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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.


Engineering Camp Charlotte

General Engineering: Middle School/ High School: July 6 – 10

General Engineering: Elementary School/  Intro to Engineering (K-2): July 13–17

General Engineering: High School/ Mechanical Engineering: Machines, Motors, and More (3-8): July 20–24

Aerospace Engineering: Our Atmosphere and Beyond (3-8)/ Intro to Engineering (K-2): July 27–31

Engineering Camp Charlotte will be held at Queens University of Charlotte with week long day camps for students in rising 3rd – 8th grades.  Our high school day camp program will be accepting students in rising 9th – 11th grades.

The Charlotte program will allow for automatic enrollment. Cost per camp varies per camp (with an option for lunch).

Enrollment begins January 2, 2020 at  Contact Jennifer Thompson with questions: or (980) 500-9345.


Alamance Engineering Summer Camps

Elementary School Camp: (Rising 3rd-5th graders) June 22nd-26th, 2020

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, and will cost $100. Apply online via this link. The application deadline is April 30, 2020.

For additional information, please visit the Alamance Engineering Camp page. Teachers are welcome to apply via this application


Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Elementary School Engineering Camp (1/2 days): TBA

Craven Community College Middle School Engineering Camp: TBA

To find out more about the elementary camp, visit this website.  For the rising 4th through 8th grader camp, contact Susan Lloyd if you have any questions. She can be reached via phone at 252.444.3357 or email at


Innovation Camps

Coding Camp (Rising 6th-8th Grades)-June 22-26, 2020
This camp will take students on a journey of creativity and imagination. They will learn basic coding principles used to create web pages, games, and much more.

NEW Engineering Pioneers Camp (Rising 1st-3rd Grades) July 6-10, 2020
This is a new camp for younger children. It’s mission is to introduce STEM in the formative years of their educational journey. This introductory camp is geared to give students a variety of hands-on challenges to keep young minds engaged. Students will imagine, collaborate, explore, and create as they learn STEM skills.

Future Engineers Camp (Rising 4th-6th Grades) July 6-10, 2020
This camp allows students to imagine, collaborate, explore and create all while learning STEM skills that will help them in school and life. Students will also build and program a LEGO EV3 robot to complete various challenges.

Robotics Camp (Rising 4th-6th Grades) July 13-17, 2020
In this camp students’ creativity and imagination is brought to life as they learn how to build and program a LEGO EV3 robot to complete challenges in our custom arenas.

Builders Boot Camp (Rising 7th-10th Grades) July 13-17, 2020
This camp will teach students the “tricks of the trade” in building and construction sciences. They will work on individual and team projects while learning about appropriate tool usage and safety.

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 go to the NCCET website. If you still have questions, please email NCCET directly.


Burke Engineering Camps

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

Middle School Summer Camp: (Rising 6th-8th graders) TBA

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

Elementary Engineering Camp: July 20 – 24, 2020

Middle School Engineering Camp: July 27 – 31, 2020

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 15 – 19, 2020

The Spindale camp for rising 7th through rising 9th 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 22-26, 2020

Wilson Middle School Camp: June 22-26, 2020

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 rising 6th – 9th grade students may apply for the middle school camp. Cost of the camp is $200 per student if the student resides in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson Counties. If a student lives outside these counties, the cost will be $300. The application deadline is April 3, 2020.

Please download and print the Student Application Form. Mailing instructions are listed on the application.

For additional questions, please contact Susan Varnell (252.231.3075) or Karri Hodges (252.985.9868). Teachers interested in any of the positions, may apply via the Teacher Application Form.