Tech Adventure Camp

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

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.

$275 per week

Contact

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

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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.

CTE Enrichment Activities

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) office provides free resources for students to do fun and engaging activities at home. These 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
  • Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)
  • Health and Medical.

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 @fcpsschools.net).