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iD Tech Camps: Hands-On Tech Fun!

Take interests further and gain a competitive advantage for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs where ages 7-17 develop iPhone and Android apps, program in C++ and Java, mod with Minecraft, design video games, produce films, build robots, create websites, and more.

Programs are held at over 80 prestigious universities nationwide including Vanderbilt and others. Small classes (8:1 student to instructor ratios, guaranteed) are hands-on, high energy, and led by tech-savvy staff.

Dates: Weekly program. Visit website for exact dates and details. http://www.idtech.com/locations/tennessee-summer-camps/nashville/id-tech-vanderbilt-university/

Day Camp or Overnight Camps Available
Ages: 7-17 years old

Visit http://www.iDTech.com for details and online specials.

Contact Information: 1-888-709-TECH (8324)

 

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Pre-College PAVE Program

PAVE, celebrating its twenty-fourth anniversary, is a five-week pre-college program designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, humanities or technology program. The program is appropriate for high school students finishing the 11th grade or 12th grade (2013/2014 school year).

Dates: June 23 – July 25, 2014
Estimated Cost:  Commuter - $4,465; Boarder - $6,205
Application Deadline: April 20, 2014

Contact Information:
Name: Prof. John Veillette, Founding Director
Phone: (615) 322-7827
E-mail: pave@vanderbilt.edu
Website: pave.vanderbilt.edu/ayindex.html

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Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA)

Vanderbilt University offers intensive one-, two-, and three-week summer residential programs for academically talented rising 8th-12th grade students. VSA provides a highly stimulating and challenging intellectual environment while allowing students to have lots of fun and to form lasting friendships. Each student enrolls in one course for 6 hours of instruction per day. The classes, taught by Vanderbilt faculty and scholars, are interdisciplinary and include topics such as forensic chemistry, filmmaking, creative writing, medicine, law and more. Students reside on campus under the supervision of residential staff and enjoy a full program of social and recreational activities.

Dates:
Session I (rising 8th graders): June 8-13, 2014
Session II (rising 9th & 10th graders): June 15-27, 2014
Session III (rising 11th-12th graders): July 6-25, 2014

Qualification: SAT, PSAT, or ACT score report (see web site for more information)

Cost:
Costs include course as well as room and board.
Limited need-based financial aid available.
Session I: $1,250
Session II: $2,250
Session III: $3,250

Application Deadlines:
Sessions II and III - March 28, 2014
Session I - April 25, 2014

Contact Information:
Name: Jennifer Pitts
Phone: (615) 322-8261
E-mail: pty.peabody@vanderbilt.edu
Website: http://pty.vanderbilt.edu

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Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY)

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) Vanderbilt University offers intensive one- or two-week full-day summer programs for academically talented rising 1st-7th grade students. SAVY provides a highly stimulating and challenging intellectual environment while allowing students to have lots of fun and to form lasting friendships. Each student enrolls in one course for either one or two weeks. The classes, taught by Vanderbilt faculty and esteemed teachers, include topics such as Lego Robotics, Genetics, Psychology and Persuasion, Chemistry, and more.  During Sessions 1, 2, and 3, students in rising 1st through 3rd grade will participate in an accelerated course in the morning and in stimulating afternoon enrichment activities in the afternoon. Students in rising 4th through 7th grade will gain experience in a pre-college learning environment by participating in full day accelerated courses. During Session 4 all students may participate in one accelerated course for half the day or two accelerated courses for the full day.

Dates:
Session 1: June 9-13, 2014
Session 2: June 16-20, 2014
Session 3: June 23-27, 2014
Session 4: July 7-11, & July 14-18, 2014 

Qualification
: Most standardized achievement or ability test scores are acceptable for eligibility. These include but are not limited to CogAT, TCAP, Stanford, WISC, and Stanford Binet. We also offer eligibility testing at the SAVY office. Please contact the SAVY office for more information. 

Cost
:
Limited need-based financial aid available.
Session I: $550 per week
Session 2: $550 per week
Session 3: $550 per week
Session 4: $1,000 for the full day or $600 for the partial day program

Contact Information:
Name: Sarah DeLisle
Phone: (615) 322-8261
E-mail: sarah.s.delisle@Vanderbilt.Edu
Website: pty.vanderbilt.edu

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Dyer Observers Space Science Camp

The Dyer Observers Space Science Camps support middle-school students in their exploration of the worlds of science, math, engineering and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields.

In 2014, Dyer Observatory will be hosting one camp for rising 5th-6th graders during the week of July 7-11 and one camp for rising 7th-8th graders during the week of July 14-18. Please check out the camp brochure links below for more information on the camps.  If your child has a strong interest in astronomy and space science and would like to be a part of the Dyer Observatory Space Science Camps, then please download and fill out one of the applications below.

2014 5th-6th Grade Camp Brochure

2014 5th-6th Grade Camp Application

2014 7th-8th Grade Camp Brochure

2014 7th-8th Grade Camp Application

 

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