In July 2016, UNC Charlotte, NC State University and Cynosure Learning will join forces and resources to launch Engineering Camp Charlotte 2016. The program will run four week-long day camps and will accept children in rising grades 3 through 8 (ages 8 – 14).[divider]
The program will run four separate week-long programs.
Session I: July 11 – 15 (Rising grades 6 – 8 only)
Session II: July 18 – 22 (Rising grades 3 – 5 only)
Session III: July 25 – 29 (Rising grades 3 – 5 only)
Session IV: August 1 – 5 (Rising grades 6 – 8 only)
Engineering Camp Charlotte will occupy UNC Center City.
The building is located 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 and can be easily accessed off of Interstate 277.
UNC Charlotte Center City is located at the intersection of Brevard and Ninth streets with convenient access to the current CATS Blue Line. The building has direct access to the new First Ward Park and the other cultural and education offerings in close proximity, such as ImaginOn and the Levine Museum of the New South.
The enrollment fee remains unchanged for 2016 at $365 per week per camper. The fee includes an NCSU College of Engineering Camp Activity Journal, official camp t-shirt, daily snacks, and lunch.
Families who are accepted to the program will be notified Sunday, March 6, 2016. A $65 nonrefundable deposit is due by Sunday, March 20, 2016 to secure your child’s spot. The remaining enrollment fee ($300) is due by May 1, 2016.[divider]
Engineering Camp Charlotte will run Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. The camp will conclude each Friday afternoon with a Family Exhibition from 1:30pm – 3:30pm open to family members. Parking will be provided.[divider]
Curriculum Changes EVERY Summer
NC State University develops the curriculum. The program guides students through the engineering design process as they tackle exciting engineering design challenges throughout each week-long program. Students will also learn about the National Academy of Engineering’s 14 Grand Challenges and the careers available to them in the various fields of engineering.
Each summer, NC State changes the curriculum, so no camp experience is ever the same![divider]
Each team is led by a Team Leader, an Assistant Team Leader and a High School Assistant Volunteer. All staff will participate in a selective hiring process and will be trained by NC State’s College of Engineering. Full background checks of all staff members are conducted each season.