Registration Now Open for UNCW’s Online Summer Camps: MarineQuest and Engineering Expectations

Monday, June 22, 2020

UNCW’s MarineQuest and Engineering Expectations offer two outstanding enrichment opportunities for kids ages 7-17 this summer in a new online format.

Filled with guest speakers and STEM-based fun, each program will provide campers with the unique opportunity to engage in shared online learning activities while completing hands-on experiments at their own pace. 

“The new content that we’ve developed for these programs is awesome,” said Director of Youth Programs Sue Kezios. “It will enable kids to do actual scientific investigations and engineering projects from their homes.”

About the Programs


For 40 years UNCW MarineQuest,has provided exciting academic enrichment opportunities for young people interested in the marine environment. This year, Young Ocean Voyagers will be immersed in the five fields of marine science while exploring virtual marine habitats, meeting UNCW faculty who work in each field, and challenging themselves with hands-on science activities at home. Throughout the two-week experience, students will collaborate with their peers to design experiments, analyze data and explore the dynamic profession of marine science.

Engineering Expectations

Engineering Expectations is UNCW’s official preK-12 engineering outreach program. The program provides opportunities for campers to explore and engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This year’s newly created online programs will involve a lot of collaboration, and campers will have even more opportunities to create their own designs. 

Each day, campers will login for morning welcome and instructions; to discuss the results of their home activity kits; and at the end of the day to debrief on what they’ve learned. Throughout the programs, new careers or tools of the trade will be introduced and guest speakers will share their experiences. Each day will have a different focus within the fields of engineering or marine science. 

“While we would prefer to hold our camps in person, the online format allows us to reach children and teens that wouldn’t be able to get to Wilmington,” said Kezios, “We are hoping the online programs will enable us to extend our reach far and wide.”

Registration is now open. Visit for more information.