Summer Enrichment Opportunities

NC State Pre-College Program

NC State Pre-College Program

NC State's Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts three pre-college summer programs in June for students to learn more about higher education and finding community on a college campus. Applications will open in February 2023. During these programs, students will have the opportunity to live on campus and hear from NC State admissions staff and current NC State students to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the communities students identify with and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process. The programs are for rising juniors or seniors who have a strong interest or appreciation for Hispanic/ LatinX, Black/African American culture, or Native American/American Indian cultures. The programs are free of charge. 

Us Naval Academy Summer Stem


Are you thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program!

The Summer STEM program involves a vibrant week of problem-solving, exploratory learning, critical thinking, and team building for rising 9th-11th graders interested in a future in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

You'll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.

Use the link below to learn more about the program and apply by no later than April 15, 2023!

Tarheel Girls State


The American Legion Auxiliary Tarheel Girls State program will take place from June 11th to June 17th, 2023 location TBD. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 55 is now accepting nominations for this program. In the past, ALA Unit 55 has been able to pay the $400 tuition fee for several young women each year to attend this outstanding program. The Tarheel Girls State website is

As a reminder, the eligibility requirements are the following:

Must be a junior in high school at the time of her selection.

Must be between the ages of 16 and 18 years.

Must be ranked in the top 1/3 of her class academically or have at least an unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Must be residents of North Carolina for a minimum of 1 year prior to their selection for the program and be attending high school in North Carolina.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal resident of the United States.

Must be mature individuals capable of setting priorities and be in good physical condition to withstand the week's intense activities and demanding schedule. 

Preference will be given to children of veterans of the U.S. Military. 

Camp Spark


Camp Spark is hosting 20 young women, ages 14-18, for an immersive, inspiring five days of fun and excitement! Held in Greensboro, NC, Camp Spark allows campers to learn the basics of firefighting from female firefighters and learn valuable skills in the process.

Interested in learning more? Message us or email at for more information!

Project Uplift at UNC-Chapel Hill

Project Uplift at UNC-Chapel Hill

Project Uplift is a summer enrichment and college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for rising high school seniors, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education. Every year, during May and June, approximately 1,000 high school seniors participate in one of four separate Project Uplift sessions. Traditionally, this is a two-day experience, Project Uplift participants live on Carolina’s campus, interacting with faculty, staff, and current students, participating in educational, cultural, and social activities. Project Uplift Scholars have the opportunity to immerse themselves in college life and experience the academic rigor and social climate of a four-year institution.

For over 50 years, Project Uplift has consistently provided a diverse selection of rising high school seniors from across the state of North Carolina with an opportunity to live, lead, and learn about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a first-hand basis.

Project Uplift 2023

This year, Project Uplift will be on-campus. You’ll join us in Chapel Hill for a day full of exploration of our campus, advice for applying to college, and opportunities to get to know other talented rising seniors and current UNC students. 

  • SESSION 1: Saturday, June 3, 9:00am – 3:00pm

  • SESSION 2: Saturday, June 10, 9:00am – 3:00pm

  • SESSION 3: Friday, June 23, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Learn more about Project Uplift HERE

APPLY HERE by February 15, 2023

Duke Summer Math Workshop

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Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM) is a free workshop for rising high school seniors who are interested in mathematics, with a particular focus on advancing female participation in math. SWiM is particularly interested in increasing diversity in mathematics and in science and technology opportunities more broadly, so SWiM strongly encourages students to apply who are female or gender minorities. 

SWiM participants will attend two math courses, afternoon group work, lectures given by local professors at Duke, UNC, and NCSU, as well as panel discussions and social activities. Participants in the program will learn about exciting mathematics, discovering new arguments, and explaining insights to their peers.  The program concludes with a live broadcast of the presentations.

Throughout the workshop students will interact with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Duke University.


Draelos Science Scholars Program

Draelos Science Scholars Program

Application is due February 14, 2023. See Mrs. Tucker for the application and more information. Students must be 16 to be eligible to participate.

Novant Health Hospital Volunteer

Novant Health Hospital Volunteer

(Must be fully vaccinated to participate. These hours do NOT count toward the NCLA Service Hours requirement because this is not a non-profit organization.

Our Junior Volunteer Program offers an opportunity for teens, ages 14 to 18 (must have completed the 8th grade – just graduated from high school), to serve during the summer. Our teen volunteers are trained and supervised by a Volunteer Coordinator and they perform many of the same duties as adult volunteers.

Junior Volunteers can learn about health care by assisting staff, visitors and patients with non-medical tasks. Junior Volunteers must be able to follow directions, accept supervision and work independently. We are looking for mature students who can make a reliable commitment of two back-to-back shifts one day a week for the summer program.

All Junior Volunteers for the greater Winston-Salem area are processed through the Forsyth Medical Center Volunteer Office. Applicants can request to be placed at any greater Winston-Salem area Novant Health location. See link below for the application. For more information about becoming a Junior Volunteer in the greater Winston-Salem area, please call 336-718-5738.

Wake Forest University Pre-College Programs

Wake Forest University Pre-College Programs

Wake Forest University offers programs for middle and high school students. Applications are open. Check out their websites below to learn more about their programs. Camps available in the following areas:

  • Bioscience and Engineering

  • Business

  • Debate and Public Advocacy

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Film

  • Finance and Investing

  • Health and Exercise Science

  • Law

  • Leadership

  • Medicine

  • Neuroscience

  • Policy and Politics

  • Psychology

  • Sports Marketing

  • Sports Medicine

  • Technology

  • Writing for Life

  • Virtual Reality

COMPASS Summer Experience at Montreat College

COMPASS Summer Experience at Montreat College

June 25-30, 2023

COMPASS is a week-long summer immersion program for high school students and rising college freshmen who would like to explore an academic field of interest with college-level instructors and get a taste of the college experience. Areas of focus include Psychology, Cybersecurity, Exercise Science, Herpetology, Audio Production, and Criminal Justice.

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

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UNC Asheville’s Pre-College Programs introduce high school students to college-level study, university life, and career options in a dynamic learning environment. Each one-week program offers deep immersion into an academic topic, challenging activities, and the opportunity to engage with industry professionals.  

Program offerings include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (opportunities for underrepresented communities)

  • Architecture

  • Art

  • Computational Biology

  • Computer Science (opportunities for underrepresented communities)

  • Design

  • Drama

  • Music

  • National High School Game Academy

  • Math and Science

  • Writing and Culture

Young Innovators Program at UNC-Chapel Hill

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The Young Innovators Program offers high school students the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty on cutting-edge and innovative research in an immersive laboratory environment. Interns could be working to develop new therapies to cure cancer, designing a virtual patient to enhance the education of health professionals, using 3D printing technology to deliver drugs that prevent the transmission of HIV, and so much more.

Beyond getting paid to gain hands-on experience, the Young Innovators Program prepares students for the next step in their academic and professional careers by incorporating various team building, career development, and interdisciplinary activities into the program.

Finally, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research. As the number one pharmacy school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UNC offers opportunities in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences that are simply not available anywhere else.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Summer VolunTeen Program

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist  Summer VolunTeen Program

The Summer VolunTeen Program is designated for students ages 14 - 18 (applicant must be 14 years old on or before May 31, 2022 and not graduating this school year).

The 4-week Summer VolunTeen Program will start on Monday, July 11 and end on Friday, August 5. Each VolunTeen will be required to volunteer 2 full assigned days each week. The assigned Monday – Thursday volunteer days will remain the same each week with an 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. shift. Each VolunTeen must dedicate 64 volunteer hours to complete the requirements for the Program and participate in the Program the following summer (if eligible).

A complete application submission includes:

  • Submit an online Application - select Summer VolunTeen Program - Winston-Salem, Lexington, Wilkes or PATH VolunTeen-High Point as volunteer type.

  • Download the Application Packet for the location where you want to volunteer:

Application Packet - Winston-Salem Campus

Application Packet - Lexington Medical Center

Application Packet - Wilkes Medical Center

Application Packet - High Point Medical Center



ANYTOWN™ is more than a summer camp. For 30 years, ANYTOWN has been transforming young people in our community into passionate leaders. This immersive human relations and leadership development program gives Guilford County students an opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of their peers, building a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding. 

Who is it for? Each summer, NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad holds two week-long, residential ANYTOWN sessions at the Blowing Rock Conference Center in the mountains of western North Carolina. Each session convenes a group of 68 students (“delegates”) from Guilford County high schools. Delegates are recruited to represent the wide variety of races, religions, ethnicities, cultural groups, and income levels in our community. The camp fee ($650 per delegate) covers all the programs and activities as well as food, lodging, and charter bus transportation to and from Smith High School in Greensboro. However, money is never a barrier. Thanks to support from individual donors, corporations, and foundations, we offer generous need-based tuition assistance on a sliding scale. Most delegates receive some tuition assistance, and many receive a full scholarship covering all ANYTOWN expenses. 

What happens at ANYTOWN? Through workshops, discussion groups, and other activities, ANYTOWN delegates tackle tough questions regarding gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability status, and more. They find common ground to build a deeper understanding of and respect for others, learning to bridge the divisions that keep us apart and building an inclusive community. They gain a stronger sense of self and a heightened sensitivity to discrimination. They learn that what they do and say matters, and that it is both possible and important to stand up for what is right. 

What happens after ANYTOWN? ANYTOWN graduates can choose to become ANYTOWN Ambassadors, an opportunity to further develop leadership skills and promote diversity and inclusion among their peers and in their communities. After earning 40 service-learning hours by going to ANYTOWN, Ambassadors keep earning service-learning hours throughout the rest of their high school career by attending trainings, co-facilitating programs to their peers, and engaging in other volunteer opportunities. 

Interested in ANYTOWN? Email our assistant program director, María Perdomo Apply to our ANYTOWN program through our website: 

NC State University Vet camp


VetCAMP is a 5 day summer camp hosted by the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC) at North Carolina State University. Since 2011, this camp has educated students about careers in veterinary medicine and the various opportunities within the field. Camp activities include a tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine, basics of a small animal clinic, hands-on experience with horses, sheep and pigs at the NC State Animal Education Units,  suture and dissection labs, meeting the NC Turtle Rescue Team, learning about NC State majors and more! 

VetCAMP 2023 Camp Dates

In-person Week 1: June 26 – June 30, 2023

In-person Week 2: July 10 – July 14, 2023

Virtual Week: June 19 – June 23, 2023

Applicants must indicate on the VetCAMP 2023 application whether they would like to be considered for admission to the Virtual VetCAMP week if they are not selected for in-person VetCAMP 2023. 

Application Opens

Friday, January 27th 2023 at 9:00am EST

Application Closes

Friday, April 7th 2023 at 5:00pm EST

UNC-Chapel Hill Sports Journalism Camp

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Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in sports and media are encouraged to apply. This camp will include instructional sessions on sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports photography and much, much more. 

The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp will include practice in the field and will feature sports reporters and sports personalities. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They will cover a press conference, write a sports feature story and experience what it's like to work on a sports media deadline.

Virginia Tech Architecture and Design Camp

Virginia Tech Architecture and Design Camp

Inside Design is an incisive introduction to the ways in which designers think and work. For individuals considering the world of design, this program cracks open the excitement and opportunities of architecture and related design disciplines. Primarily a hands-on experience, students work with long-time educators and practitioners in exercises designed to stimulate discussion and discovery of issues affecting the professions. No prior course or subject experience is necessary, just the initiative to break the bounds of conventional modes of thinking.

Wake Forest Business Institute Camp

Wake Forest Business Institute Camp

Swim with the sharks who know how to create and seize opportunities in ponds large and small.

Develop practical skills and the ability to think critically while gaining valuable exposure to important business topics and methods of analysis. Students will be exposed to the essential aspects of business needed to launch and run a company, including finance, human resources, management, marketing, and operations. In addition to working alongside experienced faculty and collaborating in teams, this institute ends with a team presentation, in which students pitch ideas showcasing the knowledge they gained throughout the week.

UNC-Asheville Pre-College Programs


UNC Asheville’s Pre-College Programs introduce high school students to college-level study, university life, and career options in a dynamic learning environment. Each one-week program offers deep immersion into an academic topic, challenging activities, and the opportunity to engage with industry professionals.  

Program offerings include:

  • Pre-Med

  • River Ecology and Adventure

  • Climate Science

  • Film Scoring and Sound Design

  • Climate, Robotics, Rocketry & Aerospace Engineering

  • Journalism, Public Relations, and Social Media in the Digital Age

  • Young Writers Workshop

NC State Engineering Summer Camps


NC State offers rising 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to explore engineering and college life at NC State through our residential HS programs. Students spend a week on campus, live in university housing, eat in the dining halls, meet diverse students and immerse themselves in a specific engineering workshop of their choosing.

NC School of Math and Science: Step Up to STEM


Step Up to STEM is an innovative interdisciplinary academic program that uses exciting real-world subjects to challenge rising 9th and 10th graders across North Carolina and build their skills in science, math, technology, and communications. 

During the program's residential summer institute, students have the opportunity to take advantage of many unique enrichment activities. The program is open by application to eighth grade African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students who live in North Carolina. Students who are accepted into and complete the program as rising ninth graders are then offered a spot to return for a second summer of programming.

WSFCS Musical Theater Camp


This year they are doing the Broadway production of SpongeBob Square Pants: The Musical. It is a 4 week program which runs Mon-Thur 9am-4pm daily.  It is for students in the 5th grade through graduating seniors. Great relationships are formed with other students who have a love of theatre. Cost is $550 per student.

Chowan University

Chowan University

Greetings from Chowan University!

We are planning our summer Campapalooza and want to be sure your students are invited! Campapalooza is a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the University cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our University Faculty!  

The QR code provides a link to a form where students can choose the camp topic they are interested in and connect with the faculty. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Thank you!

Dr. Mitchell Henke


Registration and Payment:

Campbell University STEM

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Day camp provides students a chance to do hands-on activities with faculty and staff in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and in the School of Engineering. Students will also be introduced to Campbell University’s Student Success Office and Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Each day will run from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with check-in starting at 8:30 a.m. and an optional campus tour beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the last day of camp.

High School Day Camp (rising 9th – 12th graders)

June 2024 Dates To Be Determined

Registration Link: Will be posted once camp dates are determined

Deadline to register: Will be announced once camp dates are determined.

Residential/Overnight Camp

2024 Camp Dates To Be Determined

Residential/Overnight STEM Camp is for rising 9th – 12th graders and will be held on the main campus of Campbell University. Students will stay in a dorm and the camp is free. Hands-on activities will be offered covering a broad range of STEM topics including biotechnology, clinical research, pharmaceutical sciences, and engineering. Campers will go on a facility visit to Pfizer in Sanford, where they will learn about careers, hear from Campbell alumni employed at Pfizer, and much more!

Camp Dates: To Be Determined

Location: Campbell University Main Campus

Participants: Rising 9th – 12th graders interested in STEM careers

 Application Deadline: To Be Determined

FREE: No cost to students or families