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Summer Programs


We are excited to announce the College of Engineering's Engineering Summer Camps are now accepting applications for summer 2022 engineering camps held on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.

Register now to attend our popular camps and join our highly-qualified staff of K-12 Teachers, Engineering students, Engineering Faculty and Staff as we explore the hands-on, team-building, problem-solving world of engineering. We look forward to welcoming campers to our campus and sharing our love of making the world a better place through engineering. Come join us!

You may notice an increase in fees this year. While we make every effort to keep costs low, we increased our salary rate for teachers and staff members this year, ensuring the highest quality experience for all campers.

Note the following important deadlines:

  • January 14, 2022 – Applications Open
  • April 8, 2022 – Applications Close
  • May 2, 2022 – Application status emailed
  • May 6, 2022 – Payments Due
Summer campers

Our Camps are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited.

ACA Accreditation means that your child’s summer camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Our ACA accreditation provides you with a piece of mind and the assurance we provide a safe, high-quality program for your camper!

Summer Engineering Camps

Campers are expected to follow the NC State University community standards for COVID-19 safety protocols. Please keep in mind that these protocols may change based upon new information. In addition, the following expectations are required at this time, but subject to change as conditions changes:

  • We strongly encourage vaccination for all eleigible individiuals.
  • Wearing a well-fitting, approved mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times, except when eating or drinking.
  • Attest to a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to camp. This may change to proof of a negative PCR test depending upon guidelines.

Raleigh NC State Campus – Day Camps

Raleigh NC State Campus – Residential Camps

Partner Camp Locations

Young Investigators’ Summer Program in Nuclear Engineering

  • Virtual Summer Series Under Development! Please visit our website for more information.
  • In addition to The Engineering Place’s Summer Programs, the Department of Nuclear Engineering at NC State holds its own residential camp for high school students and is now accepting applications for its Young Investigators’ Summer Program in Nuclear Engineering.  The camp is open to high school rising juniors, rising seniors and graduating seniors. Participants explore through group projects, labs, lectures and industry field trips how nuclear science and technology solve everyday energy, medical and other industrial challenges. Details about the program, including how to apply, are available at www.ne.ncsu.edu/outreach-engagement/pre-college-students-educators/.
  • Questions about the Young Investigators’ Summer Program ONLY: Lisa Marshall, Nuclear Engineering, Director of Outreach, lisa.marshall@ncsu.edu

Send a Child to Camp

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. (NCSEF) was chartered in 1944 to secure private financial support critical to the improvement of the College of Engineering (COE). The Foundation continues to raise funds and engage with alumni to support the important work of the people who define the College. All gifts to the College, its departments and programs, make a difference in the ability of engineering students and faculty to fulfill their own dreams and make a positive impact on the world.

We welcome your tax deductible donation to sponsor a child for summer camp. To donate to our rising kindergarten through twelve grade day and residential summer camps, please use this link or make a check payable to NC State Engineering Foundation and send it to:

NC State Engineering Foundation
Campus Box 7901
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7901

In the memo line of the check, please put COE Summer Programs.

Raleigh Camp Employment and Teacher Participation Opportunities

Interested in joining the camp staff?

Check here for information about summer employment and teacher participation opportunities in our Raleigh camps.

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