Rising 3rd – 5th Graders
Raleigh Elementary Camp I: July 17 – 21, 2017
Raleigh Elementary Camp II: July 24 – 28, 2017
NEW Rising Kindergarten – 2nd Graders
Raleigh K – 2nd Camp: July 31 – August 4, 2017
The Raleigh 3rd – 5th grade camps are held on the main campus of NC State University, and the curriculum is new every year. Rising 3rd through 5th graders may attend either week of camp, but not both. Starting this year, we will be holding a new K – 2 Engineering camp. Select the links below to find out all of the important information.
Campers can be dropped off between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.and are picked up between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.
Detailed drop-off and pick-up locations will be provided upon acceptance. Activities take place on NC State’s College of Engineering campuses. Students may take brief field trips to other campus facilities or nearby locations.
Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Dietary needs will be accommodated.
Camp will be staffed by schoolteachers, engineering students and NC State engineering staff members. The staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1:6.
A Typical Day at Camp
At 9 a.m. students begin the morning by receiving a new engineering challenge. Students then split into small teams, working together to investigate the problem and find a solution. Students have plenty of break time and outside time to balance the challenging and fun design work they are completing. There is never a dull moment at engineering camp. At the end of the day, all students gather to present their tested and improved designs.
- Total Cost: $400 for a week of camp (including daily lunch)
- Total amount: Due May 5, 2017
- Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial aid may be available for families who demonstrate financial need. To be considered, you must submit a financial aid application included in the application website.
Applying to Camp
All students entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2017 are welcome to apply, including home-schooled or out of state students.
The only way to apply is by logging in to our Summer Programs Portal, which will be available between January 9 and March 24, 2017. Please bookmark the site so you can return to it to complete your application and to check your application status.
Your son or daughter is required to submit short personal answers to these two questions:
- Why do you want to attend engineering camp?
- What have you recently learned that excited you?
The submission is typed into the online application. If your child does not know how to type, please have him or her draft a response by hand, and you can type the answer into the application yourself.
Application Time Line
The deadline to apply is March 24 2017. You will be notified of acceptance by April 17, 2017. Full payments are due on May 5, 2017.
Admissions decisions will be based on student interest as determined by age-appropriate short statements. Acceptance is not first come, first served — preference will not be given to early applicants. In recent years, we have not had enough room for all of the students who were interested in attending camp. If you applied to camp last year, and we were unable to find a spot for you, we will make an extra effort to find a place for you this year.