Summer Youth Programs

North Carolina A&T State University offers a variety of summer programs to inspire the next generations of Aggies. The camps allow young people to explore, learn new skills, prepare for the future – and have fun! Check back frequently as we finalize the camps.

2023 Camps

College of Science and Technology
About: This program will engage and prepare secondary school students, primarily girls and underrepresented minorities, for entry into a post-secondary STEM major and continuing into a STEM career. The topics covered in each of the two-week sessions will span engineering and technology, mathematics, science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, and robotics. Students will be recruited directly from targeted area high schools.
Dates: June 19-30, July 17-28
Contact: Karreem Hogan, Email

About: Camp BizLife is designed to immerse campers age 14-24 in experiences focused on personal growth and work preparedness. The camp is 6 days/5 nights and has overnight or day camper options. Facilitated by seasoned educators, business leaders, local entrepreneurs and subject-matter experts, Camp BizLife expands the camper's world view and teaches:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Life Skills
  • Business Creation and Planning
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Communication and Leadership

Dates: June 11-16, June 18-23, June 25-30 (CANCELED)

Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics
About: This five-day residential camp for pre-college high-school students with a 2.8 GPA or higher is focused on technology and data analytics. Campers will gain exposure to and hands-on practical experience in the use of technology in business and the applications of business analytics in generating valuable insights that drive business decisions.
Dates: June 18-23 | Apply
Contact: Collins Okafor, Ph.D., Email

College of Education
About: We partner with the Children’s Defense Fund and use an integrated reading curriculum (IRC) that includes intentionally curated selections that engage children in books that reflect diverse cultural images and history. This allows students to see themselves in the heroes and heroines of the texts they read. The IRC primarily focuses on meaning-focused literacy skills (vocabulary development and reading comprehension) and incorporates active reading into daily instruction. Lessons in the IRC consist of self and community empowerment skill development, with opportunities for social action and civic engagement, and conflict resolution strategies. Scholars participate in cooperative learning, role-playing, group discussion and creative writing, while engaging in dedicated reading times and building personal libraries. We will offer programming for rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
Dates: June 12-July 14 

More information: Brian K. Williams, Ph.D., Email or 336-285-4416

College of Science and Technology
About: N.C. A&T's Department of Biology (DoB) Scientific Research Preparatory Program (SRPP) will prepare a cohort of 16 freshmen/sophomore students to successfully compete for admission to the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) and other highly competitive Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). One component of the program is an immersive, residential 8-week summer program which culminates with the preparation of documents required for application to the NIH SIP.
Dates: June 5-July 28 | 
Contact: Raymond Samuel, Email

NSF Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology for Bioenergy
About: The program will provide students with the opportunity to become engaged in an active research project in the lab. Faculty, post-docs and grad students will assist. The program will be hybrid: a day camp for students from GTCC and residential for students from Durham Tech and Wake Tech.
Dates: May 15-July 14

More information: Abolghasem Shahbazi, Ph.D., Email or 336-285-3830

Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

About: The free PACE program will provide a deeper understanding of accounting and business in fun, hands-on ways and will assist attendees in building lasting connections with fellow students and mentors. The program is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students from first-generation and underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting are strongly encouraged to apply.
Dates: July 9-14 | Register (registration deadline May 19, 2023)
Contact: Malissa L. Davis, Ph.D., Email or 336-285-3363

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
About: This rewarding, hands-on two-week residential program in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences is for rising juniors and seniors in high school. Participants will stay on the campus of N.C. A&T, work under the direction of top-notch research scientists, and conduct independent research projects. Participants will receive a stipend upon completion and enrollment within one of the majors in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Dates: June 18-30 | More information
Contact: Kishaa James, Email

Extended Campus
About: Join us for a unique and exciting opportunity to explore the world of sports analytics through the lens of the NBA. This program is designed for high school and college students interested in learning about the role of data analytics in professional basketball.
Dates: July 10-14 | Apply
Contact: Pat White, Email

College of Science and Technology
About: This science day camp is STEM-based. Students must be in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade by June 15, 2023. 
Dates: June 19-23, July 10-14 | Apply (application deadline May 12, 2023)
Contact: Robert Ferguson, Ph.D., Email

The Graduate College
About: Every student deserves access to a better future. That’s why we’ve launched the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program – an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, social entrepreneurship and mentorship. This program creates a more diverse pipeline for future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields; no prior knowledge or experience is required.
Dates (program runs 8 a.m.-3 p.m.):

  • Boys: June 19-July 14 (no program the week of July 4)
  • Girls: July 17-August 4
Contact: Marquita McCulley, Email or 336-285-3136

Aggies Care: COVID-19

For information on COVID-19 safety procedures, visit the Aggies Care website.

N.C. A&T departments: Registering your camp

All departments (academic, grant funded, athletic and enrichment) offering summer camp programs must register their programs. Register your summer camp program. All program directors, staff and volunteers who work with minors must adhere to the Protection of Minors policy and attend required online Protection of Minors training. 

Program information
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