Camps for children entering SIXTH, SEVENTH OR EIGHTH GRADE

Information applies to: UNC | RTP

PLEASE NOTE: Camp spaces are assigned to campers in the order that the registration is received. Morehead's online registration system provides real-time status updates that show the spaces remaining in each camp as you register.
Morehead's SciVentures program, also for Grades 6-8, offers special lab and field activities in a full-day program. For more information, click the "SciVentures" link in the right sidebar.

Morehead Make

Chapel Hill Site
June 16-20, 9 a.m.-12 noon
June 30-July 3, 1-4 p.m.
July 14-18, 9 a.m.-12 noon

Tinker, fiddle, experiment, create, reuse, take apart, investigate, try, build, form, play! If any of these words describe your idea of fun, then Morehead Make is the camp for you. We will be doing all of the above with common and not-so-common materials. Your only limitation in this camp will be time!

Astronomical Wonders

Chapel Hill Site
June 16-20, 1-4 p.m.
June 30-July 3, 9 a.m.-12 noon
July 14-18, 1-4 p.m.

RTP Site
July 7-11 (a.m.) bundled with Rocket Science (p.m.)
July 21-25 (a.m.) bundled with Rocket Science (p.m.)

How do objects move through space? Does their movement affect our sense of direction and time? Become a space observer and learn to identify constellations and planets. Explore telescopes and other observation tools and see how astronomers investigate deep space objects.

CSI: Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Site
June 23-27, 1-4 p.m.
July 7-11, 9 a.m.-12 noon
July 21-25, 1-4 p.m.

Forensic science contains codes that we can use to unlock any number of mysteries. “CSI: Chapel Hill” campers become modern-day detectives by using hands-on laboratory experiments to uncover the story behind the crime. Who knows, there might even be a Morehead mystery to solve....

LEGO® Lab Challenge

RTP Site
July 14-18 (a.m.) bundled with Moon, Mars and Beyond (p.m.)
July 28-Aug. 1 (a.m.) bundled with Moon, Mars and Beyond (p.m.)

Bring your skills from LEGO® Lab to solve greater challenges! Using advanced LEGO® bricks, design and build machines, robots and other creations to solve special engineering challenges. Test, evaluate and adapt your designs -- just like real scientists and engineers. Are you up for the challenge?

Moon, Mars and Beyond

RTP Site
July 14-18 (p.m.) bundled with LEGO® Lab Challenge (a.m.)
July 28-Aug. 1 (p.m.) bundled with LEGO® Lab Challenge (a.m.)

The countdown for your journey to the Moon and Mars is on. Design a lunar base. Engineer a spacecraft to land on Mars. Simulate piloting a rocket to Earth’s two nearest neighbors. Feel the excitement of solving the scientific, engineering and biological challenges of journeying to distant worlds.

Rocket Science

Chapel Hill Site
June 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 noon
July 7-11, 1-4 p.m.
July 21-25, 9 a.m.-12 noon

RTP Site
July 7-11 (p.m.) bundled with Astronomical Wonders (a.m.)
July 21-25 (p.m.) bundled with Astronomical Wonders (a.m.)

Design, construct and test new flying machines while experimenting with material, form and propulsion. Explore the laws of physics to refine your design. Take your rocket to the launch pad to see how high your rocket climbs!