2018 Summer camps at TCC

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

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, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses, and at the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk. Limited enrollment size ensures students receive personalized attention. And, every camper will receive a FREE career interest assessment using the Virginia Wizard!

Registration is open! 

Questions? Contact Dr. Emily Richardson at 757-822-1505 or erichardson@tcc.edu.


You must complete, sign and submit the Parental Consent Form no later than Wednesday before the camp begins on Monday.

Parental Consent Form

12 NEW Drone camps added to the schedule, offered at Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.

Chesapeake Campus

Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge (A DroBots Camp)

This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students will first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175.00
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Register

Drone Superhero Missions (A DroBots Camp)

This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Super Heroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Daredevil in Distress; Batman’s Drone Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge (A DroBots Camp)

This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition.

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register

Drone Mission Mania (A DroBots Camp)

Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Entrepreneurship

Have you ever thought about starting a business? An important segment of our economy is made up of entrepreneurs who start and run their own businesses. Come explore the world of entrepreneurs and the challenges and rewards of being a business owner. You will also get the chance to practice developing a business plan!

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Maker Camp

Do you like to learn about the latest technology and envision your ideas coming to life with 3D imaging? If so, join us for a week-long camp that will explore the evolving technology of 3D printers, laser cutters and computer numerical control machines and careers using these skills. The camp offers introduction to basic electrical and mechanical designs to create a variety of projects!

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185

Session 1: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Register for Session 1


Session 2: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register for Session 2

Minecraft® Designers (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this camp is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the​ ​program. ​Returning​ ​students​ ​can​ ​create​ ​more​ ​advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​.  

Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Code Breakers (A Black Rocket camp)

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Interior Design Boot Camp

This week-long camp introduces students to the exciting and ever changing field of interior design. Students will explore the design process, including the elements and principles of design and color theory as applied to a realistic design problem. Students will discover the importance of proper space planning techniques to promote beautiful, safe environments for the end user. Materials selection, including sustainable options, will be introduced. Students will learn and practice drawing skills that will effectively communicate a design to the end user. Students will also be introduced to the various career paths available in the interior design industry. 

Grades: 8-12
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register

Mechatronics Camp

The exciting field of mechatronics is a study that combines all these types of engineering: system,  mechanical, electrical,  telecommunications, control  and computer. During this stimulating week-long camp, you will learn the basic components of mechatronics and tour a manufacturing lab to learn how mechatronics is applied in real life. You will explore the various machines used in manufacturing while learning many career opportunities available in this exciting field.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

All Girls' Math Camp

Explore mathematics with like-minded campers in a no-pressure environment. Discover number systems, statistics, trigonometry, algebra and geometry theory in a laboratory. It is designed to improve campers' problem solving skills while gaining a deeper understanding of mathematics principles and their application to today's world.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Junior Robotics Camp

Do you think one day robotics will replace common goods and services in our society? Technology is getting there, and you can jump-start your robotics knowledge by attending a week-long robotics camp. Campers will explore robotics with open-source robotics platforms, learning how to build and program a robotic platform! Explore careers impacted by robotics.

Grades: 6-7
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Maker Camp for Mom/Dad and Me!

Camp with your mom or dad? Yes! This one-of-a-kind camp is where you (and a parent!) learn about the latest technology and see your ideas coming to life with 3D imaging. Join us for a week-long, half-day camp that will explore the evolving technology of 3D printers, laser cutters and computer numerical control machines and careers using these skills. The camp offers an introduction to web-based CAD and mechanical designs to create a variety of projects.

Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Register

Med School 4 Teens (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Med School 4 Teens Camp introduces young students to medicine, science, and the importance of health in an exciting and entertaining way. Not only will students dress like doctors, they will also learn to use instruments that doctors use, and be introduced to the surgical process as they experiment with surgical sutures! The program also introduces to teens the various bodily systems and their functions, as well as first aid, CPR, and the Heimlich Maneuver. Each student will bring home a real, working stethoscope in addition to worksheets and other course materials. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 9 a.m to noon

Register

Junior Veterinarian Camp (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Junior Veterinarian Camp encourages campers to explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, they learn how to take care of a pet and to notice physical issues a pet may be experiencing, how to use instruments that veterinarians use, and what to expect at a veterinarian’s office. Each student will take home his/her own stuffed animal dog at the completion of the camp (which he/she will adopt on the first day and take care of throughout the week), along with a journal, adoption certificate, tape measure, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more! Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 5-7
Cost: $165
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Register

Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now (A Black Rocket camp)

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will ​learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, t​ake home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR Games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.​​

Tuition includes ​an​ ​additional​ supply ​fee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​VR​ ​headset.

Dates: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $185

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $185

Registration for afternoon session

Camp Arduino®

Explore the Arduino® open-source electronic platform used to design electronic hardware and software in this camp. Learn the basics of electronic design to interface the real world to this sophisticated controller. Learn programming in an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) so the camper can design and program their own microcontroller projects.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Camp Osprey

Are you ready to explore wildlife and the natural environment in our community? If so, this camp is for you! Join us in this outdoor and college laboratory adventure.  Experience bird field identification, wildlife photography, daily nature hikes, animal field signs and tracking identification, dissection of owl pellets and feathers, bird behavior and adaptations, wetlands conservation, butterflies and dragonflies, live animals and snakes, lab experiments, bird anatomy, wildlife forensics, games and crafts, visits from local conservation groups and the zoo. Learn how to expand this interest into a variety of careers.

Grades: 3-6
Cost: $170
Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register

MinecraftⓇ Modders (A Black Rocket camp)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Camp

The career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the leading factors of our ever-evolving world! Spend a week at the STEM camp exploring the revolutionary fields of biology, chemistry, geology, physics and engineering and related careers.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Leadership and Followership

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a great leader? That's an important question, but most of the time, there are more followers than there are leaders. So, maybe we should also be asking what it takes to be a great follower! Come explore a practical introduction to leadership, and discover how you can also shine by being a great follower.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

App Attack! (A Black Rocket camp)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Robotics Camp

Do you think one day robotics will replace common goods and services in our society? Technology is getting there, and you can jump-start your robotics knowledge by attending a week-long robotics camp. Campers will explore robotics while learning how to build and program a robotic platform. Explore careers impacted by robotics.

Grades: 8-10
Cost: $195
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Make Your First 3D Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students​ ​will​ ​work​ ​in​ ​pairs​ ​or​ ​teams​ ​for​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program.​​

Date: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Portsmouth Campus

Junior Sports Camp

Junior Sports Camp introduces young campers to organized sports to include basketball, volleyball and boxing. Each participant is coached and trained to maximum participation, good sportsmanship, and above all to have fun. They will focus on developing techniques and skills within each sport and gaining a basic understanding of playing a scrimmage in a tournament environment. During the last day, parents will be invited to view a video of all events.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $125
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Register

Young Explorers

Young Explorers Camp will introduce you to various fields of interests and careers. Explore the worlds of science, nursing, business, technology, literature and creative writing, visual and creative arts, criminal justice, and more. You will work hands-on in multiple activities and educational interests designed to help you cultivate your unique identity and build your educational foundation.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $200
Dates: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20 and Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27 (two-week camp)
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Junior Doctors' Camp (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Junior Doctors’ Camp introduces young campers to medicine, science, and the importance of health in an exciting and entertaining way. Not only will students dress like doctors, they will also learn to use instruments that doctors use, and be introduced to the surgical process as they experiment with surgical sutures! The program also introduces to students the various bodily systems and their functions, as well as first aid, CPR, and Heimlich Maneuver. Each student will bring home a real, working stethoscope in addition to worksheets and other course materials. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $165
Dates: Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Register

Norfolk Campus

For the Love of Chocolate!

Start with a chocolate tasting, then learn the history of chocolate and how cocoa beans are grown and processed into chocolate. You will learn to make several candy types to fill your very own chocolate box. No prior experience needed.

Grades: 9-12
Cost: $165

Session 1: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Register for Session 1


Session 2: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. to noon

Register for Session 2

Rustic Breads of Italy

Who doesn't love bread? Learn fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of baking bread through lecture, demonstrations, production and tastings, focusing on the rustic breads of Italy. Focaccia, bread sticks and flat breads are some of the items you will make in this camp.

Grades: 9-12
Cost: $165
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register

Code Breakers (A Black Rocket camp)

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

App Attack! (A Black Rocket camp)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) ​mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and ​students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. ​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​.​

Date: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

It's Cake!

Discover some of the most favored cakes from around the world. Campers will learn and employ the methods and techniques used by professional pastry chefs to make a variety of traditional cakes. German Black Forest Cherry Cake, Australian Pavlova and Japanese Cotton Cheese Cake are part of the culinary landscape we will discover during TCC’s Cake Camp 2018.

Grades: 9-12
Cost: $150
Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Register

Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions)

Drone Superhero Missions (A DroBots Camp)

This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Super Heroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Daredevil in Distress; Batman’s Drone Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register

Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge (A DroBots Camp)

This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students will first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge (A DroBots Camp)

This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition.

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register

Drone Mission Mania (A DroBots Camp)

Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Register

App Attack! (A Black Rocket camp)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) ​mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and ​students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. ​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​.​

Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Minecraft® Designers (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this camp is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the​ ​program. ​Returning​ ​students​ ​can​ ​create​ ​more​ ​advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​.

Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Make Your First 3D Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students​ ​will​ ​work​ ​in​ ​pairs​ ​or​ ​teams​ ​for​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program.​​ ​

Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Code Breakers (A Black Rocket camp)

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

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Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now (A Black Rocket camp)

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will ​learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, t​ake home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR Games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.​

Tuition includes ​an​ ​additional​ supply ​fee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​VR​ ​headset.

Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $185

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $185

Registration for afternoon session

Med School 4 Teens (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Med School 4 Teens Camp introduces young students to medicine, science, and the importance of health in an exciting and entertaining way. Not only will students dress like doctors, they will also learn to use instruments that doctors use, and be introduced to the surgical process as they experiment with surgical sutures! The program also introduces to teens the various bodily systems and their functions, as well as first aid, CPR, and the Heimlich Maneuver. Each student will bring home a real, working stethoscope in addition to worksheets and other course materials. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 9 a.m to noon

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Junior Veterinarian Camp (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Junior Veterinarian Camp encourages campers to explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, they learn how to take care of a pet and to notice physical issues a pet may be experiencing, how to use instruments that veterinarians use, and what to expect at a veterinarian’s office. Each student will take home his/her own stuffed animal dog at the completion of the camp (which he/she will adopt on the first day and take care of throughout the week), along with a journal, adoption certificate, tape measure, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more! Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 5-7
Cost: $165
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

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MinecraftⓇ Modders (A Black Rocket camp)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Virginia Beach Campus

Drone Superhero Missions (A DroBots Camp)

This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Super Heroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Daredevil in Distress; Batman’s Drone Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge (A DroBots Camp)

This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students will first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge (A DroBots Camp)

This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition.

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Drone Mission Mania (A DroBots Camp)

Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Engineering for Kids® Mastering Robotics Engineering- Robotics 101 for Girls

Girls have come a long way from being “Hidden Figures!” This Office of Navy Research-STEM Fleet Forward Initiative, offers this camp for girls from military-related families for 75% of the slots, with remaining seats open to all families. During the Robotics 101 program, students will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Make Your First Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Register for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Med School 4 Teens (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Med School 4 Teens Camp introduces young students to medicine, science, and the importance of health in an exciting and entertaining way. Not only will students dress like doctors, they will also learn to use instruments that doctors use, and be introduced to the surgical process as they experiment with surgical sutures! The program also introduces to teens the various bodily systems and their functions, as well as first aid, CPR, and the Heimlich Maneuver. Each student will bring home a real, working stethoscope in addition to worksheets and other course materials. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 6-8
Cost: $175
Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Time: 9 a.m to noon

Register

Junior Veterinarian Camp (A Little Medical School® Camp)

The Junior Veterinarian Camp encourages campers to explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, they learn how to take care of a pet and to notice physical issues a pet may be experiencing, how to use instruments that veterinarians use, and what to expect at a veterinarian’s office. Each student will take home his/her own stuffed animal dog at the completion of the camp (which he/she will adopt on the first day and take care of throughout the week), along with a journal, adoption certificate, tape measure, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more! Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend.

Grades: 5-7
Cost: $165
Date: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Register

Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now (A Black Rocket camp)

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will ​learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, t​ake home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR Games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.​ ​

Tuition includes ​an​ ​additional​ supply ​fee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​VR​ ​headset.

Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $185

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $185

Registration for afternoon session

Career Exploration Camp

Explore a range of careers from engineering to law enforcement to computer repair to sciences to health care. Spend time in a college library, see a planetarium show, hunt for treasure using electronics, play games and get some exercise.

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Minecraft® Designers (A Black Rocket camp)

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this camp is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the​ ​program. ​Returning​ ​students​ ​can​ ​create​ ​more​ ​advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​.

Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

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Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

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Creative Writing Camp

Explore your creative side by working with college faculty in writing and producing a short play. To keep things fun, explore careers with the Virginia Wizard, spend time in a college library doing some research for your play, see a planetarium show, and even play some games and get some exercise.

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Sports and Games Camp

Campers will have the opportunity to experience games and sports offered at TCC. This camp is unique which allows campers a chance to play soccer, basketball, e-games, table tennis and more. They'll also learn what it is like to apply rec sports to a career. By the end of the week, campers will be planning and leading  their own activities like a pro.

Grades: 5-8
Cost: $150
Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Time: 8 a.m. to noon

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App Attack! (A Black Rocket camp)

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) ​mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and ​students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. ​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​.​​

Date: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Make Your First 3D Video Game! (A Black Rocket camp)

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Date: Monday, July 30  - Friday, August 3

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

SMART Summer Maritime Camp

The Southeastern Maritime and Transportation Center, SMART Summer Maritime Camp is a fun, exciting way for rising 6th - 9th graders to learn about the opportunities that the maritime and transportation industry can offer. Campers will have the opportunity to explore exciting careers available in the area's thriving maritime industry. The camp includes educational maritime adventures and a boatbuilding challenge. Students will take field trips to vessels, ship yards, and get to explore maritime careers. Three scholarships are available for this camp.

Grades: 6-9
Cost: $185
Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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MinecraftⓇ Modders (A Black Rocket camp)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

Registration for morning session


Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Registration for afternoon session

Code Breakers (A Black Rocket camp)

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Date: Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17

Morning session: 9 a.m. to noon
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $165

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Afternoon session: 1 to 4 p.m.
Grades: 6-9
Cost: $165

Register for afternoon session

Additional Important Information


Camp hosts

Each camp will have a camp host to meet the campers and oversee the sign in and sign out process. The host remains with the campers all day. The name and contact information for the host will be shared with parents in a welcome letter the week before the camp.

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.)