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NC State Livestock Science Camp

Designed for high school students, 15-18 years old, the summer camp experience expands their knowledge of the livestock and agricultural industries and related careers.

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,15-18 years old, 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. 

Camp Costs

The virtual camp program with registration costs $125 for participants and includes four days of virtual programming (demonstrations, tours, laboratory experiments, and more). (No refunds after receipt of payment.) The one-day hands-on workshop will be an additional $75 (includes lunch).