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 one of four immersive camps
  • Research in Stream Ecology (Biology)
  • Rock the Audition (Musical Theatre) NO LONGER ENROLLING
  • Game Design and Development with Unity (Simulation & Game Design) NO LONGER ENROLLING
  • Design for a Better World (Communication) NO LONGER ENROLLING

Scroll down for full descriptions of each camp.

Start your summer off right with academic summer camps at WPU

Important Dates
  • Camp Runs Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Registration Opens Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Important Details
  • Camp Fee: $400 (WPU faculty and staff rate: $350)
  • Ages: Rising 9th – 12th grades
  • Earn One (1) College Credit from William Peace University

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 9th at 4:00 p.m. You may also choose to pay the full fee at the time of registration. In the payment window, put “William Peace University” as the Organization Name and enter “2017” as the invoice number.

    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

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

Rock Your Audition*

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

Learn how to rock your theatre audition with this four-day camp at William Peace University led by some of the Raleigh theatre community’s best. Receive sustained training in four key areas: acting, singing, dancing, and improvisation. Improve your stage presence, choose the right song, learn choreography quickly, and more.

Meet Dr. Newhouse


Game Design and Development with Unity*

Faculty: Justin Johnson
Camp size: 12 students, maximum

Learn how to design and develop games using the Unity game engine. Campers will learn basic programming concepts along with how to implement graphics and audio. By the end of the week, campers will have created a simple game that can be shared on PC, web, or mobile!

Explore SGD at WPU

Meet Professor Johnson

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

The WPU Communication Program provides students with the tools to become creative doers and thinkers 

Design for a Better World*

Faculty: Neill Prewitt
Camp size: 12 students, maximum

Over the course of four days, you and your team will design a solution to a real-world problem. Learn the process of design thinking that designers use to create solutions to our greatest challenges. Experience the interdisciplinary role design plays in connecting industries and sectors of our society. Present your design at the end of the week, and learn from the ways your peers have designed differently.

EXPLORE Communication AT WPU

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Pay For Camp

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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 9th at 4:00 p.m. 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.