Tech Adventure Camp

2017-2018 Information

Registration for all summer camps and institutes opens February 5, 2018.

Tech Adventure Camp is designed to give students the opportunity to explore careers and technology as they rotate through eight areas over a two-week program. The camp is open to students in grades 5-7 during the 2017-18 school year.

Auto Technology

Campers will have the opportunity to work in an auto shop environment performing a variety of tasks. The focus will be on maintenance items and specific tool usage, with a focus on tools they’re unlikely to see at home.

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

Campers will participate in a crime scene investigation. They will have to perform hair, blood, fiber, fingerprint, and handwriting analysis to locate the culprit in a crime. Students get so involved in solving the crime they forget they are learning science.

Culinary Arts

Campers will experience culinary delights from France, Mexico, Italy, Greece and China. Students will learn how to prepare international dishes ranging from breakfast to dessert. Come fly with us and open your mind to new flavors.

Drone Flight School

Campers will learn the basics of drone operation, assembly, safety, and maneuvers. At the end of camp they’ll earn a certificate from Tech Adventure Flight School and take home their own drone kit to refine their flight skills.

Gears & Transportation

Campers will be introduced to AutoDesk Inventor Parametric Modeling software, to create and assemble gear sets. Additionally, students will individually create a battery powered, gear driven car as a take home project. Skill acquisitions includes Inventor 3D parts creation and part assemblies, electrical assemblies, wire stripping, wire splicing, soldering, and some woodworking.

Planes, Rays and Cars

Campers will design and create their own dog tags with a laser cutter, and build their own Mountain Lion airplane, pizza box solar oven, and mouse trap car. Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat, because we'll be going outside to test each.

Projectiles in Motion

Campers will build a trebuchet - flinging projectiles like those medieval machines while focusing on height, velocity, and distance. Students will investigate forces in motion while making prediction and data analysis. Students will also see these concepts in action: levers, inertia, counterweights, and friction.  

Tiny Technology is Big!

Campers will be able to learn how to setup Raspberry Pi mini-computers and begin exploring the world of mini-computing. Students will take home Raspberry Pi Zero mini-computer at the end of camp.

Transportation:

Bus transportation is provided from FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock pyramid. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. The bus schedule is included in the confirmation email received after registration.

Registration Forms:

Please complete the appropriate form(s) and have your student deliver them to school the first day of the program:

Dates & Student Hours:

Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:

Lake Braddock Secondary School

Eligibility:

The camp is open to students in grades 5-7 during the 2017-18 school year.
FCPS students, county residents who are enrolled in private schools or home schooled, and non-Fairfax County residents are encouraged to register.

Tuition:

$425

Registration:

Non-FCPS students must provide a copy of the following documents which can be emailed to SummerDocs@fcps.edu or mailed to:

FCPS-ACE, Department A
6815 Edsall Rd,
Springfield, VA 22151

  • birth certificate
  • medical evidence of immunization
  • a most recent 2017-18 school report card

Registration will be open from February 5 to June 25, 2018.

Lunch:

FCPS Food Services provides lunch for $3.25 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 June 11, view the lunch menu by school location. Vending machines are available.

Extended Day Classes:

ACE (Adult and Community Education) will offer academically and enrichment focused week long classes at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 2:30-5:30 p.m. after Tech Adventure Camp ends for the day. These classes are an additional cost and student pick-up at 5:30 p.m. is the responsibility of the parent. Register for these camps at the same time you register for Tech Adventure Camp: K-6 and Secondary.

Contact:

tmin@fcps.edu
  • Tech Adventure Camp Agreement Form

    This agreement advises you of the personal protective requirements for your student to participate in the automotive technology portion of Tech Adventure Camp. It is to be signed by both the parent and the student. Additionally, this form is intended to inform the Culinary Instructors at Tech Adventure Camp of any and all food related concerns your student may possess. By signing this form, you give permission for culinary teachers to contact you should there be a question or concern involving food allergies or sensitivities. On this form, please list any and all food substances that your child is NOT allowed to eat due to a religious or physical explanation.