Summer Camps

Earn College Credit at WPU Summer Camp: July 10-13, 2023. 

Each summer, WPU offers camps to help high schoolers explore new things. Learn more about our summer camps below. Registration opens in January 2023.

Registration Steps

  • Choose from one of the five camps below.
  • Register your rising 9-12th grader by June 15, 2023 using the button for the camp you choose. Note that camps fill quickly.
  • Pay your deposit. Deposit due at registration to reserve a spot in camp.
  • Sign the waiver.
  • We’ll send you more information via email.
  • See you at camp!

Questions? Email summercamps@peace.edu

FAQs

What's Included

  • Four (4) days of immersive fun and learning with top-notch faculty on our beautiful campus in downtown Raleigh.
  • Lunch and two snacks each day.
  • T-shirt

 

Payment Policies

Camp deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and will hold your child’s space in the camp until the balance is due on Thursday, June 15, 2023. If the remaining balance is not paid in full by the invoice deadline, your child’s seat in the camp will be canceled and offered to another camper on the waiting list. You can choose to pay the entire amount or just the non-refundable deposit upon registration. To be fair to all our valued campers and parents, no exceptions can be made to this policy.

Payment refunds (except for the non-refundable deposit) will be made up to 14 days before the start of the camp for cancellations. After that time, no refunds can be made. When camps are full, we can put you on a waiting list. Please be sure we have your current email address so that you will receive updates from us.

What Campers Should Bring

  • Water
  • Any medications, clearly labeled
  • EpiPen, if applicable
  • Pencil + Notebook
  • Masks are optional

 

College Credit Information

College credit is transferable; transcripts are available after class upon request.

Writing Music for the Screen

Faculty: Matt Hodge, MFA, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre

How do composers write music for video games, movies, and television? How is sound used in modern storytelling-based entertainment? Come find out! Whether you are an experienced musician or have never played a note, come spend the week being mentored and guided by a professional composer. You’ll learn: 

  • The fundamentals of writing music for the screen.
  • The technology used by screen composers.
  • Basic theory, composition, score study — and even music psychology. 
  • At the end of the week, you’ll show off a visual and aural presentation of original music written by the group for visual footage!

No prior music knowledge or experience is required.

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Research in Stream Ecology

Faculty: Dr. Patrick Myer, Associate Professor of Biology, and Dr. Lisa Bonner, Department Chair of Science and Mathematics

Budding biologist? Or do you love being outdoors? Join WPU biology professors in their long-term ecological study of Raleigh’s Crabtree Creek. You’ll get hands-on experience doing ecological research and immerse yourself in the world of science. In this camp you’ll: 

  • Learn the basics of ecosystems.
  • Practice the scientific method.
  • Go on field trips to the creek for hands-on research. 
  • Learn the best ways to collect macroinvertebrates and fish. 
  • Analyze water samples. 

No prior biology or field experience is necessary. 

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Sport and Fitness Testing

Faculty: Steven Capehart, Program Director of Exercise and Sports Science and Eric Schaffer, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science 

Are you an athlete or are you interested in pursuing a career in Sports Science? This camp focuses on sport and fitness testing and will introduce you to Exercise and Sports Science’s skill and fitness components. Students will receive college credit for exploring the fundamentals of fitness testing. Each student will keep a log of the various tests and analyze assessments. In this course, you will:

  • Participate in sports skills tests such as speed, agility, balance, coordination, and reaction time.
  • Learn and participate in physical fitness tests such as body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance, as well as cardiovascular endurance.
  • Learn about sports psychology and nutrition. 
  • Students will showcase their study findings in a PowerPoint presentation at the end of the camp. 

No prior knowledge of Sports Science is required.

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Explore the Sport and Fitness Studies Major

Forensic Science

Faculty: Karey Wall, Instructor of Anthropology 

Are you fascinated by True Crime? Have you envisioned yourself in the field, collecting evidence to solve murder mysteries? Then, come to WPU Forensics Camp and find the detective that resides inside you! 

This program will teach you about popular forensic topics such as blood typing, DNA, and fingerprints. Each day, you will conduct at least two labs to apply this new knowledge. You will: 

  • Analyze blood spatter, shoe impressions, fingerprints, DNA, and toxicology. 
  • Understand how popular shows such as CSI contribute to public misconceptions about forensic science.
  • Understand the importance of DNA in forensic science, with a general overview of the biochemical nature of DNA. 

On the last day of camp, you will apply the skills you have learned to collect, preserve and analyze evidence found at the crime scene. 

No prior knowledge of Forensic Science is required.

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Simulation and Game Design

Information coming soon.