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Summer Science Camps

Give Your Child the Gift of Science!

Science is an adventure -- an amazing opportunity to explore the world around us. Children naturally love to explore our world, and Morehead's Summer Science Camps are the perfect way to encourage your child's curiosity and intellectual growth in a fun, nurturing environment.

In 2015, Morehead offers these options:

  • Morning and afternoon camps at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for children entering grades K-8
  • Full-day SciVentures program at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence (near Smith Middle School) for children entering grades 6-8
  • Full-day camps at Research Triangle High School (near the Davis Drive / NC 54 intersection in Research Triangle Park) for children entering grades K-8

You'll find full descriptions, dates and other information in the links at right.

Remember, Morehead members enjoy early registration and discounts on all Summer Science Camps. If you aren't a member, you can take advantage of those discounts by buying your Morehead membership now.

Camp registration is fully online -- you'll even "sign" your camp agreement and release forms electronically!

Important Dates for 2015

  • Jan. 26-30
    Concierge registration for Lunar Level (and above) members
  • Feb. 2  -- 12 noon
    Registration opens for Morehead members
  • Feb. 9 -- 12 noon
    Registration opens for the public
  • Early June
    Camp Open House / Orientation (meet counselors, see the classrooms and help your child become familiar with the camp location)

How to Register

Morehead's online registration system offers real-time updates on camp availability and instant confirmation emails. Register in three simple steps:

  1. Choose your camps.
    Use the master schedule and camp descriptions to choose the camps that match your child's grade level and interests and your family’s summer schedule. (If you have more than one child whom you would like to register for camp, you can register them both in a single online session.)
  2. Reserve your camps through the online registration system.
    Follow the step-by-step instructions within the system.
  3. Submit required forms online to confirm your camps.
    Open the confirmation email you will receive within 30 minutes after registration (if you don't see it after 30 minutes, check your spam folder!). In that email, you'll see links to two online forms -- "Release, Contract & Consent Form" and "Health & Safety Form." You'll complete these electronic forms online (including electronic signatures) and submit them electronically -- the forms are not designed to be printed and mailed. Complete instructions are provided with the forms.
    Please complete these forms promptly! Remember, if you do not complete and submit the forms electronically, your child will not be able to attend camp. Morehead reserves the right to cancel your registration if these forms are not submitted within two weeks of your registration.

Please note: You are not allowed to register your child for the same camp title more than once per summer.

Waiting Lists

If the camp you have chosen is already full, please consider joining the waiting list. If an opening occurs before the camp begins and you are next on the waiting list for that camp, a Morehead camp staff member will call you to ask if you want to claim that opening.

Age and Grade Levels

Morehead Summer Science Camps match age-appropriate grade levels in North Carolina public schools. For example, if your child will enter fourth grade in the fall immediately following camp, your child is eligible to attend any camp under the "Grades 4–5" listing.

You must register your child for a camp designed for the grade he or she will enter in the fall immediately following camp. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. This ensures the best possible academic and social environment for all campers.

More Info: 
Jonathan Barnes
Summer Camp Coordinator/Educator