Summer Camps

William Peace University Summer Camps offer immersive learning experiences in biology, design, musical theater, and simulation & game design with leading experts in their fields.

Come to our beautiful campus in downtown Raleigh for our immersive learning experiences. Small camp sizes mean you get individualized attention from the brilliant faculty leading the camps. This one-credit hour camp will get you started in earning credit toward your college degree!

Choose from the following concentrations:

  • Biology Camp
  • Exercise and Sport Science Camp
  • Musical Theatre Camp
  • Podcasting Camp (Communications)
  • Simulation & Game Design Camp
WPU students test simulation and game design equipment.

Start your summer off right with academic summer camps at WPU

Registration Instructions

  • Complete My Registration Form
  • Pay My Deposit
    To complete registration, you must also pay a $200 nonrefundable deposit. The balance for the camp is due by Friday, June 15, 2018. You may also choose to pay the full fee at the time of registration.


    All parents should us the ID number: 75411 when submitting a payment.

    Pay My Deposit

  • Complete My Waiver Form
    All parents/guardians must submit a signed waiver for their camper(s). Please download the waiver here and sign and return electronically before the beginning of camp to: Please put your camper’s full name and the word waiver in the subject line.

    Download My Waiver Form

Important Details
  • Camp Dates & Times: July 16-19, 2018; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Payment Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Camp Fee: $400 (WPU faculty and staff rate: $350)
  • Ages: Rising 9th – 12th grades
  • Earn one (1) college credit from William Peace University

WPU students and professors are working to help clean the local environment

Research in Stream Ecology

Faculty: Dr. Lisa Bonner & Dr. Patrick Myer
Camp size: 15 students, maximum

Get hands-on experience doing ecological research in Raleigh’s Crabtree Creek. Work with leading experts who have been studying it for decades and immerse yourself in the exciting world of science. Collect samples on field trips to Crabtree Creek, analyze water samples in the lab, interpret your data and learn to report and present it.

Explore Biology at WPU

Meet Dr. BonnerMeet Dr. Myer

Experience Exercise and Sport Science

Faculty: Dr. Elizabeth Lange
Camp size: 12 students

Jump into exercising the mind and body! Come experience Exercise and Sport Science through hands-on learning in exercise, nutrition, sport management, personal fitness, and sport psychology. Through active programming, you will examine the field of exercise and sport science, including physical activity, nutrition, fitness, sport psychology, sport management, and team development realms.

A mix of classroom discussions, exercise, leadership activities, and hands-on experience in the ESS LAB will aid you in exploring the human body and mind through a sport science lens.

Explore ESS at WPU

Meet Dr. Lange

WPU Exercise and Sport Science students Tour Carolina Hurricanes & NCFC

From Script to Stage

Faculty: Dr. Wade Newhouse, Matt Hodge
Camp size: 12 students, maximum

Do you want to write an original play? Do you want to star in a play written by your friends? Do both in one week! “From Script to Stage” gives you one-on-one instruction in writing dramatic theatre and then gives you the chance to bring someone else’s play to life by studying the details that make theatre immersive. Faculty members are not only experienced teachers but professional artists.

Meet Dr. Newhouse

Meet Professor Hodge


Sounds of Summer in the City

Faculty: Dr. Kate Maddalena
Camp size: 12 students

Experience the capital city in a whole new way. In Sounds of Summer in the City, you’ll produce a podcast for broadcast—scripting, recording, producing, and publishing. Explore the sonic scenery of summer in downtown Raleigh, add to your media production skillset, and collect a shareable sound file for your professional portfolio.

Explore Communication at WPU

Meet Dr. Maddalena

Sound and Music for Games

Faculty: Justin Johnson & Matt Hodge 
Camp size: 15 students, maximum

Some of the most popular video games are known not only for their characters but their distinct sounds. Sound and Music for Games will focus on audio production for games including sound effects and music. Campers will work with premade assets to build a game demo and implement audio. No music experience is necessary. Campers will not only learn how to create sound effects and music but also how to find royalty free samples and tie the audio files to gameplay.

Explore SGD at WPU

Meet Professor Johnson

Meet Professor Hodge

Art & Design for Games

Faculty: Justin Johnson
Camp size: 15 students, maximum

Want to play video games for a living? “Art and Design for Games” camp is your first step to a life that’s all fun and games! In this camp, you’ll learn about art and design production for video games by going through the process and creating their artwork. The focus will be placed on ideation, concepting, and final asset creation. Campers will be able to work in 2D (Photoshop) or 3D (Maya & Photoshop) and learn how to get their work into Unity, an industry-leading game engine.

Explore SGD at WPU

Meet Professor Johnson

SGD students at WPU are building virtual reality experiences like no other university in the area

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Camp Information

  • 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
    • Excursion to downtown Raleigh

  • What Campers Should Bring

    • Water
    • Any medications, clearly labeled
    • EpiPen, if applicable
    • Sunscreen (for biology camp)
    • Socks and athletic shoes (for biology camp)

  • 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 Friday, June 15, 2018. If the remaining balance is not paid in full by the invoice deadline, your child’s seat in the camp will be cancelled 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. In order 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.

  • Camp Policies
    Accommodations Policy

    William Peace University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you have a request for accommodation, please email: at least one week prior to the start of the camp.

    Camper’s Agreement

    As a summer camp participant, I promise to:

    1. Treat my fellow campers and staff with kindness, respect, and cooperation in my words and actions at all times and NOT use bullying words or behavior or disrupt the camp experience of others (review all information on bullying and related consequences below).
    2. Seek help from my camp director and staff in resolving conflict especially if it is something I do not feel I can resolve on my own.
    3. Respect the property of the university buildings as well as other people’s property
    4. Notify my camp director or staff immediately if I witness a violation of this policy.