During the summer months, an abundance of campers fill IALR’s hallways and classrooms where they learn and experience STEM firsthand. IALR also provides camp opportunities throughout the school year on non-school days including winter and spring breaks. In collaboration with several partners, IALR offers a variety of STEM related camps for students in grades PreK-12. The camps allow students to explore STEM topics in fun and engaging settings.

2021 IALR Summer Camps

We are gearing up for an exciting summer at IALR! Registration for summer camps will open April 15, 2021. You can register for camps by clicking on the links below. There are two exciting formats this year, online only and in-person!

ONLINE ONLY CAMPS

We have again partnered with Black Rocket to offer Virtual STEM Camps. Registration and camp information can be found here. After registering, you will receive further communication and technical assistance, if needed, directly from Black Rocket. Please be sure to note the technology specifications for each camp prior to registration. Cost ranges from $135-$169 depending on the camp. If you are applying for a scholarship, please send an email and/or the scholarship application to dana.silicki@ialr.org PRIOR to registering as participants receiving scholarships will be given a coupon code to input with registration.

Please note: Registration for each class closes at 7PM three days before the class starts, there will be no exceptions.

CodeVA is also offering several online camps. Please visit https://www.codevirginia.org/students-programs/classes/ for information and registration.

IN-PERSON CAMPS

*Masks will be required for all participants.*

Camp registration includes snacks, supplies, water bottle and a face mask. You may pay by credit card when you register, credit card information cannot be given over the phone. If you are paying by check/money order, please make them payable to “IALR” and mail to:

IALR
Attn: Dana Silicki
150 Slayton Ave.
Danville, VA 24540

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, email dana.silicki@ialr.org.

REQUIRED FORMS

When you register, you will receive an email with required camp forms attached within three business days. These must be returned, with payment, within five business days of receipt of the forms or you may lose your child’s spot in camp. This will be enforced to be fair to students on waiting lists as many camps quickly fill up.

You may also download the required forms here:

Health History Form

Code of Conduct 

Photo Release

If you would like to apply for a camp scholarship, please register for the camp, fill out, and return the attached scholarship application within five business days. Your child’s spot will be reserved while scholarship applications are being reviewed.

LUNCH

In order to keep cost down, lunch is not provided this summer, please make sure your child(ren) packs lunch each day.

CAMPER ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE

Camp activities are from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Participants must be signed in and out daily. Participants should arrive no earlier than 8:15AM and must be picked up no later than 4:40PM.

REFUNDS

Refunds will be given only with a two-week (14 calendar days) notice prior to the start date of the SSA camp for which you wish to cancel registration. The advance notice must be sent via email to dana.silicki@ialr.org. No exceptions will be made to this policy.

IALR reserves the right to cancel any camp. If a camp is cancelled, a refund will be issued and electronic notification will be made to all paid registrants.

CAMP TOPICS

The cost for each camp is $125 which includes snacks, supplies, water bottle, and a face mask. Please make sure your child(ren) packs lunch each day.

Campers will participate in both topics, spending half their day in each topic. Campers will be split into two groups of 8 based on their age.


June 14-18, 2021
Rising 3-9th graders
Cost: $125

16 participants

Minecraft® Redstone Engineers
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!

Makerspace
The engaging, hands-on activities in this camp allow students to explore, learn, and have fun while using their creativity and problem-solving skills. With lots of opportunities to create and explore, campers will use their critical thinking skills and creativity to complete exciting challenges. Campers will also engage in crafts and free exploration with a variety of art supplies and building materials.

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June 21-25, 2021
Rising 3-9th graders
Cost: $125

16 participants

Code Breakers
Calling all future coders, programmers,& designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Getting Tactical with Technology
Are you interested in robots, building wooden bridges, or exploring the world of technology? This camp focuses on principles of the Engineering Design process. Problem solving skills are taught in an explorative and engaging environment; where students will learn to build and program Lego robots, design and test balsa wood bridges, and compete in two design process challenges. Come get tactical with technology!

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June 28- July 2, 2021
Rising 3-9th graders
Cost: $125

16 participants

Getting Tactical with Technology
Are you interested in robots, building wooden bridges, or exploring the world of technology? This camp focuses on principles of the Engineering Design process. Problem solving skills are taught in an explorative and engaging environment; where students will learn to build and program Lego robots, design and test balsa wood bridges, and compete in two design process challenges. Come get tactical with technology!

Rockets, Wings & Flying Things
Let’s get to FLYING! Where can you go that you actually get to be the pilot? In this camp we will of course try our hand at flying different items while also creating our own planes, rockets and experimenting with different objects and understanding how wings operate! We will have an amazing time flying different objects

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June 28- July 1, 2021
8:30am – 2:30pm
Rising 8-10th graders
Cost: FREE
10 participants

Healthcare
Danville Life Saving Crew (DLSC) and Sovah Health invite you to explore the world of a frontline healthcare professional. DLSC will open its doors and teach you key life saving techniques for your every day life. Discover how to perform hands-only CPR, what it takes to be a water rescue technician, how to build a first aid kit, and the skill to perform a rescue involving a motor vehicle crash.

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July 12 – 16, 2021
Rising 3-9th graders
Cost: $125
16 participants

Video Game Animation
Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Let’s Get Digital
Are you tech wiz ? Then this is the camp for you! In this camp we will be creating detailed/creative powerpoints depending on the topic you will be given at the beginning of the week. Creating images that match your topic will give you full creativity to show your skills ! Let’s get Digital, let’s see those tech wiz skills!

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July 19 – 23, 2021
Rising 3-9th graders
Cost: $125
16 participants

ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!
Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Let’s Take a Cruise
Have you ever wanted to take a cruise? Or even been on a cruise and can’t wait to return? Join us on creating a “cruise” and breaking some codes to unlock different items and doors! We will explore pricing of souvenirs, gallons of water, different food items, and so much more! Let’s see if you can escape the cruise boat in time!

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Registration for each class closes at 4:00PM the Friday before the class starts, there will be no exceptions.

CONTACT

Dana Silicki
Program Coordinator
434.766.6729
dana.silicki@ialr.org


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