If you are applying for a scholarship, please do so before registering for camp. A link to the scholarship application can be found at: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/summer-camps-2022/home?authuser=0

Life science is the study of anything and everything that lives or once lived or is almost alive (hello viruses), from single-celled organisms to plants and animals to ecosystems. How do living creatures move, digest food, and think (if they think)? How do they compete or cooperate? How do they change over time?

This camp is for rising 11th and 12th graders who want to explore all aspects of life science. For example, campers will:

  • study microbes relevant to food production and safety
  • make renewable solar batteries that mimic photosynthesis
  • monitor the effects of eutrophication on water quality
  • design better drugs using molecular modeling  
  • learn and use bioinformatics to identify and characterize new life forms
  • study ancient life forms 
  • learn how our brains work and how we make decisions
  • experience how babies acquire language
  • watch bacteria compete for survival in different environments
Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Explore Life Sciences Camp
Su, M, T
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Jul 24, 2022 to Jul 26, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
569754D Registration $575.00
Section Notes


Contact Victoria Corbin, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Student Engagement

Email: cvictoria@vt.edu
Phone: 540-232-8705

Program Schedule: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/summer-camps-2022/explore-life-sciences-camp?authuser=0

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Additional Information: In the first week of June (or earlier) we will send out a packet that you must fill out and send back to us before the start of camp. The packet will include information on what to bring and what not to bring as well as health forms and a behavioral agreement form that and your camper must fill out and sign. Meanwhile, please refer to the General Information page https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/summer-camps-2022/home?authuser=0 for up to date information and camp schedules. You may also email Victoria Corbin at cvictoria@vt.edu

COVID-19 Requirements for In-person Programs 
I acknowledge that preventative measures will be in place to mitigate my risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, I understand that my voluntary attendance at this program may increase my risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of the care and reasonable efforts taken to avoid and mitigate that risk.  To learn more, please visit: https://register.cpe.vt.edu/contentManagement.do?method=load&code=CM000008

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