Tech Adventure Camp

A summer enrichment and exploratory program in career and technical education for students in grades 2 - 6.

COVID-19 Update

Due to building closures, the in-person Tech Adventure Camp is cancelled for summer 2020. 

Refunds

We are working to process refunds for all cancelled courses. Refund information.

Tech Adventure Camp at Home - Summer 2020

Tech Adventure Camp at Home, offered by Career and Technical Education (CTE), is providing free resources for students to do fun and engaging activities at home. The activities are similar to those done during previous in-person summer camps and are organized by CTE program areas: Business and Marketing, Culinary Arts, Trade and Industrial, STEAM, and Health and Medical.

Tech Adventure Camp at Home guides are available on FCPS 24-7 Learning through the Continuity of Learning Resources under the CTE Enrichment heading for both Elementary and Middle and High School Resources.

Students can also access the guides by visiting the Google Site. You must log in to the site with a student's FCPS email address, which is a student's ID number followed by @fcpsschools.net.

Tech Adventure Camp Is Back Next Summer! 

We are already planning for next summer, and details will be posted here in February 2021.

The Program - Summer 2021

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a weekly exploratory camp designed to give students the opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, business and marketing areas. The camp is open to students in grades 2-6 during the 2020-21 school year. 

Eligibility

Open to students in grades 2-6 during the 2021-22 school year.

All students are welcome:

  • FCPS students.
  • Students enrolled in private schools.
  • Students who are homeschooled.
  • Non-Fairfax County residents.

Program Information

Dates and Times

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., three week in July

Classes and Daily Schedule

Students have five classes every day. There is one 55 minute class in STEAM, health and medical, culinary, trade and industrial, and business and marketing every day. 

2021 Themes and Course Descriptions

  • Week 1: Young Entrepreneurs: Food Truck Edition!

Are you ready to become a Food Truck Master? Learn what it takes to start a food truck business. Design the truck, create healthy recipes, and determine the marketing plan. Campers will also cook recipes for their food truck! 

  • Week 2: The Great Rescue Mission

Your mission: prepare for and complete a rescue expedition. Help people in emergencies and promote the efforts of others.  Mission accomplished!

  • Week 3: CTE Olympics

Competition is building in the CTE pathways! Go behind the scenes in the athletic world to learn how athletes perform. Tackle sports marketing. Score at keeping athletes safe. Campers may do light physical activities to learn about the health of athletes. 

Lunch

Students will have a 30-minute lunch break every day.

FCPS Food Services provides lunch for $3.50 or students may bring a lunch from home. FCPS students can use their school accounts or pay with cash. Non-FCPS students can pay with cash.

Starting mid-June (specific date TBD), view the lunch menu by school location. Vending machines are available.

Transportation

There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Fairfax High School pyramid. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Transportation information will be communicated to families prior to the start of the program.

Tuition

Reduced fee and tuition waivers are not available.

Tech Explorers: $275

Tech Pioneers: $275

Extended Day Classes

Adult and Community Education (ACE) offers academic and enrichment classes at Fairfax High School from 2:30-5:30 p.m. after camp ends for the day. These classes are an extra cost, and student pick-up at 5:30 p.m. is the responsibility of the parent.

Contact

For more information about Tech Adventure Camp, contact Beth Mehr.

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