Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL) STEM Camp for Middle School Youth

Paul D. Camp Community College (Camp) has hosted a STEM summer camp for middle school girls at its Workforce Development Center on the Franklin campus since July 2017. Launched in partnership with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the VIL STEM summer camp introduces rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders, especially girls, to the field of STEM.  

This free program requires students to attend intensive courses for three weeks, from Monday through Friday  in the summer to learn coding, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality,  entrepreneurship and much more. Up to 75 students are accepted into the program and are required to meet once a month for the remainder 10 months in the academic year. Participants are additionally paired with a mentor for the duration of the program, into the next academic year. Students also receive career exposure opportunities led by Verizon employee volunteers. 

Registration/Applications begin April 1st. Email Keisha Nichols, Program Director at or call 757-569-6763 for more info.