STEM Camp: Camps and Institutes

STEM: Students currently in grades 3-5 and 8-9 are eligible for our exciting STEM summer camps.

STEM Camp is designed to give students the opportunity to explore engineering careers and technology as they rotate through different classes over a one week program.

Topics of Interest

The following is a list of summer 2018 topics. Specific 2019 topics and classes will be posted in January.

Grades 3-5

  • 3D Design and Printing
  • Interactive Coding
  • Renewable Energy

Grades 8-9

  • Arduino in Action


Students in grades 3-5 and grades 8-9 (during the 2018-19 school year) are eligible for STEM summer camps. (Students currently in grades 6-7 may attend Tech Adventure Camp.)

All students are welcome:

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

Program Information

Dates and Times

  • Session 1: June 24 - June 28, 2019
  • Session 2: July 8 - July 12, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students cannot register for both sessions. Session 2 is a repeat of Session 1.


Fairfax High School


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 June 11, view the lunch menu by school location. Vending machines are available.



There is bus transportation from 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/guardian. The confirmation email sent after registering includes the bus schedule.


Registration will be open from February 4 to June 23, 2019.

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

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

  • Birth certificate.
  • Medical evidence of immunization.
  • The most recent 2018-19 school report card.


Reduced fee and tuition waivers are not available.



All students must deliver the appropriate form(s) to school the first day of the camp:

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.