NC State Livestock Science Camp

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What Is Livestock Science Camp?

The NC State University Livestock Science Camp is a summer camp experience for youth 15-18 years old. It is designed to expand high school students’ knowledge of the livestock and agricultural industries and related careers.

The 2021 Livestock Science Camp is going VIRTUAL June 28–July 1, 2021, with a potential 1-day, hands-on workshop July 2 or 3, 2021 (COVID-19 guideline pending). The camp will include 4-day interactive virtual programming from approximately 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday–Thursday.

Camp Life

During the NC State virtual Livestock Science Camp, youth will engage with NC State students, faculty, and staff to explore Animal Science.

You will learn about the vast field of agriculture and livestock production outside of the world of veterinary medicine and participate in many hands-on activities, including:

  • Virtual visits to the beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goat, and horse educational units
  • Run laboratory experiments, at home
  • Virtually attend farm and industry tours and hear from industry guests
  • Explore the science, technology, and biotechnology of livestock industries
  • Participate in leadership activities

And you’ll make many new friends from all over North Carolina.

How To Apply

The camp is open to high school students, age 15-18, who want to learn more about the livestock industry and potential career opportunities. No livestock background or experience is necessary, only a desire to learn.

Applicants will receive notification of acceptance and follow-up details for registration packets and payment by email. The camp is limited to 60 participants. Please apply by April 1, 2021.

Applications are available via this Google Form

Camp Cost

The virtual camp program with registration cost $125  for selected participants and includes 4 days of virtual programming (demonstrations, tours, laboratory experiments, and more) (No refunds after receipt of payment) The 1-day, hands-on workshop will be an additional $75 (includes lunch) (Due at a later date, COVID-19 guideline pending). Scholarships ARE available but you should contact Carrie Pickworth for more information.


For more information, email Carrie Pickworth or call 919-513-0262. Have a question or comment? Email

***Originally published by Dr. Carrie Pickworth, NC State University Department of Animal Science.***

Written By

Jamie Warner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJamie WarnerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock and Forestry Call Jamie E-mail Jamie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Montgomery County Center
Updated on Feb 23, 2021
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