Summer Camps

William Peace University Summer Camps offer immersive learning experiences in a variety of disciplines 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:

  • Archaeology Boot Camp
  • Documenting Downtown Raleigh
  • Music Technology & Writing Music
  • Research in Stream Ecology
  • Sports and Spirituality in Pursuit of Human Happiness – A Design-Thinking Approach

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Start your summer off right with academic summer camps at 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 Monday, June 15, 2020. You may also choose to pay the full fee at the time of registration.

    NOTE

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

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  • 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: summercamps@peace.edu. Please put your camper’s full name and the word waiver in the subject line.

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Important Details
  • Camp Dates & Times: July 13-16, 2020; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Payment Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2020
  • Camp Fee: $400 (WPU faculty and staff rate: $350)
  • Ages: Rising 9th – 12th grades
  • Earn one (1) college credit from William Peace University

Archaeology Boot Camp

Faculty: Xandra Daniels, Assistant Professor of Communications
Camp size: 15 students, maximum

Are you ready to get dirty? Think you want to be an archaeologist? Here is your chance to try it out! Learn practical skills in mapping and compass orientation, take part in a real excavation, and discover if you have what it takes to explore the unknown! See how data and discovery can reveal the secrets of past civilizations.

Explore Anthropology MAJOR at WPU

Meet MS. Xandra Daniels

Documenting Downtown Raleigh

Faculty: Marti Maguire, Assistant Professor of Communications and Justin Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communications and Simulation Game Design
Camp size: 12 students

Learn about Raleigh’s development while creating a multimedia website that sheds light on the changing face of Downtown Raleigh. Students will hone their skills in research and writing for publication, as well as creating multimedia content for podcasts, videos, and interactive graphics.

Explore Communications MAJOR at WPU

Meet MS. Marti Maguire
Meet Mr. Justin Johnson

Music Technology & Writing Music

Faculty: Matt Hodge, MFA, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre
Camp size: 15 students, maximum

This immersive camp will mentor students in the art of contemporary songwriting/composing while simultaneously teaching them how to navigate the world of music technology being used in media today (movies, television, Broadway, videogames, radio, etc.). Students will experience hands-on learning of music technology while simultaneously learning the craft of writing music. By the end of the camp, students will have worked together to write an original music composition/song that will be performed/presented live!

No prior music knowledge or experience required. Students at all levels are welcome.

EXPLORE Musical Theatre MAJOR at WPU

Meet MR. Matt Hodge

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 MAJOR at WPU

Meet Dr. BonnerMeet Dr. Myer

Sports and Spirituality in Pursuit of Human Happiness – A Design Thinking Approach

Faculty: Dr. Christopher Born
Camp size: 15 students, maximum

Someone once said: “You can learn everything you need to know about life through the sport of baseball.” Have you felt the same? Why do games and sports have such influence and passion on humans throughout history? Do games and spirituality try to achieve the same outcomes? Join WPU faculty and fellow students as you explore the role of sports, games, and spirituality in the pursuit of human happiness and connection. Students will participate in and seek out experiences of flow and meditation, collective effervescence, new insights and then embark on a design-thinking approach to develop their own activities and findings that they can test out on their classmates.

How does Lebron James use a meditation app to achieve his incredible success on the court? Join this camp to find out!

Explore Experiential + Immersive Learning at WPU

Meet Dr. Christopher Born

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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 + hat (for Archaeology + Sport camp)
    • Extra change of clothes (for Ecology camp)
    • Lightweight clothing/long sleeve shirt + pants (for Archaeology camp)
    • Pencil + Notebook (Music Technology + Writing Music)

  • 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 Monday, June 15, 2020. 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: summercamps@peace.edu 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.