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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, explore electrical engineering with Arduino, and more.

Programs are held at over 90 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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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.  To view 2016 course offerings, CLICK HERE.

January 7, 2016 noon – January 14, 2016 noon: Application launch window

April 22: Session 2 and Session 3 tuition due

May 6: Session 1 tuition due; Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Sessions 2 and 3

May 27: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Session 1

June 12-17: Session 1 – Rising 8th graders

June 19-July 1: Session 2 – Rising 9th-10th graders

July 10-29: Session 3 – Rising 11th-12th graders

Contact Information: 
Name: John Moses Girdler
Phone: (615) 322-8261
E-mail: pty.peabody@vanderbilt.edu 
Websitehttp://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 fun and to form lasting friendships. Students may attend one or multiple sessions. The classes, taught by Vanderbilt scholars and esteemed teachers, include topics such as ecology, genetics, anthropology, film, and abstract algebra.  During Sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5 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. To view 2015 course offerings CLICK HERE.

June 13-17: Summer SAVY Session 1 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)

June 20-24: Summer SAVY Session 2 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)

June 27-July 1: Summer SAVY Session 3 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)

July 11-22: Summer SAVY Session 4 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM; Half-day options 9AM to 11:45AM or 12:45PM to 3:45PM also available)

July 25-29: Summer SAVY Session 5 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)

Contact Information:
Name: Sarah DeLisle
Phone: (615) 322-3179
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 2016, Dyer Observatory will be hosting one camp for rising 5th-6th graders during the week of June 13-17 and one camp for rising 7th-8th graders during the week of June 20-24.

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.

2016 5th-6th Grade Brochure

5th-6th Grade Science Camp Application

2016 7th-8th Grade Brochure

7th-8th Grade Science Camp Application



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