Summer Opportunities for Students
Published by Laurie Pender on June 18, 2018

The following Summer Camps are available to Cumberland County School students.

Lil’ Top Chef Camp
Let us whisk your kid away for an exciting culinary learning experience while school’s out this summer. These hands-on, 4-day camps will get your kids in the kitchen, learning real cooking techniques and having a blast. All camps are for ages 6-18 and are separated into elementary, middle and high school levels. The cost of the camp covers the 4-day camp, cookbook, apron, and chef hat. The camps run Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Four sessions will be offered. For more information, contact Temia Weathersby at 910.425.8181 ext. 117 or 910.224.6031. 
Lil Chef Summer Camp Registration Information and Packet

Prime Time logo - colorful ball with a white star with the words Prime Time written in blackCumberland County Schools’ Prime Time Summer Camp 2018
Featuring eight weekly themes, three locations, daily snacks, and two weekly field trips! Open to children entering 1st grade through age 12. Prime Time Summer Camp will be held at C. Wayne Collier, Mary McArthur, and Howard Hall elementary schools. Camp will run June 11 – August 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AM Extended Care and PM Extended Care will be available for an additional fee. For more information call 910.678.2451 or register online at

Get prices, themes and additional information in the CCS’ Prime Time Summer Camp Flyer.

The Cumberland County Schools and the Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center are sponsoring the Cumberland County Coding Camp! This camp is open to Cumberland County Schools’ students ages 12-17 and is completely FREE for students! Materials and supplies will be provided along with lunch and snacks.

Students will have the opportunity to experience game, music, sound, sports, and fashion design and a variety of other topics in coding and computer science as they watch their work come to life.

Specific dates, times, locations, and age ranges for each session are listed below. The completed Coding Camp Application is required for participation. Slots are limited! Sign up early to secure your place. Transportation may be provided upon request if students live within a district radius of the campsite.

June 25-29, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Old Wilmington Road Neighborhood Resource Center
229 Lincoln Drive
12-15 years
*Registration Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018

July 9-13, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Smith Recreation  Center
1520 Slater Avenue
12-15 years
*Registration Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018

July 16-20, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cliffdale Recreation Center
6404 Cliffdale Road
15-17 years
*Registration Deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018

*Please note the registration deadline for each session.


Summer Band and Orchestra Workshops Offered

The Arts Education Program of Cumberland County Schools is pleased to offer two summer workshops for band and orchestra students. The summer music workshops are open to all band and orchestra students in grades five through twelve, who have successfully completed one year of instruction.

The workshops are designed to provide challenging opportunities for instrumental students to enhance their knowledge of music within an ability-level group experience. Cost for either workshop is $50.00. Students and parents will need to arrange daily transportation.

The Summer Band Workshop is planned for Monday-Thursday, June 18-21 at Gray’s Creek High School from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily.

The Summer Orchestra Workshop is planned for Monday-Thursday, June 18-28 (excluding Friday, June 22) at Jack Britt High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon daily.

For more information, please speak with your band or orchestra teachers or call the Arts Education office at 678-2622. Workshop registration forms may be received from your band or orchestra teacher or from the Cumberland County School Arts Education website at

Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.

FTCC Summerscapes
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is offering Summerscapes classes for kids from June-August. Class offerings include but are not limited to: academics, art, cooking, gardening and outdoor fun, technology, and so much more. FTCC can offer these self-supporting courses only during the summer, so take advantage of these enjoyable, inexpensive learning opportunities for your child. Students ages 10-16 may participate.

Summerscapes Curriculum – Class Schedule

Visit the website to find out more about registering your child for Summerscapes at FTCC.

FTCC 2018 Summer Curriculum Courses
To be eligible for FTCC summer classes, students must be current juniors and seniors and must see their high school counselors to register.

FTCC 2018 Summer Curriculum – Class Schedule

2018 Biomedical Science Summer Camp (High School)
The Fayetteville State University 2018 Biomedical Science Summer Camp (BSSC) will be held Sunday, June 17 through Friday, June 22.   The aim of the residential, one-week summer camp is to enhance students’ critical thinking skills in math, biomedical sciences, and technology.  Campers will be involved in intensive hands-on,  enrichment and team building activities.  Additionally, the camp will take a day-long field trip to learn more about the applications of Biomedical Science.  Finally, students take a comprehensive examination of materials covered throughout the week at the end of the camp. The culmination of the camp is the Closing Ceremony, where campers will make presentations on what they learned during the week. Family and Friends are invited.  The cost of the camp per student is $350,  which includes the $50 application/ processing fee.  The Application/Processing fee is waived for all payments made in full by May 1, 2018.  Housing and meals are provided to camp participants.

2018 Biomedical Science Summer Camp Application

AIG Summer Enrichment (Third Grade)
The Amazing Race: AIG Style Race around the globe researching clues and completing individual and team tasks while learning more about the language, culture, and geography of various continents.  
June 18–21, 2018, Monday – Thursday 
Location: Walker-Spivey Elementary School
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2018
Space is Limited; register early!

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Summer Enrichment Third Grade Brochure/Application

AIG Summer Enrichment (4th & 5th Grades)
All interested 4th – and 5th-grade AIG students are eligible to participate in the AIG Summer Enrichment program. Students will select three (3) courses that they prefer and are guaranteed at least one (1) of these choices. 

“Robo Mania!” Imagine It, Engineer It and Make It Go!
Design, build, program and test robots using the Lego Mindstorms building system. Develop creativity and problem-solving skills along with other important math and science knowledge.

Games for the Brain
Creative, exciting, innovative, and stimulating games to challenge critical thinking, deductive reasoning, strategic planning, and much more. Come and have some fun using your brain.

A crime has occurred at camp and we need your help!! As a Crime Scene Investigator, you will be tasked with solving the mystery through scientific observation, sample examination, analysis, lab work, testing, interviews, and fieldwork. 

Enter the professor’s laboratory to experience icky, bubbling, slimy, gooey, hands-on science experiences for the “young chemist”. Participants will discover the world of matter, it’s
physical and chemical properties, and the “boom – bang” effect of chemical reactions!

Explore the science of electricity while creating circuits to power fans, flying saucers, sirens, radios, and light shows that pulsate to music.

Thread Art: When Math and Art Collide:
What do a hammer and nails, knots, shapes, and line designs have in common? They are all ways you can express your creativity through math and art. Learn to use a hammer and nails to create cool name boards with string, tie knots to create friendship bracelets, crochet fun shapes, and so much more! Leave with an awesome piece of art to show off to your family and friends.

Invent, Create and Video
Put your imagination to work and invent one of a kind video games with Bloxels, create your own movie using green screen technology and complete robotic missions using coding programming.

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Summer Enrichment Fourth and Fifth Grades Brochure/Application

iD Tech Held at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, and More!
iD Tech is the #1 summer STEM program for kids and teens! Ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Weeklong summer programs held at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, Queens University, Davidson, Stanford, MIT, and 150+ universities nationwide. This summer, your child can explore a prestigious campus, make new friends as they master new tech skills, and join a community of 350,000 alumni.


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