2022 IALR Summer Camps

Registration for summer camps are now open! You can register for camps by clicking on the links below.  There are two exciting formats this year, online only and in-person!


Camp registration includes 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:

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

If you would like to apply for financial assistance, email dana.silicki@ialr.org or download the scholarship application. 


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 scholarship application within five business days.  Your child’s spot will be reserved while scholarship applications are being reviewed. 


Monday: hot dogs, French fries, baby carrots with ranch dressing, fresh fruit salad

Tuesday: personal pepperoni pizza, garden salad, red seedless grapes, cookies

Wednesday: chicken tenders, macaroni & cheese, steamed broccoli, Jell-O parfait

Thursday: corn dog nuggets, tater tots, applesauce, chocolate brownie

Friday: cheese quesadillas, Spanish rice, buttered corn, cinnamon churros

Water and sweet tea are available at lunch each day.

Please note that ICC will be happy to accommodate Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Peanut Allergies.  We ask that anything beyond those listed, the camper brings their own lunch.


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 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 SSA camp. If a camp is cancelled, a refund will be issued and electronic notification will be made to all paid registrants.


 Campers will participate in both topics, spending half their day in each topic. Campers will be split into two groups of 15 based on their age.

Registration for each camp will close one week prior to the start date. 

 June 13 – 17, 2022
Rising 3-8th graders

Participants: 30
Cost: $160


Minecraft® Modders

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Around the World

Come join us for an awesome adventure. Grab your boarding pass and your passport and let’s get ready to travel around the world. We will be visiting Paris, Germany, and Italy. Let’s make sure we stay on budget on our vacations and not go into the negatives. We will be engaging in hands-on activities that allow students to research and explore different cultures, foods, and lifestyles. Be ready to explore!

June 27 – July 1, 2022
Rising 3-8th graders

Participants: 30
Cost: $160


Engineering & Design

Students utilize their curiosity and problem-solving skills to explore, design, build, and test various projects in this engaging camp. Incorporating the scientific method, students will determine which materials and design concepts will best accomplish their project goals. 


Imagine being stranded in the Sahara Desert. How would you survive? As we take on this difficult task, we will be experimenting with different ways to purify water and different ways to ensure we make it! Are you interested in completing different obstacles and scavenger hunts in order to prepare for survival? Join our camp and let’s see who can survive.

July 5 – July 8, 2022
Rising K-5th graders

Participants: 16 (group will not be separated)
Cost: $130


A Walk in the Rainforest

What animals and plants grow in the rainforest? Learn about bizarre creatures and strange plants that grow in this climate. Students will learn the importance of taking care of the planet by recycling such as creating crafts with recycled materials and making jungle slime!  Students will listen to exciting stories and enjoy interactive activities as they learn about the rainforest and its inhabitants. 

July 11 – July 15, 2022
Rising 3-8th graders

Participants: 30
Cost: $160


Make Your First 3D Video Game!

 In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family projects are only compatible with Windows devices.    

Bridge and Robot Building

Have you ever wanted to construct a Lego robot? Build a raft, moonlander or car? How about designing and then destroying a bridge? Come explore the world of middle school technology education and learn some wacky skills you never knew you had!

July 18 – July 22, 2022
Rising 3-8th graders

Participants: 30
Cost: $160


ROBLOX® Makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 


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, explore, and design, 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.



Rising 8-10th graders

New this year, we have been awarded several grants from GO Virginia, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and GEAR UP and partnered with many agencies to offer FREE, sector-focused camps for rising 8-10th graders in our region.  These camps will focus on a specific career field and include guest speakers, tours, hands-on activities, and valuable resources in the career sector.  While these camps are FREE, spots are limited.  If you are interested in signing up for camp(s), please fill out the form HERE (https://forms.gle/Pu5FnA2CUpvMV9cH8) and you will be contacted with more information regarding the specific camp(s) you are interested in.  The camps scheduled are as follows:

Dates Times Location Topic
June 6 – 9 8:00AM – 3:30PM Nottoway (Middle School) GO TEC/Manufacturing
June 13 – 17 9:00AM – 3:30PM Danville (Municipal Building) Local Government
June 20 – 24 8:30AM – 4:30PM Danville (IALR) GO TEC/Manufacturing
June 21 – 24 8:30AM – 2:30PM Martinsville (NCI) Health
June 27 – 30 10:00AM – 2:00PM Chatham (Community Center) Local Government
June 27 – 30 8:30AM – 3:00PM Danville (Averett) Health
June 27 – 30 9:00AM – 3:00PM Martinsville Middle GO TEC/Manufacturing
July 11 – 14 9:00AM – 2:30PM South Boston (Career Tech, SVHEC) Information Technology
July 11 – 14 9:00AM – 1:00PM Keysville (SVCC) Health
July 11 – 15 9:00AM – 5:00PM Chatham (Hollywood Baptist) Natural Products
July 11 – 15 9:00AM – 2:30PM South Boston (SVHEC) Health
July 18 – 21 9:00AM – 1:00PM Keysville (SVCC) Information Technology
TBD TBD Henry County GO TEC/Manufacturing


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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