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Summer Campers Hitting Campuses Soon

May 31, 2019
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Grade school students of various ages will converge on campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg when Thomas Nelson’s summer camps series begins in July. Serving elementary, middle and high school students, the six weeklong camps are scheduled through August.

Details, including links to register, are available at

S.T.E.A.M. CampsVarious S.T.E.A.M. camps at campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg will let campers ages 8 – 14 discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®. Participants also will learn how to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using visual and text-based programming; use their favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming; and learn scripting and logic statements as they create mods. Campers also will learn how to use code in making their ideas become reality and create their first platformer video game using characters they choose.

Ages 8-10
Hampton – Minecraft Modders: July 8-12, 1 – 4 p.m.      
Hampton – ROBLOX Coders & Entrepreneurs: July 15 – 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hampton – Code Breakers:  July 29 – Aug. 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.         

Ages 8-14
Hampton - Make Your First Video Game! - July 22 – 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.     
Hampton - Make Your First Video Game!  - July 22 – 26, 1 - 4 p.m. 

Ages 11-14
Hampton – Minecraft Modders:  July 8-12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Hampton – ROBLOX Coders & Entrepreneurs:  July 15 – 19, 1 – 4 p.m.           
Hampton – Code Breakers: July 29 – Aug. 2, 1 – 4 p.m.   

For more information about S.T.E.A.M. camps, email or call (757) 865-3122.

Summer STEM Camp: This free four-day camp will let rising middle school students unlock their curiosity exploring many space-related topics through hands-on science experiments and activities conducted in the College’s science and computer labs. The camp will include investigation of space-related topics linking to biology, chemistry, drones, computers and physics. 

Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Hampton campus

Summer Tech Camp - Advanced Robotics: Campers will learn how to code their own robot. Grouped in teams, participants will learn to program a robot seeing firsthand how their program translates into action while attempting to control their robot and maneuver around obstacles. The camp is open to rising third- through eighth-graders. The camp is free to residents of the Grove community in James City County through the generous support of Dominion Energy, Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital, the Rotary Club of the Virginia Peninsula, and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.

Monday, Aug. 5 - Friday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 12 - 4 p.m., Historic Triangle campus