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Summer Camps Begin June 11

Saturday, June 03, 2017

UNCW offers outstanding summer camps for youth of all ages. The camps were featured in a UNCW homepage story on May 15.

Excerpts from “High Tides and Good Vibes – Summer Camps at UNCW” are included below (written by Caroline Cropp, Office of University Relations)

Engineering and Robotics
UNCW Engineering Expectations offers more than 20 different programs for ages 4-14, each exploring a specific engineering disciplines and topics. Each week focuses on a different engineering theme and incorporates hands-on challenges designed by Youth Programs’ own staff engineers.

Highlights for summer 2017 include:

  • Sense-sational Science (ages 4-5): Make “sense” of STEM and explore how scientists use all five senses to observe and understand the world around us.
  • Disaster Design (ages 8-9): Spend a week designing and engineering mini-public works to see if they can withstand kid-made floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.
  • Coding with Raspberry Pi (ages 10-11): Learn to program from computer scientists using a credit card-sized computer that you get to take home with you at the end of the week!
  • Sports Engineering (ages 12-14): Discover how engineering influences the way different sports are designed and played and then engineer a way to improve athletes’ abilities.     

For more information and to view all of the summer options, visit the Engineering and Robotics website.     

Junior Seahawk Academy
The Junior Seahawk Academy is designed for students ages 10-14 from economically disadvantaged and underrepresented populations to develop interests in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and health care. Participants will learn while having fun exploring technology and other creative activities. Session is from June 26-July 7 (except July 4). Application information can be found online.

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.

New programs for summer 2017 include:

  • Ecosystem Engineers (ages 9-10): Learn all about organisms that engineer their environment.
  • Coastal Challengers (ages 9-10): Investigate the daily challenges our coast is facing.
  • Seussical Sea Science (ages 4-5): Explore the undersea world of Dr. Seuss and animal biodiversity.
  • BioTECH (ages 16-17): This lab-intensive program gives students an authentic experience in marine biotechnologies.

For complete information, visit the MarineQuest website.