Summer Camps

Exciting summer camps for middle and high school-level students

Discover something new this summer with Thomas Nelson's summer camps, designed for middle and high-school level students. Our camps will allow you to discover the entrepreneur within you, learn the latest skills and tools used in today’s manufacturing industry or become a real-life forensic scientist… there's no limit to what you can discover this summer at Thomas Nelson.

Peninsula K-Next!

Camp-goers, rising seventh to tenth grade students, will explore the world of entrepreneurship through a hands-on introduction to manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurship skills. This camp introduces manufacturing to the next generation of inventors, engineers and manufacturers, while allowing them to design, produce and manufacture products using CNC programming and manufacturing machines. The camp emphasizes product creation, quality, problem solving, critical thinking and team building. Camp-goers will also visit area advanced manufacturers, including NASA Langley, for an up-close look at today’s manufacturing.

Cost: $77 per student includes: materials, lunch, snacks and field trips.

Imagineering! & Creative Technology

Imagineering is the perfect camp for students who have previously attended Peninsula K-Next! Imagineering camp-goers, rising seventh to tenth grade students, will focus on more advanced technological skills and additional entrepreneurship skills. Campers have an opportunity to explore the world of entrepreneurship from product concept to prototyping using in-depth CAD (computer assisted design) programs and 3D printing machines. Students develop a production and business plan and a prototype of their product to present to a panel of judges, seeking funding, similar to the television show “Shark Tank.”

Cost: $99 per student includes: materials, lunch, snacks and field trips.

Summer Science Camp

From DNA and unseen microbes around us, to the chemistry of our bodies and the processes that shape our planet, science provides us with a better understanding of the world and ourselves. Middle school students can unlock their curiosity during Thomas Nelson’s Summer Science Camp. The exciting curriculum is filled with hands-on, interactive activities led by Thomas Nelson’s Science faculty. Don’t miss this exciting, educational opportunity to experience enriched instruction and explore the wonders of science.

Campers will participate in two science labs each day and enjoy featured speakers and group activities. Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided each day.

The Hover Games

The Hover Games is perfect for students who have previously attended Imagineering. Camp-goers, rising eighth to eleventh grade students, will have an opportunity to build, program, and fly a “quadcopter.” In addition to the use of CAD and 3D printers throughout the week, campers will also visit state-of-the-art companies operating in the world of unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones. At the end of the week campers will showcase their quadcopters and flying skills at the camp’s rodeo.

Cost: $99 per student per student includes: materials, lunch, snacks and field trips.

Summer Technology Camp

High school campers, grades 9–12, will participate in technology labs everyday, enjoy featured speakers and group activities during this week-long camp. The technology camp will feature the following labs: Computer Programming for Gamers, Automotive for the New Owner, Where Technology Meets the Road, and Mechatronics. Snacks will be provided everyday.

Summer Tech Camp

Historic Triangle campus

If you’re curious about technology and how computer games and apps are created the tech camp at the Thomas Nelson Historic Triangle is for you. Campers age 7 -13 are invited to learn more about how their interest in technology can positively shape the future. Camp partners include W-JCC Community Action Agency, Sylvan Learning, and several local community groups, donors and volunteers.