NC State Summer Livestock Camp

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Residential summer camp experience for youth age 14-17 years old from June 17-22, 2018 through North Carolina State University Department of Animal Science

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What is the NC State Livestock Science Camp?

The summer camp is a five and a half day, five night conference designed to increase and expand the student’s understanding and knowledge about not only the livestock and agricultural industries but also the careers and disciplines related to them both. Want to know more about the camp? Please read the following article about last year’s program.

Who can attend?

Any high school student (age 14-17) with or without a livestock background, who wants to learn more about the livestock industry and the potential opportunities that it could provide are encouraged to apply to attend the camp. No experience necessary-only a desire to learn!

How do I apply?

  • Fill out the online application by March 9, 2018
  • Acceptance notification will be made by email or mail
  • Camp is limited to 36 participants

What does it cost?

The cost for the camp is $750.00

Camp fee includes your 5 nights lodging on campus, meals, field trips, and workshop materials.

Is cost a concern? Three full diversity scholarships will be available. Scholarship priority given to low income or first generation college students.

Thank you to the Department of Animal Science, NC Cattlemen’s Association, and North Carolina Pork Council for your support.

$250 deposit is due by April 6th, if selected and balance is due by May 4th, 2018. *No refunds once payment is submitted.

What’s in it for me?

During the five and a half day NC State Livestock Science Camp, you will be able to receive a sneak peek of what it’s like here at NC State by staying in a dormitory, visiting University facilities, as well as interacting with faculty, staff, and current CALS students.

Attendees will learn about the vast field of agriculture and livestock production outside of the world of veterinary medicine. You will have the chance to participate in a variety of hands on activities such as:

  • Visiting Beef and Dairy Cattle, Swine, Sheep, Goat and Horse Educational Units
  • Running laboratory experiments
  • Learning about Meat Quality Assurance
  • Farm and Meat Processing Tours
  • Science, Technology, and Biotechnology of Livestock Industries
  • Leadership Activities

And MOST importantly, you’ll make lots of new friends from all over the State of North Carolina.

Still want more information? Email Dr. Carrie Pickworth or call (919) 513-0262.