Courses

The ECU/PCS AIG camp is an annual summer camp for Pitt County AIG students. This camp began in 2005 and has grown each year. We will host 120 gifted students for this year's camp which will be held June 26-29, 2017 at Creekside Elementary. Along with PCS master teachers, ECU faculty and students will offer a week of rigorous enrichment for your child.
Art and Science Camp will provide creative 9 - 14 year olds the unique experience of focusing on the wonder of our natural world, and using that to create art pieces through a variety of methods. Students 9-14 will explore ecosystems on the Outer Banks and will use these experiences to stimulate thinking about how art can be used to display science, and the beauty of the system seen through a scientist's eyes. Students will have an opportunity to paint, sculpt, draw and create.
This camp targets 9 to 13 years old who will explore the ecosystems of the Outer Banks through data collection and scientific experiments. This camp is an introduction to the type of scientific research taking place in northeastern North Carolina and campers will venture out into the local ecosystems to explore, investigate and play in the amazing aquatic systems we have in northeastern North Carolina through the use of kayaks, a pontoon boat, snorkeling and fishing.
Marine Science camp targets children 10 - 15 and explores concepts in Geology, Oceanography and Biology. Campers will explore local systems, video document their experiences, collect data in the estuary and ocean, work in the lab and conduct their own research projects. Students will learn fish biology, and monitor populations of fish and crabs through traps, nets and hook-and-line fishing. The goal of this camp is to keep students engaged in educational activities while they have a great time.
Shipwrecks camp targets students 10 - 15 years old who are interested shipwrecks, the unique boats and history of the Outer Banks, navigation, knot tying, and exploring. This camp will focus on getting students outside onto our beaches and sounds to investigate all things nautical on the Outer Banks, which will include boat building, shipwrecks, and WWII battles. Students will learn techniques for finding, mapping and identifying shipwrecks. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.
Science and SCUBA Camp targets 12-16 year olds who are interested in obtaining their NAUI dive certification while also being introduced to SCUBA as a tool for science. This camp will partner with Roanoke Island Outfitters Dive Center to provide SCUBA instruction for students to earn a lifetime certification. Campers will take classes, explore techniques, and if they pass all requirements they will leave camp with a NAUI SCUBA Certification. Campers will also explore local ecosystems, snorkel and gain valuable insight into the work of scientists and local ecosystems.
Oceanography camp targets students 12 - 15 years old who are interested in a better understanding of the complex processes that take place in our oceans. This camp will require students to learn and work on the beaches, estuaries and ocean as we investigate and explore what happens on over 70% of our planet. Students will engineer technology like drifters and gliders to explore how scientists can learn in an environment we are ill equipped to visit. Students will boogie board, kayak, go on boat trips, collect data, and work alongside scientists at UNC CSI. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.