- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Writing
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Credit Awarded: No
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 program with courses in STEM, Writing, and Personal Development.
Camp Launch is a two-week summer camp for rising seventh- through tenth-grade high-ability students from low-income households. Students will have the opportunity to take classes that are based upon science and writing curriculum units geared toward this population of students.
Camp Launch was named to reflect the emphasis on changing the lives of high-ability, low-income children by providing opportunities that could launch them on an educational and career trajectory leading them into a bright, successful future. The major aspirations of the Center for Gifted Education are to provide the campers with a vision for the future that extends beyond the world the children know and to instill a love of learning in the campers.