Summer Ventures in Science & Math is a GREAT four-week summer program for 10th & 11th graders. It is an academic program intended to reward & stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth & development in science & math. Program topics are: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Archaeology/Anthropology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics. For more info., go to summerventures.org. Deadline is 1/31.
QuestBridge’s National College Match program connects outstanding low-income rising seniors with admission & full four-year scholarships to the nation’s leading colleges. Apply online at questbridge.org.
The Duke Univ. Talent Identification Program is offering many summer programs challenging academically talented students. Courses can be found at tip.duke.edu/fsi.
Duke Summer Academy is offering sessions this summer for juniors. Go to http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students to apply.
NCSU College of Design Camps. The purpose of these camps is to expose high school students to academic and professional pursuits in architecture, graphic design, landscape architecture, art + design and industrial design. Registration for the Design Camps will begin in February. These camps fill up VERY quickly so register early!
The General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge Institute will be held for a week in June & July. This is a great leadership conference to attend. Cost is $600. For more info. & an application, go to https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/youth-shelton-challenge/.
The Free Enterprise Leadership Conference is a one-week program on economics, the role of government in relation to the free enterprise system & personal responsibility. Students will meet prominent business & community leaders. Cost is $150. For more info. or an application, go to http://www.jessehelmscenter.org/programs/free-enterprise-leadership-challenge/summer-program/.
NCSU is offering several summer enrichment opportunities. They’re offering programs in Aerospace Engineering, Autonomous Robotics, Biological Engineering, Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering/Construction Management, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Wolfpack Motorsports, Young Investigators In Nuclear Technology, Environmental Science, Design Camp, EnviroTech., Young Writers’ Workshop, Paper Science, Performing Inquiry Based Exploration, Science of Sports, Summer Textile Exploration Program, & 4-H Camps. Call toll free 866-294-9902 for more info. or go to http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms/.
ASU Forensic Anthropology Summer Camp & other Camps will be held in July. Cost - $600. You can register for this in January at http://conferences-camps.appstate.edu/youth-camps. Deadline is 5/1.
College of William & Mary offers two Early American History college classes for high school student’s grades 10-12. “From Jamestown through the American Revolution” & “From the American Revolution Go to http://www.wm.edu/as/niahd/precollegiatesummer/index.php for more info.
The Broyhill Leadership Conference on personal development & leadership training will be held at Queens Univ. in June. Cost is $280. Apply at http://www.broyhill-leadership.org/. Deadline is 6/2.
The Summer Youth Community Economic Development Leadership Internship Program through the NC Community Development Initiative, Inc. is now accepting applications. Students will meet community leaders, discussions, trainings, individual & group work, & field trips. Apply at http://www.ncinitiative.org/leadership-development/youth/application-materials. Application is not up yet. Deadline is 3/31.
The Roy Williams Boys Basketball Camp at UNC will be held in June to help boys work on their basketball skills. Cost is TBD. Application opens in mid-Dec. For more info., go to http://www.roywilliamsuncbasketballcamp.com.
The Slyvia Hatchell Girls Basketball Camp at UNC will be held in June to help girls work on their basketball skills. Cost is $380.http://www.uncgirlsbasketballcamps.com.
Annual Triangle Youth Leadership Conference will be held at NC State Univ. We are seeking motivated students in any high school grade to apply. The two-day conference will take place on NC State’s campus in February. The conference will cost $110 per student. This cost includes lodging for one night and five meals. Some highlights of past year’s conferences include: Workshops presented by N.C. State students on tangible skills such as charismatic leadership, design thinking, harnessing your own personality, followership and other types of leadership, becoming legendary through professionalism and team dynamics. Real-life problem-solving challenges such as fish kills, homelessness, voter apathy, urban congestion, obesity and environmental degradation. Guest speakers and panelists from the N.C. State student body, local industries, and organizations such the N.C. Legislature, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, Undercover Colors SAS, and N.C. Special Olympics. Apply to the conference at http://triangleleadership.com/tylc8.
UNC Project UPLIFT Project Uplift is a special program that enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus. Students spend two days visiting classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students, and participating in cultural and social activities. Cost is $35. I can nominate 15 students. Please let me know if you want me to nominate you.
Central Electric Membership Corp. & Randolph Electric Membership Corp. is paying for 4 students in their area to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, DC in June. You will meet with congressmen, visit government agencies & historical sites, as you learn more about government & cooperatives. See me for an application ASAP. This is a cool program.
US Naval Academy is offering a Summer STEM program for students pursing careers in engineering and technology. Go to www.usna.edu/admissions/stem to apply beginning in Jan.
Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program for High School Girls will take place the end of June. Please visit www.smith.edu/ssep for more information. Cost is $50. Early Application deadline is 3/1.
Johnson & Wales Univ. is offering an Early Enrollment Program for motivated juniors. Juniors will complete their senior year there & take college courses in one of their majors at the same time. Students will save approx. $15,000 in tuition. For an application, go to jwu.edu/admissions & select high school juniors, & then complete the EEP application or see me if interested.
The NC Farm Bureau Federation is sponsoring the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders at NC A&T & NCSU during June. This is free. Leadership & awareness of career opportunities in agriculture & related fields will be covered. For an application, go to www.ncfb.org/Programs/Institute-for-Agriculture-Leaders for more info. Deadline is 3/31 to have application to the local Farm Bureau office. Great Program!
The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders at ASU will be held in July. You should be interested in majoring in business in college and demonstrate leadership potential. It is a 3-week activity focusing on exploring business careers & extracurricular activities, and traveling to New York City & Washington, DC. Cost is $1500. Go to marthaguy.appstate.edu for an application & additional info. Deadline is Feb.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences. This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including: Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Forensic, Mechanical. Eligible students must: be between the ages of 16-18, have completed courses in precalculus and physics, & submit an online application. Interested in learning more? Attend an online information session or visit Pre-Engineering Summer Academy.
From sports to economics and race to gender, Duke Summer College is offering a host of captivating courses that study society’s most pressing issues. See the list for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer: Advertising and Society: A Global Perspective, Introductory Psychology, Gender, Work and Organization, Race, Power and Identity: From (Muhammad) Ali to (Colin) Kaepernick, Language and Social Identity, Contagion in Culture and Society, Drugs, Theory & Culture, & Finance Fictions. For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.
VetCAMP will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days for those interested in a career in veterinarian medicine . During the program, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. The application is due in January and can be found online at http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp.
The below opportunities can be found at: https://www.cfnc.org/site/planner/student_enrichment_search.jsp
Academic Enrichment Opportunities (AEO) Description: Students with exceptional high school records who have exhausted all course options available at their high school may take NC State courses for credit while still in high school. View Additional Information Advanced Wildlife Science Summer Program Description: This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a college education in the wildlife field. Successful participants will have attended a previous wildlife program at Lees-McRae College or have previous experience working with and handling wildlife. Participants will work in a clinical setting alongside mentors and staff, engage in advanced wildlife studies, conduct education programs and tour parts of western North Carolina to study wildlife. View Additional Information Ag-DISCOVERY Description: Ag-DISCOVERY is a two week residential camp for students designed to help high school students learn about careers in plant science. Students live on the college campus and learn about science from university professors and practicing entomologists, botanists, and plant pathologists. Participants gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students also participate in character and team-building activities. View Additional Information Aggie Enrichment Camp Description: The objective of the Aggie Enrichment Camps at North Carolina A&T State University is to provide enrichment activities and promote interdisciplinary learning experiences for elementary, middle and high school students throughout the summer. Parents and campers have the opportunity to choose from many programs and attend one or several camps. View Additional Information All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp - UNCG Description: A weeklong summer camp with day and overnight options designed to give in-depth, hands-on instruction in the arts and sciences and enhanced with technology. The camp includes recreation, citizenship and entertainment. Held on college campuses, the camp provides an early college-like experience. View Additional Information American Red Cross Babysitting Description: Are you a current or future babysitter? Do you enjoy playing with kids? Do you see yourself as a future teacher or counselor? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this camp is for you! This camp will help you develop leadership skills, develop a babysitting business, keep yourself and others safe, help children behave, and learn about basic child care and first aid. From changing diapers to feeding toddlers, to performing life-saving procedures, this camp is for YOU! View Additional Information American Sign Language: Beginning Description: Have you always wanted to learn to sign and communicate with others who use sign language? In the America Sign Language Camp, students will learn how to sign common vocabulary often seen in our daily lives. You will also learn how to apply vocabulary words in ASL grammar and structures. Lastly, you will learn about the general deaf culture. Experience learning sign language in a fun incorporated and engaging learning environment. View Additional Information American Sign Language: Intermediate Description: Do you want to expand your signing vocabulary words and signing skills? The Intermediate Sign Language Camp will introduce techniques to expand signing skills by learning additional vocabulary words. Students will also learn how to converse more as well as formulate ASL sentences. Lastly you will learn about fun deaf culture facts. Experience learning sign language in a fun incorporated and an engaging learning environment. View Additional Information Appalachian Anatomy and Physiology Camp Description: These camps provide high school students that are considering a future in any field of health science with hands-on experience studying the major organ systems of the body, as well as discussion about diseases and injuries that affect these systems. Staff will work with each student to broaden their understanding of basic sciences and health sciences. There are no prerequisites except a strong interest in the sciences and adequate science and math background to understand the labs and lectures. View Additional Information Appalachian Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science Description: The mission of Upward Bound is to serve identified students for their high school career providing increased academic support and enrichment activities to increase postsecondary enrollment rates. View Additional Information Aviation Boot Camp Description: Imagination takes flight. Participants will learn about how airplanes work, make their own scale model and create a project with their new sheet metal riveting skills. Supplies and lunch provided. View Additional Information ASU Forensic Science Camp Description: Investigate a suspicious arson, detect and classify fingerprints, identify unknown drugs, compare trace evidence using a microscope, and detect gunshot residue just like professional investigators. This camp is designed for students with an interest in the laboratory analysis of crime scene evidence. View Additional Information AVID Description: The AVID program serves underrepresented students in over 35 school districts statewide by enrolling them in a college preparatory sequence and an elective section of AVID courses, where they receive additional writing curriculum, college placement exam preparation, and many other advantages. View Additional Information Babysitter Boot Camp Description: Provide care with confidence. Participants learn the basics of babysitting, safety and how to help a child with a medical emergency. CPR certification available. Supplies and lunch provided View Additional Information Basics of Biotech Description: Explore biotechnology! This course gives students an introduction into the careers of a biotechnologist. Students learn through experiences with molecular biology lab techniques, e-textiles, 3D printing, and other experiences in the world of microbes. Additionally, students will learn why it is sometimes important to keep things scrupulously clean, and how it feels to work in an ultra clean environment. This work will be done in the context of understanding genetic engineering and bioethics. View Additional Information Cake Decorating Camp: Intermediate Description: Take your beginning cake decorating skills to the next level! Learn how to work with rolled fondant, gum paste, and royal icing; cover square cakes; prepare drapes; paint on fondant; create facial expressions on fondant characters – and more! You’ll perfect these techniques on styrofoam bases (instead of cakes) so you can preserve your creations for display. View Additional Information Cake Decorating: Beginning Description: Learn to level, tort, frost, and fill. This camp will explore using all these techniques on cupcakes, round cakes, and square cakes. Campers will also gain experience using rolled fondant, buttercream frostings, creating different borders, and royal icing embroidery. **Campers must bake at home and bring the goods to class to be decorated. Cake decorating supply list: http://tinyurl.com/z4urqgu View Additional Information Cannon Music Camp Description: On the campus of Appalachian State University, this 3-week camp is the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Grade Level IV performance: Most students are level IV if they have completed courses, relevant skills and played for 1-2 years in their school band, orchestra or choir. Cannon Music Camp students should be able to read music and take a theory class. View Additional Information College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) Description: College Foundation of North Carolina is the premier college access program in the United States with the mission of increasing the college-going rate in North Carolina. CFNC consists of an Internet site and a Resource Center designed to provide a comprehensive program to assist all students in planning, applying, and paying for college in North Carolina. CFNC.org offers a wide range of career planning and personal assessment tools for students of all ages (kindergarten to college and beyond). View Additional Information Cosmetology Boot Camp Description: Bring the salon home. Participants learn techniques of professional manicuring and nail art. Take home kit and lunch included. View Additional Information County Cooperative Extension Service Programs Description: Students are offered various opportunities for leadership and learning in the areas of science and health. Local programs are offered to meet the needs of youth in each county. Please check the website listed below for your local County Cooperative Extension Center. View Additional Information Creating Cool Websites Description: Learn to create fantastic and inviting websites that will give you bragging rights. Learn how to use WordPress, open-source free software, to create beautiful sites and blogs - and how to link them to social sharing sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and others. View Additional Information Culinary Boot Camp Description: Learn how to cook your favorite foods. This course will challenge students to learn about, prepare and eat their favorite Italian, Mexican, and American classics. Supplies and lunch will be provided. View Additional Information Cyber Security Boot Camp Description: Secure your future. Participants will learn the basics of cyber security, the value of their information, and how to be safe in a digital world. View Additional Information Design Camp - High School Day Camp Description: Design Camp High School Day Camp is an intermediate day program for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders held in a studio setting at the College of Design at NC State University. Camp participants are introduced to the design process through a series of interdisciplinary projects covering the range of studio disciplines with a focus on design fundamentals and the application of design in the real world. View Additional Information Design Camp - High School Residential Camp Description: Design Camp High School Residential Camp is an intermediate program for rising 11th and 12th graders held in a studio setting at the College of Design at NC State University. Camp participants work on a variety of projects in the following design disciplines: architecture/landscape architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and art + design. View Additional Information Design Camp - Middle School Day Camp Description: Design Camp Middle School Day Camp is for rising 6th-8th graders focused on introducing students to design thinking through a series of hands-on design challenges that explore a range of design disciplines. Studio activities are designed to stimulate creativity and strengthen student’s creative problem solving and visual literacy. View Additional Information Discovery Days Description: Students will learn about the Pre-Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Research, and Nursing undergraduate programs through lectures and hands on labs and activities. View Additional Information Drawing & Acrylic Painting Camp Description: In this camp, students are encouraged to develop their unique artistic abilities while expanding their knowledge of drawing and painting techniques. Each morning, students can freely draw as many images as they learn and master throughout the week. In the afternoons, students will learn about paint colors, palette mixing and application using a variety of medium and styles on acrylic canvas. View Additional Information Drones, Drones, Drones! Description: Learn the ups and downs of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle technology (UAV), otherwise known as DRONES! Discover the science and technology behind building, programming, test flying small Drones safely, and in compliance with current FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) rules and regulations. Campers will meet and learn from a FAA licensed and insured Drone instructor/operator. View Additional Information Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) Description: Duke TIP works with academically gifted students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, and support students as they reach their highest potential. TIP provides programming for students in fourth through twelfth grade, including: two talent searches with a variety of benefits, including special publications and recognition ceremonies; summer residential programs; distance learning options; weekend academic year programs; and Independent Learning products. View Additional Information Early Accelerator Description: Early Accelerator (for rising 7th - 9th grade) courses are designed to provide students from around the country and the world the opportunity to come together in diverse groups to live and learn together while gaining hands-on experience in STEM topics. Early Accelerator students live on campus for week-long sessions at NCSSM in Durham or Brevard College in Western NC. View Additional Information Engineering Discovery Camp Description: Led by licensed teachers specially trained by NCSU, the Engineering Discovery Camp at Isothermal Community College is a week-long day camp built to engage campers in the Engineering Design Process and the Grand Challenges of Engineering through hands-on activities. While the camper recruiting focus is on under-represented demographics in the engineering field, the camp is open to any eligible student who enjoys working in teams to develop creative solutions for challenging problems. View Additional Information Experience Exercise and Sport Science Description: Jump into exercising the mind and body! Come experience Exercise and Sport Science through hands-on learning in exercise, nutrition, sport management, personal fitness, and sport psychology. Through active programming, you will examine the field of exercise and sport science, including physical activity, nutrition, fitness, sport psychology, sport management, and team development realms. View Additional Information Exploring Data with SAS Description: Data are everywhere—they run our world. But how do you work with data? What do they mean? This camp, co-developed in conjunction with SAS Institute Inc., is designed to introduce you to principles of working with data in a business setting. View Additional Information Future Doctors and Scientists Camp at Appalachian State University Description: This residential camp include 5 days of clinical skills and/or 2.5 weeks of intense research in a biomedical laboratory with experienced national and international medical doctors and researchers! International guest speakers will also add a Global Perspective to the Program. Appalachian State University partners with an internationally renowned organization, the Apprentice Doctor, in hosting the clinical skills program. View Additional Information Future Engineers Camps Description: Discover and explore engineering in a week-long day camp for rising 3rd through 10th graders. Students experience engineering through age appropriate hands-on, investigations, and building activities. The workshops will show students what engineering is about focusing on using the engineering design process to solve problems and develop solutions. Older students will explore all of the different fields of engineering. View Additional Information Girls Raised in the Sciences Description: Experience the fun of STEM through hands-on activities! In this all-girls camp you'll grow a bacteria powered fuel cell, assemble mBots and use graphical programming language to control them, use CODAP to analyze the physics behind roller coasters before building your own prototype, use SOLIDWORKS to virtually construct your own LEGO creation, and much more. View Additional Information Greensboro Day School - Summer Programs Description: Various summer programs focused on academics, enrichment, and the arts. View Additional Information GEAR UP NC Appalachian Partnership Description: GEAR UP is a federally funded college access program with a goal to provide support to eligible school districts to increase the high school graduation and college enrollment rates. GEAR UP NC Appalachian Partnership works with 11 districts to provide college preparation activities, including college visits, after school programming, tutoring, and summer enrichment opportunities, to 15,000 middle and high school students and parents. View Additional Information Health Sciences Boot Camp Description: Get hands-on medical experience. Learn what it’s like to provide patient care, from nursing and surgical technology to phlebotomy and medical laboratory technology, as well as what keeps healthcare running in the digital age. Students will have the opportunity to explore the different Health Science programs available at COA. CPR certification is included. View Additional Information High School Music Theory Camp Description: This camp is designed to give high school students a sample of basic college music theory. It will help any student who is considering music as a major in college. Or it will help anyone who is excited about expanding his/her basic knowledge of music. PRIOR music reading ability IS necessary. View Additional Information Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) Description: The Institute for Future Ag. Leaders (IFAL) is a week-long program for rising high school seniors interested in the industry of agriculture. Emphasis is placed on: career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development. View Additional Information Intensive Piano Camp Description: This 6-day camp, with a concluding recital on Saturday, June 24, is designed for students who wish to have a week-long time of concentrated study of piano. Students should be at least 10 years old and should have a workable foundation in piano playing at their level and be comfortable with basic sight-reading skills and eager to meet the challenge of six days of focused practice and music-making and be clearly at or above intermediate level playing. View Additional Information July Experience at Davidson College Description: July Experience is a powerful summer academic experience! Spend three weeks at Davidson College, just north of Charlotte, N.C., being challenged by liberal arts courses taught by Davidson faculty, living in a residence hall with students from across the country and around the world, while participating in Davidson College traditions led by counselor/mentors who are current Davidson students. View Additional Information Junior Bulldog Program Description: UNC Asheville’s Junior Bulldog Program is an exciting campus visit designed specifically for middle schoolers. Aimed to promote college awareness, readiness and preparedness, students participate in activities centered on the richness of the liberal arts. Through our customized adventures in Admissions, Athletics and Academics, Explore the Tour promotes opportunities for middle school students to see themselves as part of a college campus by participating in real-life college experiences. View Additional Information Junior Seahawk Academy Description: Our goal is to motivate underrepresented middle school students in STEM and Health fields to develop interests in learning by allowing them to engage in real-world, hands on, field experiences. We also use technologies and books to help enhance students’ literacy skills and other math and science learning tools to spark their interests in pursuing STEM, Health and Teacher Education careers. View Additional Information K-9 STEM Enrichment Sessions Description: NCSSM offers 80+ synchronous enrichment classes, each meeting various NC and national competencies and objectives. All instruction is aligned with the competencies and objectives outlined nationally and by the state of North Carolina. Synchronous sessions are scheduled interactive opportunities that supplement classroom curriculum with hands-on activities. We have a wide range of sessions from STEM to computer science, biomedical engineering, and food science tracks. View Additional Information Lamar Stringfield Music Camp Description: The Lamar Stringfield Music day camp is a place where our campers become family in the one or two weeks of camp held in Raleigh, NC. Students, 4-18 years old, have experience ranging from one-year of study all the way up through advanced-level playing. All campers work alongside peers, mentors, and faculty to create and explore beautiful music – building friendships and community to return to year after year View Additional Information Level Design for Video Games Description: In this camp, students will learn to create 3D virtual environments using the industry-leading software Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). They will also learn how to build interactive elements common in games, such as doors opening and closing, elevators moving up and down, fan blades moving around, and triggering for many other actions. With this knowledge campers will be able to build an interactive environment using all pre-made game assets. View Additional Information Manufacturing Boot Camp Description: From idea to reality! This course will teach students how ideas go from paper to digital design to manufacturing the part and holding it in their hand. Students will be exposed to Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Integrated Machining (CIM), and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Supplies and lunch will be provided View Additional Information Marine Quest- Marine Ecosystem Engineers Description: Ever wonder why there are so many fiddler crabs in the marsh? Or why sea oats grow on dunes? If so, you are thinking like a Marine Ecologist because these are examples of ecosystem engineers – organisms that can create, change, or destroy a habitat that serves an entire ecosystem! Join us for a week of ecological creation as you learn about these construction critters and explore the different ecosystems they engineer. View Additional Information Marine Quest- Science Olympiad by the Sea Description: Spend a week with your Science Olympiad teammates preparing for the season. Snorkel, surf, kayak and boogie board your way to scientific principles that can help you successfully compete in Olympiad events such as bridges, dynamic planet, meteorology, fossils, road scholar and crave the wave. Each day will focus on team building and leadership while also enjoying our coastal habitats. View Additional Information Marine Quest- Sea GEMS Description: Swim in the wake of some truly inspirational marine scientists with Sea G.E.M.S.(Girls Exploring Marine Science) as you explore the contributions women have made to our understanding of the ocean. Discover their scientific achievements and learn how they have changed the way we explore the marine environment. Participate in a research cruise, investigating morphological and behavioral adaptations in marine life, and exploring Discover Scuba Diving (no prior experience necessary). View Additional Information Marine Quest- Sea Sports Science Description: Join MarineQuest for a high energy week of sea sports! Surf, paddle board, kayak, snorkel, fish and compete in the first ever MarineQuest triathlon. Research the tides and how they impact sports in the salt marsh. Understand the science behind fishing regulations. Explore the world of physics by collecting real time data while surfing and boogie boarding. Learn the science and safety you need to know when recreating in the outdoors. View Additional Information Marine Quest- Shark Trek Description: Study these beautiful apex predators and learn their value to the food chain and ecosystem viability. Explore shark biology and all their unique adaptations. Follow them on their recently discovered migration routes and learn how scientists track their travels. Investigate sharks of the past and the present! Learn about the efforts and importance of protecting and conserving shark populations. Share what you have learned in the completion of a public service announcement. View Additional Information Marine Quest- Shark Trek Description: Study these beautiful apex predators and learn their value to the food chain and ecosystem viability. Explore shark biology and all their unique adaptations. Follow them on their recently discovered migration routes and learn how scientists track their travels. Investigate sharks of the past and the present! Learn about the efforts and importance of protecting and conserving shark populations. Share what you have learned in the completion of a public service announcement. View Additional Information Marine Quest- Surf-n-Service Description: MarineQuest’s environmental and community service program is catching some waves this summer! Learn to surf while also completing 16 hours of community service. Projects include coastal restoration efforts, citizen science initiatives and sharing the wonders of the ocean with underserved kids. The fun doesn’t stop there! Brush up on your leadership skills and learn how to be a strong team leader while serving and learning to surf. View Additional Information MarineQuest – Dive Hawks Description: Dive into the world beneath the sea with MarineQuest’s wildly popular program Dive Hawks. This week long dive intensive program will provide young marine enthusiasts with an opportunity to earn their PADI open water dive certification which they will use to explore the ocean’s amazing aquatic life, beautiful artificial reefs and historical ship wrecks. Learn how SCUBA has changed the way marine scientists study the ocean through underwater research techniques. View Additional Information MarineQuest – O.C.E.A.N.S. Description: Think you want to be a marine biologist? How about an oceanographer? Maybe you prefer marine technology specialist? You can check out your career options at our program designed to let you step into the swim fins of different types of marine scientists. Gain first-hand experience using a variety of field equipment to collect data and monitor the marine environment. . New to 2013 try out diving by participating in a PADI Discover SCUBA diving course - no prior experience necessary! View Additional Information MarineQuest – Ocean Lab Description: Spend a week at Ocean Lab immersing yourself in the fantastic field of marine biology. Explore the biodiversity of the ocean, from the tiniest microbes to the largest whale, and discover some of the key species inhabiting our coastal waters, including sharks, sea turtles, whales, and local fishes. Learn about the important role that ocean chemistry, geology and physics plays in supporting marine life while conducting field studies in that great big outdoor lab we call an ocean. View Additional Information MarineQuest – Sea Shots Description: Join MarineQuest and explore the ocean through a new lens as you become a certified PADI National Geographic diver! While diving into this exciting underwater world, professional dive instructors will work with you to improve your buoyancy and navigation skills as you set off to complete an underwater exploration project using digital photography. View Additional Information MarineQuest - Coast Trek Description: Travel back in time to the age of giant prehistoric sharks and discover how NC’s coast has changed over the years. While time traveling through our coastal habitats back to the future, Trekkies will use the tools of oceanography, meteorology and paleontology to experience first-hand how hurricanes and other forces of nature have created the coastline that we see today. View Additional Information MarineQuest - Oceans-17 Description: Oceans-17 serves as the capstone program for MarineQuest. An intensive three-week long program for highly motivated teen marine scientists-in-training, Oceans-17 provides opportunities to conduct relevant lab and field based research alongside of UNCW marine science faculty, staff and graduate students. By utilizing equipment and technology to support their research efforts, students will be developing knowledge and skills that can enhance their future college experience. View Additional Information MarineQuest - Turtle Trek Description: Join MarineQuest as we embark on a Turtle Trek to study some of the oceans most threatened species. Explore sea turtle life cycles and follow the great migrations they undertake seasonally to feed, mate and nest. Learn how scientists track turtles as they travel. Investigate climate change and the potential threat sea level rise poses for the beaches where turtles nest. Learn about efforts to help protect and preserve our coastlines, and complete a coastal marine debris service project. View Additional Information MarineQuest - Underwater Ichthyologist Description: Learn how to identify different fish species and how to efficiently count individuals while earning the Project AWARE Fish ID specialty through PADI. Deepen your understanding and knowledge of sharks by completing the AWARE Shark Conservation specialty and finishing a service learning project. Add dives to your dive log and strengthen your diving technique while learning about the organisms that inhabit North Carolina’s local waters. View Additional Information MarineQuest Oceans of Change Description: Join us as we explore the science behind the headlines of the controversial topic: Climate Change. Investigate how scientists collect data on climate conditions and research data from the past contained in (ice) cores and fossils. Participate in a CORMP research cruise to checkout an active buoy and discuss current methods in ocean monitoring with one of their scientist. Discover how climate change impacts our coastline and the key species that migrate along it, including sea turtles and whales. View Additional Information MarineQuest Surf-n-Science Groms Description: This surfing intensive program has paired surfing with marine science to provide young marine enthusiasts the opportunity to develop surfing skills while gaining a real education in modern marine science. Learn how marine science has inspired the way surfing has developed into the amazing sport it is today. Explore ocean physics, board design, create your own surf art project, and compete in a beginners surfing contest. Familiarize yourself with the skills needed to become a lifelong surfer. View Additional Information MarineQuest- Sea LAB Description: Discover their scientific achievements and how they changed the way we explore the marine environment. Investigate the fields of marine technology and engineering during a research cruise. Use technology to visualize the ocean floor and analyze the water column. Learn the importance of ocean monitoring as you construct a working buoy. Explore the technology behind coastal management. And spend a day with Discover Scuba Diving (no prior experience necessary). View Additional Information MarineQuest-Ocean CheMystery Description: Discover the underlying chemical basis for some of the ocean's most mysterious environmental challenges. Why do sharks contain mercury? Why do whales have blisters? Why are corals dissolving? Investigate the analytical techniques that forensic chemists use to solve these kinds of mysteries. Learn how chemicals cycle through our atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere to impact life in the ocean. Explore a variety of coastal habitats while collecting data to monitor the marine environment. View Additional Information MarineQuest-TECHNOcean Description: Learn how scientists use GPS to track ocean animals and then put your knowledge to the test as you use GPS to track down your own discoveries. Jump aboard the R/V Humpback and travel to an undeveloped barrier island and experience first-hand how natural and artificial barriers are used to protect coastlines. Research the pros and cons of coastal wind energy while building a working wind turbine. View Additional Information Martha Guy Summer Institute Description: Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment. View Additional Information Mecklenburg Mathematics Club Description: This club provides enrichment and challenges for students in grades 4 through 6 who have a strong interest and ability in mathematics. At club meetings students participate in the Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS). View Additional Information Middle School Composition Camp Description: This camp is designed to give middle school students insights into both traditional and more recent methods of music composition. In our exploration we will examine ways in which composers have worked both within a purely tonal musical setting but, depending upon the experience of the students, we are likely also to examine more modern methods of composing that include using whole-tone, pentatonic, quartal, quintal and 12-tone techniques. View Additional Information Millionaire Boot Camp Description: Get them ready for a lifetime of financial success. Participants learn how money works through fun activities based on how to earn and spend money wisely, save it and invest. Special activity presented by the State Employee’s Credit Union. Supplies and lunch provided. View Additional Information Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Summer Science Camps Description: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center offers an array of summertime small group experiences for children from kindergarten to the 8th grade that are sure to inspire, excite, and entertain. View Additional Information Nash Community College Summer Camps Description: Nash Community College's mission for offering summer camps is to serve the children of Nash County and surrounding areas by providing fun learning opportunities that inspire them to academically pursue their interests while inspiring them to return upon high school graduation, for degree, diploma, or certificate career training. View Additional Information New Century Scholars Description: Selected students participate in the New Century Scholars program from 7th through 12th grades. Students completing in good standing receive up to five semesters of last-dollar tuition-assistance at Southwestern Community College. View Additional Information North Carolina Math and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) – ECSU Description: The program is designed to broaden the pool of students who graduate from high school with sufficient preparation to purse mathematics and science programs of study at the university level and to move into careers in science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and teaching. The program offers rigorous science- and mathematics-based academic enrichment classes and activities to traditionally underserved students in grades 6-12. View Additional Information North Carolina Math and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) – Network Office Description: The program is designed to broaden the pool of students who graduate from high school with sufficient preparation to purse mathematics and science programs of study at the university level and to move into careers in science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and teaching. The program offers rigorous science- and mathematics-based academic enrichment classes and activities to traditionally underserved students in grades 6-12. View Additional Information North Carolina Math and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) – NCSU Description: The program is designed to broaden the pool of students who graduate from high school with sufficient preparation to purse mathematics and science programs of study at the university level and to move into careers in science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and teaching. The program offers rigorous science- and mathematics-based academic enrichment classes and activities to traditionally underserved students in grades 6-12. View Additional Information North Carolina Math and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) – UNCC Description: The NC-MSEN Pre-College Program is designed to prepare students in grades 6 through 12 to pursue mathematics and science programs of study at the university level and move into careers in science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and teaching. The program offers academic enrichment, hands-on classes and laboratory experiences, Saturday and summer programs, career awareness activities, leadership training, academic advising, and science and mathematics competitions. View Additional Information North Carolina Science Olympiad (A – Elementary Division) Description: North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments promote teamwork and consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events. View Additional Information North Carolina Science Olympiad (B – Middle and C – High Division) Description: North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments promote teamwork and consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events. View Additional Information NC State Engineering Summer Day Camps Description: Discover and explore engineering in a week-long day camp. Students experience engineering through age appropriate hands-on, creative investigations, and design activities. The workshop will introduce students to engineering by using the Engineering Design Process to solve problems. Students will learn how engineers are involved in designing everyday products like cell phones, computer games, clothes, and even food. The camp provides an overall introduction to engineering. View Additional Information NC State Engineering Summer Residential Camps Description: This camp allows students to get a taste of college life while finding out which engineering field might be right for them. Past workshops have included Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Materials Science Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Industrial & Systems Engineering; and Computer Science. Admissions are highly competitive. View Additional Information NCC Summer Seminar: Navigate Nash Description: This one-day conference-style event will focus on preparing students, parents, and families for success at Nash Community College. Concurrent sessions will be offered for parents and families of new and prospective students to learn about the college process, financial aid and scholarships, NCC resources, and how to support your student as they enter the college environment. View Additional Information NCSU Study Skills Camp Description: This course focuses on organization, learning strategies, and test-taking skills. The Organizational component includes organization of notebooks and school materials, and time management. The Learning Strategies component includes how to use memory to the best advantage, mnemonics, reading comprehension techniques, and classroom etiquette. The Test-Taking component includes how to prepare for tests, how to take tests, and a relaxation technique. View Additional Information Photography Description: Tailored for teens and pre-teens, this fun class is for any skill level, using any camera from a basic point & shoot to a DSLR. Campers will receive hands-on experience learning what your camera buttons and menus do; how to use scenic, macro program, aperture and shutter modes; and the best settings for Facebook and web images. Bring your camera, spare batteries, and spare empty memory cards. View Additional Information Project SUCCEED Workshops Description: Shodor offers science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workshops for youth and teens. These workshops focus on increasing student excitement and expertise through interactive explorations using hands-on and computer-enhanced activities. View Additional Information Project Uplift Description: Project Uplift is a summer residential program for high school students providing high-achieving rising seniors an experience of college life on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. High achieving students from historically underrepresented populations are nominated by their guidance counselors to attend, or they may apply on their own. Participants spend two days academic sessions, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students, and participating in cultural and social activities. View Additional Information Public Safety Camp Description: Explore the dynamics of various public safety career choices. Participate in training with guidance through an accident scene, EMS response, a police investigation, and ending with trial proceedings and incarceration. Learn what it takes to be a paramedic by participating in a mock emergency situation. Learn firefighting techniques by participating in simulated fire environments. Learn investigation skills by analyzing a mock crime scene. Concluding with and participating in the court process. View Additional Information PSAT/SAT Preparation Description: This program includes test preparation and an overview of the PSAT/SAT. View Additional Information Research in Stream Ecology Description: Get hands-on experience doing ecological research in Raleigh’s Crabtree Creek. Work with leading experts who have been studying it for decades and immerse yourself in the exciting world of science. Collect samples on field trips to Crabtree Creek, analyze water samples in the lab, interpret your data and learn to report and present it. View Additional Information Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Description: RAP is a four-week residential summer program for current high school juniors and seniors (ages 16-18). Its main objective is to stimulate interest in agriscience professions including: Biological engineering/ biotechnology/ business ans economics/ child development/ fashion and apparel/ food product development/ horticulture/ landscape architecture/ nutrition/ teaching/ veterinary science, and many more. View Additional Information Science Xploration Description: Campers will discover why things float, fly, or fall. We will investigate core science principles such as electricity, Newton's forces, properties of light, density and measurement, and how exciting science is. The camp will incorporate hands-on science activities each day such as: how oil spills are cleaned up, the importance of the ecosystem, the solar system and organic foods. These hands-on experiments and activities foster creativity, problem solving, and critical-thinking. View Additional Information Shelton Challenge Description: The Shelton Challenge is for rising 9th through 12th graders with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The program is an intense week experience for youth who are current leaders and aspire to be greater leaders in the future. Participants will explore areas of values-based leadership, integrity, team building, public speaking, and social responsibility. View Additional Information Step up to STEM Description: Step Up to STEM is a free week-long summer residential program for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American Students. The program offers a specialized and innovative interdisciplinary curriculum in science and mathematics designed to improve the student’s competence in those fields. Curriculum consists of exciting real-world science in the medical applications of cellular biology, anatomy and physiology, and applied science. View Additional Information Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) Levante Leadership Institute Description: SAF’s Levante ("to raise up") Leadership Institute is a program designed to increase educational success and develop social skills of Latino youth from farmworker families in Johnston County and the surrounding area. Through popular education and cultural arts such as documentary and theater, students share their experiences, build confidence, gain leadership skills, and explore options for higher education. View Additional Information Student Business Incubation Program Description: The Student Business Incubator Program is an extracurricular activity designed to provide a supportive environment to current A-B Tech students enrolled in a minimum of six curriculum credit hours who want to start their own business. This program is administered by the A-B Tech Small Business Center (SBC) and is located at A-B Tech Enka. Students interested in participating in this program must submit an application and register as a client of the SBC. View Additional Information Summer Academy for High School Students Description: Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply. View Additional Information Summer Accelerator Description: All Accelerator (10th - 12th grade) and Early Accelerator (7th - 9th grade) courses are designed to provide students from around the country and the world the opportunity to come together in diverse groups to live and learn together while gaining hands-on experience in STEM topics. Each Accelerator course consists of one week of on-site work on NCSSM’s campus. Accelerator courses for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders are supplemented with two weeks of online work prior to their week onsite. View Additional Information Summer College for High School Students Description: Earn college credit in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment that is conducive to collegiate success. View Additional Information Summer High School Transportation Institute Description: Program is a five and one half week commuter program designed to expose high school students to careers in transportation as well as academic opportunities in transportation available at the university. View Additional Information Summer Math Enrichment Description: Students are taught core skills needed to be successful at the next grade level. The lessons are aligned with Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Campers will review and reinforce skills taught in math during the previous school year. Through modeling, graphing, and solving real-world problems, campers will refine their problem solving strategies. Campers will be given a preview of what will be covered in the upcoming academic year View Additional Information Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (App) Description: Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. This program is offered at the following campuses: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. View Additional Information Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (ECU) Description: Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. This program is offered at the following campuses: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. View Additional Information Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (UNCC) Description: Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. This program is offered at the following campuses: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. View Additional Information Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (UNCW) Description: Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. This program is offered at the following campuses: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. View Additional Information SAT and ACT Test Prep Courses Description: In partnership with The Princeton Review, UNC Charlotte Extended Academic Programs offers SAT and ACT Prep Courses. Classroom and online courses are available. Get premium tests preparation at UNC Charlotte prices! View Additional Information STEM Camp Description: This camp will showcase elements of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) and School of Engineering programs to rising 10th and 12th grade students. We will engage the students with various activities to give them a glimpse into what they can do with the degrees each school offers. View Additional Information Talent Search Description: The Talent Search program is a college preparatory program designed to provide academic support services to economically disadvantaged and/or first generation middle and high school students. The goal of Talent Search is to increase secondary school graduation rates of its participants and increase the percentage of low-income and first-generation college students who successfully pursue and complete post-secondary educational programs. View Additional Information Teen Writers’ Workshop Description: The Teen Writers' Workshop, a nonresidential writing camp, brings 9th graders through rising college freshmen to the NCSU campus to study creative writing with published NC and national writers. The two week, afternoon workshop offers classes in fiction, drama, poetry, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, and genre fiction. View Additional Information The Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop Description: The Great Smokies Writing Program is a joint effort between the UNC Asheville departments of Literature and Language, Creative Writing and the Asheville Graduate Center. This summer workshop is an opportunity for young writers of all skill levels to join a supportive learning community in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced, and forged under the careful eye of professional writers. View Additional Information The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation Description: The program is designed primarily for students in Rutherford County to increase the number of students who are academically prepared for college and to assist students with obtaining financial assistance for college. View Additional Information Upward Bound Description: The Upward Bound program is a college preparatory program designed to provide academic support services and educational opportunities to economically disadvantaged and/or first generation high school students. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants graduating from high school, enrolling in and completing a program of postsecondary education. View Additional Information Upward Bound Description: Upward Bound provides the necessary support for economically disadvantaged and/or first generation high school students to complete high school, enroll in college, and successfully obtain a four-year college degree. View Additional Information Upward Bound Description: Upward Bound provides the necessary support for economically disadvantaged and/or first generation high school students to complete high school, enroll in college, and successfully obtain a four-year college degree. View Additional Information Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science Description: The mission of Upward Bound is to serve identified students for their high school career providing increased academic support and enrichment activities to increase postsecondary enrollment rates. View Additional Information Upward Bound Math & Science Description: The Upward Bound Math & Science program is a college preparatory program designed to provide academic support services and educational opportunities to economically disadvantage and/or first generation high school students. The goal of Upward Bound Math & Science is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. View Additional Information UNCG Summer Arts and Design Intensive Description: The Departments of Art, Interior Architecture, and Media Studies at the UNCG offer an inspiring summer arts and design camp for 8th through 12th graders. Intermediate or advanced student artists are welcome to participate in college level studio art instruction and exciting interdisciplinary arts experiences at the UNCG campus. The campers will receive daily, studio instruction & supervision from UNCG faculty and professional art education staff. View Additional Information UNCG Summer Music Camp Description: This is a residential or day camp for band, orchestra, chorus, and piano. Students are grouped by age and ability level. Two one-week camps are offered each July. With 2000+ participants and a lengthy waiting list, this is America’s most popular music camp! View Additional Information Video Game Design Description: Learn to design and create video games! Using drag-and-drop software, campers will create video games with 2D animations, backgrounds, music, graphics, and sound effects. Participants can later use the free software to continue making games at home. View Additional Information Video Game Engine Programming Description: This camp teaches students basic video game programming concepts using the Unity 3D game engine. Students will learn basic programming techniques along with basic game building techniques using real game creation software. Upon completion of this camp, students will have created their own level in a 3D adventure game that they built from the ground up. View Additional Information Wake Forest College LAUNCH for Leadership Program Description: College LAUNCH for Leadership is a FREE nine-month college preparatory program that brings diverse students entering their junior year from high schools throughout North Carolina to Wake Forest University’s Charlotte and Reynolda campus. The program, offered in partnership with EY, entails one Saturday per month beginning September through May. View Additional Information Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program Description: The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is a hands-on learning experience. Students participate in residential one-week summer opportunities are offered for High School students in: Biosciences and Engineering, Business and Entrepreneurship, Dance, Debate and Public Advocacy, Documentary Film, Health and Exercise Science, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Sports Marketing, Sports Medicine, Technology and Visual Arts. Institutes are led by faculty, and industry professionals. View Additional Information Welding Boot Camp Description: Let the sparks fly! Put on a welder’s mask and outfit and learn how metal cutting and welding work and how they are all around you every day. Supplies and lunch will be provided. Work boots are required for access to the Welding Lab setting and must be worn both days of the camp. No access will be permitted without work boots. View Additional Information Wildlife Science Summer Program Description: This program is designed for students who have an interest in conservation, animal medicine and wildlife studies. Participants will be introduced to active wildlife biology, veterinary, animal conservation and wildlife rehabilitation programs, gaining exposure to research, patient care and education at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute. View Additional Information Young Writers’ Camp Description: Campers will create 21st century texts using digital tools such as storyboarding, blogging, and movie-making during this two week camp experience. In daily writing workshops, students will work with UNCG faculty, graduate students, NC teachers, and local authors. The camp introduces young writers to the writing process, unlocks strategies of professional writers, and supports development of variety of writing styles. All work will be published on our website. View Additional Information Young Writers' Workshop Description: The Young Writers' Workshop, a nonresidential writing camp, brings 5th through 8th graders to the NCSU campus to study creative writing with published NC and national writers. The two week, afternoon workshop offers classes in prose, poetry, graphic novel, and drama every summer starting in July View Additional Information Youth Digital: Server Design Camp (Rising 3-9 Grades) Description: Kids learn to code in Java™, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including programming methods, parameters, if-then statements, booleans, instantiation and arrays to customize their server. After camp, kids will also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills! View Additional Information 2019 Stem Activated! Description: How can we improve minority middle-school girls’ STEM persistence? Engaging middle school girls in stem careers. View Additional Information 21st Century Community Learning Centers Description: An afterschool program that assists students in core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) by providing out-of-school time services to students and their families through community learning centers that offer an array of enrichment activities to complement regular academic programs. The program reinforces and compliments the skills students need for transitioning into high school, decreasing summer loss, increasing post-secondary enrollment and preparing for workforce success. View Additional Information 3D Animation for Video Games Description: This camp teaches students how to create 3D computer animations using the industry software, 3D Studio Max. They'll begin with learning the tools and the basics of animation. Employing the use of motion capture software and the Xbox Kinect, they'll create key-framed animations set to audio using pre-made rigs. Last, they'll learn how to clean up the mo-cap keys for smooth playback using MotionBuilder software, and render a high resolution movie clip of their animation. View Additional Information