Summer Educational Opportunities for Students

MathScience Innovation Center

Camp Innovation is our wildly successful summer program for students in grades 4 through 9. During July and August, students have the opportunity to attend classes at the MathScience Innovation Center and/or at John Tyler Community College (Midlothian and Chester campuses).

Also, beginning August 8th, we are offering a brand new two-week intensive course in aquaponics for rising 11th and 12th grade students. From Tank to Table will integrate coursework and fieldwork experiences focused on environmental stewardship and aquaculture, as students study the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, fisheries science, aquaculture system design and implementation, water chemistry, culinary artistry, and the biology of oysters, tilapia and trout. At the conclusion of the class, four students will be able to apply for a one-week paid summer internship at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Other students will be afforded shadowing opportunities with some of our partner organizations, such as Rappahannock River Oysters, the Culinary Center of Richmond, Virginia State University and the James River Ecology School.

For more information about the Center, register for Camp Innovation and to learn about our other summer programs, please see attached sheet and visit

ITAC Manufacturing and Technology Camp

Health Careers Explorer Camp

This summer the Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) is planning a middle school and high school Health Career Explorers Camp. Attached to this email is the application for both camps and the camp scholarship application.