how we can make a positive impact on the marine ecosystem.
House of Splatter (July 17-21) $180
Campers unlock their passion for the arts and get messy as they seek ways to express themselves.
Global Scholars Leadership Camp (July 24-28) $180
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 around the world.  All campers will receive a certificate of participation listing volunteer hours.
Stranger Things (July 31-August 4) $180
Explore the unusal, odd, and weird things of our world.  Campers will conduct science experiments to twist the dimensions of real and fiction.
Tinker Tank (August 7-11) $180
Leave no part behind as campers use spare parts to make, create, and engineer new things for the future.
Einstein Academy (August 14-18) $180
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 school by building, experimenting, and playing with numbers *We will adapt each experience to the level of the camper.
For High School Students
Program Assistant (PA) All summer.  $75 a week
If you have previously attended TCA summer camp, but have moved 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 of your service.
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