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TexTEC Camp

A day camp for high school students interested in technology, engineering and chemistry

What is TexTEC?

The application for TexTEC Camp 2024 is anticipated to open March 1.

This day camp introduces high school students interested in technology, engineering and chemistry (TEC) to the world of textiles.

Over the course of two days (July 25-26, 2024), TexTEC campers engage in hands-on learning in the Wilson College of Textiles innovative labs.

Through a series of interactive sessions, they’ll also learn about:

Plus, they’ll get to screen print their own NC State t-shirt!

Students are eligible for TexTEC if they:

  • Are a rising sophomore, junior or senior in high school,
  • Are not enrolled in the Summer Textile Exploration Program,
  • And are able to provide their own housing, as well as their own transportation to and from NC State.
    • Don’t live in the Raleigh area? Contact us for housing suggestions.

Cost and Financial Aid

TexTEC costs $45 and is payable upon acceptance. Your $45 registration fee and camp forms must be completed online. Please do not mail us a check for payment.

We will not be able to refund this fee if you cancel the week of TexTEC. Financial assistance may be available on a case by case basis. Please contact us for details.

Application Information

Applications for TexTEC are due no later than June 1 of that year. Admission selections will be rolling and campers will be informed of their acceptance starting May 1.

Acceptance is based on available space and qualifications of those applying.

TexTEC students, counselors and faculty from 2023.

Preparing to Attend

  • Thursday
    • 8-8:15 a.m.: Drop off camp participants
    • 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m.: TexTEC programming
    • 5-7 p.m.: Dinner for camp participants and guardians
  • Friday
    • 8-8:15 a.m.: Drop off camp participants
    • 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.: TexTEC programming
    • 4 p.m.: Guardians join camp participants for a closing event

In order to stay safe while in the lab, long pants and closed-toe shoes are required (plus a hair tie if you hair is long enough to use one).

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Dietary needs will be accommodated.

Contact Us

Questions? We’d love to hear from you! Email tex-summer-programs@ncsu.edu or call 919.515.6640 during normal business hours.