Summer Camps | Thomas Nelson Community College

Summer Camps

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; there's no limit to what you can discover this summer at Thomas Nelson.

Summer Science Camp

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

Middle school students can unlock their curiosity as they explore issues related to the Chesapeake Bay during the Thomas Nelson Summer Science Camp. This exciting curriculum gives students hands-on science experiments conducted in our labs. Investigation of Bay topics relating to biology, chemistry, geology and physics will be included in the four-day camp. Don’t miss this exciting educational opportunity to unlock the scientist in you!

LSAMP Summer Bridge Program

  • Hampton campus

Minority Students are invited to participate in Thomas Nelson Community College’s Summer Bridge Program funded by Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Grant. The goal of this five-day summer program is to provide you with the resources needed to successfully start your (STEM) career preparation at Thomas Nelson.

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. Rising 3rd through 8th grade students are invited to learn more about how their interest in technology can positively shape the future. Camp partners include Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital, W-JCC Community Action Agency, Sylvan Learning, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Bill and Janice Grace and several local community groups, donors and volunteers.

The Hover Games

  •  Peninsula Workforce Development Center

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.