Engineering Camp Charlotte will return to Queens University for summer 2023!
The program will run five separate week-long programs.
- June 19-23: Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2); Aeronautical Challenges (gr 3-8); Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)
- June 26-30: Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2); Engineering in Space (gr 3-8); Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)
- July 10-14: Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2); Mechanical Madness (gr 3-8); Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)
- July 17-21: Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2); Zap! Electrical Engineering Exploration (gr 3-8); Exploring the Grand Challenges (gr 9-11)
- July 24-28: Introduction to Engineering (gr K-2); Megastructures on Earth (gr 3-8)
2023 Camp Information
McEwen Hall at Queens University
1900 Selwyn Avenue,
2023 Program Cost
Grades K-2: $325/week
Grades 3-8: $425/week
Grades 9-11: $425/week
M-F: 9am-3:30pm (drop off 8:30am-9:00am and pick up 3:30pm-4:00pm)
The camp will conclude each Friday afternoon with a Future Engineers Exhibition open to family members. (Note: Future Engineers Exhibition is dependent upon COVID regulations at that time.)
NEW Curriculum Each Summer
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.
Click here to learn more about our curriculum.
Click here to read descriptions about our specific topics being offered this summer.
Each summer the curriculum changes, so no camp experience is ever the same!
Each team of campers is led by two ‘coaches’. All staff will participate in a selective hiring process and attend two extensive trainings, one led by NC State’s College of Engineering and one by Cynosure Learning L3C.
Full background checks of all staff members are conducted each season.
Flashback to Past Seasons
We had SO much fun during our past seasons. Our campers studied aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering in our first ever specialty weeks. We had K2 students reading stories and solving problems the main characters had using engineering. We had high school students designing and presenting prototypes to address one of the 14 Grand Challenges of their choice. We had elementary and middle school students communicating and collaborating their way through the engineering design process to solve problems from a multitude of engineering disciplines. Want to see? Click here to check out the sights and sounds from 2019!
Full refunds will be offered through May 15, 2023. Between May 16 and May 31, the program will refund 50% of tuition. No refunds after May 31, 2023.
Engineering Camp Charlotte takes the health and safety of its campers, staff, and community seriously. We will continue to follow the recommendations in place from Queens University and will update this section with 2023 specific information as it comes in. In 2021 the following adjustments were made to our normal programming: smaller group sizes and spaced out room locations, all materials sanitized before distribution, cleaning of hard surfaces in rooms between activities, no lunch in the dining hall, no all camp morning/afternoon gatherings, camper and staff temperature screenings, masks worn by campers and staff, and hand sanitization/washing during each transition (ex. arrival, activities, lunch, snack, and departure).