Summer Fun: UNCW Offers a Variety of Youth Camps

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Let your child soar this summer as he or she dives into one of UNCW’s enriching youth programs.

UNCW summer camps offer a wide variety of challenging and fundamental learning experiences for youth of all ages. These experiences are designed to provide a stage for experimentation and intellectual curiosity.  

A list of summer camps being held on UNCW’s campus include: 


UNCW has the honor of being the state’s coastal university. What better place for your child to be exposed to cutting-edge ocean research than through MarineQuest summer programs? Choose from more than 30 thematic programs for ages 4-17.

Highlights for summer 2019 include:

For more information about UNCW STEM by the Sea, visit the MarineQuest website.

Junior Seahawk Academy

The 2019 Jr. Seahawk Academy is an educational day program designed specifically for middle grade students (ages 10-14) from economically disadvantaged and underrepresented populations. Participants will learn while having fun exploring technology and other creative activities. For more information about session details and registration, click here.

Engineering Expectations

UNCW Engineering Expectations opens young minds to the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Highlights for summer 2019 include:

To explore all programs, visit the Engineering Expectations website.

Young Writers Workshop

The Young Writers Workshop (July 9 – July 13) is an annual five-day camp for high school students to study the craft of writing. The workshop is organized and operated by UNCW's esteemed department of creative writing. Participants have the opportunity to study with published authors, faculty members and graduate students from the department's Master of Fine Arts program. Participants room in UNCW’s residence halls and dine in Wagoner Dining Hall, supervised by graduate student counselors. Counselors are available at all times for unstructured interaction, assistance with writing projects and moral support. The workshop fee covers tuition, housing and three meals per day. To find out more and register, click here.

UNCW Sports Camps

A variety of athletic camps will be held on the UNCW campus this summer. Sports include boy’s soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, girl’s and boy’s basketball, softball and swimming. Please note, these camps are not supported, controlled or supervised by UNCW and are under the sole supervision, control and sponsorship of the designated camp directors.

UNCW CMA Summer Music Camp

The Community Music Academy Summer Camp at UNCW is open for students K-12. In addition to performance opportunities in chamber ensembles and orchestra, the camp offers music theory and history, master classes on gypsy improvisation, individual lessons with the faculty, culminating in a final concert for all students. The instruments being taught are piano, strings, harp and guitar, and led by both student and faculty teachers. Our guest artist is Yefim Romanov, concertmaster of the New World Symphony. To find out more and register, click here.

UNCW Digital Arts Summer Animation and Modeling Program

Students will learn about digital modeling and animation in a week-long day program geared especially for middle schoolers. Create 3D characters, environmental assets and more with digital tools including Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp – tools that professionals use to create characters and environments. Campers will learn and apply basic modeling practices and take inspiration from artists, instructors, and the coastal environment. For more information, click here.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for attendance in commuter programs only. Please review the individual camp’s scholarship forms or webpages for more information.

-- Mary Ann Fearing ’19