Tech Adventure Camp
Registration for all summer camps and institutes opens February 5, 2018.
Tech Adventure Camp is designed to give students the opportunity to explore careers and technology as they rotate through eight areas over a two-week program. The camp is open to students in grades 5-7 during the 2017-18 school year.
The following is the list of classes that were offered in the Summer of 2017. This is only an example of possible classes. More information will be available in the spring.
- Arduino Programming: Campers will learn about computer programming by constructing basic circuits and writing code. This code will activate sensors, electrical components, motors, etc.. Campers will be advancing their Arduino knowledge by working through a series of self-guided projects.
- Automotive Technology: Campers will be introduced to the basics of automotive technology and repair by utilizing hand and power tools along with electronic test equipment. These tasks will be performed on current vehicles. The emphasis will be on preventative maintenance and safety in the auto shop, and introducing campers to modern automotive engineering.
- Culinary Arts-Breakfast for Champions: Campers will learn basic nutrition concepts and prepare a variety of well-balanced breakfast dishes they can replicate at home. They'll learn about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day and how it fuels academic, social, and physical performance.
- Drag Racing - Automotive Design: Campers will be introduced to the exciting world of car designing and engineering with a pneumatic bottle dragster. This activity involves problem solving, design, drawing or drafting, hand tools, finishing, and more. At the end of the course, campers will be able to put their work to the test by racing the dragsters against each other.
- Electrical Engineering: Campers will learn about basic electronic principles and components while building their own circuit board. Campers will be soldering components to build a take-home electronics project.
- Parametric 3D Modeling & Assemblies: Campers will be introduced to 3D solid modeling of parts and assemblies using Autodesk Inventor. They will learn how to perform basic solid modeling functions to create multiple gears and place them into a mechanical assembly. By the end of the week their designs will come to life through 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, and assembling by hand.
- You Got to Move It! Move It! : Campers will learn about engineering by building and testing various projects. The focus will be on measuring and determining distance, speed, and time of linear and rotational motion.
- Young Entrepreneurs: Campers will work in groups to create their own business plan. They will use the Microsoft Office Suite to create a presentation, logos, sample advertisements, as well as to describe their company. Campers will also create a mobile application layout using PowerPoint.
Bus transportation is provided from FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock pyramid. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. The bus schedule is included in the confirmation email received after registration.
Dates & Student Hours:
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lake Braddock Secondary School
The camp is open to students in grades 5-7 during the 2017-18 school year.
FCPS students, county residents who are enrolled in private schools or home schooled, and non-Fairfax County residents are encouraged to register.
Non-FCPS students must provide a copy of the following documents which can be emailed to SummerDocs@fcps.edu or mailed to:
FCPS-ACE, Department A
6815 Edsall Rd,
Springfield, VA 22151
- birth certificate
- medical evidence of immunization
- a most recent 2017-18 school report card
Registration will be open from February 5 to June 10, 2018.
FCPS Food Services provides lunch for $3.25 or students may bring a lunch from home. FCPS students can use their school accounts or pay with cash. Non-FCPS students can pay with cash.
Starting June 11, view the lunch menu by school location. Vending machines are available.
Extended Day Classes:
ACE (Adult and Community Education) will offer academically and enrichment focused week long classes at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 2:30-5:30 p.m. after Tech Adventure Camp ends for the day. These classes are an additional cost and student pick-up at 5:30 p.m. is the responsibility of the parent. Register for these camps at the same time you register for Tech Adventure Camp.
Tech Adventure Camp Agreement Form
This agreement advises you of the personal protective requirements for your student to participate in the automotive technology portion of Tech Adventure Camp. It is to be signed by both the parent and the student. Additionally, this form is intended to inform the Culinary Instructors at Tech Adventure Camp of any and all food related concerns your student may possess. By signing this form, you give permission for culinary teachers to contact you should there be a question or concern involving food allergies or sensitivities. On this form, please list any and all food substances that your child is NOT allowed to eat due to a religious or physical explanation.