Summer STEM Camps

The Governor’s School for Science & Technology’s STEM summer camps are for rising 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders who are looking to increase their scientific knowledge and who exhibit a high aptitude for learning, a positive attitude, and appropriate behavior. Courses are taught through hands-on experiments that are instructive, exciting, and fun!! The camp is divided into four, eight-day sessions. Students will choose one of five courses per session to enroll in; Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Engineering, Environmental Science or Webpage Design/Programming.

Students will explore STEM concepts through discussion and hands­-on, inquiry-based activities. Activities in the different areas might include:

  • “Fermi questions” and quick challenges in creativity and design
  • physics of sound and waves
  • design and testing hover craft
  • chemical analysis for “unknowns”
  • crime lab
  • atmospheric processes and pollutants
  • plant sampling using quadrat and transect methods
  • animal behavior
  • dissection
  • web page development
  • introduction to programming
  • and MUCH, MUCH MORE.

Sessions (Sessions run Monday through Thursday)
Session 1 AM: June 22 - July 2, 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Session 1 PM: June 22 - July 2, 12:30 PM until 4:00 PM

Session 2 AM: July 6 – July 16, 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Session 2 PM: July 6 – July 16, 12:30 PM until 4:00 PM

Tuition and Registration
Tuition is $215.00 per student, per session. A $30 discount is offered to students that stay all day!

Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited, so register early! Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.

Make checks payable to New Horizons Regional Education Centers and return to:
New Horizons Regional Education Centers
Attention: Jennifer Haislip
520 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666

Printable Camp Registration Form  

Frequently Asked Questions
Is transportation provided?
Transportation is NOT provided.

Are meals provided?
Meals are NOT provided. Students attending both the AM and PM sessions should bring a bagged lunch; supervision will be provided for those students staying for both sessions. Additionally, vending machines are available for that student that may want a snack or beverage.

Who teaches the camps?
Governor’s School high school students, supervised by a certified teacher, teach the camp courses.

Will classes repeat activities from last summer?
Classes will not repeat activities from last summer. Students will be exposed to new material and challenges.

2014 STEM Camp Parent Testimonial
"I would like to thank the Governor's School Summer Camp Staff for the wonderful experience that was afforded to my daughter. She raved everyday about the great time she was having. She met new friends and gained invaluable knowledge. Her father and I am grateful for the time and effort that was given to our daughter."