Born out of a desire to help gifted students from low socioeconomic levels, Camp Launch provides eligible students in grades 7-10 with unique academic and enrichment opportunities. Campers are recruited from school districts throughout Virginia to participate in this two-week residential program with courses in STEM, Writing, and Personal Development.
Camp Launch 2023 will be held July 16 - 29th!
If you would like more information regarding application requirements or would like to apply, please contact our office at [[camplaunch]]. Please visit our About section for more information and eligibility requirements.
Camp Launch has four goals:
- to deliver advanced instruction in academic content, such as STEM, writing, academic self-efficacy, and personal development;
- to provide enrichment opportunities in a wide variety of content areas;
- to encourage the development of peer support networks; and
- to develop in campers a future orientation that includes a college education, along with preparation that will help them take advantage of enabling opportunities to achieve that goal.
Introducing Camp Orbit 2023! This camp will be held July 16 - 29th!
New for 2023 - Just for Camp Launch Alumni who have attended each year of their eligibility (Rising 7th grade-Rising 10th Grade).
This two-week program is an extension of Camp Launch and is designed to provide 5-6 Camp Launch alums with an opportunity to participate in hands-on research and mentorship with a W&M or VIMS professor. Rising 11th and 12th grade students in Camp Orbit will have research experience in a lab, as well as participate in workshops on applying and transitioning to college, attend STEM-related field trips, and get to know local college students. Camp Orbit will be held July 16 - 29th and housing will be provided in W&M residence halls.
If you are interested in applying, please complete this application(pdf) and return to [[camplaunch]].
Questions? Contact Conor Dibble at 757-221-2362 or email [[camplaunch]].
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