North Carolina Summer Programs and Camps for High School and Middle School Students

This page of the directory includes information about North Carolina summer education programs. North Carolina has a diverse set of summer programs that are available for students. The programs are held in a variety of locations in the state, which include Boone, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston-Salem as well as other places.

The summer programs in North Carolina offer students the chance to learn about a variety of different areas such as art, engineering, music, pre-college, science, technology, and more. North Carolina summer programs can provide students with the chance to examine topics of interest, meet and work with peers, gain experience on university campuses, and learn about fields of study as well as potential career options. The postings on this page include information about North Carolina summer programs for high school students and middle school students.

North Carolina Summer Program Spotlights



UNC Greensboro

University of North Carolina, Greensboro Summer Music Programs



Wake Forest

Wake Forest University Summer Pre-College Insitutes

 

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North Carolina Summer Education Programs



Appalachian State

Appalachian State Summer Innovation Program – Boone, North Carolina
The North Carolina Center for Engineering Technology at Appalachian State University offers summer innovation camps for students of a variety of ages. The Future Engineer Summer Camp has a program for students in grades three through five and for students in grades six through eight. This program allows students to get an introduction to engineering ideas. The Coding Summer Camp is designed for students in grades six through eight and gives students the chance to learn about computer science. The Product Development Summer Camp is intended for students in grades nine through twelve and it enables participants to examine the process of designing a product and taking it to market. The Robotics Summer Camp is for students in grades four through six and it enables participants to learn about the fundamentals of robotics. The Builders Boot Camp Summer Program is for students in grades seven through ten and it is designed to help participants learn about construction, building, and using tools appropriately.
Participants: High school, middle school, and elementary students.



Duke

Duke University Summer Programs – Durham, North Carolina
Duke offers several programs that are designed to provide students with a productive summer. Students in grades ten through twelve can attend the Summer College Program.  This program provides students with the opportunity to take courses and experience residential life at the university. The Summer Academy is intended for students in grades nine through twelve. This program is designed to enhance student leadership skills, particularly in the areas of communication, presentation, and collaboration. The Accelerated STEM Academy is for students in grades nine through twelve. This program gives students a chance to learn the STEM fields, develop knowledge about the research process, and gain an understanding of the resources that can be utilized in a research setting at a university.  All of the summer programs can help students examine topics of interest, learn about college life, and explore potential college majors and careers.
Participants: High school students (grade-levels vary depending on the program.



TIP

TIP Summer Studies at Duke – Durham, North Carolina
The TIP Summer Program enables gifted and talented students to participate in problem-based learning activities. During the program, students have the opportunity to investigate and examine academic areas of interest. The program also provides students with a residential experience along with extracurricular evening programming. Overall, TIP Summer Studies gives students a chance to connect with peers, interact with instructors, and expand their learning about high-interest topics.
Participants: Students in grades 7-10.



UNCSA

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Programs. – Winston Salem, North Carolina
The UNCSA Summer Programs provides students with the opportunity to receive training in dance, drama, and the visual arts. Students learn about integrating other subject areas into the arts and the importance that the arts play in communities. The program allows students to experience life at a higher education institute that has an emphasis on the arts. In addition, participating students have a chance to interact with peers as well as their instructors and share the interest that they have in the arts.
Participants: High school students.



UNC Charlotte

University of North Carolina, Charlotte Summer Camps – Charlotte, North Carolina
UNC Charlotte provides summer programming for students in grades one through twelve. Cool School Camps are for students in grades one through four. This program provides students with hands-on learning activities and they are encouraged to explore their academic interests. Fortyniner Minor is for students grades five through eight. This program uses an interdisciplinary approach to help students extend their learning beyond the school year. The Niner Academy is for students in grades nine through twelve. This program is designed to help students become prepared for the college environment and the workforce. The Robotics Summer Camp is for students in grades four through twelve and it is designed to promote the area of robotics engineering. This program help students learn more about careers in the engineering field.
Participants: Students in grades 1-12.



UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro Summer Music Camps – Greensboro, North Carolina
UNC Greensboro offers summer camps to promote the area of music among students. Students can take part in summer camps that are focused on band, orchestra, mixed chorus, and piano. Participants have the opportunity to enhance their musical skills while also interacting with peers and instructors. The culminating experience involves a performance among participants for families and friends.
Participants: Students grades 5-12.



Wake Forest

Wake Forest Summer Pre-College Summer Institutes Programs – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wake Forest offers residential institutes for high school students during the summer. Students have the opportunity to explore a topic of interest in areas such as medicine, business, dance, engineering, film, and more. Participating students engage in active experiences and discussions to learn more about the potential majors and careers that would align with their goals.
Participants: High school students.



Western Carolina

Western Carolina University Summer Art Camp – Cullowhee, North Carolina
The Art Tastic Summer Camp focuses on visual arts for students in grades six through ten. Students are able to work on projects that are designed to cultivate their interest in art. Students learn about different areas in visual arts such as ceramics, drawing, and crafts.
Participants: Students in grades 6-10.

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