UNCW offers a variety of youth camps

Wednesday 08 May 2019

Let your child soar this summer as they dive into one of UNCW’s nurturing youth programs.

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

A list of summer camps held on the UNCW campus includes:

Marine Quest

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’s summer programs? Choose from over 30 themed programs for ages 4 to 17.

Summer 2019 highlights include:

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

Junior Seahawk Academy

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

Engineering Expectations

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

Summer 2019 highlights 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 art of writing. The workshop is organized and managed by the Creative Writing Department of UNCW. Participants have the opportunity to study with published authors, faculty members, and graduate students from the department’s MFA program. Participants stay in UNCW residence halls and dine in the Wagoner Dining Hall, supervised by graduate student advisors. Counselors are available 24/7 for unstructured interaction, help with writing projects, and moral support. The workshop fee covers tuition, accommodation, and three meals a day. To learn more and register, click here.

UNCW Sports Camps

Various sports camps will be held on the UNCW campus this summer. Sports include men’s soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, women’s and men’s basketball, softball and swimming. Please note that 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 to students in grades K-12. In addition to performance opportunities in chamber ensembles and orchestras, the camp offers music theory and history, masterclasses in gypsy improvisation, individual lessons with the faculty, culminating in a final concert for all students. The instruments taught are piano, strings, harp and guitar, and led by students and teachers. Our guest artist is Yefim Romanov, concertmaster of the New World Symphony. To learn more and register, click here.

UNCW Digital Arts Summer Animation and Modeling Program

Students will learn digital modeling and animation in a one-day, week-long program designed specifically for middle school students. Create 3D characters, environmental assets and more with digital tools like Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp, tools professionals use to create characters and environments. Campers will learn and apply basic modeling practices and be inspired by artists, instructors and the coastal environment. For more information, click here.

A limited number of as needed scholarships are available for attendance at commuter programs only. Please see the scholarship forms or each camp’s web pages for more information.

— Mary Ann Fearing ’19

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