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Summer Programs (preschool, elementary, and middle school)

JC Raulston Arboretum Summer Garden Camps

Summer Garden Camps engage campers in hands-on science lessons; garden investigations; arts and crafts; and fun, energetic games and activities.  Summer 2014 topics include garden photography for middle schoolers, garden critters for preschoolers, nature detectives and garden to table for elementary school students.  For more information, please visit the JCRA Summer Garden Camp webpage.

Design Camp

Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design. Design Camp informs students about college study in design and raises awareness of the impact of design in all aspects of our everyday lives. The skills in design thinking and creative experience gained at Design Camp can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future. For more information, visit the Design Camp website:design.ncsu.edu/designcamp

Summer Programs (3rd-8th graders)

4-H Camp

North Carolina 4-H Camp programs offer campers a great chance to learn, develop life skills and form attitudes that will help them to become self-directing and productive members of society. For more information, visit the 4-H Camp website.

Chinese Language and Culture

“Ni Hao” Wolfpack – Chinese Language and Culture Camp for rising 6th- rising 12 graders
At this interactive camp, rising 6th through rising 12th graders will enjoy a Chinese language and culture camp to help them learn about a new culture and get them excited to communicate with a larger world. The Confucius Institute at NC State University has been sharing Chinese language and culture since 2007 and specializes in community programs. At the end of the camp, we welcome families to come to the final performance to see what students have learned. This camp’s intention is to get your child excited about a new culture or help them continue their interest in Chinese. This camp will provide a taste of Chinese language and culture with Chinese words incorporated into all sessions of the camp.
Option 1: Monday June 19 – Friday June 23, 2017
Option 2: Monday June 26 – Friday June 30, 2017
Visit website for more details:  https://confucius.oia.ncsu.edu/programs-events/ni-hao-wolfpack/

Signature Student Program Offerings through The Science House

Whether you’re a fourth grader ready to make a pasta tower or are in high school and want to learn more about robotics, The Science House has a program, camp, or activity to fit your schedule. Explore and get involved with program sure to change the way you see your world. For more information, visit The Science House website.

Summer Engineering Programs for Elementary School Students

Rising 3rd through 5th grade students will experience engineering through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities. The goal of the camp is to show students what engineering is all about and to expose them to the fact that “engineers’ work” is all around them. New activities are introduced each year by this College of Engineering program. Past activities have included rocket design, egg drops and more. Students may attend a single week of engineering camp each summer. For more information, visit the Engineering Summer Programs website.

Summer Engineering Programs for Middle School Students

Rising 6th through 9th grade students will experience engineering through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities. The goal of the camp is to show students what engineering is all about and to expose them to the fact that “engineers’ work” is all around them. New activities are introduced each year by this College of Engineering Program. Past activities have included rocket design, egg drops and more. Students may attend a single week of engineering camp each summer. For more information, visit the Engineering Summer Programs website.

Study Skills Course for Middle School Students

The Study Skills Course focuses on organization, learning strategies, and test-taking skills. The course is one-week long, and students are grouped by grade (6th – 8th). For more information, visit the Study Skills Course website.

Young Writers’ Workshop

The Young Writers’ Workshop, a nonresidential writing camp, brings 4th – 8th grade students to the NCSU campus to study creative writing with published NC writers. The two-week, afternoon workshop offers classes in fiction, poetry, and drama every summer. Other classes in science fiction and creative nonfiction are offered when teachers are available. For more information, visit the Young Writers’ website.top ]

Programs Throughout the Year (3rd-8th graders)

4-H Camp

North Carolina 4-H Camp programs offer campers a great chance to learn, develop life skills and form attitudes that will help them to become self-directing and productive members of society. For more information, visit the 4-H Camp website.

TRIO Talent Search Program

TRIO Talent Search provides programming to middle and high school students. The program’s mission is to provide equal access to quality education and facilitate retention and promotion from middle and high school through college. This program is federally funded and students must meet federal admissions criteria, attend one of the targeted schools, and demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing education beyond high school. For more information, visit the ETS Program website.

Imhotep Academy

Imhotep Academy introduces under-represented students (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and Women) in 6th – 8th grades to science, mathematics and technology at NC State University. The program uses laboratory experiments, research projects, classroom instruction, and field trips to introduce students to the rigorous and exciting worlds of chemistry, mathematics, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, physics and statistics. For more information, visit the Imhotep Academy website.

North Carolina Math and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program

The North Carolina Math and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program provides year-round mentoring and academic opportunities to under-served students in grades 6-12. The NC-MSEN Pre-College Program spans the state, with locations in nine universities across North Carolina. The program prepares students for college and the pursuit of careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and related fields. NC-MSEN Pre-College Program students are highly successful: 98 percent go on to four-year colleges or universities, and 82 percent choose STEM and education career paths. The NC-MSEN Pre-College Program is an active member of the College of Education at NC State.For more information, visit the NC-MSEN website.