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Youth Events Calendar

Find youth programs, events and summer camps for kids and teens. Each section shows the next several events. To find more, checkout the calendar on the main Events page or use the search box to filter events by key words.

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Questions about an events: Email makerschooladmin@nova-labs.org


Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom by 3d Print Room)
    • 1
    Register


    In this camp, your child will design, build, and tinker their way through a number of challenges to help the local environment. Kids will design the best fan for a windmill, build solar powered cars and participate in the famous Nova Labs Egg Drop. A great camp for the budding scientist in your life! This camp also provides many literacy, math, and outdoor enrichment activities for your young maker. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 09:30am - 2:30pm from 21 Jun to 24 Jun

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (South Door Classroom)
    • 2
    Register


    This camp is all about LEGO worlds: amusement parks, space exploration, superhero cities. Your child will become a master builder and learn basic mechanics with the Lego BricQ & WeDo sets. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 09:30am - 2:30pm from 21 Jun to 24 Jun

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Mixed Media Shop)
    • 4
    Register


    Geared for young makers from 10 to 12, this camp is for a young person who always ends up in Grandpa’s garage with a wrench in her hand. Campers will build a variety of projects - such as a gumball machine, laser engraved trophies, and more.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 21 Jun to 24 Jun

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Robot Corral A)
    • 7
    Register

    A specialized bootcamp for the digital content creator. Develop your digital skills in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. Use professional tools to get professional results.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 21 Jun to 24 Jun

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information 

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom behind 3d Print Room)
    • 3
    Register


    In this camp, your child will design and build a Martian Colony. Campers will design a rover on computers, build a space ship and model a colony. This camp also provides many literacy, math, and outdoor enrichment activities for your young maker.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 27 Jun to 1 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (South Door Classroom)
    • 6
    Register


    In this camp, campers learn to use recycled materials to create clunking, clanking and banging toys, whizzbangs and machinations. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 27 Jun to 1 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (The Studio)
    • 8
    Register


    Taught by experienced artist-educators, teen artists will learn the foundation of drawing, painting, jewellery making and more in the Nova Labs Studio. This class is never the same twice - reserve your spot and get in touch to plan your teen’s artistic experience now!

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 27 Jun to 1 Jul

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 1 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Orange Bay)
    • 3
    Register


    Learn to be an all-star maker!
    This course focuses on learning foundational maker skills:

    • Computer-aided design
    • Laser cutter
    • Retro computer gaming
    • 3D printing.

    Learn to be the swiss-army knife of young makers.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 27 Jun to 1 Jul

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 5 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 8 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom behind 3d Print Room)
    • 5
    Register


    In this camp, campers use design, build and program behaivors for their own special best friend using Micro:bit. Will your student come home with a pet rock or new robot dog? Or maybe a robot Kraken? Only they will know! A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 5 Jul to 8 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 5 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 8 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (South Door Classroom)
    • 4
    Register


    This camp will focus on capturing the great outdoors on the canvas. A perfect fit for your favourite budding Bob Ross. Due to this week’s theme, campers will be going on a variety of walking field trips. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 5 Jul to 8 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 5 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 8 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Mixed Media Shop / WS / MS)
    • 5
    Register


    Go from 80 to 220-grit in this bootcamp for budding makers. Teens will learn how to safely use woodworking & metalworking equipment to make beautiful, functional objects from cutting boards to furniture to art. Taught by experienced educator-makers, this is the premier camp for teens to learn wood and metalshop skills.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 5 Jul to 8 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 5 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 8 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Robot Corral A)
    • 6
    Register


    In this class, young content creators learn the hows, whys and most importantly, how to stay safe while developing online content. In an increasingly digital world, this course will help your teen develop their filmmaking and narrative skillset while also sharpening their critical thinking skills and awareness regarding the use of digital and social media.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 5 Jul to 8 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (South Door Classroom)
    • 6
    Register


    This camp is perfect for the young dreamers in your world - this week the students create their own stuffed best friends. Will your camper come home with a stuffed dog? Or video game character? Or will it be a monster? Find out by signing up for this week’s camp. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 11 Jul to 15 Jul

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom behind 3d Print Room)
    • 6
    Register


    Does your young maker dream of days gone by, when there were castles to defend, rivers to cross and bridges to raise? This camp mixes fantasy with civil engineering, as campers will build catapults and trebuchets, bridges, castles and more. Raise the ramparts, defend the walls!

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 11Jul to 15 Jul

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Robot Corral A)
    • 4
    Register


    A specialized bootcamp for the digital content creator. Develop your digital skills in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. Use professional tools to get professional results.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 11Jul to 15 Jul

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Mixed Media Shop)
    • 8
    Register


    Geared for young makers from 10 to 12, this camp is for a young person who always ends up in Grandpa’s garage with a wrench in her hand. Campers will build a variety of projects - such as a gumball machine, laser engraved trophies, and more.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 11Jul to 15 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (South Door Classroom)
    • 2
    Register


    Take to the skies with this week’s theme! A focus on flight, campers will get to develop airplanes, water rockets and more. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 18 Jul to 22 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom behind 3d Print Room)
    • 4
    Register


    This camp focuses on the outdoor crafts of survivalists. Learn to last sticks together to build structures, create paracord bracelets and belts, even learn to use a pocket knife. All prototypes will be tested with walking field trips to local parks!

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 18 Jul to 22 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (The Studio)
    • 6
    Register


    Taught by experienced artist-educators, teen artists will learn the foundation of drawing, painting, jewelry making and more in the Nova Labs Studio. This class is never the same twice - reserve your spot and get in touch to plan your teen’s artistic experience now!

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 18 Jul to 22 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Orange Bay)
    • 3
    Register


    Learn to be an all-star maker! This course focuses on learning foundational maker skills: computer-aided design, laser cutter, computer game design, soldiering, 3D printing and more. Learn to be the swiss-army knife of young makers.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 18 Jul to 22 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (South Door Classroom)
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    In this camp, students will learn all the ins and outs of the wizarding world, learning to make their own potions, slimes and wands. A great week of magic, crafting and storytelling. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 25 Jul to 29 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Classroom behind 3d Print Room)
    • 4
    Register


    In this camp, students will write, illustrate and animate their own story. The camp will cover a vast range of creative areas, starting with literature and the writing of a short story, quickly moving to photography and illustration and ending with animation and the basic operation of a digital visual effects, and compositing application: Adobe After Effects. A fun educational camp, this day will also include literacy, math, outdoor and social activities for your child.

    Camp runs each day 9:30am-2:30pm from 25 Jul to 29 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (WS / MS)
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Go from 80 to 220 grit in this bootcamp for budding makers! Teens will learn how to safely use woodworking & metalworking equipment to make beautiful, functional objects from cutting boards to furniture to art. Taught by experienced educator-makers, this is the premier camp for teens to learn woodshop skills.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 25 Jul to 29 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Nova Labs, 3850 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA (Robot Coral A)
    • 5
    Register


    In this class, young content creators learn the hows, whys and most importantly, how to stay safe while developing online content. In an increasingly digital world, this course will help your teen develop their filmmaking and narrative skillset while also sharpening their critical thinking skills and awareness regarding the use of digital and social media.

    Camp runs each day 12:30-4:30pm from 25 Jul to 29 Jul.

    Nova Labs makerschool has limited scholarships and discounts available for campers with a need. Please email scholarships@nova-labs.org if you would like to apply.

    If you register for this session PLEASE read your confirmation email for further information.

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