Partner Summer Programs in North Carolina

We have partnered with groups throughout the state of North Carolina in order to bring engineering summer camp experiences to more children. We hope to offer programs at additional locations around the state in future years. At all locations, students will experience engineering through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities.

Campers in partner camp location

Camp Locations and Information

Select the links below to find out more about the programs offered at each North Carolina location.


Engineering Camp Charlotte

High School Day Camps: June 18 – 22June 25 – 29July 30 – August 3
Middle School Day Camps: June 18 – 22June 25 – 29July 30 – August 3
Elementary School Day Camps: July 9 – 13July 16 – 20July 23 – 27

In 2018, Engineering Camp Charlotte will return to Queens University of Charlotte with week long day camps for students in rising 3rd – 8th grades.  A NEW high school day camp program will be accepting students in rising 9th – 11th grades.

This year, the Charlotte program will allow for automatic enrollment. Cost per attendee is $385 per week (with an option for lunch).

Enrollment begins January 2, 2018 at  Contact Jennifer Thompson with questions: or (980) 500-9345.


Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Elementary School Engineering Camp (1/2 days): July 9 – 13, 2018

Craven Community College Middle School Engineering Camp: TBA

To find out more about these to camp opportunities for rising 4th through 8th graders, please see Please see this website for more information.

Contact Susan Lloyd if you have any questions. She can be reached via phone at 252.444.3357 or email at


Innovation Camps (formerly known as Future Engineers Camps)

Elementary Future Engineers Camp Week 1 (rising 3rd – 5th): June 18 – 22, 2018
Elementary Future Engineers Camp Week 2 (rising 3rd – 5th): June 25 – 29, 2018

Middle Grade Future Engineers Camp (rising 6th – 8th): July 9 – 13, 2018
Robotics (rising 6th – 8th): July 16 – 20, 2018

Builders Boot Camp (rising 7th – 9th): July 16 – 20, 2018

Appalachian State University, Catawba County Champions of Education and NC State University have partnered together once again to bring engineering summer camps to elementary students and middle school students! The camps will be held at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Hickory and will be led by licensed elementary and middle schoolteachers in partnership with Appalachian State University faculty and students. Applicants will be able to choose from three different camps, a general engineering camp, a robotics focused camp and a building and construction camp.

For additional information and all application information, please go to the NCCET website. If you still have questions, please email NCCET directly.


Burke Engineering Camps

Elementary School Camp: (Rising 3rd-5th graders)  June 25th-29th at Western Piedmont Community College

Middle School Summer Camp: (Rising 6th-8th graders) July 9th-13th at Western Piedmont Community College

The Burke Engineering Summer Camps are held at the Foothills Higher Education Center in Morganton and will be for rising kindergarten through 10th graders. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will cost $225. Apply online via this link.

For additional information, please go to Burke Engineering Camps Web page or this link to apply.


Engineering Camp Pembroke

Middle School Engineering Camp: July 23 – 27, 2018

Elementary Engineering Camp: July 30 – August 3, 2018

UNC-Pembroke and NC State University College of Engineering are partnering together to bring engineering summer camps for rising 3rd through 8th graders to Pembroke. Each year, we’ll have fun new challenges for campers to experience. Camps run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For additional information and how to apply, please visit their website.


Engineering Discovery Camp

Middle/High School Camp: June 18 – 22, 2018

The Spindale camp for rising 7th through rising 11th graders will be held on the Isothermal Community College campus in Spindale, NC. For additional information and how to apply, please visit their website and Facebook page.


Wilson Engineering Summer Camps

Wilson Elementary School Camp: June 18 – 22, 2018

Wilson Middle School Camp: June 18 – 22, 2018

The Wilson camp will be held this coming summer on the campus of Wilson Community College in Wilson, NC. The curriculum is new every year, so students may return for new challenges. All rising 3rd – 5th grade students may apply for the elementary camp and all 6th – 9th grade students may apply for the middle school camp. Cost of the camp is $150 per student if the student resides in Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Halifax or Northampton Counties. If a student lives outside these counties, the cost will be $250. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

Please download and print the application (PDF). Mailing instructions are listed on the application.

For additional questions, please contact Betty Jones (252.813.8934) or Dr. Kathy Lawson (252.813.7510).