Exciting Career Exploration Academies

Summer Academies are exciting career-exploration camps for youth that harness the power of STEM education and experiential learning. Students gain valuable skills as they learn from experts in some of the most in-demand careers! 

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Middle School Career Camp Offerings (Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders)

Advanced Manufacturing July 16-20 (M-F) 8:00am-12:00pm $140
Culinary July 11-13 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm $140
Culinary July18-20 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm $140
Culinary July 25-27 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm $140
Emergency (EMS) June 25-27 (M-W) 8:00am-3:00pm $140
Make Your First 3D Video Game (Black Rocket) July 9-13 (M-F) 8:30am-11:30am $160
Mechatronics July 30 - August 1 (M-W) 8:00am-3:00pm $160
ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs (Black Rocket) July 16-20 (M-F) 8:30am-11:30am $160
The Art of Engineering July 11-13 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm $160
Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (Black Rocket) June 18-22 (M-F) 8:30am-11:30am $160


High School Career Camp Offerings (Rising 9th and 10th graders)

Advanced Engineering July 11-13 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm $140
Arcs and Sparks (Welding) July 18-20 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm $160
Automotive June 25-29 (M-F) 8:00am-12:00pm $140
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) June 25-27 (M-W) 8:00am-3:00pm $140
Cybersecurity July 23-27 (M-F) 8:00am-12:00pm $140
Summer Career Academy Scholarships

A limited quantity of camp scholarships are available and may be obtained from the Workforce Solutions Office. Scholarships awards are based on income eligibility requirements. Only one scholarship per student will be awarded. Please contact Debra Short at the Workforce Office to obtain an application, (434) 832-7622 or shortd@centralvirginia.edu.