2020 Summer Camp
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 led 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. Camp starts at 9am and ends at 2pm. Campers will be immersed in a motivational learning environment on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University that is so much fun they will not realize how much they are learning or how many hours of service they are giving.
OPEN HOUSE: April 18; 10am-2pm
June 15 - 19
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 22 - 26
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 29 - July 3
Cost $135 including offsite field trip
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, and then we will travel off site into the community to serve directly with those that need our help the most. 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!
July 6 - July 10
Spend the week creating using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Virtual Reality to design masterpieces that tell stories and empower others to make the world a better place.
SING Music Festival New!
July 13 - July 17
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 27 - July 31
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
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 students will receive a certificate of participation.
August 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.
Program Assistant (PA)
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.