Tech Adventure Camp

A summer enrichment and exploratory program in career and technical education for students in grades K - 5.

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 K-5 during the 2023-24 school year.

Tech Adventure Camp Program Information


Open to students in grades K-5 during the 2023-24 school year. Students must be at least six years old by the first day of camp.

Students currently in grades 6-11 may participate in CTE Summer Academy.

Space is limited and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled.

two students and an adult working with a robotAll students are welcome:

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

Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.


  • July 8 - 12, 2024
  • July 15 - 19, 2024
  • July 22 - 26, 2024


  • 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Early drop off begins at 7:30 a.m.

LocationDr. Reid with some students and their cooking projects

Lake Braddock Secondary School


  • $275 per week
    • Fairfax County Public School students eligible for free and reduced lunch: No tuition.*

*To be eligible, students must apply on Free and Reduced Meals website. You must allow your benefits to be shared or submit the Consent to Share Information Form.

Classes and Daily Schedule

Students are divided into groups based on their grade level during the time of registration. Students will rotate through 5 classes every day. Their classes are STEAM, health, trade and industrial, FCS, and business and marketing.

Students will also have a 25 minute recess each day.

2024 Themes and Course Description

July 8 - 12: Swashbuckling Adventure

Ahoy mateys! Jump aboard the S.S. CTE as we search for pirates, treasure, and mermaids. We may even spot the infamous Jolly Roger. Don’t be a landlubber and join in on the pirate fun this week!

July 15 - 19: Crazy Cool Careers

We had so much fun learning about careers last summer that we’re bringing it back this year! Don’t worry, the careers we explore will be brand new this summer! Learn about exciting careers related to Career and Technical Education. We’re exploring uncommon careers and performing tasks related to these unique career opportunities.

July 22 - 26: Budding Botanists

Grab your rake and shovel, we’re bringing the garden inside this week! It’s time to learn more about fruits, vegetables, and other plants, and how we grow them. We’re also exploring how to be the healthiest gardeners we can be!

three students working on a project at tech adventure campLunch

Students will have a 30-minute lunch break every day. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. 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.


Dates: February 1, 2024 to June 7, 2024

How to Register

Camp Agreement: As part of the registration process, parents and students must agree to the following lab safety rules, use of digital resources, and food guidelines.

Required Forms

All students must deliver the following forms(s) if they apply to your student by the first day of the camp. Forms can be printed and brought on the first day of camp.

Non-FCPS students must deliver the following forms prior to the first day of the camp. Forms can be emailed to Beth Mehr.

Non-FCPS students must also provide a copy of the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical evidence of immunization
  • The most recent 2023-24 school report card

Documents can be

  • emailed to: [email protected]
  • mailed to: 
    FCPS-ACE, Department C 
    6815 Edsall Rd. 
    Springfield, VA 22151

Students without the appropriate forms will not be able to participate until the forms are submitted.

Refund Information

Refund requests must be submitted online. Please see Full Refund Details for additional information and deadlines.

Tech Adventure Camp at Home

Explore Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses from home at your own pace! This FREE resource includes activity guides and supply lists needed to create several fun projects in STEAM, cooking, health, trades, business and marketing areas. 

Students can access these guides by visiting the Enrichment Activities Google Site. Students must log in using their FCPS G Suite account (a student's ID number followed by


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

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