2021 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 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 9-2pm on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.

All camps are $150.00 unless otherwise noted.

Summer Camp sessions Ages 8-13
Junkyard Wars (June 21-25)
Imagine, design, and create using recycled materials to make inventions that make the community a better place while learning basic engineering principles. 


Around the World in 5 Days (June 28-July 2) 
Explore different cultures and civilizations in history through mysteries and treasure hunts.  Campers will develop their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills. 
Artful Antics (July 5-July 9) 
Let's get messy.  You can't make amazing art without a mess.  Campers will experience a variety of art mediums to discover ways to communicate and express themselves.
Tabletop Gaming Adventure (July 19-23) 
Challenge yourself and others as we step inside a variety of table top role playing games such as D&D, Catan, and many more while expanding your 21st century skills like collaboration and critical thinking.
Ooey, Gooey, Zoom, Boom (July 26-30) 
The best parts of science all combined for a messy, slimy, noisy, busy week of camp.  Campers will participate in experiments that relate to physical science.
Global Scholars Leadership Academy (August 2-6)
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 listing volunteer hours.
No-Theme Week (August 9-13)   
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.
Einstein Academy (August 16-20)
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.
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.