This list shows the wide variety of programs and activities that are available for kids at U.Va., ranging from sports camps to writing workshops. To perform a comprehensive search of U.Va. programs and activities for kids, visit the OutreachVirginia Web site.
Community Scholar Program: an opportunity for exceptional high school and home school students at the junior or senior level (minimum age 16) with a 3.00 GPA to take one on-Grounds credit course per semester at U.Va.
Engineering, Explorations in: Introduces students to the world of engineering, including the role of engineers in modern society, an overview of the various fields of engineering, and modern methods used by engineers to solve problems and meet new challenges.
Engineering Pre-college Program: Introduction to Engineering (ITE) program informs high school students about general requirements and demands of studies in engineering at U.Va.
Family Art JAMS: Hands-on activities for young artists, ages 4-12, and their families/caregivers. Intergenerational experiences are encouraged.
Go Girls Fitness Support Group: A support group at UVA for adolescent girls who may not love team sports or school gym class but still need physical activity. The adolescent girls in the Go Girls Support Group meet for an hour every week, but not to just talk about exercise and health. They spend most of their meetings doing Zumba, an aerobic workout that combines many styles of dance and other forms of movement, often with friends and family members who come to support them.
High School Leaders Program: The Sorensen Institute for Political Leaders offers concentrated study in Virginia politics and government for high school students from across the Commonwealth.
iD Tech Camps: offers summer computer camps and academies for kids and teens at 60 universities in the United States and Canada. In Virginia, U.Va. and William & Mary offer summer camps. (Ask about the U.Va. Faculty and Staff discount.)
Kid's College: Where children of U.Va. alumni can be introduced to the U.Va. Art Museum and participate in hands-on activities designed to illuminate the visual arts; offered in June and presented in association with the Alumni Association.
Marching Band Summer Camp: for high school drum majors, student leaders, color guard members, marching percussionists, middle school concert band students, and aspiring feature twirlers. Sponsored by the Cavalier Marching Band.
Robotics Systems Design Camp: At camp explore the amazing impacts that systems engineering has on people in the world. Do this through designing and building robots, learning key systems concepts such as finding the shortest path through a network and seeing how researchers are using natural systems as inspiration for solving problems that we all face in our daily lives.
School Field Trips to Blandy Experimental Farm: Topics include: It's For the Birds, Snake Savvy, Let's Sprout, Trees N Me, Scoop on Soils, Flower Functions, Worms!, Arbor Sleuth, Discover Diversity, Rocks Talk, Virginia Natives, and Science Explorations.
Science Camp, Bernard Harris Summer: The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp is a free, academic program of the Harris Foundation that helps to educate middle school, high school, and college students in the disciplines of science, mathematics, and engineering.
SEAS Outreach to K-12: Engineering faculty and students enjoy sharing their interest in engineering, especially with students in middle and high schools, through open houses, class projects, competitions, virtual labs, teaching kits, exhibits, and more.
Summer Arts, U.Va. Art Museum: Summer Arts @ the Museum provides an environment that encourages young artists to explore and create Art. (There will be no Summer Art sessions in Summer 2009. The Art Museum will be under renovations.)