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Summer Academies


Important Message: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all 2020 summer camp activities on campus have been cancelled.

The summer academy provides out of school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enrichment to elementary, middle, and high school students. The NASA Aerospace Academy site at Elizabeth City State University delivers 2 residential and 4 non-residential weeklong summer camps. The residential summer camps will be hosted on the ECSU campus and will be open to only high school students. The non-residential camps will be conducted at our partnering school districts (satellite sites).

High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering are all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer, mathematician, scientist or technologist? For high school students who like math and science, ECSU will offer two residential NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy of Northeastern North Carolina (NENC) camps this summer.  These camps will enhance their enjoyment in discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. STEM careers require hard work and a good education. Our summer program will be a great start to a career in science and engineering.

Middle School

The NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy of Northeastern North Carolina (NENC) is a collaborative effort between NASA, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Morehead Planetarium at UNC – Chapel Hill, and our satellite school system partners. These non-residential summer camps will provide program experience to middle school students at the partnering sites where kids will find themselves engrossed in 3D printing technology, sensor-based measurement systems, rocketry, and mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design to enhance authentic and experiential learning, science challenges and outdoor activities that will make them laugh, think and express themselves with complete freedom.


2020 Summer Program Schedule

Date Camp Name Place

June 14 - June 19, 2020 

High School Aerospace/Aviation Career Academy
ECSU Campus
June 15 -July 13, 2020 ECSU Summer Transportation Institute
ECSU Campus
June 26 - July 23, 2020 ECSU Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy
ECSU Campus
July 12 - July 17, 2020 High School Drone Exploration Academy
ECSU Campus
July 27 - July, 31, 2020 Satellite Academy- Science Rising!
(Middle Schools Only)
Gates County
TBD Satellite Academy – NASA SEMAA/MAA (K-12) Warren County