VetCAMP Application and Eligibility

VetCAMP is a highly competitive summer camp with an average of 5 applications per 1 camp spot. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize the entire character count offered within their application to convey their passion for exploring veterinary medicine, their leadership/volunteer/extracurricular experiences, and their commitment to academic success. Strong VetCAMP applicants are those that display a strong ability to handle academic rigor, leadership skills and diverse extracurricular experiences, and thoughtful essay responses.

The VetCAMP 2024 application deadline is April 5th, 2024 at 5:00pm EST. No late applications will be accepted. If you experience trouble while submitting the application, the VetPAC office staff are available to assist with technical errors until 3:00pm EST Monday-Friday at 919-515-8760.

Submitting an application to VetCAMP does not guarantee acceptance. Due to the high volume of applications each year, VetCAMP completes a holistic review of all applications and selects the most competitive students based on their applicant’s demonstrated academic success, demonstrated leadership skills and diversity within extracurricular experiences, as well as thoughtful and thorough essay responses. 

Yes! VetCAMP is a highly competitive camp that cannot accommodate all applicants each year. With this in mind, VetCAMP looks favorably on reapplicants and especially looks for robust answers describing ways that students have improved their academics and demonstrated growth in their leadership roles and extracurricular activities.

Campers who attended Virtual VetCAMP 2023 are eligible to apply for in-person VetCAMP programming.

Campers who have already attended an in-person VetCAMP are ineligible to apply for VetCAMP a second time.

Each spring, the VetCAMP Application Committee conducts a holistic review of every complete application received. Application decisions are made on the basis of GPA, the strength of applicant essays, listed animal/veterinary experience, leadership experiences, and community service. While applications are reviewed as they are received, final rankings of applicants are not created until after the final application deadline has passed and all applications have been reviewed.

The tentative VetCAMP 2024 application decisions will be sent via email to all emails provided in the application on Monday April 22nd 2024 at 5:00PM EST.

Requests for early decisions cannot be accommodated as the application committee does not make final decisions until after the application closes and all applications have been reviewed.

VetCAMP 2024 accepts 40 students per week of in-person programming with a 5 person wait list.

VetCAMP accepts rising high school sophomores (age 15+) through rising college freshmen. Applicants must be 15 years or older by the first day of VetCAMP 2024 to apply.

Yes. VetCAMP is able to accommodate traveling, out-of-state, and international students through its Overnight Camp option. VetCAMP coordinates housing for any overnight campers through the University Towers Apartments on Hillsborough Street within walking distance of campus. Overnight campers will live together on the same floor with VetCAMP Overnight Counseling Staff and are provided with evening activities after camp.

VetCAMP Schedule and Cost

The VetCAMP 2024 schedule will be released in January 2024.

In-person Week 1: July 8 – July 12, 2024
In-person Week 2: July 15 – July 19, 2024

Virtual Week: June 17 – June 21, 2024

Instructions for the VetCAMP 2024 camp fee payment will be sent in the acceptance email to all selected applicants on April 22nd, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Payment for camp is due within 5 business days of the acceptance notification.

VetCAMP does not offer payment plans or scholarships for the application or camp fees.

The VetCAMP application fee is nonrefundable

VetCAMP camper fees can only be refunded within 15 days of payment. Once the cancellation deadline has passed, no refunds will be issued. 

VetCAMP coordinates housing for overnight campers through NCSU dormitories. Overnight campers will live together on the same floor with VetCAMP Overnight Counseling Staff and are provided with evening activities after camp.