Online Summer Camps


Welcome to the "Kids CAN" Summer Programs, where creativity knows no bounds! Explore our exciting courses bite-sized designed to unleash your child's imagination and develop essential skills in various domains.

Each course is designed with 3-4 weeks of content. That being said, they're very customizable to account for summer schedules.

The courses can be self-paced and students will have 1-year access. Learning is asynchronous, but there are weekly synchronous office hours on Zoom. Optional synchronous learning and mentorship is also available via Zoom, with small group lessons (5-15/group) allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. These will become available upon registration. Contact eleamaria@vt.edu with any questions!

Why Choose "Kids CAN" Camps?

  • Engaging Curriculum: Our courses are designed to be fun, interactive, and educational, catering to various interests and skill levels.
  • Experienced Instructors: Our instructors are experienced professionals passionate about nurturing young talent and fostering creativity.
  • Flexible Schedule: With flexible scheduling options, your child can embark on their learning journey at their own pace.
  • End-of-Course Achievement: Each participant will have the opportunity to showcase their work and accomplishments, whether it's a published book, a fully developed game, or a website they can be proud of!

Summer Camp Offerings:

Tuition: $174.99 per camp PRE-SALE PERIOD (expires 4/15/24)

Rates will go up to $249.99 per camp


"Kids CAN" Code & Publish a Roblox Game Camp:

Camp Description:

Dive into the exciting world of game development with our Roblox camp! Geared towards kids aged 8-13, this course empowers participants to design and create their own Roblox games using Roblox Studio and Lua scripting language. From designing obstacles to coding gameplay mechanics, participants will bring their game ideas to life and share them with friends.

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Description: Design and publish your own Roblox game while learning the basics of game development and coding.

  • Ages: 8-14
  • Frequency: 2-3 times per week
  • Duration: 3 weeks

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn Roblox Studio fundamentals
  • Understand game design principles
  • Develop basic Lua scripting skills
  • Create and publish a custom Roblox game

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Roblox Studio and game design
  • Week 2: Coding basics with Lua scripting
  • Week 3: Building and testing your Roblox game

"Kids CAN" Write & Publish A Book Camp:

Camp Description:

Join our immersive summer program and unlock the secrets of storytelling! In this course, kids aged 7-17 will embark on an exciting adventure to become published authors. Through interactive workshops, guided writing sessions, and personalized feedback, participants will bring their imaginative stories to life and see their work published in a professionally-bound book.

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Description: Dive into the world of storytelling and become a published author!

  • Ages: 7-17
  • Frequency: 2-3 times per week
  • Duration: 4 weeks

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop creative writing skills
  • Understand the elements of storytelling
  • Learn the publishing process
  • Gain confidence in expressing ideas through writing
  • Become a published author!

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Introduction to storytelling
  • Weeks 2-3: Character development and plot creation
  • Week 4: Editing, revisions, and publishing

"Kids CAN" Create & Write Songs Camp:

Camp Description:

Discover the art of songwriting and unleash your musical talent in our summer camp for aspiring songwriters! Geared towards kids aged 8-13, this program offers hands-on experience in lyric writing, melody composition, and music production. Participants will learn to express themselves through music and create original songs.

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Description: Unleash your musical creativity and learn the art of songwriting.

  • Ages: 8-13
  • Frequency: 2-3 times per week
  • Duration: 3 weeks

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop songwriting skills
  • Understand music theory fundamentals
  • Learn to compose melodies and lyrics
  • Gain confidence in performing and sharing songs

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Introduction to songwriting and music theory
  • Week 2: Melody composition and lyric writing
  • Week 3: Recording and performing your original songs

"Kids CAN" Research & Become a Scientist Camp:

Camp Description:

Tailored for kids aged 8-15, this program offers a captivating exploration of the latest STEM findings and breakthroughs. Participants will dive into fascinating scientific topics, and delve into research to uncover the most intriguing discoveries. The highlight of the program is the opportunity to write and publish a scientific review paper on a topic of their choice, allowing participants to share their passion for science with the world.

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Description: Explore STEM topics while writing and publishing a scientific review.

  • Ages: 8-15
  • Frequency: 2-3 times per week
  • Duration: 3 weeks

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore diverse STEM disciplines and topics
  • Conduct hands-on experiments and investigations
  • Develop critical thinking and research skills
  • Communicate scientific findings through writing

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Introduction to STEM disciplines and research methodologies
  • Week 2: Hands-on exploration of STEM topics
  • Week 3: Writing and publishing scientific review papers

"Kids CAN" Create & Publish A Website With AI Camp:

Camp Description:

Build your digital presence and unleash your creativity with our website design camp! Tailored for kids aged 7-16, this course provides hands-on experience in web development, artificial intelligence, graphic design, and content creation. Participants will learn to build their own websites from scratch using user-friendly tools and platforms.

Create & Publish Your Website

Description: Build and showcase your own website while learning how to use AI and essential web development skills.

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Frequency: 2-3 times per week
  • Duration: 3 weeks

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand web development basics
  • Learn graphic design principles
  • Create engaging website content
  • Publish and showcase your website online
  • Craft engaging website content optimized for user interaction and AI integration.

Itinerary:

  • Week 1: Introduction to web development, AI, and design
  • Week 2: Content creation and layout design
  • Week 3: Publishing and sharing your website online

Weekly Office Hours (Virtual):

Participants can join to ask questions, seek guidance, and receive feedback on their progress throughout the week.

The rest of the camp activities, including lessons, experiments, and project work, are asynchronous, allowing participants to engage with the material at their own pace and convenience.


Parents & Students Love Our Programs!

  • Success Rate: Our programs boast a 100% student success rate!
  • Our Commitment: Our goal is to make all students successful. We work personally with all families to help publish your work!