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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.

Camp Locations and Information

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

Charlotte

Engineering Camp Charlotte

June 19-23
Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2)
Aeronautical Challenges (gr 3-8)
Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)

June 26-30
Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2)
Engineering in Space (gr 3-8)
Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)

July 10-14
Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2)
Mechanical Madness (gr 3-8)
Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)

July 17-21
Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2)
Zap! Electrical Engineering Exploration (gr 3-8)
Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)

July 24-28
Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2)
Megastructures on Earth (gr 3-8)

Engineering Camp Charlotte will be held at Queens University of Charlotte with week long day camps for students in rising K-11th grades. Detailed camp descriptions and showcases of past years can be found at engineeringcampcharlotte.com.

The Charlotte program will allow for automatic enrollment. Cost per camp varies per camp.

Currently enrolling at engineeringcampcharlotte.com. Contact Jennifer Thompson with questions: jennifer@cynosurelearning.com or (980) 500-9345.

Elizabeth City

Engineering Summer Camps

Elementary School Camp: (Rising 3rd-5th graders) Dates TBD
Middle School Camp: (Rising 6th-8th graders) Dates TBD

The Elizabeth City Engineering Summer Camps are held at Elizabeth City State University will be for rising 3rd through 5th graders. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Graham

Alamance Engineering Summer Camps

Elementary School Camp: (Rising 3rd-5th graders) Dates TBD

The Alamance Engineering Summer Camp is held at the Alamance Community College will be for rising 3rd  through 5th graders. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Apply online via this link.  For additional information, please visit the Alamance Engineering Camp page.

Havelock

Craven Community College – Havelock Campus
The Challenge is On! Engineering Camp

High School: July 10-14 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Middle School: July 17-21 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Craven Community College, in partnership with the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation, will be offering a week-long, non-residential summer day camp for students on the Craven Community College Havelock campus. Local STEM teachers will lead the camp in partnership with Fleet Readiness Center East engineering staff and NC State University Faculty. To find out more about the camps and to apply, visit this website. For more information, you may call (252) 444-0739

Hickory

Innovation Camps

Engineering Pioneers (rising 1st-2nd graders) June 12th-16th, 2023
This camp is for younger children, introducing them to STEM concepts during the formative years of their educational journey. Tailor made for younger students this camp is educational, hands-on and FUN!

Future Engineers Camp (rising 3rd-4th graders) June 12th-16th, 2023 & (rising 5th-6th graders) June 19th-23rd, 2023

Students imagine, collaborate, explore and create, all while learning age appropriate STEM skills that will challenge them and help them in school and beyond.

Coding Camp (rising 5th-6th graders) June 19th-23rd, 2023 & (rising 7th-9th graders) June 26th-30th, 2023

Students set forth on a journey of ingenuity and inspiration as they learn basic coding principles used to create webpages, games and much more. Campers will put what they learn to practical use as they work together to solve “real-world” situations.

Robotics (rising 3rd-4th graders) July 10th-14th, 2023 & (rising 5th-6th graders) July 24th-28th, 2023

Student creativity and imagination is brought to life as they learn how to build and program a LEGO® EV3 robot by utilizing award-winning software.

Appalachian State University, Catawba County Champions of Education and NC State University have partnered together once again to bring engineering summer camps to elementary, middle and high school students! The camps will be held at the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in Hickory and will be led by licensed K-12 educators in partnership with Appalachian State University and NC State University faculty and students. Applicants will be able to choose from six different camps this summer, a general engineering camp, a robotics focused camp, a coding camp, a product development and a building and construction camp.

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

Jacksonville

SAME/U.S. Marine Corps STEM, Engineering & Construction Camp

2024 Camp Dates: June 23 – 29

The SAME/U.S. Marine Corps STEM, Engineering & Construction Camp is a week-long, in-residence camp geared towards rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students. Located at Camp Lejeune, we provide a truly unique and engaging experience for students looking to learn more about professional military and government careers, and how to work with clients to deliver sound installation and facilities-related products. 2024 Camp – June 23-29, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC Visit their registration link to learn more.

Pembroke

Engineering Camp Pembroke

Elementary Engineering Camp: TBD
Middle School Engineering Camp: TBD

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.

Raleigh

SECURE IT Summer Academy

Target Student: Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders

  • Session 1: June 15-19 (Beginner/Intermediate)
  • Session 2: June 22-26 (Intermediate/Advanced)

SECURE IT is a one-week-long, non-residential Cybersecurity summer academy held at the University of Maryland-College Park and North Carolina State University. The camp will be offered to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students will learn the strategies and techniques to defeat cyber attacks, secure networks, and protect sensitive data. Delve into ethical hacking, encryption, and cybersecurity careers. middle schoolers to learn to think like a cyber detective and employ design thinking to protect the things that they interact with daily (smart technologies, wearables, internet sites). 

To find out more about the camp and to apply, visit this website. For more information, please contact Ronaisha Ruth:rmruth@ncsu.edu  

Young Investigators’ Summer Program in Nuclear Engineering

  • 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. Further information about the program can be found here. Questions about the Young Investigators’ Summer Program ONLY: Lisa Marshall, Nuclear Engineering, Director of Outreach, lisa.marshall@ncsu.edu

Spindale

Engineering Discovery Camp

Middle/High School Camp: June 19-23, 2023

The Spindale camp for rising 7th through rising 9th graders will be held in person from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Isothermal Community College campus in Spindale, NC. For additional information and how to apply, please visit their website and Facebook page.

Wilson

Wilson Engineering Summer Camps

Elementary School Camp: Rising 3rd-5th graders
Middle School Camp: Rising 6th-9th graders
June 17-21, 2024 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

NC State College of Engineering, Wilson Community College and the Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council will offer a week-long summer day camp for elementary and middle school students.  Campers not only learn how engineers impact society, but they also experience engineering themselves through hands-on, creative investigations and designs. The curriculum is new every year, so students may return for new challenges. FABLAB will be returning!

The Wilson Camp will be held at the Lee Technology Center on the campus of Wilson Community College in Wilson, NC.  Cost of the camp is $150 IF the student resides in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton or Wilson counties.  If the student lives outside of these counties, the cost will be $300. See our camp flyer. Apply here.

The registration deadline is May 15, 2024 or sooner if camp fills.  Payment is due upon acceptance to secure the student’s place.  

For additional information, please contact Susan Varnell (252-813-0056) or Karri Hodges (252-316-8585).  Teachers interested in any of the positions may request an application from the camp director at sdvarnell@ncsu.edu.