NC State Livestock Science Camp

The NC State Livestock Science Camp is a residential summer camp experience for youth age 14-17 years old from June 16-21, 2019. Livestock Camp is designed to expand high school students' knowledge of the livestock and agricultural industries and related careers.

Camp Life

During the five and a half day NC State Livestock Science Camp, you will get a sneak peek of what it’s like here at NC State by staying in a

dormitory, visiting university facilities, and interacting with faculty, staff, and current CALS students.

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:

  • Visit beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goat, and horse educational units
  • Run laboratory experiments
  • Learn about meat quality assurance
  • Attend farm and meat processing tours
  • Explore the science, technology, and biotechnology of livestock industries
  • Participate in leadership activities

And most important, you’ll make many new friends from all over the state of North Carolina.


Kids work with goats

High Schoolers Experience Livestock Camp

In its first year, the week-long NC State Livestock Science Camp welcomed campers ranging in age from 14 to 18 from all corners of NC. Some lived on family farms; others had never been near a large animal.

The "Ooo's and Eww's" of Animal Agriculture

How to Apply

CALS's Carrie Pickworth at Livestock Camp. The camp is open to high school students, age 14-17, who want to learn more about the livestock industry and the potential opportunities that it could provide. No livestock background or experience is necessary, only a desire to learn!

  • Complete the online application by March 22, 2019
  • Campers will receive acceptance notification by email or mail
  • The camp is limited to 36 participants


Camp Costs

  • The cost of the camp is $800.00 and includes five (5) nights lodging on-campus, meals, field trips, and workshop materials.
  • $250 deposit* is due by April 19, 2019, if selected and the balance is due by May 4, 2019.

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

*No refunds once payment is submitted.

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


For more information, email Dr. Carrie Pickworth call 919-513-0262. Additional questions and comments can be sent to