The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) hosts a series of STEM camps every summer. These week-long camps provide students a memorable, engaging introduction to concepts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Registration will open in the spring of 2024. You can sign up for camps by clicking on the registration link for each individual camp. Continue down the page for important additional registration information.

“My two sons and two nephews had a FANTASTIC camp with all of the staff. My youngest son literally cried himself to sleep tonight because he knew he didn’t have camp again tomorrow. All four children were just so excited all week.” – Amy Scott

Redstone, Robotics and Racing STEM Camp 6/12-6/16 Would You Survive? / Building Buddies 6/19-6/23

Camp registration includes lunch, snacks and supplies. 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.

Registration for each camp will close one week prior to the start date or when all spots are filled. Additional camps will be posted in the future. For each of the events below, campers will participate in both topics, spending half their day in each topic. Campers will be split into two groups of 16 based on their age. 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.

Registration and 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: 



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Medication Authorization Form


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

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, email or download the scholarship application. 


  • Monday: hot dogs, French fries, baby carrots with ranch dressing, fresh fruit salad
  • Tuesday: cheese quesadillas, Spanish rice, buttered corn, cinnamon churros
  • Wednesday: chicken tenders, macaroni & cheese, steamed broccoli, Jell-O parfait
  • Thursday: corn dog nuggets, tater tots, applesauce, chocolate brownie
  • Friday: personal pepperoni pizza, garden salad, red seedless grapes, cookies

Water and sweet tea are available at lunch each day.

Please note that the Institute Conference Center will be happy to accommodate Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Peanut Allergies. We ask that for any dietary needs beyond those listed, the camper brings his or her own lunch.


Refunds will be given only with a two-week (14 calendar days) notice prior to the start date of the camp for which you wish to cancel registration. The advance notice must be sent via email to 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.

For more information or if you would like to be added to a mailing list to learn about the STEM camps, please contact Dana Silicki.

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