Tech Adventure Camp: Camps and Institutes

2018-2019 Information

Registration is now closed!

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 2018-19 school year.

Topics of Interest

The following is a list of the Summer 2019 topics.

  • Garage Squad: Learn how to do common automotive tasks and have a chance to test out what you have learned.
  • Take Cover with the Hover: Convert a flying  RC drone into a RC hovercraft, using simple hand tools. Then learn how to hover along the floor and practice controlling the hovercraft on a track/course.
  • Sweet Shop: Learn how to create marketing designs for a bakery business. Then design your own cookies for your business and bring your designs to life.
  • Ride the Wind: Learn about flight and glider design and create your own wing design. Also learn how to fabricate using tools and materials.
  • Solar Racers: Build and test small solar/battery cars and learn about gear ratios, photovoltaic cells, and circuits.
  • How to Catch a Thief: Learn basic law enforcement techniques used to identify and apprehend offenders and process evidence. Activities will include fingerprinting, photo line-ups, basic self-defense techniques, and more!
  • That’s A Wrap: Lights...Camera...Action! It’s a wrap! Follow your instructors down the Tech Adventure Camp walk of fame and learn how to prepare today’s most popular street foods.

Eligibility

Students in grades 5-7 (during the 2018-19 school year) are eligible for Tech Adventure Camp. (Students currently in grades 3-4 or 8-9 may attend STEM 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

July 15 - July 26, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location

Fairfax High School

Lunch

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.

Contact

CKKirby@fcps.edu

Transportation

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

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 SummerDocs@fcps.edu 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.

Tuition

Reduced fee and tuition waivers are not available.

$425

Forms

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.

  • 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.