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Summer Camps

Discover something new this summer with Thomas Nelson's summer camps, designed for elementary and middle school aged students. Our camps will allow you to discover the entrepreneur within you; there's no limit to what you can discover this summer at Thomas Nelson.


S.T.E.A.M Camps

  • Hampton campus
  • $199
  • Scholarships Available

This summer kids 8-14 can enjoy a variety of STEAM camps at campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg. Campers will Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, learn 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, learn scripting and logic statements as they create mods! Campers will also learn how to use code in making their ideas become reality, and create their first platformer video game using characters they choose! So many opportunities at one of the programs below. *

Ages 8-10

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 – ROBLOX Coders & Entrepreneurs:  July 15 – 19, 1 – 4 p.m.           

Hampton – Code Breakers: July 29 – Aug. 2, 1 – 4 p.m.   

*For additional information about STEAM Camps email or call (757) 825-4065.

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Summer STEM Camp

  • Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Hampton campus
  • Free
  • Open to middle school students

Rising middle school students can unlock their curiosity as they explore issues related to space during the Thomas Nelson Summer STEM Camp. This exciting curriculum gives students hands-on science experiments and activities conducted in our science and computer labs. Investigation of space related  topics relating to biology, chemistry, drones, computers and physics will be included in the four-day camp. Do not miss this exciting educational opportunity to unlock the scientist in you!

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Summer Tech Camp

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

Advanced Robotics

Learn to code your own robot!  During this class your team will learn to program a robot. You will see firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot and maneuver around obstacles. The camp is open to rising 3rd through 8th  graders throughout the Historic Triangle area.  If you have questions regarding the Historic Triangle Summer Tech Camp, contact the Provost's Office at 757-253-4880. Applications can be e-mailed to or faxed to 757-253-4335.


*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.


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