Youth Programs

Kids at the Beach with Hands in the Air

Register for MarineQuest

Register for Engineering Expectations

Thank you for considering sending your child for one or more of our Youth Programs! We strive to provide the best possible experience for them during their time at UNCW. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different programs that are suited for interests, appropriate ages and maturity levels. Please consult the grade and age requirement for any program you are interested in enrolling your child.

Important camp information to read before registering:

To assist you in your camp selection process, we ask that you first consult the age/grade requirement for attendance in the specific camp you are interested in attending. You may also want to peruse the description to make sure that your child is capable of participating in all the activities. Please note, Youth Programs reserves the right to remove a registered child from any program that he or she is not eligible for based on age, grade or prerequisite skill if permission to enroll was not sought beforehand (this may result in a loss of tuition paid). If you feel that your child is qualified to attend a program that excludes him/her based on age, grade or skill level, please contact the Director of Youth Programs to discuss the matter. Before completing your registration we also ask that both the parent/guardian and child read the Student Code of Conduct to understand the behavior we expect from our participants and review the cancellation policy associated with your specific program before payment is made. The cancellation policy can be found on the registration page for each individual camp. You may also want to review the Release of Liability form required by the university.

Please note that we do not offer after-camp care. Campers must be picked up at the end of the camp day at the designated time. Unless prior arrangements have been made with staff, children must be picked up no later than 10 minutes after the end of the program each day. UNCW Youth Programs reserves the right to charge $15/hour for late pick ups (minimum charge is for one hour regardless of tardiness).***

Summer Programs Cancellation Policy:

  • MarineQuest: the link to the specific camp's policy can be found on each individual camp's webpage
  • Engineering Expectations