Each year, the GSST operates a summer Science and summer Computer camp. The Computer Camp is for students going into 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, who are interested in computers and math, and who exhibit a high aptitude for learning, a positive attitude, and appropriate behavior.
Students will chose one course per Session; Webpage Design, C++ (text-based programming), Java (Graphics) or Robotics (Legos or VEX).
The Science Camp is for students going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, who are interested in science and math and who exhibit a high aptitude for learning, a positive attitude, and appropriate behavior. Science courses encompass biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, astronomy, and mathematics. Courses are taught through hands-on experiments that are instructive, exciting, and fun!!
Session 1 - June 17 through June 27, 2013 (8 days)
Session 2 - July 1 through July 11, 2013 (7 days)
Camps meet Monday through Thursday only; due to energy conservation issues, camps will not meet on Fridays. Furthermore, camps will not meet on Thursday, July 4th.
Camp Times (Session 1 and Session 2)
Science Camp - 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Computer Camp - 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Tuition and Registration
Tuition for Session 1 is $180.00 per camp, per student, and tuition for Session 2 is $160.00 per camp, per student. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited, so register early!
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
Online Registration Form
Printable Computer Camp Registration Form
Printable Science Camp Registration Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Is transportation provided?
Transportation is NOT provided.
Are meals provided?
Meals are NOT provided. Students attending both camps who are not being picked up between camps may bring a bagged lunch; supervision will be provided for those students staying for both camps. Additionally, vending machines are available for those student that may want a snack.
Is Session 1 a repeat of Session 2 or will new material be covered each session?
The camp is being revamped under new direction for the 2013 sessions. Because this is involving a great deal of planning and preparation, all components for the first session will be repeated for the second session. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, and can experience distinctly different information and activities by going to the science component during one session and either computer or robotics during the other. The computer session will be divided into three components -- beginning, intermediate, and advanced, with ability-appropriate activities for each; so, if a student is really interested in computers, he/she may attend both sessions in two different ability levels, or repeat the same ability level to reinforce the concepts covered.
What are some examples of activities done in camp?
During the science camp, all students will rotate through four different content areas -- Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Environmental Science. Topics will be content-area specific, but may also include activities in Problem Solving, Myth Busters, Astronomy, and Engineering. The computer camp offers web page design, creating Java games and programs, checkers, hangman, and tic-tac-toe games, writing and programming games, as well as programs in Pascal and C++. All classes in all content areas will involve hands-on experiments and projects.
Who teaches the camps?
Governor's School students, supervised by a certified teacher, teach the camp courses.
For more information, contact Jennifer Haislip at email@example.com or 757-766-0000.